The cottage sits in the peaceful conservation village of Gattonside, originally used as an orchard by the monks of Melrose Abbey. It features narrow winding paths from the main street which lead down to a charming suspension footbridge first erected in 1826 which crosses the Tweed river and links the village to the town of Melrose. Gattonside has two highly regarded restaurants - Seasons and The Hoebridge, both just a short walk away. You will find an excellent range of amenities in Melrose - a five minute drive or a 15 minute walk - including a super selection of quality food shops, some of the best independent shopping in the Borders, and a number of wonderful eating establishments.
Stylishly unique and extremely comfortable accommodation. The Cottage is immaculately presented and offers cosy, comfortable accommodation for up to 4 guests. The sitting room has been thoughtfully furnished with rich warm fabrics and lovely antique furnishings and artwork. The well-appointed country kitchen looks out onto a sunny private garden and patio where you can plan your day over your first morning cuppa and a freshly baked croissant.
The Cottage has a flat screen TV with Freeview and DVD, an iPod dock, as well as books, games, DVDs and CDs for relaxed nights in or wet-weather days. The two bedrooms (one double, one twin) are presented in a pretty country cottage style with comfortable mattresses to ease you into a blissful night’s sleep.
Sitting room with comfortable sofas and chairs, electric stove fire and French doors leading to the rear patio.
Dining kitchen - a fully-equipped kitchen with seating for four, double oven, hob, fridge, freezer, microwave and a selection of gourmet cook books. Please note there is no dishwasher.
Family bathroom with WC, basin, bath and overhead shower and towel warmer.
Bedroom one with king size bed, wardrobe, storage space,TV, docking station.
Bedroom two with twin beds and wardrobe space.
Small utility room - with WC, sink, washing machine and dryer.
Flat screen TV, DVD player, games, books, stereo, radio, docking station. Playstation console and games available on request. Wi-Fi is available throughout the cottage.
All bed linen and towels included.
Gas heating throughout and towel warmer.
Welcome pack of provisions.
There is a patio area with seating to the rear of property surrounded by a pretty garden. A gas fired barbecue is available. Bench seating to the front of the property, with a view to the Eildon Hills.
Parking outside the cottage for two cars.
Babies and children
Children welcome. A travel cot and high chair is available.
Please note that September Cottage is a semi-detached cottage within a village.
The Borders is a land of beautiful landscapes where wild upland hills give way to green and pleasant valleys on a journey to the sea. They offer outstanding facilities for cycling, hill walking, driving and bird watching. The Borders has been fought over since Roman times, was the cradle for the spread of Christianity in Scotland and the North of England, and home to the lawless Border Reivers who bequeathed the words blackmail and bereaved to the English language.
For walker whether you want a gentle stroll or something more demanding, the Borders is home to 1500 miles of dedicated walking routes and six national walks. Walkers will find themselves within half a mile of the Southern Upland Way, while St Cuthbert's Way starts in Melrose and heads for Lindisfarne. The Border Abbey Ways circular walk passes through attractive countryside, by the four great 12th Century Abbeys of Melrose, Jedburgh, Kelso and Dryburgh and through several Border Towns. Anglers have the Tweed practically on the doorstep and there are plenty of stocked lochs nearby. Melrose has an excellent 9-hole golf course on the shoulder of the Eildon Hills, one of 21 excellent courses in the area. There are tennis courts in the park at Melrose, riding about 4 miles away and, of course, this is the heart of rugby country, with the Greenyards at Melrose being the home of the rugby Sevens game.
For less active days, there is a wealth of stately homes, ruined abbeys, historic castles and peel towers to visit - the nearest is probably Sir Walter Scott's home of Abbotsford, just four miles distant - as well as some lovely gardens nearby like Monteviot and Mertoun. The beaches of East Lothian, Berwickshire and Northumberland are within an hour's drive. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is 9 miles south of Berwick on Tweed - connected to the mainland by a causeway, covered by the sea twice a day. Check the tide tables.
How to get there
This immaculate cottage is located in the charming conservation village of Gattonside, which lies just across the Tweed from the historic town of Melrose. The cottage is some 35 miles south of Edinburgh midst the beautiful Borders country and centrally placed for touring the area. Winding lanes lead down to the river and a chain footbridge which links Gattonside with Melrose is just a short stroll away.
The Borders is reached by road from north and south via the A1, A7 and A68 linking Edinburgh with London, Carlisle and Darlington respectively and the A72 which traverses the region from east to west. The nearest airport and rail link is in Edinburgh.