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Wedderburn Castle

Duns, Scottish Borders

This exceptional private castle, built in 1770 to a design by renowned Scottish architect Robert Adam, provides the perfect venue for exclusive house parties, memorable private celebrations and corporate events.

Wedderburn Castle

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Overview

This exceptional private castle, built in 1770 to a design by renowned Scottish architect Robert Adam, provides the perfect venue for exclusive house parties, memorable private celebrations and corporate events.

Exceptional private castle

The five impressive reception rooms are beautifully proportioned and offer a suitably elegant, grand backdrop for special occasions whilst retaining the charm and welcoming feel of a private home.

Guests arrive into the Stair Hall and are greeted by the fabulous, double, stone staircase sweeping gracefully up to the Minstrel’s Gallery, an impressive 100 foot long vaulted space dotted with Persian rugs and antiques that connects the reception rooms on the first floor whilst equally serving as a fine reception area of its own.

At the heart of the interconnecting reception rooms is the elegant drawing room with vast log fire with superb Piranesi chimneypiece, Bluthner Grand Piano, sumptuous sofas and double height windows offering fabulous views over parkland to the Cheviot hills beyond.

Adjoining the drawing room is the impressive dining room with sparkling chandelier, large windows and ornate plaster cornice. Up to 80 guests can be seated in the dining room for a banquet, or smaller numbers for a more intimate dinner or lunch. In colder months a fire can be lit in the magnificent marble fireplace, adding an atmospheric glow to the space.

Property details

Ground floor

Stair hall with impressive double stone sweeping staircase.

Farmhouse kitchen for relaxed breakfasts and kitchen suppers.

Billiard room with full size table.

Bedroom eleven with twin beds and a large window looking east down the lime avenue.

Contemporary, en suite marble-clad shower room.

Bedroom twelve with double bed with toile curtains and an elegant Edwards & Roberts writing desk.

Contemporary, en suite marble-clad shower room.

‘The Glorious 12th bedroom’ is a bow fronted room celebrating Victorian country sports, with king size double bed, an antler chandelier and hand-woven Home tartan throughout.

En suite bathroom with a magnificent bath with rainforest shower over, WC and basin. This is the only brick-vaulted octagonal turret bathroom in the castle.

First floor

Drawing room with open fire and grand piano suitable for drinks receptions and afternoon tea.

Dining room seating up to 80 guests around multiple tables or smaller numbers around a large dining table.

Ballroom seating up to 80 guests on round tables or theatre style. Also ideal for post-dinner dancing.

Morning room with large flat screen TV with DVD player and bar.

Second floor

Bedroom one is Wedderburn’s largest bedroom with Chippendale four poster bed and a beautiful bow front with octagonal turret.

En-suite bathroom is an octagonal turret room with huge bath with rainforest shower over, French Belle-Époque double basin and elegant arched windows.

Bedroom two is a cosy room with zip and link beds which can be set up as super king double or twin as preferred.

En-suite shower room.

Bedroom three is a bow fronted room facing the east with king size four poster bed.

En-suite bathroom is with 6' bath and rainforest shower over, WC and double basins.

Please note there is no bedroom four.

Bedroom five with Chippendale four poster bed dating from 1770, single bed and views over the south lawn.

En-suite bathroom with roll top cast iron bath, Fired Earth Italian console basin and two huge arched windows with views to the Cheviot Hills.

Bedroom six with zip and link beds which can be set up as a super king double or twin as preferred and beautiful Edwardian furniture.

Family shower room sitting opposite bedroom six in the courtyard turret with large walk in shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom seven with king size double four poster bed sitting in centre of the castle with large windows facing the south.

En-suite bathroom with bath with rainforest shower over, WC and twin basins.

Bedroom nine with king size bed, single bed and charming marble fireplace.

En-suite shower room with walk in shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom ten with king size bed and adjoining turret room with single four poster bed.

Family shower room sitting adjacent to bedroom ten with shower, WC and basin. 

Third floor

Bedroom eight is a family suite with unparalleled views, double bed and two single beds.

En-suite bathroom with original William Morris wallpaper from 1898, huge Victorian roll top bath, Italian console basin and basin. 

Outside

Wedderburn Castle sits within 80 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and parkland providing the perfect venue for events, drinks receptions, wedding ceremonies or just relaxing with a good book. Green wrought iron furniture sits at the front of the castle, overlooking the lawns, ancient yew trees and elegant beech hedges.

Parking

There is ample parking available on the gravel area in front of the castle.

Children & Babies

There are two cots available which can be placed in any bedroom except bedroom 8. Highchairs are also available along with a pushchair, baby bath, and toys for young children. 

Dogs

Regretfully Wedderburn Castle is not suitable for dogs. 

Guest amenities

Guests are provided with luxurious bathrobes and towels along with guest toiletries. There is a hairdryer in every bedroom.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

There is Wi-Fi at the castle. Due to the size of the property and the thickness of the walls, the signal does not extend throughout the castle. There is mobile signal on most networks in the castle and grounds.

Heating

A powerful modern heating system ensures the castle is always warm and there is ample hot water.

Location

Wedderburn is an ideal destination for walkers and country sports enthusiasts with fabulous walking, cycling and riding on the doorstep.

The stunning sandy beaches of the Berwickshire and North Northumberland coastline are just a stone’s throw away. Some of our favourite spots include the stunning beach at Bamburgh, miles of pristine sands popular for walking, beach rides or surfing, the magnificent views from the cliff tops at St Abbs Head, a designated Nature Reserve and the breeding ground for thousands of seabirds and seals and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, an overwhelmingly mystical place cut off from the mainland during high tide.

There’s an array of fabulous castles and historic houses to visit including majestic Floors Castle in Kelso and Manderston House next door, widely thought to be the perfect example of an Edwardian country house and used as the location for the television series Edwardian Country House. Paxton House, the sister house to Wedderburn Castle, is just a short drive and is open to the public on a daily basis over the summer months.

The charming market town of Duns is just over two miles from Wedderburn with a good range of local amenities. The Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns has been recently revamped and is dedicated to the life and career of racing driver Jim Clark. The museum includes a unique collection of 100 trophies and memorabilia.

Berwick-upon-Tweed and Kelso are 14 and 20 miles respectively. The magnificent Georgian splendour or Edinburgh is an easy day trip by car or by train from Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Activities

There is internationally-renowned fishing on the Tweed while productive fishing can be found on the River Whiteadder. For trout fishing and sailing, head to the nearby Whiteadder Reservoir nestled in an idyllic spot at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills. Alternatively you will find some good sport and a friendly welcome at Coldingham Loch (15 miles). For shooting, a number of local estates offer high quality walked-up and driven shooting for grouse, pheasant and partridge over a wide range of habitats taking in the picturesque valleys and heather clad hillsides of the area.

For golfing, there is plenty of choice with a fantastic selection of eleven courses to choose from within a 22 mile radius, including the highly regarded 9 hole course at Duns, the sublime Roxburghe Championship Course in Kelso and the 18 hole cliff top links course at Eyemouth.

For the ultimate off-road experience, the Ronnie Dale Driving Centre in nearby Abbey St. Bathans (3.5 miles) offers 4x4 driving adventures for adults under the watchful eye of a personal instructor in 2000 acres of hill and forest terrain, as well as quad bike treks for adults and children around the 500 acre farm estate.

The stunning sandy beaches of the Berwickshire and North Northumberland coastline are just a stone’s throw away. Some of our favourite spots include the stunning beach at Bamburgh, miles of pristine sands popular for walking, beach rides or surfing, the magnificent views from the cliff tops at St Abbs Head, a designated Nature Reserve and the breeding ground for thousands of seabirds and seals; and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, an overwhelmingly mystical place cut off from the mainland during high tide.

There’s an array of fabulous castles and historic houses to visit across the area. including majestic Floors Castle in Kelso and nearby Manderston a stunning example of an Edwardian country house set in 56 acres of formal gardens. Built with no expense spared, it features every modern convenience of that era, including sumptuous staterooms, opulent detailing, and an incredible silver staircase - the only one in the world. As the film location for a Channel 4 six-part series on life below stairs, its elaborate domestic quarters give a captivating insight into daily life in the Edwardian period.

 

Historic houses and castles

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.

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Fishing

Fishing

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.

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Children and families

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.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

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.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

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!

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Shopping, arts and crafts

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.

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Walking

Walking

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.

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Museums, galleries and culture

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.

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Cycling & mountain biking

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.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Golf

Golf

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.

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Gardens

Gardens

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.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

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.

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Spas and beauty treatments

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.

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Ancestral history research

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.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

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.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Babysitting and Nannies

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.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Location Rural - 1.5 miles from Duns.
Dogs
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
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  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The classic ‘Glorious 12th bedroom’ adorned with Home tartan, each room oozes charm and character. The little things we love...
"The classic ‘Glorious 12th bedroom’ adorned with Home tartan, each room oozes charm and character."
Angie, Crabtree & Crabtree