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Holiday cottage in Melrose – Home 6725856 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Holiday cottage in Melrose – Home 6725856

Excellent Excellent – based on 2 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

The Smiddy is part of a fabulous barn conversion just three miles outside the attractive market town of Melrose. The property is blessed with outstanding views over the River Tweed and the Eildon Hills and onwards onto the Cheviots. Retaining much of its former farm heritage, the property has been sympathetically redeveloped and the property is now a fantastic light-filled living space which remains true to its original rural setting.

The property is a perfect balance between old and new, with the original stonework along side larch cladding along with luxurious furnishings, contemporary features and underfloor heating. The open plan living area has large bi-fold doors which enhance the exceptional views. The southerly aspect means that it is a perfect sunny spot to unwind and relax with friends or a good book and perchance a glass of something bubbly! Each bedroom has an en-suite bedroom, which are beautifully appointed and there are super king sized beds ( which in bedroom 2

The Smiddy is part of a fabulous barn conversion just three miles outside the attractive market town of Melrose. The property is blessed with outstanding views over the River Tweed and the Eildon Hills and onwards onto the Cheviots. Retaining much of its former farm heritage, the property has been sympathetically redeveloped and the property is now a fantastic light-filled living space which remains true to its original rural setting.

The property is a perfect balance between old and new, with the original stonework along side larch cladding along with luxurious furnishings, contemporary features and underfloor heating. The open plan living area has large bi-fold doors which enhance the exceptional views. The southerly aspect means that it is a perfect sunny spot to unwind and relax with friends or a good book and perchance a glass of something bubbly! Each bedroom has an en-suite bedroom, which are beautifully appointed and there are super king sized beds ( which in bedroom 2 can be made into twins) to ensure a great night's sleep.

The town of Melrose has a rich and varied history from the nearby site of a large Roman Fort (Trimontium), Iron Age camps on the Eildons, a Cistercian Abbey founded in 1136 by David 1, Walter Scott's house at Abootsford and the Greenyards which is the birthplace of rugby sevens.

The property makes a fine base for which to explore the beautiful rolling countryside of the area either by bike or by foot and many signposted walks are available. There is a minimum stay of three nights during low season and a minimum of 1 week during high season, please see calendar for details.

Please note prices are listed as a guide, please enquire for specific dates.

Location description from owner

The Scotland region

Why not fall under the spell of the beauty and history of the Scottish Borders and discover a gentler pace of life amid the sweeping valleys, emerald forests and heather-clad moorlands of this outstanding part of the world. With excellent local food and drink, a range of outdoor pursuits and a flourishing cultural scene, the Scottish Borders will captivate you from the instant you arrive.

From the rolling hills and moorland in the west to the gentle valleys and picturesque Berwickshire coastline in the east, the Scottish Borders covers around 1,800 square miles and sits just south of Edinburgh & The Lothians and to the north east of Dumfries & Galloway. Discover the tranquillity of the magnificent rolling hills and lush forests, enjoy action-packed outdoor activities and soak up an enthralling history that features bloody battles, magnificent castles and literary greats.

There are plenty of outdoor adventures to enjoy in the Scottish Borders thanks to its beautiful countryside landscape, which also supports a thriving mix of wildlife. The landscape has also inspired many artists and particuraly writers - explore these connections further throughout the region with attractions and activities such as the Sir Walter Scott Way, a long distance walk from Moffat to Cocksburnpath. Explore the origins of the textile industry in the Scottish Borders and see some of the materials which are still inspiring fashion designers today.

This area has a very strong and colourful history due to its geographical location in the south of Scotland, on the border with England. There are a variety of historic homes and buildings, including the four Borders Abbeys and the site of the large Roman fort at Trimontium. Discover about the Borders Reviers who were raiders along the Anglo–Scottish border from the late 13th century to the beginning of the 17th century. Their ranks consisted of both Scottish and English families, and they raided the entire border country without regard to their victims' nationality. This period of the past is still celebrated today in the form of the Common Ridings events where the various town representatives and supporters take to horseback to patrol the town's boundaries.

Sample some of the finest local produce which has caught the eye of many visitors, including Queen Victoria. Try local seafood and meat, ale and sweets or the fruity Selkirk Bannock.

Find out why the Scottish Borders is often referred to as Scotland’s premier textile manufacturing region, uncover charming coastal towns and quaint countryside villages, exciting events and festivals, an abundance of fine restaurants, cafés and bars and look out for the local wildlife as you go.

Melrose

Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, but closer than you think - the River Tweed and the Tweed Valley are less than an hour by car from Edinburgh.

Outdoor enthusiasts will be in heaven with the fantastic array of activities on offer. Explore Glentress & Innerleithen, one of the 7stanes mountain biking centres in the region, and discover mile upon mile of natural trails criss-crossing the Tweed Valley to suit walkers of every age and ability. Internationally recognised for offering some of the best mountain biking in Scotland, the area also boasts biking facilities that rival those found in Northern America and Europe.

Keen anglers won’t be disappointed either. Regarded as 'the queen of salmon rivers’, the River Tweed catches more Atlantic salmon than any other river in Britain. Extending from Berwick-upon-Tweed in the east to Galashiels in the west, it flows past many interesting sites, including Scott’s View and the home of Sir Walter Scott at Abbotsford, as well as three of the region's four ancient abbeys in Dryburgh, Kelso and Melrose.

The charming Melrose has it all. Explore the triple peaks of the Eildon Hills, the most distinctive single landmark in the Scottish Borders, admire the unusual carvings that decorate the walls of Melrose Abbey, including hobgoblins and even a bagpipe playing pig, or why not take a walk to the ancient apple orchard in Priorwood Gardens?

If you’re a fan of rugby, you definitely don’t want to miss the Melrose Sevens. This brilliant rugby sevens event, held annually in April, originated in Melrose at the end of the 19th century and now has a worldwide following.

To follow in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie and Mary Queen of Scots, visit the picturesque market town of Jedburgh, a Royal and Ancient Burgh steeped in history. Experience the imposing majesty of the 12th century Jedburgh Abbey, or choose from an array of tartan apparel and souvenirs in over 250 weaves at Clan Tartan Centre at Jedburgh Woollen Mill.

Keen walkers can make St Boswells their base if following the Borders Abbey Way which passes by the village. Pay tribute to Sir Walter Scott at his final resting place among the beautiful ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, and if books are your thing, browse thousands of titles at the delightful Main Street Trading Company bookshop.

Once described by Sir Walter Scott as the ‘prettiest, if not the most romantic town in Scotland’, the picturesque town of Kelso is full of architectural and historic interest.

Discover the ruined abbey and the nearby towers of Smailholm and Greenknowe which bring to life its fascinating past, and don’t miss the nearby Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland. See inside its splendid interior with a wonderful collection of artworks and furniture on display.

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Families

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

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Super King Bed
  • 2 En suites, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

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

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

On the morning of departure the premises must be vacated by 10:00am to allow our cleaners to ready the property for the next guests.
Please note that as the property is on a farm there will be livestock in the adjacent fields, usually sheep. Therefore it is imperative that any pets brought by guests are kept under strict control and do not enter the fields or famr buildings.
The farm buildings are off limits to guests as they are rented out to a third party - for further details contact Callum

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About the owner

Callum C
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
17 Jan 2017
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Aug 2015. Located in Scottish Borders, it has 2 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £495 to £895.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 17 Jan 2017.

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