If you want more than a stroll in the garden, there is pleasant rolling countryside to explore on the doorstep. Just round the corner is the award-winning Pirn House- a stylish cafe/gift
shop, which serves fab food every day from 10-4.
Stroma lies a few hundred yards from the route of the historic Waverley line, a rail link from Edinburgh to Carlisle, closed in the 1960s. However the Borders has a rail link once more, from
Edinburgh to nearby Tweedbank, 10 minutes away by car.
The Buccleuch Arms, on the main Jedburgh-Edinburgh road, has an excellent bar, restaurant and bistro, and is about 20 minutes walk from Stroma. Next door
is the local cricket club, which welcomes visitors, and is superb place to enjoy a relaxing Summer afternoon.
Nearby St Boswells village has a church, thriving Post Office, an award-winning butcher, an award-winning bookshop/cafe/deli, a shooting/fishing supplier, a
supermarket, two hairdressers and two takeaway restaurants. St Cuthbert's Way, linking Melrose Abbey to Lindisfarne, passes through the village. The Borders Abbey Way passes by nearby
Dryburgh Abbey. A well-run Village Hall hosts a range of local activities, and occasional exhibitions and well-attended music concerts. On the far side of St Boswells, a scenic 9-hole golf course
follows the bank of the Tweed.