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Cottages Located In A Stunning South Facing Two Acre Private Garden Setting - Saddlery Cottage Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



Saddlery Cottage Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms)

Saddlery cottage is a stone built detached cottage with private parking, patio, garden furniture, bbq and gardens. It has a large dining kitchen seating 6 with dishwasher, fridge, freezer, hob etc. It also features an ornamental Victorian cooking range. The lounge features high quality leather sofas and a large modern flat-screen digital TV. Upstairs are a master bed-room with king sized bed and a family bedroom with a double and single bed. A modern bathroom with large walk-in shower. The cottage is fully centrally heated and double glazed. All main rooms feature beamed ceilings. It enjoys a Visit Scotland Four Star grading and is decorated, equipped and furnished to a very high standard.

About the property


Harleyburn Cottages are two splendid self-catering cottages located in a beautiful private garden setting in the picturesque town of Melrose and only around 1/2 a mile from Tweedbank station and The Borders Railway to Edinburgh. Stables Cottage is a one-bedroomed cottage sleeping up to 3 people. Saddlery Cottage is a two-bedroomed cottage accommodating parties from 2-5 people. Less than a 10 minute walk from the centre of Melrose, both cottages date from 1870, and have been superbly modernised and equipped to provide very high quality accommodation in a stunning garden location. Both cottages are built from local red sandstone and have delightful south-facing aspects with views over the gardens to open fields and the Eildon Hills beyond. The cottages have oak floors, beamed ceilings, central heating, double glazing and are furnished an equipped to a very high standard. Graded at STB Four Star.

Claire Macdonald
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Claire Macdonald

My name is Claire Macdonald. I live at Harleyburn Coach House with my husband Donald and our youngest child Kirsty who is 16. Out two older boys have now left home and are studying at university. We also have a very friendly German Pointer called Zac. We have eight lovely free range hens that frequently come around the cottages. You are very welcome to feed them and help yourself to the delicious free range eggs they provide during your stay.

Claire Macdonald purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Claire Macdonald chose Scottish Borders

We bought Harleyburn Coach House and the Saddlery and Stables cottages back in 2000. We simply fell in love with the properties as soon as we saw them. They sit two acres of stunning private gardens very close to Melrose. The properties are made from very attractive local sandstone and have views over landscaped gardens to the beautiful Borders countryside and the Eildon Hills. We find the people very friendly in Melrose, the quality of life is second to none and if you feel the need for city attractions Edinburgh is very easily accessible from here.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottages enjoy very easy access to Melrose on foot or by car. Melrose is a splendid little town with a wide range of restaurants, pubs, cafes and attractions including a 10th century abbey. Guest at Harleyburn will enjoy a combination of staying in a historic traditional cottage which have been beautifully appointed and equipped to offer every modern comfort. The location is simply stunning and each cottage has its own private parking for up to two cars, private patios, garden furniture, bbq and full use of the two acres of private gardens to enjoy the Border air. The cottages are very close to excellent fishing on the river Tweed, are within 400 metres of Melrose golf course and have a wide range of excellent walks, horse riding and cycling routes all nearby.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Booking is secured with an initial 20% deposit with the balance payable four weeks before the scheduled arrival date.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the normal changeover date but with some flexibility on this particularly out-with the High Season. Cottage available from 4:00 pm on the arrival day.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted for the property includes all bed-linen, towels, heating and electricity. Cottage is always available for weekly rental with Saturday changeover date. Please enquiry for our weekly prices.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Melrose in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • river
  • town
  • Internet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Golf ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Notes on accommodation: Well behaved pets are very welcome. We accept up to two dogs at no extra cost. Outside: Both cottages have private parking, good quality garden furniture, bbq and access to a clothes drying are if required. They sit in two acres of fully enclosed private gardens secured by a large beech hedge and stone walls. Guest are free to fully enjoy these gardens as they wish.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


Superb cottage in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second long weekend in Saddlery Cottage and we will be returning. The cottage is quiet, well away from a main road and the adjoining field was perfect for walking our dog. It is tastefully and comfortably furnished and it provided everything we might need. The kitchen has all the appliances including a dishwasher. and washing machine. I have to say we didn't use most of them because tempting restaurants are just five minutes away but for a longer stay we would be well catered for in the cottage. Melrose is minutes from the A68 so we were easily able to reach places of interest. For us it was a perfect place to chill out and recharge our batteries. The owner showed us the smaller, one-bedroom cottage which was equally well appointed and charming. It would be a satisfactory second choice if Saddlery Cottage wasn't available. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent base for exploring Melrose and beyond

  • 5 of 5

We spent a few days in this comfortable and cosy cottage but we could easily have spent longer. The cottage is in a quiet location, is very well equipped and we were made very welcome by the Macdonald family. In one direction it's a straight forward walk to Melrose itself and in the other a slightly longer walk to the hills and beyond. Our dog had a fantastic time too and we hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely quiet location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was well appointed and we had a warm welcome from the owner. It was a very convenient location for our stay in the Scottish Borders with easy access to all the ploaces we wanted to visit. It is a little way out of town, but it only took 10 minutes to walk in of an evening for a meal, when we dined out.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review your stay in one of our cottages. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday in Melrose. Thanks for booking with us, Claire
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Stunning dog friendly cottage

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful cottage was a stones throw from Melrose and served as a perfect base to explore the surrounding Scottish boarders. With 2 very spacious bedrooms, a very modern layout with a seperate large kitchen/diner, free wifi is a bonus. I stayed here for a weekend break with my friend, her son and our dogs and look forward to returning in the future. The owners Claire and Donald are really nice hosts and are very lucky to own such a pretty cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paula, Thanks for your lovely positive review. Really appreciate you taking the time to write it. We are delighted you had such a pleasant stay and hope to see you back some time in the future. Many thanks , Claire and Donald
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A Great Find...

  • 5 of 5

Saddlery Cottage was perfect for our visit to Melrose and I was delighted when we arrived. Situated in the grounds of a large stately home and coach house the cottage is surrounded by lovely gardens down a cobbled drive. The cottage is quaint yet well equipped and very comfortable. The hosts were very warm and helpful. Would highly recommend the cottage and hope to make it back in the future!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nina. We really appreciate your review of Saddley Cottage. We are happy that you liked the setting so much. I think many of our guests love the privacy it offers whilst not being far from the centre of Melrose and its facilities. Hope to see you some time in the future. Many thanks for choosing to stay here. Claire and Donald
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Lovely weekend break

  • 5 of 5

Just back from 2 nights at Saddlery Cottage, with our 2 young kids. The cottage is lovely, really well equipped, spacious and comfortable. Great spot, close to the town and close to Eildon Hills for a fab afternoon's walk and great views of the surrounding area. Would recommend this for a short break or longer - we'd happily have stayed for longer!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your excellent review of Saddlery Cottage. So happy you and your family enjoyed your short break with us and found the cottage and the local area to your liking. Many thanks for booking with us. Claire
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