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Scott Tower

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Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hawick chateau / country house description

Scott Tower is different to most castles and country houses in Scotland, its charm lies in its intimacy. Entering via the walled garden and west door, Scott Tower��s endearing quirks of architecture and craftsmanship are immediately apparent as the Kerry-handed (left turning) spiral staircase lies before you.

The Great Hall, with roaring fire and luxurious furnishings, provides a comfortable and informal atmosphere for guests to relax. Meal time conversations swirl around the vaulted ceiling of the dining room and kitchen. A small reading study with panelled ceiling offers tranquillity and a place read.

A good night's rest is an important wellbeing ingredient, which is why all Scott Tower bedrooms have Duxiana beds, the most technologically advanced sleep system in the world. There are four double bedrooms in the main tower, with the Master Bedroom the highlight, and a fifth in the extending byre.

The lower floor of the open-plan byre provides ample function space for small wedding receptions, business meetings, celebratory dinners and other activities. The upper floor is where modern-day excesses can be found - TV, DVD, business facilities each with relaxing lounge seating. Complimentary internet access is available throughout Scott Tower.

The south-west facing walled garden is a true delight. Whether soaking up the sun on the terrace, playing croquet on the lawn or picking apples from the orchard trees, the garden is a magical place to enjoy. It is also a secure environment for little ones to experience camping out under the stars.

The exceptional sixteenth century Scott Tower has been lovingly renovated to accommodate up to ten overnight guests in authentic, relaxing and comfortable surroundings.

Every castle has its own Great Hall, and while Scott Tower is modest in size, it is as warm and beautiful as any in the land. Dominated by its rare jogged lintel fireplace with unusual stonemason's markings, the Great Hall is the central room for converging with other guests and whittling away a fine evening of laughter, storytelling and debate.

With exquisite furnishings, plush textures, animal skins on the stone floor and a large basket of logs to keep the fire going, guests are thrust into a magical space to enjoy lively nights and create new memories.

While fellow guests may be busying themselves in the Great Hall, kitchen, garden or elsewhere, the Laird's Study provides the perfect space for enjoying a good book. The library of political biographies has been personally chosen by Lord Steel as examples of inspiring thinking and focus upon leaders of great will and determination.

Whether it’s your day’s catch or fine beef from the local award-winning butcher, Scott Tower’s fully equipped kitchen and dining room is a fabulous place to prepare and enjoy the finest ingredients from the Larder of Britain.

The kitchen comes complete with AGA for self-catering guests to prepare their own meals, is in the vaulted ground floor of the tower. When guests are seated at the burr-oak dining table, conversation begins swirling around and contentment soon breeds.

An array of cookbooks is available for guests to create fantastic meals. A few classic recipes of Mrs Gladys Prickle, who entertained almost every day in this room, are certainly worth consideration.

The gallery situated above the laich hall is housed in the old byre extension to the main tower building. Thought to be almost as old as the tower itself, it is where the trappings of modern living can be found ensuring everyone’s entertained, no matter the weather.

With digital TV, DVD player and comfortable furniture to laze around on, kicking back to watch a late night film after a day in the great outdoors is a great way to unwind. There is also a desk, with laptop, for anyone needing to succumb to the necessities of modern day life. The gallery also houses a small bar for the mixologists among guests to shake up a fine martini or pour a warming dram.

The Laich Hall is named after the ancient Scots word for lower hall provides fun and games aplenty for houseguests and an inspiring function space for other events. From giant jenga to table tennis and monopoly to twister there is a mix of delightful pastimes to keep even the most competitive of guests busy. Pianists are welcome to jump on the ivory keys of the upright piano and keep the household entertained.

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Property Type

  • 4 story
  • Chateau / Country House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Suitability

      • Children Welcome
      • Events Allowed

      Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

        ...moreless

      • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

        ...moreless

      Other Amenities

          • Amenities: - Internet. - Wedding Venue. - TV/DVD. - Garden.

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • DVD Player
          • Books

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Historic
          • Luxury

          Attractions

          • Forests
          • Restaurants

          Leisure Activities

          • Walking
          • Horseback Riding
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing

          Location Type

          • Rural
          • Village

          sports and adventure activities

          • Cycling
          • Hiking
          • Golf
          • Mountain Biking
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing

          breakfast meal type

              • Booking Possible

              catering options

                  • Catering Available

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      dinner meal type

                          • Booking Possible

                          General

                          • Living Room
                          • Internet
                          • Fireplace

                          Kitchen

                          • Kitchen
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Oven
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Dishes & Utensils

                          lunch meal type

                              • Booking Possible

                              Outside

                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                   

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Rental rates quoted in: £
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  July to August
                                  Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £1,615 £1,615
                                  £3,800
                                  September
                                  Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £1,339 £1,339
                                  £3,150
                                  October
                                  Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £1,339 £1,339
                                  £3,150
                                  November to Christmas
                                  Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £1,044 £1,044
                                  £2,400
                                  Christmas to New Years
                                  Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £1,044 £1,044
                                  £3,847
                                  January to March
                                  Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £1,044 £1,044
                                  £2,400
                                  April
                                  Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £1,615 £1,615
                                  £3,800
                                  May
                                  May 1 - May 31, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £1,339 £1,339
                                  £3,150
                                  June
                                  Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £1,615 £1,615
                                  £3,800
                                  July to August
                                  Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £1,615 £1,615
                                  £3,800
                                  September
                                  Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £1,339 £1,339
                                  £3,150
                                  October
                                  Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £1,339 £1,339
                                  £3,150
                                  November to Christmas
                                  Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £1,044 £1,044
                                  £2,400
                                  Christmas to New Years
                                  Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2016
                                  2 night min stay
                                  £1,044 £1,044
                                  £4,329

                                  Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (£) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.


                                  Additional information about rental rates:

                                  Guide Price: £2450 - £3800 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for a week). Short Breaks: £1925 to £3001 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for 2 nights). Midweek stays from £550 per night (minimum 2 nights), Weekly stays are Friday to Friday. Please enquire for details. Weekend bookings are for three nights, Friday to Monday. Security deposit: £500 deposit required at the time of booking.
                                  Terms: - Midweek stays from £550 per night (minimum 2 nights), Weekly stays are Friday to Friday. Please enquire for details. - Weekend bookings are for three nights, Friday to Monday. - Arrival time: 4pm onwards. - Departure time: 10am. - Pets: Please enquire. - Smoking: No smoking in the property. - It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
                                  Services upon request at additional cost: - We can recommend local caterers who are available to make the most sumptuous dinner on your behalf. - Full Scottish Breakfast £14 pp. - Lunch from £16 pp. - Dinner from £55 pp.

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                                  Last updated: 07/29/2014
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                                  Location

                                  50 Miles
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Edinburgh Airport

                                  Scott Tower is located 40 miles south of Edinburgh in the heart of the Ettrick Forest and offers some of the finest shooting and fishing in Scotland, among many other leisure activities.

                                  Scott Tower is truly blessed by its location. With Shooting Times regularly listing the neighbouring Bowhill Estate pheasant shoot as one of the country???s Top 10, and the River Tweed with its legendary salmon fishing flowing nearby, country sports enthusiasts will be in their element.

                                  The rolling hills and woodland trails of the Ettrick and Yarrow valleys are perfect for walking, mountain biking or horse riding, and their rivers ideal for kayaking. Maps and suggested trails are available to help you navigate around the countryside, as are local guides who can point out the rich diversity of flora, fauna and wildlife, including the majestic ospreys that have recently returned to the region.

                                  Just 30 minutes away is the mountain biking Mecca of Glentress Forest, the UK's leading mountain biking centre with its wide variety of trails and challenging downhill runs.

                                  The fantastic championship golf courses of Roxburghe (woodland course) and Cardrona (woodland/parkland course) are both nearby while tennis courts are just a 5 minute drive away.

                                  If you would like a personal yoga session or soothing massage to ease away the day's exertions, local practitioners are available to come to Scott Tower and can be arranged if required.

                                  Rich and varied in its history and culture, the Scottish Borders has much to explore, from Melrose Abbey to Samye Ling Bhuddist temple and the local towns' summer common riding festivities to rugby Sevens tournaments. With Edinburgh just an hour's drive away, a formidable array of city delights is within easy striking distance.

                                   

                                  Manager info

                                  About: Simply Chateau was set up in 2003 after two old school chums enjoyed a fantastic holiday with friends in a French chateau in the Dordogne. Oliver & Ravi, the two directors of the company, were amazed at what terrific value these stunning chateau rentals represented and decided to spread the word. Soon after the website www.simplychateau.com was born. Today we deliver a wide range of luxury villas, private chateau and charming farmhouses throughout France, Italy, Spain, the UK and the Caribbean. We have something for everyone from charming manor houses representing great value for money to fully catered & serviced luxury chateau, all handpicked and chosen with care. Bookings are made direct with the owner of your chosen property to guarantee you get the best booking price available.

                                  Why Hawick:
                                  At Simply Chateau we only work with the very best rental properties on the market. All of our properties have been handpicked and we take our customer feedback extremely seriously. We operate a ‘three strikes and you’re out??? policy - that is to say if we have 3 negative reviews relating to any of our properties we cease to advertise it. We have properties to suit every taste and budget, all chosen with care by our expert team for their unique character, fantastic features and stunning countryside locations.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                                  Free Concierge Service: As luxury rental specialists we have all the experience in the world helping each and every one of our customers find the most suitable property for their dream holiday. All you need to do is provide us with the details of what you imagine your dream holiday to be, and we'll find the perfect property for you. We can make sure that every arrangement is planned to perfection and each element of your holiday has been refined. Transfers, catering, maid service, tours and activities can all be prearranged to your specific requirements. 100% Financial Guarantee: We realize that financial protection is an important consideration when choosing a holiday company so to ensure you have complete peace of mind we are bonded members of ABTA. Lowest Price Guarantee: Simply Chateau ‘simply’ processes the bookings and credit card payments on the property owner’s behalf. The owners themselves set the rates so you know you are getting the best available rental rate when you book. Avoid Internet Scams: Each and every property listed on our website has been checked to make sure that it actually exists. This ensures that you do not become a victim of an internet scam as can happen through an ordinary listing website.


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                                  Speaks: french, italian, spanish, english

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                                  £1,044 - £1,615 per night (GBP)
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                                  5 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 10

                                  View calendar: Updated 07/29/14
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                                  Speaks: french, italian, spanish, english
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