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East Faldonside Cottage

Near Melrose, Scottish Borders

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East Faldonside Cottage is a cosy and welcoming cottage with its own private, enclosed garden, right by the well-known River Tweed and only 3.5 miles from Melrose in the Scottish Borders.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
Licence No: SB-00153-F
  • No Smoking
  • WiFi

The cottage is set in a peaceful rural spot but with easy access to local amenities and in a good position for exploring the nearby towns and villages. At the heart of the house is the sitting room that has an electric stove to keep it nice and toasty with minimal effort.

Everything is easily to hand in the bright and airy dining kitchen that is perfect for eating together as the nominated cook doesn’t have to miss out on any of the fun. There is also a sunroom off the kitchen that catches the sun first thing so it’s a great place for enjoying your morning tea or coffee.

The main bedroom is attractive and light with a lovely original decorative fireplace and there is also a pretty single bedroom and a spacious wet room style shower room (with the added advantage of underfloor heating) all on the one level.

Outside parking is right by the door, the secure, enclosed garden is ideal for children to run around in and there is an outbuilding where the laundry facilities are kept.

The owner’s house is alongside with extensive gardens that lead right down to the water where guests are welcome to enjoy riverside walks or fish directly from the river bank (permit available via Fishpal).

Map & Local

A walking trail leads along the banks of the River Tweed and through the woods to Abbotsford House (1 mile) where you can tour around the rather grand former home of Sir Walter Scott himself. There is also a café to stop at for lunch or afternoon tea followed by a walk around the wonderful gardens that are particularly beautiful in the spring when the flowers burst into life.

The train station at Tweedbank (2.5 miles) is only 5 minutes’ drive away, providing effortless access up to Edinburgh in under an hour. Edinburgh is always a popular due to its wealth of shops, pubs, restaurants and, of course, its iconic sights such as Edinburgh Castle, the Scott Monument and Arthur’s Seat that towers over the city off in the distance.

Pop into Galashiels (2.5 miles) for supermarket shopping, a trip to the cinema or a meal in one of its many pubs and restaurants or head over to Selkirk (3.5 miles) for a round on its picturesque 18 hole golf course.

Melrose (3.5 miles) is a charming little town to wander around with lots of interesting little shops selling everything from craft supplies, glassware and antiques to jewellery and clothing. There is also a good butcher, an excellent fresh produce shop and a deli that has lots of tasty treats to choose from.

It is also home to one of four medieval Abbeys in the area with the others at Dryburgh, Jedburgh and Kelso in close reach for visiting. Melrose Abbey was founded in 1136 and was the first Cistercian Abbey in Scotland that remains remarkably intact to this day, standing in testament to the quality of its original construction.

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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.



Single Storey

Sitting room with electric fire and TV
Open plan kitchen/dining room with electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, boiling tap, etc
Sun room
Double bedroom (king-size)
Single bedroom
Wet room with WC and wash basin

Outbuilding with washer/dryer and freezer.

What's included

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


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £30 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and electric fire. WiFi is INCLUDED. Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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

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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 3
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £795.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £695.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £595.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £695.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £550.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £795.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £795.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £550.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £595.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £695.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 £595.00
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 £695.00
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 £750.00
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 £695.00
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 £750.00
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 £795.00
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 £695.00
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 £595.00
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 £695.00
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 £550.00
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 £795.00
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 £795.00
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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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Comfortable beds, pretty flowers in the rooms, well equipped.


The cottage was very clean and comfortable. We received a warm welcome from the owners and they provided everything we c...

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Just a cracking cottage in a cracking location and the owners couldn`t be more helpfull. Simply spot on.


Perfect for us, we’ll be back,


The owners keep this cottage in perfect condition.
The little extras left just add to the perfect stay.

Our response:

We are so pleased the the cottage met all your expectations and hope to welcome you back again soon.


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