EXPANSION is on the agenda for a successful holiday complex near Lauder.

Early in 2023 three holiday lodges were completed at Woodheads Farm, with two two-bedroom and one one-bed properties being built.

Demand for all three lodges has been strong and now the owners, Mr and Mrs Davison of Woodheads Farm, have submitted an application to Scottish Borders Council for a second phase of the ‘Castleview Lodges’ project with three more properties proposed.

A report with the application, submitted by Kelso-based land agent FBR Seed, says: “Phase 1 has proven to be a success, with a strong booking percentage from opening and into the future, most months comfortably exceeding the 60 per cent target Visit Scotland recommended we budget for.

“The properties are let with the assistance of a letting agent who has seen the potential from the site and recommended to Mr and Mrs Davison that they see an unmet market locally for a lower-cost yet high-class accommodation, which we aim to meet with phase 2.”

Woodheads Farm is located to the south-west of the Borders town of Lauder, adjacent to Lauderdale Golf Course, and comprises a mixed arable and livestock farming enterprise with large woodland compartments throughout.

The report adds: “By offering smaller units, the aim of Phase 2 is to continue to offer high-class accommodation but at a lower rental level, meeting demand not otherwise met in the locality.”