Branxholme Castle lies three miles (5km) southwest of the market town of Hawick in the idyllic Scottish Borders. Having laid empty for twelve years, the castle was taken over by Carol Shanley and Brian Desport in July 2017. They have, in conjunction with the Buccleuch Estates, lovingly modernized all of the property to create a beautiful family home and business that offers B&B accommodation as well as acting as a wedding and events venue.
Furthermore, Carol and Brian have transformed the East Wing (The Cottage) into a four-bedroom, self-contained holiday let with a large kitchen, dining area, and living space – enhanced by ample private parking as well as a spacious garden and BBQ area. The fifteenth-century tower that is attached to the cottage, houses a large games room with a pool table and dartboard for all the family to enjoy.
We had an absolutely amazing time in the holiday cottage, the cottage was finished to such a high standard with everything you could possibly need (and more!) available inside. Carol was on hand whenever we needed her and was so friendly!
Thank you so much for having us, I can’t wait to come back next year! Xx
Amazing location the perfect location for our Marquee Wedding in August, Carol and Brian have been more than accommodating with all of our requirements for our perfect day xx
What Carol and Brian have done to Branxholme Castle is incredible. “Thank you for showing us round, the history about this Castle is incredible”
We had a lovely time at the cottage. The cottage was beautifully decorated. The only issue we had was with the heating system, this was sorted within a few hours after speaking to the neighbours. Overall we had a great time, and will definitely be back!
Such an amazing place to stay!! We had high expectations from the pictures and reviews but it really was incredible. Everything was so clean and the small personal touches and quality of all products was fab. Very spacious but also very cosy, especially with the log fire on. Great area for BBQ’s, incredible hot tub room where we spent most of our time. Couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay with friends for my 21st Birthday. Hosts were great and very friendly and accommodating. Thank you! We will be back x
What a beautiful environment to spend time with loved ones. Myself and my husband stayed with our Labrador Rufus and we had the most relaxing few days. The home is decorated with style and has literally everything you need. The hot tub is a lovely touch and the bed was super comfortable. I would recommend staying here to anybody, you won’t be disappointed!