Five-star style and luxury, unrivalled peace and privacy and stunning country surroundings offer a unique Scottish castle experience
For a holiday or short break brimming with good times and unforgettable memories, then the five-star Aikwood Tower in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders is the place for you. This really is the perfect antidote to modern living - there's no better place to revive your batteries or host a get-together of family and friends.
Built in the 1540s, the striking Grade A-listed tower house is full of authentic medieval castle charm – from the spiral staircase that winds its way through the heart of the building to the enormous crackling fire in the Great Hall. Now fitted with all the amenities of a 21st century home, the exclusive use self-catered venue has five en-suite bedrooms (sleeping up to 12 guests) and four reception rooms - ample room for relaxing and socialising. No guest has ever failed to have the most restful, cosy night’s sleep in the stunningly comfortable Duxiana beds!
There are four double bedrooms in the main tower, with the Master Bedroom the highlight, and a fifth in the extended wing. All rooms except one can be presented as twins, with the room in the extended wing able to accommodate two z-beds, for family purposes. Travel cots can also be provided.
The lower floor of the open-plan byre provides excellent function space for weddings, business meetings, celebratory dinners and other activities.
The south-west facing walled garden is a true delight. Whether soaking up the sun on the terrace, playing croquet on the lawn or picking apples from the orchard trees, the garden is a magical place to enjoy. It is also a secure environment for little ones to experience camping out under the stars.
Whether you are looking for peace, calm and to be left alone to enjoy your stay under self-catered terms or wish to be waited upon with fine food and drink, the Aikwood Tower team is on hand to meet your needs with upmost discretion and efficiency.
Just an hour’s drive from the north of England or south of Edinburgh and settled amongst the stunning rolling hills of the Ettrick Forest, Aikwood Tower is easily accessible by car, train and air. Transfers can be arranged for all guests.
The former home of Lord David Steel, this is the ideal base to explore all the Scottish Borders has to offer - a rich range of activities for all age groups; cross-country walking, mountain biking, horse-riding, clay-pigeon shooting, archery, fishing, golf and there are a number of charming towns, historical sites and artistic events to explore.