Our Farm, St Abbs Head, Lindisfarne and Floors Castle

We are based on the edge of the village of Gavinton in the heart of Berwickshire. Steeped in English and Scottish border history, the area offers lots to do, see and visit. It could be hiking, farm animal and wildlife spotting around West Bastlebog's organic land, hiking in the Lammermuirs or Cheviots, museum and stately home visits in Duns and Kelso, fishing on the Tweed or just a day out at one of the many nearby beaches. There's something for everyone.

Our Farm and Gavinton
Take a nature-filled wander around our land and the woodland behind Gavinton. Key your eyes of open for our resident barn owls and recent tawny owl arrival, yellow hammers, herons, hares and deer plus our pigs, Romney sheep and hens.

Duns (5 min drive or 35 min walk)
Our local town is a lovely and quiet 35 mins walk away. With pubs, shops, butcher, cafes, takeaways and newsagents. A visit to the Jim Clark Museum is recommended as is a walk around Duns Castle and Hen Poo loch.

St Abbs (25 mins)
Named after a 7th century saint you can walk along the stunning clifftop or venture down into this quant Scottish east coast fishing village. We highly recommend Ebbcarrs Café at the harbour where you can lunch on the fresh catch of the day.

Coldingham Bay (25 mins)
Whether you’re a surfer, fancy a dip or just an ice cream and a walk along this beautiful wide sandy beach, we love to visit with the kids. And it’s just a 20 minute along the rugged coast from St Abbs.

Floors Castle
Built in 1721 this is a gem of the Borders. Still the seat of the Roxburghe family this is the largest inhabited house in Scotland. The opulence and craftmanship is breathtaking. Check times depending on season.

Holy Island
The tidal island of Lindisfarne can be busy and touristy but worth a visit if you haven’t been. If only for a walk out to the castle and to imagine being an 8th Century monk gazing out across the expansive sea as a fleet of murderous Vikings approached. Check tide times