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Merlindale 5* self-contained, two bed/two bath apt. by River Tweed.

Bedrooms 2
Space 200 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bed/2 bath, lounge with log burning stove, 40 minutes to Edinburgh-grnd flr

Merlindale Holiday Apartment is part of a Victorian Country House set in 16 acres of beautiful parkland by the River Tweed. It has its own entrance and parking space and is very quiet and peaceful in the middle of stunning countryside. It has just been upgraded and refurbished to a very high standard and has been awarded a 5 star classification grade from the Scottish Tourist Board. It sleeps 4 very comfortably and consists of, one double bedroom with king size bed, one twin room, large lounge with log burning stove and dining area, well equipped kitchen with dining area and separate utility room and two bathrooms. The hall is large and has a table tennis table available for use of guests. All linen is provided together with central heating, hot water, logs and toiletries (Molton Brown) and a welcome pack of food containing freshly baked bread, butter, tea, coffee, milk, jams, cereals, free range eggs and Border biscuits.

Reviews.: We have been open since the 2007 season but the guests we have had have ranged from couples to families. The quality of the accommodation has been praised, the location which is just beautiful has been admired, the grounds and privacy have also been acclaimed.

2007 Reviews: ‘ A lovely apartment and great short break.’ Ross, Toni and Katie. Falkirk.

‘ A wonderful apartment and hosts.’ Graham and Robin..Chelsea, London.

‘Fab. break, children loved the grounds.’ Susan, Robert, Daniel and Oliver. South Lanarkshire.

‘ Had a wonderful short break- some excellent walks from the front door. Apartment really relaxing.’ Jane and Steve. Lewisham, London.

‘ Lovely house, beautiful gardens and very tranquil stay. The McIntyres. Lancaster.

‘ Much enjoyed staying in this spacious apartment and found there was so much to do we must come again.’ Bess and Pat, Anne and John. Alderley Edge, Cheshire.

‘ We had a most enjoyable stay. Thank you.’ Ian and Janet. Perth,Australia. Jane and John.


‘Lovely and tranquil apartment.’ Eve and Dougie. Fife.

‘ A wonderful place. We get married today and so Merlindale will always have a place in our memories.’ Suzy and Jeffrey. London.

2007 Reviews: ‘ Splendid three day break in a lovely location. Extremely comfortable. Many thanks. Barbara and Bob. Munich, Germany.

‘ This is a “gem” in the Borders. Your little touches of tea, real coffee, slippers and wonderful eggs are wonderful. Very tranquil. A well stocked kitchen. Even in the rain and cold this is an idyllic spot. Thank you.’ Carol and Bruce, Ellen and Robert. Salmon Arm B.C. Canada.

‘ We had a great week, lots to do. Appreciated the many small luxuries here! Many thanks!

Jean and Paul, Lenny and Dougie. Dunscore, Dumfries and Galloway.

More Details

Denise Lintott
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017


Peebles Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There is a bathroom with separate shower, bath, wash basin and toilet and a shower room with shower, toilet and wash basin.Both rooms have been completed recently to a high standard.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , cot available
  • There are 2 bedrooms, one double with a king-size bed and a twin room with 2 single beds. Bedlinen and towels are provided. There are wardrobes and bedside cabinets in each room together with a chair. A hairdryer is also provided. A cot is available.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Wifi. Telephone in emergency. 5 star grading given by Scottish Tourist Board. Apartment is on the ground floor..


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Merlindale 5* self-contained, two bed/two bath apt. by River Tweed.
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Excellent short break away from it all!

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, lovely little extras and generally pleasant stay in a lovely part of the world. Wish we had taken our road bikes as the roads were perfect for cycling.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic apartment and location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is really quite special . Very peaceful location. It was spotlessly clean and lots of nice little extra touches. We were very warmly welcomed by Denise and the hospitality tray was greatly appreciated. My grandson loved the football table and table tennis . The apartment was warm and cosy and the log burner was great too. Kitchen is very well equipped . The beds were very comfortable and the bedding is of excellent quality. I would strongly recommend this fantastic apartment to anyone looking for somewhere special for a break.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that our visitors enjoyed their stay.
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Beautiful stay

  • 5 of 5

A well maintained property away from the busy hustle by river Tweed. Beautifully maimed property. Ideal for people who are looking for a calm and quiet break. Thanks to the owner and their hospitality who made us comfortable throughout the stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I think the visitor meant maintained not maimed. We are so pleased that our visitors enjoyed their break. It is close to Edinburgh but still quiet and peaceful for returning to sleep.
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Wow!,what an amazing property

  • 5 of 5

This property is definitely a hidden gem. We had a fantastic time with our 2 children. The apartment is huge and very well maintained. It is a home away from home. Denise and Jim certainly went above and beyond to ensure that we had provisions from the moment we arrived. The bread, coffee, tea, milk, cereals, jam etc were very welcomed by us all. The apartment is a perfect base to explore Scotland and the surrounding area is stunningly beautiful. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that our guests had such a good time. We are situated in such a beautiful part of the U.K. And there is so much to see and do. We refurbished the apartment in the way we thought we would like it if we were coming to stay. Thank you for your comments.
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Nice Stay

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is very nice and comfortable in a beautiful location. We have a 7 year old son and Merlindale is definitely suitable for children. A very peaceful area but lots of things to do nearby. We can recommend Dawyck Gardens & Traquair House.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful accommodations and lovely host

  • 5 of 5

Merlindale was a wonderfully appointed apartment in a great location to explore the Scottish Border area. Close to Edinburgh, Roslyn Castle, Glasgow, and the smaller quaint towns of Peebles, Jedburgh, and Hawick. The apartment has all the modern amenities and is well decorated in a lovely location. Denise has provided lots of information for visitors and, as others have commented, the welcome pack and firewood are truly a wonderful plus! She even waited up for our very late arrival. Our family had a great time and would highly recommend Merlindale.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so pleased that the family enjoyed themselves.
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Rates & Availability

Peebles Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
Mar 25 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 30 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid season
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low season
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Deposit is required to secure days booked. Minimum deposit £120. Balance payable on arrival.
All rentals include hot water, heating, logs, toiletries, welcome food package, bedlinen, towels, kitchen towels
and cloths, dishwasher tablets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
29 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Moffat M74
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: necessary

Merlindale Holiday Apartment is situated in the scenic countryside of the Borders by the banks of the River Tweed. The apartment is part of a traditional Victorian country house in sixteen acres of grounds,it is self-contained with a separate entrance and plenty of parking space. It is ideal for a romantic hideaway for a couple yet can take 4 guests comfortably if required. The surrounding area is quiet and peaceful yet only 40 minutes from Edinburgh by car, giving access to all the capital can offer. The nearest village is 2 miles away and Peebles is about 9 miles, it takes approximately 30 minutes from the M74 at Moffat. There are many attractions in the area to suit all tastes; country houses, gardens, castles, lochs and mountain bike trails. Walking, fishing, cycling can all be done from the door of the apartment. Stobo Castle Health Spa is 3 miles away which operates non-residential beauty days.

Other Activities: Sight- seeing - castles, historic houses, gardens, lochs.

Golf: There are many golf courses close by and the Borders do a special offer which allows you to play at a different course each day. We are also within easy reach of St Andrews for a special day out.

Cycling- we are within easy reach of Glentress for the cycling trails of the Borders.


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