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 and French doors open onto the patio 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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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
23 Jan 2013
"Holiday home for all ages."
House in great location on the banks of the river Tweed.All rooms so comfortable,kids loved the playroom and play park.Kitchen had everything. New Year day lunch for 12 madewith ease.Plenty of local w… More
19 Jan 2013
"Fabulous and picturesque"
Arrived for a family birthday weekend, first sight of the house and Location was very pleased...once inside had a good walk round was not dissapointed, the owners have this place so well equipped , an… More
14 Jan 2013
"Large very comfortable house with everything you could need."
Great house, suberb location, high quality furnishings, lovely house very comfortable and great base for shopping and sightseeing. Beds very comfy and snug! Even on a cold December weekend the house … More
6 Dec 2012
"Wonderful house in a beautiful location!"
Just back from a fantastic weekend at the Mill House. It was every bit as great as the photos and the location right on the bank of the river was beautiful (especially with the snow this weekend!). Th… More
7 Nov 2012
"Beautiful house, stunning location!"
Booked a girls weekend away, and we were not disappointed! House lovely, location amazing. Peebles a lovely town with lots of great shops. House was extremely well equipped- especially in the kitchen.… More
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