Melrose holiday cottage rental with internet access, balcony/terrace, walking and fireplace

51 reviews

From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

Immaculate, and now even cleaner ! We have a break between stays for deep cleaning and sanitisation to meet safety standards for us and our guests .Freshly washed utensils in dishwasher ready for your safe use. This 3 bedroom cottage offers real luxury. The spacious open plan living area with vaulted ceiling looks out through wooden plantation shutters to the Eildon hills and beyond. The mood lighting throughout the house gives a contemporary feel .Regular trains now run to Edinburgh for city visits .The new Tweedbank station is only a 15 minute walk away ! The cottage will give anyone a warm welcome back after a days walking,fishing, biking, golfing or sight seeing.Situated in tranquil Fishers lane, wonderful walks along the Tweed river and surrounding hills are but minutes away. You might rather just have that coffee on the patio, before a stroll into town for lunch.Listen to live music on a Saturday in Melrose square or watch a game of rugby at the famous Greenyards. A real home from home in Scotland's number one short break destination! 4 /5 Mountain bikes,4 sets of golf clubs, 4 sledges, 3 baggie minnow nets & 3 trout fishing rods, are on site and available to use. Bring your tennis rackets--we have 2 lovely floodlit courts in Melrose.All linen / towels included, plus of course our Scottish Borders welcome pack . Free Wi- fi.

Further details

No dogs. Smokers outside only.Changeover day by arrangement usualy a Saturday. Vacate by 10am arrive from 4pm onwards.Short breaks by arrangement.The cottage has its own car park for 3 cars.Orchard cottage rental includes all linen & white towels. A telephone can be supplied for incoming urgent calls.Our Scottish Borders welcome pack includes Nairns oatcakes,Scottish cheese ,fresh bread, Scottish butter,milk,coffee, tea, fresh orange and Scottish Porridge Oats from John Hogarth Ltd in Kelso. It will all be ready for you on arrival. We try to supply traditional local /Scottish food and beverages with our complimentary wine (which is of course French !) & Champagne for honeymoon couples .Kiddies --while we are delighted to welcome children.Please note, the cottage has large enclosed splash showers i.e no bath. The contemporary wall fire if used is unguarded, so care must be taken with children touching it when hot. However there is an excellent modern central heating system keeping the cottage nice and toasty in cold weather . We can also supply a good sized travel-cot,high chair and a plastic baby bath if requested.

Further details indoors

Both bedrooms(upstairs and dowstairs) have dressing tables with mirrors, hairdryers, fitted wardrobesand chests of drawers. They have twin beds which can be made in to doubles. The sun room which doubles as the third bedroom,closes off with plantation shutters for complete privacy and has a very comfortable double sofa bed .Wardrobe and drawers included.The upstairs master bedroom has a walk in wardrobe and the private shower room is the adjoining room on the same level.There is a fully fitted utility room with tumble dryer and washing machine. Outdoor clothing can be hung in the generously fitted cloakroom in the hall. Modern shower rooms, house glass enclosed deluge showers and have stainless steel wall hung towel radiators. The open plan modern kitchen is spacious and fully kitted out.Wall hung digital flat screen TVs are in both bedrooms and main living area. There is also a DVD,Bose Soundock +Alexa in the lounge,with a large selection of films and music to choose from .A digital radio in the kitchen and of course free BT home hub wireless internet .There are plenty of indoor board games to choose from and a good selection of books. Lots of local and Edinburgh information/ maps /walks and tourist attractions are available along with contact telephone numbers for all local restaurants, services and amenities. Horse riding, golf ,fishing and clay pigeon shooting can all be arranged. A Bus stop is at the top of the road. We now have the new Borders railway with the local station a 10 minute walk away. ! The new Borders railway line will take you straight to Edinburgh with all its attractions . What a great day out ! .

Further details outdoors

The cottage sits in its own grounds with a private off street car park. Steps lead down to the patio area at the front of the cottage which is a real sun trap in the late afternoon / evening. There is a raised decking area with patio set for taking in the morning /afternoon sun, and a wonderfully busy bird table for the ornithologists . View the moon over the Eildons & count the stars at night . Next to the cottage is a beautifully designed village nature garden with stone seating. Over the opposite wall is the famous Darnick Peel Tower the oldest inhabited Peel tower in Scotland. A book on all the local battles and history is available to read in the cottage. Kids... hunt the cottage sword from a local battle when you arrive! Mary Queen of Scots slept close by! ABBOTSFORD A historic house, near Melrose. It was formerly the residence of historical novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott. The house contains an impressive collection of historic relics, weapons and armour, including Rob Roy's gun, dirk and sword, and an extensive library containing over 9,000 rare volumes. It sits amid formal gardens and a wider landscape that Scott designed and planted.For the children there is a fabulous play trail, not to mention the wonderful visitor centre and cafeteria.Sir Walter Scott himself used to ride to Darnick Tower as a frequent visitor and attempted to purchase it many times.The house is now fully open to the public after extensive renovation with Lottery funding.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds
  • 4 Single Beds
  • 1 Cot available
  • 2 Shower rooms


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available


  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

On your arrival at orchard Cottage, you will find keys available, heating on ( if required) and a welcome pack with basic essentials. There are folders full of information in the cottage with leaflets from the various activities to be found in and around the Melrose area. There is also a comprehensive list of eating establishments, along with contact details and sample menus. We like to welcome our guests after they have relaxed and settled in to make sure everything is to their liking and to offer advice/ help if required. As our house is quite close by to the cottage, we are always available for guests to pop in and see us anytime during their stay.



Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

100% refund100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
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50% refund50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 10:00
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No smoking at this property

House rules

We will now allow 72 hrs gap between stays for deep cleaning and sanitisation to meet safety standards for us and our guests .

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About the owner

Pat H.
Average reply time:
3 hours 18 minutes

Calendar updated:
27 Sep 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English, French
This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 02 Nov 2009. Located in Scottish Borders, it has 51 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1002 to £1374.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 Sep 2021.


51 reviews
Very Good

Perfect house
Oct 2020

Orchard Cottage is a beautifully appointed house. It has EVERYTHING you will need for a relaxing holiday in the Borders. Lots to do nearby. Mike and Pat are very helpful.

Reviewed 5 Nov 2020

Droitwich, United Kingdom

Excellent cottage
Sep 2020

We were delighted to have found such excellent accommodation in a lovely part of the country with lots to see and do in the surrounding area. We were also fortunate to have a week of warm sunny weathe… More 

Reviewed 20 Sep 2020

London, United Kingdom

Beautiful House in a Stunning Location
Sep 2020

Visited with my partner and baby to get some down time away from the city. It was exactly what we were looking for. Bright, open plan house with the most amazing views and natural light. The shutters… More 

Reviewed 16 Sep 2020

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

An excellent find
Sep 2020

Found this cottage on Holiday Lettings and as the saying goes you get what you pay for...not the cheapest of accommodation but it does sleep 6...The standard is of the highest quality and everything y… More 

Reviewed 13 Sep 2020


Fijn, schoon en ruim huis op een mooie plek
Aug 2020

The Orchard Cottage is erg schoon, licht en ruim en ligt niet ver van het centrum van Melrose en de start van diverse wandelingen. De eigenaars geven een vriendelijk onthaal en zijn ook duidelijk in d… More 

Reviewed 13 Aug 2020

Review 1-5 of 51


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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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