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Comfortable Beautiful Space with Stunning Views



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
Holiday Home in Gattonside, Melrose, Scottish Borders - Private Location Yet Within Walking Distance To Restaurants, Shops Etc

Tweed Rig is a stylish, contemporary 5-bedroom south facing villa with a great sense of space and light. Situated in a private location on a one-acre woodland garden in the village of Gattonside near Melrose within walking distance of restaurant, shops, river etc. Tweed Rig has a south facing balcony which runs the whole length of the house with fantastic views of Melrose and the Eildon Hills. Tweed Rig is furnished to a high standard and is well equipped to make your stay more enjoyable. Ideal for large groups and equally suitable for couples seeking spacious private accommodation.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Great house for family get-together's.
Aug 2009
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21 Reviews

based on 21 holidaymaker reviews


Light, bright house

  • 5 of 5

Ten of us spent a great week in this lovely house. The huge living space (kitchen/dining room/lounge) is ideal for a large group and everyone could be included - plenty of space to relax, cook and dine. The house was spotlessly clean and well-prepared for our arrival. The kitchen is adequately equipped for a large group.

We had expected to have access to six bedrooms but discovered that the bunk beds are situated in a doorless area ('gallery') at the top of a staircase which limited privacy. Also, the family room on the ground floor does not have a door. Nevertheless, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the house for large groups. Added treat of being able to sit in the sunshine on the balcony at the end of September, admiring the beautiful view!

There are plenty of places to visit in the area (Melrose Abbey, Dawyck Botanical Garden, Mr Smail's Printing Works in Innerleithen, gardens at Floors Castle, and the gallery and walks around Harestanes especially) and good walks from the house.

Almost perfect!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house with a WOW factor.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property that suited all of us - fifteen family members from 73 to 3 years of age. House had everything to suit us all so we had family games nights, balcony barbecue days, local swimming outings, family rounders match in local park, walking and hill climbing outings and chats with friendly locals. Thank you to Debi and Jean for making this a memorable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and spacious. The main living area is the perfect layout for a large group.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday here. Peaceful and comfortable and easy access to everything we wanted to see and do. There are some lovely walks right from the property and the stroll into Melrose across the footbridge was perfect. The house was very well equipped and after an initial Tesco delivery, Melrose had everything we needed by way of food, as well as some great pubs and places for tea.

Both Seasons and Hoebridge in Gattonside welcomed 11 of us and provided delicious meals. Would highly recommend both!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for large groups and the house has everything you could ever need. Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

There were 10 adults and 2 children with another 3 for the party to celebrate my 60th. Tweed Rig was absolutely perfect and we wouldn't hesitate to return or recommend it to anyone. Immaculate, spacious and very well equipted. Awesome views and set in lovely village a stones throw from Melrose. Thank you Jean and Debbie.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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wow, fabulous house, fabulous view.

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't wish for a better venue for a family celebration. Even the weather played ball. Plenty of room for all of us and the BBQ on the balcony finished off our stay beautifully. Thank you 😄򑀽򑈄😄򑀽򑈄

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Impressive modern house high up the hillside with spectacular views, well worth the 4+hrs our party had all driven from various sides of the country to celebrate our parents 40th anniversary.

Bright , modern , clean and very well furnished, our party of 13 spent the each evening sat around the huge boardroom-esk table eating, chatting and singing songs while my father played guitar.

When we did venture out as a group we walked the 20-30 minutes into Melrose across the foot bridge, a lovely quaint town with lots of lovely shops and an abundance of restraints, bars & hotels. Luckily we were blessed with lovely weather and got to enjoy the many beer gardens & even managed a BBQ on the balcony of Tweed Rig on our last night.

While the others took the kids swimming in Hawick I ventured out for a run joining onto the southern upland way one afternoon which runs alongside the Tweed, a very pleasant 10k route is easily accessible from the house and took me 1hr to run so possibly 2-3 hours walking depending on your pace, a very lively river with fishing canoeing and dog walkers.

Lastly, I had the best nights sleep during my stay, the beds and duvets are quality and the rooms dark, the house is large enough that you aren't disturbed if people are in the living area as you can't hear them!

Would defiantly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Fishing on the famous River Tweed if available.


East coast beaches approx one hour drive away.


Car hire recommended. Edinburgh airport 1 hour drive. Newcastle 2 hour drive.


Centre of village with 2 restaurants - approx 400 metres.

Melrose 20 min walk over an old suspension bridge over the River Tweed.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Christmas / New Year
19 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter Weekend
13 Apr 2017 - 18 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early May Bank Holiday
27 Apr 2017 - 2 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Bank Weekend
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
2 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Please check online availability and email for confirmation. Small deposit required to secure dates. Balance payment due 6 weeks before booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible but Saturdays preferred during July/August. Arrival 3pm, departure 10am but times can be flexible if available. Short breaks and weekends available.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Location Type

  • river
  • town


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom has a bath and brand new shower


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10/14 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Principal bedroom with bath/shower room en-suite and dressing room. Double bedroom with shower en-suite Double bedroom adjacent to main bathroom. Twin bedroom with shower en-suite. Gallery bedroom with 2 bunk beds. Family room/6th bedroom sleeps 4


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Well-behaved pets by arrangement. No smoking in house but permitted on balcony. Garage next to utility room on ground floor with full sized table tennis. Outside: Woodland garden with stables and parking for 5/6 cars. Patio area below balcony with BBQ and garden furniture. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and iron board etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, linen utilities included. Maid service available if required. Other: Balcony with sun loungers and table for 10. Family room with PS2/TV/Space invaders!

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