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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, celebrations, events and weddings.

Toftcombs will exceed all your expectations.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the house, planning an event, pricing or availability. We would be delighted to send further information about Toftcombs and discuss your requirements.

We usually respond within an hour. 

Memorable times together, exclusively for  you.   





(30 minutes)


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. 


We have a range of fantastic local chefs, who can provide anything from fully cooked Scottish breakfasts, simple home cooked meals to serve yourself or 3/4/5 course fine dining served within our grand hall.
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 full Sky package including Sports and Movies. There's also a music room with guitar, bluetooth speaker, piano and a drum kit.
A short walk  away is the pretty village of Biggar where you will find plenty restaurants, shops and pubs. Activities to choose from include  mini highland games, golf, tennis, cocktail masterclasses, murder mystery dinners, bike riding, spa, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, archery, alpaca trekking and walks in the nearby name a few!  

Set within 10 acres of private grounds, including a formal front lawn overlooking the vast countryside, and newly refurbished courtyard with outdoor seating and fire pit. This area is perfect for hosting BBQ's & ideal for dogs as it is fully enclosed. 

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 possible.


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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. 

Historic Toftcombs
Toftcombs William Gladstone


Toftcombs Floor plan exclusive use

For further information about the layout of the house, including room descriptions and bed configruations, please get in touch using our contact form. 

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

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