We all want to get away and get outside sometimes, so why not explore the expansive area of the Tweed Valley. Hearthstanes’ surrounding area provides you with ample space for you to get in touch with nature. Click on the link below to plan your next hiking adventure in the Scottish Borders. For example, the John Buchan Way connects Broughton and Peebles with a 13-mile route. Broughton is a mere 10-minute drive from Hearthstanes Steading.
Hop on your bike and cycle through the Scottish Borders; for example, try the Borderloop4-Peebles 52-mile loop, and bike alongside the reservoirs, and St. Mary’s Loch. We are located about halfway on the 121 miles (195 km) from Solway to the Forth Scottish C2C Cycle Ride and can accommodate up to twenty-five (25) guests at a time in all five cottages.
Fishing can be both relaxing and fun, and we can provide you with the waters for that. Fishing the Tweed River is available to all. The Tweed River is the second-longest river in Scotland. Go fishing for sport or fun, with friends and family, but make sure you have a permit. Click on the resources here to find more information about fishing in the area and what you might catch on your line.
Sika and roe deer stalking has been carried out at Hearthstanes Estate for many decades. There is exceptional sika and roe deer hunting, with professional stalkers, on the Estate. They utilize numerous stands and hides throughout the farm; which has a well-established network of tracks and forestry rides.
The deer seasons in Scotland are as follows:
Sika Stags: July 1 – October 20
Sika Hinds: October 21 – February 15
Roe Bucks: April 1 – October 20
Roe Does: October 21 – March 31
Please contact Ed Bewsher directly with any inquiries through the Hearthstanes Sporting Facebook Page.
We have Britain's only remaining automated 9-pin bowling alley; which can be booked for those rainy evenings, between 1700 and 2100 hours. A one-hour session for £20, or two hours for £30 per cottage. Currently, table football is located in the same room and is therefore only accessible when booking the bowling alley. Please note that for insurance, health, and safety reasons a member of staff will be present and that the premises are under 24-hour recorded CCTV surveillance.
New Things Ahead
After a long day outside, hiking, biking, fishing, or stalking, you might need a little time to relax and rejuvenate yourself; soon you will be able to take a dip in our Hydro Spa and Pool. The use of the hydro-spa is limited to a maximum of two-hour pre-booked sessions per cottage between 0800 and 2100 hours. A one-hour session for £20, or two hours for £30 per cottage (only available to registered cottage guests - max. 8 people at one time). Please note that for insurance, health, and safety reasons the lead guest will have to sign a liability waiver on behalf of the whole party, and the premises are under 24-hour recorded CCTV surveillance.