The Mill at Lewinshope, Yarrow Valley, Selkirkshire

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Familiar as I am with the Scottish Borders, the breathtaking inland scenery of Scotland’s borderlands never ceases to impress. Completely identifiable, with bursts of lowland and flat pastures contrasted against hillside towns and villages with beautiful forest-lined backdrops, it offers a unique … [Read more...]

Cringletie House, near Peebles, Scottish Borders

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I adore the sight of wellington boots at a front door; their presence hints at time well spent and the existence of country walks and plentiful outdoor opportunities – justification of sorts for an otherwise indulgent stay. Neat rows welcomed me to Cringletie and I couldn’t wait to see more of the … [Read more...]

The Roxburghe Hotel Health and Beauty Suite, near Kelso

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Part of the Roxburghe Estate, sitting in the heart of the Borders countryside, the Roxburghe Hotel, rises splendidly from impressive grounds - a stunning piece of architecture, dating from the 12th century. The Duke of Roxburghe has marked his territory with unique additions akin to a stately … [Read more...]

Redhall Cottage Restaurant with Rooms, Eyemouth

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Pretty as a picture, sitting in the countryside with open views of the sea – best of both worlds? Redhall is the most recent restaurant opening in the small picturesque fishing town of Eyemouth on Scotland’s south-east coast. Previously offering rooms with breakfast, the big step has been taken … [Read more...]

Oblo Bar & Bistro, Eyemouth

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Upon entering Oblo, you could be mistaken for thinking you are in an upmarket trendy city eatery, or even, from the outside, on a particularly sunny day, the Mediterranean sun terrace of a quayside street café, however, being of the opinion that, in Eyemouth on a pleasant day in June, I would have … [Read more...]