Read my review, or previous or even better visit Windlestraw Lodge ... you will not be disappointed.
We can break this down into four clear points ... location, house, food and service and i will be direct about each.
Location - sat back off the local road and easy to find the house sits proudly at the end of its inclined private driveway. The views from the house are picturesque and the gardens are lovely & peaceful.
House - the decor suits perfectly and you fell at home and at ease instantly. All the rooms are clean and full of character and i heard no noise from any other room or surroundings. Enjoy tea in the sun lounge or after dinner drinks in the drawing room ... fantastic
Food - Its very easy to oversell an experience but on this occassion i have to say this is the best culinary experience in 5 years of fine dining around the UK. Chef, Alan Reid gets a perfect 10 and i have to say i was served fautless dishes and the second night was simply the perfect menu executed precisely, Thank you! ... breakfast is the best also :-)
Service - Both Alan and Julie Reid care about what they are doing and make you feel welcome and have an eye for detail ... whether it be a pot of tea or dinner service the pair work well and so hard to ensure your stay is remembered (oh not forgetting the girls at dinner and the two four legged friends !)
Without doubt a gem in the scottish borders, FOR SURE !
Negatives - having to leave ! (and bloody rain!)
Visited 28-30 Aug (couple)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A romantic getaway destination in the heart of the beautiful Border countryside with outstanding views of the River Tweed and Tweed Valley. Relax and enjoy the splendor and location of this beautiful house, coupled with sublime food, superb wines and relaxed but professional hospitality from chef owner Alan Reid and his wife Julie. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Windlestraw Lodge Scottish Borders Hotel Walkerburn
- Windlestraw Hotel Walkerburn
- Windlestraw Lodge Scottish Borders Walkerburn, Scotland