Another picturesque, peaceful stay at Lewinshope Farm. Coming up from the hectic and crazy London, being able to fall asleep to the sound of silence, with an occasional bird or sheep calling out, it is a true luxury that is easy to take for granted. Opening up my curtains first thing in the morning to the green rolling hills spotted with sheep, is a sight I wont forget any time soon.
Whenever I visit I always try and make the most of the history and beautiful scenery of the Scottish Borders. Not far of a walk from Lewinshope is the eerie Newark Tower with a fascinating past, on the property of the beautiful stately home, Bowhill House. The country park the house sits on could be explored for a whole day, with beautiful walks through the woods, and a picnic next to the lake, watching the swans.
Not much further away is Sir Walter Scott’s 1800’s baronial mansion and gardens. We spent the day at this property, listening to the self guided tour through the property, which is one of the best audio tours I’ve ever listened to. The property holds so much history, and I felt very lucky to be able to experience it for myself. The gardens so perfectly manicured, and lead down to the River Tweed, where a whole day could be spent walking along it.
The Watson family always make me feel right at home and so welcome. Living a 24 hour flight away from my family, having Lewinshope and Lulu and Johnny take care of me, makes me know I’ll always have a home away from home.