“Hunkering down in the Scottish Borders”

Hattie West stays at The Studio

Late last year we were delighted to host blogger and copywriter Hattie West, accompanied by her husband and cute puppy, for a stay at one of our romantic boltholes, The Studio.

Scroll to read about Hattie's autumnal weekend stay which was filled with "soul-lifting views" and "many a precious pillow hour"!





“If you want to talk Hygge – or this year's version Lagom – you’ve come to the right place. At The Studio, situated in the Scottish Borders, it's served with gallons of fresh country air and many a precious pillow hour.

This has to be up there with one of our favourite getaways to date – this divine, modern-yet-homey cottage flung open its newly refurbished doors in September and is SUCH a find.

The Studio's key appeal is it serves as a bolthole for those yearning to escape crowds and noise in search of simplifying life for a few days. It’d definitely work for two friends looking for a break but is especially ideal for couples, plus babes in arms and dogs are welcome. The back of the cottage overlooks a patchwork quilt of fields beneath big big skies right down into the Tweed Valley. Surrendering to the sheer pleasures of these soul-lifting views is therapy in itself."





"A calm-inducing palette of neutrals runs through the modern single-floor cottage, which sits on a vast estate on the edge of a working farm. A contemporary clean-lined kitchen with marble surfaces and architectural tables with gold accents are juxtaposed with irregular wooden window sills crafted from recycled sycamore and a blue velvet highly Instagenic sofa.

Darker tones ensue in the bedroom – home to a satisfyingly deep blanket box to store away the extensive collection of fat woolly jumpers I insisted on bringing on the three-day trip – and sizeable en suite bathroom. Plus there’s a bit of sexy tech slotted into the equation. Modcons include underfloor heating and built-in ceiling speakers – which sit in happy company with a woodburner.”





  • The Studio, nr Melrose, Scottish Borders | Sleeps 2 guests with babes in arms and one dog welcome, with a second dog considered on request.
  • See our summer offers with 15% off remaining July dates and 10% off remaining August dates.
  • You can read the rest of Hattie’s blog, including some excellent local recommendations, on her website. All styling and opinions are Hattie’s own.
  • Images of Hattie ©Hattie West. Property images ©Crabtree & Crabtree.