The most idyllic base for those who like to pepper their holidays with varied activities and attractions, this superb family home is perfect for curious minds and itchy feet. Get to know the area and explore the local walks nearby, spending time in the local of village of Ettrick famed for its rich history and literary connections including Sir Walter Scott and James Hogg who also wrote under the nickname Ettrick Shepherd.
If you want to get active over a rambling hike or bike ride, the Yarrow Valley offers a wonderful adventure playground in which to enjoy the sights and let off steam. If you are into your biking, head to Glentress Forest (26 miles) for a real challenge. The UK's leading biking centre, Glentress Forest is a mecca for two-wheeled enthusiasts and sure to give you something to write home about.
For something a little more relaxed, Bowhill house is 3 miles away and offers a number of outdoor activities for you to partake in or simply somewhere special to savour a hot cup of tea and wedge of homemade cake. You can also drive over to Selkirk, 4.5 miles away, and dip in out and of the town's selection of cafes and shops.
If you have your sights set on something more lively for a day, Scotland's legendary capital, Edinburgh, is 46 miles away. Hop in your car or nab yourself a seat with the Scottish Borders Railway from Tweedbank Station and immerse yourself in all of its vibrancy and history.