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East Lodge

(Ref. 968606)

Walkerburn near Peebles, Scottish Borders Show on map


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  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely time at Elibank East Lodge Cottage."

    The house is comfortable, well equipped and very charming. We highly recommend it. Thank you from five very happy Dutch friends

    Reviewed by M.l5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Dec 2023

  • "The property was lovely."

    On a private estate and within walking distance of the river Tweed. There are ruins of a castle on the estate which we loved walking to. Lots of walks just from the door and Galashiels and Peebles half an hour drive away. The property was great, all en-suite, loads of hot water and lovely, powerful showers. The lay out of the lodge was great for our party. The only slight downside were the beds which we found a bit uncomfortable, but that is only a slight niggle and may have been just due to us getting a bit older! The big house also offers B&B and an additional apartment, which would be great if travelling as a larger party. I would love to go back to this holiday property & have already recommended it to a couple of my friends.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely short break at East Lodge."

    A beautiful, quaint cottage. The wood burning stove was a real bonus during our snowy stay. Wish we could have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2023

  • "Once again a great weekend break ."

    Everyone enjoyed the cottage , the amazing landscape and the walking. The cottage is ideal and has everything you need. Thanks again

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful, spacious lodge which was perfect for our family break."

    The immediate surroundings are stunning and we loved all the walks from our doorstep. Lots of great places nearby to visit for the day.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Nov 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the cottage very much, and will recommend it to all family and friends."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic location with great walks on the estate grounds and really easy to get to all the towns and visitor attractions in the borders."

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at East Lodge The cottage had everything you could possibly need It was immaculate as were the grounds of the estate The garden was enclosed and very dog friendly Everybody was welcoming Would certainly recommend it."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2023

  • "East Lodge is a cosy, comfortable cottage set in fantastic grounds."

    It is in a quiet and picturesque setting, an ideal base for walks and local places to visit. We especially enjoyed Abbotsford, Dawyck Botanic gardens and the Great Scottish tapestry in Gallashiels. Great food and welcome at the Traquair Arms. We would highly recommend East Lodge and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jun 2023

  • "A nice cosy cottage in a wonderful environment."

    Reviewed by Pascale5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage is set amongst beautiful surroundings on the National Cycle Route."

    ..a narrow road with passing places. All rooms are nicely decorated and cleaning is thorough. The beds are wonderful! Unfortunately there are health and safety issues which were discussed with the owners. The hazards first became apparent when we had been in the property less than 90 minutes. In the ground floor bedroom there is a deep step found when opening the door to hang clothes on the rail..this step was not apparent as there were no warning notices to suggest that it could be an issue. As the room could be used by someone already having mobility issues a false floor would be a useful addition to bring the level of the flooring up. As one of my party fell and knocked her shoulder and arm on the shelving opposite the door we had to administer first aid. The cut on her arm was quite deep and this might have needed stitches...there were no emergency numbers evident in the cottage in fact no advice of any sort and no guest book. The owner suggested the Borders Hospital but we did not have any directions on how to get there. No sooner had we spoken to the owner concerning the deep step when we had to contact him again regarding the wood burning stove. This was a second hazard and became worse than the first when the carbon monoxide alarm was set off due to the increased amount of smoke that was seeping from the door on the stove. The outcome was we were unable to use the stove at all as a chimney sweep could not come until the day we were due to leave. The seal on the stove door was hardly visible and the cottage continue to smell of smoke until the day we left despite windows being left open as much as we could. Anyone suffering from asthma would have been unable to stay for the week due to the atmosphere and I feel as so many cottages now state that wood burning stoves are one of the features to be enjoyed there must be stricter controls and inspections to ensure their safety. Hopefully the woodburning stove can be used again when maintenance work has been carried out and the level of the cupboard floor raised so there are no further accidents.

    Reviewed by Jill3.1Apr 2023

  • "Thank you Eleanor and adam, another really lovely stay."

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Gorgeous cottage, loads of space and comfy beds."

    The log fire adds to the experience.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2023

  • "We all had a lovely holiday at East Lodge, very comfortable & a great location."

    Adam and family were very kind & helpful in making it a successful break, we hope to return in the near future, many thanks.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a great family break over the New Year period."

    The cottage had everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Some lovely walks, but unfortunately the Scottish weather was unkind that week, but it did not stop us going out for walks, which would be amazing in the better weather. All in all a lovely week away

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Dec 2022

  • "Wonderful escape"

    Reviewed by Vessc5.0Dec 2022

  • "Another excellent stay at East Lodge."

    Clean, tidy, everything you need. Would highly recommend people looking for somewhere in the borders to consider this location.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2022

  • "What an amazing time we had ."

    The cottage was central to our walks and visits to Peebles and walkerburn. The views were breathtaking. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed . We’ve already booked again for next year . Thank you Elibank House !

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Perfect for a larger group with dogs, age ranges from 75-14 yrs. Lots of walks around the cottage. Very friendly helpful owners. We would love to return in the future. Great location for visiting surrounding towns. Lots of do very locally. Easy access to Peebles, Gala RUFC, Go Ape Treetop challenge, Traquair House.

    Reviewed by Linsey5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful house and hopefully we will be back next year!"

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Jul 2022

  • "The best cottage we have ever been to, thank you so much for a brilliant little holiday."

    The cottage itself is huge, very clean and peaceful, a place you can really relax. Didn’t realise when I booked it that it is on a massive private estate you’re welcome to explore, the owner even very generously offered us the use of his ebikes. Plenty of walking and biking routes straight from the cottage, even more just a short drive away, location is perfect. You are close enough to the shops/towns should you need anything. Kitchen is very well equipped, even has a dishwasher and washing machine. Cannot think of a single bad thing about this place, we fell in love with it on day one and will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Tory5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful, clean, comfortable, fully equipped and set in a stunning location if you’re looking for peace and quiet right on the river Tweed."

    Lovely walks on your doorstep. Friendly, helpful owners. Didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by Carly5.0Jun 2022

  • "It was a pleasure to stay in this lovely cottage."

    Everything we could need was provided. The bed we used was comfortable and it was easy to keep the dogs out of the bedrooms. The surrounding estate is stunningly beautiful, you can be down at the river easily and quickly. The cafe nearby is friendly and clean with lovely baking. We will certainly book this house again.

    Reviewed by Candida5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely property in a lovely location."

    The instant & ample hot water was particularly appreciated! very well equipped. One additional thing we would have found useful was kitchen weighing scales.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2022

  • "A first rate stay in a beautiful cottage by the River Tweed."

    If anything it is undersold. The grounds of the Country Estate are wonderful and. Five minute walk through the grounds and you are on the river bank. The cottage has three en-suite showers/ baths and are of good double size proportions. An excellent kitchen which is well equipped, although the addition of a steamer would be useful. Very comfortable lounge and conservatory. The Lane by the house is of no bother. Very good parking for three cars behind the house and by closing the wooden gate makes it secure for dogs and children. Plenty of wild life in the juxtaposed woodlands. The owners offered us the use of two electric bikes. All the people we had contact with were friendly, smiley and genuinely nice folk. The owls at night added to the ambience. Lots of places to visit and we had a day in Edinburgh going by train from Tweedsdale. Lots of towns and villages to visit. The river Tweed was captivating and walks along its banks with the lambs and bird life was truly captivating. We holiday in Scotland at least three times a year. This was a superb experience and we all agreed, our party of five, that we will revisit again. The week was quite superb

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you could need."

    Great area to stay, right in the middle of the Borders.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at East Lodge."

    It’s a beautiful, comfortable, cosy cottage set in some stunning countryside. There are numerous woodland and river walks close at hand and Peebles is just a short hop away. We would love to go back for a longer stay.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jan 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Superb facilities including ensuite in each bedroom. Well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jan 2022

  • "What a beautiful house."

    There was plenty of comfortable seating, a spacious dining room and a well equiped kitchen. The bedrooms were ideal for our family group, with great shower/bathrooms for each bedroom. The surrounding grounds were picturesque, with lovely walks around and about. The walk to the river was especially lovely.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay here."

    The facilities are wonderful and the cottage is really cozy and clean. The owners are lovely and friendly.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great location, great stay."

    We stopped at East Lodge while visiting family in Scotland. Pre-arrival we were sent details of what was there, how to get there and how to park. On arrival the Lodge was very clean, tidy and spacious. It has everything you could need and then some. Location wise it feels secluded but you can be in Innerleithen within minutes where there are shops and places to eat. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at East Lodge very much."

    The owners told us that the area is usually very much better but storm Arwen had caused lots of damage, but this was our first visit and it was still beautiful. The cottage itself is wonderful with plenty of room and everything you could need with the added bonus that you could call the very helpful owner for anything you might require. Being mid December it was very cold for the first couple of nights but the log burner took care of that ! The cottage is secluded but a short drive along a single track road will bring you to Walkerburn with another few minutes to Innerleithen with it's shops, cafe's and takeaways should you need them. At the cottage you are free to walk the grounds with just a short distance to the river Tweed, if you enjoy fishing, this is the place for you!! A lovely cottage in a lovely area, highly recommended :-)

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Dec 2021

  • "East Lodge is in beautiful surroundings and close to the Tweed."

    There are a variety of walks from the house which were enjoyed by our two Westie. The owners live close by and were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend a visit to Galashields to see the Great Tapestry of Scotland, it is beautiful and certainly worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very comfortable stay."

    Everything you need provided. The owners sent a very helpful email about what was provided beforehand. Lovely location off the beaten track. Very quiet, lovely grounds. Lots of walking on the doorstep, including riverside walks. Lots of wildlife. The road in is single track with passing places, and we rarely met anything, so not a problem. Easy reach to Edinburgh, Kelso, Peebles etc. Our only criticisms, and they are minor, is we found the pillows a bit hard, and for a cottage which would accommodate 7, a 4 slice toaster would be better, but not a deal breaker! Would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Sep 2021

  • "We enjoyed the peace this cottage offered."

    Seeing wildlife. Wonderful hosts that were happy to help make our holiday the best. Advice about cycle tracks , car routes, places to visit just time to chat which my husband and I always love. It is a cottage I would use again. Maybe come back for B&B visit next time Thank you Adam Eleanor and Rosemary

    Reviewed by Jen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Everything in place to make Elibank a fantastic stay with many personal touches and incredible hospitality."

    Wonderful to enjoy walking in and around the estate and the ebikes were an awesome bonus!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful surroundings, owners extremely helpful and friendly."

    Hoping to book again next year all being well .

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Oct 2020

  • "The holiday home was beyond our expectations."

    A wonderful home, very comfortable, beautiful setting, very clean and was very well equipped and maintained. We would stay again.

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2020

  • "They were very accommodating, seeing to our every need."

    It was a lovely holiday and the cottage was great suited everyone in our party.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Sep 2020

  • "The owners of the cottage were very helpful and friendly and made our stay enjoyable."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2020

  • "The house was nice and we appreciated the en suite bedrooms."

    We weren't however expecting the kitchen to be as small as it was. The photo on your website is quite misleading. We found it very narrow and difficult for more than one person to be in at a time. We knew there would not be a dishwasher but feel it would be very useful given the lack of space. We are a family that loves to cook so were disappointed with this. The cottage is in a lovely setting though and we very much enjoyed lots of great walks both in and beyond the estate.

    Reviewed by Sue4.1Mar 2020

  • "We had a wonderful week in this cottage."

    It is a beautiful and tranquil location, with plenty of walking, cycling and running from the doorstep. The cottage itself is lovely with everything you could need for a holiday. It is warm and cosy, especially with the log burner on. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, as are the en suites. The owners are friendly and obliging, and the date slices on arrival were delicious! We definitely hope to return.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2020

  • "From the moment to arrived to our leaving it was wonderful."

    I really can't think of any bad points. The cottage was clean warm and very well appointed. Ideal if you have a dog some lovely walks on your door step. Close to small village but not within walking distance about 3 miles. Galashiels and Peebles equal distance if you want more shops. We actually didn't venture further than the walks with the dog. Excellent wi fi. Will return beautiful setting

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Dec 2019

  • "We have been to cottage several times now with family ."

    Very comfy , cosy time for all ages . Look forward to a return visit .

    Reviewed by May5.0Nov 2019

  • "East lodge is an absolute brilliant place to stay and the location is superb."

    The house was clean had everything you would need and felt like home from the first minute. I can’t speak highly enough about this place. Will go back can’t wait. Thanks

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Oct 2019

  • "Very nicely presented with attention to detail and good quality fixtures and fittings."

    The central heating very capable - we were turning radiator stats down for the first few days. En-suite bathrooms for each room was a luxury and a ground floor room made it suitable for the elderly. We enjoyed the location on the Elibank Estate. Excellent traditional shops as well as Coop in Innerleithen

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Oct 2019

  • "Showers were slippy mats needed."

    Would of been nice if there was a place for the dogs to run free. Everything else was lovely.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely house,lovely people,lovely area."

    The road the house is on looks as though it might be difficult driving on the map,but it isn't,and it's also very quiet.A lot of beautiful walks nearby,even just within the Estate.The owners are really friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely location."

    So quiet and peaceful

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a sublime setting."

    We had such a wonderful and relaxing holiday. I would definitely return to this part of Scotland and to this cottage. It is quite a bit further from the village than we expected which wasn’t a problem for us but anyone hoping to walk to the local store might be disappointed. Great area for walkers and cyclists and a bit off the usual Scottish tourist trail so the roads etc. were not that busy.

    Reviewed by Laura4.4Jul 2019

  • "No dishwasher, it would be more useful than a washing machine."

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2019

  • "The cottage is located in amazing woodlands but not far from other small towns ."

    The scenery is beautiful and it's surrounded by hills and a stream of running water nearby.

    Reviewed by Rhodah5.0Apr 2019

  • "Accommodation was excellent in rural woodland surroundings."

    The owners were very friendly and went out of their way to give helpful information. It was delightful to see and hear the pheasants

    Reviewed by Morag5.0Mar 2019

  • "East Lodge at Elibank House Estate was an absolute pleasure."

    It is a perfect location for a getaway without being too isolated that you have to pack the kitchen sink to take with you. Plenty of shops and options close by but the Lodge itself is set in some beautiful grounds with nice walks and scenery as soon you step out the door. The owner was a pleasure to deal with, I'm sure my group and I will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Ibrahim5.0Feb 2019

  • "The East lodge was beautiful, the lodge itself was lovely and clean."

    It had everything we needed and was very comfortable. There were 6 adults a baby and a dog and there was plenty of space for us all. The Elibank estate was lovely to walk round even in the wintery weather we had a great time. There's also a short drive to get to the local towns to have a trip out. We will be going back again as we had a great time.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Nov 2018

  • "Lovely, clean, well equipped cottage in the grounds of a great Estate."

    We had an excellent time as did our toddler and the dogs.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Oct 2018

  • "A very enjoyable stay at East Lodge, the accommodation is excellent all as listed a real home from home."

    The location is perfect, very secluded with lots of lovely walks in the fabulous woodlands and down by the river. Would highly recommend and we will certainly be returning!

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jul 2018

  • "East Lodge was a wonderful experience ."

    The cottage was of a very high standard with welcoming owners . The setting was amazing , nestling in forest with widlife all around . Although we were unable to take advantage of the walking surrounding the cottage it is an outstanding feature that will appeal to country lovers and families looking for something different . It is well situated to explore the Borders and the rich history of the area . We would recommend it highly .

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Mar 2018

  • "Was quite remote, very quiet."

    We saw pheasant and deer close to cottage. Enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Averil5.0Mar 2018

  • "This cottage is set in a beautiful forrest and has everything you need and more for a great holiday."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jan 2018

  • "Beautiful location."

    Lots of gorgeous walks with the dog and, thanks to the perfect seasonal weather, sledging for kids. The surrounding forest brought birds, pheasants, grouse etc., to the garden. The owners were welcoming and couldn’t have been more helpful and pleasant. The house was spotlessly clean and well equipped. The wood burning stove added to the cosy atmosphere at this time of year. The number of lovely bathrooms was a real bonus. Nearby Peebles was a lovely town to spend a day. And a train trip to Edinburgh for Hogmanay was the real icing on the festive cake. A perfect new year holiday.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2017

  • "We all had a fantastic time away together."

    The cottage exceeded everything we expected. It was a home away from home and was the perfect backdrop to all the wonderful memories we made. Thankyou so much.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Nov 2017

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with an en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor family room with a double and a single with an en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor twin (zip/link, can be a king on request) with an en-suite bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with a basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with a woodburning stove
  • Conservatory.
  • Central heating, wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, WiFi and TV
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front courtyard with a picnic bench
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • A maximum of two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Shop and pub 3 miles. This property sleeps a maximum of 7 people, including infants

The property

This is a well-presented semi-detached house set on the outskirts of the village of Walkerburn in the Scottish Borders.

This cottage is perfect for families with the sleeping arrangements and en-suite bedrooms.

Step up into this bright and airy cottage and be greeted by a modern hallway.

The hallway leads you to the living areas, with a stylish, well-equipped kitchen and a simple yet tastefully decorated dining room.

The sitting room is a great spot to sit and relax with its comfortable seating, woodburning stove and a TV, the perfect room for some quality family time.

Sit in the suntrap conservatory with your morning coffee and plan the days' activities.

The ground floor is complete with a stunning king size bedroom, boasting a classy en-suite shower room.

The first floor presents two more similarly decorated bedrooms, one of them being a double with a single leading off it, perfect for a family with a young child.

All of the bedrooms have en-suite facilities.

To the front of the house there is a large, enclosed courtyard with a picnic bench, perfect for bringing your dog to have a run around whilst you chill with a cold drink.

The centre of Walkerburn is a short distance away, providing the essentials of a pub and a shop.

For varied amenities, visit nearby Galashiels which also has a park and a swimming pool.

The capital, Edinburgh is within driving distance and is certainly worth visiting with its incredible buildings and shopping.

East Lodge is a delightful cottage in an excellent rural location.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

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About the location


Peebles 9 miles; Galashiels 10 miles; Edinburgh 31 miles

A delightful, rural village set in the heart of the Scottish Borders area. It is a fantastic base for a relaxing break with its idyllic, remote location. Walkerburn is flanked by the River Tweed and boasts the essential facilities in a shop, pub and a coffee shop. It is an incredibly history village, it was involved heavily in both World Wars, producing tartan and flannel for the army whilst the younger men went to battle. For shopping and eating, visit the nearby towns of Peebles and Galahiels, both short drives away with shops, restaurants and pubs to choose from. Further afield comes the capital of Edinburgh which is still easily accessible, it provides beautiful buildings, great shopping opportunities and many things to do.

This property sleeps a maximum of 7 people, including infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas