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Merlindale 5* self-contained, two bed/two bath apt. by River Tweed.

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bed/2 bath, lounge with log burning stove, 40 minutes to Edinburgh-grnd flr

Merlindale Holiday Apartment is part of a Victorian Country House set in 16 acres of beautiful parkland by the River Tweed. It has its own entrance and parking space and is very quiet and peaceful in the middle of stunning countryside. It has just been upgraded and refurbished to a very high standard and has been awarded a 5 star classification grade from the Scottish Tourist Board. It sleeps 4 very comfortably and consists of, one double bedroom with king size bed, one twin room, large lounge with log burning stove and dining area, well equipped kitchen with dining area and separate utility room and two bathrooms. The hall is large and has a table tennis table available for use of guests. All linen is provided together with central heating, hot water, logs and toiletries (Molton Brown) and a welcome pack of food containing freshly baked bread, butter, tea, coffee, milk, jams, cereals, free range eggs and Border biscuits.

Reviews.: We have been open since the 2007 season but the guests we have had have ranged from couples to families. The quality of the accommodation has been praised, the location which is just beautiful has been admired, the grounds and privacy have also been acclaimed.

2007 Reviews: ‘ A lovely apartment and great short break.’ Ross, Toni and Katie. Falkirk.

‘ A wonderful apartment and hosts.’ Graham and Robin..Chelsea, London.

‘Fab. break, children loved the grounds.’ Susan, Robert, Daniel and Oliver. South Lanarkshire.

‘ Had a wonderful short break- some excellent walks from the front door. Apartment really relaxing.’ Jane and Steve. Lewisham, London.

‘ Lovely house, beautiful gardens and very tranquil stay. The McIntyres. Lancaster.

‘ Much enjoyed staying in this spacious apartment and found there was so much to do we must come again.’ Bess and Pat, Anne and John. Alderley Edge, Cheshire.

‘ We had a most enjoyable stay. Thank you.’ Ian and Janet. Perth,Australia. Jane and John.


‘Lovely and tranquil apartment.’ Eve and Dougie. Fife.

‘ A wonderful place. We get married today and so Merlindale will always have a place in our memories.’ Suzy and Jeffrey. London.

2007 Reviews: ‘ Splendid three day break in a lovely location. Extremely comfortable. Many thanks. Barbara and Bob. Munich, Germany.

‘ This is a “gem” in the Borders. Your little touches of tea, real coffee, slippers and wonderful eggs are wonderful. Very tranquil. A well stocked kitchen. Even in the rain and cold this is an idyllic spot. Thank you.’ Carol and Bruce, Ellen and Robert. Salmon Arm B.C. Canada.

‘ We had a great week, lots to do. Appreciated the many small luxuries here! Many thanks!

Jean and Paul, Lenny and Dougie. Dunscore, Dumfries and Galloway.

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About Us

Denise Lintott
Merlindale House, Broughton
ML12 6JD Biggar
VAT Reg No

Denise Lintott
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Scottish Borders around the Scotland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is a bathroom with separate shower, bath, wash basin and toilet and a shower room with shower, toilet and wash basin.Both rooms have been completed recently to a high standard.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , cot available, can convert twin beds to a double bed
  • There are 2 bedrooms, one double with a king-size bed and a twin room with 2 single beds. Bedlinen and towels are provided. There are wardrobes and bedside cabinets in each room together with a chair. A hairdryer is also provided. A cot is available.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Wifi. Telephone in emergency. 5 star grading given by Scottish Tourist Board. Apartment is on the ground floor..


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Merlindale 5* self-contained, two bed/two bath apt. by River Tweed.
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews

Excellent, welcoming and comfortable stay. Well placed for for sightseeing.

  • 5 of 5

Ideal for a quiet holiday in The Borders. Well equipped house and welcoming owners. We spent two days exploring locally - St. Mary's Loch and the towns of Peebles, Selkirk and Kelso. An enjoyable visit to Floors Castle and gardens and a stop at Melrose Abbey were on the itinerary. These were planned before we arrived but a lot of information is provided at Merlindale if you come less prepared. We travelled to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and took in Edinburgh which was very lively due to the Edinburgh Festival. A shopkeeper in Selkirk told us about the 'Great Polish Map of Scotland' so we made a point of visiting the site. A very interesting story and project. At the end of each day Merlindale was a restful place to come home to.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Merlindale has to be the best VRBO in which we have stayed. Spacious, relaxed, genuine 5 star.!

  • 5 of 5

Strategically located south of Glasgow and Edinburgh on the Tweed, it easily accommodates 2 couples or a family. Great facilities, local knowledge from host and the most comfortable of facilities. Merlindale is a real gem if you are visiting the Scottish Borders. A wonderful retreat after a day exploring the many local walks, historic sites and major cities (best visited by driving to smaller towns from which you can catch bus or train to city centres). Cannot recommend it highly enough. ! Thank you Denise.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Absolutely delighted our guests had such a good time, this is just why we converted the apartment. This year of course the weather has played ball too!
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Beautiful home

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful and so was the location. Our only disappointment was that there was no tumble dryer (one was listed). We were within driving distance of all the things we wanted to see.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased that the visitors enjoyed their stay and found the location a good one for seeing many interesting places in Scotland. We have a dryer which is attached to the ceiling and is very good at drying clothes but has been in the house a long while. We had a washer dryer which we had to replace as visitors didn't seem to realise you had to take half the load out to tumble dry after a wash and lost the will to live! We replaced it with a more efficient washing machine. Our apologies if this was not as listed.
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Lovely apartment home from home

  • 5 of 5

Great chill out place lovely log burner . Welcome pack was a nice surprise owners have paid great attention to detail everywhere.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that our visitors enjoyed themselves.
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A large, luxurious apartment within a beautiful house, in a glorious setting near the River Tweed.

  • 5 of 5

This 5* luxury apartment catered for all our needs. The Welcome tray exceeded expectations. Everything is spotlessly clean, and of high quality. The rooms are stylishly decorated, with beautiful bedding, towels, and curtains/blinds/shutters. Where else can you have a comfortable home-from-home, yet play table tennis in the hallway, and table football in the Utility? I lost both matches! Our hostess, Denise, was very welcoming, and we were fascinated by her written pieces about Arthurian / Merlin legend. Ideally located for Border touring, or Tweed fishing. Peebles provides supermarkets, fuel, and dining out. We recommend The Tontine in Peebles, especially the local lamb, which melted in the mouth. We used Park & Ride at Straiton for a day trip to Edinburgh (as suggested by Denise), and this was ideal for a walk up and down the Royal Mile, with peaceful elevenses and later lunch at The Festival Theatre. We had much too short a stay here, and will definitely return. One small point, which in no way spoilt things for us, but might if you planned to use the washing / drying facilities at Merlindale; the dryer is not electrical, but a maiden hanging from the ceiling in the Utility, so technically a dryer but not my understanding of it!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased our visitors enjoyed their break with us. We have recently replaced our washer dryer machine with a washing machine only. This is mainly because visitors did not realise you had to take out half your load when using the dryer and it made its protests and died! We do have an old fashioned but wonderfully effective ceiling dryer. However I should put this in the details! Thank you so much Lorna for such a detailed review. We now have a Merlin trail which is very interesting and very local.
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Lovely, spacious apartment with everything needed for a comfortable stay.

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious and beautifully furnished apartment set in a lovely garden next to the Tweed River. We had a lovely relaxing stay and it is a great base to explore the villages and places of interest in the surrounding valleys. The host was very welcoming and helpful which helped make our stay wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased our guests enjoyed themselves.
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
29 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Moffat M74
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Merlindale Holiday Apartment is situated in the scenic countryside of the Borders by the banks of the River Tweed. The apartment is part of a traditional Victorian country house in sixteen acres of grounds,it is self-contained with a separate entrance and plenty of parking space. It is ideal for a romantic hideaway for a couple yet can take 4 guests comfortably if required. The surrounding area is quiet and peaceful yet only 40 minutes from Edinburgh by car, giving access to all the capital can offer. The nearest village is 2 miles away and Peebles is about 9 miles, it takes approximately 30 minutes from the M74 at Moffat. There are many attractions in the area to suit all tastes; country houses, gardens, castles, lochs and mountain bike trails. Walking, fishing, cycling can all be done from the door of the apartment. Stobo Castle Health Spa is 3 miles away which operates non-residential beauty days.

Other Activities: Sight- seeing - castles, historic houses, gardens, lochs.

Golf: There are many golf courses close by and the Borders do a special offer which allows you to play at a different course each day. We are also within easy reach of St Andrews for a special day out.

Cycling- we are within easy reach of Glentress for the cycling trails of the Borders.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Deposit is required to secure days booked. Minimum deposit £120. Balance payable on arrival.
All rentals include hot water, heating, logs, toiletries, welcome food package, bedlinen, towels, kitchen towels
and cloths, dishwasher tablets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.