The luxury Roxburghe Hotel in Heiton, near Kelso, is the perfect place for a special treat. With the best in food and service, sumptuous sofas, roaring fires and views across the lawns of the estate, the hotel offers a range of options to treat yourself or your loved ones this winter.
The finest afternoon tea in the Borders is on offer at the Roxburghe. With a delicious range of delicacies, there is no nicer place to enjoy a luxurious afternoon than sitting by the fire in the library or sinking into one of the plush sofas.
Using seasonal and local produce where possible, the team produces a superb cake stand, including delicious passionfruit délice, chocolate financier, rhubarb trifle and raspberry macaroons.
While many people travel to the Borders with the Roxburghe Hotel as their destination, bringing golfers, country sport enthusiasts and tourists to the area, the hotel is also a rewarding destination for locals.
Whether to play a round on the championship golf course, enjoy a champagne afternoon tea or lunch, or dinner in the restaurant with family, there are options for everyone.
Much sought after is the Beauty Suite, with its uniquely secluded and beautiful location set within the hotel’s courtyard. Recently joined beauty manager, Jodie Hay, a Kelso native, is introducing new and luxurious treatments to the salon. Jodie is passionate about ensuring guests receive the best quality treatment, equal to what they would expect in any luxury spa.
Jodie has introduced leading luxury British spa and skincare brand, Elemis, to the Roxburghe’s beauty range. Elemis products and treatments focus on the combination of natural active ingredients with cutting-edge technology, producing some of the most influential anti-ageing products and professional spa-therapies the beauty industry has ever seen.
As an introduction for 2014, the Roxburghe Beauty Suite is offering the Elemis Indulgence Package at a reduced rate of only £80. This 2.5-hour pampering session includes: a skin consultation, Skin Specific Elemis Facial; back, neck and shoulder massage; scalp massage; and to finish off, a file and polish on the fingers or toes.
Normally £106, this offer can be combined with an indulgent afternoon tea to round things off in style, making a really special day out to enjoy with friends or relatives.
This winter, why not book a special pamper visit? Enjoy lunch in the restaurant or the gorgeous afternoon tea, accompanied by pampering in the beauty suite. Nothing is too much trouble at the Roxburghe, and visitors are welcome to enjoy the comfort and ambience of the hotel at their leisure while combining the best in food and health and beauty.
The Roxburghe restaurant has two AA rosettes – recognition of excellence in standards, consistency and selection of quality ingredients.
Head Chef Gordon Campbell and his team create wonderful meals with seasonal menus, using the best of produce from the Estate and The Borders. The dining room has an intimate and luxurious atmosphere, overlooking the spreading lawns of the estate and warmed by an open fire and glittering chandeliers.
For those with the outdoors in mind, there are plenty of options to enjoy a burst of exercise before sitting down to lunch in the dining room or an afternoon tea. The championship golf course, which has hosted the European Tour Qualifying School, offers a great day out for keen golfers.
With shooting and fishing options, including top-quality tuition available with the hotel ghillie, residents of the Borders can enjoy the best the hotel has to offer, and it’s all just a short drive away.
The hotel is part of the Roxburghe Estate which includes the historic Floors Castle, also presenting a wonderful range of options for a day out including the plant centre, the Terrace Cafe, the gardens and the castle itself during the summer months.
The Roxburghe is offering a special afternoon of indulgent treatments in the Health & Beauty Suite, followed by lunch or afternoon tea in the Hotel, from £35 per person. For details and reservations, please call 01573 450 331.