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Toftcombs is a truly beautiful, grand country mansion house with views across the stunning Scottish Borders countryside, yet only 30 minutes from Edinburgh. This wonderful Baronial style red sandstone country house, is nestled in 10 acres of private grounds, providing elegant surroundings with all the luxury and comfort of a stately home. 

The beautifully furnished home has a relaxed and comfortable country house feel with a modern twist, providing a spacious haven for family and friends to enjoy memorable times together. 


Toftcombs has 11 individually styled bedrooms sleeping up to 25 guests, formal and relaxing lounges with real coal fires, dining rooms, snooker and music rooms, fully equipped kitchen with Aga and gas cookers, manicured lawns, woods, gorgeous views and a 5 a side football pitch. 

There is everything for everyone, exclusively for you.  


Perfect for your friends and family  get togethers, corporate getaways, events and weddings.

Toftcombs will exceed all your expectations.





From Edinburgh, follow the A702 for 26 miles. 

Half a mile before Biggar, there is a sign towards Skirling.  Take this sharp left hand turn and the gates to the house are 70m on your left. 

Please feel free to get in touch if you need further assistance. 


Catering on request to provide anything from breakfast to simple home cooked meals to fine dining with chef and waiter service 
Daily Housekeeping 
Available on request, the house can be fully attended to by cleaners leaving you time to relax and enjoy yourself
Complimentary Wifi and Sky TV
Wifi is available throughout the house and a full Sky package is available, including Sports and Movies. There's also a music room with guitar, piano and a drum kit
Things to do 
A short walk  from the pretty village of Biggar where you will find restaurants, shops and pubs. Activities to choose from include golf, tennis, health spa, bike riding, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, archery and walks in the nearby hills 

Set within 10 acres of grounds with two paddocks and a formal lawn with sport facilities including football posts and croquet. An enclosed courtyard is ideal for dogs.

On request, your own dedicated butler can be arranged to serve drinks, light fires, tidy up etc. to ensure your stay is as comfortable as can be


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Historic Toftcombs

Built in 1824 - Toftcombs has welcomed many notable guests during its time as a former hotel and private residence. Until 1832 the House formed part of a large estate belonging to Vice Admiral Charles Fleming of Biggar and Cumbernauld. At that time the House, known as Wester Toftcombs, the farm of Easter Toftcombs and Mid Toftcombs were bought by John Liddle of West Mains.

These were tenanted by four generations of the Gladstone family, later made famous by the British Prime Minister, William Gladstone.

George Orwell resided at the house in May 1946 as a guest of his friend Georges Kopp who was his commander in the Spanish civil war. We are looking forward to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the publication of Nineteen Eighty Four with the Orwell Society at Toftcombs in October 2019. 

Toftcombs William Gladstone


Toftcombs Floor plan exclusive use


“The house was spotless on arrival,beautifully presented, spacious and very well equipped.Would absolutely recommend the property and hope to be back soon"

"Have spent an amazing weekend here with family and friends celebrating a big birthday. The place had everything for everyone. What a setting - tremendous views - both kids and adults enjoyed running and playing games as much as each other. Cooking and dining fabulous"

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