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The Scottish Borderlands

A Celebration of the Region's History & Gardens with David Mitchell & London Festival Opera 

  • 23 June 2019
  • Music
  • History and Culture
  • Mellerstain House

AN INTRODUCTION BY ANDREW COCHRANE, NOBLE CALEDONIA FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Have you been guilty, like me when driving north to Scotland bound for its cities or highlands and islands, of not really noticing the area just beyond the English border. Only recently I discovered what I had been missing. This wild and beautiful land has a rich history, albeit somewhat bloody. Here the Reivers, warring clans of brigands brought havoc from the 13th to 15th century until the Union in 1603. Sandwiched between the Cheviot Hills on the English border and the Pentland and Moorfoot ranges to the south of Edinburgh, it is a wonder that the area is still relatively undiscovered. Particularly when taking into account the impressive number of abbeys, castles, stately homes and gardens. The Borderlands are a joy to visit, crowd-free and offering a gentler style of tourism. The world has yet to catch on to this secret place allowing those genuinely interested to explore the rich heritage in the lush undulating landscape.

Our unique itinerary has been devised with the kind help of David Mitchell who will accompany the tour. It is a place close to his heart and he will enjoy sharing with you not only its splendid gardens but an itinerary that celebrates four centuries of Scottish history. The aim is very much to capture the ‘Sense of Place’ which surrounds the region and its heritage. You will be in no doubt that you have crossed the border, that wonderfully hardy Scottish edge is in abundance as is a warm welcome that you only find in areas where tourism is still a relative novelty.

Adding that special touch will be London Festival Opera who will perform in Kelso and Mellerstain House. The itinerary will be well paced with no crack of dawn departures and some free time to relax in the hotel’s riverside garden, explore Kelso and enjoy a walk along the River Tweed.

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Scottish Borderlands

Scottish Borderlands

Ednam House Hotel

For our five night stay we have taken over all the accommodation at the delightful Ednam House Hotel. Situated in the heart of Kelso on the banks of the River Tweed, this lovely Georgian hotel combines the best of both worlds with a town centre location but with the luxury of three acres of riverside gardens. The Ednam became a hotel in the 1920’s and generations of anglers have stayed here. Kelso is the perfect location for our exploration of the Borders, it is an ancient town that Sir Walter Scott once called the most beautiful in all Scotland. Built in 1761, the hotel has recently undergone refurbishment but has retained its stylish Georgian features and homely atmosphere. Part of the Robert Parker collection of hotels, an ownership that believes that each hotel has its own unique qualities defying the dreaded ‘corporate’ style that proliferates the hotel industry. The Riverside Restaurant is under the direction of head chef Peter Carr who has worked with some of the UK’s leading chefs including Heston Blumenthal, and it was recently awarded a coveted AA Rosette.

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Itinerary

  • River Tweed
  • Newhailes House

Day 1 - Arrival to the Scottish Borderlands.

Arrive this afternoon to the Ednam House Hotel in Kelso. A transfer will be provided at a specific time from Edinburgh Waverley Station. Enjoy welcome drinks and dinner at our hotel this evening.

Day 2 - Newhailes House & Garden & the Shepherd House Garden.

The Enlightenment & Conservation
Leave this morning and drive to the National Trust for Scotland’s Newhailes House and Garden. Newhailes brings three centuries of history to life. Originally built in the 17th century, this Palladian house was owned by the influential Dalrymple family and featured prominently during the Scottish Enlightenment. During a guided tour we will hear about the Trust’s own conservation strategy of carrying out ’only as much work as necessary but as little as possible’ to maintain the true character of the house. Later explore the vast gardens which are also part of a conservation project to restore the 18th century landscape. After lunch depart for Inveresk Village and the wonderful small garden of Shepherd House. It may only be an acre, but it is one of the great British Gardens. Situated in the middle of the 18th century village of Inveresk the garden has been developed by Charles and Ann Fraser. Ann is a botanical artist and the formality is balanced by the romance of the planting. Return to the hotel in the afternoon and after dinner enjoy a presentation by David Mitchell - “The Golden Age” - Plants, People and Places.

Day 3 - Carolside Garden & Mellerstain House & Garden.

Gardens, Landscape & Architecture
We begin our leisurely day with a drive to Earlston for the lovely romantic late 18th century Carolside Garden set in a parkland, flanked by wooded hills and on a bend of the River Leader. Best known for its soft and delicate herbaceous planting and subtle colour schemes, we have the morning to enjoy its design rooms, Secret Garden and Winter Garden. Sweeping lawns lead to an oval walled garden where a historic collection of ancient roses is housed. This is without doubt one of Scotland’s finest private gardens and after our visit we will drive to Mallerstain House & Garden for lunch. Spend the afternoon exploring this most beautiful Robert Adam’s House with its perfectly proportioned rooms, stunning decoration and remarkable works of art including paintings by Van Dyck, Ruysdael, Gainsborough, Ramsay and a host of other old masters. Later, be guided around the spectacular formal gardens, designed by Reginald Blomfield in 1910 and the Italianate Terraces with herbaceous borders. Step down to the lower terraces where a sweeping stretch of lawn descends to the lake. London Festival Opera will entertain us in the Music Room of this most stately of homes.

Day 4 - Melrose Abbey & adjacent Gardens, Abbotsford House & Garden, Scotts View & Smailholm Tower.

Tales of the Borders, History, Ballads and Literature
Set off for Melrose Abbey, probably the most famous ruin in all Scotland. The monks lived here until 1590, yet the ruins today still afford a view of what life must have been. The heart of Robert the Bruce is buried in the Chapter House. Spend some time in the Harmony and Priorwood Gardens and explore the charming small market town of Melrose. After lunch at a local restaurant we drive to the nearby former home of Sir Walter Scott, Abbotsford House. After a guided tour of this baronial house, including the stunning library, David Mitchell will lead a tour through the garden, or if you prefer you can explore independently. Continue on to Scott’s View overlooking the River Tweed and the iconic Eildon Hills, which was apparently a favoured spot for Scott to sit and relax and look for literary inspiration. Lastly, stop at the Smailholm Tower, the best preserved 15th century Borders Keep which has amazing views over the Cheviot Hills. An exhibition here is linked to Sir Walter and the Border Balladsand. Enjoy dinner at the hotel followed by a talk by David Mitchell - The origins of the Scottish Garden.

Day 5 - Floors Castle, Grounds and Gardens & Afternoon at leisure in Kelso.

Dukes, Monks & Markets
Depart for Scotland’s largest inhabited castle, Floors Castle, the ancestral home of the Dukes of Roxburghe since 1721. Still very much a family home with a splendid collection of grand rooms, tapestries and fine art set in a rolling landscape overlooking the Tweed. After a tour of the castle, explore the extensive grounds including one of the finest Victorian kitchen gardens in the Walled Garden. Stroll through the woodland garden to awe-inspiring Millennium Garden with its French style parterre. Stay for lunch and then return to Kelso for an afternoon at leisure to take a stroll along the Tweed or spend time in lovely Kelso. This evening we will have our farewell dinner in the hotel followed by a performance by London Festival Opera.

Day 6 - Departure from the Scottish Borderlands.

After a final leisurely breakfast check out of our hotel. A transfer will be provided at a specific time to Edinburgh Waverley Station.

  • Mellerstain House
  • Melrose Abbey
  • Smailholm Tower

Dates and Prices

Prices per person based on double occupancy
23 to 28 June 2019
Category Price
Classic Courtyard Room £1995
Double River View Room £2095
Classic River View Room £2195
Orangery Room £2295
Principal Room £2495
Orangery Suite £2695
Single Room £2295
Classic Courtyard Room for sole use £2795

Tour Reference Code: LASCOTTISH

PRICE INCLUDES: Five nights hotel accommodation at Ednam House Hotel on a breakfast and dinner basis • Four lunches • Entrance fees • Tour Leader • Guest Speaker • Two performances by London Festival Opera • Transfers.

Not Included: Travel insurance.

Scottish Borderlands

Ednam House Hotel

For our five night stay we have taken over all the accommodation at the delightful Ednam House Hotel. Situated in the heart of Kelso on the banks of the River Tweed, this lovely Georgian hotel combines the best of both worlds with a town centre location but with the luxury of three acres of riverside gardens. The Ednam became a hotel in the 1920’s and generations of anglers have stayed here. Kelso is the perfect location for our exploration of the Borders, it is an ancient town that Sir Walter Scott once called the most beautiful in all Scotland. Built in 1761, the hotel has recently undergone refurbishment but has retained its stylish Georgian features and homely atmosphere. Part of the Robert Parker collection of hotels, an ownership that believes that each hotel has its own unique qualities defying the dreaded ‘corporate’ style that proliferates the hotel industry. The Riverside Restaurant is under the direction of head chef Peter Carr who has worked with some of the UK’s leading chefs including Heston Blumenthal, and it was recently awarded a coveted AA Rosette.

 
  • Ednam House
    Ednam House
  • Lounge area
    Lounge Area
  • Standard Double Courtyard Room
    Standard Double Courtyard Room
  • River View Room
    River View Room
  • Orangery Suite
    Orangery Suite
  • Classic Courtyard Room
    Classic Courtyard Room
  • Bar area
    Bar area
  • Your Room

    YOUR ROOM

    Each of the 33 rooms has been individually styled and all feature comfortable beds, flat screen televisions, tea and coffee making facilities and superfast Wi-Fi. There are a number of room grades to choose from:

    Single Rooms: Ideally positioned for river gazing with views across the River Tweed, the single rooms are just right for the lone traveller and filled with everything needed for a comfortable stay. They are located on the ground and first floors and the bathrooms feature a shower over bath.

    Classic Courtyard Rooms: Right in the heart of the house, the courtyard rooms are generously sized and charmingly decorated with king-sized beds and elegant period furniture. The rooms are located on the first floor. The bathrooms feature a shower over bath and the bed configuration is either twin or double.

    River View Rooms: Perfectly proportioned and complete with fine furnishings and antique furniture, these lovely ground floor rooms offer restorative views over the River Tweed. The bathrooms feature a shower over bath and the bed configuration is double.

    Classic River View Rooms: Enjoying views of the magnificent River Tweed, these rooms are ideally located for watching the world go by. With a little extra space for a few more luxuries, they offer super comfy king-sized beds, bespoke furnishings, fluffy robes and additional toiletries. The rooms are located on the ground and first floor. The bathrooms feature a shower over bath and the bed configuration is either twin or double.

    Orangery Rooms: Just a stone’s throw from the main hotel building, our newly refurbished Orangery provides the ultimate in secluded relaxation. With uninterrupted river views, king-sized beds and elegant interiors these rooms have that little extra wow factor for a special occasion or a romantic break. These rooms are located on the first floor. The bathrooms feature a shower over bath and the bed configuration is either twin or double.

    Principal Rooms: Our four principal bedrooms are spacious and resplendent with original plasterwork, marble fireplaces and antique furnishings. With plenty of space for a few more luxurious features like a queen or king-sized bed they offer all you need for a truly indulgent stay. These rooms are located on the first floor. The bathrooms feature a shower over bath or walk in shower and the bed configuration is either twin or double.

    The Orangery Suite: This is the most luxurious room in the hotel complete with stunning views of the River Tweed. Spacious and sumptuous, the Orangery Suite has all you need for a luxurious break. A sleek, free-standing bath in which to soak and sip champagne, a separate sitting area for relaxing and a statement king-sized bed for the perfect night’s rest. Located on the ground floor, it has a bath and a walk-in shower and a double bed configuration.

  • Hotel Directory

    Hotel Directory

    Click to download pdf

    Please find below further details pertaining to the hotel or click on the booklet to download. 

    Ednam House Hotel is situated in the heart of Kelso on the banks of the River Tweed and is the perfect spot from which to explore the Borders. The hotel combines the best of both worlds with a town centre location but with the luxury of three acres of riverside gardens. There are just 33 rooms, all individually styled with many offering magnificent river views. The Ednam was built in 1761 as a stately Georgian country house and its grand history is evident throughout: ornate plasterwork ceilings, carved doors, fireplaces and stonework crafted by the finest artisans. Now part of the Robert Parker collection of hotels, an ownership that believes that each hotel has its own unique qualities, the hotel has recently undergone refurbishment but has retained its stylish Georgian features and homely atmosphere.

    The Riverside Restaurant is under the direction of head chef Peter Carr who has worked with some of the UK’s leading chefs including Heston Blumenthal, and it was recently awarded a coveted AA Rosette. You can also expect a warm Scottish welcome in the hotel’s lounge bar. 

    ADDRESS

    Ednam House Hotel

    Bridge St

    Kelso TD5 7HT

    Tel: 01573 224168

    CHECK IN / CHECK OUT

    Check in time is from 3.00 pm and check out is by 11.00 am.

    COMMUNICATIONS

    If you wish to contact the hotel please call 01573 224168. There is a phone in your room, which has access to an outside line. You can make room-to-room calls free of charge (see section on Telephone Calls). You can contact the hotel by email at contact@ednamhouse.com. The rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    Your Tour Leader will confirm the following day’s arrangements as well as any specific information about the day’s activities the previous evening.

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

    If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian or gluten free, please notify the Reservations Department at the time of booking. We will endeavour to accommodate your needs. Once checked in, please speak to the Chef/ Maitre ‘D at dinner on your first night to reconfirm your requirements.

    DINING & DRINKING

    Breakfast: Served daily in the Riverside Dining Room from 7.30 am till 10.00 am.

    Dinner: Served daily in the Riverside Dining Room from 7.00 pm till 9.00 pm.

    Afternoon Tea: Served daily in the lounge of your choice or the gardens (advanced booking required).

    Bar: Open daily from 12.00 noon till 11.00 pm and at all times for hotel guests.

    DRESS CODE

    You may dress however you feel comfortable, whether it be casual, summery or smart, it’s up to you.

    ELECTRICITY

    The voltage is 220 volts. There are a limited number of adaptors available in the hotel, which can be provided upon request.

    EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

    In the unlikely event that an emergency should occur during your stay, we ask that you remain calm and follow the instructions of the staff. We request that as soon as you enter your room, you carefully read the safety instructions fixed on the inside of your hotel room door.

    END OF STAY QUESTIONNAIRE

    Your comments are important to us therefore, we ask that you fill in the questionnaire provided by your Tour Leader. We are always looking for ways to improve our holidays and in order to do this, we request some feedback from our guests.

    FIRE ALARM

    The hotel fire alarms are tested every Monday morning around 11.30 am. This is only a test and lasts approximately for one minute.

    GUESTS RETURNING LATE

    If you anticipate returning later than 11.00 pm, please notify Reception who will alert the porter to allow access, as for security reasons the front door will be locked.

    IRONING FACILITIES

    An iron and ironing board are provided within your room.

    LIFT

    There is no lift at the hotel.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Before you check out, please check your hotel room to ensure you do not leave anything behind. If you discover you have left any items behind, please contact Noble Caledonia directly. If we are able to recover your item(s) we will contact you to arrange delivery or collection, and any costs incurred will be at your own expense.

    MEDICINES

    If you have any medicines that need to be kept refrigerated, please contact Reception. Please note that by law the hotel is not allowed to dispense any medicine, even paracetamol.

    NEWS

    News channels are available on your TV in your hotel room.

    RECEPTION

    The Reception is open from 7.30 am to 11.00 pm. For assistance, please go to the Reception desk, or telephone from your room by dialling 0. Outside these hours, please contact the night porter by dialling 631.

    ROOM ACCOUNT

    All guests will have their own “room account” once credit card details have been given to Reception on arrival. This allows you to sign for any expenses and then settle your bill at the Reception Desk at the end of your stay. Prices are shown and charged in Pounds. Your room account can be paid by:

    • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express).

    • Cash (Pounds)

    ROOMS AND SUITES

    Each of the 33 rooms has been individually styled and all rooms feature comfortable beds, flat screen televisions, tea and coffee making facilities and superfast Wi-Fi. There are a number of room grades to choose from:

    Single Rooms: Ideally positioned for river gazing with views across the River Tweed, the single rooms are just right for the lone traveller and feature everything needed for a comfortable stay. They are located on the ground and first floors and the bathrooms feature a shower over bath.

    Classic Courtyard Rooms: Right in the heart of the house, the courtyard rooms are generously sized and charmingly decorated with king-sized beds and elegant period furniture. The rooms are located on the first floor. The bathrooms feature a shower over bath and the bed configuration is either twin or double.

    River View Rooms: Perfectly proportioned and complete with fine furnishings and antique furniture, these lovely ground floor rooms offer restorative views over the River Tweed. The bathrooms feature a shower over bath and the bed configuration is double.

    Classic River View Rooms: Enjoying views of the magnificent River Tweed, these rooms are ideally located for watching the world go by. With a little extra space for a few more luxuries, they offer super comfy king-sized beds, bespoke furnishings, fluffy robes and additional toiletries. The rooms are located on the ground and first floor. The bathrooms feature a shower over bath and the bed configuration is either twin or double.

    Orangery Rooms: Just a stone’s throw from the main hotel building, our newly refurbished Orangery provides the ultimate in secluded relaxation. With uninterrupted river views, king-sized beds and elegant interiors these rooms have that little extra wow factor. These rooms are located on the first floor. The bathrooms feature a shower over bath and the bed configuration is either twin or double.

    Principal Rooms: The four principal bedrooms are spacious and resplendent with original plasterwork, marble fireplaces and antique furnishings. With plenty of space for a few more luxurious features like a queen or king-sized bed, they offer all you need for a truly indulgent stay. These rooms are located on the first floor. The bathrooms feature a shower over bath or walk-in shower and the bed configuration is either twin or double.

    The Orangery Suite: This is the most luxurious room in the hotel complete with stunning views of the River Tweed. Spacious and sumptuous, the Orangery Suite has all you need for a luxurious break. A sleek, free-standing bath, a separate sitting area for relaxing and a statement king-sized bed for the perfect night’s rest. Located on the ground floor, it has a bath and a walk-in shower and a double bed configuration.

    SAFE

    Articles of value should be deposited with Reception where they will be placed in the safe and a receipt issued. The hotel cannot be held responsible for articles of value left in the rooms.

    TELEPHONE CALLS

    Calls to other rooms can be made free of charge by dialling 2 and the room number. If the room is one digit only please dial 20 and then the room number. You can make an external telephone call from your room. Lift the handset and press 9. Costs are available from Reception and charges are automatically billed to your room account.

    TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

    Reception – Dial 0 from any phone in the hotel.

    Night Porter (for emergencies) – Dial 631 from any phone in the hotel.

    TELEVISION

    All hotel rooms are equipped with a television.

    TOILETRIES

    All hotel rooms are supplied with the following complimentary amenities: • Shower gel • Hair shampoo • Soap • Shower caps • Tissues

    WAKE UP CALL

    Wake up calls can be requested through Reception.

    WATER

    Water from the taps in your room is safe to drink.

    WI-FI

    Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the rooms.

    PLEASE BE ADVISED: These details should be used as a guideline only. Information is subject to change.

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  • Your Room

    YOUR ROOM

    Each of the 33 rooms has been individually styled and all feature comfortable beds, flat screen televisions, tea and coffee making facilities and superfast Wi-Fi. There are a number of room grades to choose from:

    Single Rooms: Ideally positioned for river gazing with views across the River Tweed, the single rooms are just right for the lone traveller and filled with everything needed for a comfortable stay. They are located on the ground and first floors and the bathrooms feature a shower over bath.

    Classic Courtyard Rooms: Right in the heart of the house, the courtyard rooms are generously sized and charmingly decorated with king-sized beds and elegant period furniture. The rooms are located on the first floor. The bathrooms feature a shower over bath and the bed configuration is either twin or double.

    River View Rooms: Perfectly proportioned and complete with fine furnishings and antique furniture, these lovely ground floor rooms offer restorative views over the River Tweed. The bathrooms feature a shower over bath and the bed configuration is double.

    Classic River View Rooms: Enjoying views of the magnificent River Tweed, these rooms are ideally located for watching the world go by. With a little extra space for a few more luxuries, they offer super comfy king-sized beds, bespoke furnishings, fluffy robes and additional toiletries. The rooms are located on the ground and first floor. The bathrooms feature a shower over bath and the bed configuration is either twin or double.

    Orangery Rooms: Just a stone’s throw from the main hotel building, our newly refurbished Orangery provides the ultimate in secluded relaxation. With uninterrupted river views, king-sized beds and elegant interiors these rooms have that little extra wow factor for a special occasion or a romantic break. These rooms are located on the first floor. The bathrooms feature a shower over bath and the bed configuration is either twin or double.

    Principal Rooms: Our four principal bedrooms are spacious and resplendent with original plasterwork, marble fireplaces and antique furnishings. With plenty of space for a few more luxurious features like a queen or king-sized bed they offer all you need for a truly indulgent stay. These rooms are located on the first floor. The bathrooms feature a shower over bath or walk in shower and the bed configuration is either twin or double.

    The Orangery Suite: This is the most luxurious room in the hotel complete with stunning views of the River Tweed. Spacious and sumptuous, the Orangery Suite has all you need for a luxurious break. A sleek, free-standing bath in which to soak and sip champagne, a separate sitting area for relaxing and a statement king-sized bed for the perfect night’s rest. Located on the ground floor, it has a bath and a walk-in shower and a double bed configuration.

  • Hotel Directory

    Hotel Directory

    Click to download pdf

    Please find below further details pertaining to the hotel or click on the booklet to download. 

    Ednam House Hotel is situated in the heart of Kelso on the banks of the River Tweed and is the perfect spot from which to explore the Borders. The hotel combines the best of both worlds with a town centre location but with the luxury of three acres of riverside gardens. There are just 33 rooms, all individually styled with many offering magnificent river views. The Ednam was built in 1761 as a stately Georgian country house and its grand history is evident throughout: ornate plasterwork ceilings, carved doors, fireplaces and stonework crafted by the finest artisans. Now part of the Robert Parker collection of hotels, an ownership that believes that each hotel has its own unique qualities, the hotel has recently undergone refurbishment but has retained its stylish Georgian features and homely atmosphere.

    The Riverside Restaurant is under the direction of head chef Peter Carr who has worked with some of the UK’s leading chefs including Heston Blumenthal, and it was recently awarded a coveted AA Rosette. You can also expect a warm Scottish welcome in the hotel’s lounge bar. 

    ADDRESS

    Ednam House Hotel

    Bridge St

    Kelso TD5 7HT

    Tel: 01573 224168

    CHECK IN / CHECK OUT

    Check in time is from 3.00 pm and check out is by 11.00 am.

    COMMUNICATIONS

    If you wish to contact the hotel please call 01573 224168. There is a phone in your room, which has access to an outside line. You can make room-to-room calls free of charge (see section on Telephone Calls). You can contact the hotel by email at contact@ednamhouse.com. The rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    Your Tour Leader will confirm the following day’s arrangements as well as any specific information about the day’s activities the previous evening.

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

    If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian or gluten free, please notify the Reservations Department at the time of booking. We will endeavour to accommodate your needs. Once checked in, please speak to the Chef/ Maitre ‘D at dinner on your first night to reconfirm your requirements.

    DINING & DRINKING

    Breakfast: Served daily in the Riverside Dining Room from 7.30 am till 10.00 am.

    Dinner: Served daily in the Riverside Dining Room from 7.00 pm till 9.00 pm.

    Afternoon Tea: Served daily in the lounge of your choice or the gardens (advanced booking required).

    Bar: Open daily from 12.00 noon till 11.00 pm and at all times for hotel guests.

    DRESS CODE

    You may dress however you feel comfortable, whether it be casual, summery or smart, it’s up to you.

    ELECTRICITY

    The voltage is 220 volts. There are a limited number of adaptors available in the hotel, which can be provided upon request.

    EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

    In the unlikely event that an emergency should occur during your stay, we ask that you remain calm and follow the instructions of the staff. We request that as soon as you enter your room, you carefully read the safety instructions fixed on the inside of your hotel room door.

    END OF STAY QUESTIONNAIRE

    Your comments are important to us therefore, we ask that you fill in the questionnaire provided by your Tour Leader. We are always looking for ways to improve our holidays and in order to do this, we request some feedback from our guests.

    FIRE ALARM

    The hotel fire alarms are tested every Monday morning around 11.30 am. This is only a test and lasts approximately for one minute.

    GUESTS RETURNING LATE

    If you anticipate returning later than 11.00 pm, please notify Reception who will alert the porter to allow access, as for security reasons the front door will be locked.

    IRONING FACILITIES

    An iron and ironing board are provided within your room.

    LIFT

    There is no lift at the hotel.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Before you check out, please check your hotel room to ensure you do not leave anything behind. If you discover you have left any items behind, please contact Noble Caledonia directly. If we are able to recover your item(s) we will contact you to arrange delivery or collection, and any costs incurred will be at your own expense.

    MEDICINES

    If you have any medicines that need to be kept refrigerated, please contact Reception. Please note that by law the hotel is not allowed to dispense any medicine, even paracetamol.

    NEWS

    News channels are available on your TV in your hotel room.

    RECEPTION

    The Reception is open from 7.30 am to 11.00 pm. For assistance, please go to the Reception desk, or telephone from your room by dialling 0. Outside these hours, please contact the night porter by dialling 631.

    ROOM ACCOUNT

    All guests will have their own “room account” once credit card details have been given to Reception on arrival. This allows you to sign for any expenses and then settle your bill at the Reception Desk at the end of your stay. Prices are shown and charged in Pounds. Your room account can be paid by:

    • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express).

    • Cash (Pounds)

    ROOMS AND SUITES

    Each of the 33 rooms has been individually styled and all rooms feature comfortable beds, flat screen televisions, tea and coffee making facilities and superfast Wi-Fi. There are a number of room grades to choose from:

    Single Rooms: Ideally positioned for river gazing with views across the River Tweed, the single rooms are just right for the lone traveller and feature everything needed for a comfortable stay. They are located on the ground and first floors and the bathrooms feature a shower over bath.

    Classic Courtyard Rooms: Right in the heart of the house, the courtyard rooms are generously sized and charmingly decorated with king-sized beds and elegant period furniture. The rooms are located on the first floor. The bathrooms feature a shower over bath and the bed configuration is either twin or double.

    River View Rooms: Perfectly proportioned and complete with fine furnishings and antique furniture, these lovely ground floor rooms offer restorative views over the River Tweed. The bathrooms feature a shower over bath and the bed configuration is double.

    Classic River View Rooms: Enjoying views of the magnificent River Tweed, these rooms are ideally located for watching the world go by. With a little extra space for a few more luxuries, they offer super comfy king-sized beds, bespoke furnishings, fluffy robes and additional toiletries. The rooms are located on the ground and first floor. The bathrooms feature a shower over bath and the bed configuration is either twin or double.

    Orangery Rooms: Just a stone’s throw from the main hotel building, our newly refurbished Orangery provides the ultimate in secluded relaxation. With uninterrupted river views, king-sized beds and elegant interiors these rooms have that little extra wow factor. These rooms are located on the first floor. The bathrooms feature a shower over bath and the bed configuration is either twin or double.

    Principal Rooms: The four principal bedrooms are spacious and resplendent with original plasterwork, marble fireplaces and antique furnishings. With plenty of space for a few more luxurious features like a queen or king-sized bed, they offer all you need for a truly indulgent stay. These rooms are located on the first floor. The bathrooms feature a shower over bath or walk-in shower and the bed configuration is either twin or double.

    The Orangery Suite: This is the most luxurious room in the hotel complete with stunning views of the River Tweed. Spacious and sumptuous, the Orangery Suite has all you need for a luxurious break. A sleek, free-standing bath, a separate sitting area for relaxing and a statement king-sized bed for the perfect night’s rest. Located on the ground floor, it has a bath and a walk-in shower and a double bed configuration.

    SAFE

    Articles of value should be deposited with Reception where they will be placed in the safe and a receipt issued. The hotel cannot be held responsible for articles of value left in the rooms.

    TELEPHONE CALLS

    Calls to other rooms can be made free of charge by dialling 2 and the room number. If the room is one digit only please dial 20 and then the room number. You can make an external telephone call from your room. Lift the handset and press 9. Costs are available from Reception and charges are automatically billed to your room account.

    TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

    Reception – Dial 0 from any phone in the hotel.

    Night Porter (for emergencies) – Dial 631 from any phone in the hotel.

    TELEVISION

    All hotel rooms are equipped with a television.

    TOILETRIES

    All hotel rooms are supplied with the following complimentary amenities: • Shower gel • Hair shampoo • Soap • Shower caps • Tissues

    WAKE UP CALL

    Wake up calls can be requested through Reception.

    WATER

    Water from the taps in your room is safe to drink.

    WI-FI

    Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the rooms.

    PLEASE BE ADVISED: These details should be used as a guideline only. Information is subject to change.

Travelling with You

  • Chantal Cookson

    Chantal Cookson

    Chantal was born in Suffolk very near the sea and now lives in Northumberland where her husband farms and when possible, they go to their cottage in Suffolk.  Chantal has been associated with Noble Caledonia since the company was founded in 1991 and was part of the Expedition Team for many years on the MS Caledonian Star and has led tours, be it cruising or land, all over the world, including the Antarctic in 1999, aboard the Caledonian Star on her first voyage there and in 2017 was aboard the MS Island Sky on her first voyage to the Antarctic. Chantal’s initial experience of cruising was in British waters in 1991 when Noble Caledonia did the first cruise around the British Isles, which was a ground breaking voyage and led to a very successful and popular concept. Though her main job for over 25 years was working for Sotheby’s, she is now a Travel and Fine Art Consultant intertwining in her busy life still working periodically as part of the Noble Caledonia Expedition Team and also as a Tour Leader on Land Tours. From the Arctic to the Antarctica, South America to Australia, Africa, India, The Seychelles, Indonesian Islands and many other destinations including many times the West Coast of Scotland, she has been able to pursue her love of the oceans, zodiacing and photography. Chantal is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

    Chantal Cookson will be on the following tour dates: 23 to 28 June 2019
  • London Festival Opera

    London Festival Opera

    We are delighted to be joined by London Festival Opera on many of our tours and cruises. We have long been associated with London Festival Opera and each year our music themed cruises grow in popularity. London Festival Opera have achieved a considerable reputation for presenting opera in palaces, castles, country houses, theatres, concert halls, embassies and private homes and gardens. Recent engagements have been throughout the UK, Europe and as far afield as Barbados, Marrakech and Moscow.

    Particular attention is given to the design and quality of our costumes which are as authentic as possible. Whether it is a period evening dress, such as Regency or Victorian to enhance a gala performance or a full production, the costumes will be of the highest quality and style.

    Bringing together artists from the major British opera companies including the Royal Opera, English National Opera and Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the company has a considerable reputation and has appeared in some of the world's leading venues including as a guest company in one of the Italy's greatest opera houses, La Fenice in Venice.

    London Festival Opera will be on the following tour dates: 23 to 28 June 2019

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Tours 1 - 4 of 4

The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring

A six day tour to enjoy the cream of Cornish Gardens and the Music of London Festival Opera

Tresanton Hotel
Tresanton Hotel

Itinerary at a glance

  • St Mawes
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Lamorran House Garden / St Just in Roseland
  • Glendurgan Estate, Helford River
  • Caerhays Estate

From the Mountains to the Sea

Discover the Hidden Gardens of North Wales with Alan Mason & performances by London Festival Opera

Portmeirion
Portmeirion

Itinerary at a glance

  • Portmeirion, North Wales
  • Plas Cadnant & Plas Newydd
  • Portmeirion & Plas Tan y Bwlch
  • Nanhoron Estate & Plas Brondanw
  • Bodnant Garden & Bodygallen Hall
  • Llandudno

The Glorious Landscapes of Pembrokeshire

See some of the Loveliest Gardens of West Wales including performances by London Festival Opera

The Grove of Narberth
The Grove of Narberth

Itinerary at a glance

  • Swansea, Wales, UK
  • Aberglasney Garden
  • Picton Castle and Garden
  • St Davids / Dyffryn Fernant
  • Narberth / Manorbier / Saundersfoot

Island Hopping in the Hebrides - 2020

Explore the majestic beauty of the Hebrides aboard the Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova
Ocean Nova

Itinerary at a glance

  • Oban / Barra / Mingulay / St Kilda / Stonroway / Shiant / Loch Scavaig / Muck / Iona / Lunga / Colonsay / Islay/ Oban

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Tours 1 - 4 of 4

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