Cottage in Traquair, Nr. Peebles, Scottish Borders, Scotland - Peaceful Rural Location With Easy Access To Neighbouring Towns And The City Of Edinburgh
About ishy schofield
The cottage is owned by Sonia and managed by Ishy who lives in the adjacent property. Ishy has lived here for many years and knows the area and the local community very well. Ishy: I have been involved with local projects and events for many years and feel lucky to be part of such a strong local community. I enjoy morning walks with my neighbour, tending my small vegetable patch, cooking and baking. Family and friends are very important to me and I enjoy welcoming them to my home. Sonia: I live in Oxford, and we have a holiday home in the Borders. We are lucky to know Ishy, who lives locally, to manage all aspects of the lettings. Ishy brought up her three children here and has recently become a granny. Family, friends and the local community are very important to her.
ishy schofield purchased this Cottage in 2001
Why ishy schofield chose Peebles
The Scottish Borders is a wonderful place to live in and to visit. Local people are very friendly and the surrounding countryside is beautiful. Traquair is within easy distance of local towns and has access to many places of interest. Peebles and Edinburgh offer many cultural activities.
What makes this Cottage unique
For those who enjoy hill walking the property is very close to the Southern Upland Way with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Innerleithen just 3 miles down the road is a popular mountain biking venue and hosts many major events. Traquair House, the oldest inhabited house in Scotland, has a number of special festivals and events throughout the year.
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For the 4 of us it was somewhat small at times but apart from that we had a great time in this lovely, quiet Scottish cottage
Cottage well equipped and excellently presented. The situation is ideal for an active borders stay.
Ideal location, friendly welcome, secluded accommodation and loads to do from the doorstep.
ex cottage.great area for scenery
magic location total peace and quiet.lovely cottage and great next door neighours.superb spot to discover the borders of scotland
Thanks very much for your kind review of the GrainStore and your visit to the Scottish Borders. I'm glad you had such a good time and enjoyed your visit. It was lovely to meet you both.
If you want to come back any time, you would be very welcome.
Best wishes, Ishy
Wonderful holiday in the grainstore cottage very peaceful with all you need. Ishy was very helpful.
I can recommend this cottage its very cosy with all facilities provided thats needed for a wonderful holiday. A great welcome from Ishy. Near to shops at Innerleithen and the wonderful River Tweed. Lots to see and do with wonderful gardens to visit.
Charming cosy cottage
We had such a lovely welcome from Ishy and the cottage lived up to expectations. It's very cosy and has everything you need. Very comfortable beds and sofa. Set in beautiful countryside yet easy to access civilisation, if you want to! We will definitely return if we are back in the area.
Thank you so much for your lovely review of the cottage, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and you were cosy and warm, despite the weather!
I hope you had a good journey home, it was lovely to meet you all and I would be very happy to welcome you back again. Thank you for leaving everything so neat and tidy. Best wishes, Ishy
Very cosy Cottage
We stayed here in August 2015 - my wife, 2 teenage twin daughters and myself - and were very impressed with the cottage. We weren't in it during the day as we were out doing our own thing but to come back at night to this cottage was delightful, especially when the fire was lit - very nice! Ishy next door was so friendly and it was a pleasure to meet you.
Parking is about 20 feet away from the door over the grass but the car is safe in the yard. The cottage is in the middle of nowhere and is so tranquil and gorgeous. Just a short drive from Edinburgh (about 20 miles) and Galashiels (about 7 miles) and if you want to go further afield go down to North Berwick which is a lovely harbour about 40 miles away. Thank you Ishy for making us welcome to your lovely cottage.
Thank you very much for your kind review of the GrainStore. It was lovely to meet you and your family, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and your visit to the Scottish Borders. I would be very happy to welcome you back again.
With best wishes, Ishy
North Berwick is easily accessible by car (around 75 mins drive)
Use of a vehicle is essential to reach the cottage. Coming from Edinburgh, take the A72 to Innerleithen. In Innerleithen take the first right turn onto the B709 passing the Traquair Arms Hotel. Continue along Traquair Road, across the Tweed bridge and continue along the B709 to Traquair village. After a further 2 miles you will come to the hamlet of Kirkhouse. There is a bus service between Edinburgh and Innerleithen, where a taxi can be hired. The nearest airport is Edinburgh.
Innerleithen is the nearest town (3 miles) Peebles is 9 miles.
Traquair House is 2 miles.
St Mary's Loch is 12 miles
Edinburgh is 26 miles
Innerleithen is convenient for local food shopping. Innerleithen has a Bank of Scotland which is open Monday, Thursday and Friday. There are cash machines at the Bank and Supermarket.
Local attractions in Innerleithen include St. Ronan's Well, and Robert Smail's Victorian Letterpress Printing Works (National Trust for Scotland). Innerleithen is very popular with mountain bikers and has a world famous downhill track. Glentress, part of the Tweed Valley Forest Park near Peebles, is famous for it's various graded trails, both venues are popular destinations for mountain bike enthusiasts. Innerleithen is a popular area for road cycling and there is a newly opened SUSTRANS track leading from Innerleithen to Peebles via Glentress. Wildlife watching (e.g. the Osprey Watch centres in Glentress /Kailzie Gardens), horse riding and fishing on the river Tweed are also available in the area. For those who enjoy swimming, there is a public swimming pool in Peebles. Peebles Hydro hotel also runs Day Spa breaks. The Eastgate Theatre in Peebles have an exciting arts and entertainment programme which changes each week. There are a number of excellent restaurants, cafes and pubs to choose from in the neighbouring towns such as Saffron, Indian Restaurant and Traquair Arms Hotel, Innerleithen. Coltman's, Osso and Cocoa Black in Peebles.
Innerleithen is the ideal base for exploring the Borders. Peebles, Melrose and Moffat are just a few of the small towns within easy reach. All have their own unique style, and you will find a range of interesting shops, museums and coffee shops in each place. If you enjoy visiting stately homes then you will be pleased to know that you can fill your days with trips to the Bowhill Estate, Abbotsford (home of Walter Scott) , Mellerstane House and Thirlestane. The Scottish Border's towns are renowned for their summer festivals, and Innerleithen is no exception, with St Ronan's Border Games. Other local events are Traquair Fair, Peebles Agricultural Show and Highland Games.