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Wilding on a Whim: Pod in the snow

General

  • Ensuite glamping pods in the Scottish Borders countryside
  • Roslin 15 minutes' drive; Edinburgh Castle 40 minutes
  • Surrounded by woodland and farmland; part of a rewilding project

With easy access to the Borders, Lothian and Edinburgh, there's a lot to like about the location of Wilding on a Whim, a small-scale, sustainable glamping site 10 minutes' drive from the village of West Linton.

Each of these pods, which are built from Douglas fir, has been built to the site’s specifications, meaning they blend in seamlessly with the surrounding landscape of rewdilded woodland and farmland and come with lots of comfortable fixtures and fittings. Each pod is ensuite, has a small outdoor terrace area and can sleep up to two adults and two children, making them well-suited to both family holidays and romantic couples' retreats. For an extra charge, dog-friendly accommodation is available too.

Wilding on a Whim is in a small Peeblesshire hamlet, also called Whim. This is a very quiet part of the country, but you're still within reach of plenty of amenities in West Linton, where there are cafés, a post office and a small supermarket. There are many excellent places for walks in the surrounding countryside too – Leadburn Community Woodland (five minutes' drive) is a good place to start – and the spectacular Pentland Hills can be reached in about a quarter of an hour by road.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.


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9.7

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Excellent location, clean facilities and friendly owners23/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLaura M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The pod had everything we needed for our short stay. The bed was very comfortable and everything was clean. We appreciated having the option to watch Netflix on the tv after a busy day. You can see that a lot of thought has gone into the design of the pods and the finishings are lovely.

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Thank you for a wonderful stay09/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDean G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The pod was finished to a high standard and had all the essentials facilities needed for a relaxing stay. More than we had imagined in fact. The owners were very welcoming and helpful, making sure we had the best get away possible. Fantastic to get away from a busy city but still have all the necessities to be cosy and comfortable.

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Excellent, clean and warm pod, staff very friendly, had a warm welcome26/04/2022

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    Beautiful place, pod very clean and cosy. Woods behind for daily walks with some swings for kids.

    Disliked: 

    Smell of varnish.

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Excellent place, clean, friendly and beautiful.25/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMaria A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    New, clean and mega-comfy! the family were mega friendly, lit the firepit for us every afternoon and kept the firewood coming until we went to bed! Very warm and welcoming. We were shown around to the entrance of the deer park and a very little wild play park with a couple of tree swings that our children loved to play around. Felt very very very safe for little children. Loved it!

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    Nothing!

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Excellent, on of the best places we have stayed. Friendly and helpful.22/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIvan F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The location was perfect, everything was well thought and everything that we needed for our star was already in the pod. The owner provided us with some logs for the fire pit, and we were welcomed with a bottle of pro secco in the room. There are only 3 pods, which makes the site very quiet and relaxing. Dogs are allowed and everything is ready to welcome dogs on site. Lovely walks outside around the site and nearby villages are also full of character. Will go back in the winter to experience the snow walks and trails.

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    Nothing to fault

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Their Ethos, their customer service, very friendly & nothing was …18/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFiona S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Their Ethos, their customer service, very friendly & nothing was a bother

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    Strong varnish smell in pod

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The pods are clean and comfortable with everything you could …11/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The pods are clean and comfortable with everything you could possibly need. The ensuite bathroom has a lovely shower. The family that own the site are really friendly and helpful. They provided information on local attractions in the pod. The area is gorgeous, about 30 minutes drive from the zoo and 40 from Edinburgh city centre.
    Had a wonderful stay with my family.
    Will definitely return

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    Nothing.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Forest

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • Whim House, West Linton, West Linton, Scottish Borders, Scotland, EH46 7BD
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 55.7720°N 3.2546°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Jarnac Court — 11.1 miles
South Street — 11.1 miles
Heriot Rd End — 11.8 miles
Train stations
Curriehill Rail Station — 9.2 miles
Gorebridge Rail Station — 9.4 miles
Newtongrange Rail Station — 9.8 miles
Ferry ports
Leith Newhaven Harbour Ferry Landing — 14.7 miles
South Queensferry Ferry Landing — 16.0 miles
Town Pier — 17.1 miles
Airports
Edinburgh Airport — 12.9 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

History and heritage are abundant in this part of the world, whether you’re heading to the village of Roslin (15 minutes' drive) to see its castle and far-famed Rosslyn Chapel, to the parkland and ornate interiors of Old Penicuik House (15 minutes) or into Edinburgh city centre (40 minutes), a UNESCO World Heritage Site with more monuments, museums and galleries than you could shake a stick at – plus, of course, must-see landmarks like Edinburgh Castle.

The Lothian coast is also within easy reach about 40 minutes' drive away to the north, including popular seaside spots such as Musselburgh (40 minutes), Prestonpans (40 minutes), South Queensferry (45 minutes), Aberlady (45 minutes) and, slightly further afield, the gorgeous historic resort of North Berwick (an hour).

For fresh air and exercise, take your tackle to the Rosebery Reservoir Fishery (20 minutes), tee off at one of several local golf courses, such as Glencorse Golf Club (15 minutes), bring your wellies and try clay pigeon shooting at Don Coyote Outdoor Centre (15 minutes) or practise your skiing on the artificial slope at Midlothian Snowsports Centre (20 minutes).

Must see

  • Edinburgh Zoo (11.8 miles)
  • Royal Scottish Academy (12.1 miles)
  • National Museum of Scotland (12.4 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Wilding on a Whim cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Wilding on a Whim will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Bank transfer

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Wilding on a Whim have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Wilding on a Whim dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Wilding on a Whim? History and heritage are abundant in this part of the world, whether you’re heading to the village of Roslin (15 minutes' drive) to see its castle and far-famed Rosslyn Chapel, to the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Wilding on a Whim?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Wilding on a Whim? From £95 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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