Welcome to Cringletie House, a luxurious, romantic and comfortable small country house hotel and restaurant. With its 4 red stars it is the only AA Top hotel in the Scottish Borders, just south of Edinburgh, Scotland.
The castle type Victorian baronial mansion is set in the tranquil and rural countryside where sheep outnumber humans! The House dates back to 1861 and the Walled Garden goes back as far as 1661, when the first Cringletie House was built.
It is ideally situated for tours through the Borders, visits to Edinburgh, Rosslyn Chapel and the Glenkinchie distillery.
The public rooms in Cringletie House are very welcoming with log fires in all of them. The lounge bar provides a nice and homely atmosphere. Here you can enjoy your pre-dinner drinks or your after-dinner coffee. From every room you can call our friendly staff, who will be pleased to look after you in every respect.
The beautiful Sutherland room houses our exclusive restaurant. The painted ceiling goes back to 1903, where George and Elisabeth Sutherland acquired the House from her father, James Wolfe Murray.
The original wood carved fire surround gives the room its ornate appearance. The oak wooden flooring is original too and appeared from underneath the carpets when the room was refurbished. This style of oak flooring is no longer available. No wonder we decided to not completely cover the floor again!
The Maguire Room on the first floor gives guests the opportunity to enjoy the morning sun in relaxation. Newspapers are available and a pot of coffee is just one press on the service bell away.
Our cosy lounge bar is housed in what used to be the study of the Sutherland family. With its log fire and bay window looking out over the grounds to the west, it is a pleasant room.
Although tea and coffee can be served in any of the public rooms, the lounge bar seems to be a favourite with our guests! Pre-dinner drinks are primarily served in this room and it is only natural that the whisky tasting takes place here.
The library is the real sanctuary of the House. You can read the papers in the morning, surf the world wide web in the afternoon and have your port after dinner. Or maybe you prefer your afternoon tea in this cosy and quiet upstairs room. The library on the first floor is furnished with leather clad couches and chairs. A truly intimate room.