Local Area Information

We are wonderfully located for you to discover the Scottish Borders, North Northumberland as well as East Lothian and with Edinburgh being aproximately an hour away.

The area has plenty to offer, including great local food and produce, restaurants, cafes, galleries, charming coastal towns and countryside villages as well as some truly beautiful beaches.

Due to its geographical location, there is plenty of history to explore.  From the border town of Berwick-Upon-Tweed, where you can walk around the Elizabethan Walls , to the Border Abbeys and many castles, including Alnwick, of Harry Potter fame, Bamburgh and the Chain bridge, linking England to Scotland. Local historic houses include Paxton House and Manderston and Floors Castle with great play areas for the kids. East Lothian, with its historic castles, such as Tantallon and Dirleton, and the world renowned Bass Rock Seabird Centre are within an hour's drive. 

The Borders are home to many events, two highlights locally being the Jim Clark rally and the Common Ridings. Held annually in May,  the Jim Clark rally, the only UK mainland closed road rally, runs over three days.  Jim Clark was raised on the neighbouring farm to ours, he is buried in Chirnside churchyard and in the local town of Duns, you can visit the museum dedicated to his achievements as world motor racing champion, where many of his trophies are displayed.

The Common Ridings are one of the oldest equestrian festivals in the world, reflecting back to the 13th and 14th centuries, when the Borderland rang out to the sound of fierce disputes and battles. The ridings run from May to July and many participants still ride out on horseback to patrol their historic march boundaries.

If it's outdoor adventure you seek, there's plenty to keep you busy.  Beautiful walking can be had along the Berwickshire coastline (via the Berwickshire coastal path) and around surrounding countryside (Sir Walter Scott Way).  Award winning beaches to enjoy like Coldingham Bay, other great beaches just a short drive away are Spittal, Cocklawburn and Goswick.  Great mountain biking at GlentressForest and Innerliethen, Fishing on the river Tweed (the famous Salmon River), learning to surf at Coldingham Bay as well as horse riding, cycling, sailing and golf.  Being close to the River Tweed, this is a great base for fishing parties, we can help you organise your guided fishing trips if required.

So as you can see there is plenty to take your interest here!