The Scottish Borders offer gentle green landscape and moorland, with plenty of mature woods, as well as prospects of distant hills. Edinburgh, Newcastle and Carlisle are all just an hour's drive away. Around 113,000 people live in the Borders, so there's not shortage of wide open spaces.
A broad range of property is available in the Borders, from handsome, stone-built detached houses in their own grounds, to modern semis, Victorian terraces and stylish flats and apartments.
The five major towns in the area all have their different appeal. Try Berwick for properties near the spectacular scenery of the nearby coast. Berwick also has a station on the East Coast Mainline, making it a popular choice with rail commuters.
Or there's picturesque Kelso, which has plenty of terraced housing, but is also a good base to search for rural cottages, nestling in the gentle green landscape. Peebles, too, offers easy access to the countryside, while its property prices are highly competitive in comparison to nearby Edinburgh.
Galashiels, centrally placed in the Borders country, is ideal for road commuting to both North and South. It offers a diverse choice in its housing stock, as does Hawick, the largest town in the Borders.