Wallace House, Innerleithen

Peeblesshire. Sleeps up to 18

On offer is this elegant Georgian country house, which is set above a sloped lawn, surrounded by trees, with an open view across the Tweed valley. With a formal appearance from the outside and a relaxed air within, this holiday house was renovated and refurbished in 2016. When entering by the front door, it opens out to a grand hall which presents a mix of antique furniture and modern art, and this eclectic theme carries on throughout the whole house. The two front rooms are the main reception rooms, with an L-shaped drawing room and a classic dining room. To the rear is the country style kitchen and utility room, which can be accessed by a side door, making it more convenient for kitchen access with food shopping.

With ramp access to the side of the house, there is a wheelchair friendly ground floor bedroom, with nearby accessible shower room. The rest of the accommodation is markedly distinct. On the first floor to the front of the house are the 4 main bedrooms; to the rear on the first floor are bedrooms that are classified as the 2 maid’s bedrooms; and on the second floor are the two attic bedrooms, which make a good family suite. This is a pet-friendly holiday house and dogs are allowed access at ground floor level. The private grounds make a great space to relax in, whilst facilities are made available at nearby Traquair House for all residents. This is a holiday house that is ideal for family holidays, get-togethers and weekends away, to enjoy the Scottish Borders, as well as taking advantage of being only 26 miles from Edinburgh.

The drawing-room, with an open fire and views to the front, is a large expansive L-shaped room, with a selection of comfortable sofas and chairs for your group to relax in. Split into two areas, with a formal section to the front and a more relaxed sitting room style section to the rear. The drawing room section has more traditional pictures of family portraits whilst the sitting room has modern art on show. Where better than the drawing-room to enjoy the local Traquair Ale in comfort and style. Within the sitting room, there is also a baby grand piano for those who wish to tinkle away at the ivories, as well as a TV with Freeview connection. A cloakroom is off the main hall.

The front-facing dining room, adorned with bold modern art pictures, houses a dining table that seats 12 people around it. For those with larger numbers to seat, then an additional table can be added at the side of the room to house a further 4 people, allowing for 16 people to be seated in the dining room. The kitchen is located to the rear of the house and is an unmodernised rustic country style kitchen, with original flagstone flooring, a dresser and a pine table and chairs, which seats 8 people. An oil-fired AGA and a traditional electric oven are available to cater to the group. Next door is the practical utility room with dishwasher and washing machine, with access to a small garden to the rear.

Situated within 2 acres of private grounds in a rural location accessed by a drive, surrounded by woodlands and a nearby farm, makes this a fabulous rural base when staying in the Scottish Borders. The grounds include a sloped lawn and an open view across the Tweed valley. A discount package is available for nearby Traquair House. Free entry and access to it's grounds.

Located 30 miles south of Edinburgh airport, this is an ideal venue to enjoy the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh. Innerleithen is a few miles away offering some general stores and shops. For supermarkets, then nearby Peebles or Galashiels have major supermarkets who deliver. There are many golf courses in the locality, including Innerleithen, Cardrona and at Melrose. Fishing is available on the River Tweed. Glentress Forest offers a mountain biking centre. For sight-seeing, the historical Abbotsford House and Melrose Abbey are both well worth a visit.

Weekly price from £2483

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