The history surrounding Sunlaws and the village of Heiton can be traced as far back as the 12th century when David I was King of Scots. At this time, the medieval town of Roxburgh, now vanished, stood between the rivers of Tweed and Teviot in front of what is now Floors Castle. There has been a dwelling house at Sunlaws for many centuries and one of the earliest records states that John Hume of Ersiltoun (Earlston) purchased the mill at Sunlaws in 1543.
Bonnie Prince Charlie spent the night of the 5th November 1745 at Sunlaws House, where he planted a white rose bush in the grounds.
In 2018 the hotel was acquired by the 12.18. Group. The hotel re-opened in 2019 tastefully enhanced by a full refurbishment.
Where modern luxury meets timeless elegance: Grand open fireplaces grace the historic rooms of the manor house. Room heights of over 3 meters with decorative stucco on the ceilings and walls provides the rooms unique character and illustrates the history of the time-honoured building. Scottish tartans, colours and patterns combine with oak, natural stone and beautiful textiles to unite timeless elegance with contemporary design.