House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Dalkeith House is a renovated Georgian manse set in the heart of the small rural Scottish Borders village of Newcastleton. It is perfect for groups of up to 10 for short breaks or longer. Awarded coveted 5 stars from VisitScotland it offers convenience (only 30 minutes from the M6/M74 corridor) and luxury; super king double beds with feather/duck down duvets & toppers so thick you feel like you are sleeping on a cloud to the wine chiller in the kitchen. The perfect location for a reunion, family occasion, celebration or just sharing precious time with your loved ones.
Eat in, eat out or get in the caterers we can sort it for you, there are bars and restaurants yards from your front door.
Accommodation is spread over 2 floors, upper has 5 double bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with living space on the ground; large entrance hall, drawing room with real fire, TV room 50 inch HD3D TV with Sky channels and gaming, Sonos music system allows you to play your own music , download the ap before arrival. There is WIFI throughout the house and its FREE! There is a formal dining room, fully equipped kitchen, separate breakfast room and downstairs cloakroom. French doors lead to a large patio and terrace in a secure garden; perfect for outside entertaining or having a few sun downers before dinner. We welcome 2 well behaved dogs during your stay.
Children in the party? Sorted! Local activity centre will keep them amused for hours.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle, Nearest railway: Carlisle|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Scottish Borders region
Newcastleton is in Southern Scotland, gateway to the Scottish Borders. Famous Border towns are Hawick famous for its textiles and cashmere, visit Drumlanrig Tower to understand its history or Wilton House and explore their beautiful gardens.
Langholm, the birthplace of Thomas Telford, offers perfect walking country. Climb to the top of surrounding hills for superb views.
Explore the ruins of both Melrose and Dryburgh Abbeys. Visit Abbotsford House and gardens, the home of Sir Walter Scott.
At Harestanes spend some time visiting the crafts workshops and don't leave without popping into Woodside Walled garden, a gem of a nursery, indulge in home baking and a pot of tea.
Kielder Forest & Water Park is home to Europes largest man-made lake and offers lots to see and do from Osprey watching to watersports. Hadrian's Wall, a World Heritage site is also close by.
Gretna is also close and offers a mix of traditional gift shops and shopping outlets
The small village of Newcastleton, with a resident population of 850, is nestled in the valley of Liddesdale, gateway to the Scottish Borders. Surrounded by hills and forests with fabulous scenery, abundant wild life and historical sites, perfect for getting away from it all and recharging your batteries, a great place to visit for the day - or longer. Five hundred years ago the hills would be ringing with the sound of clashing steel and fighting Reivers, today visitors experience a warm welcome.
Newcastleton forest is home to one of the world-renowned 7stanes mountain bike trails from where you can cycle across the Scottish English border to Kielder where even more walks and trails abound.
Rock UK, our local activity centre will be happy to indulge if you'd like to try abseiling, kayaking, fencing orplunge down the zip wire. Dalkeith House has exclusive deals for our guests, if you'd like to know more please get in touch.
If the waters are running then try your hand at fishing for sea trout or salmon on the rivers Liddel and Esk, permits can be bought in the village during season.
The challenge of the nine hole golf course is one you will remember, but worth it to see the breathtaking views from the third hole.
Bailey Mill can arrange pony trekking through the forest which can be breathtaking on a Spring day.
Find out more about Newcastleton, or Copshaw Holm, as it is known locally, by visiting the local heritage museum. If you are interested in tracing your family tree then the Hawick Heritage Hub is only 30 minutes away. Use their archives to look into famous Border names like Armstrong, Nixon, Elliot and Robson.
Take a drive following the Reivers Route taking in famous sites like Hermitage Castle and Mangerton, where battles were fought to protect the borders bloodied lands.