About the home
Heron Cottage is a delightful detached cottage dating back to the early 1800’s, situated in the attractive village of Newstead providing the perfect Scottish Borders self catering accommodation. The historic town of Melrose is just a short walk away where there are a wide variety of amenities and attractions, including varied range of specialist shops as well as quality restaurants, bars, and sporting activities, including the famous Melrose Rugby Sevens.
Heron Cottage is an beautiful detached period cottage that has recently undergone a complete renovation inside to offer stylish, contemporary self catering accommodation. Although the exterior of the cottage is traditional in appearance, it is in complete contrast to the modern accommodation that lies within. Immaculately presented throughout, Heron Cottage oozes good taste and boasts a beautiful sleek high gloss kitchen and the luxurious contemporary bathroom even has ‘his and hers’ wash basins! A fabulous wood burning stove in the lounge ensures a warm welcome awaits guests whatever the season. The lounge is fully equipped with a widescreen LCD TV with Freeview, DVD player and hi-fi quality iPod speakers. Due to its history and age the property is naturally quirky which adds to its charm with some limited height space on the first floor.
Heron Cottage is situated in the heart of Scottish Border country, an ideal base to explore the many nearby abbeys, castles and stately homes including the historic Melrose Abbey. Most countryside pursuits are available here or close by, including walking, cycling, mountain biking, fishing, golf, pony trekking, tennis, canoeing, shooting, exploring and much more. If you want to visit Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh is less than an hour drive away.
Whether you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing break or a more energetic outdoors holiday, Heron Cottage is located at the centre of the idyllic rural setting of the Scottish Borders that has got everything covered.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||St Abbs, Eyemouth, 65km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Further details indoors:
Heron Cottage has 2 upstairs bedrooms, and downstairs is a modern and spacious kitchen/dining room, bathroom and contemporary lounge.
The windows to the front of the cottage have been kitted out with made to measure plantation shutters for added privacy.
The kitchen has a sleek and modern look and is fully equipped, including a washer/dryer and dedicated wine fridge! The dining area features a dining table that seats 4 people.
The lounge is the perfect place to relax, including a 32" LCD TV with Freeview, DVD player, hi-fi quality iPod speakers in lounge and a traditional wood burning stove, with a basket of logs provided. A selection of DVDs, games, books and magazines are available for your enjoyment.
Luxury modern bathroom features twin sinks, a large heated towel rail, and bath with power assisted shower. Bath towels and bath robes are provided.
A range of books, leaflets, local tourist information and maps are also available so you can make the very most of your stay.
Further details outdoors:
The cottage is located on Main Street in Newstead, directly opposite the lovely village green complete with old red phone box! Parking available in the street right outside the cottage. There is a small secluded seating area in the front garden which gets the sun in the evening, so you can watch life go by in the oldest inhabited village in Scotland.
The Scottish Borders region
Heron Cottage is a delightful early 17th century cottage situated in the peaceful village of Newstead in the heart of Scotland’s Border country, the ideal location to base your holiday or short break. A visit to the Scottish Borders is to experience Scotland at its traditional best.
The other Border towns are all close by including Kelso, Jedburgh, Hawick and Galashiels with plenty to explore – each offering something different, from Kelso races to championship golf courses, historic abbeys and dramatic scenery, there is something to suit every taste. If you fancy a bit of sun, sea and sand, the coast is less than an hours drive away, offering dramatic coastlines with picturesque beaches. Scotlands capital city of Edinburgh is less than an hours drive away, offering even more attractions, activities and things to do.
The Melrose / Newstead area
Heron Cottage is located in Newstead, just a short walk from the historic town of Melrose, nestling on the banks of the River Tweed, in the shadow of the imposing peaks of the Eildon Hills. Melrose is one of Scotland’s most ancient towns, set in a valley which once attracted the Romans, who established the large fort of Trimontium. Melrose has a rich and varied history, with a variety of architectural attractions, museums and exhibitions. The magnificent Melrose Abbey is the principal attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world, the Heart of Robert the Bruce is said to be buried in the grounds of the Abbey and Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford House is also nearby. Melrose has a host of other sporting facilities including, tennis, bowling, cricket and golf, with mountain biking and fishing close by. Families will love the delightful Gibson Park with children's play area.
Melrose plays host to major events all year round including:
April - World famous Melrose Rugby Sevens in April, a must for any rugby fan
June - Melrose Book Festival, highly regarded event that attracts names such as Rory Bremner, Ian Rankin, Michael Palin and Victoria Wood
June - Melrose Festival Week, annual celebration of the towns ancient history culminating in the crowning of the festival queen in Melrose Abbey. Most other borders towns have similar festivals that take place throughout the summer.
August - International Pipe Band Championship, experience a taste of Scottish music at its best with the skirl of the pipes!
August - Thirlestane Castle Horse Trials, a fantastic day out for any equestrian enthusiast.
September - Scottish Borders Walking Festival.
December - Hogmany celebrations take place in Melrose town square. Bring in the New Year with the bells and a fabulous firework display.
How to get there
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From the A68, approx 11 miles north of Jedburgh and 2 miles north of Newtown St Boswells, at the roundabout turn east onto the A6091. Continue 1 mile and turn right onto B6361, signed Newstead.
Heron Cottage is located on the main street of the village on the left hand side, opposite the red phone box and bus stop, adjacent to the quiet single lane of Claymires Lane.
Activities near Melrose
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
09 Oct 2011
We enjoyed this cottage, recently converted when we rented, and beautifully done out to a very high standard. The decor was a nice change from the usual 'folksy'style. We observed that it would not perhaps suit very tall people ustairs as the bedrooms are in the roof space, but we liked the bright and simply furnished bedrooms. The area was quiet and peaceful, and it was an easy wander down the lanes to the River Tweed and the nearby Roman camps. It wasa shame that there are neither shops or pubs in Newsteads, but it is not too far to walk or cycle to Melrose along a traffic free railyway line.
06 Oct 2011
We loved the cosy atmosphere of HERON COTTAGE & the trendy decor made for a relaxing stay. The cottage was spotlessly clean & easy to live in as there is a well equipped kitchen, a bathroom with bath & shower, heated towel rail & twin wash bowls.
The lounge is a good size with TV & comfy seating. Best of all is the wood burning stove especially at this time of year. The bedrooms are stylish & comfy even though the ceilings are low.
There is so much to do in the surrounding area,river walks, good eating places in Melrose, a walkable mile away & lots of historic buildings to visit. We found it easy to park & ride for an outing to Edinburgh.
We found shopkeepers helpful & service in pubs & restaurants good.
04 Oct 2011
Loved our stay - delightful cottage, cute bedrooms with shutter windows, big lounge room with large flat screen tv, beautiful robes provided for baths, new bathroom, central accommodation in Newstead and within easy walking to Melrose, river and country walks and close to many fabulous historic towns.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Sept - Oct 2012||3 Sep 12||27 Oct 12||£ 420||£ 60||£ 90||Flexible|
|Nov - Dec 2012||27 Oct 12||22 Dec 12||£ 315||£ 50||£ 80||Flexible|
|Xmas & New Year 2012||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 480||-||-||1 Week|
|Jan - Feb 2013||5 Jan 13||2 Mar 13||£ 350||£ 60||£ 80||2 Nights|
|March 2013||2 Mar 13||30 Mar 13||£ 375||£ 70||£ 90||2 Nights|
|April 2013||30 Mar 13||27 Apr 13||£ 410||£ 75||£ 95||2 Nights|
|May - June 2013||27 Apr 13||29 Jun 13||£ 450||£ 80||£ 105||2 Nights|
|July - Aug 2013||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 495||£ 90||£ 115||2 Nights|
|Sept - Oct 2013||31 Aug 13||2 Nov 13||£ 450||£ 80||£ 105||2 Nights|
|Nov - Dec 2013||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 350||£ 60||£ 80||2 Nights|
|Xmas & New Year 2013||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 510||£ 90||£ 120||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Deposit - 20% to secure booking
We will provide written confirmation of booking on receipt of deposit
Full balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival
Preferred payment methods:
- Bank Transfer
If your stay is less than 6 weeks from time of booking, payment in full should be paid immediately. We will send full details including full directions 2 weeks prior to your stay.
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