We stayed for two nights and did not want to leave. We arrived late on Friday evening after a taxi ride form the airport (which was a discounted traiff due to staying at Maplehurst), we were greated by Derek and Linda who were fanatasic hosts, a warm fire and a night cap (I had a fine quality whiskey and my wife a herbal tea- opposites attract!). The house has a unique feel and its influences from the art and crafts movement are apparent.
The room was probably one of the best we have stayed in (as good as any 5* hotel). Lovely decor, high quality linen, comfy bed, great view of gardens, immaculately clean and tidy. Personal touches like the dressing gown and slippers were a nice touch and everything in the room was of a high standard. The bathroom was also of a high standard and that included the Scottish Purdee's toileteries. The seating area upstairs also has a fridge, which is well stocked with complimenary drinks and confectionary.
The breakfast was absoultely delicious (never had better in any Guest House or Hotel). Linda has a real passion for food, which is demonstrated in the high quality food on offer. This included Dorset cereals, fresh fruit, and a range of home prepared compotes (different ones appeared each morning). The cooked breakfast was a delight and a I would reccomend the french toast with Maple Syrup!
I would strongly reccomend this high quality Guest House to all. We were very well looked after by Linda and Derek who made us feel extremely welcome and they were very helpful and friendly, whilst being respectful of their guests privacy. Their obvious love for what they do and their attention to detail is what sets this apart from the rest, the wedding we attended was in Melrose (3 miles away) but we are so pleased we opted to stay at Maplehurst.
A real treasure to match its beautiful location within the Scottish Borders.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SLEEP WELL, EAT WELL & RELAX IN LUXURY Welcome to Maplehurst Guest House - our beautiful Arts and Crafts home in the Scottish Borders a hidden gem set in its own quiet, tree-lined grounds, with elegant period interiors, gourmet breakfasts and stylish modern comforts described by many guests as a 5 star boutique hotel. Striking original interior features including beautiful tapestries, rich oak panelling and the stunning stained glass window, A Woman with Fruit, help to create an unforgettable haven for your stay in the romantic Border country. At Maplehurst Boutique Guest House, we like to spoil you with our tailor-made gourmet breakfasts, It's all freshly cooked on the Aga, and served in our lovely oak-panelled Arts and Crafts dining room, for a perfect start to your day. Where possible we use fresh locally sourced ingredients, and cater for every palate, whether you prefer full Scottish/English breakfast, continental, or a taste of something new. Join us at our Maplehurst Cooking Academy or our Maplehurst Fine Dining Club for gourmet hosted dinners, enjoy the fantastic wine cellar. We cater for exclusive small in house events for up to 20 guests or garden events for max 50 guests, we also do outside catering on request. Maplehurst gives you the best of both worlds: only ten minutes' walk from Galashiels town centre, yet well back from the road, and quietly sheltered by tall trees. The house is set in its own generous grounds with sweeping lawns, maple, pine and cherry trees, and magnificent rhododendrons. On warmer days, you're welcome to use the summerhouse and patio, or explore the terraced garden. Our central location makes Maplehurst an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Border country, or hopping on the new Waverley Border train up to Edinburgh (35 miles) to see the city sights. Right here on the doorstep, there's the Southern Upland Way and Sir Walter Scott's magnificent Abbotsford House and within easy reach, you'll find romantic ruined abbeys and imposing castles, busy market towns and pretty villages, gentle lowland hills and a wild, spectacular coastline - all within the catchment of one of Britain's great salmon waters, the River Tweed. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Maplehurst Boutique Guest House Galashiels, Scotland