We have 4 beautiful self-catering cottages to choose from on our farm – stay in one property, or book more if you’re coming in a bigger group. All are former shepherd’s dwellings or gamekeeper’s cottages. They have been renovated with modern-country interiors. Come for peace and quiet, walks from the doorstep and easy access to Edinburgh and all of the Scottish Borders. We are dog-friendly and family-friendly.

Berry Hill | House on the Hill | Little House on the Hill | Fairnielees

why stay with us






Berry Hill holiday cottage lauder

berry hill

Former gamekeeper’s cottage which has had a full renovation in 2019/20. Gorgeous interiors and generous living space for 4 guests (plus camp beds and travel cots if needed). Two bath/shower rooms. Open plan living-kitchen-dining with a separate lounge.

House on the hill holiday cottage

house on the hill

The largest of our self-catering cottages, calming modern-country interiors following renovation in 2021. House on the Hill sleeps 4 with space for extra beds if needed as well as a sofa bed in the lounge. Two bathrooms with showers. Excellent kitchen with range cooker and beautiful oak dining table which sleeps up to 12 people. A very spacious lounge with additional dining / card games table.

Little House on the Hill holiday cottage

little house on the hill

A pretty stone-built cottage, Little House on the Hill is the little sister to House on the Hill next door. Two super bedrooms upstairs (one king and one twin), shower room downstairs. Well-equipped kitchen, dining table and living area. Private garden area with table and chairs.


Along a farm track, in a valley all of its own, lies Fairnielees. It’s a house with 3 bedrooms, sleeping 6 guests comfortably. Bookable by getting in touch with us, this cottage is open primarily in the spring to autumn months. The potential for snow over the winter means that stays in December to March are only possible with a 4×4 vehicle!

group accommodation

The self-catering cottages can be taken individually or as a group. House on the Hill and Little House on the Hill have interconnecting doors which we can open up if required. The resulting cottage has 4 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms as well as plenty of living space.


our guestbook

Fantastic cottage. Quite have beautiful walks from the front doorstep and that’s what we wanted. Plus there is a hotel 1 mile down the hill. Absolutely spotless with a really well equipped kitchen. We would definitely come back! Thank you Jo.

Nicola - House on the Hill - May 2021

Well appointed and stylishly designed cottage. Would definitely recommend to friends or to return myself.

Seb - Berry Hill - December 2020

Perfect place for a break, we used for a family getaway and will be visiting again in the future. Cannot recommend Jo and the cottages highly enough!

James - Little House on the Hill - August 2021

This cottage is an immaculate and beautifully presented property. It is well appointed and equipped; everything from kitchen crockery, bed linen, furniture and showers are tasteful and attractive. We had a comfortable and relaxing stay. It is set in a stunning and peaceful location with hill walks and views literally on your doorstep. It is an ideal base to explore the Scottish Borders from. Visitors are encouraged to explore the farm and it's surroundings - which we did - and as town dwellers walking close to sheep and wildlife was a joy. Jo is a wonderful and friendly host and we can't wait to return.

Jerry - Berry Hill - July 2021

Lovely cosy annexe. Comfortable and very well equipped. Wonderfully warm on cold days. Excellent information folder. Great location with good walks from the property and close to border towns and sights, such as the ruined abbeys. Edinburgh a short drive away. Our dog loved it too!

Andrew - Little House on the Hill - May 2021

We had a lovely break at House on the Hill. I stayed there with my wife and two boys (7 and 12). It was very reassuring at this time that the cottage was immaculately clean and that so many steps were taken to ensure our safety. The House on the Hill was much more spacious than we expected...the perfect cottage for our needs for our short break. Also, Jo replied very promptly with detailed instructions for our stay. We would definitely return and couldn’t recommend Jo’s cottage highly enough - the only thing that wasn’t great was the weather!

Grant - House on the Hill - October 2020
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