$2420 / night
Total guests, Nights


  • 11 bedrooms
  • 24 sleeps
  •  min stay varies


  • Castle
  • 11 bedrooms
  • sleeps 24
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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.

Further details


Refundable security deposit required.

Housekeeper will meet guests on arrival and get them settled in.

All linens/towels included/ all beds made up

Logs and coal included in price.

£10 per dog max 3

Paddock available for ponies.

Sky TV

Butler and staff avaiable

Further details indoors

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.

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.

Further details outdoors

The house is set in 10 acres of lawns, woodland, paddocks and is entered through electric gates up a long drive to a large gravel area for parking cars.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed Twin bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed
    Bedroom 4: Full bed 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 5: King bed Twin bed
    Bedroom 6: Full bed Twin bed
    Bedroom 7: Full bed
    Bedroom 8: Queen Bed 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 9: Twin bed
    Bedroom 0: Full bed
    Bedroom 1: Full bed
  • 4 Full baths, 1 Shower, 4 Attached (ensuites)


  • Wireless Internet
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking

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.

Interaction with guest

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.


Check in time: 13:00, Check out time: 12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($621.44) £500.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

House rules

Well behaved pets are allowed in the house on the hard floored areas of the house.


About the owner

Claire A.
Average reply time:
34 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 Mar 2022
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





52 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 5 Sep 2021

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 member… More

Response from the owner Thank you Emily for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.

“Great House for Large Parties”

Reviewed 10 Feb 2020

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 f… More

“Amazing Stay at Toftcombs!”

Reviewed 1 Aug 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… More

“Celebrating Brian's 60th birthday”

Reviewed 10 Feb 2019

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. Th… More

“Perfect for family gatherings.”

Reviewed 15 Nov 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..… More

“Fabulous country house for a family get together”

Reviewed 2 Sep 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 w… More


Reviewed 18 Jul 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 every… More

“Best Party Venue Ever”

Reviewed 31 May 2018

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… More

“A true gem!!”

Reviewed 8 May 2018

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 … More

“What a wonderful place”

Reviewed 31 Mar 2018

We had booked Toftcombs for a weekend to celebrate our Golden Wedding and had a wonderful time in this lovely old house. It was spotlessly clean, beds were so comfy and the space just lent itself to 2… More

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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