Carfraemill is a rural hotel and restaurant with a reputation for excellent locally-sourced breakfasts and warm hospitality. It has 10 country-chic bedrooms, each with immaculate bathrooms. Carfraemill is surrounded by beautiful rural landscapes and is also convenient for onward travel. It's located on the edge of the glorious Lammermuir Hills which divide the Scottish Borders from Edinburgh and the Lothians.
What makes a stay at Carfraemill unique?
Carfraemill is renowned for its warm hospitality and its cosy interiors. It's the sort of place which gathers its guests in and makes them feel at home. This style of service is evident at each point in one's stay - from homemade shortbread to enjoy with tea & coffee in guests' rooms, to the farmhouse kitchen breakfast room with its cherry red Aga, and the roaring log fires in the bistro restaurant area. The restaurant serves home cooked food made with ingredients from the local area. Guests comment on their friendly interactions with Carfraemill staff: "nothing is too much trouble".
Children are made to feel at home too with lots of toys, highchairs, cots and a popular children's menu.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Carfraemill?
Carfraemill has 10 country-chic bedrooms, all are en-suite. There are 2 cosy standard doubles, 4 superior doubles, 2 superior twin rooms and 2 family suites which are exceptionally spacious (2 interconnecting rooms in each, plus an en-suite). Each bedroom has been designed by a professional interior designer and each is unique. Bedrooms come with beautiful linens, soft towels, complimentary toiletries, hairdryers, TV, free WiFi access, homemade shortbread and tea & coffee making facilities.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Lauder area?
The Royal Burgh of Lauder is a beautiful little town just 3 miles from Carfraemill. It has a wonderful art gallery and coffee shop - the Flat Cat Gallery - as well as an excellent deli and coffee shop - The Spotty Dog.
Carfraemill itself has a restaurant and is open for food all day (breakfast, brunch, coffee, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, high tea, dinner, drinks!). However, Lauder also has an outstanding restaurant in the Firebrick Brasserie - winner of many Scottish awards for fine dining.
Lauder is also home to the fairy-tale turreted Thirlestane Castle, one of the most spectacular in Scotland.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
Carfraemill itself has a restaurant and is open for food throughout the day. Carfraemill is renowned for locally-sourced and home-cooked food.
Lauder also has an outstanding restaurant in the Firebrick Brasserie - it's won quite a number of Scottish awards for fine dining. Further afield, try The Hoebridge at Gattonside or Provender in Melrose, both of which are building fantastic reputations.
Soutra Coffee House is 3 miles north of Carfraemill in the Edinburgh direction - it's well known for fantastic views, coffee and mouthwatering homebaking. The Flat Cat Gallery in Lauder serves coffee, cakes and light lunches, while the excellent The Spotty Dog serves wonderful coffee, croissants, home baking, breakfast rolls and light lunches.