An exquisite stately home for grand group breaks, built around a 16th century tower and nestled on a sprawling estate in the Scottish Borders, with direct access to a shimmering stretch of the River Tweed.
  • Sleeps: 23
  • Bedrooms: 11
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Ideal for special celebrations with all of your favourite people (and four-legged friends!) in tow, Bemersyde House sleeps up to 23 guests in grandly historic surroundings.

Not only does part of the 12,000-acre Bemersyde Estate sit within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but the house itself is built around a magnificent 16th century tower. Oh, and as lords and ladies of the manor, you’ll also enjoy direct access to a stretch of the River Tweed, and your own private viewing spot of the Eildon Hills. (Could you imagine a setting more lovely… or indeed, a setting more Insta-worthy?)

You’ll feel like the VIPs you are, as you make your entrance onto the sweeping driveway and through the solid wooden door, straight into the front hall. With its gorgeous wood-burning stove, this is an ideal room to catch up and reconnect with guests as they arrive.

Then it’s on to exploring the house in all its breath-taking glory!  Owned by the same family for over 800 years, there’s something new to discover in almost every glance, from the luxurious furnishings to the fascinating artwork lining the walls.

Accommodation is divided across the main house and its East Wing, with two spectacular drawing rooms and a games room meaning there’ll be plenty of room for everyone to stretch out, relax, and enjoy themselves just as they like.

Facing the sunrise, the welcoming morning room is an ideal place for everyone to get together over breakfast, while the elegant dining room provides a grand setting for celebratory banquets… whipped up in your choice of kitchens!

Generously spread across three floors, choosing your favourite of the 11 themed bedrooms available may take you some time. Though the captivating tower bedroom is the jewel in the crown; perfect for romantic couples with its downy four-poster bed and wood-burning stove.

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At a glance

  • A grand, imposing manor house set within a stunning 12,000-acre estate, part of which is set within a designated AONB in the Scottish Borders, just 6 miles from the town of Melrose.
  • The house sleeps up to 23 guests in 11 bedrooms, with accommodation divided across the main house and its East Wing.
  • There is plenty of space for everybody to stretch out and relax in, with the morning room ideal for a communal breakfast, and an elegant dining room for grand group banquets.
  • Explore the extensive grounds, which affords access to a stretch of the River Tweed. Salmon fishing lessons can be arranged with the knowledgeable ghillie on request.
  • There is a tennis court and croquet lawn on the estate, along with many scenic, wildlife-steeped river walks.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Large Groups


Historic manor house, sleeps 23 guests. Main house, ground floor: drawing room with Smart TV and open fire, dining room with wood-burning stove, kitchen with gas range and oven, electric ceramic hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, larder with fridge freezer/chest freezer, 2 WCs, separate kitchen, kingsize bedroom with TV and electric stove, shower room.  First floor: drawing room with open fire, morning room with wood-burning stove, 2 superking bedrooms, 1 kingsize room, 1 vaulted kingsize room with four-poster bed and wood-burning stove, 1 single room, bathroom with WC and washbasin, shower room with WC and wash basin.  Second floor: games room with table tennis, snooker table, TV and DVD player, 1 kingsize room with wood-burning stove, 1 kingsize room with electric stove, room with 4 single beds, bathroom with WC and washbasin, shower room with WC and wash basin.  East Wing, ground floor: lounge/diner with TV and open fire, kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, WC.  First floor: kingsize bedroom, twin or superking bedroom, shower room with WC and wash basin.  Outside: extensive grounds with sitting areas, gardens, tennis court, croquet lawn, kitchen garden, access to a stretch of the River Tweed, view of Eildon Hills

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, picnic spots, wildlife-watching, historic sites, fishing, boat trips, golf, shops, pubs, restaurants

More information

The remaining rooms each feature a kingsize or superking bed, with one single room, and a fun ‘sleepover’-style room with four single beds… meaning everybody will be well catered-for.

Those who prefer a little extra privacy will appreciate the self-contained East Wing, with its two bedrooms (a kingsize and a twin or superking) and its own entrance, kitchen, lounge with open fire, and shower room.

Once you’ve settled in, why not take a turn around the spectacular grounds, with their ancient whispering trees – one of which is over 800 years old! – tennis court and croquet lawn, and mesmerising river and garden walks.

Salmon fishing can be arranged with the knowledgeable ghillie, and fresh fruit and vegetables can be plucked from the garden on request… meaning that even though the town of Melrose is just a few miles away, you may not have to leave your wonderful country estate at all… since everything you’ll need is right at your fingertips.

Things to note

Two well-behaved dogs are also welcome to stay, at an additional charge. Other pets may be considered on request.

Where you'll be staying

Near Melrose, Scottish Borders

What the guests of Bemersyde House say

“A truly beautiful house in a perfect setting. We have loved every minute.”

“The most incredible week. We came to spend time as a family during half-term and wound up immersing ourselves in the history of art and beautiful landscape. Margaret has looked after us superbly.”

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