Monteviot Stables West
Sitting within the stunning grounds and gardens of the Marquis of Lothian, Monteviot Stables West enjoys a beautifully set position gently connecting to the rich woodland trails and inspirational gardens of Monteviot House, fringed by the graceful curve of the River Teviot.
Set amidst stunning scenery and woodlands, Monteviot is ideally placed for relaxation, sightseeing and outdoor pursuits
A warming sense of calm for families and friends is at the heart of this courtyard conversion. The deceptively spacious interior has been carefully styled using simple natural fabrics, classic furnishings and a colour palette of complimentary neutrals to create a sense of flow and harmony.
The sitting room with generous seating and wood burning stove has lovely proportions with a large bay window that lets the sunshine flood in, while a well-appointed study allows those with business commitments to take a little time out.
The kitchen features high-quality granite work surfaces, while coffee buffs can take advantage of the Nespresso machine and head to the wonderful open garden for a spot of quiet contemplation listening to the sound of bird song or watching inquisitive squirrels dash across the lawn. A formal dining room seating eight has plenty of space for entertaining and there’s the option of privately catered services for a truly relaxing stay.
Upstairs, four tranquil bedrooms (two superking and two twin) are appointed with crisp linens and fresh tickings for a comforting sense of warmth. There are three bathrooms on this floor (two en-suite) with roll-top baths or large rainforest head showers for a bit of pampering at the end of a busy day.
Outside, there’s something for all interests on the doorstep. Families will love to explore the woodland trails and outdoor adventure playground at nearby Harestanes; passionate gardeners can find their own little patch of heaven wandering the stunning gardens which bound Stables West; walkers can join the path of St. Cuthbert’s Way at this point; while the fishing members of the party can cast a line on the nearby River Teviot or Tweed systems.
Access door leading into an inner hall.
Study with desk and seating space.
Boot room/utility room off the main access hallway has plenty of space to accommodate outdoor gear and dogs. A washing machine and separate dryer are provided. Ovehead pulley for drying outdoor gear, small belfast sink, bench seating.
Sitting room with two large double sofas, snuggler armchair, wood burning stove with logs supplied. Technology includes a flat screen TV and Blu-ray DVD player. Selection of books and games. Occasional table with seating for four for informal dining or games.
Inner hall with separate access to open grounds and garden.
Cloakroom with WC and basin.
Kitchen with granite work surfaces. Breakfast bar area with two bar stools. Electric oven and grill, ceramic hob, large integrated fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher, microwave, Dolce Gusto Nespresso coffee maker.
The dining room sits directly off the kitchen. Seating for eight, wine fridge, hot plate, Yamaha electric piano.
Accessed from the inner hall are stairs with handrail leading to the first floor.
Family bathroom with roll-top bath and handheld shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Three further steps lead to an upper hallway:
Bedroom one with 6’ super king bed, large cupboard with storage and hanging space, chest of drawers, console/dressing table. Garden views.
En-suite with large shower unit with rainforest head, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with 3’ twin beds with side tables, large cupboard with hanging space. Overlooking the courtyard.
Bedroom three with 3’ twin beds, chest of drawers, large cupboard with shelves and hanging space. Overlooking the courtyard.
Bedroom four with 6’ super king bed, side tables, dressing table, chest of drawers, large cupboard with shelves and hanging space. Garden views.
En-suite with roll top bath and shower over with rainforest head, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Monteviot Stables West sits within the grounds of Monteviot House and Gardens and is surrounded by a large open lawned garden that is not overlooked.
Garden furniture with seating for eight is provided along with a barbecue - seasonal only. Please note that the garden is not enclosed. This leads onto a network of woodland trails leading down to the stunning gardens of Monteviot which guests have complimentary access to.
A walk of apprximately half-a-mile through the woodlands will take guests to Harestanes Visitor Centre which has an outdoor playground, cafe, and a number of workshops showcasing the work of independent producers. Please check seasonal opening times.
There is private parking for 3-4 cars in the courtyard which sits to the rear of the property.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Two dogs are permitted but they must be kept to the large boot room/utility room when wet and dirty, and thereafter to the ground floor uncarpeted areas of the property only. Please note that the garden is not fully enclosed and dogs are not permitted in the formal gardens of Monteviot House.
Bed linen, bath sheets and hand towels are provided along with guest toiletries. Pillows and duvets are hypoallergenic. A hairdryer is supplied in each of the four bedrooms.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available but due to the nature of this rural area, the signal can be slow and intermittent. Mobile coverage is good to reasonable depending on the network.
There is heating throughout, with a large wood burning stove in the sitting room with logs provided.
Please note that Monteviot gardens are open to the public from 1st April - 31st October. In the courtyard area to the rear of the property, there is one occupied cottage with the remainder of the buildings storage and outbuildings.
Fishing on site
Fishing is available on the Monteviot beat on the River Teviot, subject to availability.
The historic market town of Jedburgh with its magnificent 12th century abbey ruins, sits just 4.5 miles from the property which has a small selection of shops and supermarkets for essential provisions, or 12.5 miles will take you to the thriving town of Kelso with its super array of friendly independent shops, bars, restaurants and coffee shops.
For eating out, the Caddy Mann Restaurant (3.5 miles) is renowned for serving excellent local fayre amidst warm ambient surroundings.
For relaxed lunches or a coffee and cake stop, Harestanes Visitor Centre sits right next door with gallery space and lovely artisan workshops to browse around, or across the road you can enjoy the delights of the Woodside tea room based within a pretty walled garden where you can purchase fresh fruit, salads and vegetables for supper.
A short woodland walk (approximately 1/4 mile) will take you to Harestanes Visitor Centre which features a busy events programme, art exhibitions, a craft centre and coffee shop, and a lovely selection of woodland walks and cycling trails from relaxed ambles to more energetic climbs.
There are four walks which start and finish at the centre including access to St Cuthbert's Way, the stunning long-distance walking route which follows the legend of St. Cuthbert on his journey from Melrose to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne; or for amazing panoramic vistas across the Border heartlands, walkers can take a hike to Penielheugh to the fantastic 150 foot Waterloo Monument built to commemorate the battle of Waterloo. A key can be hired by contacting Lothian Estate Office prior to visiting which gives access to a wonderful viewing platform at the top.
For outdoor sports, the area is synonymous with fishing, sitting on the confluence of the rivers Tweed and Teviot, and is a much loved destination for salmon anglers who come to experience world-class fishing on the prolific Middle Tweed salmon beats around this area.
For golf fans, there is a golf range 3 miles from the property or the sublime Roxburghe Championship Course sits just 9 miles away - recently voted 6th best course in Scotland by readers of the country’s best selling golf title. There is a pro-shop and PGA golf academy here for those who are new to the game or wish to refine their swing, and if you’re feeling particularly energetic you may decide to finish off your day popping a few clays at the nearby shooting school.
For sightseeing, twelve miles will take you to two of the most picturesque towns in the Scottish Borders - Kelso, home to Floors Castle the majestic residence of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe; or Melrose which sits tucked between the Tweed and the gorse-backed Eildon Hills with its charming array of independent shops, pubs and restaurants and the evocative remains of Melrose Abbey as the stunning backdrop. Alternatively the stately homes of Mellerstain, Manderston, Abbotsford and Thirlestane are all within a half hour drive where the beautiful artworks, rich architectural detailing and scenic grounds and gardens are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.
For day trips slightly further afield, the cashmere mills at Hawick and Selkirk offer a good day out and the stunning Northumberland coast is an hour's drive away with miles of rocky coves punctuated by a chain of imposing castles including Alnwick and Bamburgh and miles of pristine sandy beaches for walking, riding, kite-surfing and sandcastle-building. The Georgian splendour of Edinburgh can be easily reached in an hour by car or by train from Tweedback (12.5 miles).
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"We had a brilliant weekend. The accommodation at Monteviot Stables West is beautiful and spacious. Lots of thoughtful surprise touches from the owners made us feel welcome right away. We were blessed with lovely weather and spent our time walking and running the various trails available from the doorstep. Also playing on the adventure play park at Harestanes. Nice lunches at the café at Woodside. No need to drive anywhere."Mackenzie Family
"Thank you so much, we had a wonderful time at Monteviot Stables. We found everything so peaceful and relaxing. It was a real tonic for us all, including our Bulldog Frankie. The walks on our doorstep were stunning. Watching the beautiful horse and Jacob sheep from the kitchen window and the squirrels scurrying by was lovely. In the gardens the Mophead Hydrangeas took my breath away. All in all a marvelous property, every comfort, sparkling clean, and the interior design was superbly thought out with no expense spared. A lovely place to be. Thank you Crabtree and Crabtree!"Heslop Family
"We had a fabulous time at Monteviot. The house and grounds were beautiful. This was our 2nd booking with you and we have already booked for next year. The barbecue was brilliant as were the bathroom facilities. Overall we loved the place and will be recommending you to family and friends!"Salvini family
"Lovely house and location, spacious rooms and generally very well equipped. Lots of seating and great to have table for games in sitting room. Great quality linen and towels. Didn’t expect to find a gas barbecue so that was a bonus. Loved the gardens and parkland for walks."Ms Berresford
"We absolutely loved our stay at Monteviot Stables. The house is beautiful inside and out. The surrounding area is so quiet. The gardens themselves are stunning and there is a great park within walking distance which was ideal. We will definitely like to visit again."Ms Wrightson
"Just to report that we had a fantastic time at Monteviot Stables. The house was a delight, extremely comfortable with really good fixture & fittings. As you know we had a number of guests joining us throughout our break & they were all most suitably impressed, as well as a drinks party for lots of our friends who live locally to Monteviot, many who didn't know the holiday house existed but they too were very impressed."Jane Broad
"Just a quick email to let you know how much we enjoyed our time at Monteviot Stables West.
It is most comfortable, being furnished to a high standard throughout. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the whole house cosy.
We had great views from our windows and explored the surrounding gardens.
It is absolutely the best self catering property we have been in and provided an ideal base from which to explore with our family.
We hope to return.
Maureen and David Ferguson."
"Just a short note to thank Crabtree & Crabtree and the property owners for the fabulous holiday home. The Stables were warm, comfortable and very well appointed. The utility room perfect. The gardens and surrounding walks a delight. All helped by the glorious weather."Owen family
"I was delighted with our stay in this property over the Christmas period. The house was beautiful and very comfortable and lovely and warm. The log fire lended to the festive ambience and all the decorations about the place were absolutely marvellous. The Christmas tree was exceptionally pretty and much appreciated. The holly on the window ledges and mantel were also well thought of. The house was immaculate and the towel design brought to mind many trips to Malaysia and Thailand and was a lovely touch. We had lovely walks around the area and we were very impressed with the local eateries. I would recommend Monteviot Stables West to anyone I met. We had the best time. Have a successful 2018 and thank you for your kind help."Adams family
"We had a wonderful stay in the Scottish Borders and Monteviot Stables West was an excellent choice. We enjoyed very much."Raemy family
"Monteviot Stables West was perfect and exceeded our expectations!!! We hope to return one day."Strohmaier family
"We had a lovely experience staying at the property. Not only was it comfortable and well equipped for our family of four, but it also provided a wonderful meeting place for the rest of our relatives who actually live in the area. The accommodations were very cosy and we were all very comfortable. We are actually thinking of booking for the same time next year and hoping to stay at Monteviot Stables again if the property is available. Thank you again for providing a comforting and welcoming place while we visited family in Scotland."Lowdon family
"Many thanks for a wonderful stay at a lovely property as many of our party said “This is perfect”. Thanks to Crabtree & Crabtree for an easy, trouble free booking. We are already looking towards the next break and will most certainly use Crabtree & Crabtree for this."Alderson family
"It was a great stay and worked really well. It was wonderful to see the stables so transformed. It was comfortable, warm and a happy weekend."Kerr family
"We had another excellent holiday at Monteviot Stables, I think it is our 4th and we will be back again in the Fall. Weather good and gardens and surround peaceful and resting. The house as usual very clean, well prepared and homely."Marshall Family
"We had the most wonderful stay at Monteviot. The cottage was fantastic and beautifully done and we loved being able to enjoy the gardens. We would definitely go back."Peill Family
"Another brilliant find from C&C. We loved it! Definitely will return. Nice to call in and see you in Kelso too."Bucktrout family
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Monteviot and found the accommodation to perfectly match our requirements and expectations. What a lovely estate Monteviot is!"Mr House
"We had the most wonderful time staying at Monteviot Stables. The house was perfect for our group, cosy but also furnished to a high standard. It also served as the perfect base to go explore the surrounding countryside on foot. I would not hesitate to recommend this rental, as well as the Crabtree & Crabtree service! Thank you again for your great service!"Emler family
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Friday during high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Heading out into the wonderful open garden for a spot of quiet contemplation listening to the sound of bird song."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree