Self Catering Accommodation

Howford House - a classical Georgian style farmhouse

Stay at Howford House

Howford sits in an elevated and private position overlooking the River Tweed and in the heart of the Tweed Valley.

Set amidst the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders, 5 miles from the picturesque market town of Peebles and 50 minutes to Edinburgh, this is a relaxed country home suitable for family gatherings, reunions, celebrations and small weddings which can be held at neighbouring Traquair House.

Part of the Traquair Estate, Howford is a 10 minute walk to Traquair, Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited House and Traquair offers a range of exclusive offers to guests staying at Howford including dining facilities in the eighteenth century Dining Room, use of the tennis court and discounted entry to house and free entry to grounds.

9 Bedrooms & 5 Bathrooms

The house has recently been renovated and is furnished with antique furniture and a stunning collection of modern art. Still retaining many of their original features, the rooms are large and spacious with an elegant Drawing Room and snug downstairs, formal Dining Room and large farmhouse kitchen complete with aga as well as electric cooker. There is also a large utility room with ample spacing for washing and drying clothes.

Upstairs there are 5 well apportioned bedrooms all with luxurious beds including a four poster and a further 2 bedrooms in the rear wing all with large zip and link beds that can be converted to twins or king size doubles. On the third floor there are two large attic rooms with their own bathroom that can sleep up to 4 people, ideal for children or teenagers who want to be self contained.

On the ground floor there is a fully accessible bedroom with a ramp to entrance and accessible shower/bathroom. The ground floor is fully accessible for wheelchair users.

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Features & Facilities

Features & Facilities
Free WifiDogs welcomeIn house catering available if required
Short BreaksTV Freeview channelsWashing machine/drying facilities
Housekeeping service if requiredOpen fire - starter supply of logsDVD player
Disabled AccessLarge spacious gardenAga/Electric cooker/microwave
Baby Grand PianoHairdryers in roomsWelcome basket
Free entry to Traquair HouseUse of tennis courtGarden Furniture/BBQ

Pricing & Availability

Howford House is available for let throughout the year. For pricing and availability please contact Traquair House direct.
Email: or telephone: 01896 830323

The following is a guide to prices per weekly rental:

Low Season (From 25th Oct 18 to 20th Dec 18 and 4th Jan 19 to 22nd Mar 19 excluding school holidays)£2,100
Mid Season (31st Aug to 24th Oct 18 , 22nd March to 28th June 19 & 31st Aug to 24th Oct 19 inclusive)£2,350
High Season (28th June to 30th August 19 inclusive)£2,600
Christmas (23rd Dec 18 - 27th Dec 18, 20th Dec 19 to 27th Dec 19)£2,850
New Year (28th Dec 19 to 3rd Jan 20)£3,250

Short Breaks

We are also pleased to take enquiries for short breaks and wedding parties from the beginning of September to mid June. The following pricing would apply:

65% of weekly rental for 2/3 nights
75% of weekly rental for 4 nights

Salmon Fishing is available Sept – November at Traquair through Fish Pal and trout fishing permits available through Traquair House.

Dine at Traquair

If you are celebrating a family gathering, birthday or anniversary why not take advantage of a very special dining experience at Traquair House during your stay.

You may book an evening at Traquair for preferential rates that includes dinner in our eighteenth century Dining Room  that seats up to 24 people around the main table and drinks can be taken beforehand in the High Drawing Room. With dinner served by candlelight this is a truly authentic and unique evening for a very special occasion.

Dinner menus can be viewed here and contact us if you would like further details.

Local Area

There are a wealth of amenities and attractions nearby including the world famous mountain biking forest of Glentress, an 18 hole championship golf course at nearby Cardrona and 9 hole course at Innerleithen; wonderful walking including access to the Southern Upland Way; trout and salmon fishing in season; leisure cycling including an off road cycle path from Innerleithen to Peebles as well as a superb range of attractions such as gardens, historic houses and border abbeys all within 30 minutes drive of the house.

Traquair House (B&B Accommodation)

You are welcome to stay at Traquair House. There are three spacious double bedrooms furnished with antique furniture,
canopied beds, private bathrooms and central heating. Available on a “bed and breakfast” basis.