Although this house was built in 1870 the interiors are very much 21st-century, with airy open-plan kitchen, dining and living areas to spread out in. There’s a mezzanine library with hundreds of books and Netflix to escape to and a piano in the entrance hall too.
Gethin and Carolynn live across the road and leave a welcome pack of seasonal local food. They can arrange a chef to cook for you if you want a special dinner, or tours of the Borders, a Land Rover safari, alpaca trekking and archery.
It’s a two-minute walk to shops and restaurants but as the garden overlooks Ettrick valley it feels quite rural. There’s plenty to do – cycling and hill walking through spectacular Southern Uplands scenery, fishing, golf. Hadrian’s Wall is within striking distance to the south; Edinburgh is an hour away to the north.