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South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic getaway with excellent food, comfort and hospitality. We have stayed in some of the best hotels in the world and Windlestraw did not let us down. Sheer comfort and very tranquil. Sylvia and John done everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

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Thank Maggs1958
Sylvia M, Owner at Windlestraw, responded to this review

Thank you, its very kind of you to compare us with the best"! We are only a short way through this new journey with a very small team and we are hoping to get even better with every step. Stu our new chef is doing wonders with the cuisine and of course Sylvia is world class with every other aspect.... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly fabulous experience from start to finish, a real hidden gem that will whet the appetites of all foodies. Located in the heart of the borders this is the perfect escape for a romantic getaway. Top class food, first class service and beautiful interiors. A real home from home you won't want to leave

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Thank Helen C
Sylvia M, Owner at Windlestraw, responded to this review

Thank you Helen, we are really pleased you enjoyed your wee escape! Hope to see you both again very soon. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this has to be one of the best hotels we have visited,saw it on the internet and it looked ok,what a lovely surprise it was a delight, a beautiful Edwardian house full of beautiful woodwork. and carvings,silvya greeted us like old friends and made us feel at home straight away,our bedroom was so comfortable and spotless with a fantastic bathroom... More 

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Sylvia M, Owner at Windlestraw, responded to this review

Thanks Helen for your lovely comments. The Tweed Valley is not far from 'Auld Reekie' but its still a wee bit of a secret and as its only our second season not many know of Windlestraw. We are delighted you found us and enjoyed the experience we are creating here. I have to give credit to Stu Waterston our locally... More 

Newcastle
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Windlestraw but the first visit with new owners Sylvia and John. Well we were not disappointed and our trip to this beautiful b&b was once again fantastic. There were a few changes to the house which really did compliment our visit with one of the main ones being a brand new bathroom in our... More 

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Sylvia M, Owner at Windlestraw, responded to this review

Hi George! it was lovely to welcome you and your very well behaved owners back to Windlestraw. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Glad your owners enjoyed our new chefs creations and appreciated the ' wee tweeks' we are making. We have a few more ideas up our sleeves which we will complete this winter but its a... More 

Balfron, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Windlestraw is simply a delightful place to stay. It's stylish and beautifully appointed: our very comfortable bedroom with its show home bathroom and view of the River Tweed complemented the equally comfortable and spacious public rooms. The situation of the house is lovely too and it's made clear that you're welcome to explore its extensive grounds. The dining is wonderful,... More 

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Thank JandPfour
Sylvia M, Owner at Windlestraw, responded to this review

Such a nice comment. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Its always a balance to provide a quality experience while at the same time keep things relaxed and personal. Appreciative guests make it all worthwhile! See you again soon! More 

San Jose, California
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65 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed for three nights and hated to leave. The dinners were amazing both in taste and presentation. Since there are only 6 rooms, it is quiet and very relaxing. We stayed in the McIntosh suite which was huge, with the largest bathtub I had ever seen! It is a perfect location to explore the Borders during the day and... More 

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Thank San M
Sylvia M, Owner at Windlestraw, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure welcoming visitors from across the big ocean and we hated to see you go! Its always a delight to have guests who appreciate the experience that we are trying to create and we certainly hope to welcome you back next time as friends. More 

England, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

There was a warm welcome on a wet and windy day with a tray of tea and some gentle conversation about the hotel, our room and the evening's dinner. Being friendly in a low key way is an art which flourishes here so that even the most timid guest would feel able to ask about anything. The room was luxurious... More 

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Sylvia M, Owner at Windlestraw, responded to this review

As we like to say here, ''To-days rain is tomorrows whiskey'' and there is nothing more pleasing than inviting a guest in from the inclement weather and making them feel ' at home' . We genuinely want a stay at Windlestraw to be different: to feel like you are visiting old friends, friends who will pamper you with comfort, fine... More 

Fife, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

A group of us stayed for 3 nights whilst exploring the Borders. This hotel was a real find, with 6 bedrooms it offers a personal, friendly service. The rooms are delightful and comfortable. The food is exceptionally good, dinner each night was a treat, John is a very accomplished chef. Breakfast too was very good, fresh fruit juices, lovely homemade... More 

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Sylvia M, Owner at Windlestraw, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, we are very pleased you ' found' us. Its our second season and we continue to raise standards as high as possible. We are glad you enjoyed the experience. your comments about the cuisine is appreciated. John worked alone last year and laid the foundations but credit for the food during your recent stay... More 

Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I have just returned from a three night break with friends at Windlestraw. What a find! Everything - breakfast, dinner, rooms - was wonderful. Sylvia and John were perfect hosts. This is definitely the place to stay in this area if you want beautifully furnished rooms and excellent food.

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Sylvia M, Owner at Windlestraw, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure to have a wee extended stay to pamper you over. Wonderful guests make for wonderful atmosphere! We are delighted with that you appreciated what we are creating here at Windlestraw. See you again soon. More 

Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We have just returned from a two night break at the Windlestraw. On arriving we were welcomed by Sylvia with chilled apple juice and a seat in the beautiful sun room. Our room was beautiful with lovely views of the area. The dinner on both evenings was just a work of art, every detail was perfect, with all the courses... More 

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Sylvia M, Owner at Windlestraw, responded to this review

Thanks Shirley and Harry. Its always a pleasure to look after guests who appreciate our efforts to provide a unique experience. The house and location are indeed special but its our guests who stay, relax and leave renewed [ and provide such warm feedback ] that makes it all worthwhile! Looking forward to seeing you at the first signs of... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique getaway destination close to Edinburgh but in the heart of the beautiful Border countryside with outstanding views of the River Tweed and Tweed Valley. Relax and enjoy the splendour and location of this beautiful Edwardian Manor house, combined with superb food, fine wines and relaxed but professional hospitality from owners John and Sylvia Matthews ... more   less 

Additional Information about Windlestraw

Address: Windlestraw Lodge Galashiels Road, Walkerburn EH43 6AA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Borders > Walkerburn
Price Range: $171 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Windlestraw Lodge Scottish Borders Hotel Walkerburn
Windlestraw Hotel Walkerburn
Windlestraw Walkerburn, Scotland - Scottish Borders
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