The Mill House Holiday Home, Peebles, Scotland

The Mill House Holiday Home, Peebles, Scotland

Self-catering converted mill on the River Tweed near Peebles

These Terms and Conditions apply to the letting of the holiday house for holiday purposes only. The contract is between the Guest Leader (the person who books the holiday) and Smith Property Services, the Owner. The Guest Leader must be over 25 and is responsible for the whole party and their compliance with these Terms and Conditions. We only accept bookings from families and couples. We do not accept bookings for stag parties, hen parties or weddings and reserve the right to refuse a booking, at our discretion.


You can arrive at your accommodation after 1600 hours on the start date of your holiday and you must have vacated the property by 1000 hours on your final day. Any delayed departure may incur an additional cost for keeping the cleaners waiting. You agree to keep the house clean and tidy and leave it in a similar condition of cleanliness to when you arrived. Any additional cleaning of the property, following your departure, beyond the normal amount reasonably required, may be charged as extra and deducted from your Good Housekeeping Deposit. The numbers in your party must never exceed the stated house capacity except by prior written agreement.


In order to secure a reservation you need to pay a deposit payment as indicated in the current Tariff. Payment must be made by bank transfer or Paypal, which will accept credit or debit cards. If payment is made via Paypal, a Booking Fee will be charged. Payment by bank transfer does not incur a booking fee. On receipt of your deposit, we will confirm your reservation in writing. You are then responsible for the balance of the rental, which is due no later than 12 weeks prior to your arrival. Failure to pay the balance of the rent by the due date will be treated as cancellation and no refund will be made. If your holiday is within the 12 week period, you are required to pay the full rental. Your reservation is only accepted by us when we have received your signed acknowledgement, your deposit and your Good Housekeeping Deposit.


The Guest Leader is responsible for the costs of any breakages, damages, losses or excessive cleaning caused by the guest party. These costs will be deducted from the GHD but are not limited to £250.The GHD of £250 must be paid by cheque made out to Smith Property Services and dated one week prior to your arrival. Subject to there being no claim for damages, losses or excessive cleaning, the deposit will be returned in full within 14 days of the end of your holiday.



If you have to cancel your reservation you must contact us as soon as the reason for the cancellation occurs and confirm your cancellation in writing or by email. The day on which the company receives the cancellation is the day on which your reservation is cancelled. Deposits and balances are non-refundable in the event of a cancellation. Please note that should you cancel your reservation prior to the balance due date, this amount still remains payable by you and is refunded (less an administration fee of £50) if we have been able to re-let the holiday subsequent to your cancellation. We advise that you ensure that your holiday insurance covers you for this.


Should you wish to change the date of your reservation once we have issued confirmation to you, we may have to treat this as a cancellation of a reservation which would then be subject to the cancellation charges which may be as much as the total amount paid. We will advise you if this is the case and you will have the option to continue with the first reservation. Should we be able to transfer your reservation to another date or property there will be an administration fee of £50 chargeable.


We hope that we do not have to either cancel or adjust your reservation in any way. However, as unforeseen problems do occur, we would contact you immediately to discuss any proposed cancellation or adjustment. If the circumstances affect your desired property, we will endeavour to find you alternative and similar accommodation at a similar rental. If the alternative is unacceptable to you, the Owner will refund all of your original rental deposit. Except where otherwise expressly stated in these conditions, the Owner shall not be liable for changes beyond the control of the Owner.


The Holiday House is strictly NO SMOKING. If this is breached, the Owner may wish to withhold the Good Housekeeping Deposit to cover the cost of soft furnishings and carpet cleaning.


Up to two dogs are allowable in the Holiday House and a charge of £20 per dog will be applied. Dogs must sleep in their own beds, provided by the guest and not in the beds of the house. Dogs are not allowed on the furniture or in the bedrooms and must not be left unattended. The dog's owner must remove any dog fouling from the garden or a cleaning charge will be deducted from the Good Housekeeping Deposit.

9. FUEL INCLUDED (but not unlimited usage)

Fuel is included in the rental but this does not mean 'unlimited usage'. Central Heating and Hot Water systems will be set on timers for certain periods of the day to keep the house reasonably comfortable in all seasons. For those who have special requirements outside the above parameters, it is possible to pay a supplement for additional fuel and central heating.


Bed linen and towels are provided.


A high chair and cot are provided free of charge. Guests must bring their own cot bed linen.


We hope that you will not have any cause for complaint, but if you do, you must contact the Owner or the Caretaker as soon as possible, to give us a chance to rectify the problem.


In signing the booking form the Guest Leader agrees to indemnify Smith Property Services against all loss and damage arising directly or indirectly to the property and its contents from any deliberate or negligent act or omission by yourself, or any other person or animal accompanying you or any member of your party.


The Owner reserves the right to change any of the specifications of the Holiday House.

15. LAW

The contract between the Guest Leader and the Owner is subject to Scots Law and is formed in Edinburgh, Scotland.


SLEEPS up to 10   Minimum Stay  3 Nights      

Rental Guide 2018 (per week) 

High Season £1,595
Mid Season £995-1195
Low Season £695-795
Christmas £1,595
New Year £1,595
Good Housekeeping Deposit £250*

* This is a refundable deposit (see terms & conditions) and applies to weekly and weekend bookings.

If payment is made by credit or debit card via Paypal, there is a Booking Fee of £30.

Dog charge £20 per dog (maximum of 2)

Short Break Prices   (Minimum stay 3 nights)

Short breaks  3 or 4 nights 
Low season £545-595
Mid season £725-995
Good Housekeeping Deposit £250*

* This is a refundable deposit (see terms & conditions) and applies to weekly and weekend bookings.

If payment is made by credit or debit card via Paypal, there is a Booking Fee of £30.

Dog charge £20 per dog (maximum of 2)


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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