It's taken me so long to write a review for the Maplehurst as I just couldn't find words adequate enough to express how absolutely perfect the Maplehurst is! The hosts Derek and Linda cannot do enough to make every aspect of your stay at their establishment absolutely wonderful. Their genuine warmth and hospitality is such a treat. The food is AMAZING, Linda and Derek both take quiet note of your likes and dislikes and tailor each breakfast to you as an individual, buying in extra special (and local) produce if they think you might like to try it. They make you feel so special and nothing is too much trouble for them. They do all this without fuss, leaving the guest to feel that the house is simply there for that guests private use. They just seem to appear whenever you need something! Their home is stunning, beautiful, warm, palatial even but always cosy warm and welcoming, Wonderful!! If you're very lucky you may get to meet Barclay who sometimes comes to play the grand piano in the drawing room..a little extra treat to add to all the others..Enjoy!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SLEEP WELL, EAT WELL & RELAX IN LUXURY Welcome to Maplehurst Guest House - our beautiful Arts and Crafts home in the Scottish Borders a hidden gem set in its own quiet, tree-lined grounds, with elegant period interiors, gourmet breakfasts and stylish modern comforts described by many guests as a 5 star boutique hotel. Striking original interior features including beautiful tapestries, rich oak panelling and the stunning stained glass window, A Woman with Fruit, help to create an unforgettable haven for your stay in the romantic Border country. At Maplehurst Boutique Guest House, we like to spoil you with our tailor-made gourmet breakfasts, It's all freshly cooked on the Aga, and served in our lovely oak-panelled Arts and Crafts dining room, for a perfect start to your day. Where possible we use fresh locally sourced ingredients, and cater for every palate, whether you prefer full Scottish/English breakfast, continental, or a taste of something new. Join us at our Maplehurst Cooking Academy or our Maplehurst Fine Dining Club for gourmet hosted dinners, enjoy the fantastic wine cellar. We cater for exclusive small in house events for up to 20 guests or garden events for max 50 guests, we also do outside catering on request. Maplehurst gives you the best of both worlds: only ten minutes' walk from Galashiels town centre, yet well back from the road, and quietly sheltered by tall trees. The house is set in its own generous grounds with sweeping lawns, maple, pine and cherry trees, and magnificent rhododendrons. On warmer days, you're welcome to use the summerhouse and patio, or explore the terraced garden. Our central location makes Maplehurst an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Border country, or hopping on the new Waverley Border train up to Edinburgh (35 miles) to see the city sights. Right here on the doorstep, there's the Southern Upland Way and Sir Walter Scott's magnificent Abbotsford House and within easy reach, you'll find romantic ruined abbeys and imposing castles, busy market towns and pretty villages, gentle lowland hills and a wild, spectacular coastline - all within the catchment of one of Britain's great salmon waters, the River Tweed. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Maplehurst Boutique Guest House Galashiels, Scotland