Spey Caster Cottage
About the home
This beautifully located cottage is surprisingly spacious, and sleep up to 4 people very comfortably
With a lovely big kitchen/dinner enjoying a relaxed atmosphere. The sitting room is perfect with a flat screen tv with freeview and dvd player. Perfect for families, couples and fishermen. The kitchen leads out onto a patio which is a haven for eating and relaxing on summer days and nights. Scottish Tourist Board VisitScotland.com has rated Speycaster Cottage as 4 star.
This is a home away from home in the heart of the Scottish Borders. We are 2 minutes from the river Tweed where fishing is our passion and we cater for the fishers in all ways. I am a full time ghillie come casting instructor, offering a service second to none, from a days trout fishing to a full salmon fishing package with all equipment available for hire. Theres nothing I cant sort out fishing wise with the best contacts on the river, we will do all we can to make your stay a very enjoyable , just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Let us know your ideal holiday details and let me take the hassle out of it for you. Looking forward to hearing from you Kevin and Sheena.
Newstead has its own charm although it is only a short walk from Melrose, It is overlooked by the Eildon hills, the River Tweed runs alongside the village and it is surrounded by green fields.
We are only to happy to help with anything including fishing as we run Tweedswood fisheries a premium salmon beat 4 minutes from the Cottage . Please just ask for any info on anything before hand as we have lived in this area and have built a very good network on all thing.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden|
Further details indoors:
The double bed is a Zip and link, so they can be made up specifically for you either 1 double two singles or 4 singles.
All linen and towels are provided.
This is a new venture so everything is new from October 2009.
There is a lounge and open plan kitchen on the ground floor, stairs up to the 2 bedrooms and the bathroom.
Gas central heating and a gas fire.
Further details outdoors:
Front Garden with a seating area, the back garden has a raised patio area with garden furniture for all fresco entertaining.
There are 2 private parking spaces.
If you are bringing your dog please use the dog gate provided.Please put the gate inbetween the Kitchen Diner and sitting room.
The Scottish Borders region
The Scottish Borders is justly a location for all seasons!
With the fantasic Winter's lovely frosty mornings and the spectacular landscape around you, down by the River Tweed with the mist rising off the water, the silence can feel as though one is on a different planet. The area and atmosphere changes so much, it just revitalizes and rejuvenates you. The Spring lambs are in all the fields and the new growth surrounds us. In the Summer one can just relax to a countryfied way of life. Slowly the Autumnal colours appear and are a beauty to behold. Driving around the Borders offers you fantastic views over every rise.
The Melrose area
Melrose has an excellent 9-hole golf course on the shoulder of the Eildon Hills, with wonderful views and is one of 21 excellent courses in the area.
There are tennis courts in the park at Melrose.
This is the heart of rugby country, with the Greenyards at Melrose being the home of the rugby Sevens game.
For less active days, there is a wealth of stately homes, ruined abbeys, historic castles and peel towers to visit - the nearest is probably Sir Walter Scott's home of Abbotsford, just four miles distant - as well as some lovely gardens nearby like Monteviot and Mertoun.
Stately homesinclude .Abbotsford House Floors Castle, Traquair house, Melerstain and Manderston
Salmon and trout fishing available. www.tweedswood.com
Historic sights: Trimonium museum and Fort. in Newstead, Melrose
Edinburgh is only 38 miles away visit the Edinburgh Festival.
The River Tweed, walks by the river and of course Fishing.
Melrose wynd Theatre
In Melrose alone we have Burts Hotel, The Town house, the Kings Arms, a wonderful Italian, Monte Cassino, this is just a few.
Everything you need is in Melrose, with some lovely craft shops
CASTING INSTRUCTION Salmon or Trout. ---Team Pro Guide.LOOP/VISION/RIO
SALMON FISHING/GRAYLING FISHING /TROUT FISHING. We can organise any of the fishing you require on the river Tweed in the tweed valley. I am a full time ghillie on the river and have the best set of contacts to get our guests exactly what they are looking for, in fishing be it an hours instruction or a weeks fishing. While you are staying in the Borders we can organise it in advance to suit your budget and all you need to do is get here. We have all the gear needed to hire and with the superb Tweedswood beat at our disposal there is just no better chance to fish a private beat . I am a fully qualified instructor in the art of fly casting GAIA, AAPGAI, LEVEL 2 angling coach with 17 years experience working on the river, you will be in safe hands. Why not if your fishing on another beat, have a casting lesson at night with me at Tweedswood 5 minutes from Speycaster cottage, you will be picked up and brought back. I am 200 yards from the house you will be ready to fish with your casting in full swing. Or try a night trout fishing if you are a family its a great way to try fishing . For your trip to be a success there is not a better place to stay with a full fishing organised package. We take the worry out of getting it organised thats why we are here just let us know and i will set out a package to your price range,
Kevin www.fishtweed.blogspot.com /www.tweedswood.com
How to get there
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Nearest Travel Links
Airport: Edinburgh: 55 km
Railway: Berwick-upon-Tweed or Edinburgh: 50 km
Ferry: Rosyth or Newcastle: 80 km
From the A7, follow directions for Jedburgh / Edinburgh along to the B6091 road. Then follow directions for Newstead on the B6361 road.
On entering Newstead, pass the first cottage on the left and Townhead Way is on the right.
Spey caster Cottage is the 3rd house on the Right hand side.
If you are travelling on the A68, follow the signs for Melrose on the B6091. Turn off for Newstead on the B6361, then follow the directions as above.
Activities near Melrose
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
15 Aug 2012
This was the perfect house for our family holiday. Very comfortable beds and spacious bedrooms. The kitchen diner was super and very well equipped. Very comfortable and relaxing living room. Attention to detail was first class.
We had booked this as a base for a number of places we wanted to visit in the area, and it was a good location for that. However, our travelling meant we didn't do justice to all that is on offer locally. Melrose Abbey is spectacular and Jedburgh Abbey was very interesting too (so was the Castle Jail museum at Jedburgh). There was much more to see and do locally than I had appreciated. We would love to return.
The owner was very helpful and the neighbours very friendly and helpful too.
27 Jul 2011
The property suited us perfectly for our golf trip to the Borders - good standard of accommodation with everything that anyone would need.
Comfortable beds ensuring a decent night's... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|New year 2012||30 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|low season||6 Jan 13||8 Apr 13||£ 330||£ 67||£ 67||2 Nights|
|April||8 Apr 13||30 Apr 13||£ 335||-||-||1 Week|
|May||30 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 330||£ 67||£ 67||2 Nights|
|Summer season||1 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||£ 335||£ 67||£ 67||2 Nights|
|Fishing season||1 Sep 13||1 Dec 13||£ 330||£ 67||£ 67||2 Nights|
|Low season||1 Dec 13||21 Dec 13||£ 330||£ 67||£ 67||2 Nights|
|Christmas 2013||21 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|New Year||28 Dec 13||6 Jan 14||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Payments by either cheque, cash or Pay Pal so quick so easy<BR><BR> Please note there is a Â£100 booking deposit which comes off the total balance which is then paid 6 weeks prior to your stay. <BR><BR>NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.<BR><BR> The full cost should be paid at time of booking if your stay is less than a month away. We will send map to you two weeks prior to your stay.<BR><BR>If you have not stayed at Spey caster Cottage in the past then we will require a good housekeeping deposit of Â£50 which is payable along with the deposit. This will be returned to you once our housekeeper has visited the property and confirmed all is in order.<BR><BR>I shall make sure there is a Pint of Milk in the fridge, so you can have a coffee/tea when you arrive.<BR>Enquire now
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