Melrose holiday cottage accommodation with internet access, balcony/terrace, golf and walking

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  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

From the owner

Saddlery cottage sits in two acres of stunning landscaped private gardens. It is a detached stone built cottage with private parking, patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Its south facing aspect makes it a sun-trap and a most relaxing place to sit and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding enclosed gardens, the open countryside and the Eildon Hills. The cottage, which is pet friendly and welcomes up to two well behaved dogs, features beamed ceilings in all the main rooms and has been equipped and furnished to a very high standard to ensure guests enjoy a home from home. It is fully centrally heated and doubled glazed for comfort in all seasons. It has been graded by VisitScotland as a Four Star property for 2012/13. Saddlery has all the character of an original Victorian cottage but with every possible modern facility from a dishwasher to free WiFi. Its truly stunning setting makes it an excellent base for exploring the many pleasures of The Borders including golf, walking, fishing and rich heritage of historic houses and gardens.

The Saddlery is ideally located for easy access to Melrose either on foot or by car. Melrose is steeped in history and offers an splendid range of bespoke shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs all serving excellent food. In summer the town of Melrose, which is a former winner of "Scotland in Bloom" competition, is bedecked with hanging baskets. It is rightly the tourist centre of The Borders and not for nothing is it known as "The Gem of Scotland".

Further details

Short breaks available by arrangement. Saturday changeover date for weekly stays.

Rental rates include all bed-linen, towels, heating and electricity.

Pets welcome at no extra charge

Booking secured by a 20% deposit with balance due four weeks before arrival.

Further details indoors

- garden furniture, private parking, south-facing patio and gardens, BBQ
- Pet friendly welcoming up to 2 dogs (at no extra charge)
- Four Star graded cottage
- High quality furniture and equipment
- Easy access to Melrose
- Private garden fully enclosed by stone walls and a mature beech hedge

Further details outdoors

Private cobbled and chipped patio with parking for up to 3 cars in front of the cottage.

Two acres of enclosed gardens with its own wood and stream. Very dog friendly environment.

Good quality garden furniture and BBQ for those warm days and long summer evenings.

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Double Bed Single Bed
  • 1 Shower room

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

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

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Interaction with guest

We are happy to let our guests have complete freedom to enjoy the property and it's beautiful gardens. We are always available to offer advice on what to do locally, where to dine, suggested walks, local places of interest etc.
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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

Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

About the owner

Claire And Donald M.
Tourist Licence
STB4STARGRADEDCOTTAGE
Average reply time:
1 hour 43 minutes

Calendar updated:
16 Sep 2021

Years listed:
9

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English, French, German
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 11 May 2012. Located in Scottish Borders, it has 44 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £831 to £1031.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Sep 2021.

Reviews

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Excellent place to stay
Feb 2020

This is the second time we have stayed. The cottage is fantastic! Claire and Donald are great and are so welcoming The cottage is in a great location, clean and well looked after. Will definitely be… More 

Reviewed 17 Feb 2020

graham472015
Wirral, United Kingdom

Great cottage, lovely hosts
Sep 2019

This cottage was really well equipped and very comfortable. It's situated in a lovely garden and is very quiet. The hosts, Claire and Donald live next door and were very welcoming and helpful. Mu… More 

Reviewed 15 Sep 2019

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Great little cottage in an excellent location
Apr 2019

Saddlery Cottage is in a lovely setting very close to Melrose and handy for visiting the very many Borders attractions including Abbotsford, Dryburgh Abbey, the Eildon Hills and the many great dining … More 

Reviewed 3 May 2019

Ewilsh
Scotland, United Kingdom

Great spot. Perfect for puppy Bonnie's first holiday!
Jun 2018

We appreciated the warm welcome from the owners of this comfortable well equipped holiday cottage with spacious garden and in good location for Melrose. Wouldn't hesitate to book again if holid… More 

Reviewed 30 Jun 2018

Jane P

Perfect holiday home!
Jun 2018

We loved the Saddlery- wonderful welcome on our arrival even though we were early.......Cottage still being cleaned....so we were provided with coffee on the terrace......very impressive start. Cottag… More 

Reviewed 6 Jun 2018

Owner's reply:
Hi Jane, Thanks for your great review and very glad that you enjoyed your short stay at The Saddlery. It was a pleasure to have you all to stay and hope you managed a round of golf in Melrose during your stay. You are all welcome to return anytime. Best wishes, Claire & Donald
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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Claire and Donald (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Claire and Donald (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Claire and Donald (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Claire and Donald the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Claire and Donald (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Claire and Donald (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Claire and Donald (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Claire and Donald (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Claire and Donald (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

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.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Claire and Donald (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Claire and Donald (the owner) a message.

If Claire and Donald (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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44 reviews
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/night