St Boswells is another of the really pretty Border villages, some forty miles south of Edinburgh and lying between the A68 and the River Tweed, with a village green, pub/hotel, two or three small shops and an excellent bookshop/cafe.
It is one of these places that really tick the boxes ' a lovely situation, convenient for touring or relaxing, with excellent facilities both in the village itself and in the nearby town of Melrose (5 miles).
The Tweed, offering lovely riverside walks, is within a few minutes' walk. On its banks is a level, 9 hole golf course and directly opposite, accessible by a foot bridge, is lovely Dryburgh Abbey. St Cuthbert's Way (running from Melrose to Lindisfarne) passes through the village, as do regular buses to Edinburgh.
The communication was excellent. They kept us informed quite quickly as we only just found out that we could get time off together. Due to short notice and availability, we were able to adjust our choice of destination and in two days we had a cottage.
On a very cold day the cottage was warm and cosy when we arrived and was a most comfortable place to spend our few days break. A slight plumbing issue was resolved with no trouble and the owner responded very quickly to the problem.