Step into style with our Ibbetson Villiers honeymoon suite. Featuring a collaboration of contemporary décor and rustic furnishings, this luxury suite is a fantastic choice for your Gretna Green wedding accommodation. Any special anniversaries or birthdays coming up? Book the Ibbetson Villiers as a luxury Scottish getaway treat.
With a plush super-king-sized bed and two soft armchairs, you’ll have no trouble kicking back in this marvellous suite. Take a relaxing, hot bath in the contemporary bathroom or play your favourite music on your very own BOSE Bluetooth speaker while you enjoy the large shower for two with rainforest showerhead.
The story behind the room
Captain Charles Ibbetson, in his late twenties, was on leave from his regiment, the 11th Hussars, which was at that time-based in Dublin. He had taken lodgings in Brighton where he met and fell in love with the 17-year-old daughter of the Earl of Jersey, Lady Adela Corisande Maria Child Villiers. In the late Autumn of 1845 Lady Adela slipped out of the house, met her dashing young Captain, and both boarded the train to London, then on to York and finally to Carlisle. From Carlisle, they hired a carriage to take them to Gretna Green. At Gretna Hall, John Linton, Landlord and “Blacksmith priest” was hosting a lunch, which coincidentally consisted of a party of engineers planning an extension to the railway line. Mrs Linton and one of the Carlisle postillions witnessed the wedding of her ladyship to the gallant officer. The marriage was then recorded in the Gretna Hall Register. 63 years earlier, in 1782, Lady Adela’s grandmother, Sarah Anne Child had made the same journey to Gretna Green where she was married to John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland. Lady Adela’s mother, aware that her own mother had a good prosperous marriage after their elopement had no choice but to accept Captain Ibbetson as her son-in-law.