House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Built in 1802, The Mill House enjoys a beautiful and picturesque riverside setting on the banks of the River Tweed. The house is converted from a former watermill and has great character and charm. It has three floors overlooking the river and garden.
A large, family dining kitchen (seats 10) forms the heart of the house with French doors overlooking the river.
If you just want to relax in the sun, you can sit on the luxury garden furniture in the upper garden and enjoy a glass of wine. There is an abundance of wild life including herons, kingfishers and ospreys.
Children can run free in the large informal garden (fenced in) and play on the swings, within full view of the patio and upper garden. Colourful Kailzie Gardens are a short walk away, with its sparkling burn and wildfowl pond, and can provide a tranquil and relaxing stroll or picnic.
Walkers and dogs are catered for with Cadrona Forrest, the Pentlands, Moorfoot, Eildon and Manor Hills all readily accessible.
Horse riding / pony trekking and The Cadrona Golf and Country Club are nearby.
The historic and pretty market town of Peebles is only 2 miles away and yet you can reach Edinburgh City Bypass in under 20 miles / 35 minutes drive. All in all this is the perfect family house set in a wonderful location, which is particularly suitable for families with younger children or those who require a peaceful location for an activity-based holiday.
SLEEPS maximum 10
Now with FREE Wifi.
Salmon and Trout Fishing on the River Tweed (by permit)
Luxury garden table with 6 chairs
Large Children's Play Area with Swings and Slide
Glentress mountain biking course nearby
Pony Trekking / Horse Riding
Kailzie Gardens nearby
Traquair House – 3 miles
Dawyck Gardens – 8 miles
Cadrona Golf Course – 1 mile
Peebles – 2 miles
Edinburgh airport - 1 hour drive
Linen and towels included
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh/Glasgow 75 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Now with FREE Wifi
5-burner Rangemaster gas hob with double electric oven
Widescreen satellite TV/DVD player
Second TV/DVD in sofa bedroom
Books and toys
Cot (no linen)
|Further details outdoors|
There is an upper garden with luxury marble table and umbrella with 6 chairs, overlooking a large grassy lower fenced garden with swings and play area, next to the river. Ideal for children and dogs
The Scottish Borders region
The Scottish Borders region
The Scottish Borders area is famous for its history of independence and battles. This has left a legacy of museums, castles and local festivals such as the Reivers festival in Hawick.
Many of these castles and historic houses are open to the public including Traquair Hiuse near Peebles which is the oldest continually inhabited house in Scotland. It was home to Sir Walter Scott who loved the rolling hills and wonderful views. It is a largely rural area with small, individual towns but yet within easy reach of Edinburgh and Newcastle.
There are wonderful gardens to explore at the historic houses and also at Dawyck Botanic garden. The wildlife is abundant in this rural area with several types of deer, otters, badgers, and an amazing variety of birds including herons, kingfishers, ospreys, peregrine falcons, and even golden eagles!
Hill walking is very popular in the area and with almost unlimited access to the countryside the walker has the chance to roam and experience nature. The lochs and the famous River Tweed provide opportunities for sailing, wind-surfing and canoeing as well as fishing which is a very popular activity.
Mountain biking has become extremely popular in the area with world class courses in Peebles at Glentress and Innerleithen (7stanes) while there are forest tracks for more gentle off-road biking and quiet country lanes for road cycling. After all that outdoor activity you can relax at the luxurious spa and beauty facilities at centres like Stobo Castle or Peebles Hydro.
Altogether there is an abundance of activities and facilities to make a holiday here relaxing or exciting and challenging but never dull!
The Peebles area
'Peebles for Pleasure' is what the locals say and it's easy to see why! Peebles offers plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors with many leisure activities. Golf, fishing, mountain biking and walking are popular pursuits, with the Forests of Tweeddale and the challenging Southern Upland Way easily accessible. For mountainbikers of all levels, Glentress Forest offers the first courses in Scotland designed by enthusiasts using a colour-graded scheme like ski runs.
Peebles' spacious High Street offers interesting boutiques and welcoming tearooms for a spot of shopping, then round off the day with a visit to Peebles Eastgate Theatre; opened in 2004 with a varied year-round selection of theatre, music and art exhibitions.
Peebles offers a variety of high quality restaurants and cafes too: from Chinese to Indian, from Italian to local Scottish cuisine you will be spoiled for choice.
Nearby, Innerleithen is home to Traquair, Scotland's oldest continually inhabited house and is surrounded by the scenic hills and forest of the Tweed Valley, also St. Ronan's Well Interpretative Centre depicts the era of the last century when the town was famed as a spa. Robert Smail's Printing Works give a fascinating insight into the printing processes of the past.
The neighbouring village of Broughton has a famous gallery, as well as the John Buchan Centre, chronicling the famous writer, soldier and politician's life. Keep an eye open, too, for Neidpath Castle atop its lofty vantage point over the River Tweed on the edge of Peebles.
Gardening fans are well placed to enjoy a visit to Dawyck, one of the National Botanic Gardens of Scotland, at Stobo, or Kailzie Gardens with its formal walled garden, stocked trout pond and 18-hole putting green.
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29 Jul 2014
"Lovely place for large family gathering in a beautiful location"
We had a great week here with all the family. Everyone loved the location and there was plenty of room for us all; the house was fitted out very well for large numbers . The kitchen was excellent, v… More
28 Jul 2014
"Stunning Setting, Fantastic for Kids Too"
We enjoyed the use of this house very much. It is spacious, modern and extremely well equipped. The local area is beautiful with plenty of walks and cycle runs, gardens, castles etc. There is no sh… More
21 Jul 2014
"Lovely setting, room for improvement"
We stayed here for a family celebration and the location, setting and layout were great and the house worked really well for us. However there were a few areas where the property could be improved to … More
3 Jun 2014
"Stunning setting, well equipped"
Lovely spot, not too far out of peebles, but car essential. Plenty of parking. Spacious house, good quality furnishings and extras in the house - not total luxury, but perfectly acceptable and the kit… More
29 May 2014
"Lovely home from home!"
We absolutely loved our stay at the Mill House. The house is spacious, comfortable, and very well equipped (especially the kitchen). The location is gorgeous too, and we even enjoyed watching some lit… More
18 Apr 2014
"Perfect house for family holiday!!"
We booked the Mill House to stay in for a family wedding in Peebles. Even though it said on the website the house catered for 10 people we were unsure what kind of house to expect. One by one we arri… More
18 Mar 2014
"A great party weekend with family and partners"
We had a great time at the Mill House. It's a beautiful spot and a lovely house on the river just outside Peebles. A great big kitchen to cook and enjoy meals together plus ample room so we didn&… More
8 Jan 2014
"New Year holiday."
Once again we had a wonderful time in a great holiday house actually it feels more like a home. Ages 3 years to 70 years all had a great time. 12 for New Year dinner no problem in that great kitchen. … More
4 Jun 2013
"Tranquil surrounds with great family accommodation."
Only negative criticisms are that some rooms could do with a little more TLC and updating -living room and was rather dusty and needed hoovering when we arrived, wallpaper throughout landings and sta… More
11 Feb 2013
"A Brilliant weekend with friends & family"
We have stayed at the Millhouse a number of times in both summer & winter and with & without kids in tow. The Millhouse fits the bill perfectly for what ever type of break you are looking for. We have… More
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