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Speycaster Cottage, Newstead, Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland.

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
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This beautifully located cottage is surprisingly spacious, and sleep up to 4 people very comfortably With a lovely big kitchen/dinner enjoying a relaxed atmosphere. The sitting room is perfect with a flat screen tv with freeview and dvd player. Perfect for families, couples and fishermen. The kitchen leads out onto a patio which is a haven for eating and relaxing on summer days and nights. The Bedrooms are spacious, it can be set up to 2 rooms with 2 twin rooms- sleeping 4 or 2 rooms 1with a double bed and 1 with the 2 single beds sleeping 4. This is a home away from home in the heart of the Scottish Borders. This street has very little traffic as it is only for residents and is not a through road so quite quiet. We are less than a mile from the famous Melrose Abbey and walking in fr...This beautifully located cottage is surprisingly spacious, and sleep up to 4 people very comfortably With a lovely big kitchen/dinner enjoying a relaxed atmosphere. The sitting room is perfect with a flat screen tv with freeview and dvd player. Perfect for families, couples and fishermen. The kitchen leads out onto a patio which is a haven for eating and relaxing on summer days and nights. The Bedrooms are spacious, it can be set up to 2 rooms with 2 twin rooms- sleeping 4 or 2 rooms 1with a double bed and 1 with the 2 single beds sleeping 4. This is a home away from home in the heart of the Scottish Borders. This street has very little traffic as it is only for residents and is not a through road so quite quiet. We are less than a mile from the famous Melrose Abbey and walking in from Newstead on the former Masons route makes it even more special. We are 2 minutes from the river Tweed where fishing is our passion and we cater for the fishers in all ways. I am a full time ghillie come casting instructor, offering a service second to none, from a days trout fishing to a full salmon fishing package.. Newstead has its own charm although it is only a short walk from Melrose, It is overlooked by the Eildon hills, the River Tweed runs alongside the village and it is surrounded by green fields. We are happy to help with anything including fishing as we run Tweedswood fisheries a premium salmon beat 4 minutes from the Cottage . Please just ask for any info on anything before hand as we live in this area and have built up a very good network. Looking forward to hearing from you Kevin and Sheena More
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Sheena P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2009
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Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

House very clean! awesome location for walking to the tweed and Eildon’s 😎 Melrose is a beautiful and clean little town

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Lewi W
Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

Great quiet location for exploring the borders. Fabulous cottage with everything that you could wish for. Great hosts - nothing too much trouble.

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank elzsctt
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: August 2018
sheenahere, VR Owner at Speycaster Cottage, Newstead, Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland., responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Lovely well equipped cottage in a great location. Brilliantly situated to explore the Scottish Borders. Melrose is about a mile away with lots to see and do. Also did a couple of days in Edinburgh visiting the castle and Tattoo. Coffee, tea and milk waiting...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank 190SueB
sheenahere, VR Owner at Speycaster Cottage, Newstead, Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland., responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

So pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you very much for the lovely review

Reviewed August 24, 2017

The main picture belies how nice the house is. Lovely cul de sac. House was clean,, spacious and comfortable...although floors were a tad squeaky... Nice little back patio too. Perfect location as base for walks, road bike rides, and tourist locations... drove to Edinburgh and...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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sheenahere, VR Owner at Speycaster Cottage, Newstead, Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland., responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

Thank you, I agree the house is very deceptive, especially how roomy the kitchen area is. I think it a great location too but I live in Newstead too

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Iron
Hairdryer
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Terrace
Toaster
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About the neighbourhood
Melrose has an excellent 9 hole golf course on the shoulder of the Eildon Hills, There are Tennis courts in the park at Melrose just a walk away. This is the heart of rugby country with the famous Greenyards in Melrose, home of the Rugby 7's. For less active days there are a wealth of stately homes, ruined Abbeys and Historic Castles to visit, the nearest being Sir Walter Scott's home Abbotsford, as well as some lovely gardens nearby like Monteviot, Mellerstain and Mertoun. Melrose Abbey is just a short walk from the cottage, try following the river where you can walk along the thick stone wall built by the Monks to protect their crops. Visit Floors Castle, Traquair house, Neidpath Castle, Historic sites like Trimontium here in Newstead.
Getting around
In Melrose alone we have Burts Hotel, The Townhouse, the Kings Arms, a wonderful Italian, Monte Cassino, but my favorite, over in Gattonside a walk over the chain bridge is the fantastic Hoebridge restaurant. Everything you need is in Melrose, with some lovely craft shops. A train ride away there is Edinburgh visit the Edinburgh Festival, the castle, the shops, princes street gardens and the atmosphere. In sharp contrast to Edinburgh the peaceful River Tweed walks by the river and of course Fishing. Salmon and trout fishing available at tweedswood fishing with Kevin Patterson Ghillie casting instructor, Kevin is a fully qualified instructor in the art of fly casting GAIA, AAPGAI,level 2 angling coach with 24 years’ experience.
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