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Centrally Located Little Flat, Full Of Character InThe Border Town Of Melrose.



Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Apartment in Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland, UK. Wi-Fi available. - Ideal For Walking, Visits To The City Of Edinburgh, and The Local Border Towns, golfing and shopping

The flat is located in the centre of Melrose High Street, and offers an idyllic location for exploring the beautiful border countryside, coast line, or the city of Edinburgh. There are interesting gift shops, clothes shops, butchers who prepare delicious pies and ready made meals, and a fishmonger offering locally sourced fish from Eyemouth, as well as a delicatessen. For the size of the town, it offers a wealth of excellent restaurants and pubs.

The sitting room, and well equipped kitchen are on the first floor of the property, and the 2 bedrooms and bathroom are on the second floor.

Well equipped, warm and cosy, and full of character, it is ideal for a break.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Born and brought up in Galashiels, I have always been very fond of the town of Melrose, and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Fortunately my husband feels the same way, and we decided to buy a property in the town about 14 years ago. My husband and myself are now retired, and live in Buckinghamshire. We have 3 grown up children and 6 grandchildren, and enjoy travel and outdoor activities, as well as visits to Melrose, and the varied walking on offer.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

21st June 2013

A delightful, cosy & comfortable apartment, ideally located, very good facilities also. Not yet left, but already planning our return. Many thanks, DT&P Evey.

June 29th-2nd July 2013

Enjoyed our stay in your cosy comfortable flat, well equipped and central. Enjoyed our walks. Had good banter with locals. Would certainly return. GPJ&M McDonald
Aug 2011
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Super location

  • 4 of 5

Great little flat, very comfortable and homely. Perfect for a short break in the Borders.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Vicki. We love the fact that the flat is so central. Kind regards, Sheila
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

This property is in a great location in the centre of Melrose, it is comfortable and well equipped. It has a lot of character and feels very homely. It is on two levels with the bedrooms and bathroom up a spiral staircase ( not suitable for small children ). It is quiet despite being in the town centre and although there are parking restrictions during the day 9-5 we had no problems, there is plenty of free parking within a minutes walk. There is no internet access! We had three devices with us and none of them could detect a signal, there was no router that we could find in the property......so if you require internet, it would be best to double check that it is installed before you book.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review Lesley. I am glad you liked the flat, we too love the fact that it is so central. As can be seen from the web-site, the stairs are standard stairs but circular, and we have children staying, ranging in ages from babies to teenagers. I am responding to your e-mail at the flat courtesy of Netgear, though I have had problems accessing it this morning! Sorry you found the access a problem. Kind regards, Sheila
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Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly placed apartment to explore Melrose and the borders. Lovely and clean, cosy, and had everything you could possibly need in the kitchen etc. Lots of guides and leaflets to look through for ideas of places to visit/walk. Just wish we'd had more than a brief weekend to explore. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review Jo. We love the fact that the flat is right in the middle of the town, but it is no distance to the river or the Eildon Hills for walking. Hopefully you may return one day. Sheila
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Perfect accommodation

  • 5 of 5

What a find for our short trip to Melrose for a wedding party. The accommodation far exceeded our expectations. It was welcoming and easy to use all the facilities which were accurately described. The location in the middle of this friendly town was close to all amenities and it was easy to find somewhere to park the car. I wish we had been able to stay longer to explore the amazing countryside and discover more about this historic area. An ideal base for walkers and/or couples and friends who just want a lazy time in lovely surroundings. Another time I hope. Thankyou.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very many thanks for your kind review Mary. There is certainly plenty to pursue in and around Melrose as you say. Kind regards, Sheila.
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Holidays in Scotland

  • 3 of 5

Our holidays have we spend in the flat in Melrose. It is a very nice place to be.

App. is clean and once a week there is someone who cleans the appartement.

The kitchen looks spic and span.

The bathroom was very nice with the bath en shower.

All the rooms were very clean when we arrived and that makes a big inpression

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for posting your review Lenny. I am pleased the flat was to your liking, and that you enjoyed exploring Melrose, and the surrounding area. Kind regards, Sheila.
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From the Owner

Melrose is one of the Borders' prettiest towns, nestling at the foot of the dramatic Eildon Hills with the River Tweed bordering the town, and stunning local scenery. It is very accessible to Edinburgh as well as the coast, and numerous border golf courses, many of whom offer reasonable rates over a 3-5 day "Freedom of the Fairways" pass. Many walks of varying length and challenge are on offer in stunning settings, including St Cuthbert's Way, and the Borders Abbey Way. The town is acknowledged for its excellent restaurants, bars, cafes and individual shops. Edinburgh airport is an hour and a quarter away, and there are train stations in Carlisle, Newcastle and Berwick upon Tweed. The new railway line fromEdinburgh to Tweedbank - 2 miles from the property is now fully operational. Many festivals take place throughout the year including the very popular book festival in June, which spans 4 days of talks and discussion by famous authors. The venue is a delightful walled garden of a restored Regency house. Festivals are held in the summer throughout the Borders reflecting traditions of riding the marches or boundaries.Each town takes enormous pride in its celebrations, which last for approx. a week. Pipeband and Highland dancing championships are hosted here. Home of rugby 7's, an annual tournament is held in April, attracting sides from Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, as well as the local sides. With such close proximity to Edinburgh it is also a good location to take in the Edinburgh Festival.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 70 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Edinburgh at 60 Kilometres Nearest Train : Edinburgh at 60 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A68 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Eyemouth at 63 Kilometres


Dryburgh Abbey is 15 mins away, and the famous "Scotts View"- the favoured view of Sir Walter Scott, whose home lies on the outskirts of Melrose (Abbotsford House). The house now has a popular Visitors Centre, with restaurant/cafe.

Melrose Abbey is a ruined monastery of the Cistercian order, built in sandstone.

The embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce was found here.

Edinburgh is an hour and a quarters drive.

Further Details:

There is a post office, bank, chemist, bookshop and two supermarkets in the town, as well as individual shops.There is a choice of several good restaurants and pubs in the town.

There are numerous golf courses in the area, offering a 3-5 day "Freedom of the Fairways" pass at a competitive price.

Fishing is a popular pastime on the River Tweed. At the appropriate time of the year, salmon can be seen climbing the ladder at Philliphaugh in Selkirk, where there is a cafe serving home made food.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Autumn
29 Oct 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
10 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
11 Jan 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Summer
1 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
20 May 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Keys to the flat will be sent approx 2 weeks before let, or left in the key safe.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day. Arrival from 2pm, and departure by 10am though this may be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 02-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

The flat is in the centre of the High Street, and is convenient for the shops, restaurants and bars, so the car can be abandoned. The property is spread over two floors. Small and quirky, it has 2 original Victorian fireplaces, and original wooden shutters to the sitting room windows. Free carparking is available approx. 100 yards from the flat, with one hour free parking between 9am-5pm. On the street.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • town


  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a bath with overhead shower, and screen.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed. Bedroom 2 has twin beds.


  • Notes on accommodation: The propery is accessed from the High Street, opposite the Kings Arms Hotel, through a graphite coloured door, and the flat is upstairs on the left hand side. No smoking or pets. Outside: There is no garden, but there is a park and outside seating area nearby. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and changed weekly. The property is cleaned weekly. Other: The hall has a small stained glass window at the bottom of the stairs.

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