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Timeless Castle

Chateau with 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms in Galawater and Lauderdale, Scotland

From £4,273 per week

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Chateau to rent in Galawater and Lauderdale, Scotland

The flamboyant South Wing offers luxurious, private accommodation comprising of a series of five lavish yet cosy apartments. 
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  • Chateau
  • Sleeps 16
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • WiFi

Chateau overview - owner's description

The flamboyant South Wing offers luxurious, private accommodation comprising of a series of five lavish yet cosy apartments.
There is a selection of one, two- and three-bedroom apartments which can either be taken individually or all together for guests travelling in tandem, extended families or groups. Each apartment has a kitchen and sitting room meaning that guests can either cater for themselves or chose to be catered for by the staff.
The castle's award-winning caterers can provide sumptuous menus in one of the new spaces within the castle such as the State Dining Room or the Vaulted Cellars - the best of the hotel experience within a private rental set-up! Groups that take all the apartments are automatically given the Victorian Kitchens as a communal dining space which features the original range and vaulted ceilings. It can comfortably seat 18 guests on a large central table.

The wider castle is open to day visitors who can marvel at 17th-century Dunsterfield plasterwork ceilings - some of the finest in Europe, the bedroom where Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed and the magnificent State Rooms with one of the country's most extensive family portrait collections. Day visitors are only permitted in the castle Sunday-Thursday between May and October which means that out with these times you can have exclusive use of the castle and chose to dine in the State Rooms or the rustic and atmospheric Vaulted Cellars.

Immaculately executed, the apartments offer airy, gorgeously decorated accommodation with breath-taking views across rolling parkland. They feature original castle features such as fireplaces, ornate and antique furnishings, oil paintings and irresistibly tactile fabrics - whether these be silk printed cushions or warm tartans with a nod to the local industry.

There are other additional experiences available upon request such as an exclusive guided tour of the castle by a member of the Maitland family, whisky or wine tasting, food hampers or spa treatments to ensure your stay is as relaxed as possible. It is even possible to organise activities such as a Highland Games for your guests! To supplement their stay, guests can also book one of the State Rooms or rustic Vaulted Cellars for a special dinner or event.

While the castle apartments have been restored in graceful recognition of their surroundings, they offer every contemporary comfort for families and groups providing a “home from home” experience - beautiful and majestic within a 'movie-set' backdrop! This lavish and extravagant home creates a dreamy silhouette, its delicate spires and towers fused with a sense of history and theatrical brilliance which has been passed through the generations.

Timeless Castle is situated in the tranquil countryside in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders, close to the winding River Leader. Visitors can enjoy acres of parkland and woodland and use the castle as a base from which to explore this beautiful part of Scotland.

Features

The castle comprises of 4 private apartments that offer 8 en-suite bedroom, accomodating up to 16 guests. The apartments can either be taken individually or by a group accommodating up to 16 guests. For groups, the castle's recently restored atmospheric Victorian Kitchen can be used for communal dining. It features the castle's original range - last used during the Second World War - as well as an impressive vaulted ceiling.
Apartment 1 | Maitland
This luxury two-bedroom apartment off the castle's cobbled courtyard sleeps, four people. With its private access and exceptional views of the parkland, those staying in the Maitland Apartment can enjoy a relaxed castle stay. The apartment has been recently created in the South Wing in an area of Timeless Castle that was once the old laundries.

Apartment 2 | Lauderdale
There is a relaxed, neutral palette throughout the living area and generous bathroom in this one-bedroom apartment. The large bedroom has been finished in the striking blues and greens of the Maitland tartan as worn by the Maitland clan.

Apartment 3 | The Earl & Countess's Rooms
This apartment has three bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms and is in what was once the castle's nurseries. This apartment offers beautiful views over the parkland and boasts impressive portraits of the castle's former residents.

Apartment 4 | Glenburnie
This one-bedroom apartment is named after the moorland behind this castle as well as Glenburnie, the horse which was bred by the Maitland family and became European Champion in three-day eventing. The apartment features an original kitchen range in the open-plan kitchen/sitting room and a light an airy bedroom.
Apartment 5 | The Sculleries
Formerly the sculleries for the main castle, this part of the South Wing has been beautifully transformed into a high-end one-bedroom apartment. Accessed from the mezzanine of the castle's Cobbled Courtyard, guests look out over the castle gardens to the rear with double-height windows throughout. The traditional flagstone floor in the hallway is a reminder of the apartment's past, as is the authentic mangle which has been repurposed into a beautiful hallstand.

Dining
Guests will have access to the Victoria Kitchen which can seat up to 18 guests, so the whole party can dine together.
Fine Dining at Timeless Castle
Groups may wish to dine in the castle's State Rooms lined with one of the largest and complete collections of family portraits. Our award-winning caterers can design the perfect menu for you and your guests. Please contact us for further information - prices are available upon request.

For private dining we have the following spaces available for groups staying in the apartments:
- State Dining Room - £1000 per 24-hours venue hire
- State Dining Room and State Drawing Room - £1800 per 24-hours venue hire

Location

Timeless Castle is nestled close to the river Leader, just outside the pretty market town of Lauder. Lauder is on the western edge of the Lammermuir Hills, only thirty-five minutes south of Edinburgh. Keen walkers will be delighted to discover the Southern Upland Way crosses the estate.

This bustling town has an attractive centre and ample historical interest. One of the best ways to discover the town and learn about local history is to explore the Lauder Town Trail. This fascinating town trail is approximately two kilometres long and takes about an hour to complete.
The Scottish Borders are rich with history, offering a glut of stately homes, castles and historical sights. Priorwood Garden is cared for by the National Trust for Scotland and provides a lovely walled garden in the ancient precinct of Melrose Abbey - ideal for a picnic or a stroll in the summer months. Mellerstain House and Gardens is voted one of Britain's best stately homes by the Telegraph and offers terrific, sedate gardens and tea rooms.

Worth a visit, Abbotsford is the ancestral home of Sir Walter Scott, nineteenth-century novelist and poet.

For golfers, The Lauder golf course has a nine-hole course with beautiful views.

Whether it be walking or cycling, this region is rich with opportunity, while Liamar Horse Hire is a small family-run business offering waggon rides from the village of Pencaitland in East Lothian, or keen equestrians will find multiple stables for trekking and riding.

The Scottish Borders are known for their textiles; the region offers tours of local mills, where visitors can observe the production of the gorgeous tartans and tweeds that the region is famous worldwide for, and will be able to pick up an excellently priced souvenir!

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Updated 15 November 2019

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  • 16 November 2019 - 15 November 2022: the minimum stay is 3 nights.

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    £1,000.00 per booking, paid locally

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8 bedrooms, Sleeps 16

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8 bathrooms

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Internet / WiFi

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