Author Archives: Jay Butler

This cosy one bedroomed stone built holiday cottage lies in peaceful woodland, just 45 minutes south of Edinburgh and is a perfect romantic retreat for two with a light living room looking out to the garden and woods where roe deer, stoats and owls can be glimpsed by the patient observer.

From the minute we walked in we didn’t want to leave. From the thoughtful touches, to the ‘wow’ factor of the view, the 4 star quality of the bathroom and the breakfast pack that we bought from Berryhill. It was all amazing! It’s a Scottish Hygge where you just slow down and enjoy the special moment of comfort and contentedness.


Had an amazing stay at Berryhill! We had lots of snow which made it even more magical. Scotland’s version 0f Hygge! Will be back 🙂


8th May 2017

First lamb of 2017 finally arrives at #Berryhill on a chilly May morning.

3rd April 2017

Just doing a little bit of guinea fowl first aid……

Poor Alba – we think he was got by the fox. Still, with a garden-cane splint and a few meal worms hopefully he will be on the mend soon – we’ll keep you posted!


St. Abbs is on the south east coast of Scotland in the county of Berwickshire. The village of St. Abbs is a community with a rich heritage and a spectacular location.

The sea around St. Abbs with its crystal clear water is a well-known scuba diving area. The adjacent headland with its towering cliffs is a noted National Trust Nature Reserve boasting a wide variety of bird life. The glorious sandy beach at Coldingham Bay recently awarded a Blue Flag is only five minutes walk along the cliff top path.

Previously known as Coldingham Shore and now shortened to The Shore, the village was founded as a fishing community and its success has in the past, but less today, been dependent on that industry. Always popular with visitors coming to enjoy the sea, coastal views and quieter pace of life.

Find out more about St Abbs

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city.

Every year thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children’s shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.

In 2014 there were 49,497 performances of 3,193 shows in 299 venues, making it the largest ever arts festival in the world.

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Just a few miles away is the magnificent John Muir Country Park, an area that covers some of the most spectacular East Lothian coastline and is a haven for wildlife and beach lovers alike. From the Castle Ruins in Dunbar, to the Peffer Burn just a few kilometres to the north, visitors walking the cliff top trail can take in the most spectacular views of the sea beyond miles of an uninterrupted sandy beach. Just out to sea the historic Bass Rock can be seen shining white with guano in the height of the breeding season. At the right time of year walkers can watch gannets dive like arrows into the sea as they stroll along the long sandy sweep of Belhaven Bay. Where the bay meets the River Tyne estuary there is an extensive areas of grassland, salt-marsh and adjoining woodland which provides an infinite number of varied walks, runs or cycles paths for the fitness enthusiasts.

There is also the opportunity to go canoeing, kayaking or even do a spot of kite surf along the beach.  If you don’t fancy it yourself, kite surfing is an equally enjoyable spectator sport. Saunter into Dunbar for a spot of lunch from the local deli or visit one of the friendly local seaside pubs where local beers and home cooked pies are a must.