Location: Nisbet, Nr Ancrum, 5.7 miles
The massive Waterloo Monument on the grassy hill of Peniel Heugh is a landmark in many a Borders view. Be sure to get the keys to explore inside, and go right to the top of the monument. It is said the woods around the hill were planted in the formation of the armies at the battle of Waterloo.
Location: Melrose, 18 miles
Melrose Abbey is a magnificent ruin on a grand scale with lavishly decorated masonry. The Abbey is the burial place of Robert the Bruce’s heart, marked with a commemorative carved stone plaque within the grounds. Visitors can also visit a small museum housing a display of artefacts found within the abbey.
JEDBURGH CASTLE & JAIL
Location: Jedburgh, 8.5 miles
A taste of life behind bars in the 1820s, a model prison in its day but now a bit spooky, Featured recently on the TV programme “Most Haunted” An impressive building with views of Jedburgh. Suitable for children as there is a childrens guide.
Location: Jedburgh, 8.5 miles
Brief Description: Jedburgh Abbey, founded in 1138, was a frequent target for invading border armies.Today, there is a cloister and herb garden to explore, and a visitor centre containing 8th century carvings and artefacts excavated from the abbey grounds.
WILLIAM WALLACE STATUE
Location: St Boswells, 12.4 miles
Brief Description: A giant statue overlooking scots view. Stunning scenery.
Tenancy: The tenancy will be a Short Assured Tenancy under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988. The Lease may be renewed at the end of the prescribed term of let but applicants should be aware that possession of the property can be recovered by the proprietor at the expiry of the Lease if required.
Entry and Duration: Entry shall be at such date as may be agreed. The duration of the Lease shall be for an initial period of not less than six months.
Rent: The rent shall be payable monthly in advance by Standing Order on the 1st of each month with a proportionate amount payable on entry.
Repairs: The proprietor shall maintain the premises wind and water tight and keep in repair the structure and exterior of the house (including drains, gutters and external pipes), the installations in the house for the supply of water and electricity and for sanitation (including basins, sinks, baths and sanitary conveniences) and installations for space heating and water heating with the exception of any repairs occasioned by any act, omission or negligence of the tenant. Internal decoration shall be the tenant’s responsibility.
Painting: The proprietor shall carry out external painting.
Deposit: A deposit of two months rent will be payable on entry. This will be repaid to the tenant on termination of the lease, provided all obligations of the lease are fulfilled and the property left in a satisfactory condition.
References: The Estate will require the applicant, in the event of them finding a property that they wish to rent, to complete a Credit Check before granting them a tenancy.
Other Conditions: All the other customary Roxburghe Estates conditions of let shall apply and a copy of the pro forma Lease can be inspected at the Estate Office by bona fide intending applicants.
Viewing: Arrangements to view the property may be made by contacting Victoria Roddie, Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso (Telephone 01573 223333)
Tenancy Application: Applications for the tenancy should be submitted on the accompanying form and delivered to Edward Johnson MRICS, Assistant Factor, at the address below.
Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7SF