The farmhouse was built originally as a traditional longhouse. Various later alterations are apparent from the outside and another storey was added in 1762 (according to the inscription on the back wall). Recent improvements to the house include sash and case double glazed windows and a modern heating and hot water system.
We welcome single visitors (no supplement), children (we have adjoining double and twin rooms, cots and highchairs) and dogs (in our large kennel with run). We are also an ideal base for riders, walkers and cyclists.
Breakfast features our own produce (eggs, sausages, preserves) and we are very happy to provide lunch or dinner on request using our own beef, mutton or chicken. Vegetarians and vegans are also very welcome. We are not licensed to sell alcohol but glasses and a corkscrew are to hand.
Guests have the use of the garden and the sitting room with its wood burning stove, freeview HD television with iplayer and a very wide selection of DVDs and CDs. We have a library of (we guess) a couple of thousand books on subjects ranging from classical riding to classical literature with something on more or less everything else in between, any of which guests are welcome to borrow.
The house is also home to the owners of the bed and breakfast, Hilary and Carey, which means we are on site and available day to day.
Set 900 feet above sea level in 900 acres of moor and pasture at the southernmost tip of the Pentland Hills, Weston Farm is off the beaten track but easily reached from all directions. We breed pedigree beef Shorthorn cattle, running about 250 or so head at any one time, together with around 500 Lleyn cross ewes. Dunsyre Beef Shorthorns are one of the biggest pedigree herd run commercially in the UK. Our meat is available in a number of the major supermarkets and we have been certified organic by the Soil Association since 2000. As well as wonderful views, a walk round the farm takes in the managed wetland, a Neolithic henge and the remains of a sixteenth century Pele tower.
The farmyard looks like a farmyard should and a quartet of peacocks may trumpet your arrival. Birdlife includes lapwings, geese, skylarks, buzzards and owls. But Weston is a working farm - you may hear bulls bellowing as well as birds singing and tractors can cause mud on the tracks. Children are very welcome indeed but may need to be reminded it's not a petting farm and real ones can be dangerous!
The house is quirky and characterful, the ambience relaxed. The rooms are large and warm with stunning views and are furnished mainly with antiques. We have a huge and eclectic library of books and magazines as well as games and films. Guests (whether solo visitors or families of four) will always have a whole wing of the house (including dining and sitting rooms) to themselves and are free to wander where they will.
Weston Farm is not only a lovely place for a quiet break. Its location equidistant between Glasgow and Edinburgh and proximity to the Scottish Borders makes it a great base for visitors exploring the central belt and southern Scotland.
Weston is home to Carey and Hilary Coombs. We have several horses and dogs and guests wishing bring to theirs with them are very welcome.
- Children Allowed
- Pet Friendly