We stayed for a 1 night stopover on the way back from Inverness. Room was fine (twin room), shared shower room was OK albeit a tad small, breakfast was good (though you feel bad being served by the elderly Mrs Muir (reminds you a bit of Mrs Overall but not meant in an unkind way))
Location for the town centre was excellent - 5 minute walk
The town of Peebles was celebrating the end of an all week festival - I've never seen a higher average inebriated level for a simple local town (including all ages). It was a classic "simple drinking town with a farming problem" type scenario
johnaitchy1943on 21/10/2015 20:24
Must admit to feeling somewhat apprehensive when a stooped elderly lady, Mrs Muir, answered our knock on the door, and even more so when it appeared that she ran the place by herself! However she had a twinkle in her eye and we decided to risk 40 pounds for one night. Our room at the back was large, quiet and had lovely views. There was one double bed and two singles. The mattress on the double was hard and uncomfortable, those on the singles better but not great. Having said that we slept well. No problem sharing bathroom facilities. Excellent breakfast. True there was no TV in the bedroom and no internet connection in the house, but so what! Excellent value.
Mary Gon 12/10/2015 12:31
I was very pleased with my stay last week - a previous one seems pretty unfair. The bed was warm and breakfasts were excellent, better than average, all for £30 a night. you try and find better value anywhere. Mrs Muir was kind and helpful. Don't suppose she will carry on for ever so come and enjoy it while you can.
Ann R. Blamed for emptying the hot water tank 5 minutes after arriving!!
Ann Ron 10/11/2014 16:51
Having driven for six hours, on arrival we wanted to shower before going to the wedding we were attending, but there was no hot water. When I asked about this, I was told curtly that it was my fault as I must have left it running all night. Interesting, as I'd only just arrived! So no showers for us. As a family of four, my two sons had a spacious twin, but our room was very small, a single room sold as a double. Bed small with a single duvet, so we spent a cold night fighting over it. Expensive for an uncomfortable stay in a tiny room with no en-suit. Breakfast was basic and minimal, cheap thin white plastic bread, handful of cornflakes and a small cooked offering. Certainly didn't set us up for the day and the long drive home. Paid by cheque, but was then accused of not paying as we left. Should have complained at the time and certainly resent being charged full rate for a single sold as a double. A bit of a 'Fawlty Towers' experience.
Mairi Mon 24/09/2014 20:54
Although Mrs Muir looks like a fantastic granny, she needs to retire now.The house was nice ,if old fashioned. No biscuits with the tea/ coffee in the room, had to unplug the kettle to pour it, no TV.hairdryer,complimentary shampoo,(used soap in the shower) in the rooms. No duvet on the bed which was very hard and felt very uncomfortable with the weight of the blankets.Yes we were given a key to return from an evening out but had to stumble upstairs in the pitch black....surely a light should have been left on or a night light at least.The next episode was trial by breakfast....very poor.Mrs Muir measures out the cornflakes with a small cup and kept us waiting for ages before even offering tea/coffee. Cooked breakfast was not good...inedible burnt egg and bacon,one sausage. We didn't complain at the time as we didn't want to spoil our weekend.When it came to paying you have to pay by cheque or cash...... so spent at least 15 minutes counting out £170 with her(had already paid a deposit of £50) and she agreed we had paid the correct amount. No receipt was given.Several hours later she called and said there had been a mistake and we owed another £100.This was for a two night stay for a family of five.Stay if you want an Acorn Antiques experience......you have been warned.