What a thrill to be awarded ' Independent owned Hotel of the Year Scotland' at the recent CIS awards.  We were up against some truly remarkable competition and we are surprised and delighted to take away the award on the night. We are only a short way into our Journey of establishing Windlestraw as a truly unique experience and to be regarded as the best in any category is very encouraging. Its even more pleasing to win at National level and draw attention to the wonderful and often overlooked Borders region. We remain a small team and we have much work to do so thank you all for your continued support! 



    29 March 2017

    As promised we continue year on year to improve our guest experience and we have not been idle during the recent winter break. We took the opportunity to upgrade and refurbish public areas and bedrooms. We are especially pleased with the new look McIntosh, she is certainly looking ' Grand' and, as you would expect from us, contains a wee surprise! 



    28 March 2017

    Delighted to share John & Ruths very special day. A blooming beautiful Bride and rather handsome Groom were perfect together! We wish them both years and years of happiness! What a truly lovely way to start the new season.

  • Break for the Borders!

    Break for the Borders!

    29 March 2016

    The Scottish Borders are the perfect place to relax unwind and refresh body and soul.Why not treat yourself to a wee break combining the invigorating beauty and fresh air of the hills and valleys with the pampering of fine food and hospitality at Windlestraw.

  • The Journey Continues

    The Journey Continues

    01 January 2016

    Happy New Year to all our friends! A new year and the journey continues!

    We are delighted with the welcome we have received since moving to The Borders early last year and to the very positive responses from our wonderful guests [friends] to the 'wee tweeks' we have made to the Windlestraw experience. We will continue to make every effort to ensure your visit as memorable as possible , be it Stay, Dine or Unwind. This will include the completion of two new bathrooms prior to the new seasons beginning on March 1st. We are getting excited about the year ahead and are looking forward to making new friends and welcoming past friends back. See you soon!

  • A warm welcome awaits!

    A warm welcome awaits!

    03 September 2015

    Its hard to believe that our Windlestraw journey only started in May, we have already shared so many wonderful moments with our lovely guests. Its been a great few summer months and we are delighted with the positive responses. Today we officially enter the Autumn season and we are really looking forward to the produce and menu options that nature and the wonderful Borders provides us! So lets not worry that the days are shorter or the air a little chilly, lets enjoy Autumn!

    Come share some lovely seasonal cuisine followed by a wee dram by the open fire.


  • Sweetness and light

    Sweetness and light

    12 June 2015

    As children we got broken honeycomb as a treat, so we decided to share these sweet memories with our guests. Chocolate, Honeycomb and Raspberry. What could be nicer on a warm summer’s evening?

  • Growing...


    03 June 2015

    Built in 1906 the Greenhouse may need a little TLC but the first residents are already in (thanks for the tomatoes Robin!) alongside the inherited peppermint. I couldn't resist a taking a few shots of the garden as I strolled back through the rockery.

  • Season's eatings

    Season's eatings

    09 July 2015

    Hairy berry yummy in my belly! Nature just keeps on giving and here at Windlestraw we delight in each season’s bounty. These plump gooseberries will be making their way into a home-baked pie very soon.

  • Berry nice

    Berry nice

    16 July 2015

    Summer has well and truly arrived at Windlestraw! 2015 is shaping up to be a good year for Scottish strawberries – they taste fruity with a hint of heather and a slightness of peat. Try some when you visit…

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Every guest’s stay at Windlestraw contributes directly to our charitable projects. A percentage will go towards Children of the Mountain, a non-profit organisation we set up in 2009 to support the poorest children in rural Nepal, providing them with opportunities through education and personal development.