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| A BIT ABOUT GUARDSWELL |


TELL ME ABOUT GUARDSWELL... GUARDSWELL IS A 150 ACRE GRASSLAND FARM, WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS TO KILL. SITUATED IN BETWEEN THE PICTURESQUE PERTHSHIRE VILLAGES OF ABERNY TE AND KINNAIRD, GUARDSWELL IS WITHIN 1.5HRS OF ABERDEEN, GLASGOW AND EDINBURGH, WITH BOTH DUNDEE AND PERTH A 15 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY. A MULTI-PURPOSE RURAL VENUE AND ON FARM ACCOMMODATION, RETAINING ITS AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE WITH A SCOT TISH CONTEMPORARY TWIST. SUITABLE FOR ANY THING FROM A WEDDING, TO A CREATIVE ESCAPE, TO A FLORISTRY COURSE, TO FAMILY ADVENTURE. YOU NAME IT, WE’LL GIVE IT A GO. ROLLING GRASS FIELDS, DENSE EVERGREEN WOODLANDS, WILDFLOWER BANKINGS, HAPPILY GRAZING SHEEP, FREE RANGE CHICKENS, NEWLY PLANTED HEDGEROWS, HILLTOP HUTS AND AN OVERFLOWING VEGETABLE GARDEN. WE CAN SLEEP 30 ON THE FARM AT GUARDSWELL - BETWEEN 3 HOUSES- THE FARMHOUSE, THE COT TAGE AND THE COT TERHOUSE- AND 3 HUTS- THE INFIELD, THE PENDICLE AND THE KAILYARD. A SPACE TO SET YOUR IMAGINATION FREE.


| BAREFOOT DANCING IN THE GRASS | LIGHTING A F I R E P I TS A N D C O O K I N G O N I T | WATC H I N G T H E T I D E M OV E I N A N D O U T O N T H E TAY | F O R G E T T I N G YOU OWN A PHONE | LISTENING TO THE BIRDS AT D AW N | B R U S H I N G A D O N K E Y | L E A R N I N G A B O U T T H E H E R B S I N T H E G A R D E N | TA K I N G A WA L K U P THE HILL TO THE BOAT | ENJOYING THE SUNSHINE ON THE PENDICLE DECK | CLIMBING JAMIES STEPS | L E T T I N G T H E S U N WA K E YO U I N T H E M O R N I N G | WATC H I N G T H E L I G H T F L I C K E R I N T H E W O O D S | FEEDING THE HEBRIDEAN SHEEP | A GLASS OF WINE AND STARGAZING | CARVING YOUR OWN SPOON | SKETCHING THE VIEW |


WHO IS GUARDSWELL... GUARDSWELL FARM IS LOOKED AFTER BY THE LAMOT TE FAMILY, AND THE EXTENDED WILSON FAMILY. ALMOST EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY HAS PLAYED SOME ROLE- ONE OFF OR ON GOING- IN THE CREATION AND RUNNING OF GUARDSWELL...SO WE’D SAY THAT WE ARE A TRUE FAMILY BUSINESS. FAMILY BUSINESS RUNS IN THE BLOOD. FROM GREAT-GRANDMOTHER “NANA” WHO STARTED ONE OF SCOTLANDS FIRST MILK-BARS AT INVERALMOND. TOTAL GIRL POWER. CHICKEN ROLLS, TABLET AND ICE CREAM. A HOP ON FROM THAT TO GRANDFATHER ROBERT/PAPA, WHO, IN THE LATE 80’S AT THE AGE OF 50 STARTED GROWING HERBS IN THEIR FARMHOUSE GARDEN IN THE CARSE OF GOWRIEPOT TED TO START WITH AND MOVING ONTO CUT. HE WAS A DAIRY FARMER WHEN THE MILK QUOTA CAME IN...TIMES WERE CHANGING AND HE MOVED WITH THEM...SCOTHERBS WAS BORN. SCOTHERBS SUPPLIED WHOLESALE, RESTAURANTS AND SUPERMARKETS FOR 25 YEARS ACROSS THE UK- EVERY THING FROM TARRAGON TO LEMON VERBENA, CHIVES TO FENNEL - ROBERT WAS HELPED BY HIS DAUGHTER FIONA FOR THE MA JORIT Y OF THAT TIME- TOGETHER TAKING IT FROM A LIT TLE HERB NURSERY TO GROWING OVER 400 ACRES AND EMPLOYING 150 PEOPLE AT ITS PEAK. A FEW BIG THINGS HAPPENED IN THE FAMILY AND WITH THAT, IT WAS ABOUT TIME THAT SCOTHERBS MOVED ON AND INTO THE ARMS OF SOME NEW OWNERS. AT THE START OF THE SCOTHERBS STORY...THERE WAS THE “BUT TERY”- A LIT TLE COUNTRY HOUSE CAFE RUN BY FIONA AND GILLIAN- OVERLOOKING THE HERB GARDEN AND USING ALL OF THE FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE THEY COULD GET THEIR HANDS ON...HERB SANDWICHES WERE A THING, LOCAL LEG OF LAMB WITH BLACKCURRANT SAUCE (WHAT TO ORDER ACCORDING TO THE NEW YORK TIMES)... THE STORIES FROM THE BUT TERY, FROM THE MILK BAR, FROM THE HERB GARDEN...THEY ARE STORIES THAT HAVE TANGLED TOGETHER- THEY HAVE CREATED GUARDSWELL. COMBINE THAT WITH THE NEXT GENERATION...A LOVE OF FOOD, A DESIRE TO TAKE A STEP BACK FROM SUPER FAST DIGITAL LIVING, HAPPINESS FOUND IN THE VEG GARDEN, AND LOTS OF SUPER SKILLED FAMILY MEMBERS... AND HEY PRESTO...ONE BIG FAMILY BUSINESS!


WHAT IS GUARDSWELL... WE BOUGHT GUARDSWELL FARM IN 2010- A BEAUTIFUL HILLSIDE SET TING WITH VIEWS OVER THE CARSE OF GOWRIE, DUNDEE, SOUTH ANGUS, NORTH FIFE AND OVER TOWARDS BRIDGE OF EARN. THE STEADINGS IN DISREPAIR AND NO LONGER ANY USE FOR MODERN AGRICULTURE- WE WERE FACED WITH A PROBLEM- KNOCK THEM DOWN...OR DO SOMETHING. LUCKILY THE LAT TER WON OUT AND IN 2016 WE STARTED TO THINK ABOUT HOW WE COULD TURN THE STEADING SPACES INTO SOMEWHERE PEOPLE COULD MEET, RECONNECT WITH NATURE AND THE OUTDOORS, LEARN SOMETHING NEW...AND GENERALLY JUST HAVE LOTS OF FUN. THE IDEA STARTED SMALL - SOME HUTS, A COMMON SPACE AND SOME SHOWERS...AND ENDED UP WHERE WE ARE NOW- A MULTIUSE SPACE WITH 3 HUTS ON THE FARM AND 3 SELF CATERING PROPERTIES. WE HOST A HANDFUL OF WEDDINGS A YEAR- SPECIAL AND MEMORABLE- AND IN BETWEEN THEM, WE TRY AND ORGANISE INSPIRATIONAL, DELICIOUS AND FUN EVENTS. WE HOST WORKSHOPS AND CREATIVE MEETINGS. WE SOMETIMES HAVE SOME LIVE MUSIC. WE HAVE PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, STAYING ON THE FARM AND GOING ON ADVENTURES. OUR MAIN AIMS OVER THE COMING YEARS ARE TO TURN GUARDSWELL INTO AN EDUCATIONAL FACILIT Y FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS ALIKE. NOT TOO SERIOUS, NOT TOO MUCH LIKE HARD WORK...BUT SOMEWHERE THAT ALLOWS OUR VISITORS TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW, SLOW DOWN A LIT TLE, NOT PICK UP THEIR PHONE. SOMEWHERE THAT THEY CAN ESCAPE THEIR FAST MODERN LIVES, UNDERSTAND WHAT SOIL FEELS LIKE AND LISTEN TO BIRDS. WE PAIR THAT WITH AN ONGOING “BIODIVERSIT Y PROJECT” ON THE FARM10,000 TREES PLANTED, NEW HEDGEROWS AND WILDLIFE CORRIDORS, A NATIVE WILDFLOWER MEADOW, WE’RE SOON TO HAVE BEES... SLOWLY WE’RE NOTICING MORE BIRD SONG AND A FEW MORE BUT TERFLIES... HOPEFULLY MORE TO COME.

STAY | H U TS + H O U S E S | S LO W, S I M P L E , C A L M , COMFORTABLE, FUN P L AY | ST E A D I N G S PA C E | PA R T I E S , W E D D I N G S , C R E AT I V E ESCAPES, FOOD EVENTS L E A R N | W O R KS H O P S | R U R A L , C R A F T + C O O K E R Y. SCHOOLS BIODIVERSIT Y | FLORA + FAUNA, TREES AND HEDGES, W I L D F LOW E R M E A D OW, S P E C I E S R I C H G R ASS L A N D F A R M | H E B R I D E A N S H E E P, H E R B S , V E G E T A B L E S , D O N K E Y S


INFIELD

FARMHOUSE

COT TAGE

PENDICLE

K A I LYA R D

COT TERHOUSE


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OUR MAIN AIMS OVER THE COMING YEARS ARE TO TURN GUARDSWELL INTO AN EDUCATIONAL FACILITY FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS ALIKE. NOT TOO SERIOUS, NOT...

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OUR MAIN AIMS OVER THE COMING YEARS ARE TO TURN GUARDSWELL INTO AN EDUCATIONAL FACILITY FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS ALIKE. NOT TOO SERIOUS, NOT...

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