About the home
This three bedroomed cottage is amazingly spacious, can sleep up to 6 persons + cot.
With 2 bathrooms plus WC, it really is wonderful for couples and families alike.
The kitchen is a magnet for enjoying relaxed informal meals with its country style table and French doors opening onto the patio for alfresco entertaining.
Even although Newstead is part of Melrose, with only a field separating them, it retains its own identity and charm with the Eildon Hills viewed from the cottage front door and a walk to the River Tweed basically on your doorstep-------- this is the ideal escape haven!
2, 3 or 4 nights short breaks available--------but you’ll probably want to stay longer.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Coldingham, 45km|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
Nearest amenities: 1.5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|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:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
The Scottish Borders region
Activities in the Scottish Borders
Your stay in Newstead will suit the active as well as the less energetic. There are a range of activities and sports on the doorstep as well as two well-known walking routes.
The landscape of the Scottish Borders is characterised by green, rolling hills divided by beautiful river valleys - the most famous of which is the Tweed.
Border Forests Walks
The landscape of the Borders is characterised by extensive forests.
The Coastal Walk
A superb coastline of approximately 32 miles with many small coves and natural harbours. The birdlife is magnificent, and St Abb's Head, managed jointly by the National Trust for Scotland and the Scottish Wildlife Trust, is a National Nature Reserve.
Town and Village Walks
There is no better way to find out about a place than by walking round it. There are local walks leaflets for many towns and villages.
Ranger Led Walks
The Scottish Borders Council's Ranger Service operates a Guided Walks programme all year round, including winter walks.
Long Distance Walks
St Cuthbert's Way leads from Melrose, where St Cuthbert is said to have started his ministry, to Holy Island (Lindisfarne), where he ended his days.
The Southern Upland Way
For the experienced backpacker the Southern Upland Way, offers a challenging coast-to-coast crossing of Southern Scotland from Portpatrick on the west coast to Cockburnspath in Berwickshire passing through Melrose. It is possible to walk sections of the route in a day.
Border Abbeys Way
This circular route covering many of the main Borders Towns, as well as linking the four great abbeys on foot, is steadily being developed, and is being opened in sections as work progresses.
The Scottish Borders is ideal cycling country for all ages and abilities - with a vast network of quiet country roads, exhilarating forest trails, and family routes along river valleys.
Often called the Queen of salmon rivers, the River Tweed runs through the heart of the Borders. The long season runs from 1st February to 30th November and during it more salmon are caught on the fly than any other British river.
The Tweed with its tributaries the Teviot, Ettrick, Leader, Whiteadder and many other small burns (streams), provides first-class fishing for brown trout.
Rainbow and brown trout fishing is also available in local lochs providing some excellent fishing.
Although salmon and trout fishing predominates in the Tweed catchment, there are also many other fish to attract fishermen, such as perch, grayling, pike and roach.
Golfers coming to the Borders can enjoy some of Scotland's most breath-taking courses- and make great savings on green fees- with a freedom of the fairways' golfing passport available when staying at Swallow Cottage.
This is 'Scotland's Horse Country', where our local riding centres and schools cater for everyone from novices and small children to the more advanced.
*Thanks to Visit Scotland, Ian Oliver and Graham Riddell for use of photographs
The Melrose area
Melrose itself is a small attractive Scottish Borders town in the heart of the Scott Country. David 1st founded Melrose Abbey (a 20 minute walk from Swallow Cottage), in 1136. Priorwood Gardens next to the Abbey contains a special dry flower garden and there is an excellent museum in the Commendators House.
The award winning Trimontium Exhibition 'Daily Life on the Roman Frontier' gives an insight into the Romans life in Scotland.
Birthplace in 1883 of seven-a-side rugby, Melrose is a popular centre and excellent touring base.
Within a short travelling distance of Newstead, the following are some suggestions of places to visit:
Statue of William Wallace. The first ever statue of Sir William Wallace, erected in 1814 standing 31 ft. high and depicts Scotland's national hero dressed in ancient Scottish armour.
The ancient Abbeys of Dryburgh, Jedburgh, Kelso.
The Castles of Hermitage, Smailholm, Neidpath.
The Historic Houses of Traquair, Manderston, Abbotsford, Bowhill, Queen Mary's House, Mellerstain, Thirlestane Castle, Ayton Castle, Floors Castle.
The coastal towns and fishing villages between Edinburgh and Berwick, like North Berwick, Dunbar, St Abbs, Coldingham and Eyemouth.
Edinburgh is within an hours drive with its Castle, Scott Monument, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Royal Mile, Princes Street, many historic buildings, important museums, botanical gardens, Edinburgh Zoo and The Royal Yacht Britannia which is now berthed in Leith.
How to get there
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Easyjet fly in to Edinburgh, Newcastle and Glasgow
Directions to Swallow Cottage
From the A7, follow directions for Jedburgh / Edinburgh along to the B6091 road. Then follow directions for Newstead on the B6361 road.
On entering Newstead, pass the first cottage on the left and Townhead Way is on the right.
Swallow Cottage lies on the right hand side at the top of the road.
If you are travelling on the A68, follow the signs for Melrose on the B6091. Turn off for Newstead on the B6361, then follow the directions as above.
Activities near Melrose
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
24 Apr 2012
We were so lucky with our choice of accommodation in the Borders. Swallow Cottage was beautifully appointed and a really comfortable base for our brief visit to the Borders. The helpful owners were... more
24 Apr 2012
Warm welcome to excellent cottage with very high standard of cleanliness. Perfect location for visiting Edinburgh and the Borders
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NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Payments by either cheque or cash
February Mid Term £465-00 per week
Easter £545-00 per week
Whit £545-00 per week
October Mid Term £545-00 per week
Christmas £650-00 per week
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