The Old Melrose Estate is little changed over the last 120 years during which time it has been owned by the same family. The Estate consists of farmland, woodland and grass pastures and is situated within a huge meander of the River Tweed which cuts it off from the outside world. It is no wonder that the monks built a monastery here 1,400 years ago.
Steeped in history, the Estate offers miles of woodland paths and riverside trails to explore along with tracks for children to cycle along. Feed the Estate’s chickens or pigs or walk down to the Estate Furniture Studio and Tearoom to browse the antiques and stop off for a light lunch or afternoon tea and cakes. Fishing lessons can be arranged on the river or for those more experienced why not book a day’s fishing just a short walk from the door. Guests can enjoy a picnic by the river or, for a more special experience, rent the Estate’s amazing tepee for a BBQ one evening.
The secluded and peaceful Estate is set in the centre of the Scottish Borders making it highly accessible for all the main attractions which include many stately homes, castles and Abbeys along with mountain biking, fishing, clay pigeon shooting and many other outdoor activities. The whole of the Borders is a paradise for walkers. For those seeking more culture Edinburgh is under an hour away by train and the wonderful Northumberland coast and beaches are also within striking distance for day trips.