A warm, quirkily classy feel, and lemon drizzle cake, await in this charming Borders village cottage. Light the wood-burner and settle on the velvet sofa for an evening’s reading or chatting. Sleep soundly in seriously comfortable beds; sit out in the sheltered garden.
There’s all the kit and space you need to rustle-up meals from fine local produce; Melrose and St Boswell’s have excellent butchers and shops for cheeses, fresh game and Tweed-fresh salmon. If you’re eating out try Provender, Burt’s, Marmions or The Townhouse in Melrose; The Hoebridge at Gattonside specialises in seasonal food.
Local cycling, running and walking trails take in Bowden Moor and the Eildon Hills’ three peaks. Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford, Dryburgh and Floors Castle are ‘must visits’ too. Come if you can for the Melrose Book Festival in June and don’t miss St Boswell’s Mainstreet Trading Co’s award-winning bookshop, café and deli.