Wallace House

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Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Manor
Great Value
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request

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.

Oliver Approved

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ AGA Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Ceiling Fans

The House

For a fun-filled family holiday for a week or for a short break with a large group of friends, this holiday house south of Edinburgh in the Scottish Borders, ticks all the boxes. 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.

Ground Floor
- Drawing room with open fire and comfortable sofas
- Sitting room  with baby grand piano, freeview TV and comfortable sofas
- Cloakroom in the main hall
- Front facing dining room for 12 people
- Country style kitchen with breakfast area for 8 people, oil-fired AGA and a traditional electric
- Utility room with washing machine, dishwasher and access to a small garden
- Bedroom with kingsize bed, with en-suite w.c, shared shower room, with easy access shower unit, w.c and wash hand basin. (An external ramp to a separate door to this area of the house allows easy access)

First Floor
- Bedroom with Four Poster bed and front view; shared bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin
- Bedroom with super king size bed or twin-with front view
- Bedroom with king size bed; shared shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin
- Bedroom with two king size beds, with shared access to the bathroom next door, via steps
- Shared bathroom, with bath only, separate shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin
- Bedroom with two king size beds, with adjoining door to bedroom next door -
- Bedroom with two king size beds, with en-suite w.c, with w.c and wash hand basin, adjoining door to bedroom next door, and separate stair access to floor below

Top Floor
- Bedroom with two single beds and a TV
- Bedroom with two smaller single beds for children
- Shared bathroom, with bath only, w.c and wash hand basin

Exterior Grounds
- 2 acres of private grounds
- Large lawn area
- Outdoor dining
- Small garden
- Garden furniture
- Private parking
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Central heating
- Freeview TV
- Microwave

Location

About the surrounding area of Wallace House
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Historical Sites
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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.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Edinburgh Airport

(46 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Glasgow Airport

(98 km)

Nearest Village Cardona

(3 km)

Nearest Town/City Peebles

(3 km)

Nearest Restaurant Osso Restaurant

(4 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Central Bar

(4 km)

Nearest Supermarket Tesco Superstore

(4 km)

Nearest Beach Portobello Beach

(46 km)

Nearest Golf Peebles Golf Club

(4 km)

Region

Luxury self-catering holiday accommodation in the Scottish Borders

Get ready for a fabulous adventure in the Scottish Borders! This slice of heaven tucked away in the southern part of Scotland is a treasure chest of rich history, jaw-dropping landscapes and the cutest little towns and villages you ever saw. Pick one of our luxurious properties, grab your map, pack your bags and dive into the adventure!

First on the list of must-see wonders is the magnificent Melrose Abbey, a historic monastery dating back to the 12th century. It boasts Gothic architecture that will make your jaw drop. This is where Robert the Bruce's heart decided to take its eternal nap. You will wander through the atmospheric ruins, marvel at intricate stone carvings and let the sense of history soak into your very soul.

The Eildon Hills are your ticket to hiking paradise. These bad boys, with three distinctive peaks, offer views so breathtaking you will be convinced you have stepped into a postcard. Featuring patchwork fields, dense forests and the snaking River Tweed, you will quickly fall in love.

Peebles, a town nestled along the River Tweed, enjoys streets so quaint they practically wink at you. Known for its independent shops and charming vibes, Peebles is your ideal base for exploring. Close by is Dawyck Botanic Garden, a horticultural wonderland with rare and exotic plants galore. For mountain biking fanatics, Glentress Forest is right around the corner, offering trails for all skill levels.

Galashiels, with its textile heritage and woollen mills, now hosts the amazing Borders Distillery. Whisky fans, this one is for you with tours and tastings awaiting your visit! If you are feeling literary, you can gallop over to Abbotsford House, the swanky former pad of Sir Walter Scott.

The scenic A708 road, also known as the "Queen's Way," takes you to the charming town of Moffat. Offering High streets that pop with vibrancy, a Woolen Mill that is the talk of the town and the Devil's Beef Tub, a dramatic hollow in the hills that adds a dash of mystery to your adventure, it is a great place.

St. Abbs, a fishing village on the coast, is a real-life fairy tale. Colourful cottages, rugged cliffs and a bustling harbour offer enchantment at its finest. Nature lovers, grab your binoculars for coastal walks and birdwatching, because the diverse marine life here is like a living, breathing National Geographic documentary.

So head to the Scottish Borders to explore ancient abbeys, conquer scenic hills and enjoy the charm of quaint towns and villages. This region is a captivating tapestry just begging to be explored!

Ah, bonnie Scotland! A wild and beautiful part of the world, where you can explore the rugged highlands or enjoy the colour and vibrancy of cultural capitals like Edinburgh and Glasgow.

But how do you know you’re getting the very best out of your trip? That’s where we come in. If you’ve had a browse through our range of luxury cottages and castles in Scotland, you’ll know there’s some great places to stay, but to find all the great things to do, see and eat you’ll need our handy Scotland travel guide  – so read on and enjoy! 

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Historical Sites

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £500 paid via bank transfer to the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes, Bed linen, and towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in rental price.
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price (please remember that it is a rural connection and so it may not be as strong as it is at home!)
Minimum stay 7 nights
Changeover day Friday
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. (max of 2 pets welcome, pets go free).
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Tax Included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that whilst wedding parties are allowed, no actual weddings or ceremonies are allowed to take place at the holiday house. Nearby Traquair House is available for those looking for a wedding venue.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 20th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £1,914 £2,204 £2,494 £2,903
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - - £3,225
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 £1,914 £2,204 £2,494 £2,903
Oct 18th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £1,720 £1,987 £2,254 £2,666
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - - £3,548
Dec 27th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - £3,924
Jan 3rd 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 £1,720 £1,987 £2,254 £2,666
Mar 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £1,914 £2,204 £2,494 £2,903
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 - - - £3,225
Aug 29th 2025 - Oct 17th 2025 £1,914 £2,204 £2,494 £2,903
Oct 17th 2025 - Dec 19th 2025 £1,720 £1,987 £2,254 £2,666
Dec 19th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 - - - £3,548

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 20th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €2,107 €2,426 €2,746 €3,195
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - - €3,550
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 €2,107 €2,426 €2,746 €3,195
Oct 18th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €1,894 €2,187 €2,481 €2,935
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - - €3,905
Dec 27th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - €4,319
Jan 3rd 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 €1,894 €2,187 €2,481 €2,935
Mar 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €2,107 €2,426 €2,746 €3,195
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 - - - €3,550
Aug 29th 2025 - Oct 17th 2025 €2,107 €2,426 €2,746 €3,195
Oct 17th 2025 - Dec 19th 2025 €1,894 €2,187 €2,481 €2,935
Dec 19th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 - - - €3,905

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 20th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $2,264 $2,607 $2,950 $3,434
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - - $3,815
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 $2,264 $2,607 $2,950 $3,434
Oct 18th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $2,035 $2,350 $2,666 $3,154
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - - $4,197
Dec 27th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - $4,642
Jan 3rd 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 $2,035 $2,350 $2,666 $3,154
Mar 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $2,264 $2,607 $2,950 $3,434
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 - - - $3,815
Aug 29th 2025 - Oct 17th 2025 $2,264 $2,607 $2,950 $3,434
Oct 17th 2025 - Dec 19th 2025 $2,035 $2,350 $2,666 $3,154
Dec 19th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 - - - $4,197

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • A real find

    on 22/09/2023

    Lovely house and surroundings. Everything you could need for a relaxing break. Super bedding and towels provided. Housekeeping excellent.

  • Fantastic plce

    on 08/06/2023

    Wallace House was a fantastic place to celebrate my 60th birthday with 17 members of my family. We had a fabulous week, with incredible weather. The house was both grand and comfortable, with lovely antique furniture and a well equipped kitchen. The huge bathroom with Guernica on the wall was especially popular! The surrounding countryside was stunning and we had great walks up Minch Moor and around Loch Skeen and Grey Mares tail horse shoe. We cycled and fished along the Tweed valley and also visited Dryburgh Abbey. The tea room and grounds of Traquair House were definitely worth a visit. Catherine, the owner, Elaine the house keeper, and Olivers travels were all very helpful.

  • We loved the house

    on 01/01/2019

    We loved the house, it is a little rickety in places but it is an older, atmospheric property. Rooms and beds lovely, large aga and comfy kitchen, and lovely lounge with coal fire. Dog friendly and large and lovely garden especially if you get good weather.

    Accessible and helpful host, we had a couple of glitches to begin with which were dealt with and fixed promptly. This is a lovely big house which we felt was homely and comfortable, and great for a large group. Definitely recommend as good value, warm and comfortable large house.

  • Good property

    on 07/01/2018

    Good property, in need of some repair in certain rooms but a very good experience based on room availability and property location. Very clear booking options, team were very responsive to phone or email questions.

  • Amazing

    on 22/10/2017

    Amazing house, great facilities, very helpful housekeeper

  • Beautiful location

    on 21/09/2017

    Beautiful location, somewhat tired accommodation, but badly let down by kitchen which, although warm and capacious, is in serious need of an upgrade.

  • Perfect for large family

    on 28/07/2017

    House was just perfect for large family. Weather a bit disappointing but staying in house was no problem with plenty of fun things to do. House is well equipped with plenty of bathrooms and showers. Would definitely go back.

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