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DRYBURGH FARMHOUSE ONE - stunning riverside location, two en-suite bedrooms

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Two en-suite bedrooms, generous living space, wood burner, river views, walking

For very lovely country living right on the banks of the River Tweed, Dryburgh Farmhouse One is certain to put a little spring back in your step. Sitting at the end of a no-through road, this former farmhouse is a versatile space with generous accommodation and wonderful riverside views. Separated from Dryburgh Farmhouse Two by an inner connecting door, they can be let as a whole for larger parties looking to holiday together, or as two separate units - perfect for sharing or simply a tranquil spot to retreat, relax and enjoy the view.

Dryburgh Farmhouse One enjoys plenty of light with a three-bay facade looking out over a large south facing garden. The sitting room has plenty of space for entertaining, combining every home comfort and plenty of indulgent detailing.

The high quality kitchen is spacious and well equipped and the dining area seats six guests comfortably. The addition of a sofa and flat screen TV offers additional lounge space for a little catch-up time along with that first morning coffee and a fresh croissant.

Upstairs are two very smart bedrooms with en-suite facilities - one with charming Juliet balcony has the best seat in the house overlooking the river and historic chain bridge. Outside guests can enjoy a large lawned garden, perfect for sunshine entertaining or relaxed picnics on the lawn.

Step across the road and you have direct access onto the river and some fantastic woodland trails, while a five minute walk will take you to the spectacular ruins of Dryburgh Abbey and the nearby hotel for dining-out or drinks at the end of a lovely day.

Local amenities

Dryburgh Farmhouse is just a five minute walk to the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel where guests are welcome to use the bar and AA rosette restaurant and bistro, and is just three miles from St Boswells which boasts the fabulous, award-winning Mainstreet Trading bookshop, café, deli and antiques shop and the excellent Blue Coo Bistro at the Buccleuch Arms. There is also a good butchers, small Co-op supermarket and the Borders Gunroom.

Nearby Melrose (7 miles) is one of the most picturesque in the Borders and has an excellent range of independent shops selling fine quality food and drink including The Country Kitchen for deli produce, cheeses, whole foods and fresh coffees; Dalgetty’s Bakery, makers of the original Selkirk Bannock; or Baird’s Butchers for locally sourced produce as well as freshly prepared homemade meals which are perfect for holiday stays. You will also find a quality fishmongers, a fresh fruit and veg shop as well as two small convenience stores.

For coffee and cake, pop into Apples for Jam for a steaming cappuccino and a delicious butter cream sponge, or for evening dining, the Town House, Burts or Marmions all come highly recommended. A short drive will also take you to the pretty conservation village of Gattonside ( 6 miles) for excellent food at Seasons or the Hoebridge Restaurant.

Activities and attractions

Dryburgh is an excellent base for exploring the local area. The evocative ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, the final resting place of Sir Walter Scott, sit just a five minute walk away, upheld as the most beautiful of the Border Abbeys with remarkably complete ruins set in stunning grounds. Also on the doorstep is the mighty red sandstone monument of Sir William Wallace, and nearby Scott’s View offering panoramic views over superb Borders countryside.

For outdoor pursuits, there are excellent walks from the cottage along the river and several major walking and cycling routes nearby including the picturesque Four Abbeys Cycle Route and famous St Cuthbert's Way which charts the historic trail of this revered seventh century Saint on a 62 mile walk between Melrose Abbey where he started his religious life and his eventual resting place on the sublime Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

It is also an ideal base for fishing parties with notable middle Tweed beats including Dryburgh, Tweedswood, Bemersyde and Lower Pavilion offering some excellent value fishing. Shooting, be it clays or game is also available locally, including Bisley at Braidwood where you can pay and play, sharpen up your eye with a few shooting lessons, or perhaps try the first full-bore pipe rifle shooting range in Scotland.

For golf fans, the 9 hole Melrose golf club sits in the shadow of the Eildon Hills, or head to the stunning championship course at the Roxburghe Hotel near Kelso for a leisurely afternoon followed perhaps by an evening meal at the highly regarded Roux restaurant.

For sightseeing, the grand stately homes and castles of Floors, Mellerstain, Manderston, Abbotsford and Thirlestane are all within a short half hour drive where the beautiful artworks, rich architectural detailing and scenic grounds and gardens are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

For short breaks, our local events and festivals provide the perfect excuse for friendly get-togethers where you can enjoy National Hunt Racing at Kelso Racecourse, local Antique Fairs and Auctions, the Floors Castle Horse Trials, Point-to-Point Meets, the Borders Book Festival, Walking Festival and Common name just a few!

You can reach the wonderful heritage coastline in less than an hour with miles of deserted golden sands perfect for rest or play, or hop onto a train from Tweedbank (9 miles) for a day visit to the cultural city of Edinburgh where you can take advantage of events such as the vibrant Edinburgh Fringe Festival, exceptional Jazz and Blues Festival, or simply take some time to explore the exquisite historical architecture of this beautiful city.


The accommodation sits on two floors.

Ground floor

Access leading into a large hallway.

Sitting room - generous sofas and armchairs provide plenty of seating space. French doors lead into the garden. Woodburning stove (logs supplied). Technology includes a flatscreen TV with Freeview and DVD player. A selection of books, games and DVDs are provided.

Kitchen/dining - fully equipped with electric oven, ceramic hob, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, and wine fridge. There is a dining space with seating for 6. Double sofa and wall-mounted flat screen TV.

Cloakroom - with WC, basin and heated towel rail.

Rear hall leads into Dryburgh Farmhouse Two for parties taking the whole property, otherwise the two properties are locked-off and separated by two double doors.

First Floor

Bedroom one - with fixed 6’ super king bed, side tables, armchairs, chest of drawers, dressing table, two large wardrobes, flatscreen TV. Large glazed doors with Juliet balcony with views over the garden and river.

En-suite bathroom - large shower with rainforest head, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom two - with zip and link beds which can be configured to 6’ super king or 3’ twin as required, side tables, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe with storage and hanging space, flatscreen TV.

En-suite bathroom - large shower with rainforest head, heated towel rail, basin and WC.


Central heating throughout the property.

Woodburning stove in the sitting room - logs supplied.

Guest amenities

High quality bed linen and luxurious towels are provided for guests along with hand soaps and toiletries. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom. Bath robes are supplied.

Babies and children

A travel cot and high chair are available on request.


Regrettably the property is not set up for dogs at this time. Nearby Dryburgh Stirling One and Dryburgh Stirling Two sit under the same ownership and offer dog friendly facilities.

Wi-Fi and mobile coverage

Wi-Fi is available. There is good mobile coverage on most networks.

Welcome pack

A welcome pack is provided.

Garden and grounds

There is a large south-facing lawned garden with outside furniture. The garden is not fully enclosed but the property sits at the end of a no-through road with limited traffic. The garden space is shared with Dryburgh Farmhouse Two.


There is ample private parking to the front of the property.

Guest privacy

Dryburgh Farmhouse One is a semi-detached property. This adjoins Dryburgh Farmhouse Two which is ideal for parties of up to 8 who wish to holiday together. Let as individual units, they are separated by two lockable interconnecting doors from the inner hall.


Catering can be provided on request. A homemade meal delivery is popular for guests’ first night and wine delivery is available in conjunction with renowned wine merchants Corney & Barrow. Please contact Crabtree & Crabtree for details.

No smoking

The property is strictly no smoking.

More Details

Property Manager
Emma Crabtree
Speaks English, French
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Melrose around the Scottish Borders

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite shower room
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite shower room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , super king bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , zip and link which can be configured to super king or twin
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Garden
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking


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DRYBURGH FARMHOUSE ONE - stunning riverside location, two en-suite bedrooms
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Southlake Texas

Adventure in the borders

  • 5 of 5

My friends warned me it would be cold and snowy in January. It was but the house is warm and cozy and everything was ready for us including the perfect breakfast starters. Enjoyed cold and windy walks along Hadrian wall, and strolls through the abbeys and Melrose. Dryburgh hotel was always a great option for dinner. And when it really got snowy, they arranged for the local farmers to help us out. All in all a beautiful stay. Just note to self, get the 4 wheel drive next time.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, despite the wintery weather. I hope we can welcome you back in the future! Best wishes, The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
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Car: necessary

Dryburgh Abbey Hotel has a bar and restaurant within minutes walking distance of the property.


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  • Contractual booking deposit: 20.00% rent