Good Hotel Guide Review
John and Sylvia Matthews’s keen ‘eye for detail’ has lifted this convivial restaurant-with-rooms to the ‘top range of small establishments’ since they took it over in 2015. The six well-proportioned bedrooms in this ‘stunning’ Edwardian manor house overlook the verdant Tweed valley and are a happy marriage of period features – the Grand bedroom has an Edwardian bathtub – and modern luxuries, including ‘extremely comfortable’ beds and contemporary bathrooms, some with a freestanding slipper bath, all with White Company toiletries. Downstairs, the light, elegant public rooms have a ‘peaceful ambience’ with open fires, ‘good art and excellent furnishings’. Chef Stu Waterston’s fine-dining menu changes daily and features home-grown and local produce, such as one reader’s ‘perfectly cooked rack of lamb’ and four Scottish cheeses ‘in peak condition’, followed by ‘sinfully moreish’ puds. The wine list, though ‘smallish’, is ‘reasonably priced’ and well chosen. Breakfast includes home-made soda bread, full Scottish fry-up and impeccable omelettes. Windlestraw comes ‘highly’ recommended. More reports, please.
all year except mid-Dec to mid-Feb.
bar, sunroom, lounge/restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 2-acre landscaped garden, parking.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms (not unattended), public rooms, not restaurant, £10 per dog per night.
per room B&B £190–£300. 5-course set menu £70.