Bed and Breakfast
Bed and breakfast accommodation in the Scottish Borders
with wonderful views of fields and hills
With easy access to:
Glasgow: 60 minutes
Peebles: 20 mins
Edinburgh: 45 mins
In their house on the edge of the small village of Broughton Geraldine Gould and Martin Tod have set aside two bedrooms for bed and breakfast guests , both with private bathrooms.
The wonderful prospect from Cairn View is shown in the photograph at the top; the field in front of the house is where Geraldine keeps her horses, the line of trees conceals the Biggar Water and beyond is Ratchill Hill and Cat Cleuch Head. Further to the right is the valley of Muir Burn which finds its way into the River Tweed a couple of miles away.
You can easily walk into Broughton for a meal at the famous Laurel Bank Tea Room and Bistro which serves home made soup and scones as well as lunch and evening meals, with fine wine and beers on tap. It also has regular monthly Folk Music Nights. In fact Geraldine is a singer herself and sometimes performs here and locally.
The award winning traditional Scottish brewery of cask ales, Broughton Brewery, is a few hundred yards away.
By car: Probably the most enjoyable and interesting garden in the Scottish Borders is Dawyck Botanical Gardens a couple of miles away. Stobo Health Spa is a bit further on, and Cairn View is ideally placed for exploring the castles, historic houses and traditional towns of the Tweed Valley, the hills of the Scottish Borders, and Edinburgh which is just 45 minutes away.
Morning sun streams into the Guests' Drawing-room (which has a wood-burning stove).
The Red Room. Double bedroom with double bed, private bathroom with shower, basin and wc. The wonderful view from the big window is the same as the photograph at the top of the page.
Fresh pure cotton bed linen, traditional Scottish furniture and lovely faded old carpets.
Left and right;
The Blue Room. Double room with comfortable antique double bed.
Private bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and wc.
Views over the garden to the side of the house.
Right; Breakfast is served in the conservatory-like alcove which looks out on three sides to the garden and hills giving guests the feeling of being surrounded by the view.
On warm sunny mornings breakfast can be served on the front terrace overlooking the garden and valley.
Award winning haggis, venison and French pork sausages, bacon (- free range and organic ingredients from The Natural Meat company in Portobello, Edinburgh). Free range eggs, potato scones, mushrooms, tomatoes, croissants, porridge, muesli, fruit juice, home made toasted breads, jams, tea and fresh Italian style coffee.
Geraldine uses organic ingredients where possible and Martin is a keen organic gardener.
It's a pleasant walk into Broughton for evening meals at the Laurel Bank Tea Room and Bistro which is also Broughton's pub, with traditional ales and fine wines.
from £35 per person per night based on two people sharing and including breakfast.
Children welcome, and a cot/crib is available.
No pets in the house please, and no smoking please.
View from the garden at the side of the house, with Geraldine's horse. Geraldine is a registered British Horse Society Instructor.
To enquire or to book:
Geraldine and Martin
or from outside the UK:
Mobile: 44 7890979060
Geraldine and Martin's two beautiful Bengal cats on the stairs.