Melrose, Scottish Borders
Set amongst trees in an enclosed garden in the charming village of Melrose is Eildon Cottage, a detached cottage that has a peaceful, secluded feel whilst still being very well-placed for exploring the many delights of the Scottish Borders.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
You are welcomed by the inviting entrance hall that leads through to the elegant and very comfortable sitting room with its wood-burning stove that just begs to be curled up in front of. The kitchen has a large gas range for cooking up a storm on and everyone can enjoy meals together at the dining area that opens out onto a little deck (with furniture) which is the ideal spot for relaxing with a drink in the evening.
The cottage is very light and bright throughout and is all on one level with a spacious double bedroom that looks out over the garden, a neat twin bedroom and a modern family bathroom that completes the indoor accommodation.
Outside there is an enclosed grassed garden to the side of the cottage that has a little summer house and seating area. Parking is on the roadside just opposite the garden gates.
It is just a 10 minute walk from the cottage down into bustling Melrose where there are lots of interesting little boutique shops, an excellent delicatessen, butcher and fresh produce shop.
You are well catered for if you fancy some evenings off from cooking as there is a range of different cafés, restaurants and pubs. Each year the village also plays host to the famous Melrose Sevens rugby tournament in April and the Borders Book Festival in June.
If you are a golf enthusiast you will be happy to find that you are right by the 9 hole golf course that sits at the foot of the impressive Eildon hills. The Eildons, as they are known locally, dominate the surrounding landscape and can be seen for miles around. They are incredibly popular with walkers who enjoy tackling them to be rewarded with some fantastic, expansive views of the area.
The Southern Upland Way and St Cuthbert’s Way also pass through Melrose, as does the long distance Borders Abbeys Way that allows you to visit all four of the 12th century ruined abbeys at Melrose, Dryburgh, Kelso and Jedburgh.
Trout fishing is available on the River Tweed and there are some lovely walks to be had along its banks with plenty of pretty spots to stop and enjoy a picnic. A couple of miles out of Melrose is the Leaderfoot Viaduct that is quite an impressive sight to behold, standing as it does towering over the river at over 120 feet high.
There are train stations at both Tweedbank (2 miles) and Galashiels (3 miles), meaning that you can be up in the capital Edinburgh in under an hour - ideal for leaving the car behind for the day and relaxing all the way into the centre of the city. Galashiels has a good selection of shops and supermarkets, as well as a cinema and leisure centre with swimming pool.
Local Events and Attractions
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting room with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD
Kitchen/dining room with gas range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
Double bedroom (king-size)
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by gas central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium, 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£395.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£495.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£345.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£595.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£595.00|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||POA|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||POA|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||POA|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||POA|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||POA|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||POA|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||POA|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||POA|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||POA|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||POA|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||POA|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||POA|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||POA|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||POA|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||POA|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
'The cottage was warm and cosy with everything we needed. We spent a day in Edinburgh and also a day walking in the nature reserve at St Abbs.'
'Home from home, perfect cottage and location for a relaxing holiday! Loved the walks in the area and can recommend the walks by the River Tweed.'
'We were delighted with your clean, cosy comfortable cottage – furniture of excellent quality and an exceedingly comfortable double bed. The welcome pack was a bonus!'
'We have had a lovely week. Lots of walks and the weather has been good.'