Host John was very considerate and helpful. Location great. Accommodation great fun and cosy and rather a novelty too, boys loved the cupboard bed. The hot tub was great fun, takes 3-4 hours to heat but so do many electric ones and not half as much of a novelty for the kids! We sat in it and looked out on the fields and clouds, great fun. We pushed our kit over the 10 mins (max, i timed it) walk while the boys pushed each other in their own barrow. The kids discovery tent was much loved by our boys, 9 and 6 yrs old, bugs were being examined in the name of scientific discovery and paintings were being worked on during the day. We woke and snuggled by the wood burner waiting for breakfast, we walked by the gorgeous river, we had fun making our own outdoor camp BBQ too and we enjoyed (Daddy mainly!) John's great beer, brewed on the estate. The hand pumped shower is hilarious and surprisingly good. We sat and ate BBQ on the porch in the sun, we spotted an Otter too! A great family fun break. We've stayed in some of the most ridiculously overpriced hotels in the world and no it's not like that, it's posh camping, it can rain and it gets cold, it's rustic and it's great fun, you have to get stuck in, we loved it and would consider going again with friends too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is what you'll find at your Country House Hideout:Tented luxury - A plumbed-in loo, luxurious bed and a hot-tub to call your own, all form part of your personal encampment.Bags of space - With room for up to eight, why not invite your best friends or favourite family?Discover nature - Your family will be off exploring the flora and fauna to get a closer look with the scientific instruments in the discovery tentCarbon neutral - Save fossil fuels, pedal a bike to power up the lights in your tent.Have you ever dreamt of discovering your own secret garden? Fantasy becomes reality at Chesters as you camp out in woods sandwiched between the River Teviot and a beautiful two acre walled garden with its own croquet lawn and vegetables that are yours to pick.If your hosts John and Ellie seem familiar, it is quite probably because you have seen them on Channel 4's 'Country House Rescue'. There the redoutable presenter Ruth Watson pooh-poohed their dream of making their own beer from the fruits of their land. Well, the Scottish Borders Brewery is now a reality, just the other side of the river from your tent, using barley from the field before you to make their real ale. The whole estate is a playground, full of delightful nooks and crannies, home to sheep, roe deer, pheasants, partridges and of course a run of salmon and trout you can hire a rod for. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Country House Hideout At Chesters Jedburgh, Scotland