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Enjoy al fresco dining
Entering this stylish detached charming cottage
Relax on the comfy sofas and perhaps watch a great film or programe on the Smart TV
Enjoy cosy nights in front of the roaring wood burner
Spacious lovely lounge
Looking out from inside
Beutiful light and bright bedroom
Lovely comfy king-size bed
Looking out from inside
Spacious well-equipped kitchen
Fresh Milk from the local farm
Cook up a storm
Enjoy dining in
Looking out from inside
Fantastic shower room
Sip and enjoy a beverage in front of Drochil Castle
Views towards this charming detached cottage
Views directly from the cottage's enclosed garden towards Drochil Castle
View toards the rear of the property
The massive ruins of the historical Drochil Castle
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 / 24  Enjoy al fresco dining
2 / 24  Entering this stylish detached charming cottage
3 / 24  Relax on the comfy sofas and perhaps watch a great film or programe on the Smart TV
4 / 24  Enjoy cosy nights in front of the roaring wood burner
5 / 24  Spacious lovely lounge
6 / 24  Looking out from inside
7 / 24  Beutiful light and bright bedroom
8 / 24  Lovely comfy king-size bed
9 / 24  Looking out from inside
10 / 24  Spacious well-equipped kitchen
11 / 24  Fresh Milk from the local farm
12 / 24  Cook up a storm
13 / 24  Enjoy dining in
14 / 24  Looking out from inside
15 / 24  Fantastic shower room
16 / 24  Sip and enjoy a beverage in front of Drochil Castle
17 / 24  Views towards this charming detached cottage
18 / 24  Views directly from the cottage's enclosed garden towards Drochil Castle
19 / 24  View toards the rear of the property
20 / 24  The massive ruins of the historical Drochil Castle
21 / 24  Enjoy the amazing valley views
22 / 24  Approach to the property
23 / 24  Nestled amid 1200 acres of a working beef and sheep grassland farm
24 / 24  Enjoy a pawfect holiday

The Castles Cottage

Peebles (6mls NW), Scottish Borders
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
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
  • Amazing walking and cycling routes directly from the cottage with the Pentland Hills close at hand
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.

Nestled in an elevated position enjoying wonderful Peeblesshire valley views, on a large family run working farm. That is also home to the historical impressive ruins of Drochil Castle, that was built for the Regent of Scotland and was not finished before his execution in 1581. Only five miles from the pretty conservation village of West Linton and the Royal Burgh of Peebles. By the banks of the bonnie River Tweed, renowned for its excellent salmon and trout fishing. The town also boasts excellent shopping and leisure facilities, including Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Gytes Leisure Centre and golf courses. Enjoy a trip to Neidpath Castle, Kailzie and Dawyck Botanic Gardens, in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Entering this stylish period single storey detached cottage, from the spacious wrap around gardens, into the large vestibule, the perfect place to store outdoor clothing and to dry your four-legged friend. To your left from the inner hallway, is the beautiful light and bright king-size bedroom, with plenty of storage space and handy USB points. Next is the stylish comfortable lounge with Smart TV, USB points and a wood burner, ideal for cosy nights in after an epic day out exploring the local area. Followed by the spacious bespoke kitchen/diner, this is the perfect place to cook up a storm with the electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dining area, ideal for romantic meals. Completing the accommodation is the stylish shower room with shower and WC.

Venturing outside to the spacious, fully enclosed, mature wrap around gardens with seating area, a great for place for al fresco dining and lazy evening star gazing over countryside and the private castles ruins. There is also ample enclosed off-road parking, at the side and in front of the cottage.

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
  • Fully enclosed Garden
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs 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

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jahna 11th June 2021

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We absolutely loved this cottage. It was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. The sofa, chair and bed were all extremely comfortable and the welcome pack was so amazing. So thoughtful and generous. The view of the ruined castle was a wonderful backdrop to this quiet, secluded garden. Ann and David were very welcoming and respectful of our prRead moreivacy. There were wonderful walks, cafes, restaurants in Peebles - a 10 minute drive away and lovely gardens to visit in the local area. Hide

Reviewed by P 28th May 2021

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Reviewed by Janet 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Peter 16th May 2021

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We had a great stay in this delightful cottage which is in a lovely location. The owners, Mr and Mrs Black were very friendly and helpful. The cottage is very well equipped and beautifully decorated and the owners provided a few extra touches which made us feel very welcome and at home. There aren't enough superlatives to describe how wonderful ourRead more stay was and we would highly recommend the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 7th May 2021

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Cottage was delightful and very thoughtfully designed. The owners,Ann and David, couldn't do enough and are lovely and very welcoming. Cant reccomend it enough, cottage and location are outstanding. Will definitely go back

Reviewed by Colin 30th April 2021

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Beautiful cottage and location, owners were very welcoming and friendly. Very quiet area, perfect for a getaway! Would recommend highly!

Reviewed by Tom 6th November 2020

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The cottage was perfect in every way. The location is on a working farm, but is very private and sits right next door to the ruins of 'Drochil Castle'. The cottage was extremely warm and comfortable, and well equipped. The owner's thoughtful touches and numerous extras (including welcome pack) were much appreciated.

Reviewed by Janet 23rd October 2020

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This is a lovely little cottage with plenty of space. It is warm and cosy with good central heating as well as a wood burner. The bed is very comfortable and so are the chairs which makes it very relaxing. The shower was good and It was very responsive. Ann met us at the start to welcome us and left us lots of goodies: I enjoyed the oat cakes and tRead morehe local cheese. We found lots of beautiful walks round about. It is definitely worth a revisit. Hide

Reviewed by Simon 16th October 2020

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Castle Cottage is furnished to a high standard and includes lovely touches such as Smeg toaster & kettle, and Nespresso machine. Ann and David were wonderfully hospitable and we got the impression that nothing was too much for them. The property was perfectly situated to explore the Scottish Borders (and beyond) and although adjacent to the farm itRead more was enclosed within its own fenced grounds with the ruins of Drochil Castle situated directly behind. We would thoroughly recommend this property! Hide

Reviewed by Eric 9th October 2020

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Cosy cottage, just the way we like it with a warm friendly welcome.

Reviewed by Anne-Marie 2nd October 2020

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Lovely quiet, well decorated and equipped cottage. Not far from town if you drive. Lovely welcome pack and helpful owners. The garden is enclosed with lovely views and we were pointed in the direction of an empty field where we could let our dog have a great run. The farm dogs are generally friendly but might overwhelm your dog if it's nervous and Read moremay leave you presents in the garden. We had a lovely relaxing week. Hide

Reviewed by Roy 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by Richard 11th September 2020

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The cottage is very well appointed, extremely clean and safe. Mrs Black had left the best ever pack of food basics for our arrival and was very friendly and attentive without being "in your face". The cottage is 10 miles from Peebles so most days involve a little driving - but the scenery of the whole Tweed Valley from source down to Kelso (and beyRead moreond) is gorgeous - lots to see and do Hide

Reviewed by Paul 4th September 2020

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Lovely clean cottage on working farm; but with the location of the cottage and the Secure wrapped around garden you would think you were in an isolated and quiet location. Perfect for a couple with or without a Dog to have the most relaxing holiday. We will be back as you will find it impossible to beat.

Reviewed by Francesca 28th August 2020

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Cosy cottage in a quiet, peaceful location, based on a working farm (cute sheep and collie dogs roaming around) Fully equipped with supplies for your stay and an exceptionally friendly host. Anne made us homemade shortbread and jam! Also fresh bread, eggs, milk and juice! Castle ruins to explore in the back garden! Excellent stay!

Reviewed by Richard 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Mark 14th August 2020

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We enjoyed a perfect week. The cottage was amazing and very well equipped with high quality crockery etc. The cottage contained everything we needed. The location was lovely - secluded but within easy reach of Peebles with its many forest walks and gardens to enjoy. Ann made us feel very welcome and couldnt have done any more. The welcome pack was Read morea very pleasant surprise. We couldnt recommend it more highly (and of course there is the added benefit of a castle to explore!) Hide

Reviewed by Helen 13th March 2020

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Reviewed by John 14th February 2020

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Reviewed by Helen 20th December 2019

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Reviewed by Jackie 9th November 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Kathryn 21st June 2019

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Enjoy al fresco dining
Entering this stylish detached charming cottage
Relax on the comfy sofas and perhaps watch a great film or programe on the Smart TV
Enjoy cosy nights in front of the roaring wood burner
Spacious lovely lounge
Looking out from inside
Beutiful light and bright bedroom
Lovely comfy king-size bed
Looking out from inside
Spacious well-equipped kitchen
Fresh Milk from the local farm
Show 12 moreCook up a storm

Location

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