East Tweed at Old Melrose
Near Melrose, Scottish BordersGuest Rating
At East Tweed, along with its sister property West Tweed, guests can experience a delightful combination of modern comforts and countryside pursuits, within the Old Melrose Estate and only 5 minutes’ drive from charming Melrose.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Right at the heart of the inviting open plan living area is a wood-burning stove that keeps everything nice and cosy and provides the perfect place to toast weary toes after days out exploring. Glass doors show off the lovely woodland view and the majestic River Tweed that can be seen peeking through the trees.
It is quite an experience to stretch out on the king-size bed and wake up to the beautiful scene laid out beyond the sliding doors and in the colourful bathroom there is the handy choice of a large walk-in shower as well as the relaxing bath tub.
Time will certainly want to be spent out on the decked seating area where the sound of birds singing in the trees adds to the soothing atmosphere that pervades here, making it great for soaking up the morning sun or lingering over an evening drink.
A dedicated path leads right down to the banks of the River Tweed where pretty strolls lead along the banks and a variety of wildlife can be spotted. The tearoom then makes for a good stop off point for some restorative tea and cake afterwards.
With the wonderful Eildon hills on display throughout the estate one of the first of many walks to be had is to climb one, or even all three, of them. A circular route makes this possible and the amazing panoramic vistas from the summits certainly make the effort well worthwhile.
Across the river from the estate is ‘Scott’s View’ the famous viewpoint that Sir Walter Scott is said to have been hugely fond of and just along the road is an impressive statue that stands in tribute to William Wallace.
History buffs will love a visit to Smailholm Tower 10 minutes’ drive further on from Scott’s View, which was quite the stronghold in its day rising to 65 metres high with 2.5 metre thick stone walls to protect it. It is fascinating to wander around the outside or tickets are available for the exhibition inside that illustrates Sir Walter Scott’s life.
In Melrose (2.5 miles) all of the shops, pubs and eateries required can be found as well as striking Melrose Abbey, which is a somewhat unexpected sight amidst the hustle and bustle of the town. It is one of four abbeys in the Scottish Borders with a walking and cycling route that allows the others at Jedburgh, Kelso and Dryburgh to also be taken in.
It is under an hour’s drive over to the Berwickshire coast for a mosey on the sandy beach at Eyemouth (36 miles) followed by the traditional seaside treat of fish and chips. There are lots of other beautiful beaches dotted on this scenic coastline, many of which are remarkably clean and unspoilt.
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.
Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, TV, electric hob and oven, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, etc
Bathroom with bath and separate shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Cot (excluding linen)
Bed linen and towels INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (fuel INCLUDED). Unlimited WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium, 2 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 2|
|28 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023||£595.00|
|18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||£850.00|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||£895.00|
|06 Jan 2024 - 02 Feb 2024||£695.00|
|03 Feb 2024 - 29 Mar 2024||£750.00|
|30 Mar 2024 - 19 Apr 2024||£850.00|
|20 Apr 2024 - 03 May 2024||£750.00|
|04 May 2024 - 24 May 2024||£850.00|
|25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024||£925.00|
|01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024||£850.00|
|22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024||£925.00|
|20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024||£950.00|
|24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024||£850.00|
|14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024||£750.00|
|05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024||£850.00|
|26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024||£695.00|
|20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024||£950.00|
|28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||£950.00|
|06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026||POA|
|06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027||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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Excellent accommodation, finished to a very high spec..warm comfortable and everything you need. Beautiful views ! Well ...Read More
Excellent accommodation with beautiful views. Lodge provided an extremely well equipped and appointed base for a restfu...Read More
We have travelled to Scotland many times, but this time at East Tweed was one of our best holidays ever, it’s perfect !!
paradise God's own country.
Melrose Town also a treat lovely shops and people.
We found the cottage just as described on the web site. The level of cleanliness, furnishings and equipment was excellen...Read More