Book a holiday in a self-catering cottage in Peebles, in the Borders
Scotland is a country renowned for its great adventures, whether it be thrilling water sports in one of the plethora of lochs, hiking up a steep mountain or playing a round of golf on one of the many championship courses in the area. But that’s not all…
Peebles is a historic, riverside market town that may not be too well known outside of Scotland but that’s certainly a big part of its hidden charm. Situated on the banks of the beautiful River Tweed, it is within an area of picturesque and sometimes breath-taking charm and perfect for a holiday let for couples, families and of course, pampered pets.
By staying in a self-catered cottage next to picnic paradise Tweed Green Park, you will bask in a place that is the perfect mix of countryside and town life. The farmland and rolling hills that surround you will perk up the keen interest of eager walkers, mountain bikers and even the laziest of dogs, whereas Peebles’ vast section of pubs, restaurants and many places of interest are just a stone’s throw away, as is Edinburgh which is just over 20 miles south. And when it comes to coming back exhausted to your charming cottage, you will be welcomed with an environment that oozes homely yet modern star quality. Spacious King size bedrooms, a fully furnished kitchen with breakfast bar and a cosy, central heated living room that’s ideal for a night in watching TV and sipping a glass or two of Glenfiddich with the dog sleeping restfully at your feet.
Wondering if there’s any traditional Scottish scran that you can bring to the kitchen table? The options in Peebles are endless. The motto for the town is ‘Contra Nando Incrementum’ (Against the stream they multiply) and this showcases how well renowned the River Tweed is in Scotland for salmon fishing. In fact, it’s world famous! Homemade salmon and tatties for dinner. Yummy yummy in your tummy… If you fancy dragging yourself out one night away from your cosy cottage and experiencing the Peebles cuisine, then Osso Restaurant is the popular choice within the town. The Market Fish Of The Day is a particular favourite among other delectable homemade dishes and why not try some local wine too? Something that is becoming more and more common in modern Scotland.
Peebles is not just a fisherman’s paradise but also a haven for healthy dogs. The walks around the town are stunningly serene with exquisite views from the peaks of the many lush green hills in the area. The Glentress Circuit is just one of these popular walks that have become a firm favourite with dogs and owners alike. Strolling through farmland and riverside paths with the pet pooch excitedly leading the way, you can either bring your own Scotch snacks or visit the charming café at Glentress Forest for a breather and how about a well-deserved can of Irn Bru?
Book a Peebles holiday cottage with a barbecue
The sun still beaming when you make your way down? Why not have a delicious British style barbecue on your extensive patio with views overlooking the wonderful walks you did only moments earlier? Now this is what a holiday is all about. Fed up of the same old burgers and kebabs? Experiment creatively with square sausages, haggis and maybe some of the fresh salmon from the River Tweed that you had left over from the night before. Food glorious food…
Peebles is a lively place for a holiday in the Scottish Borders
If it’s a good night sleep you want, then Peebles is certainly the place to be. Although it has a vibrant town life with a good selection of pubs and bars (perfect for those late-night party animals), peace and tranquillity is also widely respected. Just be careful that you don’t sleep for too long in your comfy King size bed with en suite. Peebles is one of those places with activities dotted all over the place and you won’t want to miss out on anything!
Love shopping? Miss the high street at home? Don’t worry! Peebles has recently been named the Top Independent Retailing Town in Scotland. Showcasing independent shops galore like Kerry McGlashan Clothing and Keith Walter Jeweller, Peebles High Street opens its doors to tourists from all over the region interested in something quirky, unique and made with quality. If you can drag yourself away from window browsing, then try head and down to one of the many stellar events that the town is proud to showcase. Hidden Door Festival, an art and music extravaganza in the historic Leith Theatre buildings and TweedLove Bike Festival, celebrating all things cycling are just two gatherings that are predicted to be a success with people from all over the country, throughout the month of May.
With so much going on as well as sensational scenery that will for many reasons take your breath away, a trip to Peebles really is one to book in the calendar. So, get the dog on its lead, pack the camera in its bag and throw you and your families suitcases in the car, you’re about to go on the holiday of a lifetime!