Our Gardens

An essential part of your Rufflets experience

They provide a wonderful space for reflection and reconnection with nature. Spread over 10 glorious acres, they are a series of beautiful spaces, alive with birdsong and wildlife. 

A barefoot sanctuary

We have a shady woodland with babbling burns and beautiful bridges for a game of Pooh Sticks as well as lush green lawns where you can walk, barefoot, and rediscover the childlike joy of grass tickling your toes. 

Our hard-working kitchen garden is brimming with vegetables and herbs. Our Centenary Garden Project is currently underway, and will be completed in 2024 to mark Rufflets' hundredth year. 

1924 - 2024 Centenary

Getting back to full bloom

We are busy with our Centenary Garden Project breathing new life into our formal gardens that were originally designed in 1924 by John Donald Mills, creator of the gardens at Balmoral. 

The Gardener & The Chef

The origins of the flavours

An inspired partnership, The Gardener & The Chef passionately debate the alchemy of flavours - and whether this happens in the garden or the kitchen. Read their arguments and you decide.

Kitchen Garden

Going back to our roots

We are returning to the soil to preserve and build upon the garden's terroir and original fabric. The produce grown in our kitchen garden guides our seasonal menus and influences every dish.

Gardening Masterclasses & Tours

Soak up new knowledge

Engage with nature on a deeper level and gain valuable insights into ways to make your garden grow. Discover the best time of day to plant or pick your produce to maximise flavours and freshness. 

Healing Gardens

The power of nature

The ancient art of healing is enjoying a much-deserved resurgence. We go back to the power that nature has to increase wellbeing. From freshly picked mint tea for digestion or lavender to aid sleep.

Garden Farm Shop

The freshest of fresh

Coming soon - take the taste of Rufflets home with you when you leave. Infuse your house with the aromas of home cooked comfort dishes, such as Rufflets Posh Pies  or the iconic Boeuf Bourguignon.

Organic Soil Manifesto

Dirt is good

We have signed up to a Europe-wide movement to enrich the soil and encourage people to think organic wherever possible. This reflects our wider commitment to the environment and our neighbourhood.

why book direct?

We always offer our lowest prices on our own website. If you find a lower qualifying rate within 24 hours of making your reservation, we will match the lower rate, and add an extra 5% discount.

If you need to cancel your reservation, as long as it’s at least 24 hours prior to your planned arrival date, we won’t charge you. Just e-mail reservations@rufflets.co.uk (does not apply to advance purchase rates)

When you book directly with us, we will upgrade your booking to the next room category, subject to availability at check-in


Lunch and bar served from 12pm daily

Afternoon Tea served between 2pm and 4.30pm daily 

(minimum 24 hour advance booking required)

Dinner served between 6pm and 9pm daily