Tea, whisky, fine food and blether - and all in the best possible taste.
What we like:
A fantastic range of foodie tours with the always-engaging Isobel, including a romp around the Borders tantalising the taste buds and taking in a three course lunch and a beer tasting at a local brewery. There's a tea tour featuring the history of tea smuggling and a chance to blend your own breakfast brew. And a wild picnic with a hamper of treats including Scottish langoustines and gin cocktails. Or join her in her own home for a baking masterclass and a blether. Bespoke tours too. Don’t ask her about cat food, apparently.
Where it is:
She'll pick you up from The Five Turrets and whisk you off to your destination.
What it costs:
From £65 for the baking class with a bite and a blether to £130 pp for the one day tours.
+44 (0)1968 565006
Where to stay:
The Five Turrets is a stylish self-catering holiday rental property in Selkirk in the Scottish Borders, sleeping up to eight people in four double bedrooms. Check availability.