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Rose Cottage


Near Melrose, Roxburghshire

Rose Cottage
Rose Cottage
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Rose Cottage is a renovated old stone cottage between Melrose (5 miles) and Jedburgh (12 miles) in the central Scottish Border Country.  It was previously an early-Victorian coach-house which stands within the grounds of a private estate.

Inside, it is both cosy and comfortable.  The attractive sitting room has an open fire, and there is a separate dining room.  The kitchen, while simple, has all the necessities, and upstairs there are two roomy bedrooms and a bathroom.  It retains decorative Victorian fireplaces upstairs, and the original shutters on the large windows downstairs which face onto its own area of grass garden (furniture) and the trees bordering the shallow River Ale.  Its setting is quiet and peaceful and it is accessed by a private road.  The village of Lilliesleaf, which has two pubs, is within strolling distance of the cottage.

The bonny Border town of Melrose, with its ruined abbey and excellent shops and restaurants, is 6 miles away over the shoulder of the famous Eildon hills, while in the other direction both Hawick and Selkirk with their woollen mills and factory outlets are within a short drive.  The nearest golf courses are at Melrose, St Boswells and the Woll, and visitors are welcome at all of them.  Melrose has tennis courts, Selkirk and Hawick have swimming pools and the world class mountain biking trails at Glentress are only 16 miles away.  For walkers, The Southern Upland Way can be joined near Galashiels, and St Cuthbert's Way at Melrose.

Further afield, one hour's drive will bring you either to Edinburgh or the Berwick and Northumberland Coasts with their lovely sandy beaches. 
Heating is by night storage and open-fire.  Bed-linen and towels and the first 15 of electricity are INCLUDED.  Pets are welcome.  Smoking is not permitted in the cottage.

Guest Comment

Smith party, Aberdeen 01/08/2010

Lovely well equipped cottage with wonderful riverside walk on the doorstep. Lovely weather and some great trips out. Plough and Jammy Coo worth a visit.

Rose Cottage - Guest Comments

Middlemiss party, York 04/04/2009

Beautiful river walk. Friendly people and lovely place to visit. The Plough in Lilliesleaf offered good company and delicious food.

Ord party, Hampshire 30/05/2009

Beautiful setting and comfortable cottage. Very relaxing. Thank you.

Nicol party, Fife 04/07/2009

Lovely cottage. Glamorous surroundings. Wonderful wildlife. Very relaxing.

Short party, Tyne & Wear 01/08/2009

Love the cottage. Very clean. Like the location. Rob and Carol very friendly and extremely helpful. Think we will be back.

Henderson party, Fife 19/10/2009

Had a great stay. Cottage warm and facilities fabulous. Everything we needed for a great week. Thank and we will most certainly come again.

Clarey party, County Durham 02/07/2010

3 glorious days relaxing in a wonderful setting. Enjoyed the surroundings, enjoyed the peace and quiet, enjoyed expoloring the surrounding towns and the Berwickshire coast. The cottage was so comfortable, warm and well appointed. Thank you to Rob and Carol for your welcome. Loved it ( even when it rained).

Chris and John, Kent 24/07/2010

Lovely cottage. Clean and tidy. Has everything you need. Had a nice relaxing week with husband who enjoyed fishing the River Tweed and the lochs.

Smyth party, Hertfordshire 14/08/2010

We have had a lovely week. The cottage was very comfortable. We loved the walks and the surroundings. We recommend the Plough for food and a nice friendly welcome. Thanks to Rob and Carol for being so helpful and friendly. A must do is the Eildon Hills walk. The view from the top is amazing.

Sheard party, Cumbria 27/10/2011

Wonderful stay, glorious weather, comfortable cosy cottage. Fire heats up the whole house. Nice to have separate dining room for meals. Appliances all worked well. Put water heater on for 1/2 hour for a long hot bath. Would come again.

Weekly Price 2014

  • Sleeps:4*,
    Bedrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Short Breaks available
  • Pet Friendly

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  • Sitting room with open-fire and TV/DVD.
  • Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine etc.
  • Dining room
  • WC and basin.
  • Double-bed room with King size bed.
  • Twin-bed room.
  • Bathroom with bath, WC and basin.

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