"The story of who we are and a collection of the things we love"
Jane and Duncan 2019

Our story

Friarshawmuir isn’t just the name of our home, its become the meaning and title to our story. The story of creating and living our best life. To us, Friarshawmuir is a collection of things that make us happy, things that we love. Its our happy ending to giving up the things that feel safe and secure in pursuit of true happiness and following our dreams. We’re not lottery winners, we are not super heroes. We are just a family that one day said “we need something different, something true to us.” So step into our story to enjoy the things we love and even find out how you can start to live your best life too!

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Our Accommodation

The Studio

The Sleepery

The Sleepery is attached to our home and is the place where the previous owner studied and painted the landscape of the Scottish Borders. If you are looking for cosy comfort the Sleepery has it. It has an antique French double bed covered with an Alpaca duvet. There is a small self contained kitchen area and a private bathroom with walk in shower.

PRICE from £55 per night.

Shepherd Hut


This Shepherd hut is situated on the edge of our private and secluded woodland. It has a wood burning stove, simple table, small veranda and a comfortable double bed with views over the valley. The only thing to disturb you will be the owls, woodpecker and pheasants who were there before us.

PRICE from £65 per night.

Shepherd Hut


This Shepherd hut is situated in the private and secluded woodland. It has a wood burning stove, simple table, and a comfortable double bed along with single bunks. It has views across the valley. As with Snowdrop the only thing to disturb you will be the owls, woodpecker and pheasants who were there before us. You may get an occasional glimpse of the badger and fox who walk through the woodland at night.

PRICE from £65 per night.

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So you want to pay us for something?

It is possible to pay us online using virtually any card you wish. You will receive email confirmation of the payment from Friarshawmuir and an emailed receipt from the processor. Its easy. If you would prefer call us on 08006771656 and we will take payment over the phone...but we use this page to do it!


Head for Selkirk, Scotland

Assuming you are in the centre of Selkirk

head south on the A7 to Hawick. As you pass the filling station and the purple cafe (Fletchers) on the right hand side take a left A699. Follow this past the golf course for about 2 miles until you see a sign for Whitmuir Hall. Turn right into this road. This is TD7 4PZ.

If you are travelling North up the A7

Head for Selkirk. The directions are similar other than turn RIGHT onto the A699 before you get into Selkirk.

If you are travelling down the A68

....from the direction of Edinburgh (another option) drive to St Boswells and turn RIGHT on to the A699. Drive for about 10 minutes until you see the sign for WhitMuir Hall and then turn left into TD7 4PZ. It sounds complicated but if you look on a map it is quite straightforward.

Then go down this road to the T junction and turn right onto a Private Road.After 40m turn left onto a track. Follow this track to the very end...you will find FSM.

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Latest Reviews

Had an amazing time on the farm! This was the best place we've stayed on holiday. The room was great and included a kitchenette. The animals were a huge hit for us. The place was super charming and I hope to go back!Alexandra/Florida

You will love this place. Quaint and idyllic, the animals are a delight and we loved the natural surroundings. A trip to Melrose Abbey is not to be missed. Duncan was a great host and we had everything we needed. Hannah

Wonderful bolt hole, fabulous location. Duncan is so friendly and a wealth of knowledge about the area. Being greeted by the lambs in the morning was a lovely surprise! Sonia

Magical spot. We had an amazing time meeting all the animals, using the zip line and being in nature. Duncan and Jane are lovely and we hope to go back.Caitlin

Idyllic is an overused word in the travel industry but I can't think of a better one to describe Duncan and Janes' place. If you want fresh air, terrific views, peace and quiet and the company of some very friendly animals, you won't find better than this. We found a freshly baked loaf of bread waiting for us, and Duncan quickly found half a dozen new-laid eggs for our breakfast. We're sorry we had to leave so soon.

Duncan & Jane's place is absolutely amazing. My husband and I had a brilliant 2 night stay in the sleepery. It's very rural and exactly what we were looking for. Stunning views and plenty of walks both from the farm or from nearby villages. The fresh baked bread for breakfast along with a few other very thoughtful additions really made our stay. Duncan & Jane will go above and beyond to make you feel at home within their home. We can't wait to return soon! Marie