Cormiston Farm

Cormiston Road, Biggar, South Lanarkshire, ML12 6NS, Scotland
Country House, Farmhouse, In the Country, Manor House, Working Farm / Bed & Breakfast
4 +2 children Guests
2 Bedrooms

Sustainable comforts in the rolling Southern Uplands

Cormiston Farm is a Georgian working farmhouse that offers luxury B&B accommodation in two guest bedrooms (with a bunk room and extra beds for children) in Southern Scotland’s Clyde Valley.  Licenced to serve alcoholic beverages to guests.

Accommodation is in two guest bedrooms named after local landmarks. Tinto is a large bedroom with a super-king-sized (6″ wide) four poster bed. The furniture is Edwardian, the decor William Morris: overall it’s elegant and charming. The private bathroom here is separately listed by Scottish Heritage thanks to it’s art-deco style, complete with an original Victorian bath (now with drencher shower fitting). Culter Fell has a king-sized bed and exemplifies the Edwardian era, with furnishing inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Cutler Fell is the family room, with space for two or more children in an adjacent bunk room. Call ahead if you need extra cots or beds. Cutler Fell has a private bathroom just down the hall which features a bath with shower over.

In both bedrooms style is important: period features have been preserved and even the radiators maintain their original solidity, but now pump out heat from two biomass boilers. In any case modern comforts certainly aren’t overlooked. Linens are Egyptian cotton, duvets Hungarian goose down and mattresses firm and comfortable. In all Cormiston Farm combines luxury with a generous touch of magnificence.

You’re not confined to your room here. Downstairs there’s a library warmed in winter by an open fire, a dining room for evening meals and a walled garden for afternoon tea. The house was built in the 1790’s. with additions over the Georgian and Victorian eras, and it’s a tremendously comfortable place to be. Cormiston Farm is surrounded by two acres of wonderful gardens that give onto wilder areas and a wildlife pool: there are resident badger and deer, countless smaller animals and the bird-life is spectacular.

Breakfast is served in the dining room, with views over the lawn to the hills beyond. Eggs are from Cormiston’s own small flock of Black Rock and Maran hens while many fruits and ingredients come fresh from the farm’s own walled gardens. Dietary requirements can, of course, be accommodated, but please give notice of any allergies or preferences. Evening meals here are something of a highlight: simply-cooked three-course seasonal feasts where local fare again sets the tone. Venison is from the Carmichael Estate and lamb from Cormiston Farm itself. This B&B is fully licensed so you also get a choice of fine local craft ales from the Broughton Brewery, a small, but select wine list and a range of specialist whiskies. For families with young children it’s also possible to serve a light tea earlier (high chairs are available) so parents can get their offspring settled before their own evening meal.

In the 19th Century Cormiston Farm was owned by Sir William Somerville, known as the father of modern agriculture. The current owners are preserving his heritage, removing newer outbuildings and rebuilding the Georgian Steading using traditional materials. His walled vegetable gardens are beautifully stocked with vegetables for the kitchen and they’re also preserving the future: the energy used by the farm is all generated from renewable sources. Much of the electricity comes from a Gaia wind turbine  but there are also two bio-mass boilers to keep everything toasty even when winter closes in. There are two EV charging points for guests.

Cormiston Farm B&B suggests:

Book direct for the best rates: you won’t get a better rate by booking through any other site. With its large period barn Cormiston Farm is a popular wedding venue, so book early for weekends. Email or call direct.


Lodge Facilities

  • Building of Historical Interest
  • Children by Arrangement
  • Croquet
  • Dinner by Arrangement
  • Dogs by Arrangement
  • Electric Vehicle Charger
  • Free off-street parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
  • Packed Lunch
  • Stabling

Local Amenities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Museums & Galleries
  • Places of Historical Interest
  • Walking
  • Wild Swimming



£130 per room per night.  Includes a full Scottish Breakfast. Dinner (3 courses) - £35pp (24 hours notice required). We are licenced and have a small but select wine list.


Cormiston Farm is just off the A702, once a Roman road that now links Edinburgh with the south. It's two miles from Biggar, a busy, thriving market town full of excellent small businesses and places to eat. There are shops selling local produce and some fine museums including The Greenhill Covenanters' Museum, the Victorian Puppet Theatre, the Biggar Museum and the Gasworks Museum. It's a half-hour drive to Peebles, a gorgeous Borders market town on the Tweed that is also home to Glentress, with its bike trails and canopy adventures. The World Heritage site of New Lanark and the Falls of Clyde are nearby. There are great walks from the door. It's an hour's drive to either Glasgow or Edinburgh.


"Just back from a wonderful 5 days, Richard is the perfect host, he tries his very best to cater for your every need and his cooking is 5star simple and far better than all those posh restaurants. With each day you relax more in these super natural surroundings.." Andrew M, July 2021


Trip Advisor Certificates of Excellence

Richard and Kate Philipps

Richard and Kate Philipps

  • Bio : Your hosts here are Richard and Kate Philipps, who wonderfully preserve a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere even as they run a busy freeholding with 98 Hebridean sheep, some horses, geese and various other animals. They've run Cormiston Farm as a B&B for the last 16 years and a string of 5* reviews testifies they've done this very well.

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