Near Melrose, Scottish BordersGuest Rating
Set in the quiet village of Darnick yet only 5 minutes' drive from the amenities of Melrose, Woodleyfield Cottage is a detached cottage that makes the perfect base for getting out and about exploring the Scottish Borders.
|Sleeps: 5||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Inside, the sitting room with its comfortable seating and a traditional open fire for added cosiness is sure to be the place where everyone gathers in the evenings to plan the following day’s activities.
There is a dining area set up in the kitchen so meals can be enjoyed together and the cottage is all on one level with two double bedrooms and a twin room that share a family bathroom.
Set up its own private drive with off street parking just to the front, the cottage is surrounded by an extensive garden with mature plants and trees and a pretty little summerhouse that means the garden can still be enjoyed when the weather isn’t so good.
The patio seating area is ideal for eating outdoors or relaxing in the evening with a drink as it has its own little fire pit. There is also secure storage for bikes and other sporting equipment. A path from the front garden leads down to the roadside and it is then an easy walk into Melrose.
Melrose is very well served in terms of amenities with plenty of shops, a supermarket and a choice of different pubs, cafés and restaurants to eat at if a break from cooking beckons.
There are plenty of interesting giftware and antique shops to explore and the Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre in the town square (really more of a triangle) provides an interesting insight into the area’s history with guided walks leading out to the ancient Trimontium site.
Lovely walks can be had along the banks of the beautiful River Tweed from the town with wildlife to spot along the way and a suspension bridge that allows you to cross over the river and come back up the other side.
The gardens at the Bowhill House and Country Estate (10 miles) are delightful to walk around with wonderful views out over the Ettrick valley and a charming sunken garden that is a riot of colour in the spring when all the flowers are in bloom. Tours of the house itself are available and children are sure to love the adventure playground with its zipwires, road bridges and fort.
Watersports are available on St Mary’s Loch (23 miles) with yachting, sailing, wind-surfing and canoeing/kayaking to try. It is also a lovely place to stop for a picnic, perhaps en route to the Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve (31 miles) where there is a beautiful waterfall to admire.
The train station at Tweedbank (1 mile) provides easy access up to Edinburgh for a day trip to the city with the journey taking less than an hour and arriving into Waverley station right in the centre. Scotland’s capital has all the shops, galleries and museums you could wish for. There are plenty of walking/bus tours for taking in the best known sights such as Edinburgh Castle, or for a really spectacular view climb up to the summit of Arthur’s Seat and admire the expanse spread out in front of you.
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 open fire and TV
Dining kitchen with electic oven and induction hob, fridge, washing machine, microwave etc
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs is welcome at an additional charge (1 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).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save 15% Christmas 2018 From 20/12/2018 to 26/12/2018
- Save 15% New Year 2018 From 29/12/2018 to 04/01/2019
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 5|
|20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£595.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£595.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019||£345.00|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||£395.00|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||£495.00|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||£395.00|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||£495.00|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||£595.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||£495.00|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£595.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£495.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£395.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£495.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£345.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£595.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£595.00|
|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.
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