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Honeysuckle Cottage

Peebles, Scottish Borders

A fairytale cottage encompassed by verdant gardens and forests. 

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Overview

A fairytale cottage encompassed by verdant gardens and forests. 

Immerse yourself in the diverse scenery of the Borders at this delightful escape

Tucked away within the lush hills and woodlands of Upper Tweeddale, this soothing cottage is everything a country bolthole should be. Belonging to the Kailzie Estate, it lies within easy reach of its stunning gardens which feature a glorious walled garden, glasshouses, wild gardens, centuries-old trees and burnside trails which evolve throughout the year. Here you can settle in and reattune to the natural world – whether you’re surrounded by carpets of snowdrops, blooming rhododendrons, summer borders, fragrant roses or autumn leaves.

Climb four steps to the side of the cottage and enter the airy hallway, through which the living room lies to the left. Large windows and a neutral colour palette make this a bright and relaxing place to rest and socialise, complete with an inviting dining table to gather for meals as the wood burner casts the room in a warm and flickering light. Next door, you can enjoy cooking and baking in the stylish kitchen while taking in the views across the cottage garden. 

On the opposite side of the hallway you’ll find the bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other with twins, both decorated in similarly calming tones with subtle panelling and cosy furnishings. The family bathroom is spacious with refined black fittings, a rainforest shower, and a roomy bath for spending relaxing evenings. 

Outside, the large and enclosed lawn boasts views out to the Cardrona golf course and is ideal for garden games and leg-stretches for your dog, while the patio furniture creates a tempting spot for morning coffees and aperitifs alike. A short drive will take you into the wider grounds on the estate – including its own Tweed fishing beat or nearby lochan. You’re also spoilt for choice for beautiful scenery further afield with Glentress Forest, the gardens at Dawyck and the ancient woodlands in the Tweed Valley all on your doorstep.

Property details

GROUND FLOOR

Four steps up to the side access door, leads directly into the hallway. 

Two bedrooms sit to the right, with the kitchen and sitting room to the left of the main hallway.

Kitchen with electric oven, electric hob, integrated microwave, fridge, full size dishwasher, washing machine.

Sitting room with large corner sofa, dining space with seating for four, wall-mounted 43" Smart TV, wood burning stove.

Front access door and porch with hanging rail and space for outdoor boots and shoes.

Bedroom one with king size bed, side tables, wardrobe with hanging and drawer space, armchair.

Bedroom two with twin beds, side tables, in-built wardrobe with storage and hanging rail.

Bathroom with bath and shower over (rainforest head and separate mixer), heated towel rail, basin and WC.

OUTSIDE

Large enclosed lawned garden with patio area and garden furniture. There is secure storage for bikes and outdoor kit. A barbecue is not available.

The garden looks directly onto the sixth fairway of the Cardrona golf course - and you can walk over the fairway (entrance behind back of Honeysuckle garden) and you will come to a bridge over the River Tweed leading to a multi user pathway where you can cycle or walk to Peebles, Glentress and Innerleithen. Directly opposite the cottage, is access to the Forestry Commission Cardrona Forest Park, with direct access to walking and cycling trails.

The cottage sits in the same ownership as Kailzie Estate and Gardens, and a short walk or drive (1 mile) will take guests directly into the estate. Guests have access to the wider grounds with over 20 acres of gardens and woodlands. This includes the Courtyard Café; a shop offering local produce, gifts and plant sales; a children’s nature trail; an 18 hole putting green; pétanque; and a fishing lochan which is well stocked with Rainbow, Blue, Tiger and Brown Trout. There is also a bait pond which is ideal for beginners and youngsters. 

Complimentary tickets are provided to the gardens.

Salmon fishing on the Estate's private beat of the River Tweed extends to some 1.75 miles and can be arranged on request.

PARKING

Ample private parking in the large gravelled courtyard to the side of the cottage.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING

For safety reasons, we do not permit electric vehicle or hybrid car charging at this property. If you’re travelling by EV, discover your nearest electric vehicle charging point here.

BABIES & CHILDREN

A travel cot and high chair is available on request.

DOGS

One well-behaved dog is permitted at a charge of £25. A second dog may be considered on request. The garden is fully enclosed and an outside tap is available.

GUEST AMENITIES

High quality bed linen and towels are provided, along with hand soap and shower wash. Duvets and pillows are hypo-allergenic 'Feels like Down'. A hairdryer is available in both bedrooms.

WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE

Fibre broadband is available with download speeds of 150MB. Mobile signal is good with 4G.

HEATING

LPG gas central heating which is thermostatically controlled. Wood burner in the sitting room with an initial generous supply of logs.

GUEST PRIVACY

The cottage is detached and is not overlooked.

SHORT-TERM LETS LICENSING

Scottish short-term lets licence number: SB00177F.

The current EPC rating for this property is band D, a copy of the certificate can be found here.

Location

Within the Courtyard at Kailzie Gardens you will the Café serving breakfast, brunch, lunch or coffee and cake using many ingredients from the Estate gardens.

The McDonald Hotel, Golf and Spa sits on the doorstep (1 mile) and offers a number of dining options in their restaurant and bar areas, including a decadent afternoon tea when some relaxation is the order of the day.

Head to the pretty village of Innerleithen (4.5 miles) and you can find good local facilities here, including a butcher's shop, a gourmet pie shop, a heavenly ice cream shop, bakery, as well as a local Co-op supermarket. The Traquair Arms Hotel is also based in the town and is known for serving bistro-style pub grub using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

Peebles (3 miles) has an extensive range of options, and is known for its super range of independent shops, as well as having a local theatre and arts venue. Coltman’sKitchen is renowned for its friendly hospitality and a range of fantastic deli produce. 

For some chocolate heaven, a must-visit is Cocoa Black run by master chocolatier Ruth Hinks, where you can experience the ultimate handmade confections and pastries, or perhaps partake in a chocolate-making workshop too (advance booking required).

Activities

The cottage sits in the same ownership as Kailzie Estate and Gardens, and a short walk or drive will take guests directly into the estate. Guests have access to the wider grounds with over 20 acres of gardens and woodlands. This includes the Courtyard Café; a shop offering local produce, gifts and plant sales; a children’s nature trail; an 18 hole putting green; pétanque; and a fishing lochan which is well stocked with Rainbow, Blue, Tiger and Brown Trout .

The area is an exceptional walking destination and there are a vast number of waymarked trails through lush woodland forests in the upper Tweed Valley, offering numerous wildlife spotting opportunities on its many family-friendly routes. Directly opposite the cottage is a Forestry Commission car park with direct access to walking and cycling trails.

The John Buchan Walk is a 13-mile route that connects Broughton and Peebles through the hills and valleys of Upper Tweeddale or The Glen Trail at Glentress (18 miles) with 100 year-old Douglas fir trees is particularly scenic.

For cycling, the 7Stanes at Glentress Forest Park (2.5 miles) is a superb destination for mountain biking with trails to suit all ages and abilities. With an £8.5m visitor centre, it also has a cafe, bike hire and instruction on offer but with some fantastic opportunities for walking and wildlife too. And for an exhilarating thrill 40 feet above the forest floor, there are zip wires and treetop adventures at nearby Go Ape.

Salmon fishing on the Estate's own private beat can be arranged directly which extends to 1.75 miles. Fishing can also be booked via FishTweed on a number of beats on the upper Tweed system, and can be particularly productive through the Autumn months of the year - all within an easy drive from the property.

For something quite different, why not head to Velvet Hall to meet and trek with Alpacas in the Tweed Valley. Here you can amble along through scenic forests and over the hilltops with your very own Alpaca for company. Playful, inquisitive and simply adorable!

Visitors can stop off and see how fine ales are made in the grand historic setting of Traquair House, Scotland's oldest inhabited house, based on ancient recipes dating back to the eighteenth century. The gardens here are wonderful and there are plenty of family-friendly activities to keep the younger members of the party entertained.

For passionate foodies, Cocoa Black is a multi-award winning chocolatier and patisserie based in Peebles. Founded by Ruth Hinks - UK World Chocolate Master and UK Confectioner of the Year, it is a magnet for budding chefs who want to perfect their chocolate and pastry skills. Classes are run throughout the year, including private and corporate events.

If you are an avid fan of the royal and ancient game, Cardrona Golf Club offers the perfect setting for a leisurely game, and the course can be viewed directly from the garden of the cottage. Peebles Golf Club also represents an enjoyable challenge with well-conditioned fairways and beautiful views over this 6,138-yard course. 

Despite its peaceful rural location, the property allows good access the motorway network, with easy access to Edinburgh (26 miles) and all that this magnificent city has to offer. Here you can explore the fascinating architecture of the old town and soak up the culture and heritage of this beautiful vibrant city. Wander the cobbled closes and narrow stairwells of the Royal Mile and Grassmarket; take a tour of the underground vaults of the old city; savour the atmosphere of the vibrant Edinburgh Fringe Festival or exceptional Jazz & Blues Festival, or visit its most famous landmark - the iconic Edinburgh Castle.

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Fishing

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Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Wildlife

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Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Walking

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From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Museums, galleries and culture

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Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Location 2 miles from Peebles
Dogs
  • One dog welcome with a charge of £25. A second dog may be considered on request.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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Enjoy the picturesque trails and woodlands of nearby Kailzie Estate and Gardens
The little things we love...
"Whiling away afternoons in the estate’s gardens, enjoying a game of pétanque followed by tea and cake in the courtyard café."
Steve and Susan, owners of Kailzie Estate and Gardens
email us or give us a call on 01573 226711 for details.

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