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Woodleyfield Cottage

Darnick, Near Melrose, Scottish Borders

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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.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Inside, the sitting room with its comfortable seating and a wood-burning stove 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 has a double and a twin room downstairs that share a family bathroom.

Upstairs there are two further attractive bedrooms (a double and a single) that are very spacious and bright due to their roof windows. There is also a bathroom with a bath and shower over on this level.

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.

Map & Local

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 wood-burning stove and TV/DVD
Kitchen/dining room with electic oven and induction hob, fridge, washing machine, microwave, etc
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.


Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels
Travel Cot (excluding linen)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. 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 calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

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 6
28 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023 POA
18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023 POA
28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA
06 Jan 2024 - 02 Feb 2024 POA
03 Feb 2024 - 29 Mar 2024 POA
30 Mar 2024 - 19 Apr 2024 POA
20 Apr 2024 - 03 May 2024 POA
04 May 2024 - 24 May 2024 POA
25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024 POA
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 POA
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 POA
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 POA
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 POA
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 POA
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 POA
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 POA
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 POA
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA
06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 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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