Skirling House in the romantic borders of Scotland was specially built in 1908 for Lord Gibson Carmichael, art collector, Governor of Bengal and friend of author John Buchan. Bob and Isobel Hunter have equipped the house with all the facilities you could want for a wonderful time in the country, while retaining many of the original unique and whimsical features including wrought ironwork by Thomas Hadden and the Drawing Rooms 16th Century Florentine hand carved ceiling. It is conveniently located for visiting both Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Accomodation comprises three ensuite bedrooms, one conveniently situated on the ground floor, each with colour TV, direct dial phone and coffee and tea making facilities. The set dinner menu changes nightly and makes use of the plentiful fresh local produce including game, farm cheeses, soft fruit and fish. Skirling House is a member of the Taste of Scotland scheme. A handpicked wine list offers an interesting selection at a range of prices.
Skirlings convenient location made its green the site of medieval horse fairs and it is still ideally located for trips to the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and to Dumfries & Galloway. Closer to hand are the Borders Region and The Clyde Valley. In the Borders there are castles, abbeys, stately homes and museums to visit, close at hand in the Clyde Valley Robert Owens New Lanark, nominated as a world heritage site.
If your preferences run to shopping the area is rich in crafts and artists and of course the Borders is a region famed for its knitwear and tweeds for sale in mills and shops. For the more energetic there is golf, riding, cycling and miles of beautiful walks. And of course The River Tweed and its many tributaries provide some of the best fishing in Scotland.