Day 32 of The Quirky Tour and Jess and Dom enjoyed a visit to Rowan & Hawthorn Pods in the Scottish Borders, Scotland.

Find out more about their visit: 

Rowan Pod exterior

First Impression:

A well run farmstay with views, walks and animals - plenty of space to relax and get away from it all.

There is an honesty shop and Saturday cafe on site and the village is 1 mile away!

It was lovely to meet Damian and to see this family run business that we have worked with since 2017.

Rowan dining area that converts to a bed

The Accommodation:

Located on a family run farm, where you are welcome to visit the animals and take a tour, these 2 pods offer a romantic retreat with private hot tub for those who are looking to get away from it all.

Although the pods are similar in many ways - both have underfloor heating and are high tec with panel control, mood lighting, an en-suite shower room and basic kitchenette facilities, they are a little different in layout, with Rowan having a separate BBQ hut whilst Hawthorn has more kitchen area and a BBQ.

The other main difference is that Rowan has a dining area that converts into a bed, whilst Hawthorn has a double bed and separate dining area.  

There is a room that both pods share for storage with a washing machine and iron.

Location wise they are in the same field but with a good distance between them so you can come with just your partner, or book a joint holiday with friends nearby. 

Rowan Pod's BBQ hut interior

Food and Drink:

These pods are self catering and you receive a lovely welcome pack from the owners on arrival.

There is a small farm shop on site and here you can purchase meals from a local cafe, that you can pre-order before your stay or pick up frozen. 

The Carfrae Mill Hotel is a 2 mile walk away and offers meals through from breakfast to dinner, with take away options also available.

A new pub called The Tower is also due to open soon in the village. 

Jess meets the donkey on site

Jess' top tip:

This is a lovely rural getaway where you can slow down and enjoy the location and animals on site.

There are some walks on the farm and the site is about 40 mins from stunning beaches with plenty of local castles within visiting reach too.

If you can bear to tear yourself away from the peace and tranquillity then the city of Edinburgh is a 40 minute drive away and offers a wonderful day out.

Whilst history buffs will enjoy visiting the Dryburgh Abbey, the resting place of Sir Walter Scott. 

Jess' review of Rowan & Hawthorn Pods - 8th February 2023


Learn more about the Rowan Pod and Hawthorn Pod and enjoy a romantic getaway in this tranquil location. 

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