Reviews

We love our guests at The Mill, they are always so positive and kind with their comments and thoughts. Please see below a samples from Tripadvisor and we have lots of wonderful messages in the guest book that we leave in The Mill.

Perfect Short Break

Left on Apr 7, 2017 for a stay in Apr 2017 / Carass Family

The Mill definitely lives up to previous reviews. The stunning and peaceful location is ideal for an away from it all break. There are plenty of walks and tracks to keep you occupied or you could just sit on the large patio and enjoy the view while warming in front of the log burner and BBQ. Inside there isn’t really anything the owners could add to make the Mill any more comfortable. The huge open plan living/dining area with log burning fire and extremely well equipped kitchen suits families such as ours but also any group of friends/relatives who stay. There is a mezzanine level perfect to keep the kids entertained with tv and headphones, ours loved having their own space. Bedrooms are large and have lovely comfy beds, all ensuite with the added bonus of a sauna in one and steam room in another. Which ever room you ended up having, no one would feel they had drawn the short straw. We stayed for 4 nights but could happily have stayed longer, we will be returning. The weather was kind to us but I don’t think it would make much difference if it wasn’t so good, when you have such a lovely place to return to you don’t necessarily feel you have to be out and about all the time. Fill the fridge, drink champagne and watch the fire burn, who needs TV? Thanks Lulu, Johnny and family, you have got it just right

‘Outstanding’

Left on Feb 11, 2016 for a stay in Dec 2015 / Lucy F / Basildon, UK

First impressions of The Mill – Wow. We arrived a little early and thought we were going to have to hang around for hours, but after a quick call to Lulu she insisted we were allowed in early. We even had a plate of her delicious chocolate brownies to greet us! The decor has such a wonderful balance of modern with cottage feel, the big windows looking out over the beautiful Scottish countryside. Lulu was kind enough to have the Christmas Decorations up (the biggest real Christmas tree I’ve had) so we could celebrate second Christmas with the family. The kitchen/ Lounge area is so spacious, more than enough space to relax and unwind in front of the fire. The upstairs mezzanine is such a good idea, the kids could spend their chill out time up there without having to fight over the TV. All of the bedrooms are beautiful, comfortable beds, all en suite. And after a long, wet, windy day out hiking around the Scottish Borders what could be better than coming home to a sauna? We had a group of 10 family staying for New Years and we all fit comfortably without feeling crowded. The outdoor fire pit – despite the stormy week we had – we managed to get going for New Years Eve which was fantastic. Supermarkets are relatively close by, just a drive to Galashiels (the fridge is massive so stock up) We are looking to book again, there was so much to explore we didn’t get to do everything we wanted to. I highly recommend hiking up Grey Mare’s (should your fitness allow it), the views are incredible. Our hosts were so accommodating, Lulu and Johnny were at hand when we needed anything. Thank you again!

 ‘Wonderful place, they’ve thought of everything!’

Nov 19, 2016 for a stay in Dec 2016 / MiddleAgedBird / Glasgow, UK

We returned to Lewinshope for our annual girls getaway simply because we couldn’t find anyway else that gave us everything we wanted. It’s great for a group of friends because the four large bedrooms can be made up as twins or super kings, and each has an en suite bathroom. The kitchen is extremely well equipped, it has everything you need to cook large meals, and the dining table is plenty big enough. Lots of space to lounge around and a big open fire. As the location is so well suited to walking, running and cycling, it’s good that there’s a big hallway for ‘gear’ and a utility room to sort out any wet clothes. It’s rare to find holiday accommodation that has everything, especially for large numbers, but Lewsinshope certainly does.

‘Perfect’

Left on Aug 17, 2016 for a stay in Aug 2016 / Maria C

We spent a lovely week at the mill with all my husbands family. The quality of the renovation and workmanship is impressive. Lovely, lovely house and a great holiday in the Borders. Thank you

‘Warm Welcome, Beautiful House, Stunning Location’

Left on Aug 17, 2016 for a stay in Aug 2016 / Dunstone, Herefordshire, UK

We had a fantastic stay at the Mill. A very warm welcome from Lulu and family and a truly stunning home. We took so many pictures of the beautiful woodwork to inspire our budding joiner son back home! With St Marys Loch nearby we took our own kayak and had a great day – we also enjoyed a lovely lunch at the local salmon viewing center who also had lovely and welcoming staff!

‘The Mill was the highlight of our 3-week UK holiday’

Aug 11, 2016 for a stay in Jul 2016 / Mary T. / Ohio, USA

The Mill was perfect. It was like staying in an HGTV Dream Home. Each bedroom/ensuite combo was unique and beautiful. The woodwork and furniture throughout the house is outstanding and lovely. We very much appreciated the large laundry room with full-sized washer and dryer, and drying rack with heated fan (the six of us go through a LOT of laundry.) With two dishwashers, the kitchen stayed tidy. There are so many unique features to this well-designed home. It was a treat just to walk through and note them all, such as the wall cut-out surrounded with LED lighting in the corner cabinet in the kitchen, adding much more light into the area. My entire family was thrilled with this property, and we were all sad when we had to leave. Would we book another overseas trip just to stay at this property? Well, yes. We just might.

‘We loved our stay, it was perfect’

Jun 30, 2016 for a stay in Jul 2016 / ruthmacewen /Scottish Highlands, UK

We have just enjoyed the most wonderful stay at The Mill. Nestled in the stunning countryside of the Scottish Borders, it is quiet and secluded, and was perfect for us to relax and catch up with family. The accommodation is of a very high standard and very comfortable with lots of attention to detail, and beautiful wooden finishes throughout. The owners have thought of everything. We have very happy memories of our stay. Thank you very much 🙂

Outstanding property in a beautiful place

Left on Nov 9, 2015 for a stay in Oct 2015

A beautifully restored property in a lovely place. At night it was actually dark! No street lights so you could see millions of stars. The owners made you feel very welcome and their attention to detail was second to none. Loved spending a long weekend there with my family and going for long walks seeing all the colours of Autumn, I really couldn’t have asked for more. I Have to say that Lulu’s lemon drizzle cake, which was waiting for us on arrival, was gorgeous and went down a treat with a cuppa. It was just what we needed after walking miles with our dog! I’d definitely recommend this property to any one of my family and friends and we’ll definitely be visiting again – I can’t wait 🙂 The Mill has recently been awarded a five star rating and I must say it’s very well deserved. The Mill is a credit to both Lulu and Johnny.