Ideal for families, mountain biking, fishing, golfing and hill walking.
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Home from Home set in an Idyllic Location
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Mill House in the Scottish Borders, and were particularly taken by the genuine friendliness we met with on every encounter during our week here. We will be returning.
Our first impression on arriving, in the bright spring sunshine, was that it was exactly what the photos had shown.
The entrance door leads into the impressive kitchen/dining room that has patio doors overlooking the river, and a door to the first double bedroom with a further door to the utility room. The Kitchen is very well stocked for catering for large groups.
The next floor has the large and comfortable lounge, bathroom and family room, in which we used the sofabed as another bedroom. The lounge was a perfect space for relaxing and just taking in the splendor of the location as seen through its large arched window.
The third floor has two large double bedrooms, a tiny room with bunkbeds and the main bathroom.
Decor throughout was well maintained, clean, and very homely, with interesting artifacts that gave the house a very personal atmosphere.
The owner, Alan, manages the property remotely, but communicates well and responds in a timely manner to any queries.
The house is situated on a minor road, 2 miles from Peebles, so there was very little traffic to disturb the feeling of riverside tranquility, and though it was too cold to sit outside during our visit, the numerous large windows in the property did allow us to immerse ourselves in the wild life (and spring lamb) activity.
Our main pastime was road cycling, which is very well provided for with the quiet B-roads and rolling landscape. We also spent time walking, with Kailzie gardens and Cardrona forest locally accessible and Glentress forest a short drive away.
The Kailzie cafe was a particular delight, as it was only 15 minutes walk away and the food was both wholesome and delicious, while being reasonably priced.
We walked into Peebles on 3 evenings to eat at the Cross Keys pub which is a Wetherspoons hostelry. The food was pleasant and well priced and the atmosphere was family focused restaurant.
Peebles is a lovely small town with adequate provision of life's necessities and enough interest to while away a few hours.