I booked this hotel, inspite of few comments regarding the food, because I rather liked the thought of a castle and if all else failed we could have always eaten out. Needless to say we didn't, instead we were given a window seat overlooking Peebles.
I enjoyed the Vension, my wife the Fish Pie, then we both had home made Eton Mess and Cheese and Biscuits. Oh yes, and the bottle of wine. Breakfast was a full Scottish breakfast and if you wanted more all you had to do was to ask. So food-wise, pretty good.
The whole hotel is just full of character. A word of warning here, if you are a corporate, which "Thank God" we are not, find somewhere else - in the 18 Century they didn't do corporate!
Our room was cosy with a bed that you just sank into, almost impossible not to put you in a romantic mood and we both slept like tots.
Admittedly the floors aren't perfectly flat, but that just adds to the character of this hotel.
So if you want a wonderfully romantic cosy overnight stay, then try Venlaw Castle.
Additionally, bring some walking boots, you can walk for miles from the hotel and my suggestion would be turn left, walking up the hill to start with, which makes the return much easier.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestling in 4 acres of beautiful woodland grounds overlooking the Royal and Ancient town of Peebles, Castle Venlaw hotel continues the country house tradition, bringing a perfect combination of relaxed informality and the elegance of another age. The hotel comprises of 12 guest bedrooms including four rooms with four poster beds. All rooms have full en-suite facilities. Enjoy a special meal made with fresh local produce in our two AA rosette restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castle Venlaw Peebles
- Hotel Castle Venlaw
- Castle Venlaw Hotel Peebles, Scotland