Entering this stylish detached charming cottage
Spacious and lovely lounge
Relax on the comfy sofas and perhaps watch a film or programme on the Smart TV
Enjoy cosy nights infront of the roaring wood burner
Beautiful light and bright bedroom
Lovely comfy and cosy king-size bed
Ample storage space and lovely countryside views
Spacious well-equipped kitchen
Enjoy dining in
Cook up a storm
Fantastic shower room
Enjoy al fresco dining
Views directly from the cottage's enclosed garden towards Drochil Castle
The massive ruins of the historical Drochil Castle
Views towards this charming detached cottage
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 / 19  Entering this stylish detached charming cottage
2 / 19  Spacious and lovely lounge
3 / 19  Relax on the comfy sofas and perhaps watch a film or programme on the Smart TV
4 / 19  Enjoy cosy nights infront of the roaring wood burner
5 / 19  Beautiful light and bright bedroom
6 / 19  Lovely comfy and cosy king-size bed
7 / 19  Ample storage space and lovely countryside views
8 / 19  Spacious well-equipped kitchen
9 / 19  Enjoy dining in
10 / 19  Cook up a storm
11 / 19  Fantastic shower room
12 / 19  Enjoy al fresco dining
13 / 19  Views directly from the cottage's enclosed garden towards Drochil Castle
14 / 19  The massive ruins of the historical Drochil Castle
15 / 19  Views towards this charming detached cottage
16 / 19  Enjoy the amazing valley views
17 / 19  Approach to the property
18 / 19  Nestled amid 1200 acres of a working beef and sheep grassland farm
19 / 19  Enjoy a pawfect holiday

The Castles Cottage

Peebles (6mls NW), Scottish Borders
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
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
  • Close to the picturesque town of Peebles and the pretty conservation village of West Linton
  • Amazing walking and cycling routes directly from the cottage with the Pentland Hills close at hand
  • Easy reach of Glentress Forest, one of the foremost mountain biking venues in the country
  • Short trip to the elegant city of Edinburgh with its fantastic world renowned festivals to enjoy
Property code: 62990

Period cottage located in a private position with splendid valley and castle views. Enjoy cosy romantic nights infront of the roaring wood burner, after a day out exploring the stunning local area.

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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Ample private enclosed off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog 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

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.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jackie 9th November 2019

The Castle Cottage is a lovely, quiet cottage for two. It was immaculately clean and very comfortable, beautifully furnished and the wood burner made it very cosy after a day out walking in the middle of November. We were very happy with our choice of holiday cottage. The one negative is that you have to drive to the nearest shop or pub but there aRead morere lots of lovely walks and trails in the area and excellent places to eat in Peebles. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 6th October 2019

Such a lovely cottage which has been beautifully decorated and furnished. Set in gorgeous countryside and the ruined castle at the back door a bonus! Very considerate host who put little things out on our arrival which made us feel so welcome and looked after straight away.

Reviewed by Stuart 20th September 2019

Nice cottage and very quiet. Good location, albeit remote, for access to borders towns or Edinburgh (35 mins). Good walks on the farm and nearby. Owners very helpful. Would go again.

Reviewed by Claire 23rd August 2019

Fantastic cottage in stunning location which provided a perfect base for exploring the borders. Secure garden for our dog which was ideal. Ann and David are perfect hosts just a short distance away should any questions arise. We didnt want to come home.

Reviewed by P 16th August 2019

This cottage was just what we were looking for, well equipped , nice quiet setting, and large safe garden to let the dogs run around without any worry. Very friendly owner and some nice welcome treats.

Reviewed by Sarah 2nd August 2019

The cottage was lovely, perfect for our needs, roomy, clean and fresh, in good decorative order and very welcoming. The basic provisions were very much appreciated - including the bottle of wine. Anne and her husband couldn't have been more welcoming and were on hand if there were any questions we wanted to ask about the area - what to do where - aRead morelong with lots of information in the cottage too. We had a wonderful holiday and will definitely look to visiting again the same time next year. Hide

Reviewed by David 14th June 2019

This cottage is quite remote - the owners are close by in the farmhouse. It was perfect to tour the beautiful area. We travelled as far as Loch Lomond and Berwick upon Tweed and a lovely day in Edinburgh. Very peaceful place to stay with the most helpful owners.

Reviewed by Andrew 17th May 2019

A very comfortable, well equipped and stylishly furnished cottage for two people located on a working farm 6 miles west of Peebles. The cottage is set in a beautiful and peaceful location with plenty of places of interest in the general area. Peebles is an attractive town with lots of independent shops, 2 supermarkets and 2 service stations.

Reviewed by Pauline 3rd May 2019

Lovely peaceful location on working farm. The stone cottage is comfortable, warm and equipped with everything needed for a restful holiday. The owners are welcoming .... and even more so are the five working collies who make sure they include a visit to the gate into their daily routine!

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Entering this stylish detached charming cottage
Spacious and lovely lounge
Relax on the comfy sofas and perhaps watch a film or programme on the Smart TV
Enjoy cosy nights infront of the roaring wood burner
Beautiful light and bright bedroom
Lovely comfy and cosy king-size bed
Ample storage space and lovely countryside views
Spacious well-equipped kitchen
Enjoy dining in
Cook up a storm
Fantastic shower room
Show 7 moreEnjoy al fresco dining


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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