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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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.

London.

‘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

Owner
Denise Lintott
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 1, 2017

Amenities

Scottish Borders Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Wifi. Telephone in emergency. 5 star grading given by Scottish Tourist Board. Apartment is on the ground floor..

Reviews

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Merlindale 5* self-contained, two bed/two bath apt. by River Tweed.
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews
5

Lovely apartment home from home

  • 5 of 5

Great chill out place lovely log burner . Welcome pack was a nice surprise owners have paid great attention to detail everywhere.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that our visitors enjoyed themselves.
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5

A large, luxurious apartment within a beautiful house, in a glorious setting near the River Tweed.

  • 5 of 5

This 5* luxury apartment catered for all our needs. The Welcome tray exceeded expectations. Everything is spotlessly clean, and of high quality. The rooms are stylishly decorated, with beautiful bedding, towels, and curtains/blinds/shutters. Where else can you have a comfortable home-from-home, yet play table tennis in the hallway, and table football in the Utility? I lost both matches! Our hostess, Denise, was very welcoming, and we were fascinated by her written pieces about Arthurian / Merlin legend. Ideally located for Border touring, or Tweed fishing. Peebles provides supermarkets, fuel, and dining out. We recommend The Tontine in Peebles, especially the local lamb, which melted in the mouth. We used Park & Ride at Straiton for a day trip to Edinburgh (as suggested by Denise), and this was ideal for a walk up and down the Royal Mile, with peaceful elevenses and later lunch at The Festival Theatre. We had much too short a stay here, and will definitely return. One small point, which in no way spoilt things for us, but might if you planned to use the washing / drying facilities at Merlindale; the dryer is not electrical, but a maiden hanging from the ceiling in the Utility, so technically a dryer but not my understanding of it!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased our visitors enjoyed their break with us. We have recently replaced our washer dryer machine with a washing machine only. This is mainly because visitors did not realise you had to take out half your load when using the dryer and it made its protests and died! We do have an old fashioned but wonderfully effective ceiling dryer. However I should put this in the details! Thank you so much Lorna for such a detailed review. We now have a Merlin trail which is very interesting and very local.
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5

Lovely, spacious apartment with everything needed for a comfortable stay.

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious and beautifully furnished apartment set in a lovely garden next to the Tweed River. We had a lovely relaxing stay and it is a great base to explore the villages and places of interest in the surrounding valleys. The host was very welcoming and helpful which helped make our stay wonderful.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased our guests enjoyed themselves.
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4

Roomy, comfortable accomodation

  • 4 of 5

Very large, homey ground floor apartment that was well equipped with everything we could possibly need. Since it's located a few miles from grocery stores, Denise provided a welcome pack that was almost unbelievable! Enough for a couple of light meals plus snacks. Very quiet relaxing rural setting. Denise took the time to give us lots of suggestions for things to see, places to explore and good places to eat - she's so hospitable. Definitely enjoyed our stay, and loved the beautiful area around Merlindale. We highly recommend the Laurel Bank Tearoom in Broughton.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased our guests enjoyed themselves. We are situated in an area of outstanding beauty by the River Tweed and there are many attractions to see in the area as well as the scenery. It is difficult to pack them all in!
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5

Lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, spacious, everything you need is there. Enjoy the big kitchen and the evening fire. sit by the river and relax. Lovely countryside location with peaceful grounds. Ask Denise for direct sales or get good GPS, not Google.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. Nothing pleases us more than the fact that our guests have had a relaxing holiday. We have just had our 5 stars confirmed for another season by the Tourist Board.
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5

Great stay in the Tweed Valley

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was huge and extremely well equipped for our three night stay. We loved that Denise provided some basic foodstuffs which served us very nicely. We are on an extended vacation so the clothes washer and drying facilities were great. We also loved the Peebles area.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Broughton
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Rosyth
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Peebles
Nearest Train
29 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Moffat M74
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Broughton
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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.