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Juniper Mill

Lauder, Scottish Borders

A sublime conversion of a 17th Century water mill, this fantastic property is perfect for romance or stolen weekends away from the day-to-day.

Juniper Mill

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Overview

A sublime conversion of a 17th Century water mill, this fantastic property is as captivating as they come. A perfect juxtaposition of old and new, the sophisticated interior is carefully balanced with the heritage of the original building.

Ideal for romance or indulging in stolen weekends away from city life.

Enter through the stable door and into a double height open plan living area where lofty ceilings and beams give the space immediate charm and character.  The overall vibe is enduringly stylish with a seriously impressive list of design names mixed with salvaged finds and industrial accents.

Painted throughout in Farrow & Ball, the kitchen has the rich warmth of Brinjal with customised leather handles by Dowsing & Reynolds adding a decidedly artisan edge. There’s a Nespresso machine for those in need of their morning coffee fix, and the smart oiled oak dining table seats six for those looking to spread out.....or for a little dinner entertaining perhaps.

Into the sitting room and a vintage Moroccan rug is a key design influence, while features such as the antique chapati rolling pins and original French balloon mould are sure to be an interesting talking point! Cushions by Rockett St George, lamps by Graham & Green and hand-made working shutters all add to its simple allure.

From the sitting room, a door leads out to the garden where the occasional otter can be seen in the mill lade which gently trickles through the garden. Sitting in 5 acres of grounds, it’s a lovely spot for a morning wander up the Boondreigh Burn listening to the waking sounds of wildlife.

For sleep, head upstairs to the mezzanine bedroom where vintage sack cushions and an Urbanara throw add texture and colour in an otherwise restful scheme. The monkey side lamps add a playful touch and a little dash of quirkiness too!

There’s a separate shower room which has been cleverly designed within the eaves with finishes by Tikamoon, or why not roll out of bed and into the roll-top bath for a sumptuous soak or a spot of evening star gazing.

Property details

Ground floor

Access door into small porch/boot room with bench seat and hanging rail.

Cloakroom with characterful salvaged basin and WC.

Open plan kitchen and sitting room comprising:

Kitchen with electric oven and two burner electric hob, 3/4 dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, microwave, Magimix Nespresso machine. Dining space with seating for six.

Sitting room with double sofa, armchair, Smart TV with Freesat, Bluetooth and Aux speaker. Door to the garden leading down to the mill lade.

First floor - mezzanine level

Mezzanine bedroom overlooking the main living space. With king size bed, roll top bath, sliding shuttered velux windows, side tables and in-built wardrobe with hanging and storage space.

Separate bathroom with rainforest head shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Outside

Garden to the front and rear of the property which is not enclosed. Small seating area overlooking the mill lade.

A barbecue or fire pit can be made available on request. This should be arranged with the owner directly and an additional charge may apply.

The overall grounds extend to some 5 acres which is shared with the adjoining owner property and a further holiday let.

Parking

Private parking in the main courtyard at the access to the Mill.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and high chair can be made available on request. The sofa in the sitting room converts to a sofa bed and can be made available on request at an additional charge of £45.

Please also refer to the garden and grounds section and important points relating to the mill's roadside position.

Dogs

One dog is welcome. Your dog should be clean before access into the property and must be kept off the furniture and out of the bedroom. It is important to note that the garden is not fully enclosed.  

The surrounding land is farmland therefore dogs should be closely supervised and on leads where livestock is present.

Please also refer to the garden and grounds section and important points relating to its roadside position.

Guest amenities

The bed is made up with high quality bed linen and hypoallergenic duvet and pillows. Towels and a hairdryer are provided along with luxurious guest toiletries.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is good with 4G coverage.

Heating

Underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with an unlimited supply of logs. Electric controlled heating on the mezzanine level.

Guest privacy

Juniper Mill sits immediately adjacent to the owner's property, and while the owners are on hand to help with any questions, they are equally respectful of guest privacy. The rear garden is not enclosed at this time and the overall land extends to 5 acres with a further holiday let on the site which sits to the east of the main house.

Important

Please note that the mill sits on the main A697 therefore some associated traffic noise will be evident whilst in the immediate grounds. Small children and dogs will require careful supervision. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

Location

In nearby Lauder (4 miles) guests will find a good range of amenities including the Flat Cat Gallery & Coffee shop or the Spotty Dog Deli and Café in Market Place. There's also a butchers shop and a bakery, along with a small Co-op supermarket on the edge of the village.

For eating out, the Fire Brick Brasserie has a fantastic reputation winning the Best New Restaurant in the Scottish Borders Award 2015. Alternatively try the Black Bull Hotel or the Lauderdale Hotel for pub lunches or nearby Carfraemill Hotel (3 miles) for a juicy steak from local producers.

For gifts and lovely things, the Flat Cat Gallery and Powder Grey are both super stops for a browse.

Activities

Wildlife

Wildlife

Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Services

Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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Reviews

"It has been a privilege to be the first guests in this unique mill cottage, so full of character and history. The owners imaginative and creative design, the careful blending of natural textures, fabrics and furnishings has created a sense of openness, space and comfort, which we appreciated. Thank you for a memorable stay at Juniper Mill."

Mr & Mrs Pearson

"Our stay at Juniper Mill was just perfect. It is a fabulous property with everything in it that you could possibly need. The surrounding land is beautiful and the information booklet is full of interesting information about it, directing you to safe, interesting walks around the owners land. There is a beautiful pond and the owners invited us to help ourselves to the fruits of the gorgeous orchard. The various buildings around the land are so quirky - you need to see them for yourself. There are two herds of sheep within the land...one herd are a very rare breed and whilst inquisitive they are very cautious...the others are so friendly and love to come over and greet you. The bed is so comfy...amazing bath...great shower. Bedding/towels etc all pristine. TV was there but no need to put it on in the four days we were there...such a good place to just relax, unwind, walk and really get away from it all. The toiletries are gorgeous and there were lovely, thoughtful welcome items left for us. We would highly recommend this property and are looking forward to returning soon."

Mr & Mrs Muir

"We thought that the Mill was lovely; very stylish and comfortable.  The owner, has thought of everything, with design touches that makes it feel like a home rather than a rental house.  She provided us with a lovely welcome pack, and struck a good balance between being friendly and discreet."

Mrs Mccready

"We have just returned from a lovely, relaxing stay at Juniper Mill. What a beautifully designed and decorated property it is. The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need to make the stay a home away from home. The included extras were very much enjoyed and appreciated - a generous welcome pack including lots of local produce, range of soaps and spa type goodies to enjoy within the gorgeous bath and a very thoughtful card and gift when they realised I was celebrating a big birthday. We would highly recommend this property to anyone considering a stay with Crabtree & Crabtree. You won’t be disappointed!"

Ms Dickson
Location Rural - 4 miles from Lauder. Edinburgh 30 miles
Dogs
  • One dog is welcome.
Important
  • The property sits right on the edge of the A697 with associated traffic. Please refer to property details.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The very pretty grounds overlooking the mill lade - a haven for wildlife and a chance to spot an otter if you're very lucky! The little things we love...
"The very pretty grounds overlooking the mill lade - a haven for wildlife and a chance to spot an otter if you're very lucky!"
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree
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