Morebattle Mains is situated quarter of a mile southwest of the rural village of Morebattle, in a particularly picturesque area nestling in the foothills of the cheviots around 8 miles south of Kelso. Morebattle is reported to have come from the Anglian translation of “Mere” and “Botle”, meaning lake and house respectively. It is understood that there was once a large loch between Morebattle and Linton, to the west, and this was drained during the 19th Century as part of agricultural improvements. The village offers a range of local amenities including a village shop, a grade B listed church, public house and primary school. The nearby town of Kelso provides a wider range of day to day amenities and services including a good selection of shops, including many high street names, a library, a health centre and a High School. Recreational facilities in the area include a swimming pool, health and fitness centres, ice rink, golf courses, National Hunt, racecourse and a wide range of sporting clubs. Outdoor pursuits are well catered for with a number of scenic walks including St Cuthberts way, a long distance walk from Melrose to Lindsfarne which passes through the village, cycle routes, horse riding and traditional country pursuits such as world famous fishing on the Tweed and Teviot.