Tweed Cottage, Melrose
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
A charming cottage, newly refurbished with a large very comfortably appointed sitting room with a log fire and a good sized eat in kitchen & proper range cooker for families, entertaining or for Christmas.
Master bedroom has a superking size bed that can be turned into 2 singles if required.
2nd bedroom is a double & the 3rd bedroom has bunk beds & a truckle bed to accommodate a 3rd person.
Situated in the tranquil village of Gattonside, 20 mins walk across the Tweed to Melrose, it is perfect for walking, fishing & golf.
There is a lot to do & see for adults & children in the immediate area as detailed on our website .
Only 45 mins from Edinburgh.
Under an hour to the nearest beach.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Coldingham Beach 57 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 72 km, Nearest railway: Berwick upon Tweed with a bus link to Melrose 61 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|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 (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Scottish Borders region
One of the most beautiful unspoilt areas in the UK, the Scottish Borders has a population of around 100,000 in an area of 1,800 square miles.
Ruined castles, watch towers and forts are found dotted throughout this area of Scotland, all fascinating reminders of the area's turbulent history of defending the Scottish border against the English.
The region offers a wealth of outdoor and rural pursuits to everyone's taste as well as a lot of local history and archaeology from the Roman times to the Border Reivers (local Border town festivals)and modern times.
45 mins into Edinburgh for the world famous Edinburgh Festival and Fringe Festival.
The Scottish Borders is THE short break destination of Scotland.
The weather, well as they say about Scotland, if you don't like the weather, just wait 5 minutes!
The ancient and historic town of Melrose, of which Gattonside is part, sits on the banks of the Tweed and makes a great base for any holiday in the Scottish Borders. It has a famous ruined abbey founded in 1136 and this is reputed to be the resting place of Robert the Bruce's heart.
Later, Melrose became a centre of trade, especially for wool and textiles, although not to the extent of some of its neighbouring towns.
Most visitors see the Abbey and surrounding gardens which are run and maintained by The National Trust.
The Commentators House, close by, contains artefacts and carvings which have been found in the area over the years.
The Roman history of the area is brought to life in the Trimontium Exhibition which marks the start of a 4 mile walk of the major Roman sites in the immediate vicinity.
Melrose has an abundance of quality shops, delicatessens, butchers, fishmonger, fruit and veg shop, mini supermarkets, chemist, high class clothes and gift shops, beauty therapy, hairdressers as well as loads of places to eat in hotels, bars or tea rooms with the famous Scottish home baking available just about everywhere!
The Greenyards, home of M.R.F.C and founders of the world famous seven a side rugby founded in 1883, is adjacent to the town centre and hosts “The Melrose 7's” with all its international guests in April every year.( http://www.melrose7s.com)
The lovely local Gattonside playpark is a mere 20 paces away from Tweed Cottage and is in the old village orchard. Gibson Park in Melrose has two well-equipped play parks for kids and 3 all weather floodlit tennis courts are also nearby.
Melrose also has a theatre known as The Wynd which seats 80 people and has productions of theatre, music and arts events on most weeks and there is a four screen cinema in nearby Galashiels showing all the latest movies. (10 minute drive from Tweed Cottage)
Galashiels, 10 minutes away from Gattonside, is where you'll find a Marks and Spencer food hall, Tesco 24 hr + Asda 24hr and some high street chains.
If you are arriving during the summer, you can look forward to experiencing some of the Borders Festivals. From the Common Ridings in Selkirk, Hawick and Lauder to the Braw Lads Gathering in Galashiels and the Beltane in Peebles, many of these festivals originated in ancient times and are still celebrated today.
Alternatively you can experience the Melrose International Pipe Band Championships http://www.melrosepipebandchampionships.co.uk
There is also the Border book festival in June who takes over the whole town, creating a fantastic atmosphere and brings famous authors such as Michael Palin, Maureen Lipman and Rory Bremner – http://www.bordersbookfestival.org/
If you arriving in the winter, you can look forward to experiencing Hogmanay
Hogmanay is a major festival for Scots and the area in and around Melrose is a great celebration; the town's Pipeband entertains the crowds gathered to watch the firework display at the ancient Mercat cross.
And of course, Tweed Cottage is in the charming and quiet village of Gattonside which lies just across the Tweed from the hustle and bustle of Melrose and boasts 2 prestigious restaurants within a few minutes' walk of the cottage.
Gattonside is a 15 minute walk to Melrose.
For more imformation on all of the above, see our website
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24 Aug 2014
"Can't recommend it enough"
We're currently enjoying this beautiful cottage, set in idyllic countryside. The owners have given great advise on their website of things to do & see from walks along the river to Edinburgh Cast… More
2 Aug 2014
"Great place to stay."
Have just had an extended weekend at Tweed Cottage with our 4 adult children. It had a very well equipped kitchen and was very comfortable. The surrounding countryside was beautiful and there are walk… More
28 Jul 2014
"Adorable cottage, home from home.."
Could not recommend this cottage enough. Comfortable beds, great location, stunning scenery, it felt at home the second we arrived. Having never been to Scotland before this was a perfect place to co… More
19 Jun 2014
"Compact and cosy"
The cottage is lovely and very well equipped and all comforts available. The bedding and beds were comfortable and the decor very tasteful. The cottage is a lot smaller than it looks in the photos, … More
5 May 2014
"Beautiful cottage in idyllic setting"
Tweed Cottage is a very comfortable and characterful cottage just outside Melrose, in a peaceful and idyllic setting. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped and great for a family to cook in. Bedro… More
18 Apr 2014
"Gattonside's secret haven!"
We booked to stay in Tweed cottage for a family gathering at Melrose 7's. It was a fantastic location for enjoying the local town, sights of area and yet still enjoying the quiet tranquility of … More
24 Oct 2013
"The perfect holiday home"
What a joy to find ourselves in such a lovely, good quality cottage. A cosy, comfy sitting room for evenings, a superbly equipped kitchen, and extremely comfortable beds! Every holiday house should… More
19 Oct 2013
We had an absolutely amazing time at Tweed Cottage. It was a family vacation and I had my folks come from overseas - and we all loved every minute we spent at this cottage.If you are looking to treat … More
12 Aug 2013
"A beautiful relaxing and therapheutic stay at Tweed Cottage"
Cosy and tasteful with comfy beds and a great sized kitchen which we ended up sitting all evening playing board games. Loved being so close to the Tweed with great walks and scenery.… More
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