The Mill House Holiday Home, Peebles, Scotland

The Mill House Holiday Home, Peebles, Scotland

Self-catering Converted Mill on the River Tweed near Peebles

SLEEPS maximum 10.        Minimum Stay  3 Nights       FREE Wifi.

Built in 1802, The Mill House enjoys a commanding position in a beautiful and picturesque riverside setting on the banks of the River Tweed.

This grade B listed house, of great character and charm, is a converted former watermill with accommodation on three floors. Nearly all of the rooms have a river view over the delightful Scottish Borders countryside, and the house is conveniently located for shopping in the pretty Borders town of Peebles.

A large, family dining kitchen (seats 10) forms the heart of the house with French doors overlooking the river.

The Mill House makes an excellent holiday home for a family with children. The grounds are child friendly with a large playing field, in full view of the patio and terrace. The garden is fenced and pets are welcome too.

If you just want to relax, then enjoy lying on a lounger on the sun terrace and watch the river go by, the tranquillity broken only by the sound of leaping salmon and trout. There is an abundance of wildlife, including herons, ducks, kingfishers and otters.

Colourful Kailzie Gardens are a short walk away, with a sparkling burn and wildfowl pond, and can provide a tranquil and relaxing stroll or picnic. There is a restaurant/café at Kailzie that is open from April to October and an Osprey live webcam viewing centre.

Walkers are catered for with the Pentlands, Moorfoot, Eildon and Manor Hills: all readily accessible. Mountain bikers will be delighted to find themselves only a short cycle from what is regarded as one of the finest cross-country courses in Europe at Glentress, and keen downhill bikers will find a good downhill course at Innerleithen about four miles to the east.

Garden lovers can visit Dawyck Gardens, near Stobo, or Traquair House and Gardens, both of which are just a 15-minute drive.

Horse riding/pony trekking and the Cardrona Golf and Country Club are nearby. Golfers have a wide choice of courses in this area and there is a weekly passport available that allows access to several of the courses.

Only two miles away is the historic and pretty market town of Peebles, where you will find an assortment of traditional Scottish shops and two large supermarkets. Edinburgh City Bypass can be reached in under 20 miles/35-minute drive, and Edinburgh airport can be reached in just over an hour.

All in all, this is the perfect family house in a location that can satisfy all needs for an enjoyable holiday for the whole family. We particularly recommend it to families with younger children and those who require a peaceful location for an activity-based holiday.

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Organised Osprey Watches at Kailzie Gardens which are within walking distance. The river is home to an extensive array of birdlife and there is a small island 100 yards upstream used as a nesting area.

Child Friendly

The house is equipped for young children to be easily catered for both inside and out. Enclosed garden, books, toys and DVDs.


Overlooking the River Tweed. Permits are available locally.

Mountain Biking

Mountain bikers will be delighted to find themselves only a short cycle from what is regarded as one of the finest cross-country courses in Europe at Glentress, and keen downhill bikers will find a good downhill course at Innerleithen about four miles to the east. Glentress caters for all skill levels from Beginners to a Black Run which is only for Experts or the very daring!


21 golf courses in the area, including two championship courses - The Cardrona and the Roxburghe. Golf Passports are available - either three or five days - allowing access to several courses.

Of Historic or Architectural Interest

Close to Neidpath Castle and Traquair House - both less than 4 miles away.

Pets Allowed

Dogs are welcome in The Mill House. Please restrict them to the ground floor. There is an enclosed garden area. Maximum 2 dogs.

Previous Visitors' Comments

Travelled 6000 miles from California to spend our holidays here and Spain. Should have spent both weeks here.

Catolico family

We have seen otters, kingfishers, oyster catchers and herons. Hope to return soon.

Heap family

Great fishing on the river, caught six trout, all a good size. Had a fabulous time in a lovely house.

Millar, Nunn and Clear families

Thank you for a lovely week, the playroom was my favourite room.

Matthew 12 + Callum 9

Had a fantastic holiday. Kitchen well equipped and great for family meals.

Van der Akker family

Excellent time mountain biking and shopping. The perfect base.


A wonderful place to relax and let the kids explore ! The river gives a wonderful sense of peace. A privilege to stay here!

The Ryans

Peebles shops lovely, Spa Day at Stobo wonderful, Traquair House fun. The Mill House is brilliantly situated.

Pottinger family

What a great house. Everything was fab because of the river, the garden and the huge house. We all enjoyed paddling in the river.

The Kilgours

Nice house. Cozy kitchen. Beautiful spot. This place is a pearl in the Scottish countryside.

Bascha and Henk

Off back to New Zealand tomorrow, this was the perfect way to spend our last week in the UK.

Petherbridge family

Our ideal home, fantastic setting, kitchen and space.

Ritchie and Nicoll

A wonderful house, picturesque location. An idyll !!!

Noel, Collette, Beren and Eve

Really enjoyed our visit. Very well equipped and comfortable house. The playroom with its wonderful selection of toys, a great hit.

Nicoll family

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