About this listing
About the pricing - the longer you stay the cheaper per night!
Prices shown are for two night stays (minimum). So always contact me for a price for MORE THAN 3 NIGHTS.
St Margaret's is located in the centre of the small town of Peebles, 35 minutes drive from central Edinburgh.
It is a spacious one bedroom flat that occupies the ground floor of the building. Details like wooden floors and open log fire gives a cosy cottage feel. The south facing garden leads onto a quiet corner of the fifteen acre Victoria Park. Great for picnics!
Guests can use the large lockable shed/bike store.
The view from our bay windows overlook the river Tweed to the historic centre of Peebles.
No WiFi. There is no WiFi available at St.Margaret's. Others have mentioned this is reviews, which is a little disappointing as it is clearly stated.
BUT there is free WiFi available a short distance away. Most cafes, hotels and pubs have free Wifi. Two peaceful places we can recommend are:
- The Tontine Hotel, mid-way along High Street. It has it's own wee cobbled square out front - great views at the rear of the lounge over the Tweed and hills;
- The Cross Keys Hotel, Northgate, off the top end of the High Street. This
is a WeatherSpoons that is quiet and has a large beer garden.
St.Margaret's sleeping arrangements: there are two places to sleep in two rooms.
- The bedroom has a double bed.
- The living room has a large sofa that converts to a double bed. This double sofa bed can't be moved.
A travel cot is available upon request.
Bed linen and towels included free of charge.
Bath with shower.
Gas central heating and open fire.
Freeview TV. DVD. CD.
Electric cooker. Washing machine. Fridge with icebox. Ample kitchen storage.
Enclosed garden with large lockable cycle shed (out house) that you have access to. On and off road parking (free). No smoking please.
General Peebles information
The town of Peebles is renown for it's independent shops, bakers, butchers, delis, restaurants and pubs. The High Street (within a five minute walk) is often voted Scotland's best High Street. The highly regarded Eastgate Theatre is a five minute walk. It is firmly on the Scottish circuit for some surprisingly famous entertainers and shows.
Our favourite Peebles restaurant: The Sunflower
Our favourite Peebles pub: The Bridge Inn (CAMRA listed)
Peebles is a renowned walking area, there is excellent fishing on the tweed and the UK's number one mountain bike centre, Glentress, is a five minute drive away. In fact, the Glentress forest tracks start within Peebles. Innerleithen down hill cycle centre is another five minutes drive. Peebles has a modern swimming pool and sports complex BOTH within 400 yards of St.Margaret's. For the golfers, there are two local golf courses - one within walking distance.
You will live alone in the house.
You have free use of all rooms, both gardens and the lockable bike shed.
Interaction with Guests
I live out of town so seldom can I meet face to face. You'll get emails from me describing what to do to gain access.
A quick text to me and I'll phone you back. I have an agent who lives in the town and can be with you in five minutes.
On one side we have a farming family. Their land lies around the Glentress mountain bike tracks.
The other side is a dentist. Always good to know - just in case!
It is a small town. You can walk end to end in under half an hour.
Other Things to Note
There is no WiFi at the moment in St.Margaret's.
WiFi is available free at many places in Peebles. Apart from pubs/cafe/hotels (the Tontine Hotel on High Street is particularly good - with good views) there is also the library and busses.
The usual really: no smoking, pets by request beforehand, etc.
Simply leave it as you found it for the next BnB'er.
And enjoy Peebles!
I'm new to this airBnB - so keep with me.
My partner and I work in the local Waldorf (Steiner) school in Visby, Gotland. We also run an 18 bed holiday rental on Gotland and have a wee place just outside Edinburgh, Scotland renting too.
I am very lucky to play Scottish bagpipes at weddings. Look out for me on : PotterThePiper.
My farming friends also let me loose repairing their farmyard machinery. Now that's was an unexpected barrel of joy!
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