This country house is set in 28 acres of gardens and woodlands, just 20 miles from Edinburgh, near the town of Peebles in the Scottish Borders. The mansion has accolades including four AA Red Stars and four Gold Stars from VisitScotland. It was also named the 2013-2014 AA Hotel of the Year for Scotland.
Both the grounds and the interiors are impressive -- there's a waterfall, a pitch and putt course, outdoor chess, sculptures and a croquet lawn outside and open fires, a cocktail lounge and a restaurant with a hand-painted ceiling inside. The bedrooms also hit the mark with "grace and charm", according to The AA Hotel Guide 2015.
The Sutherland Restaurant serves dishes using seasonal produce, much of which comes from the hotel's 400-year-old walled kitchen garden. There's also The Maguire Room, which serves daily afternoon tea, morning coffee and pre-dinner drinks.
The old library is now the hotel bar -- it stocks beers, ales and whiskies, and also serves cocktails. The conservatory has views of the gardens and in the summer opens out on to the lawn.
Bedrooms vary in size and character but all retain the house's Baronial style. Each one has a seating area and free Wi-Fi. Classic Rooms have double, twin or superking beds.
From the press:
"The individually designed bedrooms have grace and charm" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2015
"The peace and quiet of the place is a delight" -- The Scotsman
by Katie Jones
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Room service (limited hours)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathrobes and slippers
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible path of travel
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 11am.
Children and additional guests
Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. Extra bed available on request in the Junior Suite and Suite only, free of charge for children aged 12 and under.
Pets are allowed on request, free of charge.
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The hotel is 20 miles from Edinburgh, 61 miles from Glasgow and 95 miles from Newcastle. There is free parking onsite.
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