Chirnside Hall

In mature grounds a short drive from the coast stands this 19th-century gentleman’s country mansion. More

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Chirnside Hall
Scottish Borders
TD11 3LD
01890 818219

Hotel information




all year except Mar.


2 lounges, dining room, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), billiard room, fitness room, library/conference rooms, wedding facilities, 5-acre grounds, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music



all ages welcomed.


allowed in bedrooms (not unattended), not in public rooms.

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Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


[2017] per room B&B single £100, double £180, D,B&B single £135, double £240. À la carte £40.

Good Hotel Guide Review

In mature grounds a short drive from the coast stands this 19th-century gentleman’s country mansion. There is plenty of good cheer within: Guide readers on a return visit to the Tudor-gabled hotel were ‘enthusiastically welcomed back’ by owners Tessa and Christian Korsten. ‘We stayed during a quiet time midweek, but the fires were lit especially for us in the lounge and dining room, and they gave us the best window table at dinner.’ There are hunting trophies on the walls (the hotel is popular with shooting parties), and a ‘grand lounge’ is ‘full of settees and piles of The Field magazine’. On the upper floors, bedrooms have individual character in their traditional furnishings. Each is different: a large room with space for a sofa has been praised; another, with a small bathroom, was thought to need sprucing up. All rooms are well equipped with bathrobes and good toiletries; some have ‘far-reaching views towards the distant Cheviot hills’. In the evening, sit down to ‘wholesome, well-prepared dinners’ (‘not fancy, but enjoyable’) using game from the estate. Next day, ‘excellent kippers’ are among the ‘heaps of choices’ at breakfast.


Chirnside Hall
Scottish Borders
TD11 3LD

Guest comments

'Our sixth yearly visit. Tessa welcomed us as old friends. We were given Room 2, large, with a four-poster bed and far-reaching views. With t heir refurbished sofas and open fire on a damp July afternoon the two lounges felt warm and comfortable. As always, we thoroughly enjoyed our dinners. The star of the show is the home-baked bread. Breakfast always has a good choice of dishes both hot and cold, with good ingredients.. ' - G C - July, 2015
'It is pleasing to be able to confirm the quality of this hotel. My wife and I had a large room on the second floor (probably once in the servants quarters of this former Edinburgh merchant's home). It had a splendid sofa and an excellent, light, tiled bathroom. Tessa Korsten, the cheerful joint owner was much in evidence from dawn to dusk on each of our three days/ She is receptionist, dining room host and general factotum. The meals are straightforward, nothing cordon bleu, but of good quality and with a choice of four items for each course. The hotel is clean and well maintained, and in a good position for exploring the Borders. ' - Anthony Bradbury - July, 2014

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