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Brilliantly Positioned Townhouse Overlooking The Market Square, Historic Melrose

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Townhouse in Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland - This Delightful Property Is In A Prime Position With Its Own Garden That Catches The Sun All Day

Look out from the four large picture windows in the reception rooms on the first floor, to the comings and goings in the Square below with its Market Cross, wonderful array of individual shops and amazing choice of eating and drinking places. Enjoy a grandstand view of the town’s many events, from festivals to pipe band competitions or simply relax in comfort in the stylish sitting room or in the pretty garden behind the house.

This delightful property with its spacious kitchen/diner, comfortable lounge and 3 double bedrooms provides a wonderfully central position from which to enjoy walking, golfing, fishing, riding, exploring local history or simply watching the world go by in this loveliest of Border towns.

From the top bedroom windows, views of the garden with Nutwood behind , the floodlit abbey and one of the Eildon hills, transport you from the hustle and bustle of life in the Market Square.

The main rooms can be bathed in sun until the end of the day, yet you can wake up in bright, east facing bedrooms where, hopefully, the morning sunshine will be flooding in.

Our favourite morning walk is past the abbey, down to the river Tweed and across the Chain Bridge to Gattonside, returning past the famous Melrose rugby ground where the Eildon hills form a magnificent backcloth. Children will enjoy a stop in the Gibson park for a play on the swings etc before making your way back up the Main Street to the front door.

Different paths lead to the foot of the Eildons and the view of the Border countryside from the top is well worth the climb.

You are only a minute away from a wealth of restaurants or bar food so no driving home will be necessary.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

Why The Owner chose Melrose

25 Market Square has been in the family since 1860 and the shop below was our drapery business until the 1980's

At the moment it is a rather lovely gallery.

Melrose is too good a place to give up, so we decided that although we don't live there anymore, we would refurbish the house and take holiday lettings, allowing the chance for us to visit as often as time allows and give guests a taste of what the Scottish Borders and especially Melrose have to offer.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Melrose in Scottish Borders

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom1 sits between Bedrooms 1 and 2 (heated towel rail)
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , (ensuite to bed.3) + wash-hand basin and heated towel rail
  • Ground floor: cloakroom with wc and basin First floor: ensuite shower room to bedroom 3 with shower, basin, wc and heated towel rail. 2nd floor: Main house bathroom bathroom - bath with hand shower, basin, wc and heated towel rail.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Plus Cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and 1 single bed Bedroom 2 with king size bed and room for coti Bedroom 3 (ensuite) with day bed that can be made into single, double or twin
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • 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
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Sorry, no pets or smoking. A passage from the hall leads through to the utility area and on to the garden. Here you will find space to leave muddy boots, fishing equipment, golf clubs, bicycles etc. before entering the inner hall where coats and outdoor footwear can be stored. The butler sink in the passage, leading out to the garden, is a useful addition for washing-up from BBQ or cleaning muddy boots after hill walking! The back door leads on to the patio with its garden furniture plus an extra picnic table on the lawn. A track leads past Nutwood to a free public car park and on to Melrose Abbey, where children will enjoy a playground with swings, a slide and plenty of space to kick a football. Utility Room: Utility area is equipped with a butler sink, washing machine, tumble drier and storage space. Bedlinen & towels/Cleaning Bed linen and towels can be hired at a cost of £7.50 per person The property is prepared for new guests prior to arrival.


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Brilliantly Positioned Townhouse Overlooking The Market Square, Historic Melrose
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Lovely bright apartment in central location

  • 5 of 5

This lovely house sits above the town square, so it's handy for everything and you have a great window on life as it goes by. The rooms are spacious and bright, kitchen is well equipped, sofas and beds comfy. Parking is close by and we had no difficulties with this. Lots of places to go within a 40 minute drive radius, or train to Edinburgh, or enjoying the lovely coffee shops, restaurants, gardens and walks in and around Melrose.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, Barbara. We love our visits to Melrose too and this time went up to the Edinburgh Festival 3 times by train - so easy! We are of course delighted to hear that your holiday was a success and you will be coming again next summer. This is Andrew's pottery website: Best wishes Katherine
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I can't say enough good things about our stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in June of 2017 for 2 1/2 weeks at this townhouse. It's location is really ideal for going south into England and for going into Edinburgh. There's also plenty to do within a half-hour drive. The house is gorgeous, the kitchen is well equipped, the house was clean and exactly as pictured, the garden is beautiful with an amazing view of Melrose Abbey. I would recommend this house to anyone. The village itself is lovely and the people incredibly friendly. This is our first time renting in a town rather than in the country, but it was still very quiet and peaceful. Great people watching out the sitting room windows! Shops are within steps of the front door.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent, great location, great appartmant

  • 5 of 5

Excellent well stocked apartment. Plenty of space for the 5 of us (3 generations), lovely garden for sitting/playing. Good location, Melrose had everything needed on the doorstep.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We are so glad that Melrose and the house came up to your expectations and especially the pokestops for your 10 year old! Best wishes, Katherine
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  • 5 of 5

Visiting Scotland was a wonderful experience. We mostly enjoyed very nice weather and there is so much to see and visit locally : whether you prefer the seaside or the moors, you will be satisfied. We got our fill of culture and history and we were lucky enough to experience the Edinburgh festival. So truly a place which will please you whatever you enjoy. The apartment is very sweet and ideally located with windows viewing the town plaza. If you do not have a car you are not isolated! It was great being able to simply sit and watch the village next to a fireplace. And there is a great restaurant just nearby where you can eat fish and chips (why else come to the United Kingdom?). It pleases the whole family. I will definitely recommend and will hopefully return an other time!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Place

  • 5 of 5

Melrose is our favorite place in the Borders and 25 Market Square is a great place to stay. Drinking my morning coffee and watching the activity in the square was a favorite pastime. The townhouse is well equipped and very comfortable. Easy walk to the butcher, green grocer, and COOP. Looking at the Abbey each morning from the upper bedrooms was a plus. We will return.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

This property has everything (and the rest!) required for a relaxing week in one of the finest of the Borders' towns. It is furnished and equipped to a very high standard, and I would recommend it to anyone seeking a stress-free and relaxing week.

Melrose is perfectly placed for accessing the other abbey towns, walks along the Tweed and great wee shops.

Highly recommended!

George Young

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Edinburgh 1hr + by car or Newcastle 1hr 30 by car
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
a great choice of eating places on your doorstep
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
9 hole Melrose golf course; foot of the Eildons
Nearest Train
3 Miles
1 hour to centre of Edinburgh; frequent trains
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Marmions, Monte Carlo and choice of great pub food
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
East coast beaches Berwick, Eyemouth, Dunbar
Car: recommended


36 miles from Edinburgh airport. 55 miles from Newcastle airport. A train only 3 miles away takes you right in to Edinburgh city centre. There is also an excellent local bus service from the Market Square in Melrose.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Melrose, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
9 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
8 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover
arriving after 4pm and departing by 10am

Notes on prices:
Low season £385
Mid season £490
High season £650

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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