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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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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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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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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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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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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Dryburgh Steading Two St. Boswells, Scottish Borders

Steps from the River Tweed and dramatic Dryburgh Abbey, this converted red-sandstone steading will suit walkers, history-lovers or anyone after rural quietude.

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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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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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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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The Old Millhouse Dalkeith, Midlothian

A large, luxurious property set within 3.5 acres with beautiful bedrooms eight miles southeast of Edinburgh.

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