How it all began ...

On your travels, have you ever come across a small derelict cottage and stopped to take a closer look?

For the last 16 years, I have been racing past a wee gem of a place called Barleyhill….until one day I stopped and had a nosey. The garden was a sorry wilderness and the impressive crop of birch trees growing out of the gutters would have delighted any keen forester. Both doors were hanging loosely in their frames, and in the main room, a melee of contented pigeons, but this little house had much charm, not to mention a breath taking view out across the Bowmont valley and up into the Cheviot Hills....

This is how it all began…..and now there are four ... Barleyhill, The Bothy, The Smithy and our new addition, No 9.

Corinne Joicey, WildPlum Escapes, April 2015