A lovely 3 bedroom converted barn. On the ground floor there is an entrance porch that leads into an open plan kitchen / dining / sitting room. Also on the ground floor is a double bedroom (can be superking size double bed or two singles) which has an en-suite wet room shower room. Upstairs there are two further twin bedrooms with a seperate bathroom (with over-bath shower). The cottage enjoys fabulous views over Melrose and the Tweed valley beyond. The cottage has a parking space directly outside the front door and is surrounded by beautiful open gardens which guests are free to use. There is a biomass central heating system with controls in the cottage to keep it cosy throughout the year. There is a dishwasher, 32" flat screen tv with dvd player and fully equiped kitchen. Bed linen and towels are provided. There is a washing machine, tumble drier and chest freezer in the shared laundry room next to the cottage.
The cottages are part of a converted Georgian farm steading called the Eildon Holiday Cottages. They are surrounded by open gardens with stunning views over Melrose and the Tweed valley. There are charcoal BBQs for guest use together with picnic tables and even an open barn in case you need shelter from the Scottish sun! We are in an ideal central location for touring the Scottish Borders with its rich history and varied array of outdoor pursuits and cultural attractions. We are also within an hours drive (or train ride) of Edinburgh and the Northumberland coastline.
About the Owner
30% deposit to confirm booking with the balance due six weeks before the holiday
Saturday or Sunday changeover days normally but can be flexible sometimes. Short breaks for minimum 3 nights are possible outside of peak season (end July to beginning of September)
Notes on prices:
£469 - £809 per week
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
There are great opportunities in the area for walking, fishing and mountain biking.
We are situated half a mile away from the river Tweed with its world class salmon and trout/grayling fishing.
There are two of the UKs best maountain biking centres in our valley at Glentress and Innerleithen. Bike hire is available at the sites and the downhill and x-country routes are graded in terms of difficulty.
There are some great walking tracks in this part of Scotland and the St Cuthberts Way passes the cottages 150 yards to the west. With a general right to roam through the countryside in Scotland this is a hiker's and dog walker's paradise!
Historic Buildings - The borders has its fair share of castles and stately homes, many of which are open to the public. Abbotsford House, the former home of Sir Walter Scott is just 3 miles away and definately worth a visit.
The splendid east coast with its beautiful sandy beaches are approx 35 miles away. St Abbs is renowned as one of the best cold water dive sites in the world. Boats trips are recommended to watch many species including seals, dolphins, porpoises, and puffins.
Edinburgh airport is about an hours drive away. Newcastle airport is about 1.5 hours drive away.
Melrose is about half a mile away with all shops and services. Galashiels is about 5 miles away which is a larger town with 24 hour supermarkets etc.
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- children welcome
- pets considered
- wheelchair accessible
- autumn foliage
- live theatre
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- ice skating
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, Superking double or two single beds
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Twin
- Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Twin
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Outside: The cottages are surrounded by beautiful open gardens and farmland. Opposite the cottages are several lawn areas with picnic tables, BBQs and an open wooden barn.