We're always more than happy to share our experiences during the redevelopment of this wonderful cottage, and beyond. We hope that you enjoy our little diary and we'll do our best to fill you in on progress as it happens.

Spring lambs......

After another long and snowy winter where we were subjected to temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees celcius, we emerged to a beautiful April and a plentiful supple of early grass.  Lambing was a pleasure in the mild Spring and now the fields are brimming with bouncing lambs and calves.

A recent family trip up Mendick Hill, behind the cottage, reminded us how scenic our backyard is. We could see one of the two newly created wildlife ponds which are now beginning to green up. The one closest to our farmhouse having become home to a pair of friendly Mallards.  We are hopeing to see some ducklings sometime.

Things in the local village of West Linton are beginning to hot up this week with 'Whipman' activities.  This is our local festival which begins on Friday with a procession of floats and the installation of the current 'Linton Whipman' and his Lass.  Saturday brings the infamous ride-out, which traditionally saw the Gallant Linton Whipman and his supporters riding the boundaries of the Parish to check they were intact, stopping for refreshments en-route.  We now have a following of around 80 horses, riding approx 20 + miles through stunning borders countryside.  A great fun day out ending with one of several ceilidhs in the purposefully erected marquee on the village green. Whipman week really does have something for everyone with cylce races, sports day, rugby and football tournaments, coffee mornings, wheelbarrow races through the river etc etc.  A week the whole village becomes involved and has a great time.

This is just one of many festivals on in the Lothians and Borders over the summer months.

W still have a few vacancies over the summer months and we look forward to welcoming holiday guests to our wonderful corner of the world.

Cottage Gallery

The cottage is surrounded by stunning views of the Peeblesshire countryside. Click on the images below to get a taste of the surrounding area…


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