KIPPILAW HOUSE IS A HUGE MAGICAL HISTORIC MANSION IN PRIVATE LOCATION

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Sleeps30
Bedrooms 12
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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KIPPILAW HOUSE IS A HUGE MAGICAL HISTORIC MANSION IN PRIVATE LOCATION

Melrose Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

12 bedrooms,sleeping 30 near to lovely Melrose ,and 1 hour to Edinbu

Kippilaw House is a fabulous private mansion secluded by its own enchanting woodland, near to the lovely town of Melrose in the Scottish Borders. The house as it stands today incorporates the original 15th century tower with a large Georgian frontage in the palladium style. All the features are originals.The house has all the luxuries of home with the beauty of a historical country house. Kippilaw is a great place for an occasion or just to getaway with your friends. Kippilaw house includes- 30 guests. 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 10-12 double bedrooms. 6 bathrooms. Country kitchen with aga. Grand hallway carved staircase with balcony. Panelled dining room seating up 30 included, but can seat up to 50. Rouge drawing room. Armchairs for 16, many more can be seated if required. Charlie’s sitting room; family sitting room, seats 10, giant TV, VD, video. Garden. Victorian veranda, BBQ. Towels and bed linen are provided. Kitchen; 2 oven aga, double oven,

5 burner, Rangemaster stove.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
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Sleeps30
Bedrooms 12
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

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Kippilaw house is a huge magical historic mansion in private location
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Kippilaw house is a huge magical historic mansion in private location
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Melrose Scottish Borders
5

Perfect Venue for a Party

  • 5 of 5
We hired Kippilaw House for a big party for my sons 18th, daughters 21st, husbands 50th and our silver wedding anniversary. You would think that the wide range of ages would not work together but the house’s size and layout was absolutely ideal. There are three reception rooms, a grand hallway and a large ballroom which allowed us the freedom to have over 200 guests and catered to all our ages and their wishes.

Staying for the whole weekend meant we were able to have a wonderful dinner party on the Friday night which was catered for by the house. The food was delicious and it meant we could all relax and not worry about feeding the troops. It was reasonably priced and we were delighted that the produce was sourced locally. On the Saturday night we had a black tie event with a local ceilidh band and Kippilaw also organised a hog roast by the Juicy Meats Company, which we would strongly recommend. The following day we had a tea party on the lawn where we were able to use all of Kippilaw’s gorgeous tea cups and crockery - it was fabulous! The huge lawn meant that the kids could play at their will.

Our friends and family all loved the house as it really feels like your own home. We personally chose Kippilaw as it had a laid back atmosphere and there were not the same rules and regulations which other larger properties appeared to have. There were also no extra hidden charges.

We would highly recommend Kippilaw House for a holiday, family gathering and party.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Kippilaw house is a huge magical historic mansion in private location
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Melrose Scottish Borders
5

Amazing venue for a wedding!

  • 5 of 5
We had the most fantastic time at Kippilaw House for our wedding. Words can't describe how amazing it was. Everyone commented on how brilliant a venue it was and how everything ran so smoothly.

We really appreciate how much effort Lil and her team went to on the day to make sure all the transitions happened effortlessly (for us at least!). Jess and her team on the Saturday night were absolutely brilliant and she really thought of everything. She consulted us on all the important things but did a great job of guessing and sorting stuff out for us without any hint of stress- she was fantastic! Staff were willing to arrange changes of time for the break with the kitchen when we were running behind schedule and were so lovely about it! All of the waiting staff during dinner were so smiley and lovely and they really knew what they were doing- such a credit to Lil and the fab venue!

The rooms were all gorgeous and we loved that on the Friday, Sunday and Monday we were left to our own devises- it gave us the chance to relax and chat with everyone without having to try and get round them all on the day of our wedding. There are very few places where that would have been possible (we know because we scoured the whole of Scotland trying to find them!) and being able to turn our wedding day into a wedding weekend really made it so special.

The tables and crockery were just gorgeous and I can't even begin to explain how happy we were with all the food- the chef is truely fantastic! We asked a lot by not sticking to Kippilaw's menus and creating our own and were nervous about whether our Moroccan inspired feasts would work on a large scale but it was amazing! All of our friends had always said the only expectation they had of our wedding was that the food would be great and everyone was blown away and said how much better it was than the usual roast chicken- we can't thank Lil and her team enough for their willingness to give it a go and making it so much better than we could have imagined!

I could go on forever about how fantastic it was and we will be talking about how amazing it was forever, to whomever will listen, and even to those who don't!

Lil is so laid back it helped us remain laid back and I think we can honestly say that we are the only people we know to get married who didn't have any stress in the run up to the wedding or on the day- thank you!
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Kippilaw house is a huge magical historic mansion in private location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422642
+44 (0)1835 822790
Melrose Scottish Borders
5

My Perfect Wedding Venue

  • 5 of 5
I remember the first time I saw this house I knew it was the perfect place for my wedding and thank fully my husband to be agreed. What this place offered was unique to the other places we had looked at as we got the place for the whole weekend! We felt like Lord and Lady of the manor! The setting and thank goodness the weather provided us with the wedding both of us wanted and it exceeded our expectations. The owners and particularly Lil were absolutely fantastic and helped us plan our wedding day to make it just perfect. Their experience and recommendations for our special day were excellent. The in house team ran our wedding day catering the food etc . The buffet in particularly was out of this world.
We had around 70 guests during the day and that went up to around 160 at night. The ballroom and surrounding rooms provided different environments for the younger folks at the wedding and those such as my gran that just fancied a comfy seat, wine in hand and a chat. All our guests thought the place was amazing and a fabulous place to get married.
It really was our perfect wedding and l would definitely recommend it!!!
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Kippilaw house is a huge magical historic mansion in private location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422642
+44 (0)1835 822790
Melrose Scottish Borders
Scottish Borders
5

My 40th Birthday celebrations

  • 5 of 5
I had my 40th birthday bash at Kippilaw house Nov 2010 and had a brilliant weekend. 15 rooms booked out to friends who live in Edinburgh and Glasgow who stayed for 2 nights and local friends joined us throughout the weekend. We had run of the kitchen and cooked all our meals and used the dinning room next to the kitchen to serve. Worked very well and we could easily cater for the children and babies too. The house has space to roam and can accomodate noisy and quiet areas which was ideal as we had children sleeping upstairs whilst music loudly downstairs. The woodlands that surround the house are beautiful and perfect for walks. The house has an amazing, unique feel to it and was perfect for a private party in the woods. Highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Kippilaw house is a huge magical historic mansion in private location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422642
+44 (0)1835 822790
Melrose Scottish Borders
Stirling
5

FAMILY GATHERING 2010

  • 5 of 5
My family spent 3 nights at this house in October 2010. It is a stunning house that has been restored to a very high standard by the current owners. Stylish but still cosy and homely. The bedrooms are spacious and beautifully decorated and the bathrooms are fantastic, great showers and deep baths to soak in after a day walking or cycling. The property was very clean both inside and out.
Only 3 miles from the beautiful town of Melrose, Kippilaw feels very private due to the lovely grounds around it so you have the best of both worlds.
So many things to do in the surrounding area and the owners can arrange activities for you. Great for keen cyclists and so many beautiful walks in the border countryside. The River Tweed is only 3 miles away for those who enjoy fishing but it is also nice just to stay inside the house and enjoy the atmosphere. We did all our own cooking but you can choose to go out and about to the many hotels and cafes or even get caterers in
This was the 5th time we have booked a large house for a family reunion and Kippilaw was by far the best property we have been to. So good in fact, I have already booked it for next year. The owner makes you feel so welcome and is very helpful whatever your needs may be. Our group aged from 8 years to 83 and it was perfect for all.
It's very hard to say anything bad about this house, we had such a wonderful time and we were very sad to leave it.
I would love to keep Kippilaw as my little secret but it's only fair to let people know how wonderful it is. If you are looking for the perfect venue for a special occasion I highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Rosyth
Nearest Train
36 Miles
Edinburgh/Berwick upon tweed
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
coldingham
Car: recommended

Kippilaw is a historic house of great charm visited by sir Walter Scott. Abbotsgord House his beautiful home and gardens is open to the public. Kippilaw is situated 3 -4 miles from the town of Melrose, which is a lovely place with great local shops and boutiques, hotels/pubs.

There are many historic abbeys including Melrose, Dryburgh, and Jedburgh Abbeys.

Floors castle is a fantastic place to visit with a cafe, garden centre and the house to visit.

Golf is available on over 25 golf courses including the Roxburgh .

There is a great golf pass available from the tourist Board called 'freedom of the Fairways.

Fishing is available on the World famous tweed.

Hunting is also available locally please ask.

Glenntress is only a short drive.Famous mountain biking centre.

horse riding is available on all levels.

clay pigeon shooting is great fun and just round the corner.

Other Activities: hunting

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Melrose Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn
Sep 5 2014 - Nov 6 2014
2 night minimum stay
£950
From
£1,450
Fri,Sat
£3,600
 
 
Fall
Nov 7 2014 - Dec 21 2014
2 night minimum stay
£900
From
£1,350
Fri,Sat
£3,200
 
 
xmas
Dec 22 2014 - Dec 26 2014
3 night minimum stay
£1,200
£4,200
 
 
New Year
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
£1,950
From
£1,975
Fri,Sat
£4,900
 
 
winter
Jan 2 2015 - Mar 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
£800
From
£1,250
Fri,Sat
£3,200
 
 
Spring
Mar 27 2015 - Jun 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
From
£1,950
Fri,Sat
£4,600
 
 
Summer
Jun 26 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
From
£2,100
Fri,Sat
£4,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £25
Notes £500 deposit for possible breakages, will be refunded within the week of your departure.
£200 fuel allowance for weekend.

£200 fuel allowance plus £50 per day so for 1 week £450.

if you choose a 1 day stay the cost is extra £500.
Ballroom can be added for weddings .large functions up to 200 guests additional-£2000-£2500

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Melrose Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3000 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 30 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - tub , shower
    Bathroom 6 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 1 bathroom is a downstairs toilet not a bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 1-lady napier - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2-oscars - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , bunk beds if needed
    Bedroom 3-flynns - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4-Mr laidlaw - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5-marks - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6-rorys - 1 double
    Bedroom 7-boys - 1 double , 2-3 beds added for family
    Bedroom 8-Ians - 1 double
    Bedroom 9-white nursery - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 10-red room - 1 double
    Bedroom 11-blue room - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 12-french room - 1 queen
  • Extra beds can bed added to most rooms, as they mostly all large.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
There are no bedrooms downstairs but there are wheelchair accessible toilets downstairs.
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