Holiday House Details
The School
(11 reviews)
From £400 per week
Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms
1 double, 1 twin

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£460£140
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£440£135
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£425£130
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£425£130
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£400£120
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£400£120
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£460£140
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£530£160
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£400£120
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£400£120
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£425£130
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£425£130
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£440£135
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£440£135
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£460£140
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£440£135
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£425£130
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£425£130
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£400£120
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£400£120
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£460£140
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£530£160


The School is in a simply charming location in a small hamlet in the hills in the Upper Tweed Valley between Peebles and Biggar. From here you can walk for miles along the “Thieves Road” and enjoy the beautiful Borders views all day. For cyclists, the well known Glentress trails are only 12 miles away. There is a tea room and shop in nearby Broughton and the town of Biggar is a mere 6 miles away where you have all the facilities you will need.  This house makes a perfect point to explore the rest of the historic Borders towns and this very beautiful region of Scotland. If you want to treat yourself then make a visit to the nearby spa at Stobo Castle, or visit the neighbouring Dawyck botanic gardens.

The School is as charming as the village; as the name suggests it was the local school but it is now a quirky yet traditional holiday house. What was the main school room is now a large open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room so it forms the main hub of the house. A wood burner ensures it is both cosy and welcoming and wood is supplied.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms both with beamed ceilings along with a family bathroom making this a perfect house for a family. The furniture and presentation of the Schoolhouse is welcoming and traditional and is sympathetic with this delightful and historical building.



Ground floor:

Entrance vestibule, WC. Open plan sitting/dining/kitchen.

First Floor:

Double bedroom, twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath and shower over.

Please note:

  • Garden area not enclosed.
  • Dog owners - a well behaved dog is permitted downstairs only.
  • This is a farming area where your dog must be kept under control.


  • Walking and cycling from the doorstep.Biggar - 6 miles.
  • Stobo Castle near by.
  • All heating and energy included
  • Cot available on request
  • DVD player
  • Electric hob
  • Electric oven
  • Fridge freezer
  • Highchair available on request
  • Linen and Towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Open fire
  • TV with freeview
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • 1 Pet only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet. Well behaved dog downstairs only
  • Reviews

    (11 reviews)
    The School reviews
    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 space is definitely the hardest to heat, although between the central heating and the woodburner it was possible to get it cosy.
    Mr Hughes - May 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.
    Mr Haubold - April 2019
    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.
    Miss Bartholomé - October 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 of 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!
    Ms Meanwell - September 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 a 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.
    Mrs Tihele - 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 September/beginning of October. I thoroughly recommend this cottage.
    Mrs Parrott - May 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. Perfect 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.
    Miss Severns - January 2018
    My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Schoolhouse. The large open plan living space with wood burning stove was the perfect place to spend quality time together as a family over the new year holiday. The kitchen was well appointed, the beds were comfy and there was plenty of space to move about without feeling cooped up when the weather was too poor to go outside. The surrounding hillsides are beautiful and there are many walking opportunities, even with small children. The owners who live next door were friendly and accommodating. There was even a Christmas tree which delighted our kids every day. Thank you for a lovely stay. Pros: TV, WIFI, hot showers, two toilets, big living space, wood burning stove. Cons: no decent chopping knives, we would have liked more space inside for food storage. A bit dusty and dirty in the corners and all those wee places the kids like to crawl into.
    Mr Newman - December 2017
    The School is a great cottage in a tiny village called Drummelzier. It is surrounded by hills and a has a river nearby. We visited in December, and everything has been covered with snow which didn't prevent us from having nice walks in the area. The house is quite cozy inside and had everything we need, including a modern well-equipped kitchen, lots of books, and a fireplace (and now even a DVD player!). The heating operates very well, and it was always warm. The owners live next door, and are ready to answer any questions. We quite enjoyed our 4 day stay, and would like to come back some time!
    Mrs Shinder - December 2017
    The accommodation in the School is to a very high standard and really cosy, even in November. Off the beaten track, it lies in the heart of some lovely countryside yet is within easy reach of Biggar and Peebles with all their amenities. We particularly enjoyed the museum at Biggar and the John Buchan exhibition at Peebles. Dawyck Botanic Garden is just along the road - lots of autumn colour to be seen on our visit. The facilities in The School are excellent. Great TV reception and a good wifi connection. No DVD player but we took our own just in case as we have a lot of boxsets for winter nights! Highly recommended.
    Mr Anderson - October 2017
    Very nice cottage with Log burning stove and fully equipped kitchen in the large open plan downstairs room. Generously sized bedrooms. Great location with very dark skys, ideal for astrophotography. River tweed is also very close by and the Trout/Grayling permit covers the whole length of the river. £8.00 per day in 2017.
    Mr Kelly - September 2017