- "Best bed in the borders". High off the ground at 250kg this hand hewn bed is made of Douglas fir with a super thick mattress stuffed high with wool and cashmere.You wont want to get up!
- As evening falls, light the fire pit on the decking and sit under the stars together - reconnection time.
- This hand scribed post and beam retreat will wow with huge glass panoramas to take in the wildlife. Woodburner for cozy curl ups and underfloor heating throughout.
- 2 E-bikes (electric bikes) for guests use while staying at Fiddle hill.
Good To Know
- The house is on a smallholding in the heart of the Scottish Borders, with Border abbeys, towns and museums within easy reach; for walkers, the Borders Abbey Way is a quarter of a mile from the house.
- The owners will pick guests up free of charge from Tweedbank railway station, only and hour from Edinburgh.
- Hawick, three miles away, has a history dating back to the 12th century and is famous for its cashmere.
- Home entertainment at Fiddle Hill - Wifi, Bose bluetooth speaker, Netflix, DVD player, board games, books and puzzles.
- Child friendly oak bunk room with high chair, cot and changing mat for the littlies.
- Pets welcome
- Buy locally reared meat from the owners croft, sample their hen and duck eggs and buy fresh seasonal produce from their polytunnel. If you'd like a casserole waiting in the oven when you arrive, just ask. 3 or 4 course meals can be pre-ordered from homegrown ingredients and home smoked goodies.(Seafood can be pre-ordered and depends on catch from our fish suppliers).
- Fiddlehill owners Bill and Sukie are real foodies offering home made scones, organic bread and jams as well as fairtrade coffee and tea welcome pack on arrival.
- Hawick, 3 miles from Fiddlehill is packed with speciality shops offering traditional butcheries, bakeries and a fishmonger, as well as supermarkets, restaurants and pubs if you fancy hanging up your apron for the night.
- Bill runs smoking courses from taster half day sessions to 2 full days and Sukie former "Rural Chef of the Year" runs cookery courses throughout the year.
- Visit Abbotsford House, home to Walter Scott or Dawyck Botanic Gardens which is a regional garden of the Royal Botanics in Edinburgh.
- 30 mins from Stobo castle for the perfect pamper.
- Great for walking, 1/4 mile from Borders Abbey way, so pack your poles and boots.
Pad across warm floors as there's underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove for cosy nights in curled up on the sofa. Immerse yourself in surround sound nature, there's duckponds for keen bird watchers and floor to ceiling glass frontage to watch the world go by.
Foodies will love the kitchen, gadgets for serious cooks and tempting homebakes that Sukie leaves you on arrival ; scones, bread, homemade jam and marmalade. Oh and a welcome bottle of wine or bubbly!
The house is the doorstep to rambling countryside for relaxing strolls or serious walks on the Borders Abbey Way a quarter of a mile away.
More 4 featured Fiddle Hill in it's programme "Impossible Builds" due to to the interesting design and attention to the owners Bill and Sukie's detail. Stuffed full of Scottish artwork by Hamish MacDonald and a local wildlife artist, with hand made furniture, family finds and Lotte Glob's tiles.
Sleep in the "Best Bed in the Borders" a handmade log-framed bed (all 250kg of it) upstairs has the woodland wow factor and as evening falls, light the fire pit on the decking, trace the milky way or wish upon a falling star. The owners will pick guests up free of charge from Tweedbank railway station, only and hour from Edinburgh.The owners have purchased two E-bikes (electric bikes) for guests use while staying at Fiddle hill.
2018 Rates : £360 all winter and mid season for 3 night weekend or 4 night mid week (except Nov.- March 4 night mid week £300) £450 per week Nov - March £550 April to Jun, Sept and Oct. £735 July and August. £805 Christmas and New Year weeks.
2019 Rates : Jan - Mar £500 for a week, £360 for a 3 night long w/e and £300 for a 4 night mid week, April - June, Sept. Oct. £595 for a week, £420 for a 3 night long w/e and £400 for a 4 night mid week, July and August £735 for a week, £480 for a 3 night long w/e and £440 for a 4 night mid week. £805 for Christmas and New Year weeks.
Guest Reviews :
"How lovely to wake up in a tree house with the sound of birds and sheep. A truly magical place, at one with nature. Every detail has been thought of, Bill and Sukie have created a very special place".- Simon and Liz June 2018
"We fell in love the moment we arrived, such a lovely warm friendly welcome from Bill and Sukie. We got to taste Sukie's delicious baking and cooking - we would recommend trying the natural, local produce - the smoked salmon is to die for. Such a beautiful place, with all the fine little details. It is the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in and I wish we could take it home with us".- Felicity and Stephen Glasgow, April 2018
"It's with huge heavy hearts that we are leaving this place. We have enjoyed just listening to the stillness, watching for wildlife and feeling at peace for the first time in ages. Bill and Sukie have indeed made our experience even more special. Their kindness, warmth and generosity is something to treasure. We truly will leave with sadness but with memories that will stay with us. So we thank you both for giving us a place where we have found ourselves again. For the superb food you both provided, the thoughtful gestures and true warmth offered to us from the moment we arrived. Thank you from us all and from the bottom of our hearts. Marion and Pete. P.S. Rosie (the dog) will miss Bob."- Marion and Pete June 2018
"Sukie and Bill we have had the most incredible stay - thank you! Bill has reinforced our intention to build "that" smoker. The best food really is worth waiting for. Sukie's cooking has been wonderful - I can't remember when we last ate so well over such a period.
We have loved the tranquility of the cottage and I know we'll be back - next time with the little one. We'll also bring a friend for Bob the dog."- Carol Ann and Brian Glasgow, June 2018
"The views from the huge windows, the warmth of the log burner and the enormous bed, books and board games, we had everything we needed right here, enjoying great days out walking and to the top of Fiddle Hill to admire the views and fly kites." - Steve and Katie Tamworth, April 2018