Take tea out into Edythe’s burgeoning garden; the stone wall surrounding the property makes it hard to believe the town centre’s so close – no need to take a car for dinner in town or a day at the Races.
There’s a cosy, open-fired guest sitting room and smart, peaceful, high-ceilinged bedrooms – two with garden views – and space to sit and ponder the day’s fishing on the Tweed, or what to choose for breakfast: anything from kippers to continental, as locally sourced as possible. And, with notice, Edythe will gladly help if she can with any special requests.
Two friendly dogs live here, and yours will be made very welcome with good advice on best local walks; you could take in sections of the Pennine Way or the Cheviot Hills; pick-up St Cuthbert’s Way from nearby Melrose and visit the monastic ruins. Edinburgh’s just over an hour’s drive.