Midlem, near Melrose, Scottish BordersGuest Rating
Tucked away down a quiet lane in the small conservation village of Midlem is Corrirowan Cottage, a charming house set in gorgeous gardens that makes a great base for discovering the many delights of the Scottish Borders.
|Sleeps: 4/5||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
This characterful cottage has been thoughtfully kitted out with everything needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The sitting room with its wooden beamed ceiling and wood-burning stove is sure to be the main place that everyone gathers together and doors lead from there through to the large, sunny conservatory/dining room from which the garden can be admired. A second wood-burning stove in the kitchen keeps it nice and cosy and it is well-equipped for creating some tasty meals.
The entrance porch provides a warm welcome and has room for storing boots and a spacious double bedroom is laid out on this level, alongside a family bathroom and utility room that complete the downstairs accommodation.
Steep stairs lead upstairs to a second attractive double bedroom, a shower room and a single room that has a full-size single bed but, due to limited head height, may be more suitable for a child or young adult.
Parking for up to two cars is up the drive right by the door and from there a gate leads through to the delightful patio which has plenty of seating and a picnic table. In the enclosed garden the mature plants and trees create a nice sheltered feeling and steps that lead up to the rest of the terraced lawn areas.
Midlem is a little village clustered around a village green that is in easy reach of the towns of Selkirk and Melrose and is the starting point for lovely walks straight off out into the surrounding countryside.
Selkirk (5 miles) is the place to head for shopping and it also has a golf course and swimming pool. Bisley at Braidwood, just down the road from the house, offers clay pigeon shooting and has a virtual reality shooting simulator to perfect your aim on or, if you prefer, try out an old-fashioned wild west shoot out!
There are lots of interesting little independent shops in Melrose (7 miles), as well as a deli, butcher, greengrocer and a range of pubs and eateries. The town is well known for the Melrose Sevens rugby tournament that is held annually and draws in teams and spectators from all around the world.
Melrose is home to Melrose Abbey, one of four famous 12th century ruined Abbeys in the region, with the others sited at Dryburgh, Kelso and Jedburgh. There are both walking and cycling routes that take in all four and offer the chance to explore these pretty towns at the same time.
A host of attractions are in easy reach nearby with everything from riding, walking, mountain biking and fishing to visiting some of the local historic castles and stately homes.
It is just over an hour's drive to Edinburgh, or 50 minutes by train from Galashiels (8 miles), if you fancy a trip to the bustling capital with its array of shops, museums, theatres and galleries. History enthusiasts will want to make sure they don’t miss seeing commanding Edinburgh Castle and the Queen's official Scottish residence at Holyrood Palace.
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
Kitchen/dining room with wood-burning stove, dishwasher, fridge, electric cooker, microwave, etc
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin
Utility room with washing machine and fridge/freezer
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin.
- 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 by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric central heating and wood-burning stoves (starter pack INCLUDED). Superfast WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 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 5|
|07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022||£575.00|
|28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022||£650.00|
|04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022||£575.00|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||£650.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£695.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£575.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£495.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£575.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£450.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£650.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£650.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||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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We had a lovely holiday, it was a good base for travelling around. Nice to get back to reality.
Cottage was extremedy clean and had everthing we needed. The garden was amazing and our 2 Springer Spaniels loved explor...Read More
We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. There were some extra thoughtful touches and the quality of the accommodation was v...Read More
Just lovely. Warm and homely, more like a home than a holiday cottage. I was there in the Autumn and didn’t use the cons...Read More
As previously stated everything we needed was available. Very clean and comfortable.