The Roxburghe Hotel was originally a Scottish Jacobean country house known as Sunlaws. Designed by David Rhind, the Edinburgh architect in 1853, the house was destroyed by fire in the 1880s and then extensively rebuilt.
Apart from a period during the second world war when the house was used as a prisoner of war camp, it was the home of the Scott Kerr family before passing to the Duke of Roxburghe in the late 1960s.
After using the house as an estate office for some time it was turned into a country house hotel and opened in 1982.
A firm favourite with our guests, the Drawing Room is a gorgeously sunny place with rich fabric covered sofas and a roaring fire. This room is comfortable and informal and offers the perfect place to relax with friends or read the papers. Morning coffee and afternoon tea can be served in this room. Chess, cards, board games and some fascinating books are available for guests use.
Just off the entrance hall, the library is a lovely warm room, perfect for a relaxed lunch or afternoon tea by the fire or the place to enjoy pre-dinner drinks or a late night dram.
With views across the spreading lawns of the estate, an open fire and gentle tones of blue that match the Ker family tartan carpet, the Dining Room provides a delightful spot for a leisurely breakfast or a quiet and relaxing dinner.
The fine Victorian Conservatory can seat up to 56 guests for a meal or wedding. Light and airy and full of lovely flowering plants, the Conservatory has French windows opening onto the gardens.
Seating up to 16, the Roxburghe Room can be used for private dining or can be set up as a meeting room.
With views across the lawn, the traditional Victorian Terrace is ideal for wedding photography or summer evening drinks.
The original lawns of the house provide a secluded and beautiful location for the hotel. There is plenty of space for a wedding marquee or outdoor activities.
The lake is stocked with trout and offers the perfect place for some fly fishing instruction with our resident Ghillie.
Tenancy: The tenancy will be a Short Assured Tenancy under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988. The Lease may be renewed at the end of the prescribed term of let but applicants should be aware that possession of the property can be recovered by the proprietor at the expiry of the Lease if required.
Entry and Duration: Entry shall be at such date as may be agreed. The duration of the Lease shall be for an initial period of not less than six months.
Rent: The rent shall be payable monthly in advance by Standing Order on the 1st of each month with a proportionate amount payable on entry.
Repairs: The proprietor shall maintain the premises wind and water tight and keep in repair the structure and exterior of the house (including drains, gutters and external pipes), the installations in the house for the supply of water and electricity and for sanitation (including basins, sinks, baths and sanitary conveniences) and installations for space heating and water heating with the exception of any repairs occasioned by any act, omission or negligence of the tenant. Internal decoration shall be the tenant’s responsibility.
Painting: The proprietor shall carry out external painting.
Deposit: A deposit of two months rent will be payable on entry. This will be repaid to the tenant on termination of the lease, provided all obligations of the lease are fulfilled and the property left in a satisfactory condition.
References: The Estate will require the applicant, in the event of them finding a property that they wish to rent, to complete a Credit Check before granting them a tenancy.
Other Conditions: All the other customary Roxburghe Estates conditions of let shall apply and a copy of the pro forma Lease can be inspected at the Estate Office by bona fide intending applicants.
Viewing: Arrangements to view the property may be made by contacting Victoria Roddie, Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso (Telephone 01573 223333)
Tenancy Application: Applications for the tenancy should be submitted on the accompanying form and delivered to Edward Johnson MRICS, Assistant Factor, at the address below.
Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7SF