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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.
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Well behaved pets are allowed in the house on the hard floored areas of the house.
2 Super Kings1 King7 Doubles8 Singles
4 Full baths4 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower
Meet the host
Hosting since October 2008
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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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Incredible Beautiful Mansion with great space Inside and outside
I cook here for clients that are renting this wonderful house every now and then
I've helped people celebrate their weddings and family gathering many times since 2018
This year in 2022 I've been there already 4 times
This is always one of my favourite houses
Visited May 2022
Written 11 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Chester, United Kingdom212 contributions
This place was booked by another member of the group for my sister-in-law's hen do and it certainly didn't disappoint!
I'll start off with it being really easy to find. Even the members of the group who have difficulty finding new places did so pretty easily (thankyou to the owners for sending a picture of the gate to the house out for circulation round the group, as the directions were very clear but the driveway is slightly hidden by trees/set back at this time of year!)
It's difficult to do photographic justice to the grandeur of the place. Spacious, well kept, well decorated. Kitchen space is great for socialising as well as cooking. Bedrooms all very comfortable. We could have quite easily spent all day relaxing on the sofas!
Visited September 2021
Written 5 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you Emily for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
Written 27 September 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom4 contributions
Great House for Large Parties
Our group of 21 people recently stayed at Toftcombs Mansion House and a great time was had by all!
The bedrooms are all good sizes, as well as the communal spaces, which meant we had plenty of room for dining and entertaining all weekend.
We had booked lunch in Biggar and the walk into town took no more than 20 minutes, so, location wise I would recommend this house to any group.
A great stay with a great group of people and the owners were happy and prompt in responding to any queries we had.
Visited February 2020
Written 10 February 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Houston, TX14 contributions
Amazing Stay at Toftcombs!
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, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely home! Jessie, my contact, was very prompt at responding to our every need—-including helping me arrange a grocery delivery from Tesco, hooking us up with the local Olive Tree Deli and Ovens Butcher in Biggar, and having lovely people come each evening to help with set up and clean up! Overall, a fabulous stay at Toftcombs—-highly recommend!
Visited July 2019
Written 1 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Celebrating Brian's 60th birthday
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 through the door. Each room has it's own name and character and the views are wonderful. The crackling fires warm the people as they gather together to catch up and celebrate life. Thanks to Toftcombes and the staff for making our stay a very special one. We will never forget such a special place.
Visited January 2019
Written 10 February 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Scotland, United Kingdom116 contributions
Perfect for family gatherings.
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 quirky.
The bedrooms are spacious & the beds are comfy.
My family booked this so that we could all be together for my 70th birthday.
It was fabulous & such a memorable stay.
Toftcombs is in such a wonderful area of Scotland & I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
Visited November 2018
Written 15 November 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Aosta, Italy4 contributions
Fabulous country house for a family get together
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 advance, to the warm welcome we received on arrival, we felt right at home. Highly recommended.
Visited August 2018
Written 2 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Glasgow, United Kingdom37 contributions
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 the time of booking. Thank you for accommodating our party. We had an absolute ball.
Visited May 2018
Written 18 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Best Party Venue Ever
My husband booked this as a surprise for my 50th so that we could have all our friends under one roof. The house is fabulous. The bedrooms are beautiful, each with their own personal touch (ours had a secret turret), and the softest sheets and the comfiest mattresses.
The kitchen was so well kitted out - we had everything for 16 staying guests and 45 party guests. We were particularly lucky with the Scottish weather and spent Saturday in the garden with lunch outside. Lots of the guests ventured into Biggar to shop, Stobo to spa and lots of lovely walks in the surrounding countryside.
We reeled in the main hall and guests relaxed in the drawing room.
Thank you Toftcombs - I felt like a Princess (and it was the 19th May!)
Visited May 2018
Written 31 May 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
London, United Kingdom141 contributions
A true gem!!
We hired Toftcombs Mansion House as we were all in the area for a family wedding. Usually ones to go for a hotel, we wanted somewhere were we could relax and enjoy the bank holiday. Communication was easy and everything we could ever need was provided. You can even hire a butler, although unfortunately we weren’t around long enough to enjoy this luxury!
Toftcombs Mansion House did not disappoint. The house is absolutely stunning and it well and truly exceeded our expectations!
We were also blessed with good weather which meant we could enjoy the grounds of which there are plenty.
You will not regret booking here!!
Thank you once again and hopefully we’ll be back!
Visited May 2018
Written 8 May 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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.
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.
Car not needed
How to get there
Edinburgh Airport / Glasgow airport - 45 minutes drive. Waverley Station - 45 Minutes drive . Local bus from Edinburgh to Biggar
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court
Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 1 pm • Check out by 0 pm
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Prices are for self catered stays. Catered options available on request.
Facility fee applies for Weddings and parties
Refundable good housekeeping required just prior to check in will be returned after guests check out.
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