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Saddlery Cottage

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 11 reviews

Exterior of Saddlery Cottage in summer

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Saddlery cottage sits in two acres of stunning landscaped private gardens. It is a detached stone built cottage with private parking, patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Its south facing aspect makes it a sun-trap and a most relaxing place to sit and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding enclosed gardens, the open countryside and the Eildon Hills. The cottage, which is pet friendly and welcomes up to two well behaved dogs, features beamed ceilings in all the main rooms and has been equipped and furnished to a very high standard to ensure guests enjoy a home from home. It is fully centrally heated and doubled glazed for comfort in all seasons. It has been graded by VisitScotland as a Four Star property for 2012/13. Saddlery has all the character of an original Victorian cottage but with every possible modern facility from a dishwasher to free WiFi. Its truly stunning setting makes it an excellent base for exploring the many pleasures of The Borders including golf, walking, fishing and rich heritage of historic houses and gardens.

The Saddlery is ideally located for easy access to Melrose either on foot or by car. Melrose is steeped in history and offers an splendid range of bespoke shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs all serving excellent food. In summer the town of Melrose, which is a former winner of "Scotland in Bloom" competition, is bedecked with hanging baskets. It is rightly the tourist centre of The Borders and not for nothing is it known as "The Gem of Scotland".

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Coldingham Bay (Blue Flag Beach) 45 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 50 km, Nearest railway: Berwick-upon-Tweed 50 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
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
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

- garden furniture, private parking, south-facing patio and gardens, BBQ

- Pet friendly welcoming up to 2 dogs (at no extra charge)

- Four Star graded cottage

- High quality furniture and equipment

- Easy access to Melrose

- Private garden fully enclosed by stone walls and a mature beech hedge

Further details outdoors

Private cobbled and chipped patio with parking for up to 3 cars in front of the cottage.

Two acres of enclosed gardens with its own wood and stream. Very dog friendly environment.

Good quality garden furniture and BBQ for those warm days and long summer evenings.

Further details

Short breaks available by arrangement. Saturday changeover date for weekly stays.

Rental rates include all bed-linen, towels, heating and electricity.

Pets welcome at no extra charge

Booking secured by a 20% deposit with balance due four weeks before arrival.

The Scottish Borders region

The Scottish Borders is full of stunning scenery, historic houses and interesting towns including Melrose, Peebles, Kelso and Hawick. It offers visitors some of the best walking country in Scotland and diverse range of recreational pursuits including golf, fishing, cycling and equestrian facilities. The city delights of Edinburgh are also just a short drive away. From the Coast at Berwick to the hills of Tweedmuir it is an area of stunning contrasts which will make for a memorable experience.


Melrose has an excellent range of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. It has historic 10th century abbey and is the bustling tourist centre of The Scottish Borders. The town which is the birthplace of Rugby Seven is also a former winner of the "Scotland in Bloom" competition. It is nestled at the foot of the Eildon Hills on the river Tweed. It offers excellent walking, golf and fishing. The town and the area abound with a rich cultural heritage of historic houses and splendid gardens.

Melrose is rightly known as "The Gem of Scotland".

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Review 1-10 of 11

31 Oct 2013


"fabulous & friendly!"

We stayed in october with our 2 year old son and friends. The cottage is finished to a very high standard in an idylic location. The secure garden was an added bonus for us because our son could play … More

16 Aug 2013



Stayed at the cottage at the end of October last year with my partner, 2 year old daughter and my parents. The cottage is in a wonderful location and is very peaceful. The owners are wonderful and j… More

8 Aug 2013


"Idyllic cottage in beautiful setting"

I stayed at Saddlery cottage for a week in July of this year with my daughter and her partner. The bedrooms were lovely and spacious, large homely kitchen which was great for family meals. There is a patio area with seating, table and barbecue which was brilliant in the hot weather. There is also a large lawn and the cottage is just outside Melrose in scenic countryside, lots of good walks nearby. The owners were very helpful and welcoming. I would consider coming back to stay in the Autumn/Winter.

4 Aug 2013


"Fabulous Cottage, Great Location"

We have been stayed Saddlery cottage quite a number of times over the last few years as a couple and love it. In April we decided to invite our daughter, son in law and two young grandchildren and the… More

3 Aug 2013


"Lovely cottage with lovely grounds!"

We had a spledid week at Saddlery Cottage with the family and dogs. There's a nice big area outside for the dogs to exercise. And the cottage itself was very well equipped and in a nice location… More

2 Aug 2013


"Incredibly friendly hostess, fantastic location and very comfortable accomodation."

we had a fantastic holiday staying in Saddlery cottage, we were made so welcome and our boys loved the freedom to play in the beautiful garden with Zac the dog!Very handy for walking or cycling into t… More

2 Aug 2013


"Peaceful, luxurious and welcoming."

We booked in for a weekend and loved it. Beautiful location, quiet, great for relaxing and a great nights sleep. We were lucky with the weather too which helped. We even arranged for our elderly paren… More

1 Aug 2013


"Lovely cottage in a great location"

We loved the large cottage and particularly its location - being in a rural setting but being able to walk into Melrose. The owners were friendly but left us to our own devices - which we like! We o… More

1 Aug 2013


"Thoroughly recommended - any time of the year!"

We have stayed at the Saddlery on many occasions over the years, and at different times of the year, with family and friends. Always found the property very clean, warm and with everything you would n… More

12 Jul 2013


"Let down by a lack of attention to detail"

What a shame this potentially beautiful cottage was let down by a lack of attention to detail. E.g. a lack of accuracy (some significant) in the advertised property details, inadequate cleaning, wind… More

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Calendar last updated:20 Oct 2014

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