The Lint Mill

Biggar, Lanarkshire
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1555 840042


Secluded place with home-grown food, much peace and walks by the river for a couple (or small family). Courses and solo retreats too

Bedroom

1 room

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

Fields of sheep and a rushing river surround this peaceful converted mill. You have your own wing with sitting room, separate entrance and garden so you’ll feel nicely private.

Your hosts’ passion for living off the land is inspiring – meet their rare breeds of sheep, pigs and hens whose meat and eggs will end up on your plate, along with fruit and veg from the kitchen garden. Peacocks wander and the dogs, Golden Guernsey goats and geese are all part of life on this working smallholding – and you can sign up for craft and farm courses or a rejuvenating ‘solo retreat’.

You’re very well looked after: tea and cake in the conservatory, tasty breakfasts, a lunch platter if you don’t want to go out, or a packed lunch for day trips, and seasonal dinner with a bit of notice. It’s a two-mile wander to the pub.

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We think you'll love

  • Having your own private wing of the house
  • Staying in for home produced food
  • Meeting the friendly goats and other animals
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You should know

  • You'll need to open and close the gate on arrival or departure
  • The peacocks and geese may roam freely
  • No restaurants nearby

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Please see owners' website for availability.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Dinner, 3 courses, £25. Supper, 2 courses, £20. Platter for 2 £18. Packed lunch £6. Restaurants 9 miles.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £90
Surcharges
Singles £60. Extra bed/sofabed available £45 per person per night.
1 Double
From £90

Reviews

The information in your 23rd Edition of the British Bed and Breakfast guide is absolutely correct in all respects. While Deborah was not present during our visit, Colin made a terrific host and also fed us a fine dinner from his home produced meat and vegetables. What a chef!! His sourdough bread is unbeatable. We were very lucky to secure a night there and enjoy our entire wing of their charming house.

Fleet & jeremy, Somerset

What a delight, Deborah & Colin have worked very hard to make this a truly idyllic location for their organic smallholding, and the same passion and attention to detail has been reflected in the guest accommodation, nothing has been overlooked and beautifully complemented with local artists’ work and Deborah’s stained window. We took advantage of the local cheese platter offer for a light evening meal with some of Colin's wonderful sourdough bread, this is bread as it should be. This is a rare find and we will definitely be back.

Jamie, Brighton

Fabulous accommodation, peaceful and perfect. Food cooked by Colin delicious. Deborah and Colin made me very welcome. I would recommend The Lint Mill to anyone who wants a tranquil beautiful place to stay.

Sally, Leighton buzzard

The Lint Mill is in a truly delightful rural setting off the beaten track. The accommodation is very comfortable, reflecting traditional tastes and the keen interests of Colin and Deborah in organic farming (they have certified organic status), as well as their artistic and other interests. Colin is a marvelous cook using mainly their own meat and vegetables....the lamb in a red currant sauce was superb eaten in the conservatory and the “full Scottish” breakfast was magnificent.

David and amanda, Stamford

Arrived on a wet and windy night to a warm welcome from Colin, wood fire burning in a warm and cosy living room. Delightful. Had looked at Lint Mill several times and it did not disappoint, quite the opposite, everything was wonderful, atmosphere, food and whole ethos of the place. Colin served dinner to Morag and me in a candlelit conservatory, we felt a bit spoiled, definitely recommend staying for dinner. It was a birthday surprise for Morag and phew! she loved it, as did I. The two nights were a lovely relaxing end to a hectic fortnight away. Thanks Colin for your good company.

Gordon, Falkirk

A truly wonderful place to break our journey to and from the Western Isles and well worth planning to spend two nights each way. Relaxing, elegant and spacious accommodation, good food and welcoming hosts.

Richard, Abingdon

The Lint Mill is an exceptional place to stay! Colin and Debbie offer a warm welcome to their ecologically minded small holding and provide not only all the comfort you could hope for, but also delicious home cooking using their own produce. I've restored my sanity here during a few days special retreat and we have also brought our grandson, who loved the interaction with the animals. The Lint Mill is per fctly located deep in the countryside, but only a short distance from Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Jeannie, Renfrewshire

The Lint Mill is a wonderful place to stay. A real piece of paradise to find. You have a fabulous space to stay which was so comfortable. It was a real treat to have the log fire burning as it was snowing outside. All the attention to detail such as the natural soaps make it a real special place to stay. The food for both breakfast and dinner was superb. I can't recommend it highly enough! We had our 2 year old with us and Colin went out of his to make her a special meal and cook what she wanted for breakfast. Colin showed us all the animals which was a bonus. Great place

Vicki, Kilsyth

We had 3 relaxing nights at the Lint Mill. We were spoiled by the comfortable and tasteful accommodation reflecting Deborah's care and attention which had all the qualities of a top hotel. This was coupled by the excellent attention to detail in the meals prepared and served by our super host Colin. All freshly sourced from the gardens of the Lint Mill. Overall it was a chance to experience a special approach to sustainable living with genuine hospitality with made Patrick's 60th birthday visit to Lanarkshire one to remember.

Fiona, Manchester

We stayed at The Lint Mill on our way to north Scotland and repeated on the way back down. A wonderful place to stay - so inspiring and peaceful. Would certainly recommend. Very good food cooked by Colin - would love to return.

Jenny, Hungerford berkshire

We stayed at The Lint Mill following a day cycling in Scotland's finest weather (rain all day, we were drenched). Colin had lit the wood burner and prepared a beautiful dinner for us, their hospitality was second to none. The selection at breakfast was more than ample and fuelled us nicely for another day in the saddle. The bed was super comfortable, so a good nights sleep. Our only regret is that we didn't have another day to enjoy ourselves here... Thanks again

Richard

Debbie and Colin's Lint Mill is a delight. The accommodation is very comfortable and pleasing to the eye. You have half the house - a lovely airy bedroom with bathroom and down the spiral staircase a cosy sitting room with woodburner and finally the conservatory where breakfast is served. Colin is a marvelous cook using mainly meat and vegetables from his small farm. Dinner is always a lovely occasion in Colin's own stylish conservatory. lovely place to chill out and recharge batteries.

Rosalie, Penrith

Attended Bread Matters course and needed a place to stay and what a gem I found. Being newly bereaved I needed to feel safe and secure. Colin and Debby were absolutely lovely, kind and thoughtful hosts. The food was devine. I took great comfort from the log burning stove which was still burning brightly when I returned home late in the evening from a long day. I would definitely recommend Lint Mill especially if you are a new widow travelling alone for the first time. I was lucky enough to buy some home reared Shetland lamb which I plan to enjoy again very soon.

Tina, Wooler, northumberland

If you love luxury, comfort, beautiful surroundings and care about how we look after our world and everyone and thing in it... Visit The Lint Mill. We just got back to London after a stay and we are already planning out next trip. We met all the animals and personally thanked the hens for our (ridiculously good) morning eggs. The attention to detail is second to none. Colin and Debby have literally thought of EVERYTHING to make it a very special place to feel part of, if even just for 24 hours. Attention to detail is second to none. Delicious, delightful and definitely going back.

Abbey, London

Wonderful, cosy winters night spent at the Lint Mill with my partner and our then 1 year old little boy! Stunning scenery, incredibly relaxed atmosphere and delicious home grown and home made food...idyllic!

Chiara, Glasgow

Stayed with Colin and Debbie for two nights on our return from holidaying in the highlands. Wonderful location, very peaceful. Enjoyed meeting all the animals and Colin and Debbie's approach to slow food and organic farming. Both evenings had wonderful food, all from the land on which we were staying. Definitely on our list to return when we head up to Scotland again.

David, Sheffield

Yet another excellent stay. This was my second visit to Lint Mill and once again Colin and Deborah were the perfect hosts. My sister & I had a delicious local cheese & charcuterie platter in the evening next to a wood burning fire. The house is cosy & warm; every detail is considered for guest comfort. Lint Mill is also an excellent small holding where Colin produces many of the superb ingredients that he serves for both dinner and breakfast. Don't wait too long to book!

Shaz

A warm welcome coupled with warm, cosy accommodation in a peaceful and lovely setting. Extremely good value and the meals cooked by Colin are delicious. We felt totally 'spoilt' - a thoroughly enjoyable and comfortable two days.

John, Rickmansworth

We really loved the Lint Mill. We have stayed at many Sawdays over the last 20 years in the UK, France and Italy and this really was the best. Colin and Debbie are delightful hosts the place is idyllic and Colin cooked us some lovely food for which he was totally responsible. Some really good wildlife too an otter, two herons, a dipper as well as all the usual garden birds. A real delight.

Rosalie

Just magic - amazing everything - all home bred and cooked organic food, hospitality, attention to detail, beautiful, clean and uncluttered yet warm and homely, Debbie & Collin are lovely, welcoming, interesting and down-to-earth folks who are happy to share their small-holding experiences. We also enjoyed the excellent selection of CDs, collection of books about eco-living and meeting ALL the many animals - everything has character, nothing soul-less or mass-produced here!! Highly recommended by Soozy & Stephen :)

Soozy

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Location

The neighbourhood

The Lint Mill is down a long drive, on the bank of the North Medwyn river, so you can stay as secluded as you like, exploring the gardens and admiring the animals and productive vegetable plots. To stretch your legs beyond the smallholding, choose a walk suggested by your hosts, through woods, farmland or along the river where with luck you might spy a kingfisher or an otter. Two miles away is a village with pubs, shop and post office.

Local points of interest from Colin & Deborah Richardson-Webb

  • Little Sparta, The Garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay - Little Sparta is Ian Hamilton Finlay's greatest work of art, created from the artistic fusion of poetic and sculptural elements with those of the natural landscape.
  • New Lanark, World Heritage Site - Beautifully restored 18th century cotton mill village nestled in the spectacular south Lanarkshire valley in southern Scotland, close to the Falls of Clyde.
  • Jupiter Artland, Contemporary Sculpture Park - Bonnington House, a Jacobean manor house within an 100-acre estate containing works by many of today's leading artists, sculptors and land artists.
  • Rosslyn Chapel - Made famous by Dan Brown's 'Da Vinci Code', Rosslyn Chapel built between 1446-1484, has been described as an 'Architectural Wonder'.
  • Dawyck Gardens - Dawyck is truly one of the world's finest arboreta. The Garden also offers an award-winning visitor centre.
  • Glenkinchie Distillery - Visit this picturesque distillery, learn how they make the 'water of life' and experience a real taste of Scotland.

Introducing

Colin & Deborah Richardson-Webb

Colin and Deborah settled here with ambitious aims – to be self-sufficient, organic and sustainable. Colin is the baker, chef, grower of fruit, vegetables and flowers, and leads on animal husbandry. Deborah brings artistic flair to the pretty garden, flower arranging, photography and marketing, as well as working at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Together they make a terrific team, totally focused on giving you a memorable visit.