Perfect for two, the Old Mill is a modern, cosy and eclectic conversion of 1700s water mill near the Royal Burgh of Lauder. This romantic bolthole is spacious and inviting - it's somewhere you can slow down and retreat from busy lives. Soak in a deep bath or rainforest shower, enjoy Meraki spa products, warmth from the woodburning stove, drink good coffee, cook, bake, read, or simply relax in the space around you. Edinburgh is just 40 mins away; most of the Scottish Borders is within 20 mins.
“Came with our little dog for a few nights away and The Mill exceeded our expectations. It was exactly what we wanted, nice local walks, peaceful area, cosy log fire, comfortable bed and large bath. Generous hamper on arrival and each bathroom had lovely soaps and fresh towels. We loved all the finishing touches and how homely the place felt, particularly in providing things like a cake stand and a Bluetooth speaker, which were in use throughout our stay. We were sad to leave and wished we could have stayed longer. Thanks Ruth for a wonderful stay.”
Meadshaw farmhouse apartment is set on the edge of the remote Meadshaw Forest, a short drive up a good forest track. Plenty of parking, secluded walks from the door, peaceful, starry skies, views across the valley towards the river, and a log stove to relax in front of. Private entrance, high standards of cleaning, very easy to social distance here. It is great to be able to welcome guests back again!
“This place was amazing. The location on a dead-end country road means it's very secluded with beautiful views and peaceful forest walks where you'll barely see another person. That being said, the short drive up to St Mary's Loch and the Grey Mare's Nature Trail was easy, so also a good base to explore the Borders more widely. Hawick is an 8 mile drive for amenities and the drive down from Edinburgh was very easy and scenic. Bill was a fantastic host (Daniele was away) who was very friendly and helpful, but largely left us alone to enjoy the solitude of the beautiful surrounding. He had gotten a fire ready for our arrival and dropped off more firewood during the weekend as he was worried we would get cold. The log fire was actually extremely cosy and we weren't cold at all. The selection of tea/coffee/biscuits and cereals was great as well, as were the wide selection of maps, guides and informative notes/recommendations. I would not hesitate to recommend this place for a peaceful escape to the countryside.”
The Tower rooms are in a refurbished historic defensive tower (dating from 1574) providing a mini castle experience. Through a huge stone entrance, into an inner panelled entrance hall and through a private door up an ancient and narrow staircase to a tiny sitting area with shower room and kitchenette off. Finally up again with a spiral stone staircase leading to a romantic and secluded upper chamber. Medieval and bijoux - a micro experience of being a Laird or Lady of the House for the night.