About us

We are a third generation farming family that love welcoming guests to our home. The Black family are blessed to live in a special landscape area of North Fife in Scotland. Our team are passionate about nurturing the land, rearing happy animals and connecting with other local businesses to manage the farm in a sustainable way, protecting the biodiversity and ensure the long-term health and productivity of the land for future generations.

Operating on a circular farming model, Braeside of Lindores prioritises low-waste production methods. Through partnerships with local artisans and producers, we ensure that every visitor enjoys a unique and authentic experience.

Farm life is never the same day to day. The scenery, animal movements and environment all change with the Scottish seasons and weather. Whether you’re staying and chatting to farmer Richard on site or you’re planning your trip to Scotland – our friendly team will be able to answer questions about walks, horse riding facilities, the rolling fields of barley or our Highland Cows. We are dedicated and passionate about sharing our story.

Our Story

Through the years

Watch us on BBC I-player The Foodie episode, Series Two here.

Two judges stay in The Glasshouse and dine in The Hide. A TV competition with 1400 escape entries. Delighted that Lindores Win the Foodie Category and go onto the Final 12 Greatest Escapes. Watch the FINAL episode on BBC Iplayer.

Creating unique spaces for tours and events. Opened April 2024. 

We were delighted to be awarded Best Self Catering Accommodation Experience at VisitScotland Regional Thistle Award

We welcomed a small herd of Highalnd cows to the farm.

We built bonded warehouses to store 10,000 casks of whisky. Further reducing the carbon footprint of the barley and whisky production between our farm and Lindores Abbey Distillery. #circulareconomy

We planted 6000 trees and 2500m of hedgerows

Delicious lunch experiences now offered to day visitors or guests staying in our four luxury holiday homes in the countryside.

Guests can hire The Hide to bring their own food & drink.  Alternatively local delicious bbq lunches can be prepared, provided or served by private Chef & drinks provided by Lindores Abbey Distillery. 

Lindores Equestrian Awarded Equestrian Business of the Year at the national HorseScotland Awards. For 30 years our equine facility has been welcoming horses & riders. It spans 85 acres with 36 stables and eventing training facilities that are safe, fun and accessible for riders of all ages who have their own horse. 

85% occupancy in first year & 5 star reviews – Resounding success having collaborated with local architects & tradespeople to create VERY special spaces

Red Bull’s Danny MacAskill – Films ‘A Wee Day Out’ at Lindores for the Hay Bale Trick

Viewed 43million times the famous mountain biker rides a hay bale down Lindores Hill – Great fun!  Watch & find out more (blog link to words and footage)

Launching the farm into hospitality & tourism industry while Anna & Richard are expecting their second child Alistair. 

Frances Black (Granny & genealogist) – opens Lindores Cross Country training course. Three generations of families have been visiting ever since.

Then a traditional mixed farm producing crops, cattle, sheep , veg and fruit in small quantities with a team of labourers. 

Meet the team