Art & Design at Garden House on Film


“A haven of blissful serenity and peaceful splendour. Our second visit to Garden House was again perfect. Thank you.” – Garden House guest, May 2021

Garden House is a quaint holiday cottage on the Milne Graden Estate, with beautiful views across the glorious River Tweed. Tucked away and surrounded by majestic trees, this idyllic hideaway could be likened to a mystical fairytale – in fact, one of the salmon pools on the Milne Graden 1.4miles of salmon beat is called Fairy Well. Boasting a large open garden with seasonal flowers planted to bloom all year round such as daffodils, bluebells and rhododendrons – it’s easy to see why this house was given its name.

Situated next to the former Victorian walled garden, guests have easy access to the new Tails of the Tweed dog park with two new agility courses adapted to suit both large and small dogs. Guests can also explore the estate with a special walking guide designed by our local artist Sarah Farooqi, and a few dog treats are always available on arrival for those little extra rewards.

On arrival at Garden House, there is a spacious boot room, perfect for storing outdoor kit or drying off pets. Next door, the country style kitchen with a perfect view is bright and airy and has all the amenities required for your stay. The traditional farmhouse kitchen table is the perfect place to enjoy romantic nights in or celebratory family gatherings.

The cosy lounge completes the ground floor with design inspiration taken from the gentle colours of nature. The ’Squirrels and Sunflowers’ wallpaper designed by Mark Hearld for St Jude’s is printed in a calm bisque tone. This palette is continued through this sitting room with pops of rhubarb and meadow green inspired by Lisa Hardy’s original watercolour above the fireplace. The open fire creates a snug atmosphere, perfect for late-night chats or afternoon tea during the colder months.

Upstairs there are three luxurious bedrooms with colourways ‘Slipper Satin’ and ‘Skimming Stone’ by Farrow & Ball, which reflect the cool tones of the river bank. Mark Hearld and Angie Lewin designed fabrics appear on headboards in the two main bedrooms to add texture and sensitivity. Further flora and fauna are scattered throughout with artwork by Emma Lawrenson adding dashes of colour and individual character to the different spaces.

For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life head down into the forest at Milne Graden and arrive at Garden House holiday home on the Tweed – a serene place full of birdsong which will help you connect with nature and set a slower pace of life – a perfect spot to Retreat, Rest and Revive.