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Sweetpea Cottage

Wiston near Biggar, Scottish Borders (Ref. 927592)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you very much for an enjoyable 4 day break."

    Ryder, the labrador, loved the garden and we had some lovely walks, Tinto Hill, along the old railway line at Biggar and around Lamington Hill and Cowgill Loch. Very relaxing in the wellequipped cottage and lovely weather too!

    Reviewed by RobinJul 2022

  • "Had a lovely long weekend at Sweetpea Cottage."

    It was really cosy and comfortable. The bed was super comfortable and the shower excellent. Our dogs loved the garden and would quite happily have just gone in there every day. Lanark and Biggar really close by. Tinto Hill walk great fun. Owners friendly and made us feel welcome.

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2022

  • "Thouroughly enjoyable stay in lovely quiet cottage and great to meet Monty."

    Reviewed by CampbellMay 2022

  • "Nice little cottage, could do with renewing sofas, apart from that no other complaints great for dogs in walled garden."

    Hi John, thanks for your feedback… agree about the sofa’s, they’ve served us well but they need to be replaced. We’re looking in to that as we speak. Glad that you enjoyed the rest. Hopefully see you again. All the best.. Danny, Claire, Ollie & Monty. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2022

  • "Unfortunately, our van broke down on the afternoon we set off for Sweetpea Cottage and given that it was a Bank Holiday we could only hire a car from Campbeltown 25 miles away."

    I managed to get a lift to pick up the car and we hurriedly transferred our luggage and set off to Sweetpea and arrived quite late. The worst thing was the car hire could only be arranged for 24 hour maximum period so we were only able to stay one night at the cottage before we had to return home and take the hire car back. As a result my ratings for the cottage are based on only a few hours stay. The owner was very welcoming and friendly and was sympathetic to our unfortunate predicament. The location was quiet and the gardens extensive with good walks nearby which we could only enjoy for a very short period due to our time shortage.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely weekend over Easter at Sweetpea cottage."

    It is well equipped and so dog friendly our two Golden Retreivers loved the large enclosed garden. Danny and Claire could not be more helpful and made us most welcome.

    Reviewed by DaleApr 2022

  • "Had a lovley wee break away wee leek at door in livingroom and need a better ..."

    Had a lovley wee break away wee leek at door in livingroom and need a better powerfully shower bt wee had a gd wee relaxing time and dogs loved it to

    Reviewed by PatriciaMar 2022

  • "Property pretty tired looking."

    Could do with a makeover

    Reviewed by BruceMar 2022

  • "Had a great weekend break here."

    Weather was awful but coming into a log fire made it worthwhile

    Reviewed by ChristopherFeb 2022

  • "My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay at Sweetpea cottage, it’s in a great location with easy access to Glasgow and Edinburgh and plenty of walks on your doorstep."

    We particularly enjoyed the walk up Tinto Hill which is on your doorstep and we also climbed Ben Lomond which was great in the snow. Danny and Clare were friendly and left us to our stay and even left us a bottle of Prosecco as we were staying over Christmas.

    Reviewed by ClaireDec 2021

  • "Had a wonderful stay it was a beautiful cosy cottage that had everything we needed."

    Garden was great and enclosed so the dogs could just run about. Scenery was beautiful to look at! The host were very friendly and happy to give offer advice on walks etc… would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by MatthewDec 2021

  • "Firstly, your listing is incorrect, this cottage does not have oil fired central heating."

    The cottage is extremely draughty (gaps around the door that you can see through) and the electric heaters were inadequate. This meant having to use the antiquated log burner to keep warm. The log burner caused significant problems with the air quality inside the cottage causing my asthma to flare up. This resulted in us leaving 2 days early. Had we known about the lack of central heating we would not have booked this cottage in winter.

    First and foremost, i'm really sorry that you weren't able to enjoy your stay. The cottage has never had, as far as we know, oil fired central heating so i've no idea why the listing would state that. I'll make sure that's corrected straight away. The log burner is reasonably new and gets used regularly, so we ensure that it is serviced regularly and shouldn't effect the air quality at all. I've spoken to our chimney sweep that services the unit and he said that the storms and high winds could've pushed some of the smoke back in to the room. Either way, I apologise profusely for the uncomfortable experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2021

  • "Very quiet and peaceful location with close links to near by towns."

    Reviewed by DebbieNov 2021

  • "Perfect cottage for an escape to the country."

    Owners were welcoming and friendly and left us to enjoy our stay. Thank you

    Thank you, we're very glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GilesNov 2021

  • "The cottage was clean and easily kept warm."

    The owners were very pleasant, as was their lovely dog 'Monty'. It was comfortable and quiet, just as we like it. However there were some issues which we feel will be of value to the owners for their attention. The kickboards under the kitchen sink and cooker kept falling down, which was annoying when washing up especially. The toaster is missing the knob for the right hand side, which determines the level of gradient for the bread to be toasted. Also, very importantly, one of the dining chairs was unusable, as the legs were unstable due to cross pieces being broken.

    Hi Martin, thank you for taking the time to provide that feedback, lots of customers aren’t able to so we genuinely appreciate it. I was unaware of any of those issues and I’m so sorry you had to discover them, I hope they didn’t have a negative effect on your break . I’ll get them addressed as soon as possible. All the best. Danny & Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by MartinNov 2021

  • "After lighting the log burner I realised that there was not a companion set to accompany the which made."

    Using the fire the rest of the week awkward The cottage would have benefitted from a soft brush so we could have kept the floors clean as we had two dogs with us

    Hi... thank you for your feedback. As suggested, we've added a companion set for the log burner and long handled soft brush. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2021

  • "Fantastic ultra safe garden."

    Excellent facilities and fab owners on hand to show us how to light the lig burner. Perfect break and excellently appointed for fab walks. Will be back to stay again. Just perfect

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021

  • "We were extremely lucky that we had exceptional weather."

    Being a cottage it was very cool inside which helped. Excellent facilities and tranquil location.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2021

  • "A very enjoyable holiday, cottage set in beautiful grounds and countryside."

    We did find however there was a lack of wardrobe and draw space for all our clothes, and also no space in any of the kitchen cupboards for our groceries. Lounge settee's were quite low for the more elderly person and although very comfortable when sitting, difficult to get up from them.

    Reviewed by BarryJun 2021

  • "The cottage was compact, and with an old fashioned air about it."

    The roof beams and quirky door catches added to the nostalgic feel. We enjoyed the wood burning stove, and the fact our dog had the run of the garden. Altogether, very cosy and pleasant, set in lovely countryside.

    Reviewed by HerbertJun 2021

  • "Lovely stay, good location with lots of dog walks within a short drive, well-appointed with everything we needed."

    The secure garden was a massive plus. Friendly owner who left us to enjoy our holiday.

    Reviewed by ThomasJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, beautiful location."

    Owners really helpful - my dogs are small enough to get through the bars in a gate so they swiftly blocked it off for me and made it secure. Thoughtful to leave plenty of loo roll and cleaning products. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by SamanthaMay 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage."

    Having access to the lovely completely secure walled garden was ideal for our two spinoni dogs. We enjoyed the lovely walks and very friendly locals. Owners very kind and friendly but not intrusive. Would stay again and would definitely recommend to others, especially those with dogs.

    Reviewed by DonaldMay 2021

  • "The cottage was comfortable it was easy to find Nice friendly owners"

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2021

  • "Really pretty cottage and location."

    Have stayed several times previous and plan to stay again! Really lovely, friendly owners. Our favourite place to come and stay!

    Reviewed by JenniOct 2020

  • "Peaceful setting!"

    Cosy log burner! Enclosed garden for our dog. Relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage situated in a beautiful quaint village."

    Owners very pleasant. Log burner was fantastic. The cottage could have been a little cleaner - lots of dust and cobwebs. Take your own pillows if you wish to sleep well.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2020

  • "The cottage was comfortable and clean, the bed was very comfortable."

    The cottage is in a great location with great views. The weather wasn't great but we still enjoyed our break.

    Reviewed by DerekAug 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful , great setting."

    The garden was amazing , secure for our dog. The owners were lovely. It felt like home. Will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2020

  • "Enjoyed our two nights stay at Sweet Pea Cottage, very relaxing , loved the walled garden for the dogs to run around."

    Had the log burner on Fantastic ! Would recommend a visit to this cottage .

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2020

  • "A charming little cottage adjacent to the owner's property with a fully enclosed garden ideal for dog owners."

    The cottage itself is bijou but perfect for a couple and a dog. We visited in February when the weather was pretty cold and wet but the cottage was cosy and the woodburner was a valuable addition. A huge plus was the unlimited supply of logs which was much appreciated. Only criticism we had was the wifi which was a bit intermittent at times. Lots of good walking routes within a 40 minute drive so a great base. Would definitely recommend for a long weekend away.

    Reviewed by MarieFeb 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful, absolutely perfect."

    Reviewed by RosieJan 2020

  • "The Cottage was more than we expected, kitchen facilities all you could want."

    Bedroom a double with shower room off was superb. The lounge was very spacious and comfortable for ourselves and our dogs with access out to the brilliant walled garden. Although we only used the dining table once it was a welcome addition. The best aspect for us were the two sofas with the wood burner with ample supply of additional wood . It was always cosy after a day exploring the beautiful countryside. The hosts were welcoming but certainly not obtrusive, reassuring to know they lived on site.

    Reviewed by KevinNov 2019

  • "Very friendly and helpful owners next door, who were also very accommodating to our two dogs."

    The grounds are lovely with views of Tinto Hill. The cottage is very easy to get warm even without the log burner (and the logs were free). The bed was exceptionally comfortable. Thanks!

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2019

  • "Had a lovely time at Sweetpea Cottage the owners are lovely people who are welcoming but also respect your privacy."

    The only thing that wasn't as good as expected was the WiFi had a very weak signal so I couldn't watch Netflix after a long day hiking. But the landlord had provided DVDs and books in the cupboard :). The scenery is awesome the little village is quiet and quaint. The garden is huge and secure a great place for a run for the dogs .. and the resident dog is a playful ball of fluff. Situated at the bottom of Tinto hill and a short drive to both Lanark and tinto hill tearooms . We also ended up driving the 2 HR drive to loch Lomond :) . We would love to visit again :)

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage especially the garden."

    Hosts and family lovely too. Only thing missing really is a little welcome pack. Have stayed at many cottages and a little welcome pack is lovely to see on arrival. Other than that a lovely little place to stay and would stay again

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2019

  • "Lovely Annexe cottage with everything needed for a relaxing holiday, including washing machine, dish washer & wifi large garden that the dogs loved."

    About 40 minutes to Edinburgh or Glasgow. Fish n Chips & Indian restaurant in Biggar 10min drive both superb

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2019

  • "Absolutely beautiful property!"

    So happy we were able to take our dog! - so secure and the fire is a beautiful addition! living quarters is just a great space! cooking facilities were fantastic! all i would say is the bedroom is a little small... as my partner is 6ft 2... and getting around the side of the bed was a challenge at times! more of a personal issue than a property issue!

    Reviewed by Rachel - EmmaMay 2019

  • "The location was very relaxing and peaceful the walled garden and size was what I need for my collie who had a great time."

    The cottage was very clean and the owners were nice hope to go back great property.

    Reviewed by GeorgeMay 2019

  • "We loved this cottage, was very homely and inviting."

    The owners were lovely and left us to it even though the cottage is adjoined to the big house. The location was brilliant for being out and about daily seeing different things. About the only thing we would have liked different is a softer rug in the living room because we had a baby with us, who is only sitting, so the floor/rug was hard for us/her to be on. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by ShonaghApr 2019

  • "Lovely location with the added extra of a large lawned garden which are lovely collie thoroughly enjoyed."

    Owners very friendly & helpful but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by ValerieMar 2019

  • "A very cosy well stocked cottage with a lovely walled garden."

    Had a very enjoyable stay with husband and 2 dogs

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2019

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Sweetpea cottage and would definitely book again!"

    It is cozy but it still spacious enough with two dogs and the enclosed garden was perfect for our dogs. It had everything we needed, the only issue we had was a few minor accidents when using woodburner due to lack of gloves or tools, it gets very hot! Also if you are a sensitive sleeper there was a low humming noise which could be heard during the night and we could not work out the source, maybe from the main house as we switched everything off! But nothing a good pair of ear plugs wouldn't solve otherwise it was a very peaceful and relaxing stay, you would hardly know there was a house next door x

    Reviewed by MichelleJan 2019

  • "Lovely remote location, everything needed for a relaxing break away."

    owners were very helpful also. highly recommended

    Reviewed by ScottDec 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage just a little off the beaten track."

    A car is essential if you want to go anywhere. If you do have transport though it is very central to get to a number of places. The pictures don't do it justice, the owners are in the adjacent house and are on hand if you need them.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2018

  • "Very peaceful and set in beautiful surroundings."

    Loved the log burner and comfortable leather couches - a real cosy cottage! Everything we wanted and more.

    Reviewed by KennethOct 2018

  • "A fantastic base for exploring, and nearby Biggar is a lovely place to pick up essentials."

    Sweet Pea Cottage is cosy, comfortable and quiet. The enclosed garden was perfect for my hound to stretch her legs.

    Reviewed by KatherineSep 2018

  • "Very good cottage."

    Reviewed by FredJul 2018

  • "It was a lovely house with a beautiful garden and we have enjoyed our holiday very much."

    The owners of the cottage were very nice and friendly people. What we missed however was some more information about the facilities and what you can do (without a car) in the surroundings, if you can walk or bike there. Around Wiston were not so many possibilities for walking and biking because there were only big roads. We discovered New Lanard, where we could go by bus, that was a very nice and beautiful place to walk and where we could do all the shoppings ( in Lanard), but we did not know it in advance. More information about were we can walk, do the shoppings, rent a bike, public transport would have been convenient. There was a busstop in Wiston but not a direct connection between Edinghburg and Wiston. We came by bus from Edingburgh, asked the busdriver to stop in Wiston (where he passed) but he didn't know were it was, missed Wiston and stopped 2 miles further. So we were dropped with all the lugage in the middle of nowhere. We could only get some information after we booked and payed and the owner also didn't know everything, because he has a car and is not used to go by bus or bike.

    Reviewed by InekeJun 2018

  • "Wonderful little cottage, nice and peaceful holiday."

    Gwilym,Christine and Freckles.

    Reviewed by GwilymMar 2018

  • "Cleanliness of the cottage was lacking, this was the only downside."

    Cottage was really comfortable and in a beautiful setting.

    Reviewed by ChrisFeb 2018

  • "Extremely cosy and well equipped cottage."

    Perfect place to escape city and relax with lovely nearby places to visit. Quiet and relaxing experience with very cosy log fire. Will definitely return to sweet pea cottage next year also perfect for self catering greatly equipped kitchen !

    Reviewed by DebbieNov 2017

  • "Beautiful, peaceful setting, owners very welcoming and friendly,"

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2017

  • "Peaceful and quiet location."

    Cottage well set out and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by ValerieJul 2017

  • "We had a lovely relaxing time."

    Our deaf dog Poppy especially enjoyed the secure large garden and had a marvellous time running, playing ball and catch grandma out there. It comes highly recommended from us and we will go back

    Reviewed by JaniceMar 2017

  • "We seldom go anywhere twice but have recommended the cottage to others."

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2017

  • "Very nice couple of nights in very quiet area, had wonderful sunrise, dark sky at night."

    Good cottage with dog, big lawn, quiet walks around. Property cosy enough for couple, good well-fitted kitchen, really warm log fire, a character property. Just the electric shower a bit difficult to adjust. Met the owner, very pleasant. See also review on Tripadvisor

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2016

  • "I put I wouldn't book it again because I never go anywhere twice but I would happily recommend the cottage to other couples."

    It's quite charming, very well maintained, furnished and equipped.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2016

  • "Cottage was just as described, scenery was gorgeous."

    Owner was most friendly and helpful also. For eating out, we recommend The Mill Inn at Coulter (approx 6 miles) or The Crown Inn at Biggar (approx 8 miles). Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sweetpea Cottage and would stay again.

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric Heaters, with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop is approximately 2 miles away and the nearest pub is in Biggar, which is approximately 8 miles away
  • Note: There is an interconnecting door the main house, which will be kept locked for the duration of your stay.

The property

Biggar 8 miles.

Situated in the quiet hamlet of Wiston near Biggar, and surrounded by the open hills of Scotland’s beautiful Southern Uplands, this stylish semi-detached annexe is ideally located to enjoy the wonders of the open countryside, as well as having two vibrant cities within easy reach.

Situated in substantial gardens alongside the owner’s grand Georgian villa - Duneaton House, this quaint single-storey annexe provides a romantic rural retreat, perfect for two.

Thoughtfully styled and furnished, the cottage has a cosy double bedroom and a shower room.

The comfortable sitting room boasts a woodburning stove and French windows opening onto the shared walled garden.

With Tinto Hill dominating the view from the garden to the rear, and open views of the Southern Uplands to the front, Sweetpea Cottage offers unrivalled opportunities for walking and cycling.

The busy market town of Biggar is attractive and has a pleasant collection of shops, cafes and pubs and the Clyde Valley beyond is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of New Lanark.

With both Glasgow and Edinburgh within easy reach and well worth exploring, this is a wonderful romantic retreat for a relaxing or activity-filled holiday.

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About the location


Lanark 12 miles; Peebles 18 miles; Edinburgh 30 miles; Glasgow 39 miles.

The town of Biggar on the edge of Scotland’s Southern Uplands is believed to have been inhabited since prehistoric times, and the present A702 is on the line of the former Roman road, linking the fort at Musselburgh with the Clyde Valley. The Normans followed in the 12th century and Biggar Burn was finally bridged, providing the first permanent crossing. The town today, with the market place at its centre, retains the linear layout showing the historical importance of the A702. It has many shops, cafes and bars and is particularly renowned for its collection of museums reflecting the history of notable individuals from the area. Visit the Moat Park Heritage Centre in a disused church for a flavour of Biggar’s history. With both the Southern Upland hills, the Borders town of Peebles and cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh all within easy reach, Biggar has something for everyone.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas