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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed
  • Car advised

Benko is situated in a semi rural location a mile from historic Peebles High street. Only three miles from world class mountain bike trails at Glentress Forest. There are excellent walking trails, quite literally on your doorstep, a private gate to the side of the property opens directly onto the John Buchan Way (a 12 mile marked walk from Peebles to Broughton over low lying moorlands). Golf and fishing are also very well provided. Head to the high street for afternoon tea at the Tontine Hotel or simply curl up with a good book and enjoy the peace and the views of the countryside. Benko is also a perfect base for day trips to other Border towns or to the City of Edinburgh.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 45.4 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Bedroom 1 has a double bed. Bedroom 2 has "zip beds" and can therefore be made into 1 double bed or 2 single beds. The third bedroom has full size bunk beds. Kitchen is fully equipped. The living area has two leather sofas and a rocking chair. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Gas central heating and electricity are included.

Further details outdoors

Benko is set in the courtyard of Loaningdale House. There is private parking.

To the side of the property there is a gate which open's directly onto beautiful open countryside and forest trails.

The Scottish Borders region

Barely more than 20 miles separates one Scottish Borders town from the next. These towns have a history extensively shaped by centuries of warfare and there are many historial buildings to mark this past.

Magnificent scenery and vast countryside make the Scottish Borders a great walking region. There are 1500miles of dedicated walking pathways in the Borders and it is home to six national walks including the Abbeys Borders Walk, 64mile St Cuthbert’s Walk, the finish of the Pennine Way, Berwickshire Coastal Path part of the 212 mile Southern Upland Way & finally the John Buchan Way which passes your doorstep at The Bothy Holiday let. This walks covers 12 miles from Peebles to Broughton and is named after the authors many associations with the area.

The Scottish Borders also hosts the award winning 7 stanes which are 7 mountain biking centres including Glentress and Innerleithen which are within 3 & 6 miles respectively from The Bothy with the other 6 (Ae, Newcastleton, Mabie, Dalbettie, Kirroughtree and Glentrool) in neighbouring Dumfries and Galloway.


The Royal burgh of Peebles is a thriving market town and offers an excellent array of amenities including banks, post office, a range of independent shops, supermarkets, coffee shops and restaurants.

The local area is particularly well served for recreational activities with golf courses, fishing, walking and world class mountain biking all within easy reach.

There is good access from Peebles to the other borders towns via the road network with the A703 giving access to Edinburgh. A regular bus service runs to and from the capital city.

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Review 1-10 of 11

25 Mar 2014


"Great place to stay."

Our second stay at Benko and again we were extremely happy with this superb accommodation. We experienced some wild and wintry weather but it was warm and comfortable and the washing machine worked a … More

26 Oct 2013


"Like coming home"

My friend and I booked Benko for a week to rest and relax. Benko is decorated and furnished to such a high standard with lots of added extra's.The location meant that we were not far from town b… More

20 Oct 2013


"A wonderful place to spend some time."

Benko has everything you need to enjoy quality time in the Borders whether you are looking for a "quiet getaway" or activity based adventure. With helpful and friendly hosts, this high standard accommodation tastefully decorated with quality furnishings, has a very homely feel and a peaceful situation in beautiful countryside. (Great wifi service) You can walk to Peebles main street shops,bars and restaurants and there are fabulous hill views and walks at the door. It is centrally situated in the Borders and is handy for trips to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Friends enjoyed a visit while I was there and they now plan to book a stay. I would highly recommend this lovely property to anyone for a holiday.

21 Sep 2013


"Top class accommadation in beautiful surroundings."

We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years, but Benko is one of the best by far - it is comfortable and well equiped to a very high standard. The owners Ruth & Roger were extremely friend… More

19 Sep 2013


"Absolutely perfect!"

My partner and I stayed in this gorgeous accommodation for a week at the end of August 2013 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The property, the location of the property, and in fact Peebles itself are… More

17 Sep 2013


"Excellent accomodation, peaceful location."

The place was clean, tidy and everything you would require was in the property. On the outskirts of town in lovely location, very quiet. Nice and welcoming couple who own property.… More

30 Jul 2013


"High standard of accommodation in an excellent location"

My husband and I and our 16 year old son and his friend stayed here for a week in July. The accommodation was perfect. It was bright, clean and modern and the beds were extremely comfortable. There is everything you need in the property and we enjoyed the board games some evenings. It was in a quiet rural spot but only a 15-20 minute walk into Peebles. We walked into Peebles on a few evenings to eat out and there is plenty of choice. We met Ruth the owner and she was very friendly. We played golf on a number of occasions and would recommend Peebles Golf Club as it is very friendly and welcoming to visitors. We have holidayed in Scotland 5 times in the last seven years as a family and also as a bigger group with extended family. I would visit this property again and would recommend it to friends and family. A brilliant holiday and the accommodation is very good value for money.

20 Jul 2013


"Very high quality cottage in delightful countryside-facing location"

Benko is the entire first floor of the cottage above garages and another smaller holiday cottage, "The Bothy". As of July 2013, the cottage is currently in 'as new' condition and e… More

Thank you very much for your great review. We did not realise the wifi was patchy, so we have now upgraded the wifi and it is now available in all areas of the cottage. Thanks again. Ruth

29 Jun 2013


"unbeatable accommodation in a lovely location"

The accommodation was very comfortable modern and spotless. All mod cons available and basic cooking supplies. Inspite of rainy cool weather it was lovely and warm, all furnishings and accessories were of a very high standard. Cannot think of anything negative to say at all! The owners were extremely helpful and hospitable. Peebles was new to us, a lovely town plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. We will definately return.

9 Apr 2013


"Brilliant Benko surrounded by beautiful countryside"

The apartment is extremely well equipped, spotlessly clean and comfortable. It is a 10 to 15 minute walk into the picturesque town of Peebles which boasts an excellent range of shops, cafes and resta… More

Review 1-10 of 11

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