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Bow Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome

Bow Cottage is situated in the picturesque town of Melrose in the central Scottish Borders and is ideally located to enjoy the many attractions that the town has to offer.This pretty two bedroom cottage is situated a stones throw from the town centre and all the local shops, restaurants and cafe. Yet within a five minutes of the cottage you can be walking by the glorious River Tweed or up the beautiful Eildon hills, or fishing and golfing to your hearts content. The cottage consists of two bed rooms which can be either kingsize or twin bedded rooms, lounge/dining room, kitchen and bathroom, and an additional toilet upstairs. There is also a small paved outside area with a table and chairs for sitting and watching the world go by. On street parking available within 50 yards of the cottage. Free WiFi available.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach On the East Coast an hours drive from Melrose
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh or Newcastle both approx 40 miles 60 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh or Berwick upon Tweed both an hours driv 60 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, 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 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace

The Scottish Borders region

The Scottish Borders is known as The Gateway To Scotland for good reason.You can stand with one foot in Scotland and one foot in England at the Border at Carter Bar and admire the 360 degree views and that is just the start of your visit to the Borders. The Borders has spectacular scenery, fishing on one of Scotlands premier rivers the sparkling River Tweed, a vast choice of golf courses, its a cyclist and walkers paradise, and in a land known for its equestrian history a trip on horseback is ideal for exploring the region at your own pace. The history of the Borders from King Arthur and Merlin to Robert the Bruce, William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, and the ferocious Border Reivers is long and sometimes bloody but never dull! So much to explore in such beautiful surroundings, what are you waiting for.


The beautiful and hisoric town of Melrose has much to offer visitors. The beautiful Abbey located in the town centre where the heart of Robert the Bruce is buried is lovely by day or by night when it is lighten up. The beautiful ornamental gardens at Harmony House are well worth a look, and this also the site of the Borders Book Festival in June, which attracts many literary big names. The Greenyards is of course also the home of the very first rugby sevens in 1883 and the annual event in April draws international teams and crowds. But apart from the history, sporting and literary events, Melrose also abounds with restaurants, cafes, delicatessens and an eclectic mix of shops, from antiques, gifts and clothes, it is a delight to explore.

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Review 1-9 of 9

15 Aug 2014


"Very welcoming owner"

From my first contact with Louise (the owner) via Airbnb, the whole process of booking was made very easy. Although we were not able to meet Louise, I exchanged a few messages with her and she was ex… More

21 Jun 2014


"Excellent cottage with all amenities"

My friend Hilary booked Bow Cottage for us to stay during the Book Festival. What a lovely cottage, so central - easy walking distance to shops, Melrose Abbey, river walks. I had no idea that the B… More

Thank you so much for the lovely review, Im glad you were happy at Bow Cottage, and enjoyed the Book Festival. Im so sorry I never got the chance to meet up with yourself and Hilary and I hope I see you back for the Book Festival next year. Glad you enjoyed the cake!!

27 May 2014


"Perfectly comfortable and welcoming."

We three stayed at Bow Cottage for two nights and couldn't have been happier with our stay. Cosy and full of home comforts. Very comfy bed. Central position in the town was perfect. We ate out… More

Thank you so much for the lovely review, Im glad you enjoyed your stay at Bow Cottage and enjoyed Melrose. Come back soon. Louise

28 Apr 2014


"mr mrs stevenson"

Fantastic little house, near train station and shops yet in quiet little lane. Across from melrose abbeyLouise made our stay great. Nothing is a bother. A very welcoming and homely house. Warm comfort… More

Thank you for the lovely review, although you maybe mean close to the bus stop as there have been no trains in Melrose since1969! I'm so glad you enjoyed your short break at Bow Cottage. Hurry back.

27 Apr 2014


"Welcoming, comfortable, clean, everything you might need!"

Stayed at Bow Cottage for weekend with husband and two grown up children. Lovely welcome with cake on arrival which was much appreciated, as were all the extras including tea, coffee, milk, croissants… More

Thank you so much for the lovely review, much appreciated. Im delighted you enjoyed your stay in Melrose.

26 Apr 2014


"Great value"

We stayed here with our friends and two dogs during rugby 7 weekend. On arrival chocolate cake waiting for us made by Louise as well as lovely welcome note. Cottage cosy and has everything! Including … More

Thank you for the lovely review, I'm glad you enjoyed the cake! Hope to see you all back soon.

24 Mar 2014


"Fantastic cottage a real home from home"

We stayed two nights at Bow Cottage which is a lovely holiday home. So many personal touches from the owners makes you feel so welcome and the place just feels so homely nothing was any bother. The co… More

Hi Yvonne, thank you for your lovely review, and Im so glad you enjoyed the cake. We hope to see you back at Bow Cottage very soon.

24 Feb 2014


"An excellent choice"

Had an overnight stay at Bow Cottage. Everything from booking the cottage to our stay was excellent. There was no hassle involved at all. Louise could not have been more helpful between the booking… More

Ian, thank you for the lovely review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Bow Cottage and I hope we see you back soon. Louise

11 Sep 2013


"Nice cottage"

We spent a week in Bow cottage, it's a lovely house with two bedroom, and a nice kitchen. We was very glad about the shower with monoblock mixer(?) insteed of a bathtub. The cottage is right… More

Im glad you enjoyed your week at Bow Cottage. Thank you for the feed back about a coffee maker, I have ordered one and it will be going in next week.

I hope to see you back in Melrose soon.


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Calendar last updated:18 Jan 2015

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