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.
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.
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
"Lovely nosh, amazing cottage and lots of little extras that really made the difference. Thank you. This was exactly what we needed! 5 stars!"
"Beautiful location, lovely accommodation and kind and friendly hosts. Nothing could be faulted, and the home cooked meal prepared by Alexa was delicious"
"The cottage is absolutely stunning and spotlessly clean. Alexa and Andrew are fantastic, friendly hosts who made us feel welcome from booking to goodbye!
The information sent across prior to arrival was very informative and very useful, we wish we had had been able to spend more time here.
The cottage is well equipped, with everything necessary for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The mattress was luxurious and we slept very well.
We’ll be back if we can! Absolutely lovely little spot."
Breakfast hamper and evening meal were outstanding – clean beautiful and very relaxing cottage. Thank you.
What a fantastic way to spend a weekend. Loved the surroundings, the log burner, the hamper and all of the farm animals. Could not have enjoyed it more
Thank you for being amazing and extremely hospitable! Thank you for the amazing hamper and the wonderful BBQ facilities. We enjoyed it lots. Thank you for being super friendly and helpful in every way. We had a great time and will surely return!!
Lovely hosts that are kind, friendly and helpful. Fun walk with many interesting creatures. You must have a yoga class with Alexa! Thank you for our stay.
Watching the rain and listening to the thunder was dreamy. The cabin is stunning and we loved the hot tub! Breakfast hamper was the perfect start for a birthday surprise. Thank you so much!