Travels with Wee Tam

Airhouses - dog friendly luxury lodges in the Scottish Borders

Wee Tam's Review

Until I tried it, I wasn’t sure of the attraction of an outdoor hot tub, but now I’m completely converted! Sitting in the bubbling hot water with a drink in hand, enjoying beautiful scenery in the fresh air is hard to beat…best of all, catch the sunset and the night sky as the stars prick through and the experience is even more special. Every lodge here at Airhouses has its own hot tub for guests to enjoy, as well as ensuite bathrooms, barbecue, outdoor seating and eating area and free WiFi.
Owners Carol and Martin make sure that guests have a relaxing, peaceful and luxurious stay in their lovely lodges which sit among 633 acres of farmland looking across moorland to the Lammamuir hills in the distance; people (and their dogs) have been coming back year after year and sometimes even more than once a year, to enjoy the views and the tranquillity. Even the farm animals make you feel welcome and are pleased to meet guests – alpacas, a llama, pigs and chickens can be seen around the farm along with the more usual farm animals.
There are five different dog friendly places to stay at Airhouses, to accommodate from two to ten guests, so whether you fancy a romantic break for two or a holiday with family and friends, you’ll be well catered for here.
The ultimate in glamping accommodation, The Rowan Pod can’t be beaten – this will bring out your inner child for sure! The pod itself is like an upturned boat crossed with a hobbit hole, cosy and comfortable with neat galley kitchen, underfloor heating and every luxury imaginable - the piece de resistance is the amazing, quirky barbecue hut or ‘grillikota’, which can be enjoyed whatever the weather or time of year.
Four wood cabins – The Lodge (sleeps 2), The Ramsay (sleeps 4), The Buchanan (sleeps 6) and The Lamont (sleeps 6) all have wonderful countryside views which may be enjoyed from the living and sleeping areas as well as from the decking. Inside, warm, natural colours complement the pale pine and the lodges are beautifully furnished and fitted out with all mod cons.
Finally, sleeping 10, the new, timber-framed house The Capercaillie sits in a small wood where the ponies live. Five ensuite rooms provide classy luxury for all guests, including one on the ground floor suitable for those less mobile. A massive hot tub on the decking and a barbecue hut are great for fun celebrations and the garden and extensive grounds are perfect for dogs.
We think anyone on holiday with a dog (or two) would love it here! There are places you need to put a lead on, but plenty where you don’t (including your own decking area) and there are lots of lovely walks right from the door. Oh and if you fancy a meal out or a pint or two, just walk to the Tower Hotel in nearby Oxton and bring your dog in with you!

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