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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.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      Friendly people, lovely cottage in a scenic setting

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Myself and my partner enjoyed a very relaxing weekend stay, the location is a walkers delight and the scenery was outstanding. The cottage was well presented, clean and modern with everything you will need. Best of all is the shepherd's hut what a tranquil little place. Many thanks to Bill and Daniele who couldn't of been any more helpful, we will defiantly will return this year 😃 Jamie and faye
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      A Unique Space!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We recently had the pleasure of staying at The Study for 4 nights with our cockapoo. What a unique and interesting abode! Part of the old village schoolhouse it has been sympathetically converted and restored into one huge living space. The attention to detail with the furnishings and the array of antiques and curiosities made for a comfortable and interesting stay. After 4 days we were still noticing little objects carefully positioned to illicit comment! The multi-fuel burner kept us warm and cosy whist the large windows provided beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and amazing sunrises. The Study was ideally located for visiting nearby towns and villages such as Denholm, Hawick, Jedburgh and Melrose and the immediate area provided some walking in the Minto Hills. Although not golfers ourselves Minto golf course was a 2 minute walk from the front door. Rob was extremely helpful with suggestions and the best routes to take for our excursions as well as making sure that we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. We would definitely recommend The Study for anyone wanting to explore the Border area - with or without a four legged friend. Walkers and golfers would also enjoy this location as a base with the golf course on your step and nearby access to the Border Way. We are looking forward to our next visit.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017