A secluded and cosy townhouse with private mews parking, sleeping 5 comfortably in the very heart of the town. With every modern convenience included, and balcony views to the hills beyond, this is truly your home from home! Check out our Reviews.
You can enjoy big savings on stays of more than 2 nights in this deceptively spacious, modern townhouse over 3 floors, offering immaculate accommodation in the very centre of this upmarket, quintessential Scottish Borders town.
In this secluded mews courtyard there's ample private parking immediately outside your front door (plus space for another 2 by prior arrangement).
Within just 300m you have 2 supermarkets, 5 bars, 3 take-aways, 4 good restaurants and 5 cafés/bistros - and a whole lot more beyond!
The house was totally re-furnished & decorated in July 2012 and comprises:
On the Top Floor, the master bedroom with a spacious en suite showerroom. From your balcony, enjoy the views across the rooftops and steeples to the hills beyond whilst sipping a glass of wine in the evening sun!
The First Floor offers a large twin bedroom and a single bedroom, plus an additional guest bed (supplement). The generous family bathroom has an over-bath 'Mira' shower.
- all bedrooms have ample storage space in the form of wardrobes/cupboards and chest of drawers
- and there's a hairdyrer in each room.
On the Ground Floor you have a compact modern kitchen with electric oven & ceramic hob, washing machine, fridge (with freezer compartment), dishwasher and microwave.
- every kitchen utensil, pots/pans, cutlery and crockery.
- a 'starter pack' of essentials (coffee, tea, milk and cereals) is included until you can get to the shops.
- on request, a full shop can be arranged ahead of your arrival.
The roomy lounge has a sofa and snuggler to seat 5 in comfort (plus extra chairs for visitors), while the dining area has an extendable table which can seat up to 6 people.
- french doors lead directly out to the enclosed south-facing patio garden at the rear of the house. There are bench and deck-chair seating so you can enjoy the flowers and shrubs in this private sun trap.
- the patio garden has been recently landscaped and re-planted (July 2013)
- the lounge, twin and double bedrooms boast LCD TVs with Freeview and DVD players, and there's a wide range of DVD and VHS films plus CD music to choose from.
- we've also provided games, books and magazines should the weather be inclement.
- for the summer months feel free to use the picnic hampers and cool-boxes for lazy lunches in the local parks or whilst you tour the wonderful Borders scenery that surrounds you.
There's also a convenient WC on the ground floor, plus an under-stair cupboard off the lounge for all your coats and shoes etc.
There are numerous excellent restaurants, hotels, bars and takeaways all within a few hundred yards stroll. Although your house is ideally situated to enjoy all these attractions and amenities it also provides a modern fully fitted kitchen. So, for those who prefer to self-cater, you are within a short walk of Tesco, Sainsbury, and Co-op supermarkets, plus all other typical high street shops only a few hundred metres from your front door. Peebles is noted across Scotland and the North of England for its number and variety of independent speciality shops.
This cosy house has double-glazing and gas central heating throughout - and there are no extra charges for your electricity or gas consumption.
Free, unlimited Sky WiFi internet broadband connection is available (plus a Windows XP computer, on request).
There's an iron, spare blankets, vacuum, all cleaning materials, one bath- and one hand-towel per person, board games, magazines, clothes line & drier, plus food basics (milk, coffee, tea, sugar, cereals, pasta etc - enough to get you started).
This self-catering property is available for:
- Holiday rental
- Short or long-term lets
- Corporate bookings
- House swap
The Scottish Borders Region:
Located approximately 35km south of Edinburgh city centre (with the city by-pass even closer, providing links to Edinburgh Airport and the motorway network) makes this area an excellent choice to base yourself for a touring holiday in southern Scotland.
Add to this formal and botanic gardens, stately homes and a rich history with ancient monuments and castles all on your doorstep ... there's plenty to keep you busy in the local area itself.
Whilst a car is not essential to enjoy Peebles and its own local attractions, it would be a shame to miss out on a tour of the wider Borders area and north to Edinburgh city itself. Car rental can be arranged on your behalf, or why not contact us and let us organise local tours for you. Tell us the sort of things you want to see and do - and we'll take care of the rest, whether it be sight-seeing, city shopping, walking, amazing beaches & coastlines, historical tours, golfing, botanical gardens or ornithology ... we'll lay on a great holiday for you!
The Peebles area
The Royal Burgh of Peebles is a thriving market town straddling the world renowned river Tweed. The town boasts quality high-street shopping, supermarkets, and numerous leisure and recreational facilities including golf courses, art galleries, museums, a theatre, swimming pool and, more recently, some of the best dedicated mountain-biking venues in the UK. Peebles is renowned for its number and range of independent shops, attracting visitors and tourists from far and wide.
Horse riding, fishing and hill/walking are also very popular local activities. Peebles hosts each year an agricultural show, several road cycling events, and it's own cultural 'Beltane Festival' ... a festival of local legend, history and tradition with roots dating back many centuries.
Activities in and around Peebles:
Golf courses - the nearest of 3 is less than a 15 mins walk.
Fishing - salmon & trout on the River Tweed, or nearby stocked lochs.
Tennis, bowls and squash - all in town
300m to public swimming pool, plus other watersports in the locale.
The local area is also great for:
Countryside and hill walks
City visits - Edinburgh is just 40mins drive, or by bus service every 20mins.
Road cycling / touring
Mountain biking ... we have three of the UK's top-rated venues right here!
More independent shops than any other town in Scotland.
You will have full access to the house which sleeps up to 5 in comfort.
There is also a Z-bed for a smaller sixth guest (supplement).
Interaction with Guests
Should you have any questions at all your host is available by phone etc. from 8am-11pm. But for urgent situations I can of course be contacted 24/7. To respect your privacy (unless otherwise requested) I will not revisit the house until your time of departure.
If you do not have your own transport there is a regular and frequent bus service operating out of Peebles to Edinburgh and Galshiels, running approximately every 20minutes. The buses are modern and comfortable and even offer wifi!
There are several local taxi firms, and cabs are plentiful and cheap.
But to make the most of the wonderful scenery and places of interest in The Borders, I would recommend you have your own transport.
Prices may be subject to change at the Advertiser's discretion.
Special rates may apply during school holiday periods and national holidays (eg Christmas and New Year) - please enquire.
Discounted rates available for stays of over 1 week, 1 month, and 6 months.
Please enquire for prices for 'next year'.
This property, over 3 floors, is not suitable for people with restricted mobility or the very young.
Sorry, but pets and smoking are not permitted in or around the house.
My friends and I were in Peebles for a wedding and we had a wonderful stay here. Donald was charming and helpful, the house was clean and comfortable, nice and quiet with lovely views, and we all slept very well in the excellent beds. Highly recommended.
Briana and her four friends (attending a local wedding) stayed in my self-catering house in Peebles during January 2015. Communicating with Briana was straightforward and their stay went without a hitch. On departure my house was left in good condition and they had clearly looked after it well. I'd have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them to other AirBnB hosts. I look forward to seeing them all again at some time in the future.
Great trip , great host , Donald is a genuine and caring host , communications very clear and precise . Looking forward to a return visit .
Donald was a perfect host and made us feel very welcome, thinking of everything to make us feel very comfortable. The accommodation was just ideal with lots of room, in a quiet area,close to the town centre. Donald met us on arrival giving us a full orientation to the Mews and the town and we were able to contact him at any time for any emergency. He left us lots of information on beautiful walks around Peebles as well as restaurants etc.. My only issue was that we couldn't stay longer than 2 nights as there was still so much more that we could have done.
Amazingly comfortable house, charming location and exceptionally attentive host.
We had a wonderful time at 3 Elcho Street Mews! The location of the house was perfect for our needs.....the neighbourhood was safe and clean and easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. The parking was ample for our car.
Donald was extremely accommodating and helpful to getting us settled. He offered detailed information to us regarding activities available in the Borders. He provided us with some basic household essentials of which we were so grateful after overseas travel. The house was very neat, clean and comfortable for the four of us.
We would not hesitate to recommend Donald and his home to friends and family in the future. We hope to return to Peebles again soon and will absolutely want to stay here again!
We stayed in Donald's house for a wedding at Neidpath Castle in mid-May (Neidpath is a mere mile's walk away). Donald was an attentive host who was easy to contact in advance of and during our stay. The house was clean and extremely well-appointed. It is centrally located with good parking. We would stay again and would recommend others to stay here too.
I can honestly say that we (parents and three little kids) spent the best holidays ever in Donald's great house in Peebles.
"Your home in the Scottish Borders" is definitely no exaggeration but rather an understatement as you will find a house as good as a home, yet in contrast to your own home you have Donald's excellent service as well. If you wish so, he will arrange everything and anything for you while always respecting your privacy. (Arriving at midday and having to leave in the middle of the night was no problem.) When we arrived there were even enough fresh food supplies to last a day and everything was neat and tidy.
The house is nicely furnished, perfectly equipped (you really need not bring anything but your clothes) and offers enough space as well as some great views. There is parking space right in front of the house, a small garden, TVs and fast WiFi internet access. It does not take more than a minute to reach the closest supermarket and take-aways (two minutes to Peebles High Street), yet it is completely calm and quiet.
Peebles is a nice town with many nice shops and great recreation and hiking opportunities especially along the river Tweed (just take a walk to Neidpath Castle). The Borders boast countless sights, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling can be reached easily by car within 30/90 minutes. Whether you like hiking, cycling, sight-seeing or just relaxing... just go to Donald's house in Peebles and enjoy!
In short: Excellent accommodation, nice town, beautiful region and a perfect host. Scottish hospitality at its best! What else could one ask for? We will definitely go there again!
Interested in world travel and outdoor activities and adventures.
Educated in Engineering, IT and Business Management.
Career background in IT - computer & network support, website design, training etc.
Spent most of my working life in and around Edinburgh in the financial and legal sectors.
Have been involved in the holiday rental business now since 2012.
Please feel free to ask if you have any questions at all ...