Holiday cottages on the riverbank

Idyllic views, tranquil surroundings and an abundance of wildlife

Give us a good river and we become a bit like Mole in the ‘Wind of the Willows’:

“The Mole was bewitched, entranced, fascinated. By the side of the river he trotted as one trots, when very small, by the side of a man who holds one spellbound by exciting stories; and when tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

There’s something mesmerising about the life that springs up around a river, its gentle babble and flow, and these holiday homes and cottages offer you the opportunity to get closely acquainted with some of the most picturesque rivers in northern England and southern Scotland.

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Hamilton House, Milne Graden Coldstream , Scottish Borders

With its magnificent viewpoint overlooking the River Tweed, Hamilton House casts an impressive stance, beautifully balancing comfort, elegance and fine country living for the ultimate holiday indulgence.

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Garden House Coldstream , Scottish Borders

A perfect place to escape and get away from it all, the former Head Gardener's residence on the magnificent Milne Graden Estate is situated in the most idyllic position on the banks of the River Tweed.

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Park End, Milne Graden Coldstream , Scottish Borders

A quintessential romantic hideaway, beautifully finished in a contemporary country style nestled on the edge of the magnificent Milne Graden Estate.

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Whitesand Shiel Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Whitesand Shiel was last used as a salmon netting station and has been lovingly restored to create a unique and delightfully quirky couple’s retreat in an enviable position overlooking the estuary on the banks of the River Tweed.

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The Boathouse Norham, Northumberland

Nestled in an idyllic position at the end of a no-through lane on the banks of the River Tweed, The Boathouse boasts magnificent views over the river to the hills beyond with not a road in sight.

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Dryburgh Steading Three St. Boswells, Scottish Borders

Facing the Temple of the Muses, this converted sandstone steading offers families, history fans or nature-lovers a wonderful riverside base.

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Swan's Nest, Milne Graden Coldstream , Scottish Borders

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this two bedroom cottage on a private estate with superb river views along the banks of the River Tweed. 

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The Bothy at Dryburgh St. Boswells, Scottish Borders

A charming bothy on the banks of the River Tweed perfectly located to enjoy the simple pleasures of country life.

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Wark Farmhouse Cornhill on Tweed, Northumberland

Beside the River Tweed, this six bedroom home is fabulous for fishing parties but also suits dog-owning families and large groups too.

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Abbey House Coldstream , Scottish Borders

Tucked away on the edge of the bustling Borders town of Coldstream this charming period house offers guests the best of both worlds. 

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