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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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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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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The Old Schoolhouse Kelso, Scottish Borders

Fantastic river views, prime Tweed fishing beats on the doorstep, and with all the amenities of Kelso just a short walk away, this former schoolhouse ticks all the right boxes.

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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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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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Tweedside, Milne Graden Coldstream , Scottish Borders

Enjoy a complimentary Neom Organics Wellbeing Experience on all February and March stays. See our property description for full details.

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Dryburgh Farmhouse One St. Boswells, Scottish Borders

Sitting at the end of a no-through road, this former farmhouse is a versatile space, with generous accommodation separated by an east and west wing which can be let as a whole or as two separate units.

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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 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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School House, Milne Graden Coldstream , Scottish Borders

Formerly the school for the magnificent Milne Graden Estate, School House has been lovingly renovated throughout to create a beautifully-presented holiday home set high on the banks of the River Tweed.

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