Scotstoun Farmhouse

West Linton, Scottish Borders
+44 (0)7788722973
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Contemporary conversion in a sweet garden with views to the hills near Edinburgh. Bring dogs and boots for stunning Border walks


7 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 7

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Walkers, birdwatchers and naturalists flock to the Border hills – a short hop to Peebles and West Linton, 20 miles to Edinburgh but dreamily peaceful. A long and lovely driveway takes you past the big house and through a sturdy stone archway to a light, contemporary and well-designed home hiding inside a 18th-century farm building. There are over a hundred acres of grounds to explore and good walking along quiet lanes.

Magnificent views soar across fields even on rainy days; the light, lofty living area is open plan with a cosy log stove, DVDs, board games and fresh flowers from the walled garden; an upstairs gallery study is a quiet place to work or watch TV. The kitchen is big enough for sociable cooking and has all the basics you need – you can stock up at the organic farm shop/cafe/gallery in Whitmuir – a 10-minute drive. If you’re feeling lazy you can get a good breakfast or Sunday roast at The Old Bakehouse in West Linton.

Wander the stunning walled garden for flowers, shrubs, herbs and orchard… a good spot for picnics, and hide and seek too. Hire bikes, stride the Southern Upland Way or visit Sir Walter Scott’s home. On balmy evenings fling the windows and doors open for nought but birdsong – this feels remote.

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We think you'll love

  • The high ceilings giving a real feeling of space
  • Walking for miles without spotting another soul
  • Being so far from town or city and revelling in the peace
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You should know

  • You can't walk to a pub or shop, so don't forget the milk
  • It probably won't suit teenagers


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £80
Weekly price
from £700
1 House for 7
From £807 beds4 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

You're completely surrounded by lush countryside so walkers can choose between idle strolls or getting up onto the hills among the heather for something more strenuous. Bring bikes for wonderfully car-free lanes, or visit Glentress Forest (half an hour in the car) for mountain biking trails at every level. A little further away you'll find the Borders Distillery for tastings of their malt whisky, gin and vodka.

Local points of interest from Annie Macpherson

  • Edinburgh is a 40 min drive. Visit Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Festival, museums, galleries and shops.
  • Glasgow is just over one hour's drive. Make a day trip and visit the Burrell Collection or the newly opened Glasgow Transport Museum.
  • Visit Rosslyn Chapel, less than half an hour's drive.
  • Visit the historic houses and gardens of the Borders. Abbotsford, Traquair, Dawyk and Little Sparta are among the many attractions.
  • Walk through the beautiful hills of the Borders on the Southern Upland Way, The Borders Abbey Way, John Buchan Way or many others.
  • Glentress Mountain biking centre offers some of the best biking in the UK and is only a 20 minute drive away.


Annie Macpherson

Annie lives in Scotstoun House on the estate. You will see her at some point during your stay but you either let yourselves in or are greeted by housekeeper, Evelyn.