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A glorious, architect-designed bolthole for two, gently nestled into the magnificent Scottish Borders landscape with views that stretch out for miles.

Looking out over the shimmering River Tweed, Rink Hill is a soothing and luxurious Scottish Borders hideaway, for two weary souls in need of escape from hectic everyday life.

Surrounded by wistful meadow, native grasses and wildflowers on the 500-acre Rink Farm, the rural retreat is beautifully nestled on the curve of a hillside, blending seamlessly with its natural surroundings.  

A well-deserved finalist for a prestigious award in architectural technology, no detail has been spared at Rink Hill, from the natural materials and farm-harvested timber used in its construction, to the gleaming, full-height panoramic windows that curve around the space, showcasing that jaw-dropping scenery from every room.

Inside, the cosy, well-chosen local furnishings provide plenty of options for gazing dreamily at the mesmerising wonders of nature...

... whether that's lighting the log fire and sinking into the squishy L-shaped sofa with a mug of coffee, waking up to incredible ‘big sky' views from the downy bed, or enjoying a romantic feast at the scenic dining table. You'll be supplied with a welcome hamper of local produce, to help make those feasts even more delicious.

Even the freestanding bath comes equipped with viewing options, facing a window and featuring a dramatic skylight overhead.  Though if you prefer getting up close and personal with your surroundings, you could always wander outside and take a dip in the cedar hot tub, instead.

When you've finished, simply grab a chair and relax on the patio with a welcome glass of wine, as you catch up on the joys of life with your loved one. As the sun begins to sink over the trees, why not linger outside, and fire up the charcoal barbecue for a sizzling supper?

After a sound night's sleep, a lazy lie-in, and a freshen-up in the indulgent spa-like bathroom, it's time to contemplate all the joys of the day ahead!

The River Tweed stretches languorously out for 97 miles that span the entire Borders region, which provides plenty of scope for scenic hill walking and cycling. You can even hire a pair of E-Bikes to be delivered right to you, then let loose on some of the best cycling routes in Scotland. Why not start with the Selkirk cycle path - which crosses the historic Old Tweed Bridge - just half a mile from your door?

There are plenty of heritage hotspots to visit, too, with stately homes, castles, and ruined abbeys dotted throughout the area.  For a side helping of spectacular views, hike to the top of Rink Hill, where you'll discover a majestic Iron Age fort, surrounded by magical woodland.

With a plethora of independent shops, restaurants, and coffee stops nearby, your scene for an idyllic escape couldn't be more perfectly - or beautifully - set at Rink Hill.

Things to note

Minimum 3-night stay. Check in on Monday or Friday from 4pm, check out by 10:30am. Pets are not permitted.
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The basics

The basics


Region: Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Cost (from): £775 (3 nights)
Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 1727

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Facilities

Facilities

Architect-designed farm retreat, sleeps 2 guests.  Glass-fronted façade with full-height panoramic windows.  Living/dining area: log burner with logs supplied, underfloor heating, L-shaped sofa, Smart TV and Bose sound system, DVD player, Wi-Fi, dining table and chairs. Open plan kitchen: dishwasher, freestanding fridge freezer, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, coffee machine, local produce hamper, separate utility cupboard with washer/dryer. Bedroom: king sized bed, luxury bedding, storage, wall-mounted TV, hairdryer.  Bathroom: walk-in rain shower, freestanding bath, towels.  Outside: cedar hot tub, furnished patio with charcoal barbecue.  Private parking.

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Walking, cycling trails, fishing, historic sites, market towns, independent shops, restaurants, cafés, nature watching, castles, stately homes

At a glance

At a glance

  • A magnificent, architect-designed bolthole for two, secluded on a hill within a 500-acre Scottish Borders farm, and boasting glorious views over the River Tweed.
  • Enjoy the exceptional rural scenery from every room... from the sofa, the bed, or the indulgent free-standing bath!
  • The furnished patio is ideal for basking in the sun, or watching the sunset over a barbecue supper. You'll find a cedar hot tub outside, too.
  • There are many opportunities for cycling, hiking, heritage-seeking and shopping in the local area. E-Bikes can be hired to navigate the many beautiful trails along the River Tweed.
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