Guests enjoy nature and the great outdoors at Bemersyde

We love hearing our guests reports of what they have enjoyed about their holiday at Bemersyde. For one recent large family group it was the birds at the new bird-feeders and long walks in and around the estate. 

“We had a fabulous holiday. We live in a flat in the city so it was an absolute joy to spend time amongst so much nature. I enjoyed watching the birds at the bird table. The nuthatches were particularly lovely with the stripe which runs from their beak through the eye and towards the body. You don’t often see them in gardens and they are very special.

“Bemersyde is such a lovely house and Margaret the housekeeper is so welcoming. The house is indeed big, but it is very ‘liveable-in’! We loved the three different reception rooms; the children played in the sitting room, where there was plenty of space and the fire stayed warm right until the morning; the adults enjoyed the drawing room for evening drinks, and we all loved the morning room for things like jigsaws etc. We also used the wing, which is so pretty and has been done up really beautifully.

“I also enjoyed learning about the history of the House, for example how the second Earl Haig came to painting. The pictures showing how the House has changed over the years, but always with the sweet chestnut tree [the 800-year-old Covin or trysting tree] outside the front of the House, were fascinating.

“We established a lovely walking circuit, which took us under the Wallace Statue to the Temple of the Muses at Dryburgh, along the drive to the River Tweed and up past the fishing lodge. It was a gorgeous walk.”