Lazyday Cottages is  located within easy range of family activities in the Scottish Borders, Northumberland  surrounding areas. Please see our activities guide below for more information.


Located on the Tweed Cycle Way there are many elegant and gentle rides around this area.   For the more adventurous Glentress Mountain Biking centre offers some of the top Mountain Biking Trails in the UK. Read More….

Eating Out

The Allanton Arms at Allanton is close by plus our own local The Cross at Paxton. For great local value try The White Swan Hotel Duns or for something with live music The Wheatsheaf at Swinton.   Taking a day out to the beach then visit The Royal Garden at Berwick upon Tweed.   For a unique experience surrounded by artifacts in a hidden valley then The Riverside Resataurant in Abbey St Bathans is worth the effort.  The Craw Inn at Auchencrow closer offers great food and a selection of traditional cask ales.

Events & Festivals

Major sporting events include Kelso Races and the Jim Clark Rally. Traditional events in summertime include the Border Ridings and Riding of the Boundaries around Berwick-upon-Tweed.   Crossing Borders runs annually an art trail including local artists to us here. Further up to Edinburgh international events such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival take place annually.


Fish the River Tweed and experience the ultimate in salmon fishing. The River Tweed System is one of Europe’s premier fishing locations.  Salmon fishing can be arranged by Richard Hardy.  Call for more details.  Alternative fishing includes trout fishing  from Coldingham Loch and sea angling at Eyemouth, Burnmouth and St Abbs, great days out for the family. Read More….


The Scottish Borders is a golfers paradise.  Roxburghe course near Kelso has an international reputation while closer to home the Hirsel Golf Club at Coldstream is a haven for the golfer on holiday.  Eyemouth and Berwick Golf courses include coastal terrain.  Duns a classic represents the heart of our historic area. Order your Golf  Course Passport  before you arrive. Read More….

Horse Riding

Beachcomber Riding Stables offer exhilarating rides along the North Northumberland coastline by Holy Island.

Visitor Attractions

A region filled with romantic abbeys, castles, gardens, beautiful views and historic attractions. Please enjoy our visitor guide for suggested places to visit.


Our favorite local walk is along  the River Tweed from Horncliffe down to Paxton House..  The coastline boasts beautiful uncrowded beaches and foot paths.  Highlights include St Abbs Head, Coldingham Beach, Spital Beach, and beautiful beaches of Holy Island.  Section of the following longer routes can be enjoyed including St Cuthberts Way leading through historic country, the four Abbey Ways and the Southern Upland Way.


For wildlife lovers we are ideally suited near places such as Paxton House known for it’s Red Squirrels and The River Tweed ideal for days out bird watching with a chance to see Otters and Kingfishers. You can visit the Osprey Watch Centre at Glentress Forest  and there are many well documented nature trails to explore.   To the east Seabirds are easily visible on St Abbs Head especially in the spring time.   The Scottish Seabird Life Centre offers days out year round.