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Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Walkers, cyclists, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts all very welcome! There is a mud room for taking off any muddy gear and ample storage space for equipment, including a deep freeze for the ones that didn't get away!


Stunning 3 bedroom upper conversion of a Victorian villa. The property is situated in the desirable village of Melrose in the heart of the Scottish Borders. It is within walking distance of the town, with its boutique shops and Melrose Abbey. In addition, the River Tweed is only a few minutes walk, as are the Eildon Hills and numerous other famous walks. The property boasts 2 large double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom, a family bathroom, sitting room with stunning views of the Eildons and a large kitchen diner. In addition, there is a separate downstairs WC and utility room with ample space for leaving boots, bags and sporting equipment. The property has a private garden to the front and private parking on site, including a garage.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 50 km, Nearest railway: Berwick upon Tweed 50 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
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 Private garden
Access Parking

The Scottish Borders region

There is so much to see and do in this beautiful area. Walk the Border hills, or take The Southern Upland or St Cuthbert's Ways. There is riding at Cowdenknowes, just a few miles from Melrose; fishing, of course, not only in the Tweed but in many of the smaller rivers round about; golf at Melrose and Lauder (12m) where you can also visit Thirlestane Castle. Other nearby stately homes of note include Mellerstain House and, of course, Sir Walter Scott's beloved Abbotsford, between Melrose and Galashiels.

The Berwickshire coast can be reached in well under an hour. Visit the sandy beach at Coldingham, or walk the spectacular cliffs at St Abbs ( also one of the foremost diving sites in the country) and see the seabird colonies there. Further up the coast is North Berwick, with the Scottish Seabird Centre, and golfers looking for a real treat can visit Lothian's famous links courses - Gullane, Luffness, even Muirfield itself.

And of course nothing could be simpler than a day trip to Edinburgh, for which you have several options. You can go by car, or take the car to the outskirts and park and ride, or simply catch one of the regular buses which pass through the village.


Melrose is famous not only for its ruined abbey and legendary Eildon Hills which rise above the town, but also for the variety of its shops and the quality of its restaurants.

Walkers will be pleased to hear that they are within half a mile of the Southern Upland Way, while St Cuthbert's Way actually starts in Melrose and ends in Lindisfarne. Fishermen have the Tweed within a stone's throw as well as many well-stocked lochs in the vicinity. The 9-hole golf course in Melrose is laid out on the side of the Eildon Hills and is one of many excellent courses in this area. Melrose also has tennis courts in the park and there is riding 4 miles away at Cowdenknowes. Here, too, you are in the middle of rugby country and the Greenyards pitch in Melrose is home to the rugby Sevens game.

For those days when you feel less energetic you can enjoy a visit to one of the many stately homes, ruined abbeys, historic castles, peel towers and lovely gardens, all of which are open to the public. Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott is the closest, only 4 miles away. If you decide to make a trip to Edinburgh why not leave the car at home and take advantage of the regular bus service!

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8 Nov 2014


"Great location to visit the Scottish Borders"

Duncan and Heather have done everything they can to make Eildonside the perfect place to stay in Melrose. Well equipped kitchen, very comfortable beds, relaxing lounge with large sofas, very clean and welcoming. The decor is luxurious and makes this a special place to stay. The views from the lounge window are of the Eildon Hills. Melrose is a charming place with many great restaurants and shops. There is plenty of history in the area and it is a great place to go cycling with many marked routes to follow. Edinburgh is close enough to visit for a day trip and the Royal Yacht Britannia was well worth a visit. Also the Northumbrian coast is not too far away and we visited Bamburgh, Seahouses and Berwick On Tweed. Our trip this year included a visit to the Innerleithan music festival for a bit of Scottish culture and music. We had a very enjoyable week, it was our second visit and I am sure we will stay again in the future.

30 May 2014


"Tolles Haus, wir kommen gerne wieder!"

Melrose, ein kleines entzückendes Städtchen, verfügt nicht über ansprechende Hotels.Darum waren wir sehr froh über unser Apartment / Haus. Es ist liebevoll eingerichtet und sehr gut ausgestattet.… More

29 Dec 2013


"In a quiet area within walking distance of Melrose, well equipped and owners were very helpfull."

Spent Christmas here with the family - the flat was ideal, vey well equipped,warm and comfortable. It's situated in a quiet residential area within easy walking distance of Melrose. Duncan & Heat… More

10 Mar 2013


"Fabulous stay at Eildonside"

The house is beautiful, everything you would ever need is supplied for you, we were met by Heather, the owner who was charming and informative, living close by if you required anything, you are left to relax and enjoy your stay. Melrose is a lovely town, great restaurants, cafes and Quality shops, we will always slip off the main road in future for a stop and hopefully another stay.

8 Mar 2013


"Relaxing family break in luxurious surroundings"

Had a great week in Melrose staying at this lovely house. It is an upper conversion but the owner's have a stairgate which kept out 2 young kids safe. It is well decorated and the kitchen very well equipped. Great location in Melrose and would highly recommend. Wi-fi handily included.

10 Feb 2013


"Don't miss it! WOWWW"

Absolutely stunning house,visited with friends for a short break.the house is everything you need and is well equipped .The lovely town of Melrose is a 5 min walk away,where you will find lovely restr… More

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