Our Tweed Valley – Graham Adcock, Cleikum Mill Lodge

  • Graham Adcock, Cleikum Mill Lodge


Graham Adcock is in his second season of running the already award-winning Cleikum Mill Lodge – a wonderful old building in Innerleithen that offers self-catering accommodation for outdoorsy visitors. We caught up with Graham to find out more

This is your second season running Cleikum Mill Lodge. What’s the experience been like so far?

Feedback from guests has been really encouraging, and it’s been great meeting so many like-minded people from near and... Read more

Scott's view

  • Hope Scott Wing, Abbotsford
  • One of the bedrooms in the wing
  • Sitting room in the Hope Scott Wing
  • The sumptuous kitchen
  • Abbotsford through the meadow


It’s not often that you get a chance to experience the splendour that inspired one of Scotland’s greatest writers, but that’s exactly what’s on offer for lucky guests staying in a special wing of Sir Walter Scott’s fantastical Abbotsford House near Melrose.

Originally a family residence, the Hope Scott Wing was home to Scott’s descendents who lived there until 2004, having kept the historic rooms of the main house open to the... Read more

Our Tweed Valley: John Matthews, Windlestraw

  • John Matthews, Chef/Joint patron, Windlestraw
  • Windlestraw views


John and Sylvia Matthews are now in their third season of running Windlestraw – a magnificent Edwardian manor in Walkerburn that they have already turned into something very special. We spoke with John to find out more about their experience so far

You came to Windlestraw from Dubai, which is quite a change. What appealed to you about taking on this wonderful old building?

I’d like to say it was the weather that... Read more


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