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Windlestraw

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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
  • Excellent96%
  • Very good2%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Suites
Pets Allowed
Pool
Room Service
Rooftop Bar
Fitness centre
Kitchenette
Wheelchair access
5 Star Hotel
A unique getaway destination close to Edinburgh but in the heart of the beautiful Border countryside with outstanding views of the River Tweed and Tweed Valley. Relax and enjoy the splendour and location of this beautiful Edwardian Manor house, combined with superb food, fine wines and...
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Windlestraw Lodge Galashiels Road, Walkerburn EH43 6AA, Scotland
26.2 miles to Edinburgh Airport View nearby attractions and restaurants
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All reviewstweed valleysun roomsoda breadhusband and wife teamwarm welcomeboth dinner and breakfastwonderful hoststaste and presentationcourse menupre dinner drinksfixed menusmall hotelhomemade shortbreadmcintosh roomfantastic foodwell thought outscottish borders
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We joined friends for an intimate dinner in this beautiful house. We were not staying overnight but received a warm welcome. The service was excellent. A wonderful selection of gins to choose from before dinner looking out over the Tweed valley. The menu was set...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An absolutely delightful two night stay at this very comfortable and well equipped Borders mansion. We are sticklers for perfection but seldom encounter the ' PERFECT PLACE' However our first visit to Windlestraw delighted us in every way. Owners Sylvia and John are wonderfully caring...More

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Response from Sylvia M, Owner at WindlestrawResponded 6 days ago

A wonderful review which is very motivating coming as it does from knowledgeable and well traveled guests who truly appreciate a fine hospitality experience and understand the hard work behind the scenes. Its lovely to hear that we have surpassed high expectations and we genuinely...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed here with friends for 3 nights at the end of June. From the moment we arrived we enjoyed every minute and can’t wait to return. We were greeted warmly by John who served us tea and shortbread, gave us a history of the...More

Thank Lapinta
Response from Sylvia M, Owner at WindlestrawResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing your visit to Windlestraw. Stu , our chef, will be very pleased when he reads this review [ of course he reads them all! :) ] He has done a great job in using Scottish seasonal ingredients in a creative but...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sylvia and John have created the most wonderful, intimate and luxurious hotel. We cannot praise them highly enough and you will not be disappointed if you book a stay at Windlestraw. Everything has been considered and excecuted to the highest standard and we can only...More

Thank gaellemisson
Response from Sylvia M, Owner at WindlestrawResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for such a 'heavenly' review :) So pleased you felt at home but at the same time felt pampered. Thats what we are trying to achieve, a luxurious break from the frantic world but without the fuss of a place trying...More

Reviewed 29 May 2018

From the moment we arrived and were warmly greeted by John we knew we would love our stay at Windlestraw. The house and the grounds are stunning and guests are encouraged to make themselves at home. Our bedroom “Ballantyne” was beautifully decorated and had a...More

Thank JSP&KMP
Response from Sylvia M, Owner at WindlestrawResponded 6 days ago

We always say its our guests who make the Windlestraw experience what it is. Its wonderful to receive such positive feedback from guests who appreciate what we are creating here. We feel we are 'getting there' when it comes to the ambiance and facilities ad...More

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A unique getaway destination close to Edinburgh but in the heart of the beautiful Border countryside with outstanding views of the River Tweed and Tweed Valley. Relax and enjoy the splendour and location of this ...More beautiful Edwardian Manor house, combined with superb food, fine wines and relaxed but professional hospitality from owners John and Sylvia Matthews Less
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Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Dining (28)
Room & Suite (23)
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20 February 2017|
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Response from Sylvia M | Property representative |
Good Afternoon. We cater for all intolerance and dietary preferences including gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan etc. The menu published is an example only. We change the menu daily and every menu is prepared... More
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christinegoodwin
8 August 2016|
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Response from Meticulosity | Reviewed this property |
I can't give you a price - you need to contact Windlestraw. I can confirm that the room rates we were quoted were from £240 to £280 per night.
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molliemoo85
25 November 2015|
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Response from Sylvia M | Property representative |
Hi Mollie, I am afraid Dogs are not allowed in the dining room. If other in- house guests do not object then we would offer the sun room as an option, however considering the dining experience we offer, its not ideal and we... More
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"All 6 rooms look lovely"
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"All perfect, service 5* location 5* cleanliness 5*"
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"All rooms are of a similar high standard"
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"All rooms quiet and equally beautiful"
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