Airhouses is unique. Located at the north end of the Scottish Borders, close to the Southern Upland Way with extensive views across the Lammermuir Hills, in the middle of 633 acres of a working beef farm, yet just a half hour drive from the Edinburgh, Scotland’s Capital. Only through responsible stewardship will our guests enjoy all that is available on the farm for years to come. As we are a working farm our livelihood depends on our land and environment. Sustainable farming will ensure that guests will enjoy their holiday in the lap of both sustainable and responsible luxury.
We comply with the legislative and regulatory obligations and duties of care covering our operations, requiring our employees and contractors to act in accordance with our environmental policies.
We ensure that our staff are aware of the potential environmental effects of their activities and therefore consult continuously to improve our working practices to minimise the impact on our environment.
Ensure that all new capital investment projects, ongoing maintenance and renewal programs are managed in a way which incorporates assessment of every possible environmental impact and will take appropriate action to keep adverse impacts to an absolute minimum. Future capital expenditure will provide for the replacement of current equipment with more energy efficient alternatives.
We use our own borehole for all our water and we have embarked on a programme of tree planting and manage the land on a deferred organic grazing system.
Water Conservaton and Pollution Control
We take all responsable measures to use water carefully and take measures to ensure that all cleaning, construction, maintenance and painting materials are environmentally friendly and responsibly disposed of.
Flora and Fauna
We manage Airhouse Farm and Airhouses sustainably. We are committed to low impact farming with local breeds such as Aberdeen Angus. Feed and medicines are organic and we work to increase the biodiversity of the flora and fauna of the farm in harmony with the farming objectives.
Transport and Local Purchasing
We source local produce and local services wherever possible. Guests are encourage to enjoy the farm and leave cars parked. Purchases for delivery are made in bulk to reduce transport costs.
Waste Management and Recycling
We reduce waste wherever possible and endeavour to maximise the amount that is either reused or recycled. All green waste is retained and composted.
We act in a socially responsible and ethical manner in the conduct of our business. We strive towards environmental best practice, supporting local chairites and providing opportunites to students from local schools and colleges to get involved in the business.
We review our policies annually to ensure they stay relevant and up to date.
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.