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Equestrian holidays offer a different and liberating way to enjoy the countryside. The Scottish borders are renowned for being Scotland’s horse country; Cringletie hotel is ideally located for guests to enjoy this area’s natural beauty. Cringletie House offers budding and skilled equestrians an unmissable opportunity to experience this stunning Border scenery on horseback

Located near Peebles, just 30 minutes south of Edinburgh, Cringletie House is a former Scottish Baronial castle. Accommodation includes12 individually designed bedrooms, one luxurious suite and a beautiful self-catering cottage. The magnificent hotel offers breath-taking views of the striking Scottish countryside. Cringletie House is set in 28 acres of land, which includes a walled garden, woodland and a paddock perfect for horses.

Accommodation for your horse

Whether staying for a night, a quick stop off or longer, Cringletie House offers an abundance of horse-friendly accommodation. Excellent local riding and trekking centres, easy-to-follow routes and handy tips are also provided to get visitors started. The hotel offers a fresh approach, with new routes, guided rides, simple directions and advice on parking and where to stop for refreshments. Guests can choose to stable their horses at a neighbouring farm or use the hotel’s own paddock. Alternatively they can accommodate them at southern Scotland’s leading equestrian centre, Kailzie Equestrian Centre, where all horses are guaranteed a very special welcome.

Guests keeping their horses in the day paddock can watch their horse from the warmth and luxury of the hotel and benefit from ample parking. The hotel also welcomes well-behaved dogs and has a children’s play area and a selection of outdoor games. Alternatively the neighbouring farm, two minutes’ walk from the hotel offers brand new, purpose-built stables and a small turnout paddock. Kailzie Equestrian Centre is a well-established centre just a short drive from the hotel. As well as full security and hygiene, the centre offers full livery, lessons and guided rides.

Equestrian knowledge and expertise

The hotel’s team of knowledgeable and expert staff are on hand to help organise the perfect equestrian holiday. For those that prefer to make their own plans, Cringletie’s website has a wealth of useful information. Additionally, the Southern Upland Partnership has just announced an exciting new tourist initiative to develop a network of facilities including 300 miles of dramatic off-road trails. With LEADER funding and backing from Scottish Enterprise, the British Horse Society (National and Borders), Scottish Borders Council, Forestry Commission Scotland, Future Hawick, Buccleuch Estates LTD and Energise Galashiels, the initiative will cater for both long and short-stay visitor options in this area of outstanding natural beauty.

Cringletie House is one of a number of establishments working to help expand the network and bring more riders up to the Borders. Guests visiting Cringletie House will benefit from a fantastic network of safe, peaceful and impressive off-road trails. Horse hire, tuition, local maps and support services from farriers, vets and local maps are available from Cringletie.

To book

An overnight stay at Cringletie House with full, freshly cooked Scottish breakfast starts from £130 per night, based on two people sharing. To discuss your specific equine requirements or to book in with your horse, please contact the hotel direct on 01721 725750 or email enquiries@cringletie.com

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Notes to Editors:

Former Scottish Baronial castle, Cringletie House, located near Peebles, is 30 minutes south of Edinburgh and has 12 bedrooms, one suite and a self-catering cottage in the grounds. Guest enjoy wildlife and woodland walks in the in 28 acres estate. The walled garden houses a vegetable patch, a children’s play area with climbing frame and trampoline.  The lawn often hosts competitive Croquet and boules matches.

The region boasts not only spectacular scenery, resulting in some of the best mountain biking in the UK at Glentress. The hotel welcomes well behaved dogs. There are bowls and biscuits on arrival, doggy walk maps, acres of grounds to explore and towels for muddy paws.

The hotel is almost an art-gallery in its own right, with every lounge full of original paintings. Many of the corridor showcase original art taking inspiration from the local scenery. For those who enjoy painting or drawing, the hotel grounds provide a perfect creative studio.

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