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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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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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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Dryburgh Stirling One St. Boswells, Scottish Borders

Nestled gently on the banks of the River Tweed amidst the rich dramatic beauty of the landscape made famous by the writings of Sir Walter Scott, this really is an enchanting spot.

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Dryburgh Stirling Two St. Boswells, Scottish Borders

Built in the early 19th century, Dryburgh Stirling Two with its ornate orchard gate and turrets was originally part of the aristocratic folly of the 11th Earl of Buchan.

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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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Countess Park Bellingham, Northumberland

Immerse yourself in the gentle tranquility of this five bedroom country home with super-impressive river views in the heart of the National Park.

 

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Junction House Kelso, Scottish Borders

A stunning three bedroom town house on the banks of the River Tweed in Kelso with magnificent 180 degree views over the river to open countryside beyond. 

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Twizel Mill House Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland

Retreat to the blissful charm of riverside living in this fine country home sitting on a prime spot on the banks of the River Till.

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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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Old Mill Cottage Kelso, Scottish Borders

Old Mill Cottage is set in a peaceful location five miles from Kelso in idyllic rural surroundings including its own mill pond. 

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