The Riverview (No.3)

Scottish Borders + Northumberland & Berwickshire coastline

• Whole 2nd-floor apartment with private lift & scenic river views
• Quiet and Idyllic location in a magnificent sandstone gorge
• Accommodating up to 4 people - full gas CH; Wi-Fi; SkyQ TV
• 2 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms - 2 south-facing balconies
• 6m x 6m Master suite plus Guest Room, also with King-sized bed
• Riverside walks, private gardens, and beautiful wide-open spaces
• Ideal for walking, cycling, angling, historical/cultural exploration
• Car Parking space. No smoking or vaping. No children, no pets

The south-facing Riverview apartments started life as a 19th-century grain store which, in or around 2006, was cleverly converted to form 5 spacious, high specification apartments, each occupying an entire floor. Accessed by a private lift, this 180 sq.m., light and airy second-floor apartment has high ceilings, 2 large balconies, and amazing rustic and river views from all of its main windows. Below it lies the former mill, also sympathetically converted to loft-style apartments, as well as several attractive newly-built family homes.

About the location

The Riverview apartment complex is part of the small, exclusive residential development known as Edington Mill. It is situated just to the south of the quiet A6105, Berwick to Duns road, just 5 kilometers across the border where England meets Scotland in the renowned `Borders` region of the United Kingdom. It is easily accessed by car via the A1 trunk road or by the East Coast main-line high-speed train network. Berwick has a major rail station with hourly direct services to London (within 4 hours) and to the magnificent Scottish capital, Edinburgh, in around 45 minutes. By car, Edinburgh is one hour, and Berwick- upon-Tweed 15 minutes from the apartment. Altogether it is a great base for friends or couples to enjoy a relaxing break or to go out exploring all that this wonderful region has to offer

This luxury apartment is located in a spectacular and picturesque wooded, sandstone gorge where flows Whiteadder Water. This is a tributary of the River Tweed, which is world-famous for its excellent Salmon and Trout fishing. The quieter Whiteadder is a lesser-known fly-fishing river, but still popular with discerning game-fish anglers. There are many species of bird in the vicinity including Red Kite, Buzzard, Heron, Tawny Owl, Mute Swan, Ducks, and Wildfowl, as well as a myriad of smaller garden birds. 4-legged fauna includes Squirrel, Rabbits, Hare, Roe Deer, Fox, Mole, and Badger

Nearest Village...
A five-minute drive takes you to the peaceful, hilltop village of Chirnside which has a couple of pubs, a friendly local Post Office/newsagent shop, and a Coop convenience store with a cash dispenser. There is also a pharmacy and a good butcher shop. A mile to the south of Chirnside, the esteemed `Allanton Arms` provides excellent lunches, evening dining, and a Beer Garden

Jim Clark...
Chirnside was home to 1960`s legendary, twice world champion, Formula 1 racing driver, Jim Clark, who grew up at Edington Mains, the large arable farm that you pass by on the road into Edington Mill. The recently updated Jim Clark museum can be found 7 miles away in Duns where exhibits include his 1961 title-winning Lotus F1 race car and his famous, race-winning touring car, the Mk.1 Lotus Cortina. Jim Clark is buried in the local churchyard

Nearest Town...
Just over the border, and only 15 minutes away by car, lies the historic fortress town of Berwick upon Tweed which boasts the highest concentration of `listed` buildings in a British small town (around 300). Berwick was a strategically important stronghold for hundreds of years, and as such, changed hands between the English and the Scots 13 times in all, which involved great human loss and a lot of bloodshed. The town is famed for having the most complete, walkable, bastioned town walls in the whole of Europe. They were commissioned by Queen Elizabeth 1st. but were never actually used in anger! Dolphins are now the only regular invaders that you are likely to see off these waters and, in season, daily boat trips from Berwick Quayside afford the best chance of seeing them. Apart from a good variety of shops and services throughout the town, there is a small Retail Park, complete with M&S Food, near to the brand new Leisure Centre and Pool about a mile to the south in Tweedmouth. Major supermarkets include Morrisons, Asda, Tesco, and Aldi.

The Bridge Street quarter of Berwick is a `must visit` with its independent shops, galleries, and artisan traders and crafters, as well as great little bars, restaurants, and eateries. There are good sandy beaches to the north and south of the estuary and the mile-long pier makes for an interesting walk. A casual stroll around the `Walls` can be achieved in under an hour

About the `Borders` region...
There are so many amazing Castles, Abbeys, Battlefields, and Country Houses to visit in this once war-torn region, that you may struggle to know where to begin. The apartment is also in close proximity to the fabulous beaches and rocky outcrops of the Berwickshire and Northumberland coastline where the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and spectacular Bamburgh Castle might well be at the top of your to-do list. A 20-minute drive north-east from the apartment brings you to the small fishing port of St.Abbs which provides world-class Scuba Diving, dive charters, and other related facilities. There are also regular high-speed boat trips and a great little café. A Surf Centre at picturesque Coldingham Sands is a glorious 20-minute cliff-top walk from St. Abbs. Close by, Giacopazzis, in the small fishing port of Eyemouth, has the best fish`n`chips and authentic Italian ice cream in the area.

Explore Southern Scotland - Jedburgh, Kelso, Melrose, and Dryburgh all boast magnificent, ruined Abbeys dating back to the 12th century and represent but a handful of the many ancient towns waiting to be explored. The many other renowned towns of the Scottish Borders region are all within easy reach via a network of the quietest country roads imaginable, wending their way through this picturesque landscape with a backdrop of the lovely Cheviot Hills in Northumberland and The Lammermuir Hills in Scotland.

Sir Walter Scott built his beloved home at Abbotsford on the banks of the River Tweed.

The Borders textile industry supplies wool and cashmere to the world`s most iconic fashion houses including Chanel and Dior and is a major contributor to the local economy

N.B. Depending on your network, mobile phone signals at the property can be locally weak or non-existent but your smartphones should pick up the broadband for Wi-Fi mobile calls. (Our 02 cell phones do pick up 4G coverage on the balconies). However, you are also welcome to use our `land-line` telephone to make and receive personal calls. All calls on this phone are free as it uses VOIP technology (Voice Over Internet Protocol).

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Duns (HE40058)

Berwickshire,   Scotland

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 4) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer

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Membership expiry date: 14 May 2022