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TOFTCOMBS MANSION HOUSE

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11 bedrooms
9 bathrooms
24 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Relax in luxury in the Scottish Borders and have the run of your very own mansion house within 10 acre private grounds. Close to Edinburgh and Glasgow . Exclusive use for only you and your guests. Can be staffed on request. Toftcombs is a truly delightful, classic country mansion house with views across the stunning Scottish Borders countryside, yet only 26 miles from Edinburgh. This wonderful Baronial style red sandstone country house, was once the former home of the Gladstone Family made famous by Prime Minister William Gladstone. Set in 10 acres of grounds the beautifully furnished home has a classic country house feel with a modern twist. Toftcombs provides elegant surroundings with all the luxury and comfort of a stately home. Yet it still retains a very relaxed homely feel . Severa...Relax in luxury in the Scottish Borders and have the run of your very own mansion house within 10 acre private grounds. Close to Edinburgh and Glasgow . Exclusive use for only you and your guests. Can be staffed on request. Toftcombs is a truly delightful, classic country mansion house with views across the stunning Scottish Borders countryside, yet only 26 miles from Edinburgh. This wonderful Baronial style red sandstone country house, was once the former home of the Gladstone Family made famous by Prime Minister William Gladstone. Set in 10 acres of grounds the beautifully furnished home has a classic country house feel with a modern twist. Toftcombs provides elegant surroundings with all the luxury and comfort of a stately home. Yet it still retains a very relaxed homely feel . Several formal sitting rooms/ dining rooms with open fires, huge entertaining kitchen with large farmhouse table/ aga and traditional ovens. Music room with piano, drum kit , guitar and microphone. Billiard room . Large reception hall with minstral gallery above . Laundry room , office with wifi and unlimited broadband . Sky/DVD/ipod music systems. Huge four poster bed in master with en suite and turrett room . 8 double bedrooms ( 2 of which have additional singles to make family rooms ) and one single bedroom. Ideal for pets with separate enclosed gardens and paddocks. Pets to be kept downstairs in the hard floored areas - Outside garden games and trampoline. BBQ . All linen, heating, logs, coal etc included. Great for kids with lots to do in the grounds and locally. Local village of Biggar short walk away with local village shops and quaint pubs. Golf , riding, walking , cycling all close by. Our housekeeper will meet you on arrival - we can provide afternoon tea or champagne on arrival on request . She will show you around and get you settled in - all beds made up to your requirements with towels/ linen and white company toiletries provided and then leave you to relax and enjoy your very own country retreat.11 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms provide an ideal luxury retreat for family gatherings, weddings, parties and business dinners. Available for self catering rental -where you have the run of the whole house .If however you need additional staff butler/housekeeper they can be provided on request to either stay on site or booked on an hourly basis to help with the odd lunches /dinners etc.More
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About the Owner
Claire A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2008
Interaction with guests
House manager will meet you on arrival to show you the house and get you settled in before leaving you to enjoy exclusive use of the entire mansion house . The housekeeper lives 5 minutes away and is on hand if needed. We are very happy to help with information on making your stay truly memorable . Just ask if you need anything.
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Reviewed 1 August 2019

We had a family group of 15 traveling Scotland for 8 days, 4 staying at Toftcombs. What a beautiful home, setting, ambiance, and luxury! Our ages were 15-74— whether we were cooking or playing games inside, or playing sports outside in the beautifully manicured grounds,...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank texasjoy2015
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

We have just celebrated my husband 's 60th birthday at the house over 2 nights. It's a wonderful place to bring family and friends together for a comfortable and cosy stay in great style. The vibe is happy and warm as soon as you walk...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

This beautiful mansion house is set off the road with lovely views from the front windows out over the hills and fields. It is very spacious, with doors leading off into so many rooms with character.....some of the paintings/pictures & furnishings are really lovely but...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This was a fabulous house for a family get together. The perfect location for family travelling from various parts of central Scotland. The house exceeded expectations as did the catering service we were able to book through the property manager, Jessie. From the organisation in...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Go39146
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We stayed at the end of May & what a weekend. This is a return visit & again, we found the house to be perfect. Toftcombs is beautifully decorated & so homely & comfortable, with everything you could possibly want. Claire was fantastically helpful from...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank G_southside
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Pool Table
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Additional amenities & feature info
Previously the house was a country house hotel so all electrical facilities including piping hot water all day ensures the first class standard that is expected from a luxury country house. From the road the impressive entrance gates, a sweeping drive leads up to the house and the fully enclosed grounds, laid out to manicured lawn, woodland and paddock with stable. 10 beautifully decorated bedrooms with 9 bathrooms, Fully equipped 36 ft kitchen with large dining table for informal meals. The aga, gas hob and smeg oven with log burning stove provide a warm cosy environment on those snowy days. Relaxing family room with Sky TV, DVD , large elegant formal lounge with open fire. The formal dining room can easily sit up to 15 with open fire and stunning views over the Hartree Hills. To accommodate larger parties the full sized billard room can accommodate over 30 dinner guests. The large graveled drive can also be used for a marquee for even larger events. GAMES ROOM Toftcombs provides a chance to relax and unwind in a beautiful country setting, strolling around the grounds, playing badminton and croquet on the lawn or just having an open air BBQ and glass of champagne overlooking the fine views. The full size billard room and music room with a full set of drum kit and piano can entertain children for hours. There are many walks in the area around Biggar with several golf courses nearby, shooting, riding nearby or at local livery, fishing and all the usual pursuits that the scottish borders is renowned for are moments away. A Baronial house in 10 acres of beautiful countryside. Toftcombs is a fine country house of great Baronial and architectural merit in a private and mature setting. The magnificent well proportioned reception rooms and dining rooms are ideal for entertaining with open fires and the large reception hall with minstral gallery is ideal for hosting parties, family re-unions or corporate work events and weddings. The accommodation sleeping up to 18 is versatile and fully modernised delivering every modern day convenience, however retaining all the period features of when it was built in 1832. Edinburgh is only 26 miles away ( half an hour drive ) Glasgow 32 miles, Peebles 17 miles. It is within walking distance to the pretty market town of Biggar with its quaint shops and restaurants. In addition Toftcombs has the most beautiful scottish borders countryside on its doorstep.
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About the neighbourhood
Edinburgh - All the sites and sounds of Scotland capital within half an hour drive. Edinburgh Festival and numerous events throughout the year. Edinburgh has one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world, making it the ideal city break destination. With Scotland's most famous castle dominating the city skyline, there is plenty to see and do with the perfect balance between all things traditional and contemporary. Ideal for day trips and then return to the tranquility of the country. Discover world-class museums and galleries, take a tour on an open-top bus or even visit the city's own zoo. From the world famous Festivals to top-class restaurants and bars, not to mention fabulous shopping, you'll be spoilt for choice.
Getting around
Local direct bus service to Biggar from the centre of Edinburgh bus station. Local mini bus / taxi can be booked to pick up from the airport or train station and can be used for sightseeing trips . The local village with shops / pubs and restaurants is easily accessible and within walking distance.
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