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Toftcombs Mansion House

Country house with 10 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms in Lothians, United Kingdom

From £8,475 per week

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Luxury Country retreat in the beautiful Scottish Borders yet only 45 minutes from Edinburgh. Beautifully decorated barional country house.


An outstanding country house with all the luxury facilities you would expect yet still retaining its historical and architectural charm.
The house is set in 10 acres of the most captivating scenery of the Scottish borders. The house is beautifully decorated and is perfect for entertaining. All reception rooms have open fire places or wood stoves. The marbled minstral gallery with large ornate fireplace and gallery is ideal for large parties. The large entertaining kichen with Aga is ideal for informal dining. Large four poster bed in master suite with turrett room and ensuite,

Weekend breaks available.

The house has 9 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms .As you would expect from such a fine house, all rooms are beautifully decorated with lavish fabrics.
Additional facilities include.
Formal dining room for 14 with open fire, Formal drawing room with open fire, Large reception hall with open fireplace and gallery which can seat 18 for dinner . Informal TV room , boot room, office, Utility room, Dog room. Wine room , Large snooker room, and Music room.
Onsite Housekeeping and maid service if required.
Butler service available.
Luxury catering for formal dinners, corporate dinners, weddings and canape receptions. Weddings during July and August require a minimum of one week rental with an additional facility fee depending on numbers from £500 up to £3000. Please contact for more details.
High season minimum rental one week.
Rates are based on 17 guests staying in the house. For parties or additional guests being entertained in the house a facility fee will be added , Please enquire for more information.

The Grounds
The 10 acres at Toftcombs consists of large lawn area with beautiful view of the nearby Tinto hills, Woodland, Paddock with horses. The house is approached from the long gravel drive with electric gates. The whole property is totally fenced making it secure for children and pets.
There is a large gravel parking area suitable for marquees and parking. The pretty village town of Biggar is a short walk with traditional pubs, restaurants and quaint shops.


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10 out of 10 people recommend staying here

From Strensall, United Kingdom Jul 2010

A tastefully presented, generously equipped, welcoming house with beautiful views and well cared for grounds. The snooker room, toast on the Aga and the wide ranging supply of reading material were a particular hit.
We received helpful, friendly and efficient service from owner and housekeeper before, during and after our stay.
All in all a great setting for a three generation family holiday.

From Perth, United Kingdom May 2009

We hired Toftcombs to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday as a surprise gathering of our close family. The house was stunning, extremely comfortable and large enough for everyone to be under one roof but at the same time have plenty space. The weather was good to us and we spent my husbands birthday playing badminton and croquet on the lawn whilst the children amused themselves around the grounds. Claire was a joy to deal with and easily accessible by e-mail. Jan the housekeeper met us on arrival and spent time with us showing us round before heading off and leaving us to have a great time. We would highly recommend Toftcombs which is by far one of the most impressive homes we have every stayed in in the UK.

From Johnstone, United Kingdom Mar 2009

We celebrated my wifes 40th Birthday at Toftcombs, with seven other couples. It was an excellent weekend made all the better by the venue. It is a beautifully maintained property full of interesting and eclectic features, which also had the ambience of a warm comfortable family home. The house had excellent amenities, with everything you would require to host a sumptuous dinner party.

A birthday weekend we will not forget in a hurry!

From Sunderland, United Kingdom Feb 2009

A fantastic property in a great location. We had a family weekend at the house and it exceeded all expectations.

We would definitely look at booking again!

From Stockport, United Kingdom Apr 2008

Excellent accommodation. Lots of bathrooms including ensuites so excellent for large parties. Warm house with central heating and woodburning stoves. Good golf courses nearby. Super eating kitchen for large group. Great billiard room and two lounges to spread out in.

From Wigan, United Kingdom Feb 2008

We went to Toftcombs in February 2008. It was a family get together to celebrate my wife's 40th and my sister's 50th birthdays.

Toftcombs was the perfect place for such a celebration and everyone had a great time. The house itself is fantastic, the rooms are enormous and it's easy to get lost in there! The pictures on the internet don't really do it justice, you have to be in it to appreciate it. My wife and I had the Master bedroom which incorporates an en-suite and a turret dressing room and combined is probably the size of a small terraced house! The kitchen was fantastic, so was the main lounge and snooker room and just about everything else in the house.

The village of Biggar is about 15 minutes walk and has most things you'll need on a short break. There are about three or four nice pubs/restaurants and various takeaways (chippy, Indian, Chinese etc) and a few other shops. Edinburgh is about 45 minutes drive. We ordered a minibus and the cost shared between thirteen was reasonable and we had a really good day there. There are many places to walk in the area too (I didn't partake myself but a few of our party did).

All in all, a fantastic weekend and all of us will have fond memories of our stay at Toftcombs and who knows, one day we may do it again. An experience I'd certainly recommend.

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We had a fantastic reunio n at Toftcombs. The property is very special - elegance combined with comfort and homeliness. Everything was there that we needed, and the owners couldnt have been more helpful or responsive to our queries. We would strongly recommend this proprty for the combination of comfort, grandeur, location and value for money.

I stayed here in November 1988, as a friend and I were traveling through England and Scotland by car. We just happened upon the Toftcombs House in the early evening. It appeared to be closed, but we knocked on the door and an elderly man with white hair opened it and welcomed us in. It was a wonderful stay. I particularly remember a sumptuous dinner of carved meats, with a local Scottish clan sitting at a large table nearby. Alas, I have not made it back, but I hope to one day.

Fantastic property, would definitely use again. Owner extremely helpful advising us about local butchers etc that deliver to the house.

The House was incredible - 11 Jun 2007"The house was incredible and everyone there really loved lounging around in the various rooms and playing snooker (in which I won 3 out of 3 and I hadn't played for about 10 years so I was particularly happy). Everything was immaculately clean and there was plenty of room for everyone the Master suite that my brother had was incredible."Other Recent Comments"And that brings me to Isaac. ( THE BUTLER ) who really did help make the weekend, his manners were impeccable and the service we got from him from the moment we arrived until we left was absolutely spot on. I have never been force fed so much bacon, eggs, blackpudding, haggis, beans and it goes on, in my life. We went to bed fairly late with Isaac still serving us drinks, and woke up to a clean house and the smell of breakfast and coffee. He was always suitably dressed, with a smile on his face and helped out with anything we needed, a thoroughly nice chap and great at his job." "The caterers were excellent and produced very good food with us barely noticing they had even arrived."Measures Party Comments"The house completely exceeded our expectations in terms of both size (inside and out) and the quality of the decor and furnishings. Our jaws dropped when we stepped into the kitchen and then into each room. And what views! The gallery, the floors - amazing. The pictures on the internet just don't do the inside justice. We were also very taken with how the house felt like a home. You've taken such care to keep it looking like a home, with all your amazing pictures and niknaks and beautiful cushions, nice towels and toiletries and having Sky and a DVD was great too. 'Homely' is something we have rarely found in a rental property - and we have been to loads over the years. Thank you so much for the work that has gone into it. It was quite expensive compared to other places we have rented but I can see why!" "Also it was great for the dogs!!!" "All in all a wonderful house, wonderful location, wonderful holiday."

A fantastic week at a fantastic house. Beautiful views and we had a great family re-union. Thanks to Sara for making us feel so welcome.

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Distances to locations

Nearest beach 26km Nearest bar 1km Nearest restaurant 5km Nearest ski lift 20km Nearest supermarket 5km Edinburgh airport 40km Glasgow 50km Waverley train station 41km

Local activities

Climbing 15km Cycling 15km Fishing 15km Golf 15km Horse riding 15km Mountain biking 15km Skiing 40km Tennis 15km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 45km Museum 45km Shopping 15km Theatre 45km Zoo 45km Cinema 45km

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Prices and availability

Updated 1 September 2016

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 5 January - 20 December 2016: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 21 December 2016 - 4 January 2017: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 5 January - 20 December 2017: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 21 December 2017 - 4 January 2018: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 5 January - 20 December 2018: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 21 December 2018 - 4 January 2019: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 5 January - 20 December 2019: the minimum stay is 2 nights.



10 bedrooms, Sleeps 18:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 single bed
  • 2 single beds
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 cot


9 bathrooms, 4 en suite bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet, Telephone, TV Languages in Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 15, Dining area seats 15, Central heating, Open fire, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden


Snooker / pool table

Suitable for

Infants, Smoking, Restricted mobility , Pets

Extra information

Full size snooker table and music room with piano, guitar and drum kit. On site Housekeeper and maid service is available.BUTLER AND BREAKFAST AVAILABLE - FOUR POSTER BED


Average rating from 10 reviews

Private Owner From Biggar, United Kingdom Member since Oct 2006

Past bookings: 20 bookings

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