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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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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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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 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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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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Heiton Mill House Kelso, Scottish Borders

A stunning 18th century converted watermill in an idyllic setting on the tranquil banks of the River Teviot at the end of a quiet no-through lane.

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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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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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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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Dryburgh Farmhouse Two St. Boswells, Scottish Borders

For very lovely country living right on the banks of the River Tweed, Dryburgh Farmhouse is certain to put a little spring back in your step. 

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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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