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Gardener's Cottage

Near Melrose, Scottish Borders

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
Licence No: SB-00568-F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi

Those looking for a break away from it all will find the peace and tranquillity they are searching for at Gardener’s Cottage, set in its own charming gardens on the rural Elliston Estate near Melrose (5.5 miles) in the beautiful Scottish Borders.

Its inviting sitting room is the perfect place to disconnect from technology and enjoy spending time together, although there is WiFi for those that can’t quite resist a quick peep at their emails or social media. The dining room is very spacious and bright and the cottage has a convenient layout with the neat and well-equipped kitchen lying just off it. Meals are made into more of an occasion as everyone can gather round the table swapping stories and sharing memories.

In the handy downstairs bathroom there is the added benefit of both a walk-in shower and a bath to luxuriate in after busy days spent outdoors, with oil central heating that keeps everything nice and cosy. Both of the double bedrooms upstairs have king-size beds to stretch out on (that can be converted to twin beds if preferred) and lovely views out over the attractive garden.

There is parking for up to 3 cars and, if a good run around is needed to burn off some energy after a long car journey, children and pets can let loose in the garden. They are sure to love making the very most of the huge lawn and mature trees in the wonderful walled garden area that is great for hide and seek.

Beyond the garden, the estate itself is very pretty with an idyllic loch at its heart with swans gliding along serenely and sheep grazing lazily in the field. Additional guests can be accommodated by booking Gardener’s sister properties Byreman’s Cottage (sleeping 6) or Coachman's Cottage (sleeping up to 8) only a couple of minutes’ walk away.

Map & Local

Several different walking routes can be tackled with the choice of trying parts of St Cuthbert’s Way that goes from Melrose (5.5 miles) over to Holy Island off the Berwickshire coast, or the Southern Upland Way that stretches across the whole country, to name but two of the most popular.

Head into Melrose for a wander around this very picturesque town that has plenty of shops and also a fascinating history. The Trimontium Museum on the town square tells the story of the nearby Iron Age Roman settlement and houses an array of artefacts from the site, with weekly guided walks that run right out to it.

For adventures on two wheels, the quiet surrounding roads allow cyclists to explore the countryside easily. Mountain biking trails are dotted all around the area and the nearby trail that loops around the Eildon hills is a particular favourite. There is also the chance to visit the two excellent 7stanes mountain biking centres at Innerleithen (20 miles) and Glentress (26 miles).

Kelso (12.5 miles) has a whole host of attractions with a stunning 18th century castle set in gorgeous grounds, a race course with a programme of meets throughout the year, a picturesque 18-hole golf course to perfect the swing on and a range of interesting little shops, pubs and eateries.

Of course, being so close to Scotland’s amazing capital city it would be a real shame not to fit in a day trip up to do some shopping or see some of its many historic sights. Edinburgh Castle is sure to be at the top of the list, along with the huge Scott’s Monument (with 287 internal steps leading up it for stunning views of the city) and the chance to see the fine pieces on display at the Scottish National Gallery.

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
Kitchen with electric hob and oven, dishwasher, washing machine/tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave, etc
Dining room
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.


Double bedroom (super king-size can convert to twin beds)
Double bedroom (super king-size can convert to twin beds).

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single 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 (INCLUDED). Superfast WiFi is INCLUDED (speed approximately 140MB download and 40MB upload). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 2 medium, 2 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

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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 £850.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £895.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £695.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £595.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £695.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £495.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £850.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £850.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £495.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £595.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £695.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 POA
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 POA
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 POA
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 POA
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 POA
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30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 POA
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 POA
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 POA
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20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
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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Beautiful cottage and location. Dogs loved the large enclosed garden. Hope to return soon, would definitely recommend.

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We are so pleased that you and your dogs enjoyed the holiday and that have put it on your recommendation list.


Wonderful relaxing holiday. Great walking from the door Good value for money. Garden fully enclosed but having a GSD ...

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Many thanks for your review - we are glad to hear you enjoyed you holiday at Gardener's Cottage. We do advertise that th...

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Pretty, quiet cottage in lovely garden and countryside. The cottage was very comfortable. My minor suggestions would be ...

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