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West Cottage at Bemersyde

Near Melrose, Scottish Borders

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West Cottage at Bemersyde House is an enchanting and luxurious retreat in the Scottish Borders, perfect for those passionate about fishing and outdoor adventures. Located just 6 miles from the charming town of Melrose, it provides an ideal blend of serene natural beauty and convenient access to local attractions. The cottage itself is a haven of comfort and elegance, boasting a warm and welcoming sunroom that bathes the space in natural light, leading to a cozy dining area ideal for intimate meals.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
Licence No: SLL000048
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

The heart of the cottage features a wood-burning stove, complemented by modern underfloor heating, ensuring a cozy atmosphere regardless of the weather. The kitchen is well-equipped for preparing delightful meals. Guests can relish an aperitif in the sunroom, enjoying breathtaking views of the estate grounds.

There are two cosy double bedrooms, including one with a king-size bed, offering picturesque woodland views and overlooking a well-tended garden. The cottage also caters thoughtfully to comfort and accessibility, with a spacious walk-in shower suitable for guests with limited mobility.

There are two cosy double bedrooms, one of which has a king-size bed, that both boast charming woodland views overlooking the garden. After a long day discovering the delights of the Scottish Borders guests can enjoy warming up in the large walk-in shower which is also ideal for any guests with limited mobility.

The historic Bemersyde Estate is a treasure trove of exploration, offering guests the freedom to wander and discover its expansive beauty. Whether it's engaging in the renowned fishing on the River Tweed or enjoying a friendly match on the estate's tennis court, there's no shortage of activities.

For larger groups or special occasions, the option to book West Cottage alongside Bemersyde House offers an even more expansive and luxurious experience, making it an ideal choice for both small family getaways and grander gatherings. This cottage is not just a place to stay; it's a destination in itself, promising a memorable and delightful escape into the heart of the Scottish countryside.

Map & Local

With 12,000 acres of sprawling Bemersyde country, guests can delight in the many walks, particularly along the river Tweed and surrounding woodland, that can be enjoyed from the doorstep of West Cottage.

The estate boasts a hidden gem known as Bemersyde Moss, a nature reserve and SSSI (site of special scientific interest). Wildlife enthusiasts, especially bird lovers, flock to this area to enjoy the sights and sounds of the wild inhabitants of this unique and protected expanse of wetland.

The historic and pretty town of Melrose (6 miles) attracts visitors from far and wide, with a delightful array of independent shops and bistros to choose from. The historic abbeys of the Borders are a particular attraction for visitors, particularly for the walkers of the St Cuthbert’s Way, and Melrose Abbey draws a particular appeal.

One of the most famous views of the Scottish Borders landscape, and one that was named after Sir Walter Scott, can be found a short walk away at Scott’s View. It is no wonder that Sir Walter Scott was known to love this viewpoint, especially as the famous trio of hills, the Eildons are perfectly encapsulated amongst the view. Keen walkers will enjoy the climb up the Eildons to appreciate the far-reaching and commanding vistas for miles around.

Scotland’s capital of Edinburgh is in easy reach (38 miles) and if you would rather not take the car into the vibrant city you can get there in just under an hour if you hop on the train from Tweedbank Station (8 miles).

There are many activities nearby within the Scottish Borders which can be enjoyed by all ages. With many golf courses in the area, one of which being in St Boswells (3.5 miles), you will find that many welcome visitors to experience their courses. If you are looking for a winter sport to try out, Kelso (8 miles) is home to the Border Ice Rink where activities such as ice skating or even curling can be tried out.

If you are happy to travel a little further, Eyemouth (35 miles) has a great little sandy beach along with some of the finest fish and chips. If you happen to pick a glorious sunny day, many flavours of ice cream can be sampled.

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.



Single Storey

(4 steps up)
Sitting room with TV and wood-burning stove
Kitchen with electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, filter coffee machine, microwave, etc
Dining room
Double bedroom (king-size)
Double bedroom
Shower room with WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)

Available Extras



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 oil central heating, underfloor heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 1 small). 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 4
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £750.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £795.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £695.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £650.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £695.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £595.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £750.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £750.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £595.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £650.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £695.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 £650.00
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 £650.00
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 £695.00
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 £595.00
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 £750.00
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 £750.00
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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West Cottage is lovely, warm and exceptionally clean and well furnished.
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Very enjoyable, loved the peace and quiet but could do with more comfortable seating in the lounge and a less dismal din...

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Immaculately clean cottage in an excellent location for dog walking. Living room furniture isn’t very comfy but the beds...

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Very clean cottage, well organised interior and in a good location. There are steps at the front, but also a level acce...

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