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Excellent 5/5 6 reviews

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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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.

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 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 term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 60 km, Nearest railway: Berwick upon tweed/ Edinburgh 58 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
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..

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.

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.


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.

Melrose Abbey

Stately homesinclude .Abbotsford House Floors Castle, Traquair house, Melerstain and Manderston

Salmon and trout fishing available.

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


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,

Tight lines,

Kevin /

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27 Jul 2014


"Best location"

Very well organised house , clean and tidy . Greet place for exploring the Borders.Would definitely recommend.… More

Thank you so pleased all was well with your stay. We are very lucky to be so close to the River Tweed and all the wonderful scenery.

13 Jun 2014


"Great location and facilities"

Stayed for two nights whilst on business. Lovely house, very clean and modern and perfect for what we were looking for. Very clear instructions from owner re directions to house, parking, getting key … More

Thank you. Really good to know everything works well

13 Aug 2013


"Great base for exploring the boarders"

Our stay at Spaycaster cottage lived up to our expectations. The house is clean and in good order and was easy to keep clean and tidy during our stay. Spacious kitchen diner and useful outdoor space… More

Thank you your review is appreciated I try to maintain a high standard of cleanliness as i would wish the same. So glad you enjoyed the house.

23 Jun 2013


"Couldn't be better"

My family stayed at the cottage each summer for the last three years while making arrangements for my daughters wedding. The cottage is very easy to find , just a mile out of Melrose in the village o… More

So pleased all was well. Really good to know that there is enough of everything that one needs in the kichen,as i have never cooked there myself. I want all guests to enjoy their stay.

15 Aug 2012


"Lovely, modern, comfortable home"

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.

Thank you for your feedback. Great to know that the kitchen was well equiped, as I want your stay at Speycaster cottage to be an enjoyable one.

27 Jul 2011


"Good location - comfortable accomodation"

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 sleep.Would ce… More

Your review is appreciated great to know there is everything you need, thank you

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Calendar last updated:14 Aug 2014

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