West Cottage at Bemersyde
Near Melrose, Scottish BordersGuest Rating
In the beautiful grounds of Bemersyde House in the Scottish Borders is West Cottage, a newly renovated retreat which faces north-west and will particularly appeal to keen fishers.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
The cottage is perfect for couples and families alike to explore the extensive grounds while being situated near the town of Melrose (6 miles). Offering comfortable accommodation throughout, it has a wood-burning stove at the heart of the sitting room with the added bonus of underfloor heating.
Immediately on entry guests are greeted by a beautifully bright sunroom which then leads into a separate dining area where intimate dining can be enjoyed. Lucky guests can enjoy an aperitif in the sunroom looking over the estate grounds whilst the nominated chef rustles up the evening meal in the modern, well-equipped kitchen.
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.
Guests are invited to roam the historic Bemersyde Estate and discover all of its far-reaching corners. There are many activities to be appreciated such as fishing in the rich waters of the River Tweed or making use of the sporting equipment and having a knock about on the Estate’s tennis court.
West Cottage can also be booked alongside Bemersyde House for additional guests who may appreciate their own space.
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.
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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.
(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
Double bedroom (king-size)
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
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 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).
From 01/12/2023 to 04/12/2023
From 05/01/2024 to 08/01/2024
From 15/12/2023 to 18/12/2023
From 12/01/2024 to 15/01/2024
From 29/03/2024 to 02/04/2024
From 19/04/2024 to 22/04/2024
From 08/12/2023 to 11/12/2023
From 04/10/2024 to 07/10/2024
From 25/10/2024 to 28/10/2024
From 18/10/2024 to 21/10/2024
From 11/10/2024 to 14/10/2024
From 20/12/2023 to 23/12/2023
From 27/12/2023 to 30/12/2023
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|28 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023||£550.00|
|18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||£695.00|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||£695.00|
|06 Jan 2024 - 02 Feb 2024||£595.00|
|03 Feb 2024 - 29 Mar 2024||£650.00|
|30 Mar 2024 - 19 Apr 2024||£695.00|
|20 Apr 2024 - 03 May 2024||£650.00|
|04 May 2024 - 24 May 2024||£695.00|
|25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024||£750.00|
|01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024||£695.00|
|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 - 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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