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.

Enjoy views of Drochil Castle and the surrounding valleys while your happy hound bounds around your enclosed garden at this cottage on the Scottish borders. This charming, detached house, which is right next to the castle ruins, could be the perfect romantic retreat for you, your loved one and your best furry friend.

Set on a family-run working farm, your stone cottage enjoys wrap-around gardens, which all three of you can enjoy from that first stretch of the morning to a final nightcap under the stars. The single-storey property is entered via a lobby, with space for boots, coats and leads, as well as a good towel down after a long romp. Head into the lounge to light the wood burner on winter evenings and snuggle down with the Smart TV, with Rover reclining in warmth. The kitchen/diner has ample room for preparing a bite to eat for all three of you and includes a washing machine for giving those muddy doggy blankets a quick rinse through. The bright bedroom will beckon after a long day out in the fresh air, while a separate shower room completes the accommodation.

Your cottage is the ideal place from which to follow miles of fantastic footpaths. There are some 1,200 acres of farmland on your doorstep, which you are very welcome to explore with your best pal on a leash. Drive 8 miles to Carlops, the gateway of the Pentland Hills, for more glorious scenery and a good free run, or head 10.5 miles to Glentress Forest, where happy hounds can follow trails through the trees and lap up attention in the cafe and visitors’ centre afterwards. Visit the country town of Peebles, approximately 8.5 miles away, for outdoor activities, shops and several pet-friendly pubs.

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 25 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!

Reviewed by Ann 22nd March 2019

This was a perfect 1 bedroom cottage located on a farm. No street lights, no road traffic, night sky filled with stars....blissful. We stayed for 2 weeks and were extremely comfortable and cosy.

Reviewed by Holly 22nd February 2019

Very lovely little cottage situated on a farm which was comforting knowing that if we needed any help, it was not far away. 10 minutes from the village of Peebles which had shops and some lovely little pubs that are dog friendly which was ideal for us. Very clean cottage and had everything we needed! Would definitely go and stay there again!

Reviewed by Graham 15th February 2019

Castles Cottage is an outstandingly beautiful cottage, from the lovely furnishings, the spaciousness and the location, to the privacy and homeliness it offers. The friendly and welcoming owners were on-hand if we needed them, but otherwise left us to enjoy our holiday without intrusion. We truly feel that we have discovered a perfect get-away and wRead moreill definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Carl 4th January 2019

Castle Cottage is a lovely cosy cottage that is very well equipped and nicely decorated. Situated on the farm, the cottage is perfect if you're thinking about taking a dog as it has a large fully enclosed garden. We were there in January but, in the summer, it would be lovely to sit outside for drinks or maybe a BBQ? Firmly located in the countrysiRead morede, away from the main towns and shops, it's great for walks, with or without the dog, over open countryside. We will certainly be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 23rd December 2018

Fantastic cottage in the most idyllic of settings, exactly what we needed to enjoy a relaxed and quiet Christmas! Ann (the cottage owner) and her husband were fantastic hosts and made us feel exceptionally welcome! Would whole heartedly agree and will definitely be going back!!

Reviewed by Teri 12th November 2018

We arrived to a very clean and cosy cottage. The owner was friendly and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. We were very impressed with the cottage and it was very well equipped, home from home. The location is excellent and is only 10 mins from Pebbles. Would def recommend.

Reviewed by Kate 26th October 2018

Fantastic cottage in a stunning location. Our hosts were so helpful and welcoming and it was a very memorable holiday.

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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


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