Bed and Breakfast

Accommodation between Earlston and Duns in the South of Scotland
Family home bed and breakfast with optional dinner
Stables and paddocks for horses available.

Mansefield from the drive Map of Scotland


Newcastle 70 miles (112 kms)
Edinburgh 40 miles (64 kms)
Coldstream 10 miles (16 kms)
Kelso 8 miles (13 kms)
Melrose 16 miles (26 kms)
Duns 6 miles (10 kms)

Drawing Room

Mansefield is a traditional Scottish Georgian former minister's house on the edge of the small town of Greenlaw less than an hour south east of Edinburgh in the Scottish Borders. It is the home of Pippa and Tim Culham and their family, and they welcome guests to stay for bed and breakfast, and optional dinner.

This is an informal family home; there's a trampoline in the garden, ponies in the field, and Tim and Pippa have a small farm with chickens, horses, sheep, a pig ( 10 piglets at the time of my visit... -editor).

Guests have a Drawing Room all to themselves (right), and there's a garden, paddocks and 250 metres of river-bank on the Blackadder where you can fish if you like.


Bedroom Bathroom

Above, left and right;
This double bedroom is in a separate wing. Contemporary bathroom en suite, with bath and separate shower.

In the main part of the house, a twin bedroom with a washhand basin in the room and with a private bathroom (below left) a couple of steps away.

Below left;
The private bathroom with a classic 1940's cast iron bath with shower attachment. Below right; This double bedroom can also share the bathroom. But note: you will not be sharing the bathroom unless you are a party of friends or family who are happy to share!

Bedroom Bathroom

All bedrooms have a tea and coffee making tray.

There are no televisons in the bedrooms, but one downstairs in the Drawing Room (also a chessboard, plenty of games and wood-burning stove).

Breakfast (and optional dinner):

Pippa's favourite pastime is cooking and entertaining her guests.

Breakfast table Broccoli from the garden

Breakfast (and dinner) is served at the table under the window in the Drawing Room (right). Home baking, fresh coffee, cheese scones ("delicious!" -editor), eggs from her free range hens, their own recipe pork and pheasant sausages, their own home-grown bacon, local honey (all according to availability).

Dinner menus are made up for her guests with her favourite dish of the month using what is available from the garden (left), locally sourced cheeses and and fish, pork and lamb and often homemade sausages and bacon. Berry fruit, rhubarb, plums and apples are also grown, and Pippa makes Elderflower and Meadowsweet cordial.

Supper (2 courses) from £20 - depending on the ingredients
Dinner (3 courses) from £25 - depending on the ingredients

Please give Pippa reasonable advance notice if you would like dinner or supper, then you can discuss menus and any special requests. Greenlaw itself has a fish and chip shop and 2 pubs, one of which does meals.


Mansefield from the garden

Since the photographs above were taken Pippa has done some renovations and now has three rooms with two bathrooms and a shower room:

Double / Twin - ensuite.
£45 per person per night based on two people sharing

Double ( with sofa bed) - private bathroom.
£40 per person per night based on two people sharing

Twin - private shower room
£40 per person per night based on two people sharing

Prices include breakfast

Single occupancy add £10 per night.

Sorry no pets, and no smoking

Right; A view from the garden.

To enquire or to book:

Note: Pippa is very happy (even prefers) to receive telephone enquiries. She will ring back if you leave a message on her answer-phone.

Please tell Tim and Pippa you found Mansefield through About Scotland!

Please contact:
Tim and Pippa Culham

Berwickshire TD10 6YF
Scotland, UK

Tel: 01361 810260
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1361 810260

Beela Bantams Lambs Piglets

Above; Beela, bantams, lambs and 10 day old Tamworth piglets in the stables.

Activities in the area

Walking - wonderful walking and the Southern Upland Way is within 5 miles.
Outdoor sports - fishing, shooting, riding.
Historic Tours - Abbeys at Kelso, Jedburgh, Melrose and Dryburgh. Mellerstain House. Manderston House (The Edwardian House of TV fame) and Floors Castle are all within easy reach. Edinburgh is just one hour.
Golf - Sunlaws 12 miles; Coldsteam and Duns are within minutes and most East Lothian courses are within an hour.
Local festivals, common riding and civic weeks take place in June, July and August. Jim Clark Rally in early July.

Map of the area:

Map of the Scottish Borders and Mansfield

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