These two villages are peacefully situated in the heart of the Borders countryside between Selkirk, Melrose and Jedburgh, within sight of the iconic Eildon Hills. They are a haven from main roads and hustle and bustle, so are ideal for those seeking a place to relax, yet still being within a 10 minute drive from Selkirk and Melrose and a little further from Jedburgh.
Lilliesleaf has two pubs and an excellent café, as well as a turn-up-and-play golf course within a couple of miles – you can even bring your dog along if you wish.
Midlem is one of the prettiest of the Scottish Borders villages and is, unusually for Scotland, set round a village green. For local entertainment just on the edge of the village you can try out clay pigeon shooting.
Both of these quaint hamlets are only 40 miles south of Edinburgh so a day out in the beautiful capital is easily doable. There you will find an abundance of shopping, pubs and restaurants, as well as the tourist draws of Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace.
Fantastic cottage.The welcome gifts were very much appreciated and the property was one of the most outstanding we have visited in 30 years.We feel the specific directions to find the cottage should be more accurate as it was very difficult to find.
The cottage was true to its description on Unique Cottage's site. Tigh a Braddan is perfectly situated looking out to the Applecross bay. Although the weather was typically wet, we enjoyed a very comfortable stay in the cottage which was warm, homely and well equipped. Service from the company was prompt, efficient and helpful.
We had a lovely stay in this very pleasant cottage, It was well laid out and very warm in the winter months. Dog friendly with the wooden and tiled floors. Would highly recommend it. Thank you for a great holiday.