We are John & Sylvia Matthews. Following many years spent in corporate positions in international hospitality we returned to Scotland in 2015 with a dream to recreate something truly exceptional.

Since taking ownership of beautiful Windlestraw we have dedicated ourselves to creating a genuinely unique experience in the Scottish Borders;  a place to escape, unwind and be pampered in luxurious comfort, enjoying exceptional cuisine and very personal service.

We also wanted to restore the splendour of this magnificent Edwardian mansion and gardens respecting her unique position in the social fabric of Walkerburn and the Tweed Valley while building for the future. We are passionate about our dream and with your support its becoming a reality.