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Cringletie House: Peebles, Scotland

Author: Sidsel Moller
07.28.2009

 

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I recently had a wonderful opportunity to stay at the Cringletie House Country Hotel in Scotland.   

Cringletie House Country Hotel is located on beautiful rolling hills about 30 minutes drive south of Edingburgh and near the wonderful Tweed Fishing River. 

The Cringletie house was designed by the famous Scottish architect David Bryce, and it was completed in 1861 when the Wolfe Murray Family took possession of it.

Jacob and Johanna van Houdt, the owners since 2003, have beautifully restored the interior of the mansion. There is a wonderful gourmet restaurant using herbs and vegetables from their own walled garden.  

The first thing that strikes you here is the very warm welcome.  When you enter the property, you immediately become very happy, and this feeling stays with you throughout your stay.  The rooms could not be more charming.  In my case, I had a room with a fantastic view to the countryside and hills around.  Sheep and lamb grazing on the meadows and daffodils blooming everywhere.  I was there in April!

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This is a perfect place to vacation for all and more of the following reasons:

  • Historic lodging in elegant accommodations
  • Gourmet food
  • Unique hospitality
  • Fishing for salmon and trout in the Tweed River (packages available with gear and guide)
  • Hiking in more than 40 signposted walks
  • Golfing on 5 great golf courses within 10-30 minutes drive
  • Heritage sites all around
  • Edinburgh nearby
  • Mountain biking in famous Glentress Forest
  • Riding

Several packages offered which include dining, activities etc.

Christmas and New Years packages

You will also have the opportunity to book accommodations through Sidsel with her first hand knowledge, and be offered some of the specials programs offered through our agency.
Ask me about the 3 day package with fly fishing lessons!

For questions, please call me at 415-273-3813