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Kippilaw House, Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland

Sleeps 12 - 35 15 Bedrooms 170 Dining 250 Venue Capacity

Magnificent, romantic venue near Melrose for wedding celebrations with up to 250 guests, with accommodation

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Kippilaw House, Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland, sleeps 12 - 35 in 15 bedrooms.

Kippilaw offers couples the freedom to create the wedding day of their choice.
There are a number of options for the setting of the formal ceremony, with possibilities inside and outside. The house offers atmosphere in abundance, with candles and real fires and the opportunity to decorate to your personal taste. A marquee can be added if required.
With each wedding group enjoying exclusive use, your celebrations can continue late into the night, with a bar available on site.
Kippilaw can put together great menus for your reception, with alternative food and vegetarian menus available.
Within Kippilaw House are 4 reception rooms and 15 bedrooms sleeping 35, or up to 40 guests when using the futons and sofa beds.

Available for your wedding group

Marquee Facilities Wedding Catering Wedding Planner Civil Licence



WiFi available.


In function room there is a disabled toilet. Ground floor is suitable for wheelchairs. 1 room on ground floor can be made into temporary bedroom.

Dog Friendly

We welcome pets but please ask. Extra £40. After the 1st they are £25 each


Large farmhouse style with Aga. Double electric ovens with gas hob. 2 microwaves, 3 fridges. Washing machine and dryer. Large dining table.

Dining Room

Large table seats 30, the room seats up to 50 guests. Real fireplace, grand piano. 100 for a ceremony. Other reception/ballroom seats 120 for events.

Sitting Room

Red velvet couches and armchairs seating 20 - more can be added. Marble open fire, bay window. For ceremony seats 50 guests. Small TV room seats 10+.

TV and Music Facilities

Large TV and DVD player in smaller TV room. Speakers for phone or iPod. Radio in kitchen. Radio CD player. Can add sound equipment for events.

Games Room

Foozball table which we can add if needed. Badminton equipment. Croquet on lawn. Space to play outdoor games on lawn - football, rugby.

Heating and Open Fires

Full heating system in house. Open fires in all reception rooms.


15+1 bedrooms sleep 40: 8 doubles, 1 twin, 3 rooms sleeping 3, 1 room sleeps 4 (+2) in a double, bunk and double futon. 2 rooms sleep 4. 1 single.


All linen and towels provided for all guests. Bath mats, toilet paper, soap.


6 bathrooms, individually decorated. Italian marble and original fittings. Huge rain showers. En suite to master bedroom. Separate toilet.

Children's Facilities

Children are welcome. We have 1 bedroom with toys. Large wonderful garden. Foozball table if required. Board games and jigsaws.


Barbecue facilities. Outdoor covered verandah. Garden seating. 3 acres of private gardens, lawns and woodland.

Swimming Pool

a hot tub can be hired easily and we have lovely covered veranda which is good in all weather ,but don't have one in situ.


Parking in front of house for approx 30 cars. Extra parking is added on lawn for functions - we have hosted functions of 250 guests in past. Buses ok.


No smoking in the house please. The verandah is great for smoking and has covered seating.

Booking Information

£800 refundable household deposit
Function Suite not included in rental.
Fuel surcharge heating cost £200 for 2 days + £80 per day after 1st 2 days.
Function suite/Ballroom/Bar – seating up to 120 for meal: From £1600 depending on season.
Dog: £40 for 1+£20 after 1
Catering available.

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Kippilaw House, Melrose, Scottish Borders

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Kippilaw is near the border towns of Melrose, St Boswells and Selkirk. From the north or south take A68, then B699, then B6359. Postcode is shared with Kippilaw Farm – we are next turn on road.

  • X95 from Edinburgh or Carlisle to Selkirk or Galashiels.51 or 52 from Edinburgh to Newtown St Boswells or St Boswells.Berwick rail link if coming on Kings Cross London train is number 64.
  • Tweedbank - trains from Edinburgh Waverley approx every 1/2 hour.Berwick upon Tweed is an option if coming from south - there is a Berwick rail link bus stopping at Borders General Hospital nearby.
  • We are between Melrose, St Boswells and Selkirk. 1 mile from small village of Bowden.
  • Newtown St Boswells, 2 miles.
  • Buccleugh Arms hotel and bar on A68 in St Boswells. Burts Hotel, Melrose. George and Abbotsford hotel/bar, Melrose. Kings hotel/pub. Montecassino Italian restaurant in Melrose. Pub in Lilliesleaf.
  • Edinburgh is technically nearer but Newcastle airport is also a good option as the road has much less traffic so the drive time is similar.

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