The Old Paper House
Newstead, Near Melrose
The Old Paper House is a charming, beautifully converted barn that sits in a wonderful large garden set in the quiet village of Newstead, just 1.5 miles from Melrose in the picturesque Scottish Borders.
|Sleeps: 2/8||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
At the front of the house, in the homely sitting room there is plenty of comfy seating, exposed stone feature walls and even a piano. Meals can be enjoyed together in either the lovely wooden beamed, double height dining room or the more informal dining area in the bright and airy kitchen.
Two attractive double bedrooms are set out downstairs, both of which have nice big windows that show off views of the garden. As well as a modern family bathroom with a bath and shower over there is also a wet room that is wheelchair accessible.
At the entrance to the house stable doors open up into a handy utility room that houses the laundry facilities and upstairs are two twin bedrooms, one of which is more suited to children as it has low beds and coombed ceilings.
A pretty patio seating area has been positioned right by the front door and ramps lead up to it from the parking area. The grassed garden is surprisingly sizeable and private with lots of mature trees and shrubs that kids will love running and playing amongst. Please note that the entrance to the grounds is narrow so it may not be suitable for larger vehicles.
Newstead (1.5 miles) sits by the meandering River Tweed and there are lots of scenic riverside walks to be had. Newstead is said to be the oldest continually inhabited village in Scotland and it has a rich history as it was the site of the Roman fort Trimontium. The Trimontium Museum in Melrose houses some of the artefacts that were found out at the site.
It takes about 20 minutes to walk into Melrose (1.5 miles), a charming town with a good range of shops, pubs and eateries. It is also home to the 12th century Melrose Abbey and the well-known Melrose Sevens, an annual rugby tournament that attracts both players and spectators from all over.
There is a great book shop/café and a deli with delicious treats in St Boswells (3.5 miles). A few miles out of St Boswells is Scott’s View, a beautiful viewpoint looking out towards the River Tweed and the Eildon hills that is said to be one of Sir Walter Scott’s favourites. On the way, it is worth stopping at the impressive William Wallace statue that stands imposingly surveying the surrounding countryside.
History enthusiasts will love Smailholm Tower (8 miles), a 15th century peel tower that sits on a stony outcrop with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. It is clear to see why the tower was positioned here as it is a key defensive point for seeing for miles around - ideal for spotting potential attackers! Inside there are interesting exhibits about Sir Walter Scott and the chance to climb up to the roof to fully appreciate the amazing vista.
Galashiels (6.5 miles) has plenty of shops and supermarkets and it is easy to catch the train from Tweedbank (4 miles) up to the bustling capital Edinburgh for a day trip.
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 TV and piano
Kitchen/dining room with electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave, etc
Utility room with sink and washing machine
Wet room with WC and wash basin
Bathroom with shower over, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (zip-link, can be converted to twin beds).
Twin bedroom (low beds).
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by gas central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay). Sorry, no pets. No smoking.
Please note: For The Old Paper House, the tariff for 2 persons is based on one bedroom and one bathroom only being made available.
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 2||Sleeps 8|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||£495.00||£695.00|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£595.00||£795.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£895.00||£895.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£595.00||£795.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£895.00||£895.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£1,195.00||£1,195.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£895.00||£895.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||£1,195.00||£1,195.00|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||£895.00||£895.00|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||£595.00||£795.00|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£895.00||£895.00|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£495.00||£695.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£1,195.00||£1,195.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||£1,195.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This is allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. 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.
For The Old Paper House, the tariff for 2 persons is based on one bedroom and one bathroom only being made available.