Featuring garden views, The Maitland at Thirlestane Castle provides accommodation with a garden and a terrace, around 43 km from University of Edinburgh. Boasting luggage storage space, this property also provides guests with a children's playground. Providing free WiFi throughout the property, the non-smoking apartment features wellness packages. This apartment is equipped with 2 bedrooms, a kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 2 bathrooms equipped with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are provided in the apartment. The property has an outdoor dining area. Guests at the apartment will be able to enjoy activities in and around Lauder, like cycling and hiking. The apartment has a picnic area where you can spend a day out in the open. Royal Mile is 44 km from The Maitland at Thirlestane Castle, while National Museum of Scotland is 44 km away. The nearest airport is Edinburgh Airport, 52 km from the accommodation.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Free parking available on-site


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Accommodation Type
Number of guests
Bedroom 1:
1 double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
High score for Lauder
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Stuart
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Peace and quiet 🤫 all the facilities we required, beautiful building and grounds, perfect.
  • John
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The apartment forms part of the old castle stables. It has been developed to the highest standard and is spacious and very comfortable. We were two families and the en suite bedrooms were private.
  • George
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The stunning location and walks. The apartment was equipped to a very high standard. Comfortable beds.
Quality rating
Booking.com rated the quality of this property as 4 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Managed by Thirlestane Castle

Company review score: 9.7Based on 38 reviews from 5 properties
5 managed properties

Company information

The castle was first built in 1590 and has been the home of the Maitland family ever since. They still live in a private wing of the building today. In the 1980s the main part of the castle was gifted to a charitable trust and all income from the accommodation goes into restoring and maintaining the building for future generations. There are five apartments in total, each individually designed with their own character, but all in the South Wing of the castle. They can be taken individually or as a group for larger parties.

Property information

Experience staying in a Scottish Castle in spacious, luxurious surroundings. The apartment has a beautifully eclectic mix of contemporary furniture and original items from the castle collections including dramatic portraits to reflect the heritage of the building.

Neighbourhood information

The apartment is just 10-minutes' walk from the charming town of Lauder. Here you will find a number of shops including convenience stores, butcher, bakery, delicatessen and fruit and veg shop. There are also several pubs, a cafe/gallery and a restaurant. The Scottish Borders is so popular because of the sheer range of activities packed into such a small and accessible region - historic houses and castles, exciting festivals, arts and crafts, delicious local produce and miles of rolling hills, beautiful valleys and the Berwickshire coastline. For those that love the outdoors there is a variety of different activities available close at hand including horse riding, exhilarating cycling routes, fishing, golf and spectacular walking – the Southern Upland Way crosses the Thirlestane Estate. There is a small community leisure centre in Lauder which has a fully equipped gym that is available on a ‘pay as you go’ basis. The Scottish Borders is also renowned for its variety of crafts and is famous for producing quality textiles such as tweed, cashmere and tartan. Take a visit to a traditional workshop and workers will be more than happy to demonstrate their skills.

Language spoken


Property surroundings

Facilities of The Maitland at Thirlestane Castle
Great facilities! Review score, 9.6

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Children's high chair
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Grocery deliveries
    Additional charge
  • Aerobics
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Horse riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
  • Tennis court
    Additional chargeOff-site
Outdoor & View
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Garden view
  • View
Building characteristics
  • Private apartment in building
Reception services
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Children's playground
Business facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
  • Pet bowls
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules
The Maitland at Thirlestane Castle takes special requests - add in the next step!

From 16:00 to 21:00
You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
Until 10:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction
There is no age requirement for check-in
Payments by Booking.com
Booking.com takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please inform The Maitland at Thirlestane Castle in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about The Maitland at Thirlestane Castle

  • The Maitland at Thirlestane Castle can accommodate the following group size:

    • 4 guests

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The prices at The Maitland at Thirlestane Castle may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Yes, The Maitland at Thirlestane Castle is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The Maitland at Thirlestane Castle offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Children's playground
    • Tennis court
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Horse riding
    • Aerobics
    • Spa/wellness packages

  • Check-in at The Maitland at Thirlestane Castle is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Maitland at Thirlestane Castle on this page.

  • The Maitland at Thirlestane Castle has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The Maitland at Thirlestane Castle is 500 yards from the centre of Lauder. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.