Things to do

There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in this area including walking, fishing, golf, horse riding and cycling (both on and off road) where the wonderful countryside can be enjoyed at its seasonal best with wildlife in abundance.

Not only is the area full of activities to enjoy and heritage, but it also acts as a great base from which to explore the nearby towns and villages which offer a wide range of good quality cafes, pubs and restaurants.

For those who want to travel a little further afield, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Carlisle and the Northumbrian coast are all within easy reach.

The nearby towns of Hawick, Melrose, Jedburgh and Kelso boast a choice of specialist shops and famous knitwear firms where you will find the softest cashmere, finest tweed and the cosiest woollens. There are also award winning parks, abbeys, historic castles and stately homes to visit.

Golfers are spoilt for choice with over twenty courses to choose from around the Scottish Borders, and there is excellent salmon and trout fishing on the nearby rivers and lochs.

Bring your Horse to Shankend Cottage

For equestrians looking for a horse riding holiday in the Borders we have stables and paddocks should you wish to bring your own horse and enjoy the hacking amongst our stunning scenery. There are great paths and tracks which are ideal for walking or riding starting right from the doorstep of Shankend holiday cottage

Shankend Scottish Fishing Holiday Cottage

Shankend Holiday Accommodation has it’s own private well stocked trout pond which can be fished all year round.

image gallerytestimonialsavailability