This is Rampant Scotland's page of links to sites offering accommodation ranging from 5-star hotels to bed and breakfast providers in Southern Scotland, covering the undernoted counties (click on the links to jump down the page to each):
Dumfries & Galloway
East, West and Mid Lothian
For other areas of Scotland and a page with all the links for the whole of Scotland, see the map on the Accommodation Index>
> >Individual Locations in the Scottish Borders
The Bank Guest House was originally built in 1857 and was a ‘Royal Bank of Scotland’ branch in Hawick. It has now been converted into a commodiously proportioned luxurious home, situated in the heart of the town on the historic High Street, with all local amenities on the door-step. Now a Grade B listed property, where Victorian grandeur merges with modern contemporary design. Spacious bedrooms, loaded with original features are stylishly furnished and equipped with everything needed to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Hospitality trays, comfy beds, gorgeous sofas /seating, audio Eequipment, Ipod docking station, flat screen TV’s, designer toiletries; hair dryers; iron and ironing board.
The Bothy Bed and Breakfast at Kersmains Farm, Kelso, Roxburghshire in the Scottish Borders. It is a luxury boutique B&B on a farm in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders. Just 3 miles from the quaint cobbled market town of Kelso, with riverside walks, championship golf course and miles of rolling countryside on the doorstep. A very warm welcome awaits you. This is a peaceful haven for couples to relax and unwind in spacious and comfortable surroundings. With its own private entrance, library lounge with log burning stove and light bright conservatory, The Bothy offers the feel of a private cottage, with the luxury of B&B service. Whether you are after a romantic retreat or a simple escape to the country, The Bothy has just what you need. Guest facilities include 1 x double room, full cooked breakfast, sitting room, garden, parking on site, housekeeper, luggage storage, guests get own house keys, King Size Room, conservatory and private secluded garden.
Bridge House is a guest house in the picturesque country village of Hawick. The property dates back to 1760 a time when Hawick was a resting point for travelers between Edinburgh and London and was originally a stable block for the Old Tower Hotel. Now a Bed and Breakfast and a café, Bridge House is centrally located with a café and next to an excellent Italian Restaurant. Accommodation consists of ten guest rooms arranged as twin and double rooms, as well as one family room that can sleep up to five people. All rooms are ensuite and come equipped with tea and coffee making facilities and colour TV.
Calico House Calico offers accommodation ranging from luxury B&B to a self-catering apartment. Situated near Coldstream, in the heart of the Scottish Borders with views over the magnificent River Tweed towards the Cheviot Hills, Calico House is only 15 minutes from Kelso and 60 minutes from Edinburgh or Newcastle by car An excellent touring base to enjoy the Borders or as a comfortable and homely base for a fishing, golf or walking trip and is a perfect stop off venue if you are visiting Scotland by car, as it is on the A697 main Morpeth to Edinburgh road. Guest Facilities include 1 x twin, 2 x double and 1 x family room, full cooked or continental breakfast, luggage storage, own house keys, Wifi and private secluded garden.
Craigielea is a family owned Guest House in the centre of Galashiels, Scottish Borders. This Victorian house has been operating as a Guest House for over 12 years with the current owners and has 1 Double Room & 3 Twin Rooms, all with full en-suite facilities.
Dryburgh Abbey Country House Hotel in St Boswells, Melrose, in the Scottish Borders, is family friendly, located in its own ten acre estate on the banks of the River Tweed. It has an indoor swimming pool, restaurant with children's menu, cycling and walking routes. Lots to do and see for all the family. - children under 6 stay free of charge!
Lantonhall West Wing is a bed and breakfast establishment in Lanton beside Jedburgh in Roxburghshire in the Scottish Borders.Accommodation is a twin room with disabled facilities, a country view, en-suite bathroom with bath, basin, loo and wet room shower (all with handrails). The private sitting room has a wood-burning fire and TV. Roll-away bed can be put in the sitting room for a child. A new kitchen has a clothes washer and breakfast table and is decorated with watercolour paintings of local views are by the owner. Set in farm land, there are wooded footpaths to the village half a mile away. This makes it great for dog walking and in the twilight badgers, foxes and roe deer can be seen. There is a choice of country restaurants not more than 3 or 4 miles drive and Jedburgh is even closer. Scottish Borders' small towns - Kelso, Melrose, Jedburgh, Dryburgh, each with a ruined abbey are not far away: also several stately homes open to the public – Mellerstane, Floors Castle, Mertoun House, Sir Walter Scott’s home Abbotsford, Bowhill, and more. In addition to the twin room there is a private lounge, garden, parking on site, guests get own house keys, Wifi and dogs are welcome by arrangement
Lauderdale Hotel, Scottish Borders> is a country house hotel in an imposing Edwardian building in its own extensive grounds with fishing and shooting opportunities, at the northern end of the picturesque Royal Burgh of Lauder, 25 miles from Edinburgh . Award winning cuisine, fine wines and malts.
The Lodge at Carfraemill near Lauder in the Scottish Borders is personally run by its owner. It has ten bedrooms, restaurants and traditional standards of service and "home from home" atmosphere. The Lodge has been awarded four stars by the Scottish Tourist Board.
Mansefield Farm Bed and Breakfast is in Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders. It is a family home where there is plenty of room to relax inside or out in the garden. There are three spacious bedrooms. One has an en-suite bathroom, and two other private bath/shower rooms. The en-suite bathroom is generously proportioned and bright with a large shower. The guest living room has easy chairs and sofa, a wood stove, television, piano, lots of books and doubles as the dining/breakfast room. You can fish on the salmon rivers or play on the golf courses in the area, including the Roxburgh and lots of fine walks in the vicinity. There are lots of large grand houses to visit in the area and fishing off the coast at Eyemouth and Berwick can be arranged. There is a shed for storage of bikes and cycle routes are very close. Accommodation can also be provided for horses. There is wonderful riding to be had in the area and stabling is available if you wish to bring your horse. Guest facilities include full cooked or continental breakfast, evening meals, lunch, Afternoon Tea and cake, sitting room, private, secluded garden, parking on site, luggage storage, guests get own house keys, dogs welcome by arrangement, Wifi, children's play area, King Size Room available.
Nisbet House is a four-star bed and breakfast establishment in an 18th-century house in Leitholm, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders. It was the former holiday home of famous doll maker Peggy Nisbet. It has spacious, tastefully furnished rooms and comforting log fires. Two luxurious ensuite rooms are available, one double and one twin.
Peebles Hotel Hydro>, Scottish Borders, is a high quality establishment usually referred to as "Peebles Hydro" but its full name is the Peebles Hotel Hydropathic. It opened in 1907 and owes its impeccable architecture to the Edwardian traditions. The Web site has some interesting 360 degree panoramas to let you see the building and the views.
ScottishBordersHotels.com aims ito make it easy to find accommodation in this beautiful area of Scotland. The site uses all the major hotel and travel booking engines to find the best rates and to aid you in finding the best Scottish Borders hotel, bed and breakfast or guest house for your budget. Presenting you with multiple rates from different web sites allows you to save up to 80% on the accommodation of your choice. As well as information on the hotels in the Scottish Borders you can also find useful information about the towns themselves: Kelso, Eyemouth, Galashiels, Innerleithen, Jedburgh, Duns, Hawick, Peebles, Selkirk, Coldstream, Tweedbank, Melrose and Earlston.
The Townhouse Bed and Breakfast, Kelso, is Georgian and has lots of original features. It has been tastefully modernised and is full of creature comforts. A selection of well appointed rooms accommodating up to a total of eight on a Bed and Breakfast basis are available to book. The rooms all have TV, WI-FI, comfortable mattresses and tea and coffee making facilities. Sadly we do not cater for pets or young children. Kelso is a delightful Border town boasting a lovely cobbled square and a host of activities for everyone. For the angler fishing opportunities abound on both The Tweed and The Teviot. For the Golfer The Roxburghe is ten minutes away. There is a charming Race Course voted the friendliest in the UK. Historic Houses are near, notably Floors Castle, Mellerstain and Abbotsford. St Cuthberts and The Pennine Way both favourites with walking enthusiasts are easily reached from Kelso. As the house overlooks the square a birds eye view of the annual Border Common Riding festivities is available. Guest facilities include 1 x Double and 3 x Double/Twin rooms, full cooked breakfast, guests get own house keys, Wifi.
Winkston Farm Bed and Breakfast in Peebles is a comfortable Georgian country house situated on a working farm, set in very pleasant gardens, overlooking the beautiful Borders countryside with views towards Peebles. This is a long established family business and you can always be assured of a very warm welcome whether your stay is for one night, or longer. Many guests are regular visitors. The aim is to offer quality and friendly customer care during your stay. Bedrooms have a king sized double bed or twin beds to suit your requirements. All rooms have luxury ensuite shower rooms. Room facilities include tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, DAB digital clock radios (with iPod dock), and digital TV and free Wi-Fi. Guest facilities include full cooked or continental breakfast, sitting room, parking on site, luggage storage, guests get own house keys, children's play area, King Size Room, private secluded garden. No Pets allowed.
> >Individual Locations in Dumfries & Galloway
Balannan Holiday Cottage, Castle Douglas, is set in the heart of the Dumfries and Galloway countryside on a working beef and sheep farm. The cottage is a single storey building, set in it's own spacious garden, and thirty years ago it would have been the home of the farm tractor man. Scottish Tourist Board 3-star.
Bay Cottage is close to the River Dee and the Solway Firth on Ross Bay, seven miles from Kirkcudbright in Dumfries & Galloway. The shoreline is a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the plants and animals there. The cottage has three bedrooms and is an integral part of Ross Farm, a 500 acre establishment which has been in the same family for 4 generations since 1842.
Blackyett Mains in Gretna Green, Dumfries and Galloway is tucked away down a secluded road in its own grounds of fifteen acres. A beautiful barn conversion has been transformed into a stylish bed and breakfast accommodation only five miles from Gretna Green Individually designed rooms offer king size beds with luxurious bedding, television and hospitality trays. The network of quiet roads, cycle routes and the 7stanes means this is an ideal base for cyclists, mountain bikers and walkers.
Boreland Farm,> in the rolling countryside of Dumfriesshire, between Dunscore and Moniaive on a tiny road overlooking the river Cairn, offers traditional bed and breakfast accomodation ata family run, 19th century farmhouse, in 365 acres of pasture. The land is managed to strict organic standards and there is fishing on the river Cairn for both salmon and trout (when in season).
Chlenry Farmhouse bed and breakfast is in Galloway, at Castle Kennedy near Stranraer. Guest accommodation comprises three bedrooms - one twin, one double and one twin/double. There are two bathrooms - one private and one shared. There is also a charming sitting room with colour TV and an open fire, and meals are served in the pretty dining room which also has comfortable armchairs, colour TV and an open fireplace all for the guests exclusive use. Chlenry Farmhouse is an ideal destination for garden lovers with numerous beautiful gardens within half an hour's drive, for walkers because it is right on the Southern Upland Way and for golfers with half a dozen excellent courses nearby. Guest facilities include full cooked breakfast, evening meals, lunch, sitting room, garden, arking on site and guests get own house keys.
11 Church Place, Kirkcudbright, is a traditional stone built listed building at the end of a terrace in a quiet location in the heart of this town on the southern coast of Dumfries and Galloway. It provides self-catering accommodation for up to six peoople with sitting room, kitchen diner, double bedroom en-suite, 2 twin bedrooms and large bathroom.
If you want to stay at a unique location then Corsewall Lighthouse > near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway, is the place for you since it is the only working lighthouse in Scotland where you can obtain accommodation!
Days Inn Hotel Lockerbie is part of the Days Inn Motel chain and overlooks Annandale Water in Dumfries, just off the A74(M) main road from/to England. All 42 rooms have en-suite bathrooms, Flat Screen Television, free Wi-Fi access for all guests and a large array of breakfast options at the adjacent Roadchef restaurant.
High Drumfad House> is a luxury private house with spacious accommodation situated near Port William, Dumfries &Galloway which can be rented throughout the year.
High Kirkland Holiday Cottages are three high quality self-catering units converted from the house and buildings of what was previously a small croft approximately 1 mile from the attractive coastal town of Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway. All cottages are traditional stone built and completely modernised to a high standard. Scottish Tourist Board 3 and 4 star.
Mill Hotel, Gretna Green, dumfries & Galloway is a family-run hotel in a converted 18th century farmhouse specialising in "Gretna Weddings". An associated site is The Forge for an anvil wedding with candlelit ceremonies and churchlike setting.
Neidpath Inn in Peebles has 4 double rooms and 1 single room. Each of the en-suite rooms is equipped with a flat screen Sky TV and has access to Free Wi-Fi. It has a bar and a relaxed and informal 40-seat restaurant serving super local produce cooked with imagination and flair. A great centre for exploring the Scottish Borders.
The Old Exchange is nestled in the heart of the beautiful National Trust Estate of Threave Castle and Gardens, Dumfries Galloway, set on the nature trail that links the internationally renowned Threave Gardens to the magnificent historic ruins of Threave Castle. The Architect designed conversion of the exchange building for 4 self catering holiday apartments for parties of 3 or 4, was completed in 2005. Their attractive and imaginative web site has lots of information about local attractions, activities (including local golf courses) and wildlife.
Open Arms Hotel overlooks the 13th century Dirleton Castle and gardens is a family owned business that has provided a warm welcome since 1947. There are two restaurants catering for a range of tastes and many of the twelve rooms have king-sized beds.
Senwick Glebe Annexe provides modern, comfortable and spacious self-catering accommodation for 2+2 people a few miles south of Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway. With views over the estuary of the river Dee, the Annexe was purpose-built in 2000, attached to the owners home, and is accessed by a private external stairway.
Wallamhill House B&B is in Kirkton, Dumfries in peaceful countryside only three miles from Dumfries town centre. It is the ideal place to relax, large well appointed bedrooms, breathtaking views from both front and rear, hearty breakfasts to set you up for whatever you choose to do. Walking (walk in the footsteps of Rabbie Burns along the River Nith, within 1 km), cycling (both road and forest trails), mountain bikers can choose both Ae and Mabie Forest (ten minutes away), touring with your car is one of the most popular activities, traffic free roads, little village pubs and coffee shops (Abbey Coffee and Crafts in New Abbey Village recently awarded the best in Scotland), small harbours around the Solway estuary, exotic gardens, wonderful castles steeped in history, fresh air, big skies and friendly people, all adding to a wonderful experience. Guest facilities include 2 x Double/Twin, 1 x Double and 1 x Family room, full cooked or continental breakfast, sitting room, parking on site, luggage storage, guests get own house keys, Wifi, hot tub, gym, King Size Room, private secluded garden. No pets allowed.
> >Individual Locations in the East, West and Mid Lothian
Crosswoodhill Farm Holiday Cottages>, West Lothian have 3 award-winning self-catering properties near Edinburgh in the Pentland Hills. One is a self-contained 2-storey apartment in a spacious, handsome, 200 year old, farmhouse. Another is a cottage on the heather-clad moors of the Pentland Hills themselves.
There are three holiday cottages at Eastside, a working family sheep farm of 3000 acres, in the heart of the spectacular scenery of the Pentland Hills Regional Park, Midlothian. The 18th century farm steading has been imaginatively converted into three character filled cottages which sit side by side on the hillside and combine old world charm with all modern conveniences. All cottages have ample parking in the farmyard at the entrance to each cottage and delightful gardens bounded by dry stone dykes at the back of each property. They are situated just six miles from the Edinburgh City by-pass, half a mile beyond Silverburn on the A702.
Fa'side Castle is near the top of a steep hill approximately eight miles east of Edinburgh, and two miles south east of Musselburgh, East Lothian. Within the grounds of the castle is a 17th Century barn which was converted in 1996 into two houses which are both let as self catering accommodation. More recently it has also become possible to stay within the castle. From the top of the tower it is possible to see as far as Dunbar, with panoramic views over the Firth of Forth with the hills of Fife behind. and at closer range the castle overlooks Edinburgh, Dalkeith, Musselburgh and Prestonpans. The castle is surrounded by woodland and arable land surrounds the remains of the barmkin wall, which once enclosed the castle and outbuildings. A horse breeding facility was established on the estate in 2007 and specialises in the breeding of both dressage and sports horses and aims to expand within the near future.
Fenton Tower near North Berwick in East Lothian, is a fortified tower dating from the 16th Century, that now provides luxury accommodation for up to twelve individuals and small groups looking to ‘get away from it all’. This listed ancient monument and a Category A-listed ‘keep’ has recently been meticulously restored under the supervision of Historic Scotland.
Glengair provides bed and breakfast accommodation in North Berwick, East Lothian where there is a wealth of tourist attractions for visitors including 21 golf courses within 20 minutes drive including both Muirfield and Gullane. Edinburgh is half an hour away by car, or there is a regular train service from the nearby railway station, which takes you straight in to Princes Street. Glengair offers a full traditional Scottish or Continental breakfast, using local produce wherever possible. Fresh fruit, yogurts, gluten free bread, ground coffee is always available. There is free parking outside the houseand Wi-Fi is available throughout. Guest Facilities include 2 x double and 1 x twin rooms, garden and guests get their own house keys.
Highfield House is in Kirknewton, Near Edinburgh, West Lothian. This central location is ideal for a Scottish holiday or simply as a base for exploring this special country. Easy Access to both Edinburgh and Glasgow via road or train. Less than 2 minutes walk from Highfield House is the rail station. At under £6.00 return to Edinburgh, it's easy, carefree travel as well as great value. Edinburgh Airport is under 10 minutes from Highfield House. Fresh Scottish Food expertly prepared, with home made marmalade, jams, haggis, free range eggs etc. Besides bread and breakfast we can recommend many excellent eateries nearby for you too. Guest facilities include 2 x Double/Twin and 1 x Single rooms, parking on site, garden, sitting room, Full cooked breakfast, dogs welcome by arrangement, guests get own house keys, luggage storage.
Hunter Holiday Cottages are situated just outside Rosewell, a historic mining town in the heart of Midlothian. There are detailed maps on how to find the cottages on their web site, Historically they were the coachman’s lodgings for Whitehill House dating back to the early 1700’s. Both Cottages are situated within the character filled stone building with many of the historic features retained. They are fully equipped and also included in the weekly price are logs for the wood burning stoves, electricity, central heating, linen, soft duvets and pillows.
Inveresk House is in Inveresk Village near Musselburgh, East Lothian. Owners Alice and Johnny Chute welcome you to their wonderful home near Edinburgh. Oliver Cromwell stayed here and plotted his siege of Edinburgh Castle; the house is filled with history. The magnificent main rooms are furnished with ornate antiques, squashy sofas in chintzes, flowers, gilt mirrors, gorgeous rugs and Alice's own vibrant art. Bedrooms and bathrooms come with vintage radiators, huge beds, good old-fashioned comfort. Musicians will be happy – there is a baby grand. Come to play golf (the course at Musselburgh is said to be the oldest in the world), enjoy interesting conversation with your hosts and history by the hatful. Edinburgh is a bus hop away. Guest facilities include 1 x Family and 2 x Double rooms, full cooked or continental breakfast, sitting room, private secluded garden, parking on site, dogs welcome by arrangement, Wifi, king size room.
Letham House bed and breakfast is located just outside the small market town of Haddington, East Lothian. It is nestled at the bottom of a secluded driveway, in this beautiful area which is just a short drive from Edinburgh. The 17th century mansion provides luxury accommodation, very friendly staff, extensive grounds and gardens and a variety of excursions and sporting activities. Throughout the year the mature grounds are ever changing and Letham House makes an exceptional setting for all occasions, whether it is a special celebration or just a quiet weekend away. In winter roaring log fires, luxurious and comfortable suites, home cooked food and acres of beautiful grounds create a home from home in this stunning mansion. Guest facilities include 4 x double/twin and 2 x double rooms, full cooked breakfast, evening meals, sitting room, parking on site, luggage storage, guests get own house keys, wifi, King size room, private secluded garden.
McKinley Holiday Homes has luxury caravans to rent at Seton Sands Holiday Village, a family friendly Holiday Park with good on-site facilities, east of Edinburgh, overlooking the Firth of Forth in East Lothian.
Melville Castle is in a secluded situation on the bank of the North Esk river within a fifty acre wooded estate, just beyond the south-east boundary of Edinburgh. Designed by James Playfair principally for entertaining on a grand scale, it was built in 1786 on the site of the old medieval castle for the first Viscount Melville. It has been restored and refurbished to provide a luxury hotel which specialises in Wedding Receptions, Conferences and Corporate Events.
Morham Burn is a Bed and Breakfast near Haddington in East Lothian. This family home, conveniently located near Edinburgh was formerly the village school and dates back to the 18th century. It is situated in a quiet, leafy lane in open countryside. but the A1 is only a few miles away providing easy access to Edinburgh, The Borders and further afield. Morham sits in the heart of East Lothian, three miles from the picturesque villages of Gifford and Garvald, and the house commands beautiful views of the countryside. Nearby Haddington is a charming market town and has all the local amenities you might require. Guest facilities include 2 x Double rooms, luggage storage, parking on site, garden, sitting Room full cooked breakfast, Wifi.
Plough Tavern Hotel in Haddington, East Lothian, has a Bistro Lounge Bar, Public Bar and 6 comfortable bedrooms, four of them en-suite and one a family room that sleeps 5. Rooms have TV and coffee/tea service. There is a beer garden to the rear of the Hotel and the award winning Bistro has a vast number of freshly prepared dishes cooked from local suppliers.
Seaholm Bed and Breakfast North Berwick, East Lothian, has stunning seafront views and only 5 minutes walk to North Berwick High Street. It combines beauty, relaxation and convenience. There are 4 bedrooms with link beds (singles that can be joined to make a super king size bed). Ideal for families with children or golf parties. Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Facilities include evening meals (on request), catering for any diet including gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian. TV lounge and a laundry service. English, Arabic and Italian spoken. Other guest facilities include Wifi, luggage storage and full cooked or continental breakfast.
Star and Garter Hotel is within walking distance of Mary Queen of Scots Birthplace, Linlithgow Palace. The family-owned hotel was built in 1760 and is a large imposing Georgian style building, steeped in history, with 15 en-suite bedrooms, refurbished in late 2005. There is a 60-seater restaurant, traditional Scottish bar and a spacious beer garden.
West Fenton Court is a collection of self catering holiday cottages near North Berwick, East Lothian, in the heart of the East Lothian countryside, twenty miles east of Edinburgh and just a mile south of the attractive village of Gullane - handy for golf courses at Muirfield, Gullane and North Berwick. They are furnished and equipped to the highest standard and rated at 4-stars by Scottish Tourist Board. The cottages feature patio gardens - lawned and fenced, accessible from each cottage, timed under-floor heating and are within easy reach of many local attractions and places of interest.
Wheatrig Bed and Breakfast, Longniddry, East Lothian is a several centuries old farmhouse abut has been completely refurbished in 2012, offering the highest level of comfort in a traditional style. The accommodation consists of a spacial double room and a twin room which share a 'jack and jill' bathroom with a luxurious roll top bath with shower over. Both rooms can be booked together, as a suite, with the twin room providing a living area or together they provide accommodation for a family of four or two couples. Those travelling as a couple may book just the double room. Guest facilities include full cooked or continental breakfast, evening meals, garden, parking on site, guests get own house keys, dogs welcome by arrangement, Wifi.
Winterfield Lodge is a Victorian villa built in 1877 in the outskirts of the seaside town of North Berwick in East Lothian, surrounded by all sorts of interesting sites of historic interest and a dozen or so wonderful golf courses. There are two bedrooms - a double and a twin bedded room with shared bathroom. Facilities include parking on site, garden, residents lounge and full cooked breakfast.
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