- "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.
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.
£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. £810 Christmas and New Year weeks.