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Ploughman's Rest

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum 
Cottage
Very special care has been taken to retain the original character of the whin-stone building. Our cottages have achieved The Scottish Tourist Board award of “Access for Residents with Mobility Difficulties” Tasteful decoration and comfortable furnishings with continuous upgrading providing luxury accommodation for up to four people in each cottage. Downstairs, each cottage has an open plan lounge/dining and kitchen area as well as a toilet and shower room. The bedroom has zip and link beds so you can have twin beds or a King sized bed. From the lounge area a spiral staircase leads to a minstrel gallery and second sleeping area with twin beds or a Kings sized bed again zip and link. For our best rates, offers and deals, please telephone us directly today on ********* 264
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Janice Haydock And Arlene Haydock (Property Manager Janice Haydock)
Hosting since May 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe like to meet with our guests on arrival if possible to show them around and answer any questions they may have. Our farmhouse is next door to the cottages so if you need us we are there. Happy to have a chat but equally we don’t like to disturb our guests privacy. You’re on holiday after all!

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Ian Shannon
Ian Shannon
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Decent cottage in a good location.
Good location for touring the Scottish Borders and Midlothian. The cottage is on a farm about 1 mile outside Peebles. Good covered parking and easy access to the farm and cottage. Most of the contents of the cottage are good quality, except the TV. The lighting around the wash hand basin area in the bathroom is dim, and the shower head angle cannot be adjusted. One surprise for a property at this rental price was that the all-electric cottage had a coin-operated meter, which I had to feed with £7 of coins over the week.
Visited June 2021
Written 20 June 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Janice H
Janice H
Apologies for not replying to your comments sooner & thank you for taking time to point out the things you found wrong…. There are touch lighting underneath the mirror in the bathroom which perhaps you didn’t find or notice, this gives ample lighting in the bathroom as well as the spot lights in the ceiling. We no longer have the coin meters but £1 a day for electric isn’t to bad on a 2 bed cottage. The electricity runs as the same as a normal household. But as I’ve said we no longer have the coin meter but obviously we have had to alter our prices to cover this cost. Our TV,s are generally good but possible different to what you are used to so maybe just take a little of getting used to the different set up. Hope this has cleared up a few issues. And as we always say to our guests on arrival we are here to help with any questions or problem…all you need to do is knock on our door and we will do our best to resolve the issue.
Written 6 March 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

James S
James S
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent holiday
Just had everything we needed. Quiet enough being out of town but just a few minutes to get anything from Peebles. The farm was great and the friendly owners were so lovely and accommodating. Will be back
Visited July 2019
Written 21 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Janice H
Janice H
Thank you for taking time review your stay with us. So glad you enjoyed our accommodation and area. Looking forward to seeing you again sometime.
Written 5 October 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sherpa12067800225
Sherpa12067800225
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Delightful stay in Borders
We spent 4 nights in the Bothy Cottage It was small but it had everything needed for our stay the beds were comfortable and the heating was very efficient The decor was tasteful and of good quality The owner Jan and her daughter were very welcoming and knowledgable about the area. We will certainly return and perhaps book one of the larger cottages next time Anne & Jim Watson
Visited October 2018
Written 30 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Janice H
Janice H
Thank you for reviewing our Bothy cottage. Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Arlene
Written 31 October 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stephen B
Stephen B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Little Gem
Found this by chance. Came mountain biking with my son, the area is a very short drive from glentress and innerleithen. The cottage is well appointed and Jan and George are friendly, helpful and informative without ever intruding on your time. We have had a lovely time and look forward to being able to come again
Visited June 2018
Written 21 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Janice H
Janice H
Hi Stephen, we are delighted you and your son enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards Jan
Written 8 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Martin J
Martin J
Solihull, United Kingdom24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well appointed holiday accommodation in a wonderful location
We spent the the first week of July at Ploughman's Rest. The accommodation was very clean and tidy and was very well appointed. Ploughman's Rest is perfectly situated with easy access to Peebles, Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders. There are many places of interest in the area and the area offers some fabulous walking/cycling opportunities. Nothing was too much trouble for the very friendly hosts. A very enjoyable stay.
Visited July 2017
Written 10 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Janice H
Janice H
Thank you for your review and apologies for not replying sooner. Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and our lovely area. Kind regards Jan
Written 21 January 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

IAMLOZBOWDEN
IAMLOZBOWDEN
Edinburgh, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful Cottage
The cottage is about 1 mile outside of Pebbles and 45 mins drive to Edinburgh. Perfectly situated to access Glentress and Innerleithen mountain bike trail centers and do a bit of sight seeing in Edinburgh to boot! I can highly recommend this cottage; clean, comfortable and very friendly service. We'll be staying here again!
Visited May 2017
Written 14 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Janice H
Janice H
Thank you for taking time to review our accommodation and delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to seeing you all again. Kind regards Jan
Written 17 May 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

PAUL W
PAUL W
Clitheroe, United Kingdom17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely cottage in a pleasant rural setting a perfect base for exploring the Peebles, Edinburgh and North Berwick areas.
All we wanted was a nice, relaxed weeks holiday in peaceful rural surroundings in a cottage to suit all the family. We were not disappointed. Upon arrival the lovely owner who lives on the farmstead nearby, greeted us with a quick tour and a welcome of wine and chocolates. A nice touch. The cottage was spotlessly clean with all modern facilities including Freeview tv and wifi which for our teenage girls was guaranteed to put a smile on their faces. The kitchen facilities were perfect for self catering and everything else was just home from home. Comfy beds, heating and a great shower. It was a perfect base for exploring the Tweed Valley and we enjoyed visits to Edinburgh, the Castle and Zoo (even managed to see the Pandas), North Berwick, the Seabird centre and Tantallon Castle, Peebles and Dryburgh Abbey. I even managed to fit in an afternoons trout fishing (day tickets available on the River Tweed and various stillwaters). There are many glorious beaches in the area too. In all the Ploughmans was an excellent choice and great value. If I was to criticise anything then its got to be the great Scottish weather. I wish the booking form had an option for tick here for sunny days!
Visited July 2015
Written 1 August 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Janice H
Janice H
Thank you so much for the lovely review of your holiday stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your time here at Winkston and that you found lots to do in our surrounding area . Hope that you will come back for another holiday with us sometime soon. Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. Kind regards The Haydock family.
Written 7 August 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Patrick C
Patrick C
Askam in Furness, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect hosts, accommodation and location
We stayed at the Ploughmans cottage for a week, the family gave us a warm welcome and made us feel at home all week. The location is brilliant, a short distance outside of beautiful Peebles, a short drive to Edinburgh and a great base for the rest of the borders. They are also setup for mountain bikers with 2 of the 7 Stanes bike trails a few miles away. We will definitely be returning in the future.
Visited July 2014
Written 27 July 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Janice H
Janice H
Thank you for taking time to review your stay with us here at Winkston. Delighted to hear you enjoyed our hospitality and that you found lots to do in our location. We are lucky to live in such a lovely part of Scotland. Hope you can come and stay with us again sometime soon. Kind regards The Haydock family.
Written 7 August 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Julie C
Julie C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly, farm cottage
Excellent farm experience with lots of horses and sheep, my six year old had a ball. Owners were helpful and extremely lovely. I would highly recommend this cottage.
Visited July 2014
Written 13 July 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Janice H
Janice H
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and our lovely animals. Hope you can come back for another stay with us and see how much " Millie " the foal has grown. Thank you for taking time to review your stay. Haydock family.
Written 7 August 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Outdoor amenities
  • Playground
  • Shared yard
  • Swingset
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Short-term rental only (<5 days)
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Property features
  • Staff on property
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas

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Map
Access
Car advised
How to get there
We are easy to find. From Peebles or Edinburgh we are situated on the A703 about a 1/2 mile from Peebles and 27 miles from Edinburgh airport. Scottish Borders busses route to and from Edinburgh and the Borders passes our road end, so very handy for travellers. Remember we are Winkston Farmhouse NOT Winkston Hill Farm. Common mistake to make!
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Ploughman's Rest

Ploughman's Rest is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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