2023 learning experiences

New year, new experiences

We’re all about making New Year’s Resolutions that we know we’ll keep. Ones that we’ll even look forward to. So, this year, we’re embracing learning new skills – those that will help us to enhance our lifestyle and get us out enjoying the great outdoors.

From yoga and cookery lessons to fermentation and fly-fishing classes, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite local experiences – some with an exclusive C&C discount or treat – so that you too can kick-start your year by learning something new.


Learning to cook from the comfort of your C&C holiday home with Yarrow Cookery School. Whether you’d like to discover how to make an impressive venison wellington or how to whip up some delicious wild mushroom ravioli, you can choose to cook (and then enjoy!) the dishes you’ve always wanted to create. Benefitting from private tuition, on this course you'll learn how to prepare a 2-3 course menu and then you'll get to sit down and enjoy the results afterwards. Wine pairing can be arranged on request. 

Mention C&C when you book before the 31st January and and you’ll receive a complimentary bottle of wine. Prices start from £450 for a private course depending on group size.

To book this experience, stay nearby in one of our East Lothian properties.



If you’re looking to be more mindful and zen this year, then why not take some private yoga lessons? Learning how to correctly hold a pose and breathe with give you a strong foundation for mindful yoga sessions in the year ahead. Offering instruction in yoga, reiki, meditation and sound bathing, our expert instructor can come to your C&C home for one-on-one or group sessions.

Mention C&C when you book by the 31st January to receive a 10% discount. Contact Evanna to arrange instruction in your C&C home. Pricing available on request.

To book this experience, stay nearby in one of our Kelso, Jedburgh & surrounding area properties.



The Scottish Borders are home to some of the best and most scenic fishing spots in Britain. If you’re interested in learning the basics of fly-fishing, improving your fishing knowledge or honing your cast, then a day on the river with a professional fishing guide is the way to do it. Taking care of everything from fishing licences to equipping you with high quality rods, reels, lines, flies, waders and boots, our expert fishing guide will not only provide you with excellent guiding and instruction but he’ll also match your fly-fishing requirements with the perfect spot to ensure you enjoy the perfect day on the river.

Book your fly fishing experience by the 31st January and mention C&C to receive a 10% discount. Prices start from £310 for a full day of fly-fishing depending on group size.

To book this experience, stay nearby in one of our Scottish Borders properties.



Healthy eating is the cornerstone of good health. If your 2023 goal is to enhance your diet, then introducing fermented foods will go a long way to helping you to achieve it. Whether pickle, kimchi or kombucha, fermented foods help to boost your immunity, improve your mood and your digestive health. Learn how to pickle and ferment vegetables, transforming them into a superfood, on a private fermentation workshop with Jude from Jude’s Good Food, or simply discover the taste and benefits of fermented food on one of her tasting evenings.

Pricing available on request. 

To book this experience, stay nearby in one of our Kelso, Jedburgh & surrounding area properties.



Good for the gut and delicious to boot, sourdough reigns ever popular for good reason. Learn how to make your own superb sourdough loaves at the hands of the Naked Sourdough team, who will teach you simple, fool-proof and efficient methods in courses run from their Jedburgh store. Courses typically run on a Sunday, Monday or a Wednesday and are subject to availability, though private courses at either the bakery or at your C&C holiday home can be arranged in the local area.

Mention Crabtree & Crabtree when you book for an exclusive 10% discount. Courses start from £175 per person.

To book this experience, stay nearby in one of our Kelso, Jedburgh & surrounding area properties.