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Enjoy al fresco dining
Entering this stylish detached charming cottage
Relax on the comfy sofas and perhaps watch a great film or programe on the Smart TV
Enjoy cosy nights in front of the roaring wood burner
Spacious lovely lounge
Looking out from inside
Beutiful light and bright bedroom
Lovely comfy king-size bed
Looking out from inside
Spacious well-equipped kitchen
Fresh Milk from the local farm
Cook up a storm
Enjoy dining in
Looking out from inside
Fantastic shower room
Sip and enjoy a beverage in front of Drochil Castle
Views towards this charming detached cottage
Views directly from the cottage's enclosed garden towards Drochil Castle
View toards the rear of the property
The massive ruins of the historical Drochil Castle
Enjoy the amazing valley views
Approach to the property
Nestled amid 1200 acres of a working beef and sheep grassland farm
Enjoy a pawfect holiday
1 / 24  Enjoy al fresco dining
2 / 24  Entering this stylish detached charming cottage
3 / 24  Relax on the comfy sofas and perhaps watch a great film or programe on the Smart TV
4 / 24  Enjoy cosy nights in front of the roaring wood burner
5 / 24  Spacious lovely lounge
6 / 24  Looking out from inside
7 / 24  Beutiful light and bright bedroom
8 / 24  Lovely comfy king-size bed
9 / 24  Looking out from inside
10 / 24  Spacious well-equipped kitchen
11 / 24  Fresh Milk from the local farm
12 / 24  Cook up a storm
13 / 24  Enjoy dining in
14 / 24  Looking out from inside
15 / 24  Fantastic shower room
16 / 24  Sip and enjoy a beverage in front of Drochil Castle
17 / 24  Views towards this charming detached cottage
18 / 24  Views directly from the cottage's enclosed garden towards Drochil Castle
19 / 24  View toards the rear of the property
20 / 24  The massive ruins of the historical Drochil Castle
21 / 24  Enjoy the amazing valley views
22 / 24  Approach to the property
23 / 24  Nestled amid 1200 acres of a working beef and sheep grassland farm
24 / 24  Enjoy a pawfect holiday

The Castles Cottage

Peebles (6mls NW), Scottish Borders
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing on site / nearby
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stylish detached cottage nestled amid 1200 acres of a working beef and sheep grassland farm
  • Located directly adjacent to the massive ruins of the historic Drochil Castle
  • Amazing walking and cycling routes directly from the cottage with the Pentland Hills close at hand
Property code: 62990

Romantically located beside the ruins of Drochil Castle, this stone cottage is a lovely countryside bolthole for a couple. The property is set amidst a friendly working farm, where you can help feed the lambs and explore the tracks around the land. The local market town of Peebles is 8.5 miles away, so you can stock up on supplies and enjoy a meal out together, before returning to the cottage.

The property is single-storey, so no stairs for tired feet after a day out walking. Inside, the décor is homely and stylish, the neutral colours and tones of the living spaces complementing the rural surroundings. A highlight of the cottage is the wood burner in the lounge, perfect for chillier evenings.

Leave coats and shoes in the large vestibule at the front of the property, and head into the kitchen/diner to put any clothes in need of a refresh into the washing machine. Prepare dinner together and set the table for a romantic meal. When the plates have been cleared away, use the table to lay out maps and guidebooks to plan your next adventure. In the elegantly decorated lounge, light the fire and curl up on the sofas in front of the Smart TV, with a hot drink or a dram on the coffee table. When it’s time for bed, enjoy a hot shower and then snuggle down in the bright king-size bedroom. Both the lounge and the bedroom also feature handy USB points, so keeping your devices charged is no hassle.

The enclosed garden wraps around the property. In the daytime, dine alfresco and look across to the high walls of the castle, while at nighttime wrap up and sit back to gaze at the stars.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine
  • Farm activities - guests are welcome to help feed the lambs and explore the farmland through the established tracks
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Ample private enclosed off-road parking
  • Fully enclosed Garden
  • 2 dogs welcome – please make sure dogs are kept on a leash, when exploring the direct countryside on the farm due to livestock
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 miles
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Private water supply
  • Please note that charging electric vehicles via the property mains is strictly forbidden
  • Nearest charge point is in West Linton which is10 minutes away
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Nearby Peebles is the perfect place for a day out if you don't want to stray too far. Take a stroll together along the banks of the River Tweed and through the park, or visit some of the town's attractions, including a theatre, the Tweeddale Museum and Gallery, and the John Buchan Story Museum. Just outside the town, Kailzie Gardens (11 miles) has a walled garden and woodland to explore, as well as a cafe and seasonal osprey viewing.

For walks and trails amid stunning scenery, the Pentland Hills Regional Park (9 miles) has a variety of routes for all abilities, so make sure to bring your hiking boots. Dawyck Botanic Garden (9 miles) is a must see whether you're an avid gardener or simply love the outdoors and nature at its most beautiful. There are plants and flowers from around the world to marvel at, and there is a cafe and gift shop on site too, so you can spend a leisurely day together in the Scottish sunshine.

The historic market town of Lanark (22 miles) has a range of independents shops and cafes, and a mile away is New Lanark (23 miles), a World Heritage Site where you can discover an 18th-century mill village and wander down to the romantic beauty spot the Falls of Clyde. Scotland's beautiful capital city, Edinburgh, is also only a 21-mile drive from the property.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 43 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Roy 5th July 2024

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Lovely cottage and great location , love the view of the castle and being surrounded by the animals and nature , quality equipment and great welcome pack. Will be back soon.

Reviewed by Nick 15th June 2024

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The cottage was in a peaceful area about 10 mins or so from Peebles. The property was very nicely presented and had a very homely feel to it with comfortable furnishings and good decor. The place was very clean and warm and had all the facilities you could really need. Our dog thoroughly enjoyed the fully enclosed garden around the property. We wouRead moreld highly recommend The Horseshoe Inn just north of Peebles. It has a separate area if you are taking a dog. The food & staff are great. Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 7th June 2024

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Lovey cottage, well presented with a good range of equipment/furniture. A real home from home to relax and unwind in. Enclosed garden neat and tidy, very safe for dogs. Great welcome pack and treats from owners who were most helpful and approachable. Important to remember that the cottage is on a working farm, bringing with it the associated smellsRead more and noises e.g. livestock, tractors and sheep dogs which your canine friends may initially find strange and unsettling. Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 24th May 2024

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Beautiful cottage in a beautiful place in the Borders. Owners very friendly and helpful, the cottage is extremely well equipped owners have thought of everything. Would recommend to everyone.

Reviewed by Stephanie 20th May 2024

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This property is superb for couples who like to be away from it all. It is located on a farm. The nearest town is at least a 10 minute drive away. The cottage is extremely well equipped and is very comfortable. It is one of the best we've ever stayed in. If we're back in the area we'd definitely try to stay here again.

Reviewed by Victoria 3rd May 2024

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Outstanding cottage, beautifully presented and well stocked. Incredible welcome package on arrival and the hosts couldn't do enough for you - came to say hello and make recommendations on where to visit.

Reviewed by Gary 29th March 2024

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This is an amazing cottage. Despite being a one bedroom cottage, it is very spacious, extremely clean and has high quality equipment with everything needed for a stress free holiday. Ann and David are lovely hosts who clearly know how to make your holiday special. The welcome pack is the most generous we have experienced and just kept giving AlthouRead moregh on a working farm, the cottage is peaceful with a fantastic view of the castle. The garden is secure. Our two terriers loved it. We will be back Hide

Reviewed by Aleksandra 23rd March 2024

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Highly recommend, lovely quiet well furnished, highly quality accommodation. We had lovely stay and will definitely be coming back

Reviewed by Andy 15th March 2024

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Cottage is like home from home everything you need for a relaxing week in a beautiful location have been to this area before and hopefully will be visiting again. The owners seem to have thought about everything we could have needed. Great place to stay.

Reviewed by Christopher 1st March 2024

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Outstanding! From a lovely greeting upon arrival to the fantastic walks around such a beautiful place, this holiday was brilliant. Very nicely presented cottage and grounds. As this is a working farm there are alot of goings on but we found no issues. Very comfortable and spacious bed with good quality furnishings. Homemade cake upon arrival along Read morewith fresh bread and milk made this stay extra special Hide

Reviewed by Yvonne 23rd February 2024

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An exceptional cottage, fully equipped with everything you require for a relaxing enjoyable holiday. Spacious airey rooms that are beautifully furnished, including a comfortable relaxing settee. The view from the sitting room looking onto the castle is breathtaking, a real money shot. The bed is very comfortable and spacious too. Location is brilliRead moreant. Absolutely loved our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 17th November 2023

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Had a very relaxing week in The Castles Cottage. Despite the wet, cold November weather the cottage was very cosy and comfortable with great amenities. The garden is fully enclosed and ideal for the dog and the neighbouring castle adds to the stunning location. The cottage is very handy for Peebles, which has lots of interesting shops and food and Read morethere are lots of walks in the surrounding area. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 10th November 2023

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We had a lovely weekend at The Castle Cottage! The Cottage was warm and welcoming and the welcome pack and cake were a fabulous treat to arrive to. The cottage has everything you would need for the stay. We will definitely visit again and recommend to family and friends.

Reviewed by Angela 6th October 2023

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Perfection cannot be improved on. The cottage feels like our second home. Mrs Black you have a wonderful cottage. We can't wait to come back. Simply the best.

Reviewed by Sarah 29th September 2023

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Wonderful holiday again in the lovely cottage. Second time in a year and never disappoints. Thank you so much we will be back!

Reviewed by Graham 22nd September 2023

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We had a wonderful stay at castles cottage. It is well equipped, clean, comfortable and a home from home . We were blown away by all the tasty goodies too which is a lovely touch and we were given a warm welcome from Ann and David. The scenery and surrounding areas are spectacular with lots of interesting places to visit, we thoroughly enjoyed our Read morestay in the Scottish Borders. Hide

Reviewed by Andy 15th September 2023

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Lovely little cottage with all you could wish for a great stay, lovely enclosed garden for relaxing and for dog to explore, very clean and excellent attention to detail and had all amenities of being at home. Owner Ann popped by to welcome us and make sure we had everything. Nice friendly visits from the farm dogs to say hello to our dog and us. BeRead moreautiful area to explore we will return Hide

Reviewed by Michael 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by KATHLEEN 1st September 2023

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Excellent accommodation for relaxation. Made welcome by hosts and very happy farm dogs. Was lovely to be on staying on a working farm again. Welcome pack provided by hosts was all look produce and very enjoyable.

Reviewed by Stephen 18th August 2023

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This cottage is a gem. It was so comfortable and in a beautiful setting, a perfect base to explore the Scottish Borders. The owners were extremely welcoming and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Markus 28th July 2023

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We had a very, very wonderful stay at The Castles Cottage, Drochil Castle Farm B & B: The house is extremely loveley, everything inside and outside is perfect, if you like cooking, nothing is missed. The hospitality of the hosts Anne and David is outstanding wonderfull. We enjoyed our time so much and we were realy sad to leave. The landscape is maRead morervelous, Peebles is a nice little village where you get allmost everything. Perfect holidays - we would like to come back once!!! Christiane & Markus Hide

Reviewed by Nicole 30th June 2023

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We had an enjoyable stay at Castles Cottage on Drochil Castle Farm. It was comfortable & well equipped. The host was very helpful. Set in a beautiful location next door to the ruins of Drochil Castle. The enclosed garden was perfect for a large dog. We would stay there again if in the area.

Reviewed by Andrew 23rd June 2023

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Reviewed by David 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by Karen 26th May 2023

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A very well equipped cottage with a far superior welcome pack, tea bags, chocolate biscuits and double yolked egg, just to name a few. The setting is beautiful and peaceful apart from the crows in the castle. Beautiful walks along the River Tweed from Peebles and lovely food in the Crown and dog friendly. Thank you for our stay

Reviewed by Gillian 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Patricia 21st April 2023

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Superb holiday and ideal cottage for a quiet relaxing break . Good location for visiting all other Border Towns

Reviewed by Fraser 2nd April 2023

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Absolutely lovely stay in very comfortable and well equipped cottage. The owner is very friendly and the welcome pack and delicious home baking was much appreciated. We would definitely recommend this to others who like peace and quiet in lovely surroundings.

Reviewed by Ian 25th March 2023

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Reviewed by Donna 7th March 2023

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A beautiful well kept cottage ,which contained everything you could possibly need ,our dog Thor really enjoyed the outdoor space and the conversations with the farms six border collies who came to visit every morning ,all in all a wonderful place in a picturesque part of the country ,we will be back to see Ann and David in the near future Donna AndRead morerew and Thor Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 24th February 2023

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What a beautiful place to stay, really cosy and well equipped. Our dogs loved it too, and hosts were so friendly. It is a working farm with livestock and farm dogs but this made it more interesting and garden is completely enclosed. So totally safe. Peebles near by and not far from Edinburgh and lovely walks all around. Beautifully decorated, fab wRead moreelcome pack and overall fab place to stay. Well be back many times! Hide

Reviewed by Jo 17th February 2023

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We had a fantastic week at the cottage. Mr and Mrs Black were super friendly and couldnt do enough to help. The cottage is super warm and cosy and superbly equipped and the welcome pack was delicious. Would highly recommend for a quiet retreat away in the lovely Scottish Borders. We will most definitely be back.

Reviewed by Mark 13th February 2023

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Reviewed by Janet 13th January 2023

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We had a great weekend, we wanted a quite retreat in a beautiful setting and this cottage delivered. A lovely warm welcome and a little basket of treats were a bonus and we loved our morning visit from the Border Collies. Thank you :)

Reviewed by Kerr 30th December 2022

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Beautiful property, immaculately clean. Photos of the cottage are lovely but they dont do it justice. Good quality furnishings throughout. Thoughtful welcome pack and beautifully decorated for Christmas. Lovely picture postcard view of the Castle ruin through the living room patio doors. Very friendly owners, we had no issues so didnt need to contaRead morect them. Peaceful environment even although its on a working farm. Our dog loved his time at the cottage. Would recommend to family and friends. Hide

Reviewed by Danielle 22nd December 2022

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Absolutely beautiful location, very quiet and the house had everything and more. So clean and Mrs Black went above and beyond for us, even leaving a few welcome treats. We especially loved the house decorated for our Xmas stay!

Reviewed by Reg 25th November 2022

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Difficult to suggest any improvements. Ann met us at 7pm, had log fire lit, heating on, nice welcome pack. Great location, walks on the doorstep, lovely and quiet (even with the cows in shed. Our 2 German Shepherds loved the area, didn't get on too well with the farm dogs though..... Lol. We rarely go back to the same cottage, this will be our exceRead moreption. Thank you for making our stay so comfortable and enjoyable. Reg & Sue Atkinson. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 11th November 2022

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A really lovely cottage with a great backdrop of the castle. Ann has thought of everything equipment wise, and we were short of nothing

Reviewed by Alisha 9th November 2022

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We stayed for two nights - absolutely loved the place. Found it to be well equipped, with all the amenities we needed for our short stay. We hope to come back and stay longer in future. Communication from Ann was great and we had a welcome pack and a fire waiting for us - just perfect!

Reviewed by Angela 7th October 2022

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Reviewed by Joanne 19th August 2022

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We received a friendly, warm welcome and a lovely welcome tray. The cottage itself was very clean and tidy. However it had a vast amount of flies in it. As the week went on and with persistent swatting the flies were greatly reduced. The cottage is well equipped and in a beautiful location. The garden is large and very secure for dogs. Be aware theRead more farm dogs were not particularly friendly to our dogs and at times l would say they were aggressive and one dag jumps into the garden to leave a . Hide

Reviewed by Claire 6th August 2022

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Reviewed by James 30th July 2022

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Brilliant little cottage, very well equipped, in a fantastic secluded location. The secure, private garden all the way around the property was much appreciated - by our dogs as much as ourselves. An excellent base if you like walking or cycling, or just somewhere to relax. Will gladly return in future.

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Enjoy al fresco dining
Entering this stylish detached charming cottage
Relax on the comfy sofas and perhaps watch a great film or programe on the Smart TV
Enjoy cosy nights in front of the roaring wood burner
Spacious lovely lounge
Looking out from inside
Beutiful light and bright bedroom
Lovely comfy king-size bed
Looking out from inside
Spacious well-equipped kitchen
Fresh Milk from the local farm
Show 12 moreCook up a storm

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