A magnificent country house set in rolling parkland between Kelso and Jedburgh, Crailing House provides an outstanding setting for memorable family get-togethers and sporting lets.
Meticulously renovated throughout...
The house has been meticulously renovated throughout, the serene Regency exterior belying the striking interior; a seamless fusion of contemporary and antique items. Fabulous life-size bronzes, quirky objets d'art and an impressive selection of original artwork sit alongside original features sensitively restored to preserve the character of the house. The beautifully proportioned, light-filled rooms offer fantastic entertaining space for house parties and with daily housekeeping included and the optional services of a cook and butler, Crailing House provides the quality and comforts of a five-star boutique for private house parties at a fraction of the cost.
The sleek, contemporary kitchen is the convivial heart of the house, extensively equipped with all the latest high-tech kitchen wizardry. There's a breakfast bar for casual dining, a contemporary, recessed log burner for additional winter warmth and a state-of-the-art Everhot range oven. At one end, an oval dining table seating 12 sits in the elegant curve of the house graced by a striking antique chandelier overhead.
The impressive drawing room is incredibly light and spacious with three fabulous ceiling height windows and a log fire for winter evenings. A cosy study provides a quiet spot for catching up with a few emails and a second sitting room with log burner provides a comfy spot to read or watch films.
The house is fully-equipped with all mod-cons including Wi-Fi throughout the ground floor and an iPod operated, integral sound system, a large flat screen television in the sitting room complete with Sky, surround sound, DVD player and extensive DVD library.
Upstairs the individually-themed bedrooms are light, bright and immaculately presented with sumptuous feather duvets and pillows and crisp Egyptian cotton sheets. The two elegant, principal bedrooms (one double and one twin or double) have en suite bathrooms whilst two more contemporary twin bedrooms share the family bathroom complete with an under-lit bath!
Stairs to the second floor lead to pretty attic rooms with coombed ceilings and magnificent views over the surrounding countryside. A pretty double bedroom has an interlinking door to the adjacent twin bedroom, across the landing is a large bathroom and the landing itself has seating and a television making the accommodation on this floor ideal for a family or for children and a nanny.
On the basement level, you'll find a boot room, drying room and the former butler's pantry for guests' dogs.
Lower Ground Floor
Boot room and drying room.
Former butler's pantry for guests' dogs.
Impressive entrance hall with original flagstone floor. French doors lead from the inner hall to the terrace and garden.
Large kitchen / dining room extensively equipped with Everhot 4 oven electric range cooker with 2 large hobs, dishwasher, microwave, large fridge / freezer with ice maker, coffee maker, television, breakfast bar (seats 4). Dining table (seats up to 14).
Magnificent drawing room with log fire.
Sitting room with log burner, large HD TV with Sky, DVD player and surround sound, extensive DVD library and electric piano.
Cosy study which can become a dining room with round dining table to seat 12 guests.
Cloakroom with WC and basin.
Bedroom one with king size bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
En-suite bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be set up as a super king double or twin as preferred, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
En-suite bathroom with freestanding bath with handheld shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom three with twin 3' beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom four with twin 3' beds, integrated wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Family bathroom with walk in shower with rainforest shower head, under lit bath, double basins and WC.
Bedroom five with double bed, fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom six with twin 3' beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Family bathroom with bath with handheld shower, double basins and WC.
Seating area on the landing with TV with Sky and large wardrobe / cupboard for additional storage.
Crailing House is set within fabulous, mature parkland providing privacy as well as space for children to play. A terrace accessed from the hall leads to a lawned area with outside seating.
There is ample parking at the front of the house.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at Crailing House with prior consent of the owner. Dogs must be kept to the butler's pantry in the lower ground floor level and guests must clear up after their dogs.
All bed linen is the highest quality Egyptian cotton. Each guest is provided with a bath sheet, bath towel, hand towel and face cloth. Luxurious Miller Harris toiletries are provided.
Two hours of daily housekeeping is included within the rental price.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi available throughout the ground floor. Mobile telephone coverage on most networks.
Crailing House has biomass (woodchip) central heating in addition to the wood burning stove in the sitting room and open fire in the drawing room. A generous initial supply of logs and kindling is provided.
Please note that the housekeeper lives on the lower ground floor. The housekeeper is on hand to ensure guests get the best from their stay but are equally keen to protect the privacy of guests
Crailing is five miles from the historic town of Jedburgh which offers good local amenities and seven miles from the bustling market town of Kelso described by Sir Walter Scott as "the most beautiful, if not the most romantic village in Scotland." Today it retains much of its original charm with an interesting range of independent shops including an excellent deli, butchers and fishmonger, a monthly farmer's market and a good selection of lively pubs and restaurants. Floors Castle, the majestic home of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe is well worth a visit. Kelso plays host to a number of events throughout the year including regular National Hunt race meets at the famous race course, the ancient custom of the Common Ridings of the town boundaries and the famous Borders Rugby 7s games.
The beguiling town of Melrose is 14 miles away from the house tucked between the Tweed and the gorse-backed Eildon Hills. As well as offering a good range of independent shops, pubs and restaurants, this picturesque town is home of rugby 7s, the fantastic annual Border's Book Festival, and the evocative ruins of Melrose Abbey. Stop off on route at Main Street Trading in St Boswells to visit the award-winning bookshop and deli.
For day trips slightly further afield, the stunning Northumberland coast is less than 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 is only 48 miles away and is an easy day trip by car.
Crailing House sits within beautiful rolling parkland in the Teviot Valley with distant views to the Cheviot Hills. A south facing terrace accessed from the hall provides the perfect spot for drinks al fresco during the summer months. The Oxnam Water flows through the estate on route to joining the River Teviot providing excellent riverside walks from the doorstep. Children can cycle safely around the grounds and for more extensive cycling and walking there are a number of marked routes around Kelso including the Borders Abbey Way and the popular 64-mile St Cuthbert's Way which passes close to the house as it criss-crosses the Borders on its way to Holy Island. For keen riders, there is a riding stables nearby and the option of beach rides further afield.
For fishing parties, Crailing House is incredibly convenient for the prime Middle Tweed beats around Kelso in addition to reasonably priced fishing on the Teviot close to the house and fun trout fishing on the Oxnam Water which flows through the estate. Walked up and driven shooting can be arranged nearby. The house is well equipped for sporting parties with a boot room and drying area in the basement. Well-behaved dogs are welcome with prior consent of the owner and must be kept to the dog room in the basement level.
The area is also a golfer's paradise with 22 courses within a 30 mile radius ranging from challenging PGA Championship courses, to picturesque links and parkland courses to suit all standards including the Roxburghe Championship course and well-regarded courses at Jedburgh and Melrose just a pitch and putt away.
Cycling & mountain biking
Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.Find Out More
Children and families
Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.Find Out More
Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
Historic houses and castles
With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.Find Out More
From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.Find Out More
Museums, galleries and culture
Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.Find Out More
If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.Find Out More
Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.Find Out More
Shopping, arts and crafts
We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.Find Out More
Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!Find Out More
Ancestral history research
Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.Find Out More
Spas and beauty treatments
Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.Find Out More
If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.Find Out More
Cooks and Chefs
Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.Find Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Babysitting and Nannies
Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
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"We all had a great week. Everything was perfect! Just a brief word of thanks on behalf of our team for allowing us to stay in your wonderful home. As frequent travellers, to feel at home whilst away is a rare treat. Thanks also to the housekeeper for looking after our every need."European Tour Group
"A pleasure to stay in such a characterful house in an incredibly peaceful setting. A great introduction to Scotland for us first time visitors."Lubbock family
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Groups tend to gather in the delightful kitchen-dining room. Here, double height windows and original artworks add a dramatic flair."Emma, Crabtree & Crabtree