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South of Scotland Country House Hotels Guide

recommended country house accommodation in Southern Scotland


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Glenapp Castle

Ballantrae

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a stunning baronial house surrounded by 36 acres of gardens and woodland, it offers gourmet, 6-course dining and sumptuous guest rooms

Hetland Hall Hotel

Carrutherstown

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this fine house sits in 18 acres of grounds just off the A75, it retains plenty of period features and serves a menu of locally sourced produce

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situated in the quiet, secluded countryside, yet on the outskirts of town, the elegant accommodation features well presented, stylish rooms

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set in 4 acres of mature gardens and woodland, this elegant, hotel features a cosy bar, with an open fire and a relaxed restaurant

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within half-an-hours drive of Berwick and historic Flodden Field, this elegant, grand hotel makes an ideal base for exploring the Borders

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a beautiful country house hotel, set in 15 acres of parkland and offering sumptuous rooms and an elegant restaurant serving award-winning food

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set on the outskirts of Brodick this elegant hotel offers the whole family a wealth of leisure facilities, activities and several dining options

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dating back to the 18th Century, this period house has been converted to a comfortable, well appointed accommodation in a peaceful setting

Castle Venlaw

Peebles

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retaining many original features such as open fireplaces, this charming country hotel features richly furnished rooms, some with four-poster beds

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with spacious, immaculately decorated rooms, this sumptuous hotel sits in 28 acres of glorious gardens and features an award-winning restaurant

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enjoy the pampering beauty treatments and award-winning cuisine available at this elegant country retreat on the banks of the River Teviot

Ernespie House

Castle Douglas

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in a quiet, farm environment, this comfortable hotel provides modern facilities in its spacious rooms and a restaurant serving a varied menu

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set overlooking 2 lochs in expansive parkland, this modern hotel features well appointed, comfortable rooms, some rooms boasting private patios

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stay at a classic Scottish manse with well appointed rooms and boasting cosy, log fires in the public rooms, all set in tranquil surroundings

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built for the Walker family, of Scotch whisky fame, a period hotel with an oak panelled bar with open fires and boasting over 200 malt whiskies

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a listed Georgian mansion set in a quiet spot on the outskirts, rooms feature bespoke hardwood furniture and there are log fires in the bar

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this luxurious hotel sits in an elevated spot overlooking the Ayrshire coast, it boasts championship golf, an ESPA spa and 6 restaurants

Cally Palace Hotel

Gatehouse of Fleet

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a fine 18th century mansion set in acres of private grounds and a golf course, it offers a wealth of relaxing leisure facilities and fine dining

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attractive, late Victorian manor set in tranquil gardens near Melrose, guest are treated to a luxurious home-from-home experience

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a small, intimate hotel set in 6 acres of peaceful parkland just a mile from the coast of the Solway Firth, some rooms feature private sitting rooms

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