Walkers, cyclists, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts all very welcome! There is a mud room for taking off any muddy gear and ample storage space for equipment, including a deep freeze for the ones that didn't get away!
SEPTEMBER SPECIAL: 3 NIGHTS £395, 1 WEEK £550
Stunning 3 bedroom upper conversion of a Victorian villa. The property is situated in the desirable village of Melrose in the heart of the Scottish Borders. It is within walking distance of the town, with its boutique shops and Melrose Abbey. In addition, the River Tweed is only a few minutes walk, as are the Eildon Hills and numerous other famous walks. The property boasts 2 large double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom, a family bathroom, sitting room with stunning views of the Eildons and a large kitchen diner. In addition, there is a separate downstairs WC and utility room with ample space for leaving boots, bags and sporting equipment. The property has a private garden to the front and private parking on site, including a garage.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 50 km, Nearest railway: Berwick upon Tweed 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
There is so much to see and do in this beautiful area. Walk the Border hills, or take The Southern Upland or St Cuthbert's Ways. There is riding at Cowdenknowes, just a few miles from Melrose; fishing, of course, not only in the Tweed but in many of the smaller rivers round about; golf at Melrose and Lauder (12m) where you can also visit Thirlestane Castle. Other nearby stately homes of note include Mellerstain House and, of course, Sir Walter Scott's beloved Abbotsford, between Melrose and Galashiels.
The Berwickshire coast can be reached in well under an hour. Visit the sandy beach at Coldingham, or walk the spectacular cliffs at St Abbs ( also one of the foremost diving sites in the country) and see the seabird colonies there. Further up the coast is North Berwick, with the Scottish Seabird Centre, and golfers looking for a real treat can visit Lothian's famous links courses - Gullane, Luffness, even Muirfield itself.
And of course nothing could be simpler than a day trip to Edinburgh, for which you have several options. You can go by car, or take the car to the outskirts and park and ride, or simply catch one of the regular buses which pass through the village.
Melrose is famous not only for its ruined abbey and legendary Eildon Hills which rise above the town, but also for the variety of its shops and the quality of its restaurants.
Walkers will be pleased to hear that they are within half a mile of the Southern Upland Way, while St Cuthbert's Way actually starts in Melrose and ends in Lindisfarne. Fishermen have the Tweed within a stone's throw as well as many well-stocked lochs in the vicinity. The 9-hole golf course in Melrose is laid out on the side of the Eildon Hills and is one of many excellent courses in this area. Melrose also has tennis courts in the park and there is riding 4 miles away at Cowdenknowes. Here, too, you are in the middle of rugby country and the Greenyards pitch in Melrose is home to the rugby Sevens game.
For those days when you feel less energetic you can enjoy a visit to one of the many stately homes, ruined abbeys, historic castles, peel towers and lovely gardens, all of which are open to the public. Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott is the closest, only 4 miles away. If you decide to make a trip to Edinburgh why not leave the car at home and take advantage of the regular bus service!