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Cottages Located In A Stunning South Facing Two Acre Private Garden Setting

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful totally secluded south facing cottage in 2 acres of gardens in Melrose

Less than 1 mile from Tweedbank station & The Borders Railway Stables cottage offers excellent connections by train to Edinburgh and is ideally placed in the town of Melrose with is wide range of attractions, restaurants and high quality shops.

Stables is a stone built detached cottage on a single level with private parking, patio, garden furniture, BBQ and sitting in stunning landscaped gardens. Stables has an open plan kitchen and dining area adjoining the lounge with seating for 4. It has a wide range of modern kitchen appliances including with fridge, hob, oven washing machine and dryer. The lounge features high quality leather sofas, solid oak flooring and a large modern digital TV and Blueray player. Free high speed WiFi is available throughout the cottage.

The lounge also has a good quality large sofa bed which is a available for the third person or any visitors. There is a small wash-room and wc just off the lounge. The master bed-room has a king sized bed and an en-suite bathroom with WC and shower. The cottage is fully centrally heated and double glazed. It enjoys a Visit Scotland 4 Star grading & is decorated, equipped & furnished to a very high standard. The cottage is south facing & is a real sun-trap. It has private parking beside the cottage for up to 3 cars.

More Details

Claire Macdonald
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

About Claire Macdonald

I have owned a operated Harleyburn cottages (Stables and The Saddlery) since 2000. We aim to provide a very high standard of self-catering accommodation for our guests to enjoy this beautiful and very special part of Scotland.

Claire Macdonald purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Claire Macdonald chose Melrose

Stables cottage is a stunning property sitting in two acres of idyllic landscaped gardens. It is a traditional stone built cottage dating from 1860 which has been modernised an equipped to a very high standard.

The cottage is only a short distance from the centre of the lovely town of Melrose with its wide range of high quality, shops, restaurants and bistros.

The cottage offers the best of both worlds enjoying a very private south-facing location looking over our gardens to the Eildon Hills but is within very easy reach of a wide range of local tourist attractions and services.

Tweedbank station and The Borders railway is less that 1 mile away and provides direct and frequent train access to central Edinburgh with all its attractions.

What makes this cottage unique

A setting that is second to none. Close to Melrose which can easily be reached on foot but totally private and secluded. Beautifully equipped and furnished to provide guests with a luxurious self-catering experience.


Melrose Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Modern well appointed bathroom with large double shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with high quality matress bedding & en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , High quality folkd down sofa bed in the cottage lounge
  • Bedroom has a high quality king-sized bed and good quality bed-room furniture throughout. Centrally heated with south-facing views over the gardens to the Eildon hills.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Cottages Located In A Stunning South Facing Two Acre Private Garden Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Very Comfortable and Clean

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in The Stables and found it very comfortable and cosy. It also had a pretty outside area to sit too. Claire and Donald were very friendly hosts. Melrose is a beautiful town and lots to do there and in the surrounding area. You probably need a car.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stables Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage in nice surroundings. Has everything you need, is clean, modern and lovely and warm.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely hosts, accomodations, and garden after walking along Hadrian's Wall

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted by our stay. Our hosts were warm and welcoming. The garden was stunning and an extra treat. The property is well-maintained and beautiful. We enjoyed the comfort after hiking for five hours. The location and parking are easy. This is a great option and a very good value.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Kings Arms, Melrose
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Monte Cassino (Italian)
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: recommended

The area has many attractions such as beautiful walks, splendid scenery, country houses, historic abbeys and a wide range of good restaurants in the beautiful town of Melrose. Golf, tennis, mountain biking, and stunning walks are all on the door step. The cottage is only a short walk from Melrose and enjoys a beautiful south facing rural outlook towards the Eildon Hills. The cottage sits in two acres of landscaped gardens and has been modernised and equipped to a very high standard to offers guests every modern comfort in this beautiful part of Southern Scotland.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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