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Walter Scott's favourite view of the Eildon Hills by Keith Robeson

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

New for summer 2014 September Cottage offers stylishly unique and extremely comfortable accommodation. Comprehensively and thoughtfully furnished with great attention to detail, antique furniture and lots of contemporary and traditional art. It is perfect for fishing, walking, cycling, bird watching, sightseeing and for couples or families. It is located very close to the River Tweed, the Southern Upland and Borders Way and the delightful town of Melrose. It is a perfect location for those coming to Melrose for the Borders Book Festival or the rugby sevens.

Melrose is renowned, not just for its famous ruined abbey thought to be the final resting place for heart of Robert the Bruce, the legendary Eildon Hills which dominate the town, but for excellent eating places and great shopping. Melrose offers some of the best shopping in the Borders with a good selection of unusual, independent shops, boutiques and antiques shops. Foodies are spoilt for choice with highly rated hotels/restaurants, pubs, brasseries and cafes. There is a good selection of local produce on offer at the traditional butchers, grocers and deli.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Eyemouth
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 63 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh 63 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

September Cottage offers stylishly unique and extremely comfortable accommodations. Comprehensively and thoughtfully furnished with great attention to detail, antique furniture and lots of contemporary and traditional art. It is perfect for couples or families. For more pictures of the cottage look at Crabtree and Crabtree site on the web.

• Flat screen TV with Freeview & DVD

• Radios with iPod dock

• Library of books, DVDs, CDs and games

• Welcome pack

• Extensively equipped kitchen including gourmet cook books

• Pretty furnished patio garden and a garden bench in the front garden

• All linen and towels included

• Complimentary toiletries

• Parking for 2 cars outside cottage

• Cot and highchair on request

• Playstation 2 with a selection of games on request

On the ground floor is a spacious and beautifully appointed kitchen/dining room, fully equipped bathroom (bath & shower) and a comfortable sitting room, with living flame fire and French doors to the patio. The kitchen is well-equipped with a double oven with 4 ring hob, microwave and refrigerator with freezer. There is ample cooking equipment, cutlery and crockery provided. Guests receive a complimentary welcome pack of goodies on arrival. (Please note there is no dishwasher). A washing machine and dryer are available upstairs in a small utility room. In the sitting room there is plenty of indoor equipment provided including tv/radio with Freeview, DVD player and a radio/CD player with USB socket for MP3 player, along with a selection of books, magazines, CDs and games. Upstairs are two bright and airy bedrooms plus a utility room (WC, whb, washing machine and tumble dryer). Outside, there is a patio garden area (furniture) and ample parking. Heating is by gas CH (INCLUDED) and a living flame fire in the sitting room.

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Sorry, no pets and smoking is not permitted within the cottage

Recent Guest Book Comments for September Cottage 2014

Wonderful cosy cottage. Very thoughtfully provided with everything we needed and much more. Would definitely come back again. Xiaohui, Liverpool

Beautiful cottage and wonderful surroundings. We felt like we were at home and hope to come back next summer. Acal family, Spain

Lovely cottage, enjoy being in it. Hope to come back. Really enjoyed the Borders.

Heather, Yorkshire

Further details outdoors

The front garden has a lovely wrought iron bench from which you can admire the view over the village of Gattonside, towards Melrose and the beautiful Eildon Hills. To the rear there is a sheltered patio garden with table and chairs and a BBQ is available during the summer months (on request at the time of booking. Additional fee applies).

The Scottish Borders region

The Borders is a land of beautiful landscapes where wild upland hills give way to green and pleasant valleys on a journey to the sea. They offer outstanding facilities for cycling, hill walking, driving and bird watching. The Borders has been fought over since Roman times, was the cradle for the spread of Christianity in Scotland and the North of England, and home to the lawless Border Reivers who bequeathed the words blackmail and bereaved to the English language.

For walker whether you want a gentle stroll or something more demanding, the Borders is home to 1500 miles of dedicated walking routes and six national walks. Walkers will find themselves within half a mile of the Southern Upland Way, while St Cuthbert's Way starts in Melrose and heads for Lindisfarne. The Border Abbey Ways circular walk passes through attractive countryside, by the four great 12th Century Abbeys of Melrose, Jedburgh, Kelso and Dryburgh and through several Border Towns. Anglers have the Tweed practically on the doorstep and there are plenty of stocked lochs nearby. Melrose has an excellent 9-hole golf course on the shoulder of the Eildon Hills, one of 21 excellent courses in the area. There are tennis courts in the park at Melrose, riding about 4 miles away and, of course, this is the heart of rugby country, with the Greenyards at Melrose being the home of the rugby Sevens game.

Melrose

For walker whether you want a gentle stroll or something more demanding, the Borders is home to 1500 miles of dedicated walking routes and six national walks. Walkers will find themselves within half a mile of the Southern Upland Way, while St Cuthbert's Way starts in Melrose and heads for Lindisfarne. The Border Abbey Ways circular walk passes through attractive countryside, by the four great 12th Century Abbeys of Melrose, Jedburgh, Kelso and Dryburgh and through several Border Towns.

Anglers have the Tweed practically on the doorstep and there are plenty of stocked lochs nearby. Melrose has an excellent 9-hole golf course on the shoulder of the Eildon Hills, one of 21 excellent courses in the area. There are tennis courts in the park at Melrose, riding about 4 miles away and, of course, this is the heart of rugby country, with the Greenyards at Melrose being the home of the rugby Sevens game.

For less active days, there is a wealth of stately homes, ruined abbeys, historic castles and peel towers to visit - the nearest is probably Sir Walter Scott's home of Abbotsford, just four miles distant - as well as some lovely gardens nearby like Monteviot and Mertoun. The beaches of East Lothian, Berwickshire and Northumberland are within an hour's drive. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is 9 miles south of Berwick on Tweed - connected to the mainland by a causeway, covered by the sea twice a day. Check the tide tables at www.northumberlandlife.org/holy-island/.

From Seahouses you can take a boat trip to the National Trust Farne Islands to visit the seal and bird colonies. And if you wish to visit Edinburgh, you could take advantage of the frequent bus service and leave the car at home. For more information on the Borders check out the website http://www.discovertheborders.co.uk

There is a cinema in nearby Galashiels www.pavilioncinema.co.uk and a small theatre in Melrose www.thewyndmelrose.com.

Major supermarkets - ASDA, Tesco and Marks & Spencer are available a short drive away, in Galashiels.

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30 Aug 2014

5/5

""Perfect location...Lovely property""

We didn't know what to expect when we booked September Cottage, but we weren't disappointed! The cottage is in a fantastic spot, very well located. You can visit pretty border towns like M… More

21 Aug 2014

5/5

"Comfortable and friendly"

Lovely cottage location central for visiting local attractions Edinburgh 45 minutes drive from cottage or simply walking fishing or golfing. Ms Young maintains the cottage to a very high standard and… More

13 Aug 2014

5/5

"“Lovely holiday home, well provided and great location”"

Had a wonderful time at September Cottage, Rooms are fair size, apparent well stocked with various kitchen equipment, dishes and glasses - everything you could possibly need are provided for. Lovel… More

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