Windlestraw

“An elegant Edwardian manor set among rolling hills” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

WALKERBURN, SCOTTISH BORDERS

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Windlestraw is a beautiful Edwardian manor situated in two-acre grounds among rolling hills. The house was built in 1906 for the wife of a Scottish cashmere mill owner and many detailed architectural features remain. Expect a warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere together with superb Scottish cooking at breakfast and in the evening. Please note, no children under 11 at dinner.

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5 Gold Star Award: Premier Collection
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Breakfast Award
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3-Rosette restaurant
Windlestraw
Galashiels Road, WALKERBURN, EH43 6AA
Phone : 01896 870636

Features

Rooms
  • Rooms 6
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Leisure
  • Croquet Available
Facilities
  • Free TV
  • Direct Dial
  • Wifi
  • Lounge without TV
  • Open parking
Accessibility
  • Steps for wheelchair: 3
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: t
Food
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Dinner Served

About the area

Discover Scottish Borders

Southern Scotland is often referred to as the Lowlands, to distinguish it from the mountainous grandeur of the North-West Highlands. But don’t be fooled by the description. In places, the landscape can be anything but flat. This is a different Scotland to the rest of the country in terms of character and identity but, in terms of scenery, no less spectacular and just as fascinating.

Jedburgh, despite its turbulent history, is a peaceful country town beside the serpentine Jed Water, with only the abbey walls hinting at its former grandeur. One of the most elegant of the Border towns is Kelso, with its wide cobbled square at its heart. A poignant fragment is all that remains of Kelso Abbey, once the largest of the Border abbeys, destroyed by the English in 1545.

Like most towns and villages in the area, Melrose developed on the back of the tweed and knitwear industry, which brought wealth to the Scottish Borders, utilising the distinctive, Roman-nosed Cheviot Hill sheep and the availability of water power for the looms. Head to Peebles to shop for locally made knitwear and enjoy the peace and fresh air, where walks, trails and cycleways lead into the wooded countryside.

 

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