This charming former coaching inn is an excellent venue for family and group celebrations, with versatile rooms, table tennis, pool table, darts, giant Wii, cinema screen, fully functioning barand library. Rural location. Sleeps 19 in beds with an additional double sofa bed and single put up bed. We have started accepting 1 night bookings during the week in standard charging seasons depending on our other commitments, so please feel free to enquire about this option.
Mosspaul is steeped in Borders history and tradition and is itself a landmark on the road from Edinburgh to Carlisle. It is set in miles of beautiful rural countryside, where sheep farming is the main source of income. The house has recorded history as a coaching inn dating from the 17th century and was either a monastery or chapel before that called St Paul's on the Moss. It has played host to famous visitors and colourful local characters over the years and most local people could tell you a story or two about it. We chose to live here as the rural setting suits us (and our dogs!) and we fell in love with the old Inn on sight.
Mosspaul has its own working bar, a sitting room with log burner and a multipurpose media room with 11 foot screen for cinema, TV Freesat, DVD and Wii, table tennis or dining for up to 28.
The house has 2 double rooms ensuite, 1 bedroom with 2 double bunks ensuite, 1 double ensuite with an adjoining room with a triple bunk, 1 bunk room with a double shower room, and 2 triple bunks. Bed linen is provided, but not bath and hand towels.
The house is rented as a whole so guests have exclusive use of the facilities.
Guests have access to the entire house apart from the owners wing which is situated towards the back of the property and well out of the way.
Interaction with guests
We will be to hand in the owners wing on site during your stay. However, when the accommodation is booked, the house (apart from our wing!) is yours and we will not come in unless you ring for us. We will greet your party and show you round the premises. We can provide some housekeeping and catering by arrangement. We can also hire guests canoes, kayaks, Human Table Football and a poker table.
Other things to note
Mosspaul is bookable for a minimum of 2 nights throughout the year, except for Christmas and Easter when the minimum booking is 4 nights, and July and August when it is bookable for a minimum of 3 nights. We have started accepting 1 night bookings during the week at a price of £700 per night. Booking depends on our other commitments and weekend business so please enquire in the first instance and we will always try to accommodate mid-week business.
Guests should make themselves at home during their stay at Mosspaul. The premises is non-smoking throughout. Guests are expected to leave the place clean and tidy, including the washing up. They are also expected to sort the rubbish into general waste, recycling and glass. Extra cleaning charges are made if the place is not left in a good condition. Guests bringing children should be aware that the garden is open to the A7, we have a hot tub and many of the doors operate on springs in the house so children, especially small children, should be monitored at all times.