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Period Property With Enclosed Walled Garden And Cosy Log Burner



Updated: 18-Oct-2016
House in Peebles, Scottish Borders, Scotland, UK - Central Location, Five Minutes Walk To Award Winning High Street And Ten Minutes Walk To Golf

Ludgate House is available to let for your perfect Scottish Borders holiday. Furnished in high quality, solid wood furniture and luxurious fabrics, this spacious house is perfectly placed for pure relaxation and outdoor pursuits alike. Peebles Golf Club is between 5 and 10 minutes walk away and 'The best dedicated mountain bike centre in Britain' is just a ten minute drive. Whether you're looking for an active sporting break or a holiday of discovery amongst a bounty of stately homes, castles and gardens - this is the ultimate location. Ludgate House is found on a side street, just five minutes' walk from Peebles High Street, which has won awards for its dedication to small, privately owned businesses. Peebles itself is just 23 miles or a fifty minute drive south of the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Regular buses make this an effortless journey. Visit the world famous Edinburgh Festival in August, or simply sample the history for the day!

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

About the Owner

This is our first time letting out a property for holidays - in fact by day I am a Secondary School Art and Design teacher! We wanted a new challenge that still involved some creativity and I suppose furnishing the house and making it welcoming and stylish has ticked that box. I live with my husband and two young children about 15 minutes away from Ludgate House and often spend weekends in Peebles simply because it is such a welcoming and interesting place to be.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Without doubt the best appointed holiday cottage we have stayed in."

The Pammenter Family, London

"A delightful house, wonderfully arranged for relaxation and restoration and superbly equipped."

The Redley Family, Henley-On-Thames

"A beautiful house - we considered refusing to leave! It's the little touches that have made our stay special fresh flowers, mini eggs and a G&T!"

Sarah & Keith, Middlesex

"The kids' toys and DVDs were a fantastic touch and much appreciated by the family, we'll definitely be back."

Linda and family, West Lothian
Nov 2010
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From the Owner

We have lived in Peeblesshire on and off for over twenty years. Peebles has always been a favourite family day out and we are so often there anyway for everyday reasons that we thought to keep a holiday house would make sense. We also had ideas that there would be a strong market for those wishing to stay in the town. We had looked at several properties but when Ludgate House (1823) came up on the market, we knew it was 'the one' - to me it is so snug, cosy and relaxing. Bob and I got married in the Chapel at Traquair House just up the road and Peebles has always held a magical quality for us.

Activity and Interests


The nearest good sandy beaches would be found in East Lothian at Gullane, Aberlady and Yellowcraigs. It would take between 1 and 1 1/2 hours to reach these.


Edinburgh Airport is roughly an hour's drive, Newcastle airport about two hours. Car hire is not essential if you are intending exploring Peeble itself as a good bus service will take you to Edinburgh regularly for a change of scenery. However, to visit all the main visitor attractions in the area, a car is necessary.


The centre of Peebles with every facility you could dream of, is a five minute walk away. Edinburgh is 23 miles or fifty minutes by car. The City of Glasgow is roughly an hour's drive.

Further Details:

Mountain biking - The world famous mountain biking centre, Glentress, can be found a ten minute drive from Ludgate House. It has been named 'the best dedicated mountain bike centre in Britain' as voted by Mountain Bike Rider Magazine and offers trails for all grades of riders. It really is a world famous site and a magnet for bikers from all over Britain.

Fishing - The banks of the River Tweed are a five minute walk from our house and these afford some of the best fishing to be found in the Borders. Of course, the Tweed is well known for its salmon and trout, however many other types can be fished here including perch, pike and roach. The salmon season here is very long, running from 1st February to the 30th November.

Pampering - Only ten minutes drive is Scotland's most famous spa, Stobo Castle. You can arrange day visits well in advance and be assured of the highest quality health and beauty treatments. There is also a small but wonderful beauty treatment salon at the Peebles Hotel Hydro which is roughly 15 minutes walk or a very quick drive.

Historical sites - The local area is brimming with stately homes, castles and fabulous gardens. Traquair House, 'the oldest inhabited house in Scotland', can be found just ten minutes drive form Peebles. The owners provide a diverse program of events throughout the year, including the Traquair Medieval Festival where one can watch knights battle or craftsfolk create their wares, to the famous Traquair Fayre, brimming with top class theatrical and musical entertainment. Other similar attractions include Floors Castle, the Abbeys at Melrose, Kelso and Jedburgh, Bowhill House, Abbotsford House and Neidpath Castle which is a fifteen minute walk from our house.

Arts - Peebles is blessed with the Eastgate Centre which has an impressive rolling programme of events ranging from dance, live music and theatre to the Sunday Cinema each week. Small cafe at entrance. There are regular art exhibitions locally.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
3 Sep 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Festive Season 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
18 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak season 2017
27 May 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Festive Season 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
To make an enquiry please email or go to my website (find link at the bottom of this page) To secure a booking, a deposit of £100 is required and balance is due eight weeks prior to arrival. We also ask for a security deposit of £200 to cover damage or excessive cleaning, which is fully refundable after a successful let. All details can be found on my website. SORRY - STRICTLY NO STAG OR HEN PARTIES.

Changeover Day:
Due to demand, we have decided to make changeover day flexible for all lets. However, peak season remains a minimum let of 7 nights. At all other times of the year, minimum let is 3 nights.

Notes on prices:
All prices are based on a party of up to six (plus baby in cot) sleeping in bedrooms. Reduced rates are available for couples - please enquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 18-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Simply being able to walk everywhere! Every amenity you can think of on the doorstep. On a sunny day, it makes me feel so at peace taking a walk along the river with the kids, stopping off to feed the ducks and play on the swings. In the evenings, we sometimes go to the Eastgate to watch the Sunday Cinema or eat out in one of the lovely restaurants (Lychee is truly the best Chinese food I've ever eaten!) Our family home is the average 1980s bungalow, and having the pleasure of owning a period house is a joy. Loading up the logburner and just chilling out helps ease the stress away.

Property Type

  • house


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • town


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • One WC bathroom with bath and shower over. Heated towel rail.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king sized bed and wooden cot for baby. Bedroom 2 with king sized bed. Bedroom 3 with bunkbeds for two.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: We have a small, sunny front garden with shrubs and a bench. The compact rear walled garden is reached through the utility room and is mainly laid to lawn with borders. It is entirely enclosed and private and receives the sun in the morning and early afternoon depending on the time of year. There are french doors from the lounge onto the patio area of the garden, which has a large round picnic table for eight. You will find a barbeque for your use. Utility Room: The separate utility area has a washing machine and tumble drier. Warm airing cupboard and clothes airer. Door to back garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen is 100% cotton and included in the weekly price, along with towels. If you are staying longer than a week, all bedlinen and towels will be changed and the house will be cleaned once a week, if requested.

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