Rated 4 of 5

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 4 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Excellent Base For Exploring the Borders

Having dogs, we usually base our choice of CLs on those which have a decent dog walk direct from site. This was ideal in that there is a farm track right next to the site which was rarely used by vehicles so was great for walking the dogs. After a shortish distance the track turned into a nice grassy track by which you could walk to a neighbouring village. We like visiting historic houses and castles so this was perfect being on the Big Houses Trail which were ideally spread around the site so there wasn't too much driving involved. To name a few within easy reach: Floors Castle, Manderston House, Paxton House, Mellerstain House, Bowhill House, Traquair House and Abbotsford House and Estate. All the places welcomed dogs on the estate trails and gardens plus they all had nice cafes for lunch. Visited all the abbeys; Kelso, Dryburgh, Melrose and Jedburgh which also all allow dogs in the grounds and ruins. Leaderfoot Viaduct was interesting and there was a nice walk along the River Tweed. Melrose was a lovely town with a couple of small National Trust Gardens and had a decent Co-Op. Kelso was nice and had a large Sainsburys where we went to buy some shorts as it was so sunny and hot whilst we were there. The owner is very friendly and lent us some walking books which came in very handy as there are so many lovely places to walk in the vicinity. The site is very well kept and had lovely views over farm land. We had the pitch nearest the road so with the windows open you could hear vehicles but it was not intrusive and only busy during commuting times. We would certainly recommend the site and will certainly be going back.

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