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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.

  • 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
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 38 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tara 13th May 2022

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The cottage is delightful, decorated and furnished to a very high standard. The welcome basket is wonderful, Ann and her family are very welcoming. I definitely recommend this property. Hopefully we will return in the future. Many thanks Tara, Jason, Luna and Skye

Reviewed by Ruth 6th May 2022

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A wonderful holiday cottage, spotlessly clean, luxuriously comfortable with everything required for a holiday and friendly welcoming hosts.

Reviewed by Alison 29th April 2022

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The cottage is gorgeous, very welcoming and tastefully furnished. Everything you could need and more. Lovely welcome package of fresh bread, scones, shortbread, choccies and milk. But there were lots of additional extras. We just loved our week there. Anne has got the self catering business just right!

Reviewed by Janice 18th March 2022

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Reviewed by Shona 4th March 2022

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4/3/2922 - 11/3/2022 Fabulous holiday the cottage was first class and would like to thank Ann and family fir out delicious welcome pack everything went down a treat, great location for exploring the area and the dogs had a fab time, would highly recommend and cant wait to visit again

Reviewed by Evelyn 4th February 2022

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The cottage was stunning as were the views and the welcome from the owner was lovely they were so friendly

Reviewed by Lindsay 20th January 2022

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Loved our last minute break! Even though we booked and checked late we got a lovely hamper delivered the next day. Loved relaxing by the fire. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Claire 22nd December 2021

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Another fanastic holiday at the Castles Cottage which is situated in a stunning and peaceful location just a short drive from Peeble and West Linton. Warm, cosy and comfortable with all mod cons: the cottage now has an amazing outlook onto the adjacent castle from its new patio doors. Ann and David made us feel very welcome and provided a wonderfulRead more welcome package which was a perfect start to our Christmas holiday. We can't wait to return to this wonderful retreat. Hide

Reviewed by Simon 25th November 2021

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Lovely warm cottage for mini winter break. Fabulous location with wonderful views all around, and especially the Drochil Castle ruins. Very well appointed, warm and cosy. The wood burning stove keeps the cottage warm in even the coldest of nights. Both West Linton and Peebles are within easy reach for supplies etc. Will definitely return for anotheRead morer break and would highly recommend staying here. The owners are very welcoming & friendly, and happy to help with anything you need. Hide

Reviewed by George 5th November 2021

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Cracking wee cottage in a beautiful setting. We were made most welcome by Ann and her goodies tray. Cottage very clean, comfortable and quiet, perfect for a get away for my wife and I (and our furbaby Alfie). Lots of great walks nearby and Peebles just a short drive. All in all an excellent place to stay, many thanks. Suzanne and George

Reviewed by Jacqueline 29th October 2021

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Lovely cottage, very cosy and warm. Lots of supplies provided and a very good welcome hamper. Its a short distance from Peebles and its in a very picturesque rural location with a ruined castle just outside the garden. Its perfect for a relaxing holiday and great if you have dogs. We would definitely return and highly recommend it. The owners were Read moreespecially helpful and welcoming. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 1st October 2021

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Reviewed by Fiona 17th September 2021

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A warm comfortable cottage and an enclosed garden which was good for the dogs. Lovely welcome pack on arrival to get you started. Peebles a short drive away with some nice shops and coffee shops. The Eastgate cafe is well worth a visit and is reasonably priced. Dog friendly outside if weather is good.

Reviewed by Carol 3rd September 2021

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Lovely cottage in a lovely area of the borders, handy for Peebles and surrounding attractions, friendly owners who are unobtrusive, but there to help if needed, welcome pack very generous, would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed by Alison 30th August 2021

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A warm welcome from Anne to this beautiful cottage. Lovely enclosed garden surrounding the cottage with fabulous views of Drochil Castle and the surrounding hills. Home baking in the lovely welcome hamper. Beautifully furnished with very comfortable seating and a large bed. Perfect for a couple. We had our 2 spaniels with us and there was plenty ofRead more room. I would highly recommend Csstles Cottage and would definitely stay again. Perfect! Hide

Reviewed by Kate 13th August 2021

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The cottage is idyllic! Ann is lovely and made us feel very welcome and at home. It was a wonderful gesture to leave an extensive welcome basket with lots of local goodies which we very much enjoyed! The location is perfect is perfect for you to escape and have peace and quiet. Bed was really comfy and the cottage was cosy. We had everything we neeRead moreded for a relaxing holiday. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of visiting the Scottish Borders. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 30th July 2021

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Beautiful cottage, very well equipped with an excellent welcome pack. Our dog was made to feel very welcome too! Good location for walks and relaxing.

Reviewed by Ian 25th July 2021

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My wife and I loved staying at Castles Cottage. The setting is so peaceful and we felt so relaxed sitting out in the lovely garden. Inside the cottage we had everything we needed and more, it was very clean and comfortable and every eventuality had been thought of and covered. We also received a lovely welcome pack filled with goodies from local toRead morewns. We're just back but we're already thinking about when to go back again! Hide

Reviewed by Joanne 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by Gail 9th July 2021

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Lovely bright, well equipped cottage with everything you could possibly need. Fully enclosed garden so perfect for our dogs. Such a peaceful setting but Ann is on hand if you need her. Loved our morning visits from the farm dogs. 20 min drive into Peebles or Biggar where there are lots of shops and parks. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quiRead moreet, relaxing break Hide

Reviewed by SHIRLEY 18th June 2021

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Lovely welcome and great location. Would book again.

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

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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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