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The Old Larder
Innerleithen
(42 reviews)
From £450 per week
Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms
1 double, 1 twin
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 10 Nov 2018Thu 20 Dec 2018£450£135
Fri 21 Dec 2018Thu 27 Dec 2018£700£210
Fri 28 Dec 2018Thu 03 Jan 2019£750£225
Fri 04 Jan 2019Fri 08 Feb 2019£450£135
Sat 09 Feb 2019Fri 05 Apr 2019£500£150
Sat 06 Apr 2019Fri 26 Apr 2019£550£165
Sat 27 Apr 2019Fri 24 May 2019£550£165
Sat 25 May 2019Fri 31 May 2019£600£180
Sat 01 Jun 2019Fri 21 Jun 2019£600£180
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£650£195
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£600£180
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£550£165
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£550£165
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£500£150
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£450£135
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£700£210
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£750£225
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£450£135
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£500£150
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£550£165
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£550£165
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£600£180
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£600£180
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£650£195
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£600£180
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£550£165
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£550£165
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£500£150
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£450£135
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£700£210
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£750£225

Description

A rare opportunity to enjoy the history, beauty and peace of the wonderful Glen Estate, Peeblesshire which lies in its own exceptionally pretty glen in the Border’s Tweed Valley. Glen House, a Scots Baronial marvel, dates back to the 1850s and its 5,000 private acres encompass classic, nationally listed parklands, sweeping moorland, hills and lochs as well as delightful gardens - a real refuge from the busy world outside. Next door to famous Traquair, the oldest inhabited house in Scotland, this part of the Scottish Borders is a delight both visually and historically.

The Old Larder is as stylish, classic and beautiful as you would expect from this great house with original features such as a vaulted brick ceiling, stone flagged floors, shutters and a stone staircase as well as the all the modern facilities you want - from WiFi to tempting claw foot bath - it is a gem of a house. Furnished with antiques from the Glen House collection, this is a special place and offers great privacy with its views through woodland walks and its own entrance and parking. Whether it is a quiet week away from the city or a romantic retreat for a weekend, the Old Larder is a perfect self catering holiday choice.

Seasonal trout fishing is available by arrangement with the Estate. 

PROPERTY CODE: A873

Layout

Ground floor:

Open plan sitting/dining room with French doors to cobbled yard. Kitchen with vaulted ceiling. WC. Door to courtyard.

First floor:

Gallery, Double bedroom with 4 poster bed and en-suite shower room with WC, and WHB. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, hand held shower, WC and WHB.

Please note:

  • Pets restricted to ground floor. Please bring their own bedding with you.
  • Seasonal trout fishing and use of the fitness centre is available by arrangement with the Estate.
  • EPC Rating - C

Facilities

  • Shops and restaurant: Innerleithen 4 miles.
  • Peebles 10 miles
  • Edinburgh 30 miles
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric oven
  • Flat screen TV with Freesat channels
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garden furniture and BBQ
  • Gas hob
  • Heating and electricity included
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Washer/dryer
  • Wifi
  • Wood burning stove - starter pack included (additional supply can be purchased)
  • 2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet. Restricted to ground floor, please bring their own bedding.
  • Reviews

    (42 reviews)
    The Old Larder reviews
    We recently returned for the 2nd time to the old larder. This time as 4 adults, a baby and a dog. We enjoyed our stay, it was really peaceful and quiet and the accommodation was clean and cosy. Although large enough for 4, the twin room beds were uncomfortable to sleep on for adults (I believe they are usually used for children) which was a shame.. It would also have been good to have some comfortable seating for 4. We enjoyed the saffron Indian takeaway, a trip to Abbotsford, Peebles and a walk to the loch and back. With a few small improvements, this could be even more perfect. Thank you.
    Owners Response: "It is always a special pleasure to welcome return guests and wonderful that you thought to bring along others this time to share the experience. It seems you once again had an enjoyable stay but your comments about the beds and seating are concerning. We have never had a comment about the adult-size twin beds being uncomfortable - either from adults or children - but will remain vigilant and make a change if we find others feel the same way. Regarding comfortable seating, there is already a sofa for two plus two comfortable chairs in the sitting area which seem to work well when we have four adults staying. We wonder if you are suggesting a second couch - something we did consider but settled on the two chairs for more flexibility?"
    Mrs Johnson - November 2018
    We had a lovely few days at the Old Larder. The owner made us very welcome and we were able to walk around the beautiful grounds as we wished. We would not hesitate to book again especially as there is still much to explore in the area.
    Mr Campbell - October 2018
    A beautiful location and a comfortable holiday cottage. Fantastic walks all over the estate and well placed to visit other venues in the borders. Made very welcome by everyone especially Janka.
    Mr Rollings - September 2018
    Beautifully restored building, attached to the main house in a lovely, peaceful setting. Very comfortable, clean and well equipped. We were made to feel very welcome and would love to return to this property.
    Mr Doherty - July 2018
    Prachtige verborgen plek, zorgvuldig gerestaureerd en een eer om er te mogen verblijven. Translation : Beautiful hidden place, carefully restored and an honour to stay there
    Mrs Van Der Iest - July 2018
    Location of the property was stunning, the freedom to wander around the beautiful grounds at any time of the day was special. The cottage was spacious and comfortable and we would certainly return to Glen House.
    Miss Green - June 2018
    This property is situated in the most exquisite location on the Glen Estate. If you want peace and quiet, super views, walking and the experience of living in a part of a magnificent country house, this is for you. The Old Larder is comfortable although another settee is suggested and the kitchen is well equipped. In fact, if you stock up with food and drink, you need not go anywhere else. Having said that, Peebles is a nice little town and so is Melrose. Kelso is also worth a visit. We found all of the local people that we met friendly, polite and helpful. We would love to return.
    Mr Balls - June 2018
    Very unusual but distinctive property in a get away location. The property had no mobile phone service (yippee) but did have internet and a landline. Great grounds which we had free roam of and all of the people we met were very friendly. Lake Eddy was well worth going to although it is a fair walk or drive down a roughish track. House keeper looked after us well resolving a couple of minor issues very quickly. Wood burning stove was lovely but the house was a little cold in the depths of winter. Will return in warmer months to explore nearby attractions which were closed in the winter months. Coffee Bar in Innerleithen was very nice - try the Chai hot chocolate. Lots of off road cycling in the area....
    Mr Ratcliffe - February 2018
    A wonderful stay. We needed some time out and wanted somewhere quiet and peaceful and the old larder did not disappoint. Wonderfully finished with nice decor set in stunning grounds. Great for walking and brilliant we could bring our dog. We found it very warm and comfortable although the sofa wasn't the most comfortable for long periods. It's a shame too you couldn't see the fire from the sofa but we moved over chairs. Main bed very comfortable and bathroom facilities great. Lovely to have a bath. The housekeeper was very friendly and gave us a thorough explanation of everything when we arrived on the first evening. The grounds were superb for walking and we enjoyed a trip to Glen tress and nearby peebles. Tried the Saffron Indian for dinner which was ok. Would love to return to the old larder. Thank you.
    Mrs Johnson - November 2017
    The larder is a delightful conversion within in a quintessential Scottish baronial home. Very comfortable and well proportioned rooms - each bedroom en-suite, fabulous landing library and well equipped kitchen. Attention to detail is very evident and the Hosts are attentive without being intrusive. Everything on hand for a wonderful relaxing, battery recharging stay! .. and that's the accommodation .. The Borders generally are stunning - the nature, the remoteness and isolation of The Glen incomparable! A memorable time ..
    Mr Wright - October 2017
    A lovely little gem of a 'cottage' tucked into the walls of a magnificent grand house....think fairy tales and towers and that just about captures it. Peaceful walks as far as the eye can see with nobody else around but sheep. Lovely hills and valleys just a short drive to Innerleithen and the larger town of Peebles. If you really wanted to see more life (why would you?) you can easily reach Edinburgh. Everything we needed was there...including the chance to buy our own blankets to take home as a reminder. The greeting from the house keeper was very welcome and couldn't be more helpful...even telling us where we could see some lively music one evening. We shall return.
    Mr Haxton - September 2017
    We had a brilliant time and its the perfect place to leave the world behind just for a few days and escape to a really fabulous place on earth! Stunning! We will be going again next year!
    Mr Beet - September 2017
    On arrival we received the best welcome we have ever had from the owner of Glen House, including a tour of the property and a review of the local area. The accommodation was eclectic and in keeping with the character of the main house. We found the property well equipped and comfortable. This was our first visit to Scotland, we very much enjoyed exploring its beauty. The nearby printing works proved to be an enjoyable experience and we spent many hours enjoying the hospitality at the Traquair Arms Hotel. We will definitely be returning to Scotalnd and would have no hesitation in recommending The Larder at Glen House.
    Mrs Cornhill - August 2017
    We had a truly memorable holiday staying in The Old Larder. The house, The Estate, The Glen .... just beautiful! The Larder was fully equipped and a pleasure to stay in. We definitely intend coming back and doing more exploring. The Traquair Arms was good for food. Go Ape is worth doing .... if you like heights! But if you don't fancy heading out, there are hours of walks around The Estate .... stunning!
    Mrs Straver - July 2017
    Lovely accommodation in a gorgeous setting. The grounds of the estate are well kept and lovely to walk around. The house itself has most of what you will need for a self-catering break. We were blessed with fabulous weather which meant we did not need as much heating as you might at other times of the year. Innerleithen is close and will provide you with all you need. Good Co-op although some nice independent grocers in the little town itself. Dog owners: We had some nice walks with the dog in forest paths throughout the area, but be warned there are ones where the mountain bikers more or less take over. If your dog is a bit nervous of unexpected cyclists whizzing past then take care. Around the Estate there are lots of sheep so also difficult unless you happy to keep dog on lead all the time.
    Dr Carlisle - May 2017
    Innerleithen is a fantastic location and the Glen a beautiful estate. The Larder is snug and well equipped.
    Mr Owen - May 2017
    Amazing place to stay. The Old Larder is very comfortable and relaxing. Has everything you need. Tranquil and relaxing. Highly recommended. Will definitely be coming back to stay. Everyone on the Estate is very friendly and helpful.
    Mrs Burns - April 2017
    Difficult to review this cottage in a way. Beautiful location, fantastic estate, very friendly helpful owners and staff. The cottage is lovely, very well equipped, even down to all the things you need in the kitchen, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing machine tablets etc and lots of nice touches, liquid soap, tissues, torches, welcome tray even a small vase of flowers. The bedrooms are lovely, bathroom/shower room great, plenty towels, hot water and extra rugs. The 4 poster bed is so so comfy! Now, the lounge/dining area: the dining table is needing a lot of attention and refurbishment. Even though the couch is newish it is not very comfy. We really liked the whole atmosphere of the cottage and felt very much at home but if you are looking for a sleek shiny modern place this is not for you! The heating system is most unusual, the electricity supply company cuts the power off to the boiler between 8 and 10am and from 4 to 6.30 (I cannot recall the exact times) which are the times you would want the heating on, when you get up in the morning and when you are coming back in in the afternoon after having been away all day. Because the building is so old, flagstone floors and single glazing etc the temperature drops quite quickly, There is a great stove to light if you want but in this day and age do you want to be lighting fires first thing in the morning to keep warm? (full basket of logs provided thereafter pay £5 per basket to use more) and there is a heater which does make a difference. We were very cold at first until we worked out how to keep warm. All in all we really enjoyed our visit to the Old Larder and would go back, after all it is our type of place. There are plenty of good eating places around the area, we would recommend The Gordon Arms at Yarrow valley, 6 miles up the road and The Ochiltree Restaurant at Abbotsford House visitor centre.
    Owners Response: "Thank you for your enthusiasm for the Larder and the Estate overall. It is particularly good to read that you found our newly upgraded four-poster bed to be “so so comfy”! We are truly sorry you found it difficult at first to feel the space was warm enough and apologise for perhaps not explaining sufficiently the few little tricks that can make all the difference - the central heating, for example, is fully adjustable at all hours. We will take your experience as a lesson learned and make sure we increase our focus on this aspect during future check-ins. We want all of our guests to be comfortable from the moment they arrive."
    Mrs Marshall - April 2017
    The old lauder was a very lovely cottage, it had everything in it that you needed. It was pet friendly and our 2 dogs loved it. We had a few walks round the estate and the grounds are lovely, it's a shame it was raining and snowing all weekend. The only thing that we had trouble with was the very soft bed. We both suffer with back and hip pain so we need a hard mattress. We also found the sofa very uncomfortable, but this is because of our aches and pains. Apart from that we had a lovely time away it was great.
    Owners Response: "It is good to know that you enjoyed your stay at the Old Larder and, along with your dogs, managed to get into the grounds and larger Estate despite the weather! We are very sorry that you found the bed in the north bedroom to be uncomfortable - the traditional horse-hair mattress is the same as those found throughout Glen House itself. At the Old Larder it seems appealing to some and uncomfortable for others. That said, everyone deserves a good night’s sleep so we have decided to fit a new modern mattress onto the four poster bed frame. We hope the change will encourage sweet dreams for all of our future guests."
    Mrs Saltmarsh - February 2017
    It was such a treat to stay at the Old Larder in such a fabulous location and historic building. The owner personally welcomed us having lit the stove a couple of hours before our arrival to make sure the place was warm and cosy for us, which was much appreciated on a cold day. The apartment is beautifully restored, managing to provide a traditional country house feel while featuring all mod cons. We especially enjoyed the privilege of being able to walk around the private estate with our dog. Peebles is a lovely town - recommend Cocoa Black for coffee and cake and Coltmans for lunch, and a great walk along the river Tweed to Neidpath Castle. Dawyck Botanical Gardens was beautiful with the autumn colours. Traquair House worth a visit. We ate at the Traquair Arms in Innerleithen one night which was an excellent pub meal and they welcome dogs too. We will definitely stay at the Old Larder again.
    Mrs Mclachlan - November 2016
    The Glen Estate is a very special place because of its stunning rural location, and the haunting eccentric beauty of the main house and it's outbuildings. Rental of The Old Larder gives you access to the whole estate with its beautiful woodland and moorland walks and gardens. Such a privilege. The accomodation is both comfortable and practical and is tastefully furnished in casual country style. Although one feels one is in a remote place, supermarkets, cafés and local attractions are easily accessible. We enjoyed Saffron in Innerleithen for a delicious Indian meal, and the Traquair Arms for a good quality pub meal and very friendly helpful service. One of us is coeliac and both restaurants were able to provide gluten free meals, as was the cafe Apples for Jam in Melrose. Kalzie Gardens were glorious, even in the rain. The housekeeper and one of the owners of Glen made us feel very welcome and were on hand if we needed any information or assistance. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend The Old Larder to people who enjoy the countryside and country pursuits.
    Mr And Mrs Jonas - September 2016
    We very much enjoyed our week at the Old Larder. The building has been very sympathetically restored and is very peaceful. The immediate surroundings are stunning and the hosts very relaxed about guests making the most of the freedom to roam the estate. The woodburner was definitely needed in the evenings ! We found the bedroom warm and the ensuite shower excellent with plenty of hot water .We found the bed itself did not suit us as the mattress is particularly soft [although this was clearly welcomed by other visitors from comments in the guest book ]which would discourage us from a repeat visit sadly.
    Mrs Lathan - August 2016
    We did enjoy the area and the Glen Estate was a great place for fresh air and walking etc. Also agood base for Roslin and Edinburgh etc. However the actual cottage was not very clean - we left a comments list which included dirty fridge and bathrooms as well as a most disgusting cooker which we used once to heat up prepared food but the emanating smell of burning fat was too much. The heating system was very strange with a set temperature of just 7 degrees from 0730 when one would be getting up ! It was easily overridden but certainly not the cosiest cottage we had stayed in over the last 25 years. We cleaned up and swept downstairs (no vac for the carpets) but I did wonder why I was sweeping up dog hair and eggshells when we had neither. The smaller sofa in the living room is broken and most uncomfortable and unsafe to sit on - this was mentioned in the visitors book in July but was still there in that condition. Overall an interesting place to stay but requiring a great deal more TLC and attention to detail particularly in the cleaning dept.
    Owners Response: "We are sorry your recent stay at the Old Larder was not entirely satisfactory and take your comments very seriously. It is good to read that you found the larger Estate to be a “great place for fresh air and walking” - we agree! Comments about cleanliness in the property come as a bit of a surprise. Our housekeeper is always on hand to address any guest concerns. As is our standard practice. she checked in with you a number of times during your stay and received no indication that you were unhappy. Needless to say, we would have immediately rectified any problems brought to our attention. We feel the Old Larder’s up-to-date central heating system is in keeping with all of the other modern conveniences on offer in the property. In addition to the central heating, which can be adjusted by guests to their desired temperature, there is a lovely wood stove (we provide wood from our own forests) to supplement the central heating with warmth and ambience. There is also an electric heater in the closet for those who want even more warmth. Rails in the bathrooms are dual fuel (electric and central heating) so towels are always dry and warm. There are a number of tweedy blankets in the sitting room for bundling up in front of the TV or when reading. The small “broken” sofa mentioned is actually an important antique from the Glen House collection which past guests have noted with appreciation. The fabric is a bit worn but the settee is not broken and certainly not “unsafe". We have had some comments about its rather upright structure and plan to replace it with a two beautiful arm chairs, which we hope our guests will find more practical. The furnishings in the Old Larder generally have an historic link with Glen House, and whilst most guests seem to relish this, we appreciate others might prefer to stay somewhere with more modern decor. Although we always encourage and appreciate guest comments, we hope that the view expressed by you will be taken within the context of the many, many favourable comments we are very proud to have received over the years."
    Mr Avis - October 2015
    Perfect place for peace and quiet. Good walks in stunning surrounds.
    Mrs Robbins - September 2015
    The larder was beautifully restored. Great kitchen. The break was all about relaxing, and I am not sure if February in the deep countryside was the best choice for us, as we wanted to spend time around the house mostly, and it was too cold. I think that having only one basket of logs free and then having to pay for more when the heating only comes on in the am and then pm is not enough.
    Ms Devlin - February 2015
    My week here was such a treat, from the drive up through the gatehouse to the time we left, waving to the sheep, cows, squirrels and pheasants as we headed back to reality. The property sits at the side of the main house, with wonderful views of the old bridge arches, the house and fields. The interior has a cottage feel, but decorated with objects that give the place real character and show a wonderful history of the family. The place is fitted out to a high standard and is comfy, with a log burner for those chilly Scottish evenings. The estate is huge and beautiful, you could spend a week walking it! We were there as autumn was setting in, with the bracken turning to fiery orange against the burgundy and green. Lots of wildlife to amuse and a relaxed garden, with an equally relaxed gardener, for you to peruse. The housekeeper of the main house is lovely and the offer is always there for any help you need. So many little touches to make your stay comfortable, you feel spoilt. Close to many attractions to suit all tastes, with Traquair almost on your doorstep and gardens a plenty. Peebles a short drive away and amenities and warm and friendly pub food closer still. Lots of character. Highly recommend.
    Miss Smith - October 2014
    Its a wonderful place, secluded and steeped in history. The house has been thoughtfully designed and decorated. The pictures on the site don't quite do it justice.
    Ms Bull - September 2014
    Lovely tranquil spot, very helpful housekeeper. Made to feel very comfortable. Been twice and look forward to another visit.
    Mrs Chrzanowska-lightowlers - September 2014
    A wonderful welcome. Freedom to explore the gardens. Lovely walks from the door. Super bath to relax in afterwards. Well equipped kitchen.
    Rev Cubitt - August 2014
    Really enjoyed our stay and are thinking of coming back but in the interests of helpful feedback see below. For the first time visitor the instructions to find the property were rather over simplistic. Third turn right after turning into Traquair Rd could be easily miscalculated. Approx 4 miles form Innerleithen. Over the bridge through Traquair and take the right turn signposted for Glen House, Glen Estate would have made it easier. More information on local sites would have been nice. The documentation that recommended a few local eateries did not say where they were so difficult to know if 5 or 10 miles away and in which direction.
    Mrs Chrzanowska-lightowlers - March 2014
    A fascinating place with an interesting history, well equipped and comfortable. Some of the older books on the landing shelves were of real historical interest. The architecture and setting of the house, the estate and gardens were a joy in the early autumn season.
    Mr Grinlinton - September 2013
    A lovely conversion of historic storage areas of this wonderful building, with authentic period furnishings including horse hair mattresses. The grounds of the estate which we roamed freely are inspirational and the staff we met including gardeners and housekeeper friendly and helpful, and we also met others with historic connections to the estate. The sorrounding towns and villages have good facilities including shops and restaurants, and other historic attractions. If you are looking for an authentic taste of estate life, this is perfect.
    Mr Mckinney - August 2013
    Had a fantastic, very relaxing week's break at the Old Larder and will definitely return. The property was extremely comfortable and cosy with everything you could possibly want. We were met by the housekeeper who was lovely, showed us round and contacted us throughout the week to make sure everything was OK. The kitchen was really well equipped, as was the rest of the house, toiletries were even provided in the bathrooms. We had access to the whole of the estate to walk and ride our bikes which we took advantage of and The Boat House at Loch Eddy is a stunning location, so peaceful. Even though the estate is very private and you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere it is still not too far to local amenities, our boys went mountain biking most days at Innerleithen and Glentress which was superb. Peebles is the nearest 'big' town with lots of nice places to eat and local shops although we tended to use the Coop at nearby Innerleithen. All in all, one of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in, and there have been many over the years.
    Mrs Ventress - May 2013
    A really special place and the conversion has been tastefully done. The en-suite bathroom in the double bedroom is perfect, plus the big bath was a joy, lovely big bath towels to wrap yourself in. A feather matrass topper on the double bed, completed the luxury. The Kitchen is very well equipped and a pleasure to cook in, enough crockery ect. dish-washer, freezer, washing machine, all much appreciated. The wood burning stove was a huge bonus for the chilly nights, so cosy and comforting and enough logs for our stay. The tranquility of the setting was delightful, no traffic noise at all, just the rustling of the trees and the sound of the river flowing, helped to make our visit so enjoyable. Lots of lovely walks around the estate and everyone we met was so friendly and helpful, another plus. So much to see and do in the surrounding area, visited all the Border towns and found them very pleasant. Traquair is a must, a really interesting place and can't recommend it enough, their ales are wonderful and defiantely worth sampling. All in all, we had a superb stay and would recommend it to one and all.
    Mrs Wood - September 2012
    In spite of wet weather we spent wonderful days at the old larder. There was a warm welcome and an excellent helping hand during our stay. We enjoyed the beautiful surroundings while walking to Loch Eddy and other forest walks near the Estate. The old larder is well equipped and comfortable.
    Mr. Hamm - July 2012
    Everything about the 'The Old larder' was superb. It was the most comfortable and exquisite place to relax we have stayed in. Being attached to Glen House gives the Larder an air of grandeur. The accommodation was beautifully decorated and fitted to a high specification. It is homely, clean, and has everything you need to make self catering an absolute delight. The estate and surrounding countryside has outstanding natural beauty making it a wonderful place for walking with no great need to venture further afield. A truly 5 star experience.
    Mr West - January 2012
    A great place to escape. With fantastic walking and mountain biking including Innerleithen trail centre less than 2 mikes away and Glentress a small drive. The property is amazing with lots of antiques, but a very practical well equiped place to spend a holiday. The house gardens are really nice and the estate is a lovely place to walk around. We would definitely recommend it!
    Mrs Crane - December 2011
    An idyllic setting in a border glen. The accomodation was more than just comfortable; though recently refurbished, it felt lived in and loved. We were there in the autumn when lighting the stove was an essential and the roll top bath after a long walk a luxury. We cooked many a fine supper in the lovely kitchen and I was genuinely sad to leave. The owners were considerate and helpful and eagre to take any suggestions on board. I could not recommend The Old Larder more highly.
    Miss Armstrong - October 2011
    This was a beautiful experience. This cottage is actually part of a huge mansion house on thousands of acres. It's like stepping back into history. It's the perfect stay for anyone looking for fresh air, great walks and peaceful afternoons. The hosts were warm and inviting. The cottage doesn't see much sun but the views are breathtaking and the inside is extremely well equipped and beautifully restored with original pieces belonging to the family. A+ holiday for us.
    Cockerill - September 2011
    We spent a wonderful time enjoying the scenery and visiting the many bookshops along Tweedbank. The accomodation is very comfortable and the facilities are plentiful and generous. Innerleithen is a centre for all cycling activities and we were lucky to be there when the Tour of Britain came through the town.
    Mrs Nicholson - September 2011
    A wonderful location, much more interesting than we thought the Lowlands was going to be. The old larder was beautifully decorated through out. Broadband worked extremely well. The only downside was the lack of privacy as people walked straight past our plate glass french windows. As we were blessed with the misty rain only Scotland can supply this wasn't too much of a handicap, but if the sun had shined in August we wouldn't have been able to open the doors or sit outside in peace.
    Mrs Chadaway - August 2011
    The Larder Wing is a unique property in a special location within it's own scenic glen and attached to a remarkable stately home. This combined with the attention to detail in the selection of furnishings in the house from antique pictures, to 4 poster bed, old books and flagstone floors as well as all the modern equipment one requires for cooking and relaxing makes it a truly unique experience. The hosts are extremely attentive and flexible to their clients needs, which means nothing can go wrong, except the Scottish weather.....but even that went right for us!
    Mr Macdonald - April 2011

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    This property is covered by our Holiday Protection Scheme.

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    Cottages & Castles Ltd. (acting as agents for property owners) provides a guarantee for tenants who have to cancel their holiday at a cottage.

    If it is necessary to cancel your holiday, for any of the reasons A 1-5 below, you may do so at any time up until the close of business on the last working day before your tenancy commences and we will refund your balance. Your deposit is not refundable. If you have made a late booking and paid in full you will receive your payment minus the normal deposit sum (usually 30%).

    There is no charge for this holiday protection – it is included in the cost of your holiday. Please note that the protection does not apply to holidays in our properties with codes beginning with P (usually castles, mansions and lodges).

    Deposits may be transferred to a different date for a holiday at the same property within 12 months of the original holiday date, subject to availability, but not, however, for a different property. If the new booking is at a higher rate the tenant must pay the extra cost. No refund will be made if the new date is at a lower rate.

    A:
    1. Death, accidental bodily injury, or illness (excluding pre-existing or chronic illness/conditions, or illness arising through epidemics or pandemics)
    a) the Proposer and/or persons with whom he/she has arranged to travel.
    b) any close relative or business associate of the Proposer or of any person with whom he/she has arranged to travel or arranged to meet at the specified holiday establishment. We will require appropriate documentary evidence of illness or bodily injury from a registered medical practitioner. This evidence must state that the Proposer is unfit to travel.

    2. Jury service, witness call or unemployment through redundancy of the Proposer after the date of booking and prior to the commencement date of the holiday.

    3. Fire or theft which is the subject of an insurance claim at the Insured’s main residence or business premises within seven days before commencement of the holiday.

    4. Occupational postings not contemplated at the time the holiday is booked.

    5. Cancellation or curtailment of scheduled transport services due to strikes, riots or civil commotion, but limited to the cost of alternative transport up to £50 per person for the outward journey only.

    But not, however:

    B:
    1. Disinclination to travel.

    2. Failure of public or private transport.

    3. Suicide, attempted suicide, insanity, the influence of intoxicating liquor or the effect of drugs not taken in accordance with treatment prescribed and directed by a qualified medical practitioner or booking a holiday which is or would be against the advice of a registered medical practitioner.

    4. Pregnancy unless problems occur which prevent the person travelling. A  verification must be signed by a registered medical practitioner to this effect

    5. Any loss which is otherwise insured.

    6. Holiday accommodation booked outside Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands

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