Langton Castle

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Sleeps: 26 Bedrooms: 12 Bathrooms: 12

Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed

Welcome to Langton Castle. The castle has belonged to the same family for almost 600 years. The present house was built in 1785 and incorporates the walls of a much older castle.

Today the castle remains a private family house, available for exclusive fully serviced weekend, mid-week or weekly rentals. Restored and continually maintained to the highest standard, every original feature is retained, and can be appreciated as intended. All of the modern comforts that one would expect are successfully incorporated without detracting from the character of the house and the relaxed atmosphere which visitors continually comment upon and enjoy so much.

Please enquire for Christmas and New Year rates.

Please note that there are additional cottages that can be rented within the grounds of the castle. There are 4 self catering cottages (to sleep 2, 2, 4 and 6 guests respectively) that can be hired in conjunction with the castle for large groups of up to 42.

For groups of more than 26, where there will be additional 'day' guests for an event, the prices increase to £9,100 for a 2 night weekend from April through to October, and £7,700 for a 2 night weekend from November through to March

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What you should know…

  • It's only an hour from the centre of Edinburgh – so fairly easy to organise a mini bus or whatever to transfer you in and out...

Property Features

Heritage Collection Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Games Room Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Conference Facilities Caretaker/Owner on Site Waterfront

Having arrived at the covered porch you enter the stone flagged Stair Hall. Twin stone staircases converge at an Ionic portico that opens onto the Gallery. The Dining Room has a great twenty-four seat oak table. It was actually constructed in the room in 1897 and has been here ever since. In the evening dinner can be held lit by candles before the log fire, and if the other tables in the room are used, up to 50 guests can comfortably be seated to dine.

The Drawing Room is the same size as the Dining Room, and with its many comfortable chairs and sofas, as well as a baby grand piano, provides an elegant setting for an evening beside the fire. The Morning Room is in the East wing. An oval room, it has bay windows looking east down the lime avenue across the fertile farmland of the Tweed Valley to the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland.

Beyond the Morning Room lies the Ballroom. This magnificent room is the largest in the castle. It has two great crystal chandeliers and can be used for wedding ceremonies, receptions, dances or seminars. Up to 92 guests can comfortably be seated to dinner using our own banqueting chairs and tables. There is also a Billiard room with full size table.

The castle has 14 bedrooms (including the 2 single bedrooms located in the turrets), all completely individual with original period furnishing. Guests are always struck by the size of each room and their huge windows with distant views. There are eight bedrooms on the second floor and one on the third, with three further principal bedrooms on the ground floor. Of these, nine have en suite bath or shower rooms, and all have their own basin. Two have octagonal turret rooms for children. On the second floor there are also two shower rooms.

All of the bedrooms are heated, spacious and comfortably furnished. If required, there are also two single bedrooms in the dining room and drawing room turrets. These are elegant octagonal rooms, but due to their distance from a bathroom these are not considered to be principal bedrooms.

Location

About the surrounding area of Langton Castle
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Langton Castle is one mile South East of Duns in the eastern Scottish Borders, probably the most accessible part of rural Scotland. The castle stands at the end of a smooth 500 yard private drive in an area of beautifully maintained woodland and grass parks, with distant views to the Cheviot hills. The location is completely rural - there is absolutely no traffic noise and your privacy is assured.

The dramatic cliffs, coves and castles of the coast are fifteen miles to the East, whilst two miles to the North the rich farmland of the Tweed valley changes abruptly to the moorland landscape of the Lammermuir Hills.

The Scottish Borders and Northumberland are rich in historic towns, castles and houses to visit, and this rural setting is packed with opportunities for activities such as cycling, walking, golf, shooting and fishing.

Should you choose to stay at the castle, there is a billiard room or croquet on the lawn during the summer. In the grass park, anything from a clay pigeon shoot to a full Highland Games can be arranged.

Any activity suitable for the castle or grounds can be arranged. Bands and pipers may be hired and the ballroom is an excellent place to hold a ceilidh, or any other dancing. There is a billiard room with full-size table and table tennis. Outside, anything from an informal game of croquet on the lawn to clay pigeon shooting to a full Highland Games can be held.

Should you choose to venture away from the castle, the Scottish Borders offer endless opportunity for walking, cycling and historic sights. The castle is also within easy reach of many excellent golf courses (Duns course is only 2 miles away), historic towns, country houses and castles. In season, excellent shooting and fishing is available locally by arrangement.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Edinburgh

(91-100 km)

Nearest Ferry port Rosyth

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Duns

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Berwick-upon-Tweed

(21-25 km)

Nearest Restaurant Duns

(2 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Duns

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Eyemouth

(21-25 km)

Nearest Golf Duns

(3 km)

Region

Ah, bonnie Scotland! A wild and beautiful part of the world, where you can explore the rugged highlands or enjoy the colour and vibrancy of cultural capitals like Edinburgh and Glasgow.

But how do you know you’re getting the very best out of your trip? That’s where we come in. If you’ve had a browse through our range of luxury cottages and castles in Scotland, you’ll know there’s some great places to stay, but to find all the great things to do, see and eat you’ll need our handy Scotland travel guide  – so read on and enjoy! 

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Langton Castle makes the perfect venue for those looking for a unique celebration. The impressive castle makes a truly magnificent backdrop for your special day and for the photographs you will treasure forever.

Wedding Reception
A reception with up to 150 people in a barn on-site. Alternatively, smaller receptions of up to 90 people can be accommodated inside the castle or in the cart shed. A standing buffet reception or drinks can take place in the castle, in the gardens or in the barn’s courtyard. Dancing could continue in the barns for up to 150 people or inside the castle ballroom for up to 90 with music playing until midnight.
 
Wedding Ceremony
A ceremony could be hosted on the lawns of the castle, in the barn courtyard or on one of the barns for up to 150 people. Up to 90 could have the ceremony in the ballroom inside the castle. The property is fully-licenced for legal marriage ceremonies.

Where to Stay
Up to 26 guests can sleep at the castle. Nearby, there is accommodation in the estate cottages (up to 42 people). It is also easy to accommodate up to 150 more guests using local self-catering accommodation, hotels and B&Bs within a 10-minute drive. The owners can supply details of local transportation firms.

Wedding Planning
The venue provides full planning help and event managing on the day. The client may also provide their own planner. The venue can provide suppliers for all event needs.

Catering
The venue has a range of six firms for couples to choose from for the event catering.

Other information

Events in the barns to end by midnight. Event fees depend on season and guest number. Extra fees apply for use of the barn areas.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

Please note no in house catering is available at the Castle however the owners are happy to suggest approved caterers to organise informal dinners.

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit 20% of rental and catering price. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 pm
Departure time Before 11.00 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? Only in estate cottages.
Changeover day Any day of the week.
End of stay cleaning included? Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
Insurance 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.

Rental Rates

Please note: All rates below are subject to 20% UK VAT

Prices based on an occupancy of 26 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 24th 2019 - Jun 28th 2019 £7,525 £10,213 £12,900 £15,588 £20,963
Jun 28th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £8,600 £11,288 £13,975 £16,663 £22,038
Aug 31st 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 £7,525 £10,213 £12,900 £15,588 £20,963
Jan 3rd 2020 - Jun 26th 2020 £7,525 £10,213 £12,900 £15,588 £20,963
Jun 26th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £8,600 £11,288 £13,975 £16,663 £22,038
Aug 29th 2020 - Dec 25th 2020 £7,525 £10,213 £12,900 £15,588 £20,963

Prices based on an occupancy of 26 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 24th 2019 - Jun 28th 2019 €8,065 €10,752 €13,440 €16,127 €22,465
Jun 28th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €9,217 €11,904 €14,592 €17,279 €23,617
Aug 31st 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 €8,065 €10,752 €13,440 €16,127 €22,465
Jan 3rd 2020 - Jun 26th 2020 €8,065 €10,752 €13,440 €16,127 €22,465
Jun 26th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €9,217 €11,904 €14,592 €17,279 €23,617
Aug 29th 2020 - Dec 25th 2020 €8,065 €10,752 €13,440 €16,127 €22,465

Prices based on an occupancy of 26 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 24th 2019 - Jun 28th 2019 $9,179 $11,867 $14,554 $17,242 $25,570
Jun 28th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $10,490 $13,178 $15,865 $18,553 $26,881
Aug 31st 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 $9,179 $11,867 $14,554 $17,242 $25,570
Jan 3rd 2020 - Jun 26th 2020 $9,179 $11,867 $14,554 $17,242 $25,570
Jun 26th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $10,490 $13,178 $15,865 $18,553 $26,881
Aug 29th 2020 - Dec 25th 2020 $9,179 $11,867 $14,554 $17,242 $25,570

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

Property Owner
Cat

How long have you owned the property?
More than 20 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The property has been in the Home family since the 15th century – with the land no doubt obtained through strong arm tactics – and has a romantic history that includes Flodden and a mention in Sir Walter Scott's famous epic poem, The Lay of the Last Minstrel.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Given the history of the castle – from its early days as a fortified tower house to its 18th century redesign by Robert Adam – there are many interesting tales. It the early years they often included bloodshed but things are a lot calmer around here now. We specialise in hosting weddings and parties and these days we like to think of ourselves as lovers rather than fighters.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Shhhhh… top secret.

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
The one that springs to mind is a request for frozen brussel sprouts to be served at breakfast time. It was for a Japanese bride who loved them and couldn't get them in Japan. She ate most of a bag so she was obviously quite keen!

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

Fish on the Tweed, shoot in the local area, walk the Southern Upland way or along the coast, golf at one of the many local courses

Really eat?
Local seafood from Eyemouth and the surrounding coast – be it fish and chips or lobster

Really see?
Manderston House has a silver-plated staircase and the world's largest collection of Huntley & Palmer biscuit tins. It is less than a mile from Wedderburn.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Autumn is very beautiful due to the number of mature trees on the estate. The drawing room has a breathtaking chimney piece sculpted by Piranesi which makes sitting watching the fire in this room in the colder months particularly enjoyable.

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Reviews

  • Incredible

    Posted by Anonymous Guest on 25/11/2011

    The venue and service has been incredible, and the food too!

  • Amazing wedding

    Posted by Sarah & Graeme Troy on 19/08/2010

    We cannot thank you enough for the amazing wedding that you gave us. We have been overwhelmed with the amount of praise from our guests as they say it was the best wedding they have ever been to. The help with the organization of the wedding the run up to it was exceptional. The food was outstanding... the staff very friendly, helpful and professional the whole weekend and it was lovely having David around and helping out. The castle is kept to an exceptional standard, very clean and a delight to stay in. We were hoping that it was going to be the best day of our lives and it exceeded all our expectations. Thank you so very much. The castle and the owners will always be incredibly special to us.

  • Perfect wedding

    Posted by James & Gemma Sheffield, UK on 14/08/2010

    A perfect wedding in every way. Amazing food, fantastic location... Our wedding day will be something we will never forget. Amazing!! Thank you to David and all the staff.

  • Absolutely delightful!

    Posted by Y & CB on 14/08/2010

    You've got it so right! Very chic, warm decor. Friendly, welcoming staff. Absolutely delightful!

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