Nestled in the Scottish Borders, Cringletie House provides the perfect country escape for a weekend.The grade B listed property seamlessly blends the charm of its Victorian history, with the luxury comforts of a modern hotel.The public rooms in Cringletie House are decorated in a darling style with nods to the property’s heritage. The tartan in the hall and staircase is a tribute to the previous inhabitants, a unique design created for the hotel, takes inspiration from the Murray and Sutherland Tartans.Each of the beautifully appointed rooms are warmed by roaring log fires, which creates a very peaceful atmosphere – where better to relax with a drink? And if you need a refill, don’t worry, all of the rooms feature a service bell that is connected to the original butler panel!
Our room for the weekend was spacious, tastefully decorated with country-chic furnishings and a darling teddy bear on the bed. Boasting a seating area, luxurious ensuite bathroom and complimentary whisky, we had all the amenities required to enjoy our stay.The wow factor is most certainly the stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
The Dining Experience
The Sutherland Restaurant is a beautifully decorated room with a huge fireplace and painted ceiling, it creates a wonderful setting to enjoy dinner.The menu at Cringletie House offers fine dining using locally produced and seasonal products to create delicious but unpretentious dishes.
Offering a mixture of traditional and fusion selections, each course of our meal was incredibly tasty with excellent portion sizes.We enjoyed a relaxed dining experience, with a wonderful wine selection, a cozy atmosphere and delicious food.
The Grounds As you approach Cringletie House, along the winding driveway you get a taste of the hotel’s beautiful grounds. There is a manicured lawn area where you can partake in a game of croquet during the summer months, a walled garden and spectacular scenery surrounding the property.The weather was quite mixed during our stay, but we couldn’t resist taking a walk through the grounds surrounded by grazing sheep and incredible views in every direction. The hotel even has a selection of wellies you can use, if needed. I highly recommend exploring the property, throughout the 28 acres there is a waterfall, woodland walks and outdoor sculptures.
ExploreIf you can manage to tear yourself away from the cozy log fires and relaxing atmosphere, Cringletie House is located nearby some charming towns in the Scottish Borders and is the perfect base to explore from.We visited Peebles, which is only a short drive from the hotel. It is such a lovely little town to wander around for an afternoon – stopping for a coffee, of course!
Cringletie House is a great place to spend a weekend, whether you want to explore the Scottish Borders or spend your time relaxing by a fire enjoying the scenery.The rooms are wonderfully appointed with all of the amenities you could require. The restaurant offers delicious, seasonal dishes to suit all tastes. What more could you ask for?