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“Perfect!” 5 of 5 stars
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Whitehouse Country House
St. Boswells TD6 0ED, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 St. Boswells B&B and Inns
Long Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

After a long flight and drive, we landed at Whitehouse. Thank heaven we booked for two nights because it was the perfect place to repair jet lag damage. Angela greeted us with a hug, tea and cake. We couldn't ask for more. Not only is Angela a warm,wonderful hostess, but also a fantastic cook. Be sure to book for dinner, and take time to enjoy an incredible breakfast. We got a lot of sightseeing suggestions while enjoying the gorgeous views from the dining room. I cannot recommend this B and B enough. It truly was perfect.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

My wife and I stayed two nights last week and enjoyed our short stay. The hosts were wonderful and the rooms, common area and Breakfast were all excellent. We had a early start on our day of departure and a breakfast tray awaited our 5:30 am departure! Most excellent. The walk down by the river was very nice. Take the time for the walk. We shall return when we visit Scotland again.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Owner at Whitehouse Country House, responded to this review, June 27, 2012
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write such a lovely review. We are glad you made your flight in time as you had such an early start. The river bank walk is so peaceful, just now there are lots of swans and ducks to be seen.We look forward to welcoming you back to Whitehouse Country House.
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Kelso, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

For our fourth trip to Whitehouse, we celebrated my husband's 60th birthday along with 18 of our close family and friends. Following canapes and bubbly in the drawing room, served by Whitehouse's attentive staff, we enjoyed a fabulous 3 course dinner at a banqueting table overlooking miles of beautiful Borders countryside. Angela, the hostess, could not have been more accommodating, catering to the smallest request. After a very comfortable night in luxurious rooms, we were treated to a first class breakfast. Cannot recommend Whitehouse highly enough!

As always, we're looking forward to our next visit!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

A roaring log fire, tea and cake greeted us on arrival after our long, rain and wind swept journey across Scotland. Angela Tyrer was a great host; very welcoming and an excellent cook. We stayed for one night B&B and dinner. We recommend the dinner (remember to bring your own wine - which we did and it was perfectly chilled for us, ready for the meal).

Very much a horse/shooting/fishing house with lots of prints, paintings and ornaments related to these passions of Angela and her husband. Also be aware when looking for it that the house is soft red stone, not white - the original building was apparently white, hence the name! Tall ceilings, large comfortable rooms; plenty of books. Very quiet location with great long views across the surrounding countryside.

Our bedroom and (inside) ensuite bathroom were spacious, well decorated and with thoughtful touches. We voted the super king size bed the most comfortable of our 14 day tour!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

What can I say about the Whitehouse Country House? Rooms are magnificent. Marshmallow wraparound beds that you don't want to leave. The en-suites are also huge and very well kitted out. Actually, that's my only slight criticism...the shower unit is a bit on the wimpy side...not powerful enough...but that really is me splitting hairs.
The views are wonderful...across green fields...and the morning I woke up it was like a Tuscan dawn...the light was amazing. Didn't meet Roger, but Angela the host (and her three brilliant dogs) was an absolute delight. Nothing was too much trouble. Her breakfasts in the morning for me and my four colleagues were terrific...lots of food and really well cooked. And hot milk with the coffee...wow!
The Whitehouse is located about 3 miles outside St Boswells and there's no bar so you will have to go out if you want an evening drink, but it's a small price to pay for the excellent service and accommodation in the B & B.
I stayed here on business but would love to come back for pleasure to explore the lovely countryside of the Scottish Borders. All in all a cracking stay and somewhere I would have no hesitation in recommending.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Angela_at_Whitehouse, Owner at Whitehouse Country House, responded to this review, March 19, 2012
Thank you for your review about your overnight stay at Whitehouse. Your feedback is much appreciated. We are not licensed to sell alcohol, however our guests are very welcome to bring their own drinks in with them. Indeed many do ,particularly when they are having dinner here. We look forward to welcoming you back, whether it be for business or pleasure.
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Kelso, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

I live 8 miles from The Whitehouse Country House. My mother had a very special birthday recently. We decided to take mum along with her children, grand children, great grand children and her brother for a specia meal. Some of us stayed over in the Whitehouse and along with the meal, we couldn't have had a better time. The food was fabulous and all the staff were so kind and attentive. I met with the owner prior to the event and Mrs Tyrer was super, nothing was to much trouble. The whole experience was great. The rooms are very comfortable and a bit specal. Unbelievable to think this is on my door step. For people on holiday and needing to stay over to explore the Borders this is certainly a must. I am just trying to think of an excuse to do it al again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Angela_at_Whitehouse, Owner at Whitehouse Country House, responded to this review, February 25, 2012
Thank you for your kind comments. It was a pleasure having you all at Whitehouse for your birthday celebration. We have another "local" birthday dinner coming up next week and are looking forward to that. Best wishes to you and your family from us all at Whitehouse.
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Bozeman, Montana
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

A wonderful B&B/country house. Great location for exploring the Border region. Angela is a superb hostess,& great cook. She makes you feel welcome. She will prepare a wonderful upon request.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: St. Boswells TD6 0ED, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Borders > St. Boswells
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in St. Boswells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whitehouse Country House is a five-star Bed and Breakfast at the heart of the Scottish Borders, close to Melrose and Kelso. All guest bedrooms are en suite, spacious and have uninterrupted countryside views. Public rooms are elegant and comfortable with open fires. The award-winning cooking at Whitehouse features the best local ingredients. From the house there is easy access to the Scottish Borders' many amenities and attractions and to the area's charming villages and towns. For more than 20 years Whitehouse has been a byword for hospitality, comfort and relaxation. ... more   less 
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