Scottish Borders Textile Trail

A new leaflet has just been published that takes you from Peebles down to Hawick, taking in the best the Scottish Borders has to offer in top quality knitwear and textiles.... Read the rest of this entry »

Eating out in Jedburgh

There are a few great restaurants in Jedburgh and the surrounding area. We have listed a couple of our favourites below.  Booking is advisable on Thursday/Friday/Saturday, especially during the summer months.

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The pretty market town of Jedburgh is situated on the main A68 in the south eastern corner of Scotland. 10 miles from the border with England, with its panoramic views at Carter Bar, it is just over an hour's drive away from Scotland's vibrant capital, Edinburgh.

Jedburgh Abbey

This magnificent 12th Century Augustianian Abbey, founded by David I, sits proudly on the south side of the town, and greets visitors coming from the Carter Bar. Now owned by Historic Scotland,

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Mary Queen of Scots House

This 16th Century Tower House is set in a pear-tree garden in the heart of Jedburgh. The museum within explores the life of Scotland’s tragic queen (who stayed here in 1566) through paintings, textiles and objects associated with her. Read the rest of this entry »


The Borders is renowned for great, competitively priced golfing. Jedburgh Golf Club is only 5 minutes drive from Glenacre and sits amongst spectacular scenery and views. Other great courses in the area include

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Freedom of the Fairways- calling all golfers

Number 4 Cottage is an ideal self-catering base for golfers taking advantage of the excellent Freedom of the Fairways

The Freedom of the Fairways passports offer great value for money for golf courses around the Scottish Borders

Freedom of the Fairways - Weekend Golf:

  • Must be booked in advance
  • Players wishing to play golf on a Saturday and/or Sunday can exchange 2 Freedom of the Fairways vouchers in return for 1 round of golf
  • Seniors (over 55) wishing to golf over the weekend would have to purchase a full adult pass

For further information on purchase options and full terms and conditions, visit the Freedom of the Fairways webpage at


There are many great walks in the area. Sarah and Tom are happy to provide maps and transport, should you want to start or finish a few (or many) miles away from Glenacre. Packed lunches can also be provided at an additional cost. We are happy to provide a basic laundry service, if outdoor clothing requires it. The Borders is also host to a walking festival each year.  Read the rest of this entry »

Vintage/Classic Cars

The Scottish Borders has a full programme of vintage/classic car rallies and shows such as the Selkirk Rally. Further information can be provided at and The Borders also lend itself perfectly to scenic driving
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Horse Riding

Horse Riding can be booked for intermediate/experienced riders (one or two hour hacks, dependent on season)

Jedhart (Jedburgh) Callants Festival (last Sunday June until the second Saturday July) is one of many spectacular local festivals in the Borders, where mounted cavalcades have ridden the boundaries of each of the Borders towns for centuries. For details of dates, check out the Return to the Ridings site, which was established as part of the 2009 Year of Homecoming.

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