Launched June 2016……. Luxurious and romantic 1890’s detached holiday cottage in the beautiful conservation village of Bowden, Melrose. Set at the foot of the rolling Eildon Hills and adjacent to the St Cuthberts Way, the cottage is ideally located for getting out and about in the Central Borders.
Oozing character and charm, this enchanting period cottage has all the right touches for a heavenly getaway. Imagine gentle country walks from the doorstep, a roaring woodburner cradling a creamy cappuccino or dram, or simply easing your way into the day with a lazy brunch on the patio listening to the tranquil sound of birdsong.
As a special touch, all guests receive a chilled bottle of Champagne and a welcome basket containing homemade preserves, home-baking, filter coffee and seasonal treats.
Beautifully presented throughout, the attention to detail stands out, with plenty of little touches to make your stay a special one. The interior has been carefully styled to create a feeling of warmth and ambience tied together with a gentle scheme of soft whites and calming neutrals along with one or two cosy accents for a bright pop of colour.
The sitting room is perfectly sized for couples’, families or friends with two generous sofas in soft saddle leather positioned around the woodburning stove. Unlimited logs are supplied for your use during your stay.
The cottage benefits from high speed fibre broadband offering fast internet connectivity, and for entertainment, a Smart TV offers plenty of media options but which can be cleverly hidden away when you want to switch-off and enjoy some quiet time with a good book. A Bose speaker system links via bluetooth to your tablet or smartphone so you can enjoy your favourite music. Owners have supplied a wide range of DVD's, books and games to suit all tastes and age groups.
The sweet bespoke country kitchen with its oak worktops, oak beam and belfast sink benefits from underfloor heating. With lots of lovely touches and pottery from Emma Bridgewater, quality Denby crockery and hand painted tiles from Maggie Mumford. There is seating for four people. This leads out to a small but quaint private patio with garden furniture and a Weber gas barbecue to enjoy alfresco cooking and dining. There are planters filled with colourful flowers which gives the terrace a Mediterranean feel.
The smart contemporary bathroom again benefits from underfloor heating along with luxurious towels, fluffy bathrobes and spa toiletries for a little pampering. The bathroom offers a deep bath to soak in or a refreshing rainfall shower.
The comfort continues into the ground floor master bedroom with its kingsize bed and tranquil colour scheme.
Upstairs on the landing there is a cosy snug filled with natural sunlight where you can relax on the cuddler sofa and have a read. Its also a great place for children to hang out and have their own space beside their bedroom. The first floor bedroom is bright and cheerful and can be configured to twin singles or a super-king bed as required. We would ask that guests notify us how they would like this room made up at the time of booking.
A cot and highchair are available free of charge on request and should be notified at time of booking. Guests are asked to bring their own cot bedding .
Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome at a cost of £25 per dog. They must be cleaned and dried in the laundry room before entering the cottage - please bring your own pet bedding, bowls and towels. Dogs are not permitted on the furniture, and must be kept on the ground floor - excluding master bedroom which is carpeted. Dogs should not be left alone in the cottage.