Guest comments

The New Farmhouse - Biggar

Our second stay and just as memorable as the first 3 years ago).  Wonderful surroundings, comforts of home, everything you could need.  5 adults, plenty of room as a family or to have some “quiet” space.  Biggar still retains its charm and great shops – Hamilton’s butchers remain a must.  Great night out at the Taj Mahal – food and hosts are brilliant!  Days out to Ayr, Troon, Peebles, Loch Lomond, further afield to Loch Ness, Glen Coe, Fort William, Beauly and Connich.  Well worth the drive. Bowling in Edinburgh and Tour bus 2 separate days, great way of seeing some sights old and new.  Thanks again Joyce & Robert.  Pople family, Somerset 28 July – 11 August 2017

Tres agreable sejour dans un cottage tres confortable.  Famile Redares, France. 5/7-10/7/2017

This holiday home made us feel really welcome from the first step inside. We all had a fabulous time here. Carefree tranquility. Cheers!  Nick, Marie, Sam, Mari, Kate, Sophie, Olivia & Zak. East Kilbride. 30/6-03/7/2017

Dear Joyce, for the 4th time we enjoyed our stay here and we would like to reserve the farmhouse again for next year.  Thank you and hope to see you again. Robert & friends, The Netherlands 23-26/6/2017

An enjoyable stay with lots of interesting places to visit in the surrounding area made better by the “summer weather”.  The Finchams, Bridge of Alford, Aberdeenshire. 16-23/7/2017

Staying here while we are between houses.  Spacious yet cosy with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.  Enjoyed the peace and tranquility.  The Millars, 28/5 – 9/6 2017

Too short a stay but much appreciated.  Second time here and would stay again.  Loved the baaing sheep and lambs, the beautiful views of hills, Tinto and gorse.  Many than thanks for making room for us. Karen Thomson & Robert Park. My sister and I joined Karen & Robert for a short stay in your most comfortable cottage surrounded by rural peace and beauty.  Marjory Thomson, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. May 28 2017

Clean and tidy cabin, plenty of room and lovely surroundings. Easy reach of Biggar.  Would definitely come back in the near future.  Wyllie, Aberdare, South Wales 8/4/17

What a wonderful stay we have had here!  Our 3 children felt at home immediately (6,3 & 1.5).  We had a problem with one of the beds and after I emailed 2 guys came in and fixed the problem the same day.  Great service on top of a house which has it all!!  Thank you so much!  Our family also admired the home and will definitely stay here when visiting the Borders.  Hendriks family.  The Hague, The Netherlands. 10/04/2017

A lovely week’s stay in a relaxing setting, thank you.  The Scotts, Caterham, Surrey 8/4/2017

Great house, wonderful surroundings!  Many thanks and we look forward to a return visit. Hunt/Madden, Sheffield March 2017

Really enjoyed our stay whilst attending a family wedding at the Cornhill.  Very comfortable, warm and welcoming.  Look forward to returning for future visits.  Travis/ Lay/Robinson. Pendeen, Cornwall. March 2017

A fantastic place to stay, will definately return.  2 workers  17 January 2017.

We had a lovely stay in the cottage, adults and children enjoyed it greatly.  we had a lovely meal at the Mill and attended a brilliant wedding at Cornhill Castle.  The cottage was really warm and very well equipped.  Smith & Ferguson family,Leeds.  28th December 2016.

We’ve had a lovely weekend and thoroughly enjoyed staying here, it’s been a real home from home, we can’t wait to come back again. Jax has definitely enjoyed the freedom.  Anderson family, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.  20th November 2016

We are all so glad and lucky that we have found a new holiday home that we will return to again and again! The photos on the website do no real justice to this fabulous warm, comfortable, spacious home and setting.  We will definitely return for a longer stay.  This home from home has allowed our family to relax and enjoy the whole weekend and also let us fully enjoy our daughter’s wedding nearby.  Thank you ever so much from the bottom of our hearts. xxx (* Well said Dad!!!)  The Whelan family, Cumbernauld.  31 Oct 2016.

Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful cottage!  We all loved the gorgeous countryside, we will definitely be back again.  Brilliant week and Sasha (dog) enjoyed the freedom of the garden and getting pampered in the local grooming parlour, definitely worth a visit for muddy pooches!  The Whales family, Sheffield.  28th October 2016.

Lovely family break in lovely surroundings. Beautiful cabin with all the facilities needed to enjoy a comfortable get together.  Thanks again and thank you for the biscuits!  The Smiths, Glasgow 21 October 2016.

Lovely cosy cottage.  Ideal location.Thank you. Alison & Malcolm. Hawick. 14 Oct 2016.

Thank you Joyce.  Warm welcome to cosy, comfy log cabin with the wonderful views.  we also loved Glasgow city and did all the Mackintosh Houses, brilliant!  Bob, Chris & Val, Bradford and Clevedon Somerset  30th September 2016.

Thank you, had a great time.  Will come back and recommend.  Ian & Sharon, Kirkaldy, Fife  11 September 2016.

I have visited Scotland with my wife’s family and with our friends.  Stayed here for 4 nights.  Really lovely place and the facilities in the Farmhouse are excellent.  Very well equipped and close to Edinburgh and Glasgow.  We are hoping to visit again.  Thank you.  Tharka Prasad and families with friends, London and Sri Lanka.  9th September 2016.

Lovely place, amazing landscape.  We enjoyed our stay here although we spent most of the time visiting and exploring beautiful Scotland!  Thank you.  Drexhage/Haselhuhn Family  2nd September 2016

We love Scotland and come to a different part of it every year.  Another idyllic location.  Handy for the cities but also for the peace and serenity of the countryside.  Lovely cosy accommodation, well equipped and comfortable.  Thank you x The Lamberts, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear 5-8 Aug 2016.

Our first time but not our last. Wonderful house, wonderful scenery, will recommend. Amazing.  The Macs, Tyne & Weir 22 July 2016 for 2 weeks.

Thank you Joyce, we have had a wonderful week.  Cycling at Glentress was amazing, good food at The Mill, Coulter and beautiful scenery in the Highlands! Would definately recommend!  Adams & Curtis’s, South Devon  15 – 22 July 2016.

Dear Joyce, it is our third stay here and we always enjoy being here.  Everytime we discover new places around southern Scotland.This year we went to Arran Island and of course we went to the annual reunion of Castle Craig as ex patients. We love Scotland and we will definately come back next time.  Robert Jan and friends, Netherlands. 24 – 27 June 2016

Our base for a family wedding.  Beautiful surroundings and a snug hide away.  We enjoyed our stay. Andy, Mary & Family, Cornwall  23 May 2016.

A perfect rural retreat yet close enough to local amenities.  Enjoyed by all of us including our labradors.  Hugh & Lynne , Harleston, Norfolk.  28 April 2016.

What a lovely place, so well located and so well laid out.  We have travelled form Epsom, Surrey.  Thank you xxx  24 April ’16

Excellent place, thoroughly enjoyed our stay made, even better by great weather.  Highly recommend to anyone.  Ann, Keith, Helen, Nilush & Harley (the dog). 18 April 2016

We have had a wonderfully relaxing time in your cosy cabin.  Thank you!  Sheila, May, Ellen Lynda, Diane and Hilary. Glasgow 17/4/16

Even though this was a business trip it felt like a holiday. Excellent Cottage, very comfy.  Will stay again. Thanks x  Anthony & Stephen 15 April 2016

Thank you for or a lovely stay, would definitely stay again.  Own & Wright families.  Pontypridd, South Wales.  March 2016.

We enjoyed a relaxing retreat from everyday life with our wee poodles Alfie & Ralph.  They enjoyed their long walks in surrounding fields.  Grahams, Motherwell. February 2016.

What a wonderful time we have had while staying at The New Farmhouse.  Amazing facilities and situation.  December 2015.

Had a lovely stay at the farmhouse!  Cosy and well equipped in lovely surroundings.  Kids loved the outdoors and there was plenty to do in the area.  Would recommend to family and friends.  The O’Neill and McNeish families.  October 2015.

Thank you for a lovely stay at The New Farmhouse.  Great location with all wonderful amenities.  We thoroughly enjoyed the lowing of the cows and the friendly sheep.  Everyone very friendly and helpful.  We Canadians would definitely recommend a return.  September 2015.

Definitely home form home and lots of thoughtful touches.  A lovely log cabin a stone’s throw from Biggar which is a lovely little town.  We enjoyed a walk up the Clyde Falls with our friends and 4yr old and we had a trip to go down the mines at Wanlockhead which was very interesting.  We would certainly come back.  Thank you.  The Donnelly family x  31 Aug – 3 Sept 2015.

We had a lovely stay!  Comfortable and nice place accessible to a lot of tourist spots.  Such lovely views all around the cottage and very relaxing.  Kids enjoyed the swings.  Thank you!  Illagan, Balansag & Matining families.  August 2015.

Brilliant week and weather was good.  Made brilliant use of the garden and been to see fantastic places like Drumlanrig Castle, Peebles, Edinburgh and New Lanark.  Would definitely come back again and was also nice to climb Tinto.  Thank you for the use of The New Farmhouse.  Please can we come again?  Felt so relaxed here.  Gregson Family, Lancashire.  August 2015.

Convenient and clean!  A lovely cosy lodge with loads of room.  The beds were really comfortable.  The swing was good for 8 little children.  We were never bored.  We had a nice time climbing Tinto and going to M & D’s theme park.  The garden was big and just the right size for BBQ’s.  A very comfortable and welcoming lodge with such soft and cuddly beds.  The swing was probably the best!  There was even a nest with chicks in and we watched them grow older and older.  When we left they had even started flying.  we enjoyed the horse and chickens.  Merel family August 2015.

Lovely few days been had.  House lovely and cosy, even when weather outside isn’t so inviting!  House is very well equipped and roomy.  Local area very picturesque.  The old town of Biggar also very nice to see.  All in all a pleasant and peaceful stay.  Many thanks.  Scott, Gaby, Leonie, Jocelyne & Renee, Hameln, Germany. 24 -27 July 2015

We’ve had a really relaxing time and enjoyed seeing Biggar – a place we’ve never been before.  The falls of Clyde is well worth a visit!  We would have liked to explore the walks around here and enjoyed the garden more but what a wet July we’re having!  We’ll just need to come back.  Thanks. Nichols and Thompson families 19 -22 July 2015.

We had a wonderful experience in this beautiful farmhouse. This place is neat, cosy and warm. It is in a great location, close to Edinburgh and Glasgow. We got to see many castles and even went up to Loch Ness. We have 4 boys and they enjoyed the countryside, the sheep and cows. This is much different from what we are used to in the South of France. We didn’t get the pleasure to meet Joyce in person but we had a good contact by text messages. Can’t wait to come back here! Thanks for the experience.

Love from Six Fours, France. Sandrine xox

First stay at The New Farmhouse and it was fab! Great views from every window even though it rained! Will return in the summer as it was a great base in which to explore. As only a short visits we went to Edinburgh zoo with 3 kids, fab day out even though weather was mixed. Livingston was also great as we took family golfing (crazy) and did a little retail therapy at the same time. A big thank you from all of us!! Thank you for the great toys to play with!! I enjoyed the swing. Harry liked the sheep.
The McMichans, Yore. April 2015

Our first stay at The New Farmhouse and definitely not our last. Came with my husband for his birthday and our family and granddaughter. We had a fabulous time. There is absolutely nothing we would change. Beautifully clean, comfortable beds. Nice to have the bath as we could bathe our granddaughters we are 1 and 3 years old. Our dog loved it too. I have nothing negative to say. Joyce very friendly, she was only a phone call away should we need anything but we didn’t. Thank you Joyce for a lovely stay, definitely will return. Many thanks. Mr and Mrs White, Nottingham. Jan 2015

Had a fantastic weekend, many thanks. Shopping in Biggar excellent!! Wood burning stove brilliant and kept the lodge very warm and cosy. Shower in downstairs bathroom would make the stay even more enjoyable. We had arranged this weekend stay to celebrate family birthdays and we all had a fantastic time. Thank you so much. Hope we will come back again in the near future. The Rutherfords 21-23 Nov 2014.

Nice spacious cottage. Would reccomend the Barony restaurant in Biggar. New Lanark also well worth a visit and for those that appreciate good ale then the Broughton Brewery in Broughton is the place to go. Wood burner was great. 16-23 Aug 2014.

What a wonderful time we had! A real home from home with everything we needed to hand. Lovely comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, plenty of space and warmth when needed. Biggar is fantastic for shopping especially Hamilton’s butcher’s. Great quality meat, a friendly chat and tips on where to visit. Sainsbury’s and Co-op to hand. Deli has great choice of corizo and cheese if you fancy a treat. Try the ice cream parlour and waffles. FANTASTIC meal at the Barony, £19.95 for 3 courses, advise you book as very popular. Peebles has a good few shops and the County have fair priced meals; you have to eat to take under 18 children with you. We enjoyed exploring the area, local map in right hand chest of drawers. Visit to Loch Lomond and a 1 hr cruise worth doing – £39.50 for 4 adults. We went on fisrt cruise at 10.30 – it gets very busy from the 2nd tour on. Traquair house was fantastic. We spent a day there, food, drink reasonable or just an ice cream. New Lanark worth a visit, plenty to do and see and a lovely walk at the Clyde falls – £32.50 for 4 adults (over 16’s) Cafe on site, soup, snacks and salads. North Berwick, lovely beach, shops and a Seabird Centre – plenty for all. The big Red Barn – great tea and cake, only been open for a month. Weather has been interesting as “Bertha” visited but the log fire was easy to use and very warm. Small dental emergency: Biggar Dentist very helpful. Kwok, Chinese take away – yummy. How could we forget? Edinburgh Cstle excellent. Enjoyed the buzz of the Fringe and walking The Royal Mile. Garfunkels reaonable food. Did so much forgot the “big stuff”! We would love to visit again! Thank you Joyce and Robert, wonderful place, great people!! Tracy, Mark, Ben & Luke 2-16 Aug 2014

Lovely clean cabin in very peaceful surroundings. Enjoyed visits to New Lanark, Glasgow, Loch Lomond and Edinburgh plus many more palces while out exploring. Shame weather changed after the recent hot spell but still plenty to do to keep two children happy. Would definately reccomend to friends and family. Baker family, Nottinham. 26 Jul – 2 Aug 2014

We had a great stay. Fantastic weather was a bonus. Good base for sight seeing. Enjoyed the space within the cabin. Family from Beith 19-26 July 2014

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay, we are a group of 7 adults from 16-77 and everyone has enjoyed the ouside and inside space very much. Would recommend a visit to Melrose, especially the Abbey and we also enjoyed Traquair House and Floors Castle. Again many thanks – we’d love to come back for another visit. Stocks Family, Helensburgh 3 July 2014

As enjoyable as last time. Me and my brothers have rather enjoyed the swings. The beds sent uds straight to sleep after trips far and wide. We definately advise Traquair House again. Food service and products in Biggar were first class. The locals were all really friendly and helpful again. Thoroughly enjoyed garden/surroundingsdespite weather. Hope all who read this will have enjoyed their holiday. Preston Family, England 1 June 2014

Had a great second visit. It was great watching the sheep in the fields with a glass of wine! Pity we had to light the fire but this is the UK. See you again soon. James, Laura & Fam, Merseyside 5 May 2014

Had a fab time – want to come back for peace and quiet of surroundings. Good to have somewhere dogs are welcome. Clarks, Falkirk 21 April 2014

Thank you for such a lovely retreat. Cottage is beautiful, very well maiantained and good amenities provided. Was surprised to find no soap. Children enjoyed very much, thank you for considering their interest in toys, games and books. Will certainly come again 17 April 2014. Family from Leicester

Two families and two dogs had a lovely relaxed break. Farmhouse dlightful – clean and comfortable. Children enjoyed garden, hubbies enjoyed countryside cycling and we all enjoyed farmhouse and countryside walks. Would come again. Thank you for biscuits. 13 April 2014. Hills, Ayrshire

Lovely accomodation and location. Great walks with the dogs, highly recommend a visit to the river Tweed and Neidpath Castle, we loved it so much we’ve decided to be married there in a couple of years!! Clyde Valley also well worth a visit and also Blackness Castle…the list is endless. Also, a lesson learned, if you see a sheep lying on its back, tip it the right way up as it will be stuck! Thanks. Kate, Scott and the dogs x Cheshire. 11 April 2014

This was booked for my birthday and what a fab present! Had a fab weekend. Cabin is beautiful. Fab wlaks for my little girl and garden for her to play in was brilliant. Thank you.

Fab stay loved everything, good garden and lovely house. Very clean and tidy. Fraser (age 7), Sophie and Emily. In addition to Fraser’s comments, we’ve had a lovely stay, lovely and warm and cosy! Clean and tidy. Amazing surroundings. Thank you x 21st February 2014

I enjoyed staying at The New Farmhouse. We were a group of 7 and we fitted in perfectly! Grandma and Mummy used the kitchen very well so it proved that it was just the right size! The fire was easy for Daddy to light which made the room ever so cosy! Our bedrooms were great to sleep in – me, Callum and Andrew thoroughly enjoyed having an en-suite. One of the days we stayed we went to New Lanarkplus I would recommend it! Its a cotton mill and they have a few little surprises for you. As I say it was great staying. Thank you! Caroline age 9. 7th February 2014

Celebrated our second New Year at the cabin, had a fantastic time. Very clean and tidy. Will be returning next year hopefully. Could do with wi fi. Just for thoughts, Hot tub! Rogers-Newton Family 29th Dec – 2nd Jan 2013

Wonderful place to stay, a great get away home. The log fire was nice, too bad the rain held us off from doing much. Would most definately come again. Skillings 21 – 28 Dec 2013

Great rustic feel, cosy cottage. Great weekend retreat to the Scottish Borders, would recommend to friends. Darius & party, Lincoln. 15-18 Nov ’13

Had a lovely weekend. Great house and beautiful scenery. We would love to come back. Only recommendation would be to have wifi. 29 nov – 1st Dec ’13

Stayed at The New Farmhouse for my husband’s birthday with friends. Excellent stay, beautiful scenery. Will defiantely recommend. The Munros 6 – 8 Dec ’13

A very beautiful cottage in picturesque setting in the farmlands. Ideal for a family seeking a home away from home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will certainly come back for a longer stay, and hopefully more often in the future. . Family from Oxford and India September 2013.

Lovely few days in the Scottish Borders. Cosy & spacious cottage ideal for visiting countryside as well as city. Fantastic walks by St Mary’s Loch and Talla Linfoots and reservoir. Craignethan Castle also a nice visit. The falls of Clyde a little disapointing in late August when water level low. Great stay, would happily come back. Claire, Denis, Anna, Joshua & Ella, London. August 2013.

Great cottage with plenty of space. Fantastic for visiting Glentress where we spent several days cycling. Everything in the cottage was very clean and homely. we had a lovely stay and would definately like to visit again. The Stone Family, Wiltshire. August 2013

Beautiful Cottage with fantastic scenery. Nice size for family with lots of room. On our visits we would highly recommend New Lanark, Edinburgh Tatoo (fantastic), Eyemouth Fishing Harbour. Cottage is fantastic for all areas as it’s very central. Would definately come back. Purves family, Northants. August 2013.

Lovely Cottage with all mod cons, love to come back in the future. Mrs Wallace, Oban. July 2013

A lovely spacious house for a family and suits all ages from baby to teenagers. Scenery amazing. Spent most of the week exploring the area. An explorer ticket is really god value and makes exploring Edinburgh easy and cheap with a family. North Berwick Beach beautiful, Stirling Castle well worth a visit and if you’re feeling energetic The Falls Of Clyde Walk at New Lanark is breathtaking and suitable for all ages and can be done in sandals/trainers. The Simpsons, Leicestershire. July 2013

What a lovely place to stay, beds are very comfy and house is so spacious. Peebles worth a visit. We had a great time. Lynn Family, N Ireland. June 2013

Our second stay and as enjoyable and comfortable as the first. back again in August. Always clean and tidy, good comfort and a real log fire! Dewsons, Bedford. June 2013.

We have found this to be a wonderful and welcoming cottage. Furnishings and facilities are top quality. Thoroughly recommend a visit to Traquair House near Peebles -stunning. The Preston Family. Cheshire. May 2013

Nice place, nice home, it was a pleasure to stay here. Continuez bien. Francoise, France. April 2013.

Thank you so much for such a wonderful weekend. We appreciate you going out of your way to prepare the house early and for replacing the bbq. We have had a fabulous stay and our guests have had nothing but good things to say. We’ll be back! Jonathan, Manchester.

Very nice – perfect location for us and we loved the surroundings. The house is clean & comfortable. Mrs Knittle, USA

Lovely, warm and homely. Excellent facilities and a beautiful setting. A real home from home. Sue, North Yorkshire.

Absolutely amazing, excellent facilities, beautiful location – who could ask for more? The New Farmhouse definately exceeded my expectation and was excellent value for money. Thank you very much Joyce for being so helpful, we have had a wonderful stay. Mrs Crompton, Buckinghamshire.

Lovely comfortable & clean place – well situated & good base for sightseeing. Jeanette & Karl, Derbyshire

Well equipped warm & really spacious, we loved it. The Allans from Morpeth.

Its a lovely house and we really enjoyed our stay and it was a good distance to Glentress. We will definitely keep you in mind for next time. Its a lovely little spot. Larissa & mountain biking friends.

Well designed, spacious family accomodation. Very comfortable beds, well located for visiting local area. The Browns, East Yorkshire.

We all have had a wonderful stay. Gorgeous accomodation, beautiful scenery and surroundings and hope to come back again. Thank you.

Wonderful setting, comfortable & homely, well furnished, we’ll definately be coming back!

Absolutely wonderful, beautiful house & location.

Excellent, clean & homely, well equipped. Fire was great. Fiona, Glasgow.

Home from home! Really superb, thanks. Woodstove was excellent at night. Jonathan B and fellow mountain bikers.

Warm, clean & comfortable. Nice position, loved waking up to sunshine with sheep and fields out the window. Thank you for a lovely weekend! The Leggs, staying for Edinburgh Festival

We all had a nice relaxing time and would certainly be returning sometime soon. Thanks a million!!

Definately best we’ve been in! Very comfortable & well equipped.

Very comfortable & homely. Location gorgeous! We had a super stay. Thank you Ian, Cheshire.

Very good, location fab. The Gourlays, St Andrews.

Brilliant, well thought out. Good location. Home from home. Good kye!! Great fireplace. Jim, Shetland.

Very spacious, well equipped, graet location, beautiful views! Lovely place for a family to stay. The Goodwins.

Had a fantastic time, thank you. Debbie from Motherwell