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Our self-contained apartment is part of a listed Georgian Farmhouse

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 48km

This fully modernized and beautifully furnished self-contained apartment forms part of a listed Georgian farmhouse dating back to the 1800's. Located in the village of Cardrona by the River Tweed, the apartment is ideally located for enjoying mountain biking at Glentress Forest (1.5m), fishing on the Tweed, and walking some of Scotland's most stunning countryside. The apartment intersects the recently opened Tweed Valley Railway cycle path providing easy access by bike to Peebles and Innerleithen. Both towns are reknown for hosting art, music and biking festivals and Peebles just 3 miles up the road boasts its own theatre, a weekly market and an award-winning high street with restaurants, gift shops and art galleries. If visitors exhaust the many local attractions on offer, Edinburgh is just 25 miles to the North and easily accessible by car or by bus using the regular service from Peebles.

Lee Penn was fully renovated in 2010 and now provides luxury accommodation. The open plan kitchen-living area is complemented by a multi-fuel stove which sits in a recessed stone fireplace bordered by wood-stores. In the bedroom a French imported double bed promises a good nights sleep and built in wardrobes provide plenty of storage space. The bathroom has a large walk-in shower with underfloor heating. The apartment has its own private entrance and opens out onto an enclosed terrace with use of the garden beyond. Parking is outside the apartment and a fully secure bike store is also available.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Musselburgh 48 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 42 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh Waverley 38.5 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Parking, Wheelchair users

The Scottish Borders region

The landscape of the Scottish Borders covering an area of 1800 square miles is characterised by green rolling hills divided by beautiful river valleys, the most famous of which is the Tweed. The river runs right through the region for nearly 160km from its source above Tweedsmuir to the sea at Berwick-upon-Tweed. The section of the Tweed Valley stretching from Melrose to Peebles is where you will find a string of attractions from the ruins of Dryburgh and Melrose Abbey to the eccentricities of Sir Walter Scott's mansion at Abbotsford and the intriguing Jacobite past of Traquair House. Along with the towns of Selkirk and Galashiels these towns form the heart of the Borders region, whose turbulent history was, until the Act of Union characterised by endless clan warfare and Reivers raids. Consequently the area is strewn with ruined castles and keeps. This turbulent past is now remembered each year by the Common Ridings in June and July . Towns like Peebles and Selkirk hold celebrations normally lasting a week which include "ride-outs" where hundreds of locals ride horses around the burgh boundaries

Peebles

Situated just 20 miles south of Edinburgh, Cardrona lies just 3 miles east of the busy market town of Peebles providing the perfect base for exploring this historical and beautiful region. Its busy and eclectic high street provides a range of good shopping facilities and a weekly market. Nestled along side the shops you will find art galleries, cafes and award winning restaurants; a museum, swimming pool and the wonderful Eastgate Theatre converted from an old church at the end of the High Street. Opportunities abound for walking, fishing on the salmon-rich Tweed and golf at local courses in Peebles, Cardrona and Innerleithen. World class mountain biking and Go Ape is available at Glentress Forest, 1.5 miles away and the extreme 7-Stanes downhill run is just a few miles away in Traquair Forest outside Innerleithen. Sitting proudly on the hill outside Peebles, you can visit the 14th century Neidpath Castle once visited by Mary Queen of Scots and to the east of Cardrona some three miles away in the small village of Traquair stands Traquair House, the oldest continuously inhabited house in Scotland. Peebles hosts food, mountain biking, arts and music festivals throughout the year including the Beltane which lasts an entire week in June and features the spectacle of hundreds of horses being ridden through the town and culminates with the colourful Crowning of The Beltane Queen on the steps of the parish church.

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