You may just want to relax in your gorgeous lodge, watching the hills and wildlife, but if you do fancy doing something there is plenty to do at Airhouses. One of the most popular acitivties is petting the animals - see On the Farm for more information about them all.
We also have some other activties available. Read on to find out more.
We have a number of jogging trails around Airhouses depending on the length you are looking for.
We normally recommend combining the Windmill walk with the village circular route which gives you a good 5K ( with some killer hills)!
You are welcome to cycle the same trail. We have teamed up with Willow Ebikes who will deliver Ebikes for your stay. Check out Enhance your Stay for more information. You are of course welcome to bring your own bike, and there is safe storage for them. There are a number of quiet roads around Airhouses which are great for cycling. To find out more about cycling click the button below.
An ancient art which is also hugely fun! You can pop up to Hillhouse about 3 miles from Airhouses to their Tomahawk throwing range and be guided through the how and whys to the sport. You then get to have a go, pitching your talents against the rest of your group!
Minimum 4 people @ £55pp and then @ £45pp thereafter.
Booking is in advance and subject to availability.
Another skillful and rewarding sport. Archery can be arranged here at Airhouses. Beginners are welcome and booking is required in advance. The cost depends on numbers but will be around £250.
Starting from the Totem pole near the donkeys we have two trails that follow the old road down to Oxton, and back to Airhouses via the new road. Both trails work off the same signs you have to find but have different clues to work out depending on whether you are following the Adult or Childrens trail. Both are lots of fun!
The walk is about 5K and there are 16 clues to find and solve.
Pick up the free map and information sheet in the Playden or Shop.
From Airhouses there are a number of longer local walks we would recommend.
If you fancy a big walk you can join the Old Railway in Oxton and walk all the way to Lauder about 5 miles away. Once in Lauder you can join the Southern Upland Way or the Herring Trail, or get the bus back!
There are also some good longer walks around Oxton. If you head down the old road from Airhouses and turn left at the bottom ( instead of right to Oxton) and follow this road you will be able to walk down the Mountmill valley, past a famous Burn where St Cuthburt is rumoured to have been baptised, past the ancient Airhouse wood and along to ThreeburnFord.
Alternatively you can walk through Oxton, turn right at the end of the village, follow this road, pop across the A68 to the Carfraemill Hotel, go behind the hotel and follow the road up. This loops back down to the A68 ( past an old fort). Cross back over and the follow the road back to Airhouses old road.
We can provide more detailed directions during your stay.
Need a little extra something to totally relax? Would like to have an indulgant experience in your very own lodge?
Border Body and Mind have a wonderful selection of therapists that will come to you in your lodge.
Perfect if you are having a girly getaway with friends in the Capercaillie, The Buchanan or The Lamont! Or maybe combine with an activitiy such as archery?
Airhouses is more than an award-winning holiday escape — it’s an experience you will never forget. Explore woodland walks, hiking trails and the peaceful village of Oxton (plus Edinburgh is less than an hour away). And don’t forget to say hello to our friendly animal family of alpacas, goats, donkeys, pigs, Shetland ponies and more...