Walkers, mountain bikers, wild swimmers and nature lovers have over 10,000 acres of playground, criss-crossed by hundreds of paths and dotted with rivers, lochs, waterfalls and reservoirs. The views are particularly spectacular too, yet you’re only a 20-minute drive from Edinburgh. Your base is a rustic stone hay barn with a raised ceiling and a thoroughly modern, well thought-out interior. If you’re trapped by bad weather you’ll still feel happy, cosy by the wood-burner or up in the mezzanine watching moody skies and scudding clouds.
A sleek kitchen has all the gear, you eat at a Scandi dining table with views to the South Black Hill; tea, milk and locally-made biscuits will be waiting for you. Book in to the spa yurt with a wood-fired steam sauna hiding in the wild woodland garden, plunge into the outdoor stock tank to cool off.
Plump pillows, woollen blankets and perfect peace will lull you to deep sleep.