The cottage is well placed for activities in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders. The area is well known for fishing, golf, road cycling and mountain biking, bird-watching and walking. There are castles, mansions, gardens, abbey ruins, forests, cafes, restaurants and galleries.
Here is a short list of things to do in and around the village to start with:
Walks: Village ‘history tour and catwalk’ , Reservoirs, Mendick Hill, the Pentlands.