berry hill

Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2 | Pet Friendly


Berry Hill is available to book on and also as part of a group booking.

Like all accommodation at Hillhouse Farm Escapes, it is dog-friendly. This former gamekeeper’s cottage has been fully renovated. Berry Hill has beautiful interiors with soft, country tones and modern touches throughout. It sleeps 4 very comfortably.

The cottage is extremely cosy thanks to our renewable energy heating system, with fantastic hot showers. You can make use of free WiFi as well as two smart TVs.

Guests at Berry Hill can walk on fantastic tracks across Hillhouse Farm – routes start right at the door. We have a professional-grade tennis court available for you to use. Tennis fans just need to remember their rackets! Beyond Hillhouse, explore the Scottish Borders, Northumberland, the Lothians and, of course, Edinburgh.


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the details

self-catering kitchen scottish borders

the space

Berry Hill is a fully renovated self-catering cottage which sleeps 4 guests (plus camp bed or cot) in two bedrooms. The interiors are modern-coutry style with a gorgeous green kitchen, soft pink and navy touches. The living space is generous, the views are green and the cottage is really cosy and has WiFi throughout. Dog-friendly – we allow 1 dog as standard and sometimes additional dogs can come too!

kitchen & living room

Berry Hill has an open-plan kitchen-dining-living space as well as a separate living room. The generous kitchen is very well equipped with an electric oven, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher. We provide plenty of crockery, cutlery, glassware and utensils.

The dining area has a large, round table and chairs, and you’ll also find a sofa in a sunny spot by the window. There is a smart tv on the wall.

The living room is accessed directly from the open-plan space. It has a beautiful blue sofa, two armchairs, a smart TV and a coffee table.

You’ll find a cloakroom area just off the kitchen with space for hanging coats and leaving wellies to dry off. In the laundry cupboard, you’ll find a washing machine and laundry essentials. We provide an iron and ironing board. By the cloakroom, you will find a roomy downstairs shower room and WC.

bedrooms & bathrooms

You’ll find two bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom has a king bed, a large wardrobe and chest of drawers. The other room is set up with twin beds. We can provide an additional camp bed if required as well as a travel cot. The spacious bathroom has a bath with a shower over (and there is a walk-in shower downstairs).

outside spaces

The holiday cottage is surrounded by garden areas. There is a seating area exclusively for your use, with an outdoor sofa and table. Although we are dog-friendly, please note that the garden is not contained. You’ll also be able to make use of the tennis court and, of course, you have full access to walk and cycle routes on the farm.

self-catering cottage gallery – berry hill

eating out

If you don’t fancy cooking during your stay, there is a perfect option about a mile from the house in Carfraemill hotel. It’s a restaurant/pub with outdoor seating and a choice of areas inside. Carfraemill is also dog-friendly.

walking, cycling & tennis from the door

Hillhouse Farm Escapes is the perfect place to stay in a holiday cottage if you’re looking for an abundance of landscapes and fresh air. You’ll be able to walk and mountain bike across our upland farm, Hillhouse, which has lots of excellent tracks. Beyond that, you can head into the Lammermuir Hills. In 2021, we installed a new, professional-grade tennis court, which has an incredible view! Guests in all three of our cottages can make use of the tennis court throughout their stay.

family-friendly place to stay

If you are travelling with small children and babies, we can provide a travel cot and a high chair. We can also provide a camp-bed for an extra child. Please just ask when you book. We have plastic cutlery and crockery if needed too. Children will love to explore the farm – there is total freedom to run around in fields and along tracks. You won’t find it hard to spot a few sheep! There are little streams that can be fun for a paddle or for skimming stones and splashing.

a dog-friendly cottage

We are delighted to be a dog-friendly holiday cottage in Scotland. Please just let us know when you book – we are always happy to accept one dog, and sometimes we allow one more. We just ask that muddy paws and fur/coats are cleaned well before coming into the cottage. Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted upstairs or on any furniture. There are excellent walks along tracks, through fields and up hills! Please keep your dog on its lead through our sheep fields. During lambing (April/May), we ask that you avoid the lambing fields where possible – there are lots of fields without livestock in them too!


our guestbook

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

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

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

Really enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage. It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for our 3 night stay. Great rural location but close enough to Melrose, Kelso and other border towns for a day trip. Some beautiful scenery in that part of the world. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this cottage for a family break.

Claire - Berry Hill - September 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

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It is very spacious and cosy at the same time, and very clean. It was the ideal base to explore the Borders, and the coast isn't far away. Ideal spot for families.

David - Berry Hill - October 2020
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