More Swallows And Amazons than iPad and Xbox, Crabtree & Crabtree has put together a selection of cottages and activities in the Scottish borders to ensure a traditional and creative family holiday.
Think marshmallows around a campfire, fishing for supper, den building and exhausted, happy children – all without sacrificing lashings of hot water and a comfortable bed.
Base camp options include Dignity and Time, two fabulous barn conversions on the Blackhaugh Farm with a loch and farm tours on the doorstep.
Dignity sleeps eight, as does Time with an additional two sofa beds. From here you can take a trip the Harestanes Estate near Jedburgh for a class in how to build shelters, light fires, use tools, track wildlife and forage for wild foods. £950 per week for up to 10 guests, activities are extra. crabtreeandcrabtree.com