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Roxburghe Estates

Near Kelso, The Scottish Borders

Roxburghe Estates is a progressive agricultural and sporting estate covering over 50,000 acres of the Scottish Borders, the centre being the impressive Floors Castle, Kelso, the home of the 10th Duke of Roxburghe and his family.

Roxburghe Estates is arguably one of the finest sporting estates in Scotland.

Owned by the Duke of Roxburghe, the Estate includes two of the most renowned beats on the River Tweed - the Lower Floors directly below Floors Castle and Upper Floors, one mile upstream.

Our moors at Byrecleugh and Rawburn offer some of the best and most consistent grouse shooting available in Scotland. At Floors, we offer individual days pheasant shooting which includes our signature riverside drives. Guns lunch in a private dining room in the Castle.
We offer a wide variety of sport including salmon fishing on the River Tweed, the most prolific river in Europe, grouse shooting on our two moors in Lammermuirs and pheasant shooting in the Park around Floors Castle.

All sporting parties are able to package the sport with overnight accommodation in the beautiful country house - The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course.

Set in the beautiful Scottish Borders, this unique hotel with 22 bedrooms, a championship golf course and the full range of sporting pursuits on the Roxburghe Estates, offers a getaway destination little more than an hour’s drive from both Edinburgh and Newcastle.

The bedrooms, many of which feature four poster beds and some with log fires, represent an aristocratic retreat coupled with award winning dining, roaring fires and the best in luxury and service. A labour of love by the Duke of Roxburghe, it is the personal touches that make the Roxburghe so special. From the furnishings, books and paintings from the Duke’s own home, to his selection of fine wines and his influence on the accommodation and impeccable standards of service, the hotel is a true home from home with character and individuality throughout.

Sport Offered

Shooting - Red Grouse - August 12th - December 10th

Shooting - Pheasant - October 1st - February 1st

Shooting - Partridge - September 1st - February 1st

Shooting - Duck and Geese - Duck September 1st - January 31st

Shooting - Clay Pigeon

Fishing - Atlantic Salmon - Upper & Lower Floors on River Tweed. Sunlaws & Upper Roxburgh on River Teviot. Salmon fishing – 1st Feb to 30th Nov

Other Field Sports - Clay Pigeon Shooting

Our hotel is both relaxed and friendly, while offering the best in luxurious comfort. With 22 bedrooms, 16 in the main house and a further 6 rooms in the courtyard, there are options to suit any requirement. Three easy access rooms are based on the ground floor and the courtyard rooms offer family flexibility and the option to have dogs in the bedrooms – popular with many of our country sports visitors.

Our accommodation includes Classic, Deluxe, Feature Four Poster and 2 Suites. All rooms are en suite with towelling robes and Aaron aromatics toiletries, and some rooms have log fires. They are all fully equipped with flatscreen TV, ipod stations, wifi and a selection of books, plus hospitality tray. A dram of Roxburghe Blend awaits guests staying in our Suites and Four Poster Rooms

The original master bedroom of the house, the Bowmont Suite is luxurious, spacious and overlooks the lawns of the hotel. With sofas set beside the open log fire, this is a wonderful space to relax and afternoon tea can be served in the room. The suite also has many other original features and a bathroom that includes the original wooden bench seat toilet that has been restored.

Designed on three levels and set in the Courtyard's clock tower, this suite includes a sitting room with sofa bed on the ground floor and a staircase leading up to the four poster bedroom. A few steps lead to a separate dressing room and bathroom.

Many of the rooms in the hotel have fourposter beds and some have log fires. A gorgeous and romantic option, the four posters are the perfect location for breakfast in bed or an afternoon’s snooze.

The deluxe rooms provide an extra level of space and comfort. With lovely views, additions such as comfortable chairs, sumptuous decoration and little touches such as a selection of books, these are hotel rooms at their best.

All our hotel rooms come equipped with flatscreen TV, ipod stations and wifi. Comfortable beds, ensuite bathrooms and hospitality trays featuring locally baked biscuits, our classic rooms are all you need for a perfect stay.

Rooms in the courtyard are more modern in their styling and feature state of the art bathrooms and the privacy of being a short walk from the hotel. Dog lovers can house their pets in these rooms and they retain a comfortable and relaxed feel.

We offer flexibility for families. We can offer cots and small beds in rooms where families wish to share, or three of our courtyard rooms are adjoining, to create a private suite. The Woodside Suite has a sofa bed and split level accommodation for additional privacy. If you let the reception team know of any family requirements when you book, we will do what we can to accommodate your needs. Little people are of course welcome in the dining room for breakfast and lunch and we offer more relaxed lunches and high tea in the Library for families who wish to dine together.

The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course and The Centre of Excellence.
We can offer a range of activities such as the following:
Beauty/Spa Treatments
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Hawk Walk
Owl Encounter
3 Day Falconry Course
Fly Fishing Tuition
Golf on our own Championship Golf Course
Golf Clinic
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Mountain Biking
Woodland Walks
Visit to Floors Castle
Horse Riding

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Contact Information
Contact Name Victoria Roddie
Address Roxburghe Estates Office

Telephone Click to see Number01573 227663
Nearest Train Berwick upon Tweed
Nearest Airport Edinburgh/Newcastle
Provider Information
Size of Ground 55,000 acres
Number of Staff 3 hill keepers, 1 low ground keeper. 4 full-time ghillies on Tweed. 1 self-employed ghillie for Teviot
Beginners Yes
Accommodation The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course
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