For an idyllic family holiday, why not book a Scotland glamping getaway? The Scottish Borders county of Roxburghshire is one of Scotland’s hidden treasures. Steeped in history and blessed with beautiful scenery, it’s the perfect destination for a luxury camping break in the UK. There is lots to do and explore in the Scottish Borders, and back in the Feather Down tent you’ll have all the glamping comforts you could wish for. This includes a spacious living area, wood-fired heater, running water and a comfy sofa. Plan a magical break in Roxburghshire and enjoy the great outdoors at your own pace. It’s waiting for you on a Scotland glamping family holiday.
There’s seemingly endless countryside in Roxburgshire, ideal for sunny days spent walking, cycling or horse riding. Explore historic towns such as Jedburgh or Kelso, where ancient abbeys stand on the banks of clear rivers. Jedburgh in particular is a great choice for sports enthusiasts, thanks to the trim track which runs along the River Jed. Culture fans will love exploring historic attractions such as the Castle Jail and Mary, Queen of Scots’ House. Kelso has another delight in store for you. It lies on the banks of the River Tweed, one of the most important fishing rivers in Europe. Why not pick up a permit and try your luck on this ancient waterway?
There’s even more to be discovered on your Scotland glamping holiday. The delightful village of Ancrum is just a short trip from the Feather Down base, Chesters. Indulge in a delicious meal at the Cross Keys pub, where a Gordon Ramsay trained chef serves up culinary delights made with fresh local produce. Then, take a stroll over the village green before heading back to your cosy tent at sunset. Treat yourself to an amazing family holiday in the Scottish Borders, and embrace the history and tradition of this unique location.
Floors castle was lovely to look round and our 6yr old was entertained by the playground there. The food in the cafe is highly recommended. We also enjoyed Born in the Borders, again lovely food here and a nice walk along the river followed by grass sledging.
Glass sledging at Born in the Borders - great cake & shop there too selling local produce.
Bowhill Estate has a fabulous adventure playground and cafe. Not to be published but there's no other place to put other comments: it isn't clear on the website that there are four tents in relatively close proximity. Luckily our neighbours were lovely but it would be helpful to know this sort of information for all other Feather Down, as it's implied that you are getting away from it all when in fact you might have a group of 8 next door!
Floors Castle inside and out is amazing, warm & friendly staff, fantastic historic photographs of Queen Victoria's visits and the Roxburgh family's travels. The gardens and café.. lovely. The hosts own a pub in the local village Ancrim, this was a real find , lovely food and service with their own micro brewery.
Born in the borders, fatlips castle and cross keys at ancrum
Ask Ellie about the local walks in the area!
We enjoyed the tree house and hiking around the farm, as well as the grass sledging and brunch at Born in the Borders!
Born In The Borders visitor centre well worth a visit. Lots of activities for the kids plus great food and drink.
We visited the National Museum of Flight (about an hour's drive away) which was fascinating.
Born in the Boarders - beer, gin and amazing cakes on site
Didn't really leave the site or felt the need to as we were only there for a long weekend.
The wood burning stove in the tent was very smokey, so we didn't like it on
Walk up Fatlips Tower and enjoy a meal at teh Cross Keys in Ancrum and make teh most of all the wonderful fruit and veg in teh walled garden
Born in the Borders cafe was excellent. Perhaps a small voucher would have encouraged us to go earlier in the week. The Cross Keys at Ancrum was also excellent and both catered well for a gluten free diet. Maybe a curtain to the bedroom as we have had at other locations would be nice and a larger chopping board as surfaces were very rustic. Sadly the boat was out of commission which was a large factor in choosing this location.
Book the local pub in advance. Despite the owners of the farm/site also owning the pub, they couldn't find space for us. A bit disappointing given that we were paying to stay on the property.
The wood burner took quite a while to get gojng as fairly small but when it did it was great! We also didn't realize how busy some of the local pubs were on a saturdayevening so struggled to get a table as we hadn't booked. But the tent was fab and had everything we needed. Very comfy beds! And Ellie and her family were so friendly and hospitable.
We enjoyed a lovely meal at Cross Keys at Ancrum and our party of 7 children and 4 adults posed no problem whatsoever.The Harestanes visitors centre was only a few minutes drive and has a fantastic adventure playground for children and very good shop and cafe.Born in the Borders brewery, cafe and adventure ship for kids also well worth a visit.
Just relax and enjoy the wonderful experience!
Just relax and enjoy the wonderful experience!
Fat Lips tower. Kelso Abbey and of course Edinburgh
Enjoyed Fat lips very much.Why not leave a voucher for a free drink at the pub?
Enjoyed Fat lips very much. Why not leave a voucher for a free drink at the pub?
Shop at the Co-op in Jedburgh for groceries, a fantastic range. Born in the Borders is a short distance away has a great cafe, food and gift shop.
Two wonderful places to visit are Born in the Borders, a great place to pick up local produce and have a meal, or walk along the river and Harestanes is a must for ice cream from Mary's Dairy.Picking fresh berries and vegetables from the walled garden at Chesters is a great family activity.If you are feeling athletic and adventurous you can take a hike through the woods to Fatlips Folly, the views are amazing.
Woodside garden centre, floors castle (do not pay to see the gardens, just go to the plant centre which is free and has a playground in it). Visit in Kelso. Local butchers in Jedburgh to try their scotch pies. Eyemouth to St Abbs rib boat was excellent fun
Take the time to explore 'FATLIPS' castle. It is a fabulous view and a great picnic site.
use the guide books within the tent, they were great, try the award winning sausages from the Jedburgh butcher
Must visit:_x000D_ Ancrum Cross Keys local pub,_x000D_ Born in Borders visitor attraction_x000D_ Harestanes visitor centre
Born on the Borders and Harestanes visitor centres were nice and kids loved the mini beast safari at BITB and the outdoor play area at Harestanes. If we had more time we would have gone to Bowhill Estate in Selkirk.
A walk to fatlips castle and a meal at the Cross Keys in Ancrum...seriously good food and ale
Book at the Cross Keys in Ancrum as it is so popular even the locals have to wait a few weeks to get in, but it is worth the effort because our meal there was absolutely stunning.
Yes, that Ancrum Cross Keys for food and Born in the Borders also for food.
Fat lips tower is well worth the walk, gorgeous views. Town of Kelso is delightful.
Floors Castle, Monteviot Gardens and lots of lovely walks all around . Harestanes Craft Courtyard and Hawick cashmere emporia
Born in the Borders was great, well done._x000D_ We loved Abbotsford, amazing Restaurant there. Melrose is sweet as is Kelso._x000D_ Mendelston also interesting.
Berry picking. Harestaynes.
It would be useful to have a small wooden based play set, tree swing etc on site for kids.
I think the discovery tent could have a little more interesting things in it. None of my kids used it maybe some games., there was no paper for painting ,
The bothy does have sufficient provisions to make a meal and more importantly wine! There is a sainsburys within a shirt drive so don't spend time packing the car with food