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13/3/21 - Sorry this is sooo out of date - we really need to update our website. More up to date feedback reviews can be found on Google and

Holding note - April 2016 - We lost our feedback book before I could copy the comments on to the website, so we're missing a load of lovely comments for 2015 :-(, but I will update soon with the rest of comments I have. Tantah Croft is also currently being used by a family who were made homeless by the terrible floods we had in Peebles over Christmas 2015, but will be available again for rent from the end of this month.

March 2016 - Tantah Studio (email)

Hi there, 
I couldn't find anywhere on the internet to write you a review..
I would just like to say what an amazing weekend me and James had this weekend (4th-6th March) 
It was a nice homely environment and a lovely touch that you had the heating was on for when we arrived. It was clean, tidy and cosy and was nice to be able to kick back and relax in the studio after a long drive. 
The studio is located in a nice area and was secluded and peaceful, however close enough to the town to be able to have a wander down on foot.
Brilliant value for money.
Thank you for making us feel so welcome. We were very tempted to add on another few nights but were not able to.
We will definitely be returning soon to explore further. We have chosen it as our little spot.
Thanks again,
Fiona and James.

May 2014 - Lindsey, Stella, Ron, Alison & Sandy

Brilliant house in a beautiful location! It took 60 years for some of us to return to Peebles. The rest of us, as new visitors feel sure a quicker return will happen. Thanks for a warm welcome. Hope we will be back soon.

May 2014 - Ladies of a certain vintage!! :-)

Excellent stay, accommodation second to none! Thanks for all your help & welcome.

April 2014 - Family Coppritus, Wassenar - Fiona, Belinda, David, Dirk & Gabriella (NL)

Thankyou for a great stay & welcome in this beautiful location & lovely house. It's been a while since we've been in Scotland, but I'm sure we'll come back soon.

Great eggs too!!

April 2014 - Fiona, Mark, Oliver, Samuel

Very lucky with the weather, but even more so with the location and extremely welcoming Cashin family.

Many thanks.

April 2014 - Julie, Stewart, Richard, Amanda & kids XX

Had a fab stay and were made to feel so welcome. Thanks to the girls for amusing our children & bringing us ice, bread and eggs.

Would recommend to all! Thanks.

January 2014 - The Olacraild & Cameron family

Great stay in a lovely house & all good fun in the surrounding area. Thanks.

December 2013 - Teresa, John, Arran & Finlay

Fantastic stay. Great scenery, lovely house & great hosts. My children did not want to leave. Thankyou.

November 2013 - Karen & Margus (Paisley)

We had a great time staying at Tantah Croft. It has everything you need and is situated in a peaceful locationwith beautiful scenery. Margus had a great time mountain biking at Glentress & we had lovely walks with the dogs at the back of the house.We were very lucky with the weather also. Would love to have stayed longer & we look forward to returning. Thankyou for making us feel so welcome!

October 2013 - Hannah, Emma, David and Susan xx (Ayrshire)

Thankyou for such an an enjoyable stay. We loved the house and the walks with the dog were very fun. What a lovely place!

September 2013 - Susan, Colin & Callum (Glasgow)

Thanks so much for such fantastic hospitality. What a beautiful place!!

September 2013 - Manny, Meeta, Meghna, Nibhy (Glasgow) & Vined, Rayitha, Rishi & Khrish (Dundee)

Amazing place. A hidden treasure of the Borders. Great welcome from Mike and Les. Well thought through & innovatively designed house & lots of space & great ambience. The back door opens into some of the best and most easily accessible walks in the country. And who can forget the bread & freshly-picked garden vegetables? Will return!

September 2013 - Andrea & Paul (Livingstone)

What a fab welcome! Gorgeous house in a lovely setting. Your complimentary eggs & bread were a great wee extra! What a wonderful 2 days we had here celebrating my husband's birthday. Great time, despite the rain! Comfy bed, great shower, fab scenery, we can't wait to return in the summer with our dog Alfie....

When can we move in??!!

Thankyou for your hospitality once again. Hope to see you soon.

P.S. Send us an email when the "new place" is ready!

September 2013 - The Nowaks

Thanks for your walk advice, lovely veg garden and beautiful bread. We've had a lovely stay and it was so nice to meet you and the girls.

August 2013 - The Hill family

Wonderful stay at Tantah Croft. It has been many years since our last holiday in Scotland, but we will be back after discovering this gem of a place.

The house was perfect for our family, practical, warm and comfortable. The walks & rides right from the back door are amazing.

Les & Mike's hospitality & generosity with fresh bread & vegs from the garden has been indicative of everyone we met in Peebles.

Thankyou all for sharing this special place.

August 2013 - Julie Smith

Enjoyed a lovely week in a charming cottage in an idyllic situation. The kids had great fun, both biking & at Go Ape. The weather was mixed but did not spoil our fun. Thanks for the eggs & vegetables.

July 2013 - Gabriel & family

Thanks so much - What a stay! Lovely place, including the garden and the chickens! Great mountain biking in Glentress, especially Buzzards Nest.

July 2013 - The Pears family & friends

Thankyou so much for letting us stay in this lovely place. I have enjoyed the woods where I did some filming for some films I made myself and I also liked the chickens. We also have chickens at our own house. Anyway, thankyou very much, from Zosia Pears, 11 years old.

Wonderful walks - incl. straight through the gate, lovely wood with ripe cherries & raspberries. Tim Pears.

We loved the veg garden - lush & plentiful! A wonderful week, convivial, relaxing, with lovely hosts. Glentress biking was sensational!

July 2013 - Mikey, Lauren, Kev, Jamie, Sarah & Scott



Arrived, drank booze. Sat in the sun. Ran up a hill, drank more booze. Swam in a river, ate fish and chips. Played with the dogs. drank more booze.  Headed home.

Sensational weather, accommodation even better. Best weekend in donkeys.

Thankyou so much for a wonderful weekend. The house is amazing and we have all had the best time. I've had a brilliant birthday, couldn't think of a more perfect place to spend it. Thanks again Sarah X.

July 2013 - Heide, Jeni, Lina, Tilman, Stefani, Andreas (Berlin)

Everything was perfect!!

- Nice house
- Friendly Hounds (the big red one)
- Perfect super-fresh bread
- Great weather (no rain, 28 deg. C)
- Lovely herb & vegetable garden
- Amazing countryside with old castles and abbeys and gardens
and the beautiful city Peebles

July 2013 - Sally from Speyside (but really from Ettrick), Iain, Douglas, Jamie & Julia (& Grandma & Granddad)

We all loved the house - having to light the fire to heat the water has made the boys think about how much hot water they use. Excellent!

Thanks so much for the eggs, fresh bread and salad & herbs from the garden, also for arranging the non-stop sunshine & temperatures in the high 20s.

Fantastic road cycling from the doorstep (and back, even with the steep drive!). So much fun at Glentress & cycling the John Buchan Way. I had a problem with the car & Gordon at South Park Motors could not have been more helpful.

Brilliant holiday in the beautiful Borders.

June 2013 - Hayley, Gillian, Eleanor & Claire

We loved the house! Thanks for a wonderful 2 night stay - wish we were here longer.

June 2013 - Jenny, Fiona, Caroline, Megan & Jess

We had a wonderful stay here at Tantah. Thankyou for the georgous fresh bread & eggs on our arrival and taking good care of us. The house is fantastic and the views are breathtaking.

P.S. We recommend OSSO for lunch/dinner

Best wishes

June 2013 - :-)

What a fantastic week at Tantah!

The location, the views, the facilities, the welcome, the eggs, the bread, the hosts - all fantastic!

Sure we'll be back sometime.

Thanks Mike & Les

May 2013 - Andre et-al

A wonderful retreat away from the pressures of daily life - beautiful surroundings, frienshil, pod - oh and the odd walk!

Thankyou - an idyllic place.

May 2013 - Team Unfit! (JP, LP, GS, JT, RLH, ALH)

"We Came"
"We Saw"
"We Conquered."

& We all walked away without a broken rig.

See you again sometime Glentress & Innerleithen, Hopefully with a full compliment!!

"White Noise"

May 2013 - Sarah, Stephen, Charlotte, Caroline & Tony (Oxford & Cardiff)

Thankyou for a fantastic mini-break!

Your hospitality was second to none and we thoroughly enjoyed the eggs & fresh bread (thanks again!).

Highlights for us included Traquair House (& not just the brewery samples !) and a scenic walk along the Tweed past Neidpath Castle.

If we come this way again, we'd love to stay at Tantah.

Easter 2013 - Lewis, Tim, Tom & Janet (Wantage, Oxfordshire)

Thankyou for a refreshing stay in this lovely house. Wintery temperatures outside, but the sun streaming thru made it feel like spring.

February 2013 - Kenny, Tracy & Storm

Thankyou for your hospitality and warm welcome, lovely to be somewhere the dog is made so welcome, cottage lovely, we will be back.

January 2013 - H, M, X, A, S & J (Leeds & Aberdeen)

A great time had by all. Great sledging hill!! We hope to be back soon-ish.

December 2012 - C. Stewart

A gem of a place. Never stayed in such a well-equipped cottage. Peace & quiet & suspect some wonderful views - waether has been awful! Would like to come back in the summer.

Mike can't do enough, many thanks for your hospitality.

December 2012 - Phil & family

Thanks for a special Xmas.

December 2012 - The Nobles - Ruth, Scott, the girls & Teazel

I loved the house & the Sky TV. I would like to come nack again, I liked the purple sky (Katie age 10).

Really lovely place, would love to come back, beautiful scenery, walks & wildlife! (Jenny age 15)

Thanks very much, Mike & Les for rescuing us from our plumbing disaster at home - tantah has been a real, 'home from home'. We love it!

November 2012 - Mark, Andrea, Fletcher & Dexter

Found the website by accident - lucky us!

It is a fantastic place to stay, great walks with Dexter and fantastic Mountain Biking. So much more to do, so we will be back next year!

Perfect place to meet up with friends & family & chill out, thanks so much.

October 2012 - Alana Wight age 7

I loved going to feed the chickens and I liked having a very nice walk in the wood. My brother liked getting his lego toy in Smyths Toys Super Stores. My mum liked the chickens and the stove. My dad liked to go mountain biking.

September 2012 - Bradley & Friends

Boom!!! Thankyou so much for having us....Vonboomness! Party!!! oh yeah!

Guantanamo Bay Posse in the house!

awe 'oor the tap ay it!! taps aff!!!

Happy as Larry could not be happier, could not be happier. I love the scenery and the hospitality & I'll be back. asta la vista baby !!!

Awesome house, awesome weekend, awesome people. Thankyou for your amazing hospitality, Mike, we'll deffo be back! xxx

September 2012 - Bristol AOAC Group

Had a great time, little tight for 8 people, but we managed and having 2 toilets & showers helped. Great base for mountain biking and very nice helpful owners. Would recommend to friends. Good place to eat was Tontine Hotel - reasonable prices and very good food.

Such a treat to be able to pop up to the garden and pick herbs & veg to go with dinner!

One of the best places I've stayed - a home from home! Love the light, recycled glass and watching the birds on the feeder! also, thoughtful touches like the iPOD dock and soap in the loos/showers very welcome. Lovely comfy beds and sheets too! And all the info on biking from Mike was great and last but not least the amazing vegetable garden! Thankyou!

September 2012 - Ben, Sue & Family

Great place to stay, perfect for biking & walking, kids loved the house too! Glentress excellent!!! The County good for bar meals. Hope to return next year. Thankyou.

August 2012 - Catriona, Margot, Fiona, Margaret and Hugh

Great time & a wonderful place for our family as our base. Thankyou.

  • Catriona - Very good & comfortable
  • Margot - Liked the modernity
  • Fiona - Super - lovely creation!
  • Margaret - Enjoyed myself.
  • Hugh - Enjoyed stoking the Furnace.

August 2012 - The Millars, Solihull & Margaret Little, Glasgow

A very enjoyable week in a really interesting & comfortable house. Highlights: Glentress biking, Edinburgh Fringe, Peebles main St, Lunchtime BBQ in the sun, walk to Shieldgreen Centre o revisit some family memories. Thankyou Mike & family for your hospitality and care, we loved the fresh eggs and the veg. Hope to return some day.

August 2012 - The Kievit Family, The Netherlands

This is a wonderful place, a real home from home, spacious, light  comfortable. Delicious eggs and beautiful scenary.

July 2012 - The Altfield Family, Germany

Our first stay in Scotland was a first class one at Tantah Croft! Thanks to Mike & Les for all their hospitality, useful information and attention. It was an eventful week which finished too fast. Best wishes.

July 2012 - The Ritchie Family

Thankyou once again for allowing us to spend more time here with our dad, Phil. Had a lovely time, enjoyed our time with Betty [our dog !] too and meting Lulu [our other dog!]. We will be in touch.

July 2012 - The Rentons, Northumberland

Our second stay - lovely again - thankyou!

June 2012 - Betty, Emma, Sarah, Kate & Rachel

Thankyou, we've had a lovely stay, despite the rain! Will recommend to all my friends, hope to come back again.

June 2012 - Sue, Morag, Roy, Carol & Daryl

A lovely holiday house, very light & spacious. Thanks Mike for looking after us so well & the eggs & ice, a nice touch. Beautiful scenary. Would love to come back.

June 2012 - The Gadsbys

Thankyou so much. We all loved everything about Tantah Croft. We will be back!

June 2012 - Stephen, Callum, Claire, Kara, Ian, Maureen, Tom, Harley & Jasmine

We have really enjoyed our stay. A wonderful opportunity to stay in this special house, and thanks to our hosts, very friendly & helpful. We hope to get the chance to come back again.

June 2012 - Badock Alumni

Really enjoyed our stay - great house & beautiful location. Lovely & bright in the morning! Best eco-lodge ever!

May 2012 - The 31 Bus Crowd!

Enjoyed or stay in this most unusual house! It is in a very peaceful location & as we experienced the hottest weather & wall-to-wall sunshine, we couldn't wish for better. Our hosts were attentive & we felt welcomed. Perhaps it would be nice to hav some books and games available for any leisure time we may have during inclement weather. Thanks for the tow out of the hedge!

May 2012 - Phil & the Ritchie/Cunningham Family

It's been the best 2 days I've spent for many a year. Lovely cottage, I've been admiring the craftsmanship. Couldn't get a better host - nothing too much. Looking forward to our next visit, thankyou for allowing us to use your cottage. See you in july.

May 2012 - Theresa, Mark & Bill - Godlaming, Surrey

Our first visit to Scotland, the weather was kind to us, mountain biking was first-class (the best bike-friendly place we have stayed). Mike & family great hosts - loved the eggs! See you next year for another go!

May 2012 - The University of Dundee Field Researchers

A fabulous and relaxing haven after a day's work in the field under the hot sun. Couldn't have found a better place! Thanks to Mike who ensured the topping up of teh fire & controlling the flies, which seemed to multiply throughtout Peebles, due to the unusually hot weather. Thanks again & will hopefully come back.

April 2012 - The Rentons - Wooler, Northumberland

A superb retreat, tucked nicely away in a quiet corner, scenic views & walks all within kicking distance. The croft is superb & finished to the highest standard. all of this, backed by great hospitality made for a very relaxing & pleasurable getaway. we look forward to visiting again soon.

March 2012 - The Deerstalkers

Thankyou very much, had a great stay, great place!

March 2012 - Team

we were lucky enough to find this house as a base for our Enduro Downhill Racing weekend. Many thanks to Mike for a great place & lighting the fire every night! See you again soon.

February 2012 - Sue, Richard, Sophie, Hannah & Holly

Had a wonderful relaxing few days here. Walks on the doorstep and a cosy, well equipped, lovely house. Thanks for the comfortable beds - sometimes a rarity in rental cottages. Would definitely recommend it. Thankyou.

December 2011 - The McCulloch Mob (& the extra walker)

This house blew us away, as did the gale-force winds! The house - and the owners - made this one of teh most memorable Xmases ever. Extra thanks must als go to Mike for the 'additional help' he had to hive us (including the tow out of the hedge).

December 2011 - Paul, Elizabeth, Frances, Bob & Cathy

Had a great time - very comfortable. Enjoyed keeping the fire going.

October 2011 - Andrew, Liz, David, Charlitte, James & Scamp the dog

What a wonderful place in a fabulous location. We had perfect weather and amazing views of teh stars through the glass roof. There are so many fantastic bike rides on the doorstep and great walks too. Thankyou for looking after us, we really enjoyed ourselves. Thankyou also for the eggs and the guided tour of teh chicken coop. We hope to come back soon for another visit. P.S. Happy Halloween!

October 2011 - Ken, Margy & Matt Vawdrey & Maisie the dog

We have really enjoyed our short stay at Tantah Croft. You have put so much careful thought into providing an eco-home - but with great comfort - to make a refreshing, exciting and interesting short break. We had some very good walks from the house, appreciated by Maisie the dog! Thankyou Mike, for all your help to make our stay memorable.

October 2011 - Mike, Karen, Sam, grandma & Molly the dog:

Great place to return after a day at Glentress. Excellent facility to fix & wash the bikes! Extreamly cosy house to relax afterwards with fantastic cooking facilities (we need to get a new hob like this one!) Appreciate all the MBUK mags being there to read. Thanks Mike for changing the TV to allow us to watch the football on a bigger screen - pity about the result!

October 2011 - Watson, Scott & Bell families:

Brilliant welcome & loved the eggs!! Great facilities for the biking. Had a good week at Glentress, even though the weather was a bit mixed. House facilities are excellent & brill the dog can come too! I'm sure the boys will be back, even if it's just a couple of nights. Plenty of walks round and about. Thanks again from us all!!!

September 2011 - Charley  & friends:

Cheers Mike, had a great weekend. The house was great, amazing hospitality. Thanks for the first day of biking, for the tips & showing us how to get about. All in all, I didn't expect the weekend to be this good. Take it easy mate.

September 2011 - Steve, George & Phil:

Great place, brilliant house, very much enjoyed, everything needed for a relaxing break. Thanks Mike for a warm welcome & chilled-out vibes (quality soap & gel too!).

August 2011 - The Wildings & the Happs:

Enjoyed our stay in this lovely, spacious & light house. Wonderful views, right next to the beautiful Border countryside. The kids loved the chickens & we loved the eggs! many thanks.

August 2011 - Susan, Tony & Elizabeth:

Fantastically designed, comfortable house - we were all really impressed. Mike & Les could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Our only disappointment was having to leave earlier than intended, we will definitely be back.

August 2011 - Christine & Tim & Sam the dog:

Had a great time, despite some typical Scottish weather! Great spot for travelling from & we got around all the local tourist spots. Thanks for a great stay.

August 2011 - Kees, Annemieke, Rene, Linda & Petra (The Netherlands):

Tantah Croft has been the most wonderful holiday home we ever had the pleasure to visit (& we've had a lot!). A warm welcome, a splendid host & fresh free-range eggs, what more could you ask for? (well, good weather, but yeah, that's Scotland for you....we enjoyed ourselves nonetheless). Thankyou for a wonderful week and hopefully we'll be back!

August 2011 - Mila (aged 8):

I had a great time here and I wish I had stayed longer in this really nice house. I have never been in Scotland and I was impressed with the landscape, all those plain fields. I don't think I will regret sending postcards to my friends saying how nice the time here was. Scotland is a really nice place with good ideas from the shops, restaurants, cafes & especially the information areas. Many thanks.

August 2011 - Mila's dad:

What a wonderful house and what a wonderful host Mike is! We will definitely be back (from Cambridge, so flat....).

July 2011 - Martin, Valerie, Jean, Genevieve, Chloe, Emilie & Alexia (Switzerland):

Lovely region, lovely stay, lovely house.

July 2011 - Sarah, Tom & Oscar Allitt & Oli Livens & Sam Davies:

The most idyllic house in a beautiful setting. Finally arrived with 3 tired cyclists who have now done three fifths of Lands End to John O'Groats, so we have to get on the road early again in the morning. However, fabulous facilities, wonderful welcome from Mike & I wish we could stay longer - A truly wonderful house - Thank you for everything.

July 2011 - Tracey, Martin, Callum, Jim, Susan & Gordon:

Could not have asked for any more, the house is so lovely & such a beautiful setting. Your welcome & complimentary eggs were most welcome, Mike. Can I say that this is one of the best places for bringing the dog, The flagstone floors, and doors opening out on to courtyards are perfect for our 4-legged friends. The walks in the nearby area are a big plus and we enjoyed the nearby cycle routes and squeezed in a round of golf. Keep up the good work.

July 2011 - Marlene, Ang, Anne & Karen:

Had a great weekend, lovely house and couldn't have been made more welcome, many thanks to Mike & the girls for their company. Will definitely be back.

July 2011 - Michael  & Helen (Rotterdam):

A warm, welcoming place where we would have liked to stay more to explore all the beautiful places, splendid nature, friendly people everywhere & of course, the animal, we'll miss the flopsy bunnies, hedgehogs, and the lovely sheep.

July 2011 - Maureen & friends (Namibia):

To Mike & family, thankyou for your hospitality and kindness, I appreciate your care & for always making sure you keep us warm. God bless you as you continue taking care of others.

June 2011 - Peter & Ann and Alan & Jackie:

Great house, beautiful area, great hosts. Many thanks to Mike & family - we will return.

June 2011 - Madeline, Kyle, Freya  Torrou (Truro)

Great place, many thanks.

May 2011 - Mackinnon family (Glasgow)

Warm welcome, beautiful house, great cycling in Glentress. A very short break from city life, much enjoyed by the family - Thankyou.