Great location. Beautiful grounds and house. Very different form of camping with your own ensuite shower room, king size bed and log burner. Everything set up for you and very helpful and friendly staffMore
Great location. Beautiful grounds and house. Very different form of camping with your own ensuite shower room, king size bed and log burner. Everything set up for you and very helpful and friendly staffMoreShow less
Many thanks fore the kind words and we hope we can welcome you back again soon!
Having visited many stately homes over the years,I must rate this as one of the best tours.Our guide,Jim told us many interesting facts about the house and its contents,describing how some furniture was made and about differences in stonework. A very interesting your lasting an hour and a half. Seats provided in rooms,should you need a little rest. Lovely grounds to walk in. Possible to hire croquet or putting equipment. Little formal gardens. Small gift shop and a café.
Free entrance if belonging to HHA.
Beautiful small Georgian House in the Scottish Borders on the Banks of the Tweed.
The house has been restored to its 18th century state. Fabulous collection of Chippendale furniture.
The House Tour is a must with knowledgable guide.
They don't shy away from the fact this was built on money earned from West Indies plantations and slave labour, but that was 300 years ago.
The garden is tranquil with a lovely herbaceous border.
The woodland walk down to the Tweed a peaceful hour walk
There is a teddy bear trail for young children.
Boat trips on the Tweed available
The gift shop is lovely and there is an art gallery with work by well know local artists and a programme of art classes through the summer.
There is accommodation
A nice tea room also.
A summer music festival adds tot eh atttractions
I thought it was lovely.
We booked this place as somewhere different and a good base from which to explore the area.
The flat is within Paxton House itself and is very spacious. It is designed for 2 people though I think the sofa also doubles as a bed.
Entrance to the flat is either via the gift shop during opening hours (10am - 5pm) or via the courtyard. The latter entrance involves steps but is the only access outside of working hours.
Entrance door opens into a hallway area where there is plenty of room to hang jackets and leave shoes. Straight ahead takes you to a spacious bedroom via a small alcove. Bedroom has a chest of drawers, wardrobe, bedside table and a double bed. Window looks out onto the garden and is a nice view.
Turning right from the hallway takes you to the main living area which is very spacious. There are 2x 3 seater settees, coffee table and TV. The kitchen area is also here where there is a cooker, fridge, dishwasher and basic crockery and utensils. Equipment provided is basic and perhaps could be improved seeing as it is a self-catering flat. Breakfast cereal was provided as well as some milk and home baked bread. There is also a kitchen table for 4 people.
Final room is a spacious bathroom which is functional but sadly lacks a shower. Instead there is a bath tub with a shower head attachment.
One of the nicest things about staying here was access to the gardens and river walk, which we took advantage of most evenings after everyone had gone home. The gardens are extremely peaceful and a great place to unwind with a beverage of your choice and/or a good book!
Paxton village is close by and has a great pub and restaurant. Berwick on Tweed is also a short drive away and of course and great place to visit.
We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful and would come back again.