Welcome to The Bield Bed & Breakfast
The Bield is a small farm, on its own road with no through traffic. We offer two large king-size,en-suite, rooms, one of which can double as a twin (sleeping four people in total). All our rooms have fine views of open country. Outside the dining room window is a well stocked bird table, and you can observe our feathered friends while having your breakfast.
As I spin wool,and like a variety of raw material, the farm keeps an assorted breeds of sheep, Zwartholes, becoming one of the most popular, the Ewe in the picture had four babies and reared the all ! Dylan and Toreador (The Donkeys) also stay here, with many assorted free range poultry Last but not least come the three cats, who are confined to our part of the house, and not the guest rooms.
The farm is a short walk from the small village of Hume which sits in the shadow of Hume Castle, a folly, built fromthe rubble of an earlier courtyard castle,destroyed by the army of Oliver Cromwell.
The historic town of Kelso is just 7 miles distant, with very good restaurants, Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland, famous Salmon fishing on the river Tweed, and has a ruin of an abbey and a racecourse.
Both sides of the border, Scottish and English has an interesting if somewhat bloody history. The Reivers, as the raiders were known on both sides of the border, stole sheep, cattle and horses, burning property and taking hostages to ransom. Their activities were encouraged by Edward I and Henry VIII in particular to keep things on the boil. The Scottish likewise egged on their raiders which led to an area between the two countries of great lawlessness.
Twelve miles away sits the county town of Duns, one of the main attractions being the museum dedicated to the motor racing legend Jim Clark. There is also an annual rally held each year on closed local roads.
Edinburgh is an easy 40 mile drive, with all the history and culture it engenders.
Twenty miles to the coast, the picturesque cliffs at the nature reserve at St. Abbs, and the sea birds nesting in the spring. Just round the coast is the fishing village of Eyemouth, with its lovely beach and busy harbour.
Just over the border,the seaside town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, with its impresive fortifications, built in Elizabeth the first's reign, can't fail to appeal.
We cannot possibly list all the attractions available, so why not pay us a visit, and see for yourself, i'm sure you wont be disappointed.
We look forward to welcoming you at The Bield, where Sarah will do her best to answer any queries you may have.