Turret Mansion House

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Sleeps: 24 Bedrooms: 11 Bathrooms: 9

Overview

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Turret Mansion House is a truly delightful, classic country house with views  across the stunning Scottish Borders countryside, yet only 26 miles from Edinburgh. This wonderful Baronial style country house, was once the former home of the Gladstone Family made famous by Prime Minister William Gladstone. Set in 10 acres of grounds the beautifully furnished home has a classic country house feel with a modern twist. The estate provides elegant surroundings with all the luxury and comfort of a stately home.

11 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms provide an ideal luxury retreat for family gatherings, weddings, parties and business dinners. A butler and housekeeper are available on request.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Turret Mansion House used to be a country house hotel, and some of the decor may not be to everyone's taste
  • No swimming pool or gym facilities

Property Features

Heritage Collection Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Wheelchair Access Games Room DVD

Previously the house was a country house hotel so all electrical facilities including piping hot water all day ensures the first class standard that is expected from a luxury country house. From the road the impressive entrance gates, a sweeping drive leads up to the house and the fully enclosed grounds, laid out to manicured lawn, woodland and paddock with stable.

11 beautifully decorated bedrooms with 9 bathrooms; fully equipped 36 ft kitchen with large dining table for informal meals. The aga, gas hob and smeg oven with log burning stove provide a warm cosy environment on those snowy days. Relaxing family room with Sky TV, DVD, large elegant formal lounge with open fire. The formal dining room comfortably sits up to 10 with open fire and stunning views over the Hartree Hills. An additional dining room with minstral gallery seats 20. The large gravelled drive can also be used for a marquee for even larger events.

The 10 acre private estate provides a chance to relax and unwind in a beautiful country setting, strolling around the grounds, playing croquet on the lawn or just having an open air BBQ and glass of champagne overlooking the fine views. The full size billiard room and music room with a full set of drum kit and piano will entertain children for hours.

Location

About the surrounding area of Turret Mansion House
Walk to Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
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The estate enjoys a superb rural position with fine southerly views. There are many walks in the area and the nearby Tweed cycleway, which follows the course of the river to Berwick, commences at Biggar. The market town of Biggar has a wide range of local shops, recreational facilities, schools and restaurants. There are also several golf courses within easy reach.

Despite its peaceful location, it is well placed for easy access to the M74 and routes to the South and North and the A702 to Edinburgh. Edinburgh is only 26 miles away (half an hour drive) Glasgow 32 miles, Peebles 17 miles.

Local activities include: Riding and pony trekking. Historic border towns such as Peebles. Scottish Textiles Museum. New Lanark. Fishing on Tweed and tributaries. Cycle the Tweed cycleway. Many golf courses. Edinburgh 26 miles.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Edinburgh

(31 miles)

Nearest Village Biggar

(1.5 miles)

Nearest Shop Biggar

(1.5 miles)

Nearest Restaurant Biggar

(1.5 miles)

Nearest Bar/Pub Biggar

(1.5 miles)

Nearest Golf Biggar Golf Club

(1.5 miles)

Nearest Town/City Edinburgh

(26 miles)

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 Teens

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Imagine hosting a sumptuous dinner in your very own country house. We have teamed up with an outstanding catering company to provide the ultimate in luxury dining for you and your guests. Whether it is a corporate, business or pleasure dining experience the meal will be tailored to you and your guests specific needs.

If you wish our butler and staff can be at your disposal to provide dinner and drinks service throughout the evening. You will also be served a fantastic traditional Scottish cooked breakfast for you and your guests the next morning. Prices start from £250 per person per night including dinner bed and breakfast.- minimum of 8 guests. All the luxury of a beautiful country house with your own staff to cater to all your needs.

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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

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit £500
Arrival time 2pm onwards
Departure time 12am
Pets welcome? Yes
Smoking Allowed? No
End of stay cleaning included? Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it.
Energy costs included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Yes

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2019 - Dec 16th 2019 £2,903 £4,355 £5,806 £7,258 £7,525
UK: Christmas & New Year - - £6,450 £6,987 £8,063
Jan 4th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 £2,903 £4,355 £5,806 £7,258 £7,525

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2019 - Dec 16th 2019 €3,198 €4,650 €6,101 €7,553 €8,291
UK: Christmas & New Year - - €7,107 €7,644 €8,883
Jan 4th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 €3,198 €4,650 €6,101 €7,553 €8,291

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2019 - Dec 16th 2019 $3,626 $5,078 $6,529 $7,981 $9,400
UK: Christmas & New Year - - $8,057 $8,594 $10,071
Jan 4th 2020 - Aug 26th 2020 $3,626 $5,078 $6,529 $7,981 $9,400

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


How long have you owned the property?

We have owned the house for 15 years we lived in it as our family home when our 3 kids were young and growing up - we had horses / sheep dogs/rabbits and cats and the children loved the huge grounds and the vast number of activities in the area. The first day we moved in we saw our middle child had drop her game boy and was  carrying the newly born lambs around the front paddock. It is such a beautiful relaxing house with the most fantastic views.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
As soon as we stepped through the impressive entrance into the front hall we looked up and saw the stunning gallery , with stained glass ceiling called  the rose gallery- it is now used as our dining hall seating up to 24 for dinner.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?  
The house was once owned by the gladstone family later made famous by prime minister - william gladstone- George Orwell author stayed in the house in 1946 and is the chosen venue for the orwell society reunion in 2019.

Do you have a favourite room in the property?   
My favourite room is the formal lounge - it is an extremely grand but very relaxing room with a gorgeous mantle piece with open fire and large comfortable sofas.


For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do? 
Visit the biggar museum/ puppet theatre and alk the local hills
Really eat?
Have a chef prepared dinner fully catered by our excellent staff at Toftcombs serving champagne and canapés in our gorgeous formal lounge.
    
What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?  
Get Tescos to deliver all your groceries ahead of your arrival  or sit back and let our butler service take care of all your dining needs.

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Reviews

  • Isaac the Butler

    Posted by Anonymous Guest on 16/07/2010

    And that brings me to Isaac. (THE BUTLER) who really did help make the weekend, his manners were impeccable and the service we got from him from the moment we arrived until we left was absolutely spot on. I have never been force fed so much bacon, eggs, blackpudding, haggis, beans and it goes on, in my life. We went to bed fairly late with Isaac still serving us drinks, and woke up to a clean house and the smell of breakfast and coffee. He was always suitably dressed, with a smile on his face and helped out with anything we needed, a thoroughly nice chap and great at his job. The caterers were excellent and produced very good food with us barely noticing they had even arrived.

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