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The School - Drumelzier

Drumelzier, Scottish Borders
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Internet access
Working farm
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Characterful cottage with traditional features
  • Warm and welcoming with a wood burner to warm your toes
  • Converted old school room is now the spacious open-plan living area
  • Peaceful and tranquil garden with glorious views
  • Located in the rolling hills of the Upper Tweed Valley
  • A perfect base to explore the historic Scottish Borders
Property code: CA366

This is a quaint and delightful little cottage situated in the small picturesque hamlet of Drumelzier. The perfect base to explore the wonderful sights of the Scottish Borders.

This quaint and charming cottage lies within the picturesque hamlet of Drumelzier within the spectacular Scottish Borders. Thoughtfully and respectfully converted from an old school, it is full of character and still retains some original features. Situated in The Borders, it is one of the easiest destinations to get to in Scotland making it the perfect base for couples and families to explore this beautiful area.

With delicate and sympathetic touches such as exposed beams, wooden flooring and a wood burner, this property offers any guest a very warm and inviting welcome. Furnished with traditional fabrics and cottage-style patterns gives the property a home from home atmosphere. The impressive and spacious open-plan living area was once the old school room and is vibrant and full of light making it a great space to entertain family and friends.

The cottage is situated over two floors and comprises a large open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room. The additional feature of a wood burner makes this room feel like the heart and soul of the cottage. As you go up to the first floor, there is one double bedroom, one twin bedroom and the family bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC.

Surrounding the cottage are meadows and rolling hills as far as the eye can see with lots of walking and cycling routes from your front door. The property also benefits from a peaceful and tranquil garden where you might simply choose to just sit and take in the beautiful countryside views around you.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom - 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC on the first floor; 1 additional WC on the ground floor
  • Microwave, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • TV/DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Peaceful garden but not enclosed
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Nearest shop and tea room 3 miles

The Scottish Borders are often classed as the gateway to the country and you will be in a prime position staying here to sample a real selection of its traditions, culture and heritage. This region is steeped in history with magnificent abbeys, castles and stately homes to discover and admire.

The landscape of the Scottish Borders is dramatic and varied with significant differences depending on the region you are in. The eastern side offers seaside and fishing villages with glorious unspoilt harbours and beaches overlooking the North Sea. The central area of The Borders displays pretty towns and villages full of character and charm with lots of traditional and local delicacies to sample. While the western side of The Borders displays some beautiful countryside with rolling hills filled with meadows and clear water lochs.

The nearby picturesque town of Peebles (10 miles) sits on the bank on the River Tweed and is surrounded by a beautiful scenic backdrop full of cafes, restaurants and shops with a vibrant art scene based around the Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre within the town. There are a variety of outdoor activities also on offer here such as walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and many more, providing visitors with a selection of things to do and see whilst visiting this beautiful waterside town.



This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Hughes May 2019

The house has an excellent location if you like peace and quiet, with good walking into the hills from the doorstep. It's about midway between Peebles and Biggar, each of which are about a 15 to 20 minute drive away. The house itself is quite spacious and clean, although some of the carpets and rugs are definitely well worn in. The main living spacRead moree is definitely the hardest to heat, although between the central heating and the woodburner it was possible to get it cosy. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Haubold April 2019

A good place to discover the lowlands. Many historical places in the near f.i. Merlins path and Tinnis Castle in front of the cottage. We had a fantastic week there.

Reviewed by Miss Bartholomé October 2018

Loved the cottage and the surroundings are beautiful. Very quiet just what we like when we go to Scotland. Two little points of attention : there is no vacuum cleaner and this rather inconvenient when you like to leave the house clean. Also, in the colder months the house could benefit from double glazing.

Reviewed by Ms Meanwell September 2018

We loved the cottage. I mean, fell in love. It's beautifully renovated with all the equipment you need... great kitchen with all the kitchen-y things you need, log burner, utility with toilet and washing machine, two cosy bedrooms and a nice bathroom. Best of all, you can go straight from your front door to the hills where you can find the ruins ofRead more Tinnis Castle 20 mins up a hill, or you can do a 10 mile circular walk up Drumelzier Law. All the walks you need are on your doorstep. Peebles is 10 min drive away and has everything you need. Glentress Forest is just outside of Peebles and is well worth a drive to walk amongst some Douglas Firs. You're also an hour's drive from Edinburgh (use park and ride) and a 20 min drive from Lanark where you can catch a direct train to Glasgow (recommend Waxy O'Connors near Queen Street Station for food). We will be back. So much more to explore. Thanks for a really great holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Tihele May 2018

The School is a little way back in a very rural area and thus not really easy to find. GPS is necessary. We found ourselves in a very quiet place and right in the middle of nature. The School is a very charming place though a bit dated and worn in some areas like bathroom and kitchen facilities. The flooring (carpet) was alright, yet could do with Read morea new one. The little stove in the living room for log fire was provided with enough wood and was quite useful and relaxing in the evenings. One could have the impression as if Miss Marple would soon turn up and having a cup of tea with Mr. Stringer...., it sets you back to times long gone by - and this may not be interpreted as a disadvantage. The kitchen is equipped with all it needs for self catering, although for a longer stay and a bigger family a dish washer would be fine to support a relaxing holiday. Cutlery, china, cooking ware as well as towels and linen were clean. It is advisable to do the food shopping and for all other daily things in Peebles as it has a variety of shops and restaurants. Our recommendation would be formost "The Crown", High Street Peebles. We certainly would come back to The School, maybe when a bit of refurbishment has been carried out. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Parrott May 2018

My daughter, sister and I booked this as a wee surprise weekend away for our mum/grandma to celebrate her 80th birthday. What a lovely relaxing time we had going for walks and drives in the local area, playing board games and having a couple of glasses of wine at night. So peaceful. My husband and I are thinking of booking if we can for the end of Read moreSeptember/beginning of October. I thoroughly recommend this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Miss Severns January 2018

We really enjoyed our stay. It was quiet and the views were stunning. Great walks to do! Village store in Broughton If needed and biggar 6 miles away. Plenty of wood supplied for the fire which was nice. It was -5 at night when we stayed but wasnt too bad as heating was on a timer. Definitely visit Peebles, great place for food and some shopping. PRead moreerfect place to travel also, 1 hour to Edinburgh straight drive. Would definitely go back. Only slight issues - we brought lots of food and there was no cupboard space free to put it. Hide

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