Timeless Castle

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Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 8

Overview

Pets Welcome

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.

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What you should know…

  • The wider estate is open for public visits during summer months, comprising guided tours, bustling tea room and busy gift shop, as well as public access to the grounds; the South Wing, however, is solely for resident visitors

Property Features

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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.

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

About the surrounding area of Timeless Castle
<1hr to Airport
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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!

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Edinburgh Airport

(55.6 km)

Nearest Train Station Stow

(10 km)

Nearest Village Lauder

(1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Black Bull

(1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Golden Bannock

(1 km)

Nearest Golf Lauder Golf Club

(2 km)

Nearest Supermarket Asda Galashiels Superstore

(17.5 km)

Nearest Supermarket Co-op (Convenience store )

(1.7 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

Children are very welcome at Timeless Castle. We can provide travel cots, cots and highchairs for our younger guests and there is also a play park close to the apartments within the grounds.

Children can also visit the castle’s original nurseries with its extensive collection of Victorian and Edwardian toys - many of them belonging to the children who have lived at the castle. The Borders have lots of things for children to see and do.

Many of the local attractions have children’s programs such as Paxton House, Bowhill and Edinburgh Castle and the local towns have lots of special places for small people. Watch out for ‘Pot-A-Doodle Do’ near Berwick, the Donkey Sanctuary near Melrose and the opportunity to monkey around swinging between the trees at the Go Ape near Pebbles.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport

Services Available

  • Catering Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Fine dining in one of the castle’s State Rooms with the castle’s award-winning caterers
  • All guests who stay in the accommodation enjoy a complimentary visit to the castle, but a private guided tour of the castle by a member of the Maitland family is also available
  • A number of experiences are available at the castle, for example, a bagpiper’s welcome, whisky or wine tasting - even traditional Highland games activities!

Fine Dining

All groups will have access to the Victoria Kitchen which can seat up to 18 guests, so the whole party can dine together.

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

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State Dining Room

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
- Exclusive private tour with a member of the Maitland family - £180
- Spa Treatments in the room – From £150 for 2-hours
- Breakfast Hamper - £13.50 (suitable for up to 4 people
- Fruit and Veg Hamper - £10.50
- Flowers – From £25

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

*** Please note no external caters can be hired at the Castle. All catering must be arranged through Timeless Castle***

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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

*** Please note no external caters can be hired at the Castle. All catering must be arranged through Timeless Castle***

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

Security deposit £1000 paid directly to the property owner prior to arrival. It is refundable provided no damage, loss or additional cleaning occurs during your stay.
Arrival time 4.00 pm
Departure time 10.00 am
Energy costs included? Yes
Heating costs included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Yes
Pets welcome? Pets are welcome
Smoking Allowed? No smoking inside the house
Minimum stay 3 nights minimum stay

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 22nd 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £4,056 £4,597 £5,137 £5,408
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £3,717 £4,213 £4,708 £4,956
Sep 28th 2019 - Oct 12th 2019 £3,379 £3,829 £4,280 £4,505
Oct 12th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 £3,717 £4,213 £4,708 £4,956
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £3,092 £3,505 £3,917 £4,123
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 £4,310 £4,884 £5,459 £5,746
Jan 3rd 2020 - Mar 21st 2020 £3,092 £3,505 £3,917 £4,123
Mar 21st 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 £3,379 £3,829 £4,280 £4,505
Apr 11th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 £4,056 £4,597 £5,137 £5,408
May 2nd 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £3,379 £3,829 £4,280 £4,505
May 23rd 2020 - May 30th 2020 £4,056 £4,597 £5,137 £5,408
May 30th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 £3,717 £4,213 £4,708 £4,956
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £4,056 £4,597 £5,137 £5,408
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £3,717 £4,213 £4,708 £4,956
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 10th 2020 £3,379 £3,829 £4,280 £4,505
Oct 10th 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 £3,717 £4,213 £4,708 £4,956
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £3,092 £3,505 £3,917 £4,123
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 1st 2021 £4,310 £4,884 £5,459 £5,746
Jan 1st 2021 - Jan 22nd 2021 £3,092 £3,505 £3,917 £4,123

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 22nd 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €4,328 €4,869 €5,409 €5,770
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €3,967 €4,462 €4,958 €5,289
Sep 28th 2019 - Oct 12th 2019 €3,605 €4,056 €4,506 €4,807
Oct 12th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 €3,967 €4,462 €4,958 €5,289
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €3,300 €3,712 €4,124 €4,400
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 €4,599 €5,173 €5,748 €6,132
Jan 3rd 2020 - Mar 21st 2020 €3,300 €3,712 €4,124 €4,400
Mar 21st 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 €3,605 €4,056 €4,506 €4,807
Apr 11th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 €4,328 €4,869 €5,409 €5,770
May 2nd 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €3,605 €4,056 €4,506 €4,807
May 23rd 2020 - May 30th 2020 €4,328 €4,869 €5,409 €5,770
May 30th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 €3,967 €4,462 €4,958 €5,289
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €4,328 €4,869 €5,409 €5,770
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €3,967 €4,462 €4,958 €5,289
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 10th 2020 €3,605 €4,056 €4,506 €4,807
Oct 10th 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 €3,967 €4,462 €4,958 €5,289
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €3,300 €3,712 €4,124 €4,400
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 1st 2021 €4,599 €5,173 €5,748 €6,132
Jan 1st 2021 - Jan 22nd 2021 €3,300 €3,712 €4,124 €4,400

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 22nd 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $4,852 $5,393 $5,934 $6,470
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $4,447 $4,943 $5,438 $5,929
Sep 28th 2019 - Oct 12th 2019 $4,042 $4,492 $4,943 $5,389
Oct 12th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 $4,447 $4,943 $5,438 $5,929
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $3,700 $4,112 $4,524 $4,933
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 $5,156 $5,731 $6,305 $6,875
Jan 3rd 2020 - Mar 21st 2020 $3,700 $4,112 $4,524 $4,933
Mar 21st 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 $4,042 $4,492 $4,943 $5,389
Apr 11th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 $4,852 $5,393 $5,934 $6,470
May 2nd 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $4,042 $4,492 $4,943 $5,389
May 23rd 2020 - May 30th 2020 $4,852 $5,393 $5,934 $6,470
May 30th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 $4,447 $4,943 $5,438 $5,929
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $4,852 $5,393 $5,934 $6,470
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $4,447 $4,943 $5,438 $5,929
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 10th 2020 $4,042 $4,492 $4,943 $5,389
Oct 10th 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 $4,447 $4,943 $5,438 $5,929
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $3,700 $4,112 $4,524 $4,933
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 1st 2021 $5,156 $5,731 $6,305 $6,875
Jan 1st 2021 - Jan 22nd 2021 $3,700 $4,112 $4,524 $4,933

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

Reviews

  • Beautiful setting!

    Created on 08/11/2018

    It’s in a beautiful setting - so quiet and peaceful and everybody very friendly.

  • Perfect in all its aspects!

    Created on 26/10/2018

    Everything was really perfect and we enjoyed our stay very much. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. All in all it was such a good atmosphere and we would love to come back

  • Dream castle!

    Created on 11/09/2018

    I couldn't think of a more exciting place to stay, we secretly pretended it was our castle!

  • Great experience!

    Created on 16/08/2018

    It was a long journey but as soon as we came through the gates and saw the Castle it was all worth it!

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