Bed and Breakfast
Bed and breakfast accommodation
near Gifford, 30 mins south east of Edinburgh
in rural East Lothian. Visit Scotland ****
Georgian farmhouse bed and breakfast and conservation farm, 30 mins from Edinburgh.
Barbara and Michael Williams warmly welcome guests to stay for bed and breakfast at their home, a comfortable Georgian farmhouse at the centre of their 350 acres of rolling wooded farmland, just one mile from the historic village of Gifford.
This is a place of peace and tranquillity - with log fires, a large garden to wander in, a tennis court and specially signed farm walks. Michael farms in accordance with up-to-date conservation principles and his work has been acknowledged with the award of a MBE (for more about the farm see below).
Eaglescairnie Mains is within 30 minutes' drive of Edinburgh as well as East Lothian's ruined castles, empty beaches, numerous golf courses, the heather-covered Lammermuir hills, the famous Bass Rock and Seabird Centre and the Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery.
Double Bedroom with private adjoining (en suite) bathroom, with views over the garden and fields, to the Lammermuir hills on the horizon.
Double Bedroom with private adjoining (en suite) bathroom, also with views over the garden and fields to the hills.
Twn bedroom with bathroom en suite, with views from the side of the house over a courtyard, garden and woodland, and also north to Fife.
The Conservatory laid for breakfast.
Breakfast is served either in the breakfast room or the geranium filled conservatory, with newspapers and wonderful views and great choices of fruits (stewed and fresh), yoghurts, juices and homemade marmelade.
Barbara also cooks a traditional Scottish breakfast to order using local ingredients - try the prize winning black pudding!
Sample menus from the local pubs and restaurants are in each room's information folder - there is a good pub in Gifford a mile away, and you can walk across the fields into the village.
Double or Twin Bedroom: £37.50 - £40.00 per person per night based on two people sharing, and including breakfast.
Single occupancy: £45 - 55.
Credit/debit cards accepted. Closed for Christmas.
Children welcome - dogs by prior arrangement.
Ragwort and Sprocket.
To enquire or to book:
Barbara and Michael Williams
Tel/Fax: 01620 810491
or from outside the UK:
Tel/Fax: 44 1620 810491
Right; The view from one of the bedrooms.
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About the farm:
Eaglescairnie Mains was launched as the Lothians' FWAG (Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group) Demonstration Farm in October 1992. It sets out to unite wildlife and landscape conservation with profitable agriculture and in 1993 was runner up in the nationally acclaimed silver Lapwing award for Farming and Conservation.
The farm is a valuable resource for local farmers, students, school parties and interested groups where they can see at first hand the benefits, opportunities and practicalities of integrating farming and conservation. There are specially signed farm walks.
Michael emphasises that this is a working family farm and that it has the same limitations as any other of a similar size and location. The primary aim of Eaglescairnie Mains is to maintain a profitable farm business, and the enhancement of landscape, habitat and wildlife are integral parts of this business. This may be termed "sympathetic" farming - an attempt to fit modern farming comfortably into the existing landscape.