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Hillberry

Edinburgh (15mls NW), Scottish Borders
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Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning 4-star house with spectacular countryside views and a private hot tub
  • This spacious and light-filled interior is perfect for relaxing with family and friends
  • After a day out exploring the beautiful local area, enjoy cosy nights in front of the TV
Property code: 89735

Relax in the hot tub, gaze out over the Scottish countryside and enjoy the good company of your family and friends during a stay at this gorgeous Scottish hideaway near Heriot, 16 miles from the centre of Edinburgh. Sleeping ten guests, the wonderful, five-bedroom retreat is set in the picturesque Scottish borders and offers guests exceptional comfort, as well as impressive views out across the surrounding countryside. From here, head out to explore the scenic Moorfoot Hills, have a day out to the beach at Prestonpans or make your way into Scotland’s historic capital to experience all the thrills of the city. Return home to watch the children enjoy themselves in the shared play area while looking out over the pretty pond.

Step inside this spacious, stone retreat to find, modern, light-filled accommodation with an abundance of natural light. Appreciate the reminders of where you are through the unstated touches of tartan here and there and gaze out at the magnificent Scottish scenery through the carefully placed great expanses of glass.

Let yourselves in via the hall, where you can leave your walking jackets and boots before ambling on through to the spacious, open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Tear yourselves away from the picture windows long enough to make a cup of tea to enjoy with a slice of freshly baked shortbread. Pull back the doors onto the deck on sunny days and spend your evenings dining on homecooked meals whipped up in the stylish kitchen or in front of the Smart TV.

Make your way down a few stairs to the lower ground floor, where three of your beautiful bedrooms, all of which have Smart TVs, are situated. These include a twin room and two super-king-size rooms, one with an en-suite shower room, all with Smart TVs. Down here, there’s also a lovely family shower room and a useful utility space.

Two more super-king-size bedrooms, both again with Smart TVs, sit on the first floor of the house. There is also a delightful family shower room up here and a relaxation space for people to escape to when seeking a little peace.

Spill out into the sunshine as often as possible. Fire up the BBQ on the deck and supervise the children as it heats up. Dine outside then afterwards bubble in the hot tub as the sun sets and you enjoy a glass of chilled wine. There is parking here for three cars.

  • 5 bedrooms – 4 super-king-size and 1 twin
  • 3 bathrooms – 2 shower rooms with WCs, 1 en-suite shower room with WC, and 1 separate WC
  • Electric hob and double oven, warmer drawer, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave
  • Utility cupboard with washing machine
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request when booking
  • Smart TV in lounge and all bedrooms
  • Lovely garden with seating areas and hot tub
  • Please note, pond in garden is fenced but not covered
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • Shop, restaurant and pub within 8 miles, and beach 16 miles
  • Please note that the arrival day must be a Friday or a Monday
  • Please note, group bookings may be checked to ensure the purpose of the stay is for a holiday
  • Please note that the property is located in a quiet residential area with 2 other properties nearby
  • Regret no Stag/Hen parties are permitted
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £50. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Lace up your walking boots, make some sandwiches and head out on foot or by bicycle to explore your Scottish surroundings. Find plenty of footpaths and trails in the area, taking you beside rivers, over hills and through areas of forest.

Make two or three trips into Edinburgh during your stay to ensure you are really able to experience the city. Visit Arthur’s Seat, the impressive castle and the Royal Mile, as well as the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. You have a wonderful array of eateries to choose from here as well.

Melrose, 22 miles away, is also worth visiting for the day. Here you can see the impressive ruins of Melrose Abbey, which date back to 1136. The National Trust for Scotland gardens, Priorwood and Harmony Gardens, are also here and are well worth visiting. Keen walkers might also like to attempt one of the triple peaks of the nearby Eildon Hills while they are in the area.

Venture 17 miles to Prestonpans to spend time on the beach. This is a great place to walk and make sandcastles. Portobello Beach, 15.5 miles away, is another family-friendly beach and is popular with swimmers on warm days.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Shelagh 2nd February 2024

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Reviewed by Carrie 8th December 2023

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We had an amazing weekend away, Place was so much better than pictures couldn't fault it at all! We made a Christmas dinner and there was plenty dishes and cooking accessories that we needed! Best two nights keen to go again!

Reviewed by Jennifer 24th November 2023

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We loved Hilberry, it was the perfect size for what we needed, excellent open living space and very comfortable bedrooms. The views are amazing and the house is equipped with everything we needed.

Reviewed by Jennifer 29th September 2023

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Lovely house with beautiful outlook in a stunning part of Scotland. Easy to access both Borders and Edin. Really nice quality furniture , fitings and equipment. Bedding and towels immaculate. Loads of room. Oweners responsive to any queries we had both before and during our stay. Be aware prior to booking strict limitation of 10 guests ( no day visRead moreitors which would exceed this number allowed at any time). Hide

Reviewed by David 4th September 2023

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I would definitely recommend anybody to go to this lodge. It's in such a lovely location, and so peaceful, with excellent roomy accommodation. The hot tub is in a very sheltered area with lovely views. All the equipment is in excellent condition. The owners are very friendly and accommodating. Would go back in a heartbeat.

Reviewed by Alan 18th August 2023

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The cottage was lovely and well apponted. Fantastic lounge and kitchen, good sized bedrooms and shower rooms. Wonderful views from the lounge. Everything was very clean and well maintained.

Reviewed by Sharon 11th August 2023

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We had a lovely stay at Hillberry. The cottage is fully kitted with everything youll need for your stay. Although rural (which we loved) it is very close to local shops and supermarkets and Edinburgh is only a 30 minute train ride. Our children loved the playground and waking up to horses, rabbits and a donkey! I highly recommend the cottage and hoRead morepe to be back again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 21st July 2023

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A truly gorgeous cottage looking out on to peaceful rolling hills with sensational sunsets every evening. Hillberry was beautifully furnished and equipped with everything we could possibly need, the hot tub was especially welcome! It was also the perfect base for exploring the area with great rail links to Edinburgh. We highly recommend Hillberry aRead morend look forward to returning in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 12th June 2023

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Perfect Cottage was immaculate, spacious and private. Who needs TV when you have spectacular views and animals that entertain you all day. Well located for Edinburgh, beaches and golf. Thanks to Lindsay and Ian for being great hosts.

Reviewed by Kerry 2nd June 2023

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Lovely house, very beautiful and enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Nitin 26th May 2023

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It was nice and spacious, felt relaxed and like home it was nice and clean got as new I would highly recommended it to my friends and family.

Reviewed by Laura 19th May 2023

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I can not recommend Hillberry enough! Absolutely stunning cottage with stunning views. Lindsey was such a huge help getting us in a wee bit earlier & although we personally didnt have any problems over our stay, Lindsey was on hand at all times making sure everything was fine for us. Again, could not recommend Hillberry enough & will definitely booRead morek again. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 28th April 2023

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We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and cant wait to come back. The owners were very helpful and accommodating. You wont regret booking it!

Reviewed by Omer Zeb 20th April 2023

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Reviewed by Blair 14th April 2023

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A beautiful lodge inside and out with friendly, communicative hosts. Everyone had a lovely time surrounded by animals.

Reviewed by Scott 17th March 2023

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Great place to stay and fantastic value for money. Met by Lindsey who was very informative and polite. Property itself was very clean and in a fantastic location. Great countryside views. Hot tub was lovely.

Reviewed by Nicola 3rd March 2023

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I would definitely recommend Hillberry Cottage. My friends & I are just back from a lovely 3 days away. The cottage has everything you could ask for & more. The views are tremendous. I hope you get to experience it also, its so worth the money, thanks again Ian & Lindsey

Reviewed by Megan 17th February 2023

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We absolutely loved our stay! The most beautiful house and great hosts! We will definitely be returning

Reviewed by Sarah 3rd February 2023

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We had a fantastic stay at Hilberry. The house is beautiful with stunning views. Everything we needed was provided. owners are on site and very helpful with any queries. Was absolutely perfect to celebrate our friends birthday and would highly recommend a stay here.

Reviewed by Angela 6th January 2023

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Beautiful house, very private despite having huge glass windows in the living room. The windows give amazing floor to ceiling give beautiful views. Rooms are massive, and beds very comfortable. Lovely big outdoor decking area with views overlooking the fields and the sheep like to come and say hi. Host is lovely, and thought of all the wee details Read moreyou usually forget to bring when away for a weekend.. we would definitely return Hide

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