Peebles, Scottish Borders
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Drumelzier is a tiny village set back form the River Tweed, sheltered by the heather covered hills rising to Broad Law, a Corbett and the highest hill in the Southern Uplands at 2,756 ft. The local industry is agriculture and specifically sheep farming which co-exists with an abundance of wildlife under the protection of the Tweedsmuir Hills Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Activities on the doorstep of this lovely Borders holiday cottage include many walks along the River Tweed, up into the hills and the John Buchan Way. There is also cycling on the National Cycle Network, fishing on the River Tweed and the opportunity to wander around Dawyck Botanic Garden and Glenholm Wildlife Centre. Also nearby there are golf courses (Biggar, Peebles, Cardrona, West Linton & Innerleithen), riding centres (Peebles Hydro and Icelandic Ponies at West Linton), hot air ballooning (Biggar), and world class mountain biking trails (Glentress & Innerleithen). Near West Linton there is also Pentlands Activity Camps which provides adventure and care for kids.
Peebles has a year round vibrant art, music and theatre culture ranging from small exhibitions to established music festivals. Since 2004 the Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre has been at the heart of this and hosts a number of national and international touring performances as well as supporting local artists and performing groups. The smaller market town of Biggar also has a range of attractions including a puppet theatre and an excellent local history museum.
Local heritage is in abundance with a history dating back to King Arthur and Merlin, who is said to be buried where Powsail Burn joins the river Tweed a short walk from Powsail Cottage. Just beyond Peebles, Traquair House dates back to 1107 and was originally a hunting lodge for the kings and queens of Scotland and was home to the Stuarts of Traquair, great supporters of Mary Queen of Scots and the Jacobite cause. In more recent history John Buchan, the writer and diplomat, had his roots 3 miles away in Broughton where his books and life have been immortalised in the John Buchan Centre.
Broughton village with a shop, garage, gallery, museum and café is 3 miles away. Also within 3 miles is the River Tweed, Glenholm Wildlife Centre and Café and the famous Stobo Castle Health Spa. Historic interest in the area includes Neidpath Castle (9m), Traquair House (12m), New Lanark World Heritage Centre (21m) and Rosslyn Chapel (27m).
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 2 - 1 double, 1 twin (full sized bunks)
- Bathrooms - 1
- Washing machine
- TV, DVD, video, stereo
- Log fire
- Cot and high chair available
- BBQ and outside table and chairs
- Pets welcome
- Peebles - 10 miles
- Edinburgh Airport (37m), Glasgow Airport (58m)
- Stations - Lanark (21m), Edinburgh (33m), Glasgow (49m)
- Pubs/restaurants - Peebles (10m), Biggar (8m)
- Golf - Biggar (8m), Peebles (9m), Cardrona (12m), Innerleithen (15m), West Linton (17m)
- Horse riding - Peebles Hydro (10m), West Linton (17m)
- Mountain Biking - Peebles Glentress (11m), Innerleithen (15m)
- Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre - 10m
- Puppet Theatre - 10m
This delightful self-catering cottage in the Scottish Borders offers accommodation for 4
A former shepherd's cottage, Powsail Cottage is designed to be lived in. It has been refurbished to incorporate oil-fired central heating and double-glazing which makes it a particularly cosy holiday home. The owners themselves use the property regularly and in doing so have successfully created a home-from-home feel throughout.
Powsail Cottage is single storey and set in its own garden.
The garden is mostly lawn but graced with honeysuckle, roses and wild raspberries along the dyke.
Guests are encouraged to help themselves to herbs as well as rhubarb and raspberries when in season. There is a barbeque and table and chairs for al fresco dining. The cottage also benefits from a garage, which is ideal for storing and cleaning mountain bikes, a kennel with an outdoor run, and parking area to the side of the property.
Inside, the kitchen is a spacious and bright room and has been well designed to incorporate microwave, gas hob, electric fan oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer, plenty of storage cupboards and a comfortable dining area. A generously proportioned boiler/general utility room houses the washing machine and plenty of hanging space for drying clothes and waterproofs. There is also a washing line in the garden.
The large sittingroom which forms the focal point of the cottage, has an open fire and plenty of comfy chairs. French doors lead from here onto the terrace and on into the garden. There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the second with full size bunks. These are comfortably furnished with excellent storage (shelves and hanging) and have been decorated to a high standard. The bathroom has a full length bath, an electric shower and a heated towel rail.
Directions to Powsail Cottage:
If you are arriving from the east (A1/A68) make your way to Peebles on A72.
From Peebles leave town on A72.
After approximately 4 miles take left hand turn onto B712.
On arrival at Drumelzier (approx 6 miles) take the only left hand turn and Powsail Cottage is immediately on the right.
If you are arriving from Glasgow make your way to Biggar on A73 from Lanark or A702 from M74 (Junction 13 - Abington).
From Biggar leave town towards Edinburgh (A702) taking B7016 opposite the police station (signposted Broughton). On arrival in Broughton turn right onto A701. Continue beyond Broughton for approximately 1 mile and at the first junction turn left onto the B712. Drumelzier is approximately 1.5 miles from here. Once in the village take the first right. Powsail Cottage is immediately on the right.
If you are arriving from Edinburgh
take A701 via Penicuik to Broughton (at Leadburn crossroads take right hand turn).
Continue beyond Broughton for approximately 1 mile and at the first junction turn left onto the B712. Drumelzier is approximately 1.5 miles from here. Once in the village take the first right. Powsail Cottage is immediately on the right.
If you are arriving from the south (M6/M74) exit the M74 at Moffat (Junction 15). Take the A701 through Moffat past the Devil’s Beef Tub and Tweedsmuir and after approximately 22 miles (25-30 minutes drive) take the right-hand junction onto the B712 (sign-posted to Peebles, Dawyck and Drumelzier). Then follow above directions.
All bed linen, heating, hot water and electricity are included in the price, also logs for the fire. Pets are welcome by prior arrangement.
Cost and availability.
Powsail Cottage is rented out year round.
Change over day is usually a Saturday but this can be flexible. Short-breaks are available.
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Powsail Cottage, Drumelzier, Broughton, Peeblesshire, ML12 6JD Scotland