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Talla Resevoir

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The Cottage takes advantage of its beautiful setting with large French doors opening from the living-room onto a private decked area and garden.. Each bedroom has an en-suite bath or shower room and all rooms have wonderful views of hills and fields. You can literally count sheep to get to sleep or enjoy looking at the stars from your bed!

The Cottage forms part of a former telephone exchange and was just converted in 2006, so everything is new and fresh!

It is situated beside the famous River Tweed and close to Megget, Talla ,Fruid and St Mary's Lochs so there is ample opportunity for fishing, wind-surfing, canoeing and other water sports. The cottage is a great base from which to explore Scotland. Although situated in the heart of the country, there are excellent road links to Edinburgh (45 mins), and Glasgow (90 mins) whilst the English Lake District is only 90 minutes away.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Carstairs
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 60 km, Nearest railway: Lanark
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

The gas powered underfloor heating means that the cottage is always warm and cosy even on the coldest winter day, while the views can be enjoyed from each room. It is lovely to sit in comfort and admire the snow-covered garden and hills as we did this year!

The garden attracts many birds including blue tits, robins and even a woodpecker, and you can sit and watch then at the feeder in your private garden.

Further details

We aim to make your holiday as pleasant and relaxed as possible so are very flexible about arrival and departure times and will offer any additional help we can.

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 (10 mins from cottage) 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 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!


Broughton is a small village set in rolling hills about 7 minutes' drive from the cottage. it has a shop, garage/post-office, brewery, school, play-ground and tennis-court as well as a bistro bar which is open till late evening every day and serves delicious home-cooked food at reasonable prices. There is also an art gallery, museum and a colourful garden open to the public. It was home to John Buchan who wrote "The Thirty-nine Steps" and became govenor-general of Canada. The museum and the John Buchan Way walking route to Peebles are dedicated to him.

Peebles is about 10 miles from Broughton and is a beautiful small town with the River Tweed running through it.

There are many wonderful walks as well as a golf-course,shops, restaurants, swimming-pool and leisure centre to enjoy.It also has art galleries and an art centre and every June has a week of celebrations called the Beltane which includes lots of public gatherings where there is music and horse-riding and a grand parade of floats and marching bands.

Horses are important in this area and Peebles has 2 riding schools.It has a castle (Neidpath) and near-by historic houses and lovely gardens to visit.

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Review 1-5 of 5

10 Aug 2014


"Relaxing holiday base"

This is a self-contained cottage within the old telephone exchange and is a lovely, quiet, relaxing area with private views to the rear garden. We had an enjoyable stay, the friendly owners and Anna t… More

22 Jul 2014



We had a great stay. Has everything you need for a comfortable relaxing time. Kids enjoyed it. Would love to return.… More

22 Jul 2013


"Lovely welcome,beautiful area"

We have just returned from a very hot and very relaxing break at this lovely cottage.We arrived early but had a lovely welcome with tea and delicious homemade coffee cake (our favourite).The cottage h… More

14 Jan 2013


"Special cottage a hidden gem"

had a 1 night stay on sat 12th January as a gateway last minute. On arrival not what we expected but the place really grew on us and had a magical feel about it.We were lucky enough to wake up on Sund… More

10 Sep 2012


"A wonderfully tranquil break in the perfect location"

The cottage was AMAZING........gorgeous setting with a wonderful garden which was enjoyed immensely......... On our arrival we were met by Jean whom had made us lovely freshly baked scones, which were wonderfully yummy!!

The cottage is beautiful......... comfortable & homely and all you could need/want & sooooooo much more......... & the ensuite bathrooms, well........ the master bathroom had a bath to die for & the underfloor heating, just the business, as for the power shower, blasts the cobwebs off in the morning!!!

The area is perfect for getting away from the hustle & bustle of the city, wonderful views/walks........... which we enjoyed & shall def. be returning. As we arrived on the Friday, it was an added bonus to discover that there was the local annual music festival on which was right on our doorstep, added bonus where there was a real sense of community spirit & everyone was so welcoming & hospitable.

Tweedsmuir cottage was one of the best breaks we have had & cannot thank our hosts enough oh & the yummy chocolate cake which we sampled on the Saturday, again baked by Jean.

Thank you again for everything & making our stay one to remember............ & not forgetting your lovely dog, Anna........... Angela & family xxxxx

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Calendar last updated:10 Sep 2014

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