Cringletie is a historic 28 acre estate dating back to the 1660's, comprising a Baronial Castle hotel of 13 rooms, a 2 bedroom guest cottage, a fine dining restaurant and extensive landscaped grounds, of which the original Walled Garden is the centrepiece. Located in a rural setting just 3 miles from the Royal Burgh of Peebles and a 35 minute drive from Edinburgh. 

  • Nearest Transport
  • Peebles Town Centre - 3 miles, 5 minutes
  • Edinburgh International Airport - 20 miles, 35 minutes
  • Glasgow Airport - 70 miles, 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Nearest Attractions
  • Moy Mackay Gallery - 3 miles, 5 minutes
  • Cocoa Black - 3 miles, 5 minutes
  • Traquair House - 9.5 miles, 15 minutes
  • Rosslyn Chapel - 13 miles, 20 minutes
  • Famously Hawick - 34 miles, 1 hour

5 Reasons to Stay

  1. A stylish intimate country house with emphasis on highly personalised, friendly service
  2. A focus on food with a 2 AA Rosette fine dining restaurant
  3. A historic estate of 28 acres of landscaped grounds, close to Scotland's capital Edinburgh
  4. An ideal location from which to explore the history and attractions of The Borders and Southern Scotland
  5. Guest recognition with weekly drinks parties, welcome & farewell treats

About the Hotel

Cringletie is accessed by an uphill tree-lined driveway through woodland from the A703 and is set in manicured grounds, of which the Walled Garden is the central feature. Farmland surrounds the hill-top estate which enjoys views down the valley toward Peebles and across rolling hills.

There are extensive country walks in the area, as well as the Nature Historical Trail on the estate itself; outdoor furniture is provided in the Walled Garden and across the estate.


Guest rooms in the hotel are individually decorated and range from a small Turret Room, Classic, Luxury and Junior Suites, each category distinguished by size.

The premier room is the Selkirk Suite with separate sitting room and large en-suite bathroom with a double-ended jacuzzi whirlpool bath, separate jacuzzi shower and wall mounted TV. 

The guest cottage, Ardean, is located away from the main hotel and features 2 bedrooms, each with its own en-suite, fully fitted kitchen and sitting room. The cottage has an outside furnished deck with hot tub in an enclosed garden area. Ardean is also available on a self-catering basis. 


The 2 AA Rossette Sutherland Restaurant offers fine dining with daily changing menus celebrating local produce, including some from the estate's own Walled Garden. A 7-course tasting menu with matching wines is also available on Sunday nights. An informal menu supplements lunch Monday to Saturday and a traditional Sunday lunch features Tweed Valley Beef carved by chefs from a trolley at the table.

Afternoon Tea, including a selection of homemade savouries, is served daily in the Maguire Lounge or Conservatory, both with extensive views of the gardens and surrounding hills.

Luxury picnic hampers are available during summer months and may be taken in the Conservatory, Walled Garden or indeed anywhere on the estate; hampers may also be taken off the estate.


Sir Alexander Murray of Black Barony obtained a Crown charter of the lands in 1666 and had a house built for his second eldest son. This was the first Cringletie House. Two centuries later the house had fallen into disrepair and its then owner, Brigadier General James Wolfe Murray, decided to replace it with the present house. 

It was designed by the famous Scottish architect, David Bryce (1803 - 1876) who is responsible for many landmark buildings across Scotland. With numerous features of Bryce's work, such as the distinctive small towers at the corners of the top floor, the house was completed in 1863.

In 1904 Elizabeth Wolfe-Murray married Sir George Henry Sutherland, who subsequently assumed ownership of the estate. To commemorate the marriage an artist was commissioned to paint the ceiling in the drawing room. Based on an Italian painting and personalised to include the monogram of the couple, GES, this artwork has been restored and now forms the centrepiece of the Sutherland Restaurant.

The Sutherlands left Cringletie in 1962 following the death of Lt-Col Arthur Sutherland. Recently introduced death duties prompted the sale of the estate. In November of that year the Ashdale Land & Property Company bought the entire estate, then comprising about 319 acres and subsequently split it into 11 lots. Three of these lots - comprising the house, woodland, Walled Garden and back field, 28 acres in all - were acquired by Dr George Morris of Edinburgh in 1963 for use as a nursing home.

Dr Morris sold the estate in 1967 when it first became a hotel. In 1971, during the ownership of the Maguire family, the historic significance of the house was recognised by Historic Scotland when it was granted Grade B listed status. Shortly after that the Walled Garden was also listed.

Extensive upgrading was undertaken from 2003 by then owners Jacob & Johanna van Houdt, who operated it until sale to the present owner, Cross Hotels Limited, in 2019.


Cross Hotels Limited is owned by ex-pat New Zealander, Bill Cross and his English wife Ann. Bill has spent many years in hotel operations and hotel property consulting and brokerage; his industry qualifications include attendance at the School of Hotel & Restaurant Administration at Cornell University in upstate New York. Ann has a degree in hotel management from the William Blue Hotel School in Sydney, Australia. 


Hotel Details

At a Glance
  • Check-in time: 3pm
  • Check-out time: 11am
  • 15 rooms and suites
  • Premier Selkirk Suite
  • Ardean Guest Cottage
In-room Services:
  • Room service menu
  • Nightly turndown
  • In-room massages
  • Arran toiletries
  • Luxury bathrobes
  • Hairdryers
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing boards
  • Smart TV
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Hospitality trays with homemade treats and complimentary whisky
  • 2 AA Rosette restaurant
  • Cocktail bar and whisky bar
  • Conservatory
  • Afternoon Tea
  • In-house whisky and wine tastings
Diner Information
  • The Sutherland Restaurant offers fine dining with daily changing menus celebrating local produce, including some from the estate's own Walled Garden
  • Beverages are served in The Bar, with a selection of more than 50 whiskies, the Garden Room, Maguire Lounge or Conservatory
  • Luxury picnic hampers are available during summer months and may be taken in the Conservatory, Walled Garden or indeed anywhere on the estate; hampers may also be taken off the estate
Afternoon Tea
  • Served daily between 2.30pm - 5.00pm in the Maguire Lounge and Conservatory
  • Offering a selection of homemade savouries
  • 28 acres of extensive grounds, including woodland and the Walled Garden
  • Helicopter landing pad
  • Limousine hire and taxi service by arrangement
  • Exclusive use for corporate and private events
  • Boardroom style conference and private dining facilities
  • Outdoor seating


  • Outdoor chess
  • Croquet lawn
  • Putting golf
  • Boules
  • Butler Bell service in lounges
  • Dogs welcome in most bedrooms, the Garden Room Bar and Conservatory


  • Free highspeed Wi-Fi throughout
  • Free parking with Tesla charging point
  • In-room massage available by appointment
  • Concierge services, including the arrangement of activities on & off the estate, further bookings, local advice & recommendations
  • Dawyck Botanical Gardens. Located in the hills outside Peebles, it has one of Scotland's finest tree collections including on of Britain's oldest trees dating back to 1680.
  • The Secret Herb Garden. Plant nursery and home to the Fhior Garden Café, Old Curiosity Distillery, and Root to Market shop. Nestled within a beautiful seven-acre lot the Garden cultivates and nurtures its own botanicals and produce, presented in unique ways.


  • Neidpath Castle Walk. A 4 mile circular walk from Peebles town centre, along River Tweed and past Neidpath Castle.
  • Mountain biking. Glentress & Innerleithen - both near Peebles - are part of the 7stanes world class mountain biking centres that span the south of Scotland.


  • The Great Tapestry of Scotland in Galashiels. A brand new attraction 21 miles, 35 minutes away, this is one of the world's largest tapestries featuring 12,000 years of Scottish history in 160 hand-stitched panels created by 1,000 stitchers. 
Main Contact

Cringletie House Hotel
Edinburgh Road
EH45 8PL

01721 725 750