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Cringletie House
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Peebles
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 16, 2013

We stayed on the 29th December and had an excellent stay. The staff are extremely helpful and professional, the food is very good and the furnishings and décor are excellent. We had no particular expectations and were very surprised by the quality of our stay. I would say that the hotel compares with the Samling in Keswick.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Our long journey to Cringletie for New Year was more than worth it. We had Niedpath room and we were aware of the shower problems, management intend to fix it in the period of closure in January.
We managed with it as the rest of the room was great, the hotel and staff were really friendly and gave excellent service at all times. The food was michelin star standard and each meal was as good as the last. We had Scottish dancing on New Years eve and a traditional piper at midnight, all we'd hoped for spending Hogmany in Scotland.
The whole weekend felt like being at a house party with lots of other people to chat to, yet space alone if you wanted, in a warm friendly atmosphere.
High praise to management and all staff for a great Scottish Hogmany with amazing food, continue the standard ( but please fix that shower for perfection and need biscuits on the room tea tray )
Hope to return in the future and would recommend to anyone visiting Peebles.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank mazisredManchester
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jdvh, Owner at Cringletie House, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2013

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your respond and in particular I am very grateful for your understanding about our problems with the Neidpath Shower. We are currently closed for Maintenance and are working with our Master Plumber to resolve this issue. I will keep you posted about our progress, it should not be more than a week away or so.

Jacob van Houdt

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We held our wedding here just before Christmas 2012 and do not have anything but good things to say about the Cringletie. We initially met with the owners in early 2012 who were lovely people, and opened the venue especially for us to have a look around (it was shut for an annual post Christmas and NY holiday at the time). From that point onwards we worked with Vivienne (runs the venue on their behalf), who went well over and above what we expected in terms of how she supported us in organising our big day with ideas and from a more practical angle. The day itself was superb as both we and any of our guests would testify – a large part of which was down to the fantastic surroundings of the building itself, the excellent food (noted by many as the best they had experienced at any wedding), and most of all the service provided by the fantastically warm hotel staff, who combine and ability to look after and positively spoil their guests without being in any way obtrusive. Note also the bedrooms and gardens are very well appointed having toured the entire venue and grounds prior to booking. We did of course visit the venue numerous times in the lead up to the day itself, both spending time there and eating from the ala carte menu (food has always been fantastic) – based on the hotel in its regular ‘non wedding’ state we would recommend it as a fantastic place to spend time within its confines, or as a base to get out and about in the surrounding countryside. To conclude we really cannot recommend the Cringletie highly enough!

Room Tip: The suites are well worth the extra outlay should you want to treat yourselves.
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank LouiseandIainS
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

As a respite from the Christmas preparations we took advantage of the 'Tasty Sunday' package - seven course dinner, with specially chosen wines, and an overnight stay. We were taken to our room (Neidpath) which was large and very comfortable. We however had problems with the shower (a known problem in this room I have since read!) I was fully soaped and shampooing when the water went off completely. One call to management and we were immediately given keys to another room, with the option of packing up and moving or staying put and just using the bathroom, we chose to move. The problem although annoying and disruptive to us was solved in an efficient and timely manner. Regrettably we did not enjoy dinner as much expected.While the food was tasty enough nothing reached the heights of excellence that I remember from the chefs 'Horseshoe' days. I personally found the portions to be too small, and every course served was barely warm. Although the staff were all charming and eager to please. I found the dining room lacking in atmosphere or ambience, no one daring to speak above a whisper.

Room Tip: Try to avoid Neidpath
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank OrkneygalPenicuik
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

How can this place receive anything but excellent reviews. My wife and I wanted a special pre Christmas stop over en route to Edinburgh and we web searched to find a country house hotel with warmth,ambience,great rooms, excellent food and a special experience.We certainly found this at Cringletie House. A lovely old house set in acres of beautiful countryside and complete with welcoming staff and roaring log fires. All staff were excellent and we were made to feel very welcome as a guest not just another paying customer.The dining room staff particularly helped us to enjoy the experience by their explanation and knowledge of the food and wines- it's great when someone loves their job and shares their passion enthusiastically. We have been fortunate to have dined at Raymond Blanc's , Le Manoir and thought that we would never experience such food and standard of service anywhere else. Cringletie came very close to changing that view. Our room was warm and had all that we wanted. We have recommended Cringletie to everone we have met since and will continue to do so. Return visit- definitely hope so.

Room Tip: Go for a Luxury Room- a bit more space and lovely views
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Greecophile
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

This is by far the best hotel I have frequented in Scotland. My family and I spent Christmas day at the hotel and it did not feel like a hotel at all. It felt like a home from home, made special by the lively and delightful owner, Viv, her staff and their beautiful Scottish hospitality. We ate simple and elegant Scottish food, drank fine tasting wine, enjoyed the warmth of the fireplace, and to round it all of enjoyed a game of chess with the most delicious mulled wine. I will be booking for next Christmas, if not before! Thank you all at the Cringletie and I look forward to the next time.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Raffi10
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Stayed here on 12/12/12 on the special December deal on their website. Lovely building set off the road in a tranquil environment. The room was very comfortable and clean, but perhaps not quite up to luxury standard, however perfectly acceptable. The highlight was the seven course taster dinner, with each course accompanied by a different wine, quality and service were excellent.
Pleasant grounds for a stroll to burn off the calories. Would highly recommend this hotel, so give it a try.

Room Tip: Go for the rooms with turrets.
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank David G
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Address: Edinburgh Rd, Peebles EH45 8PL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Borders > Peebles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Peebles
Price Range: $134 - $373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cringletie House 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cringletie House is a luxurious Country House Hotel, set in 28 stunning acres, just outside Peebles and 30 minutes south of Edinburgh, in the Scottish Borders.With 4 Red Stars, Cringletie Hotel is the only AA Top Hotel (Inspector's choice) in the Scottish Borders. No other hotel in this location has been awarded 4 Gold Stars by Visit Scotland. The Sutherland Restaurant at Cringletie is considered one of Peebles' top restaurants and our Head Chef ensures his menus reflect the changing seasons with locally sourced produce. The hotel's bedrooms are individually decorated and all have glorious views over the gardens and rolling countryside. All rooms offer FREE WiFi, LCD TV, Bathrobe & Slippers and a range of Molten Brown Toiletries. The hotel has a specially designed accessible room with wheelchair access - and lifts to all floors. For our guests who seek the outdoors the range of opportunities are truly limitless. The region boasts some of the best mountain biking in the UK at Glentress, fishing on the Tweed (Europe's premier salmon fishing river), and some of the best field sports and golf in Scotland. If you are touring Scotland with your best (four-legged) friend we welcome dogs to the Hotel. ... more   less 
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