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The Old Larder

Innerleithen, Scottish Borders
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Four Poster
Electric vehicle charging
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautifully styled property set within 5000 acres of privately-owned estate in the Scottish Borders
  • Original features including stone-flagged flooring, vaulted brick ceilings and stone staircase
  • Open-plan layout with a warming wood burner and antique furnishings
Property code: CA360

Surrounded by the glorious scenery of the Scottish Borders, this elegant property sits in a wing of the 1850s built Glen house, boasting 5000 acres of estate land and stunning original features.

This fascinating and unique house brings together modern design, country detail, and the stunning surroundings of the Glen Estate. Built in the 1850s, the house is an impressive example of Scots Baronial style, with turreted walls and gables, nestled in 5,000 acres of rolling park and moorland amid the atmospheric Scottish Borders.

From the centuries-old stone walls that surround the gardens to the flagged floors and vaulted ceilings, this property is a romantic hideaway that will make you feel like you’re living in a fairy tale.

Inside, the rooms have been elegantly and lovingly designed. The first stop is the open-plan living space, with a seating and dining area perfect for socialising together at the end of a day’s exploring. This room opens out via a pair of French doors to a cobbled courtyard and is located next to the kitchen, which is an unusual space with an exposed curved brick ceiling.

Head upstairs to find a lovely gallery space, a perfect pitstop to catch your breath or read some Scottish history. Continue through into your bedrooms: a four-poster double is your master, complete with en-suite shower room, and a sweet twin also has its own bathroom, so there’ll be no fighting in the mornings.

Outside, experience the wonders that the Scottish Borders has to offer, all within the grounds of the estate. Beside the property, a shared cobbled courtyard and garden overlooking the sweeping lawns and with woodland habitats and bubbling streams are just a walk away.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite shower room, 1 en-suite bathroom
  • 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Cobbled courtyard with garden furniture
  • Private entrance and parking
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome – restricted to ground floor only, dog bedding not provided
  • Please note no giant dogs are allowed
  • Seasonal trout fishing and use of the fitness centre available by arrangement with the estate
  • Shops and restaurants within 4 miles
  • EV charge point is available
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • Arrival: 16:00 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 £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

You can lose yourself in the acres of the Glen Estate grounds themselves. Hills, woodland, moorland and even lochs, as well as romantic gardens and manicured areas, will give you the sensation of strolling around a period drama. Discover the fascinating history of Traquair, once a palace of William I of Scotland and thereafter resided in by many kings and famous figures. The stuck gates — or “Steekit Yetts” — are legendary for keeping out unwanted visitors.

Venture out into the countryside to discover the breath-taking pursuits of the Borders. Walk, ride, cycle, climb, discover the waterways and lochs, try your hand at water sports and fishing — it's all at your feet in the area of Peebleshire. 4 miles away is the small town of Innerleithen, where you can explore the local shops and eateries amid the trails and wildlife of the Borders.

Other attractions close by include Kailzie Gardens, 7 miles away, a beautiful walled garden set around a burn. The town of Peebles, a beautiful little place on the banks of the River Tweed, offers idyllic surroundings for a stroll and a shop, or head to the historic and cultural hub of Edinburgh, 30 miles away on the coast of the Firth of Forth.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tracey 14th October 2023

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We will return to this cottage as it had lovely walks around the estate and in a beautiful part of Scotland. The Cottage was well equipped and we had a friendly welcome.

Reviewed by Colin 23rd September 2023

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Reviewed by Alan 2nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Gill 5th August 2023

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We had a great week in fabulous surroundings. Nothing is too much trouble. We will return.

Reviewed by Pauline 3rd June 2023

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This is a magical place. The Old Larder is stunning. If you want a beautiful romantic getaway then this is the place. The owner was welcoming and John the housekeeper was lovely bringing fresh towels. Great place to stay with access to the Glen estate was just incredible. Perfect holiday

Reviewed by Davina 22nd April 2023

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Loved the place, loved the house, loved the gardens, and the owner and staff were very approachable and very helpful, and the dogs loved it, the area was clean and wonderfully quiet except for the birds, I would recommend it 100%, would love to go back when it is warmer and the trees and flowers are in full bloom, though we did have an excellent diRead moresplay of beautiful daffodils, they were everywhere....lovely! Hide

Reviewed by Liz 15th April 2023

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Reviewed by Gill 18th February 2023

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We loved our stay at The Larder. It is set in beautiful grounds, with wonderful walks and trails, which guests can use. We lit the wood burning stove, using the wood supplied by the estate which is grown and felled there and had the cottage to a very good temperature. Nothing was too much trouble and a few lovely touches such as flowers, tray with Read morebiscuits and milk on arrival. We will definitely return. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Duncan 1st October 2022

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Fantastic stay in superb location. From the moment we drove across the bridge into castle courtyard we were wrapped in the wonderful atmosphere and surroundings. Greatly enjoyed the feeling of coming up drive to our comfortable unique home from home after days out. Wonderfully situated in beautiful Tweed Valley for variety of excursions but there'sRead more the delights of the private estate to walk in and admire the views and scenery. Will definitely look to return Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 17th September 2022

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Fabulous, old property, steeped in history.! The grounds alone are amazing.!! Enjoyed it that much we are booking a return trip.

Reviewed by Stephen 16th July 2022

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They say 'an Englishman's home is his castle'. Well here's your chance to live in one! Wander or drive amidst the beauty of an extensive estate nestled in a valley, where one can walk in the gardens attached to the house or swim in the privately-owned loch. Sleep in a 4-poster bed and enjoy home comforts in an historic part of the house. Nearby InnRead moreerleithen is host to the Border Games in July, while Traquair House - a couple miles away - is a delightful visit. Edinburgh is only an hour's drive. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 9th July 2022

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This is a fantastic location with extensive gardens and estate. The gardens are traditionally beautiful and the estate has great walks and a picturesque Loch. We were able to bring our dog and enjoyed walks and bike rides/trails locally. It is easily close enough to travel to Edinburgh for a day out. The accommodation is atmospheric with stone flooRead morers, four poster bed and roll top bath. The modification from its previous use as a fuel store and larder is sympathetic to the castle. Hide

Reviewed by John 25th June 2022

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Reviewed by Bernadette 4th June 2022

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This is a complete get away from it all holiday. Walk in the vast grounds and stretch you eyes, watch out for wildlife or just sit with a good book. Light the fire and snuggle up or catch the last of the sunshine by the ornamental pond. Either way it is so relaxing we struggled to leave. Would thoroughly recommend if you are looking for a peaceful Read moreholiday. Hide

Reviewed by Rolf 28th May 2022

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It was a wonderful, unfortunately far too short week. The owner Bill, greeted us personally and was able to give us good tips. Neither the equipment nor the rooms left anything to be desired. If you are looking for peace and quiet and something out of the ordinary, this is the place for you. I only put the monetary value at 4 stars, but with an occRead moreupancy of 4 people, it is really worth its price and deserves 5 stars. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 23rd April 2022

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It is so peaceful a lovely place to relax and chill. The scenery is fabulous a great place for walkers. The cottage is dog friendly but when walking through the estate they need to be on a lead, as cottage surrounded by sheep and lambs. First impression of cottage is it is dark and dingy, but the kitchen and beautiful views from the master bedroom Read moremade up for it. Living area needs better seating and the dining table needs sanded down and varnished, as it was previously used for decorating. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 16th April 2022

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Reviewed by Glen 2nd April 2022

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Staying on The Glen Estate was amazing. Such a lovely place. Great location which allowed us to relax and enjoy the week. Plenty to do as we enjoy running, walking and biking. It was also easy to pop into Edinburgh for the day which we did when the weather wasn't so good. Plenty of historical places and gardens to explore as well. We will certainlyRead more come back! Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 19th March 2022

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Great hideaway whilst still being close to other activities and places of interest. Cosy cottage with excellent facilities for guests and their dogs. Magical, stunning views and oh so peaceful.

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