Eighteen accessible apartments
Event and recreation space

Set in 5 acres of grounds near West Linton, Scottish Borders

Garden House is set within the serenity of a two-acre Walled Garden. Just a 20-minute drive to the picturesque town of Peebles and under 1 hour’s drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Level access throughout.

Minimum booking

Guests can book apartments individually, with a minimum two nights stay.

The maximum capacity for the Garden House is 40 people, to find out more about exclusive use or booking multiple apartments contact us.

Our apartments

Accessible

Accessible features include wet-room, electric profile bed and ceiling hoist. Interconnecting apartment for families or PAs

Interconnecting

Connecting to our accessible apartment, ideal for carers, PAs or families. Lowered kerb with designated parking at the door. 

Studio

Level access open plan apartment, kitchen, dining area and wetroom. Choice of king bed or two singles.

Suite

Level access living, dining and wetroom with a separate double bedroom. Choice of king bed or two singles.

Netherurd Garden House and grounds

Grounds
Event Hall
Bothy
Sensory Garden
Animals

Contact Netherurd Garden House

Feedback from some of the guests who have stayed at Netherurd Garden House

“I would like to truly thank you on a very personal level for making the residential trip with our Branching Out Youths such a huge success. Your very personal welcome and undevoted attention to us all says so much about you both and the beautiful place of Netherurd.”

The Bothy is unrecognisable, well done!

The room space was perfect for the two of us. We enjoyed sitting out in the garden. It was great seeing swallows flying around the building. When we were there it was just the two of us so it was lovely and quiet. We look forward to returning in the future.

Thank you so much for allowing us to use your amazing venue.

You have created an incredible facility with a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all. It truly was a pleasure to view it.

Guests during the 2023 Cycling World Championships

Really nice and relaxing homely vibes.

Beautiful and very spacious apartments, you guys have thought of everything.

Wonderful staff willing to help with anything including finding local providers and suppliers!

Netherurd Garden House is one of Scotland’s secret ‘jewels in the crown’ and a personal favourite.

Such a fantastic facility! Families or groups. Fully accessible with a tracking hoist and easy access to the carer’s room. Management will truly go above and beyond to cater to each individual’s need!

Staff members also feel like they are on holiday

Just to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Netherurd Garden House.  What an amazing facility and great hospitality. 

The setting was perfect for our workshop and allowed us to both relax and work in great comfort.  

We booked a few nights in a one bedroom apartments in Netherurd and had a great holiday. The staff are very friendly and helped make our stay even more enjoyable. There are eighteen apartments in total, four of which are one bedroom apartments, two are adaptable interconnecting rooms with electric hoists and rise and fall beds, the rest are spacious studios.

With level indoor, and outdoor spaces, we provide a premium accessible experience.

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.