Walking There are a huge number of walks in the Scottish Borders and Lothians, for more information on walks of varying lengths, see the links below. It is also possible to walk from the house and I will be more than happy to point you in the right direction. We have been doing a lot of walking during lockdown so are able to make lots of helpful walking suggestions. www.walkhighlands.co.uk/borders www.walkhighlands.co.uk/lothian Cycling We have so much fantastic cycling on our doorstep I can't list everything here. For the adrenaline junkies, we have outstanding mountain biking centres and for the road cyclists there are many different loops that you can go on from Crookston. This website will give you all the information you need cyclescottishborders.com We can offer secure lockable facilities for your bike and excellent drying facilities.
Fishing We are well located for fishing the Middle and Upper Tweed. Should you have a wet day on the river, we have excellent drying facilities and space to store your fishing kit. For more information on what fishing is available please refer to the FishTweed Website (www.fishpal.com/Scotland/Tweed)
Local Towns to Visit The Scottish Borders and the Lothians have so much to offer our visitors depending on your interests, I have set out below a selection of websites to help you plan your stay but I am also more than happy to help with some personal recommendations. www.scotlandinfo.eu/scottish-borders www.visitscotland.com
Historic Houses There are a huge amount of historic houses that can be visited from Crookston, here is a link to help you planning your visit www.historichouses.org
Edinburgh - Scotland's Beautiful Capital City The historic and beautiful city of Edinburgh has a wealth of things to see and do, it's impossible to list them all here so below are some links to useful website to help you plan your stay. Edinburgh is easily accessible by train or car. www.timeout.com/edinburgh www.edinburgh.org www.introducingedinburgh.com
Local Festivals and Events There are many annual festivals in the locality including the Borders Book Festival in Melrose in June, the Common Ridings, historic gatherings dating back to the 13th and 14th century and run from June until August in a variety of towns throughout the Scottish Borders as well as the Melrose 7s, the oldest rugby sevens competition in the world. www.returntotheridings.co.uk www.bordersbookfestival.org www.melrose7s.co.uk
Eating Out There are a number of places locally to eat locally which we have detailed below alternatively we can provide a light supper in the evening for example cold cheeses, charcuterie, bread and soup, it is £15 per head. We can also recommend the following: Juniperlea - 15 minute drive, A68 between Fala and Soutra www.juniperlea.com Firebrick Brasserie - 20 minute drive, Lauder www.firebrickbrasserie.co.uk The Sun Inn - 20 minute drive, Eskbank www.thesuninnedinburgh.co.uk/
Planning your itinerary When you are with us, we would be delighted to help you plan your itinerary.
What people say about us
"Perfect in every way. Thank you for sharing your fabulous home"
"We loved meeting you all and thank you for looking after us so well. We will be back"