Activities we can offer our guests:

  • visiting local country houses and castles
  • visiting Scottish Borders towns and abbeys
  • visiting gardens
  • walks of varying lengths
  • a trip to Edinburgh
  • a trip to the Holy Island of Lindesfarne
  • patchwork lessons for beginners in our sewing room
  • learning how to make soft furnishings (blinds, curtains, cushions…)
  • a trip down the pub
  • cycling (subject to us having suitable bikes or you bring your own)


Things which we’re not really into but you might want to do on your own:

  • fishing (permits are available locally)
  • golfing (Duns golf course is just the other side of town)
  • tennis (you can hire the tennis court in the local park just across the road from us)


Things we can’t offer:

  • nightclubbing