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Find a great holiday cottage rental in Melrose

The picturesque village of Melrose is located in Scottish Borders near the peaks of Eildon Hills. These three peaks are perhaps the defining land in the Scottish Borders. This gorgeous part of the United Kingdom has got a lot of interesting holiday accommodations. Melrose is home to an ancient monastery, and the heart of the famous Robert the Bruce is believed to be buried here. Finding a perfect cottage in Melrose can be done easily with HomeAway.

Cottages in Melrose may have that old-time flair, but are fully equipped with all the modern amenities one has come to expect. Large and impressive old homes that sleep up to 15 people are available. Modern kitchens, gorgeous gardens, and family friendly cottages in Melrose are available for rent year round. Villas in Melrose offer another option for holiday accommodations. Spacious rooms and space for special events are just a few of the perks.

Things to do

- The stunning Harmony Garden in Melrose is situated around a gorgeously maintained 19th century house. The gardens are spread out across two acres of land. The surrounding wall supplies an air of tranquillity. The numerous flowers, trees, vegetables, and fruits are a delight to see, and each spring the garden boasts an impressive display of spring bulbs.

-The ruins of Dryburgh Abbey are a sight to be seen. The Abbey was established in 1150 and fell victim to fire three times. Despite this, the ruins are remarkably well preserved. The chapter house has paintwork that dates back to the 12th century. The surrounding gardens are serene and peaceful. Notable Melrose resident Sir Walter Scott was buried here.

-The ruins of Melrose Abbey rank among the most famous in Scotland. The abbey was largely destroyed in 1385 by Richard II. The exterior of this grand ruin is punctuated by unusual sculptures of pigs playing the bagpipes, numerous hobgoblins, and cooks with ladles. The abbey is believed to be the final resting place of Robert the Bruce's heart.

- The Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre has an impressive number of relics found during numerous archaeological digs at the ancient Trimontium Fort site. The Trimontium Fort was established in Newstead, approximately one mile from the Melrose Museum. There are guided walks available each Thursday.

-Literature fans will want to pay a visit to Abbotsford, the ancestral home of legendary Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott. Abbotsford is located on the River Tweed, an area of breathtaking beauty that surely provided inspiration. Sir Walter Scott designed the home himself, so it offers visitors a unique glimpse into Scott's persona.

-The Milestone Garden and Leisure visitor centre is a terrific place to do some shopping. Scented candles, kitchen and homeware, glassware, ceramics, books, gardening tools, clothing, toys, and greeting cards are just a few of the offerings. The attached Route 68 restaurant serves light meals and homemade baked goods.

Weather in Melrose

Late spring and the entire summer offer travellers the most comfortable temperatures and a chance to enjoy the beautiful and serene natural surroundings. Summer highs are around 20°C. The fall months generally tend to be cold and wet, and temperatures stay near or close to 0 °C in the winter.

Travel to Melrose

The closest airports to Melrose are in Edinburgh and Newcastle. Trains, buses, and car services are available from there. Melrose is also reachable from the rail stations at Berwick-upon-Tweed and Carlisle. Buses to Melrose travel at varying times from Edinburgh, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Newcastle, and Carlisle. Once in Melrose, there are buses that run between small towns, and bicycle hire is also popular.

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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                Villa #812092
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  Cottage #8158703
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                    House #8048250
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                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      Apartment #1417259
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                                                                        Chateau / Country House #8127982
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                                                                            Apartment #8173401
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                                                                                      Apartment #1686839
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                                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                        Cottage #437937
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                                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                                    Apartment #6935394
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                                                                                                      House #1417282
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Cute country cottage !

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A warm, beautiful little cottage, tastefully decorated and furnished. It has everything you might need for a holiday, comfortable beds and a great shower! The booking process and access to the property was seamless. A great location to allow exploration of the beautiful Scottish Borders. Would definitely recommend it.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Comfortable and homely

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Well this was a lovely well thought out home from home. The kitchen is fantastic and has everything you need. The living room is very cosy and the library is just wonderful. The garden was lovely and big which our dogs loved running around in it. The next door neighbour was very helpful and kind. This is a lovely family holiday home. Home from home.. Can't wait to go back
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Great location, cosy hut, peace and quiet

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great time in Minto - the location is absolutely perfect for walking, with a couple of good walks directly from the hut. There is also a couple of pubs in the village of Denholm - about 20 mins walk away. The hut was warm and had everything we needed, and Rob and Harry the dog were very welcoming.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016