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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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    Multiple rentals Cottage #8105477
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      Multiple rentals Cottage #8105477
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              Apartment #8077653
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                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                House #8173635
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  Apartment #1127022
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                    • 1 BR
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                    Apartment #1160808
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                      Excellent! 4.4/5
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                      Apartment #1039123
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                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        • 4 BR
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                        House #1134654
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                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                          Apartment #8125748
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                            Apartment #1686815
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                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 4 BA
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                              House #1894878
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                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                • 1 BR
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                                Apartment #1179681
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                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                  Apartment #90516
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                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                    • 2 BR
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                                    Castle #1949670
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                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      • 6 BR
                                      • 8 BA
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                                      Chateau / Country House #1687303
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                                        Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                        Apartment #804181
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                                          • 1 BR
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                                          Apartment #412029
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                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                            • 2 BA
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                                            Apartment #427451
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                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              • 2 BR
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                                              Apartment #460743vb
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                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                Apartment #8053008
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                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                  Apartment #838261
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                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                    Apartment #432221vb
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                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                      Apartment #6556423
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                                                          Apartment #755374vb
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                            Apartment #1750147
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                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                              Cottage #1779587
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                Apartment #1609315
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                                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                  Apartment #471689
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                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                    Townhome #4019547
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                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Apartment #1888851
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                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1175680
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                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                          Apartment #1922251
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                                                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                            Apartment #1870651
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                                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                                              Apartment #1092752
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                                Apartment #1782069
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                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  Apartment #503249vb
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                                                                                    Apartment #298995vb
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                                                                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                                      Apartment #8138159
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                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                                        • 5 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                                        House #643432vb
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                                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                                          Apartment #8173401
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                                                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                            (53 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                                            Apartment #865301
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                                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (21 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                                              Apartment #8169677
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                                                                                                Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #412038
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                                                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (38 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #1175680
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                                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 7 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 19
                                                                                                    Farmhouse #1950747
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                                                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (28 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                      Cottage #1155096
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Amazing apartment in a fantastic location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Alexandra has thought of everything to ensure guests enjoy their stay. Very comfortable bed, big spacious room. Great shower with fluffy towels and luxury shower gel/soap. Living room is so cozy and great to relax in and the kitchen has everything that you would need if you want to stay in and cook. The location is a couple of minutes walk from York Place tram stop (which is the last stop), very easy to get around either using the tram or to walk to Princess Street & Royal Mile being bit further. Such a great atmosphere around the streets near to the apartment but the apartment street itself is very quiet and safe. Cant wait to return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Friendly, peaceful, warm flat.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Another happy visit, staying in this little flat. Quiet, peaceful, homely, convenient: it ticks all the boxes for us as somewhere to stay while we visit family in New Town.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Perfect

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely flat in a prime location for anywhere you want to go. Princes Street only a 15 minute bus ride away with a choice of lots of buses. Flat was very comfortable with almost everything you needed for the stay. Only thing I missed was a dishwasher but luckily I did bring two from home my husband and my brother in law!! Parking was easy with private parking at the back of the flats however we didn't use this as we managed to park at the front with no problem. The flat was warm and cosy in fact we turned the heating off most of the time as it was too warm. Overall we couldn't have wished for a nicer place.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016