cottages

We have a collection of 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, family-friendly and horse-friendly.

Highfield (4+1) | Hernie Cleugh (4+1) | Fairnielees (7)
Berry Hill (4) | Highfield House (8+2) |
Bracken Hill (6) | Bracken House (10)

why stay with us

HILLHOUSE ESCAPES FAMILY RUN

ENJOY A QUIET GETAWAY

STUNNING RURAL LOCATION

WALKS ON THE DOORSTEP

GREAT ACCESS TO EDINBURGH

House on the Hill self-catering farm cottage

highfield

The largest of our 2-bedroom cottages with calming modern-country interiors. Highfield sleeps 4 with space for an extra bed and cot if needed. Two bathrooms with showers (one with a bath, one en-suite). Excellent kitchen with range cooker and beautiful oak dining table which sleeps up to 10 people. A very spacious lounge with an additional dining/card games table. Can be rented together with Hernie Cleugh, next door, as Highfield House.

hernie cleugh

A pretty stone-built cottage, Hernie Cleugh is the little sister to Highfield next door (can be rented together as Highfield House). 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.

Little House on the Hill holiday cottage
Highfield House with large garden

highfield house

If you’re looking for a bit more space, take Highfield House which sleeps 8+2 guests (Hernie Cleugh and Highfield combined). Four bedrooms upstairs, with very generous living accommodation downstairs, and an extra sitting room. This is perfect for a group of friends, or for multiple generations of a family – everyone will find their own space whilst having options for getting everyone together.

fairnielees

Along a farm track, in a valley all of its own, lies Fairnielees. It’s a house with 3 bedrooms, sleeping 6 guests comfortably plus an additional office space with sofa bed. 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!

sunny spot at Berry Hill

berry hill

Former gamekeeper’s cottage which has also been fully renovated. Gorgeous interiors and generous living space for 4 guests (plus travel cot if needed). Two bath/shower rooms. Open plan living-kitchen-dining with a separate lounge.

bracken hill

Bracken Hill has 3 bedrooms (2 upstairs, 1 downstairs) and sleeps 6 guests. There is a bath/shower room upstairs, and a further shower room downstairs. Open-plan living comes with a gorgeous blue kitchen, generous oak dining table and living room. There is also a separate TV snug to give everyone a place to relax.

Bracken Hill is currently undergoing some renovation works and bookings available again from January 2024.

Bracken House view of front of self-catering holiday cottage for up to 10 guests

bracken house

Bracken House sleeps 10 guests across 5 bedrooms with the benefit of 4 shower/bath rooms. The property has outstanding living space with two TV snugs, two open-plan living-dining-kitchen spaces and a utility/boot room area. The property can also be rented in two separate halves (Berry Hill and Bracken Hill) for smaller groups.

group accommodation

The self-catering cottages can be taken individually or as a group. Across our cottages, we can accommodate 25+ guests.

Highfield House sleeps 8 plus 2 camp beds, Bracken House sleeps 10 and Fairnielees (about half a mile from the other 2 properties) sleeps up to 7 guests.

 

our guestbook

Fantastic cottage. Quite remote...you 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

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

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

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

We have just spent 3 nights at this lovely cosy cottage. Full of character. Very clean and well equipped. A perfect base to explore the area. Jo was very attentive and a great host. Nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend.

Amanda - Little House on the Hill - October 2020
 
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