Whitchester Christian Guest House And Retreat


Borthaugh, Hawick, Roxburghshire, TD9 7LN

    Whitchester provides a place of rest and refreshment with a Christian ethos and functions both as a guest house and retreat centre.

    This refurbished Victorian country house, with its peaceful ambience, is set in 3 acres of landscaped garden and woodland just a 10 minute drive from the centre of Hawick. It is an ideal base to take time apart from the busyness of life, explore the beauty of the surrounding countryside and enjoy simply being. With a woodland and richly flowered garden to explore in the summer and a cosy log fire in the winter, both house and grounds are tailored to provide you space to relax.


    With daily chapel services and the option of led retreat reflections on request, we also seek to provide space for those specifically wanting space to reflect and pray.

    We have three ground floor rooms with facilities suitable for those with disabilities (e.g. walk in showers).

    Where possible we use home grown and local produce for our varied menu. Vegetarian options are available and we are happy to cater for more specialised diets with prior notice.


    For a more energetic holiday, there are plenty of walks in the local area and mountain biking routes at the nearby Craik Forest, or a little further afield at Glentress. The historic houses and Abbeys of the borders are easily accessible by car and if the tide time are suitable it is possible to have a day visit on Lindesfarne. 


    3 Guest House
    Ancestral Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    1st floor Double/Twin
    £44.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    1st Floor Single
    £44.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    2nd Floor Double/Twin
    £40.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    2nd/Ground Floor Single
    £40.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Buccleugh Suite
    £50.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Roxburgh Suite
    £46.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Twin Annex rooms
    £44.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)

    Discounts available for 2 or more nights stays. Group bookings available, please call for details.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Seasonal Breaks


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Room Service Available


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement


    • Breakfast Available
    • Dairy Free
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Gluten Free
    • Lunch Available
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Restaurant
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Bath Ensuite
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Payphones Available
    • Private Bathroom
    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Shower
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Towels Provided
    • WC EnSuite
    • Wash Hand Basin

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Indoor Recreational Facilities Assorted Board Games in Living Room/Conservatory, Library on 1st Floor
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities Assortment of Garden games (croquet, tennis rackets & balls)
    • TV Lounge
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Hawick Tourist Information centre follow directions for the A7 southbound in the Carlisle direction. From the A7 southbound take a right turn two miles south of Hawick onto the B711. Whitchester is approx 350 yards along the B711 on the right hand side just as the road bears round to the left.

    Getting there by railway:- From Edinburgh Railway Station (55 miles). Bus link to Hawick Town Centre (bus stop by the Horse monument or Morrisons) - service 95. Guests can be met at either stop by arrangement. From Carlisle (40 miles) bus link to Hawick guests should ask for the request stop at Martins Bridge (2 miles before Hawick) - service X95.

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to a public toilet
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance


    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • WCs in bathrooms fitted with handrails available
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • level entry shower
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest
    • There are separate shower units:
      • fitted with support handrails
      • fixed shower seats or shower chairs provided

    General Questions

    • Services for guests with hearing impairments :
      • emergency call system with flashing lights (if fire alarm is activated)
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room
    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    Accommodation Special Offer

    Full Board package deal


    Continental breakfast, light lunch, light afternoon tea, 2 course dinner (no choice).

     Two night minimum stay, £48pppn.


    Note: under this deal there is no room choice, unless for health or similar reasons. However, space permitting, we will endeavour to give you your preferred room.

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