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Coachman's Cottage

Near Melrose, Scottish Borders

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Sleeps: 4/8 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 4
Licence No: SB-00567-F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Set on the picturesque Elliston Estate near St Boswells in the Scottish Borders, Coachman’s Cottage is a traditional house that has been given a fine new lease of life as an inviting rural holiday home.

What was once the estate’s 19th century coach house has been transformed into a warm retreat that is perfectly positioned for re-connecting with nature and drinking in the peaceful rural surroundings. It is a prime example of how an old building can be thoughtfully and imaginatively repurposed.

In the spacious, elegant sitting room with its lovely high ceilings a roaring fire crackles away in the fireplace, merely hinting at all of the cosy evenings to come. The lovely library wall encourages guests to disconnect from their devices and take time out to delve into a good book.

The dining kitchen allows the chat to keep flowing whilst the nominated cook whips up some hearty fare and it is supplemented by a wee utility room housing the laundry facilities. The handy downstairs double bedroom with accompanying en suite bathroom is ideal for those with mobility issues and the other bedroom is laid out upstairs alongside a shower room.

Larger parties of guests can have access to The Byre adjoining the house that is very well equipped with its own sitting room and dining room, as well as two further en suite bedrooms. Also set around the pretty courtyard is sister property Byreman’s Cottage and, only a couple of minutes’ walk away, Gardener’s Cottage. When it is time to get the wellies out, there is seemingly endless countryside to explore both within the estate and beyond.

Please note: The cottage has an EPC rating of E and The Byre has an EPC rating of D.

Map & Local

In St Boswells (2.5 miles) there is a great 9 hole golf course that welcomes visitors and has buggy and trolley hire available. There are also a couple of restaurants to try, as well as a lovely bookshop/café, butcher and a small shop to stock up on supplies at.

Nearby Midlem (4.5 miles) offers the chance to have a go at clay pigeon shooting, air rifle shooting and even a clever virtual reality shooting simulator. Should fishing be on the cards there is the choice of fly fishing at Clerklands Loch or a day on the river fishing for salmon on some of the Middle Tweed beats where some sizeable catches have been recorded.

Melrose (5.5 miles) is the place to head to for nights out enjoying a meal at one of the excellent restaurants or a drink in one of the bars there. It is equally appealing during the day as its historic attractions of Melrose Abbey, which dates back to the 12th century, and the Trimontium Museum, which showcases the area’s Roman heritage, are well worth visiting.

The Scottish Borders has a rich history just begging to be discovered with four ancient Abbeys (Melrose being one of them) as well as fascinating stately homes, interesting ancient towers and impressive castles. Waymarked walking routes criss cross the landscape all around with sections of the Southern Upland Way and St Cuthbert’s Way to take on.

No holiday to the area would be complete without a day trip up to the beautiful capital Edinburgh. The train stations at Tweedbank (6.5 miles) and Galashiels (miles) make it easy to jump onboard and relax, arriving into the city centre in only around 50 minutes.

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.



Main House - Downstairs

Sitting room with open fire and TV/DVD
Kitchen/dining room with ceramic hob and electric oven, dishwasher, etc
Utility room with washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave, etc
Double bedroom (king-size can convert to twin beds)
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.

Main House - Upstairs

Double bedroom (king-size can convert to twin beds)
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.

The Byre - Downstairs

Sitting room with TV
Dining room
WC with wash basin.

The Byre - Upstairs

Double bedroom (king-size can convert to twin beds) with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size can convert to twin beds) with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin.

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) and open-fire (logs 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.

Please note: For Coachman's Cottage the the tariff for 4 persons is based on the Main House only being made available



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Changeover Day: Fri

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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: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4 Sleeps 8
19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024 £1,095.00 £1,095.00
23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 £795.00 £895.00
13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024 £695.00 £795.00
04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 £795.00 £895.00
25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £595.00 £695.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £995.00 £995.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £1,095.00 £1,095.00
06 Jan 2025 - 30 Jan 2025 £595.00 £695.00
31 Jan 2025 - 03 Apr 2025 £695.00 £795.00
04 Apr 2025 - 24 Apr 2025 £795.00 £895.00
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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.

Please note: For Coachman's Cottage the the tariff for 4 persons is based on the Main House only being made available


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