News from Bemersyde Estate

We hope you have all stayed well during the last year and look forward to welcoming you back to Bemersyde some time in the future. We have some vacancies in late May and June and in the autumn, which you can book directly on 01968 678 465 or via our Sawday's page. 

The Scottish Borders has had a very low incidence of Covid-19, currently 7 per 100,000, and we shall move into Level 2 on 17 May when six people from three households are permitted to be indoors together, including staying overnight. Additionally, as we have completed an extra kitchen on the ground floor, and as the wing can be let separately, there are many permutations possible for different households.

Whilst the world has been in Lockdown, we have been beavering away at Bemersyde. If you have not visited for some time, you will find some changes, including refurbished bathrooms and the aforementioned extra kitchen. Children are loving the new den-making area and sandpit.

We have listened to all your comments and installed showers and underfloor heating, which is especially welcome in the autumn and winter. The kitchen garden continues to develop and during the Lockdowns and produce a wonderful excess of crops. Margaret started cooking soups for the freeze, pasta sauces from the tomato crop and pesto from the wild garlic. 

Foodies can look forward to picking their fruit and vegetables, and for self-caterers there is 'food to go' from the larder and freezer to assist when you have been busy all day. Next on Margaret's list is Lemon Verbena ice cream! Outside catering can still be arranged if required.

This year is the 250th Anniversary of Sir Walter Scott's birth and there are special events at Abbotsford nearby. There are major mountain bike competitions throughout the Borders and to help guests enjoy the great outdoors, we have put up a new bird hide and acquired two salmon rods.

Waders can be hired in St Boswells (or just bring some wellies) and we can help arrange fishing nearby if our beat is fully booked. We know where to find sloe bushes in the autumn if you want to make your own sloe gin or brambles to make a delicious crumble.

There are stables and, of course, the tennis court, whilst Muirfield is only 40 minutes away.