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Newly Renovated Period Cottage - Walking Distance to Melrose, Free Wi-Fi!

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
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Heron Cottage is a delightful detached cottage dating back to the early 1800's, situated in the attractive village of Newstead providing the perfect Scottish Borders self catering accommodation. The historic town of Melrose is just a short walk away where there are a wide variety of amenities and attractions, including varied range of specialist shops as well as quality restaurants, bars, and sporting activities, including the famous Melrose Rugby Sevens. Heron Cottage is a beautiful detached period cottage that has recently undergone a complete renovation inside to offer stylish, contemporary self catering accommodation. Although the exterior of the cottage is traditional in appearance, it is in complete contrast to the modern accommodation that lies within. Immaculately presented throug...Heron Cottage is a delightful detached cottage dating back to the early 1800's, situated in the attractive village of Newstead providing the perfect Scottish Borders self catering accommodation. The historic town of Melrose is just a short walk away where there are a wide variety of amenities and attractions, including varied range of specialist shops as well as quality restaurants, bars, and sporting activities, including the famous Melrose Rugby Sevens. Heron Cottage is a beautiful detached period cottage that has recently undergone a complete renovation inside to offer stylish, contemporary self catering accommodation. Although the exterior of the cottage is traditional in appearance, it is in complete contrast to the modern accommodation that lies within. Immaculately presented throughout, Heron Cottage oozes good taste and boasts a beautiful sleek high gloss kitchen (including newly added filter coffee machine) and the luxurious contemporary bathroom even has 'his and hers' wash basins! A fabulous wood burning stove in the lounge ensures a warm welcome awaits guests whatever the season. The lounge is fully equipped with a widescreen LCD TV with Freeview, DVD player and hi-fi quality iPod speakers. Due to its history and age the property is naturally quirky which adds to its charm with some limited height space on the first floor. Heron Cottage is situated in the heart of Scottish Border country, an ideal base to explore the many nearby abbeys, castles and stately homes including the historic Melrose Abbey. Most countryside pursuits are available here or close by, including walking, cycling, mountain biking, fishing, golf, pony trekking, tennis, canoeing, shooting, exploring and much more. If you want to visit Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh is less than an hours drive away or why not take the newly opened train line from Tweedbank station (5 minute drive from Heron Cottage, with free parking!) - this fabulous service delivers you right into the heart of the city in around 45 minutes. Perfect for a day of quality shopping, sight seeing and sampling the varied cuisine on offer. Whether you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing break or a more energetic outdoors holiday, Heron Cottage is located at the centre of the idyllic rural setting of the Scottish Borders that has got everything covered. More
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Keith & Nicole S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:94%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2010
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Reviewed January 6, 2020

This is a charming cottage renovated to a very high modern standard in an exceptionally peaceful and relaxing location. There are many interesting places to visit nearby, and Melrose offers a vert good range of shops/cafes etc. There are great walks from the cottage, such...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank Flyer17488202447
Reviewed July 17, 2019

Well placed with a number of excellent country walks from the front door. Lots of places to visit nearby including Abbotsford, Melrose Abbey and Dryburgh Abbey. Cottage is comfortable and has everything you need. A short walk (or shorter drive) takes you right into Melrose...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019

I can only give 2 stars for this property as the description was not very accurate. One star was for cleanliness, one of the cleanest I have seen & one for the fact it was well equipped. The down sides - I booked this cottage...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Carol W
Seaside558729, VR Owner at Newly Renovated Period Cottage - Walking Distance to Melrose, Free Wi-Fi!, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2019

Hi Carol, It is very rare that we feel it necessary to respond to a guest review, but we must take issue with some of the comments made in your feedback. We work extremely hard to ensure all of our guests have an enjoyable stay...More

Reviewed June 4, 2019

Great base to explore the boarders, the cottage is cute,cozy and spotless clean with everything you’d need in the kitchen but would never think to pack for a holiday. Tiny windows and low ceiling hight upstairs gives this cottage it’s authentic charm I would love...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: April 2019
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Heron Cottage is located in Newstead, just a short walk from the historic town of Melrose, nestling on the banks of the River Tweed, in the shadow of the imposing peaks of the Eildon Hills. Melrose is one of Scotland’s most ancient towns, set in a valley which once attracted the Romans, who established the large fort of Trimontium. Melrose has a rich and varied history, with a variety of architectural attractions, museums and exhibitions. The magnificent Melrose Abbey is the principal attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world, the Heart of Robert the Bruce is said to be buried in the grounds of the Abbey and Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford House is also nearby. Melrose has a host of other sporting facilities including, tennis, bowling, cricket and golf, with mountain biking and fi...
Getting around
A car is recommended but guests have previously arrived on foot or on bikes that they have stored around the back of the cottage. There is also a bus stop right outside the cottage!
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