HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Holidaymakers searching for holiday cottages in Melrose also enquired about holiday homes in Aberfeldy, Loch Tay and Glen Lyon, cottages in Stirling & Falkirk area and holiday homes in Pitlochry and Highland Perthshire

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.

Additional service fee may apply.
  View Map Map
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Cottage #8105477
8
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 3
Multiple rentals Cottage #8105477
2
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1569642
5
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6867265
4
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8077653
5
  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 13
Villa #812092
2
Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1686815
1
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6960552
Exceptional! 5/5
(22 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1625915
22
Viewed 108 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(29 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #1155096
29
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8173401
13
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cabin #6523230
17
Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #8089224
4
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 12 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 30
Chateau / Country House #422642
8
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8107541
5
Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #1869335
8
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
View details for price
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1686817
1
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1851555
6
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8158703
5
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #437937
18
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(23 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 14
House #8048250
23
Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1417276
2
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(20 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Chateau / Country House #462954
20
Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1752270
1
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #6508141
1
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #6562047
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1966399
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1417239
1
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 6 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Barn #1417280
1
Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1686797
1
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1686839
2
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #6509456
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
House #6514330
6
Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1417259
1
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #1417251
1
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 10
Chateau / Country House #8127982
3
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #1471696
1
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6875807
1
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #6555671
2
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6562057
1
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #1969053
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #1686803
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1686794
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1686795
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1686805
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1922172
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6781641
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #1417263
1
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #1922179
1
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #1686825
1
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 - 50 of 191

Melrose Holiday Cottages & Homes (191)

 

Recent Reviews

Excellent

5 of 5
Second stay at cosy curlew cottage and we will be back again!! Bill and Daniele so friendly and helpful with anything needed. The shepherds hut is an added bonus and lovely and relaxing in front of the log burner. Wonderful walks from the doorstep and so peaceful. A very well equipped cottage and immaculate in presentation. Thanks for all the added extras and and the delicious cakes, Bill!!
  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Fantastic

5 of 5
15 of us stayed 3 nights for my 40th. House has everything you need, spacious and well equipped. We will definitely be back. The Hoebridge is close and a superb restaurant, we also got a Sainsbury delivery on the first day and a Chinese delivered which was ideal.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Fantastic, cosy cottage in beautiful rural location.

5 of 5
Had a lovely short break in this beautiful cottage. The house had everything for a relaxing time and the welcome pack was amazing. Great walks from the front door of the house and everything you need just down the road in Kelso. Wouldn't hesitate to come back.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017