About Netherurd Garden House

Accessible self catering apartments

Netherurd Garden House, located within the stunning grounds of Netherurd Estate, Blyth Bridge, Scottish Borders.

Eighteen newly renovated apartments, set within 2 acres of Walled Garden. Just a 20-minute drive to the picturesque town of Peebles and only 1 hour drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Enjoy tranquil settings, overlooking Henderson Hills and explore nearby walking & hiking trails and cycling in the Tweed Valley. Choose from dining in the comfort of your own apartment or enjoy local Scottish cuisine in nearby restaurants and bars.

Apartment styles include Studio, Deluxe one-bedroom and Accessible Interconnecting. Our interconnecting apartments offer rise and fall bed and electric hoist equipment with separate entrances and parking.

Apartment types

No matter which apartment type you choose, you will be living in luxury with our amazing amenities.
All our accessible self-catering offer space, comfort and flexibility. When you arrive, you will be greeted by our welcome host and shown to your apartment where you can enjoy a cuppa and a little sweet treat from us!

Video tour

Studio Apartments

Video tour

Deluxe One-bedroom Apartments

Video tour

Accessible Interconnecting Apartments

Track hoist

PAC3 Wetroom

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We have 3 main room types at Netherurd Garden House.

Studio Apartments (12)

Deluxe one bedroom apartments (4)

Accessible interconnecting apartments (2)

Main hall

Deluxe one bed apartment

Wing kitchen

Studio apartment

Demonstration kitchen

Accessible interconnecting apartment

Accessible outdoor toilet

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History of Netherurd estate

In 1942 Netherurd Estate was acquired by Major Edward Thomson, an Edinburgh shipping business owner.

Thomson had previously bought the neighbouring estate of Castlecraig which had been used as an auxiliary hospital for war wounded. His wife Betty was the first leader of the West Linton Guides in 1924.

In 1944 Edward and Betty allowed the Girl Guide Association Scotland (now known as Girlguiding Scotland) to use Netherurd House and garden for a nominal rent. In 1952 he gave the house and part of the grounds to Girlguiding Scotland outright as a training centre. Edward Thomson died in 1977 and Betty a year later. They had no children.

The owners of Netherurd Garden House have a successful background in short-term holiday rentals in Edinburgh city centre.

In March 2020, when the first COVID-19 lockdown was announced, many health and social care companies were left with no way to provide support to their Service Users, due to venues and community properties closing.

The owners of Netherurd Garden House responded to the pandemic situation in collaboration with two care companies that provide community-based support.

Their goal was to retrofit several of their short-term rental properties to serve as respite units where carers could take Service Users to provide life skills and activities.

Today, the owners have carefully designed and renovated Netherurd Garden House and transformed the Garden House and Grounds to offer a unique experience for inclusive accessible holiday destinations for families and groups.