The house is set in one and a half acres of hillside, with flower garden, wild areas and stream-side walks - a perfect setting to watch wildlife and birds. Immediately surrounding hills are accessible for walking with other walks nearby of varying degrees of challenge. You can join The Southern Upland Way three miles from the house and the Grey Mare's Tail waterfall is 20 minutes drive away.
Mountain biking at one of the world class 7 Stanes trails - Glentress - is nearby. Downhill and cross-country biking at Innerleithen for the thrill seekers as well as road cycling on the many quiet Borders roads are options for active visitors. St Mary's Loch, just 7 miles away, offers water sports and sailing, and, of course, the River Tweed is a must for anglers. With no light pollution dark skies are perfect for stargazing!
The rich Borders history can be found in stately houses, abbeys, castles and churches. RBGS Dawyck is one of the loveliest woodland gardens in Scotland and Ian Hamilton Finlay's garden, Little Sparta, is a 30 minute drive. At Eskdalemuir the Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre is a unique and interesting place to visit. Pick up a bargain in cashmere factory shops in Hawick. Literature lovers might enjoy Sir Walter Scott's home, Abbotsford, the John Buchan Museum in Peebles and the James Hogg exhibition in Ettrick.
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