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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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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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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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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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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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Tweedside, Milne Graden Coldstream , Scottish Borders

Put a spring in your step with some new changes at Tweedside....

With unrestricted views over the gentle curve of the River Tweed, Tweedside is everything a cottage should be, petit and perfectly formed, furnished in a wonderfully fresh country style with a cosy open fire.

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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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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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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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Abbotsford Hope Scott Wing Melrose, Scottish Borders

A stay in Sir Walter Scott's home represents a unique opportunity for families, friends or groups to experience a luxury getaway in the very heart of the Borders.

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