LATEST NEWS

The Stobo Yoga Retreat for Every BODY

Reconnect with your inner balance at our dedicated Yoga Retreat.

Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and join us amidst the calming Borders hills for the rejuvenating Stobo Yoga Retreat for Every BODY from 19th to 21st June 2024.

Discover more here >>

The So Stobo Chilly’s Water Bottle

We’re excited to launch The So Stobo Chilly’s Water Bottle, available in two colours (black or white) and beautifully presented in a recyclable, cylinder box.

Place your order here >>

Spring Menus

Get ready to indulge your senses because Spring has sprung at Stobo Castle! We’re thrilled to unveil our brand new Spring menus, curated with the freshest, tastiest produce available.
Discover our Spring Menus here>>

The Serail Mud Chamber

Dive into the depths of luxurious pampering with a session in our Serail mud chamber – enjoy as a solo treat or share the experience with a friend/partner!

Find out more here>>

The So Stobo Luxury Walking Break: 3rd to 5th September 2024

We’re fortunate to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in Scotland and there’s no better way to explore the area than with experienced guides, whilst also enjoying the benefits of a luxury spa break!

Read more here>>

Introducing the new Courtyard Cafe Menu!

The new Courtyard Café menu offers delicious light lunch options as well as a selection of sweet treats, freshly baked in-house. Why not arrive a little early and enjoy a bite to eat before checking in for your spa break?

Discover the daytime menu here.

The Courtyard Cafe Breakfast Menu

The new Courtyard Cafe breakfast menu (available from 8.30am to 10.00am daily) launches on 11th January, offering a range of delicious dishes from avocado on toast with a perfectly poached egg to a traditional bacon roll – what better way to start to your Spa Day! Find out more >>

Evening Escape Winter Offer – Save £16pp

Join us for an evening of relaxation in our world-class spa facilities from 6.00pm to 9.30pm – enjoy an “Evening Escape” mid-week in January & February 2024 for only £49pp, saving £16pp! Read more>>

The Ultimate Relaxation Treatment by NEOM

Experience NEOM’s Ultimate Relaxation Treatment and prepare to be lost in a blissful state, ready for a deep nights’ sleep. Limited availability between March and May 2024.

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The So Stobo Winter Menus

We’re super excited to launch our divine, new Winter menus on Monday 18th December, including the return of two of our most popular desserts – The White Chocolate & Ginger Cup and the So Stobo Sticky Toffee Pudding.
More details >>

The So Stobo Winter Saver

Overnight stays from £184pppn including all meals – Save £25!

Enjoy a little luxury for less than you thought with this truly rejuvenating package – book our exclusive Winter promotion and save £25pppn on our Revitalising Spa Break, mid-week in January & February 2024.   Book Now>>

So Stobo Christmas Gift Vouchers

Give the gift of relaxation this Christmas.

Our vouchers can be ordered online or by calling 01721 725300 and can be posted or emailed to an address of your choice. So Stobo….So Relaxing…..So Perfect!

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The Aromatic Winter Warming Massage

Embrace the aromatics of the Winter season and boost your energy levels with a full body massage that incorporates a special blend of 100% organic essential oils of rosemary, thyme and sage. Find out more >>

 

Please bring a Water Bottle!

As a business, we are passionate about environmental awareness and fully support the Scottish Government’s single use plastics ban. Subsequently, we no longer provide plastic water cups in the spa, however it is important to keep hydrated so we would strongly advise our guests to bring a water bottle.

Festive Spa Breaks

It may seem a long way off but our Festive preparations are already well underway!

From our two or three night Christmas Spa Breaks to our popular Hogmanay Package with entertainment provided by the fantastic “Cranachan” live band, we’ve got you covered for a fun, relaxing &, most importantly, stress-free festive period. Read more>>

Summer Menus

Launching on 28th June, our new range of seasonal menus showcases the freshest, tastiest Summer produce available, using ingredients sourced as locally as possible. And many of our regular guests will be thrilled to see the return of the popular White Chocolate & Ginger Cup! Read more here >>

Spring Menus

Spring is in the air! That can only mean one thing – time to launch our mouth-watering, new menus.

Whether you’ve booked for a relaxing spa day or planning a longer break soon, there’s no better time to enjoy the stunning landscaped gardens, fresh country air and, of course, the delicious Stobo cuisine. View the full menus here.

Stobo appears on the BBC’s Scotland’s Greatest Escape show

At last, we can share our exciting news!

Last year, Stobo Castle was invited to take part in the BBC’s Scotland’s Greatest Escape series. From over 1,000 entrants, we were shortlisted by a panel of industry experts and, following a filmed visit from their contributors, appeared on the show last night (8th March)! Read more >>

Our Collaboration with Phytomer

Here at Stobo Castle, we have had the pleasure of working with luxury brand Phytomer for over 30 years and are delighted to announce our collaboration on a more exclusive basis.

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Stobo Crowned the Best Luxury Romantic Destination Spa in the World!

Stobo Castle Health Spa is proud to announce it has been crowned the best ‘Luxury Romantic Destination Spa’ in the world at this year’s prestigious World Luxury Spa Awards, held on 22nd October 2022 – read more >>

Celebrate the launch of our Autumn menus!

A new season is upon us, bringing with it stunning, autumnal landscapes and, of course, a new range of delicious menus featuring fresh, locally-sourced produce, chosen for it’s optimum quality at this time of the year.

For all our fellow foodies, why not join our Executive Head Chef, Stephen King, on Facebook and Instagram, for inspirational ideas and a behind the scenes insight into the Stobo kitchen.

 

Win a luxury overnight stay!

WIN: An overnight stay for 2 in a deluxe room!

Vote for Stobo Castle to win a World Luxury Spa Award here  and you will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win this fantastic prize. Voting opens on Monday 1st August, the winner will be chosen at random and announced following the end of the voting period on Sunday 21st August. Many thanks for your support.

View our Summer 2022 menus

If you’re joining us over the Summer months, you’re in for a treat! Our delicious new menus, featuring the very best of local, seasonal produce, have just been launched and there’s something to tempt every palate. Read more here>>

Investors in People Success!

Huge congratulations to the Stobo Team whose hard work and commitment have led to the business retaining the Investors in People PLATINUM and Investors in Young People GOLD Awards, recently presented to our Accounts Director, Yvonne Cowan (R).

International Women’s Day

We’re marking International Women’s Day by reflecting on the success and achievements of the three generations of female Stobo Directors.

Written by Taylor Winyard, these articles cover the lives of Gaynor Winyard, widely acknowledged as the pioneer of the spa industry in Scotland, Mandy Winyard and her key role at Stobo Castle since beginning her career there at 16, and finishes with Taylor’s epic row across the Atlantic and vision for the future. Read more >>

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Stobo launches the Peloton Bike

Indoor cycling has come to Stobo with the launch of the revolutionary Peloton Bike – benefits include live or on-demand studio classes anytime, a sweatproof 22″ HD touchscreen, compatible with Wi-Fi- or Bluetooth™-enabled devices and a variety of classes ranging from 5 to 90 minutes to suit your mood and goals.

Best Luxury Destination Spa in the World!

It’s official!! Stobo Castle is the Best Luxury Destination Spa in the World! We were thrilled to pick up this highly coveted title at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2021, where we were also crowned the Best Luxury Countryside Spa in Europe. We would like to say a huge “thank you” to everyone who took the time to vote for us. Read more >>

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Book now for 2022!

We all need a little something to look forward to – plan your 2022 luxury spa break now by calling our Reservations Team on 01721 725300, or alternatively book on-line here.

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Please read our Covid-19 guidelines prior to arrival.

We would like to respectfully ask all guests with a current booking in place to kindly take the time to read our Covid-19 Commitment to Care document  prior to arrival. This provides everything you need to know from what you can expect when you arrive to checking out on departure.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries – in the meantime, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and understanding.

Welcoming Guests from 1st July!

It’s less than a month until we re-open our doors on 1st July and we’re all incredibly excited! Until this time, please be advised that our Reservations Office can be reached on 01721 725300 and Gift vouchers (valid until 31st December 2022) & Courtyard Boutique items may be ordered on-line or by phone. On-line bookings can also be made by clicking here.

Many thanks for your continued support during our temporary closure.

 

Global Spa of the Year 2020

Stobo Castle Health Spa has been awarded the highly coveted “Global Spa of the Year” title at the prestigious World Luxury Spa Awards 2020 and can now officially state it’s claim as the best spa in the world!
Read more here >>

Covid-19 – Our Commitment to Care

We will be uploading our up-to-date Covid-19 Commitment to Care document nearer the time of our provisional reopening on 1st January 2021 and would kindly ask you to take the time to read this prior to your arrival. Many thanks for your support.

The So Stobo Tartan Face Covering

Featuring the bespoke “So Stobo” registered tartan, our high quality, reusable face coverings are comfortable, stretchy and washable.

Buy one now for your next visit to the castle or as the perfect gift for any Stobo fan. Matching tartan wraps are also available. Buy Now >>

Please bear with us….!

We’re delighted to hear so many of you are thinking in terms of a visit to Stobo later this year. As you can imagine, this is keeping us very busy at the moment and we would be hugely grateful if you could please bear with us whilst we are experiencing a high volume of calls and emails. We are working hard to re-arrange bookings in place for July, August and September and also dealing with lots of new enquiries so please don’t worry if you don’t receive your booking confirmation straight away, we’ll get it to you just as soon as possible. Many thanks for your patience.

Re-opening planned for 1st October!

We’re delighted to announce a provisional date for reopening our doors! From Thursday 1st October, we look forward to welcoming guests old and new for some well-deserved relaxation, following a difficult few months for many of you. Read more >>

Stobo Staff Message

Click here to view a special message to our wonderful guests and members from the Stobo Team during lockdown 2020.

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Updated Office Hours

Please note  our updated office hours are each day from 9.00am to 4.00pm – give us a call on 01721 725300 for gift voucher orders, booking queries and any other enquiries.

Stobo flies the flag in support of our amazing NHS

In recognition of the incredibly hard work carried out with immense dedication and compassion by all NHS staff during this difficult period, the symbolic “rainbow” flag now flies high above the castle.

Order Your Stobo Castle Gift Voucher

Whether it’s a special birthday, anniversary or “thank you” gift, give your loved one something to look forward to with a Stobo Castle voucher. Expiry dates have been extended to ensure they can be redeemed whenever the time is right.

Place your order on-line or by calling 01721 725300 and vouchers will be posted or emailed to an address of your choice.

Coronavirus Update

It is with huge regret and sadness that we, as a family, have to make this announcement.

Following Government guidelines and advice issued by the Prime Minister, we have made the decision to temporarily close Stobo Castle Health Spa, following lunch service tomorrow, Saturday 21st March, until further notice. Read more >>

Ryan picks up Stobo’s Employee of the Year Award!

We recently awarded one of our most valuable members of staff, Ryan McKenzie, the grand title of “Employee of the Year”!

Read more here >>

Pink Rhapsody cocktail raises £2700 for charity

We’re delighted to announce a total of £2700 was raised through sales of our “Pink Rhapsody” cocktail in November. This incredible sum has now been donated to the Borders Macmillan Centre in memory of dear friends and colleagues we have sadly lost in recent years. Thank you to every one of our loyal guests who purchased a Pink Rhapsody last month, helping us to reach this amazing amount.

The fully refurbished Coffee Shop is now open!

We’re delighted to announce the launch of the fully refurbished Coffee Shop. The area has been transformed with a brand new layout including banquettes and comfortable seating, and décor using subtle lighting, smoked mirrors, plush fabrics and designer wallpapers.

Why not arrive early for lunch prior to check in or simply enjoy a delicious coffee or fruit smoothie during your next visit.

Good News for Coffee Lovers!

Guests in The Cashmere Suite and deluxe rooms can now enjoy a smooth, fresh coffee from the recently installed Nespresso Machines! Choose from “Arpeggio” (intense and creamy) or “Vivalto Lungo” (complex and balanced) – decaffeinated options are also available.

Nicola Sturgeon presents Stobo with the prestigious IIP Platinum Award

It was an absolute pleasure to meet First Minister Nicola Sturgeon when she took time out of her busy schedule to present our very own Yvonne Cowan (Accounts Director) with the prestigious Investors In People PLATINUM award. We’re delighted to be the only business in the Scottish hotel sector to achieve this highly-coveted accreditation!

Stobo crowned the UK’s Best Destination Spa!

Our second award in 2 weeks!! Following on from our success at the Scottish Borders Business Excellence Awards where we picked up the Tourism and Hospitality Business of the Year, we have just been crowned the UK’s “Best Destination Spa” at the Good Spa Guide Awards!! Huge thanks to everyone who voted for us.

Scotsman Interview with Stephen Winyard

Huge thanks to Emma Newlands at the Scotsman for her insightful interview with Stobo’s Managing Director & Owner, Stephen Winyard, covering topics such as the 40th anniversary and potholes! Read more here >>

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Book now for 2019!

Feeling organised? Our residential packages for next year have now been released – either book on-online or call us on 01721 725300. More details >>

Stobo’s 40th Anniversary

To celebrate Stobo’s 40th anniversary as Scotland’s only destination spa, we have launched the “Celebration Spa Day” including a three course lunch and 40 minute “Top to Toe Face & Body Glow” from £99pp – read more>>

Staff presenting IIYP Gold Award

Investors in Young People Gold Award

Huge congratulations to all staff involved in the achievement of the Investors in Young People Gold Award!!

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The So Stobo Cocktail Lounge!

The much-anticipated So Stobo Cocktail Lounge is now open! Seating 50+ guests and offering a choice of over 30 different cocktails, the area overlooking the pool and stunning countryside beyond has been dramatically transformed into a comfortable, relaxing space for all to enjoy. See our menu here >>

Manicure room

Experience the beautiful new manicure room!

Enjoy your next manicure or pedicure in the comfort of our luxurious new area dedicated to hand and foot treatments. Phase 2 sees the introduction of a cocktail lounge seating 50+ overlooking the pool – exciting times ahead!

Darphin logo

Receive a complimentary Darphin gift with purchase.

Treat yourself to a Darphin Treatment and spend £50 or more on any Darphin products to receive a complimentary full size Revitalising Oil worth £25 – March & April 2018 only.

Book now >>

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2017 Certificate of Excellence

Delighted to have been awarded the 2017 Certificate of Excellence by trusted review site, Tripadvisor – a huge thank you to all our lovely guests for writing such fantastic comments!

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Complimentary Darphin Gift with Purchase

Enjoy any Darphin treatment and spend £50 on Darphin products in June or July 2017 to receive a complimentary gift worth £53!

Good Spa Guide Winner 2016

The UK’s Best Spa for a Stay 2016!

We’re delighted to have just been crowned “The UK’s Best Spa for a Stay” at The Good Spa Guide Awards 2016 – a huge thank you to everyone who voted for us.

We also had success at the SBCC Borders Business Excellence Awards 2016, where we won the “Tourism Business of the Year” category

The Relaxation Suite at Stobo Castle

The Relaxation Suite

Our dedicated Relaxation Suite is now open to our guests and members with comfortable loungers and peaceful music – a serene environment in which to simply chill out and be calm or to rest following a treatment.

 

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Stobo Castle crowned ‘Best Spa in Scotland’ for the third year running!

At a glittering gala dinner on 10th November, Stobo Castle picked up The Good Spa Guide’s prestigious “Best Spa in Scotland” award for the third year in a row, as voted for by the public. Read more

Stobo Castle Ladies Restroom

Stobo launches the most luxurious Ladies Restrooms in the UK

Our lavish facilities feature toilets with a wash and blow dry function (a first for Scotland!) and include a lavish seating area adorned with linen velvet embroidered fabric on the walls and stylish textured soft furnishings. Read more