Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815

Eildon Holiday Cottages -Howlands - 4 star holiday cottage 2 mins from Melrose town centre with stun

Bedrooms 2
Space 731 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom cottage, sleeps 4, stunning views, free superfast wifi

Howlands is located at Dingleton Mains Farm, two minutes from Melrose's beautiful market square and historic town centre. Our holiday cottage is particularly suited for large groups (we have 5 other holiday cottages on the same site), families (we offer free use of cots and high chairs) and guests with dogs. If you like walking, with or without a dog, you will love the fabulous walks from the doorstep and we have a handy hosepipe available to wash off muddy boots or dogs. The 3 peaks of the Eildon hills, right behind the holiday cottages, are an iconic landmark in the area and a good challenge for keen walkers and adventurers. Our holiday cottages are situated on a 2 acre site with an orchard, woods and open garden areas with picnic tables and BBQs. We are accessed via a private road with no passing traffic so children can play safely and dogs can be walked off the lead.

Melrose has a unique mix of independent shops and a superb eateries. For guests wanting to cook, there's two butchers, two bakers, a greengrocer and a delicatessen all offering fantastic local produce. Or if you prefer a bit more convenience there's also a good Co-op supermarket in Melrose or several large supermarkets in Galashiels, around 5 miles away. For eating out there are several superb restaurants and cafes in Melrose and there's also several takeaway options too that will deliver delicious food to the holiday cottage. We have a list of recommended eateries in our cottage welcome folders to help guests find the best places.

The cottage is all on one level and has two bedrooms. The master bedroom can be made up as two single beds or they can be zipped together to make a luxurious super-king size double bed. In addition to this there is a single bedroom with a single bed. This bed also has a full size single pull-out bed which can be used to sleep a fourth person (please note there is not a lot of space around the beds when the pull-out bed is in use). All beds have deep, comfortable mattresses and cosy all seasons duvets and pillows made from luxury micro-fibre soft as down, there's no feather bedding.

There is a family bathroom which has a large bath and an over-bath shower plus wash basin and loo.

The living area has beautiful exposed stone walls and has a large open plan kitchen / dining / sitting room. The kitchen is fully equipped and has an oven, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator with small freezer compartment. The crockery is high quality Denby. There is a shared laundry facility which has a washing machine, a tumble drier and a large chest freezer if you need extra space for frozen food such as ice creams. This room also serves as an information hub and has pin boards and a leaflet rack giving lots of information on the best local attractions.

The cottage is kept cosy at all times by our state of the art eco-friendly biomass heating system which is on 24 hours a day with temperature control in the cottage.

Other equipment in the cottage includes: 32″ flat screen TV, DVD player, iron and ironing board, wooden clothes hangers, toaster, kettle, vacuum cleaner, knife block, hair drier, torch, dustpan and brush.

Bed linen and fluffy white towels provided.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Melrose in Scottish Borders

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 731 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with bath and over-bath shower, w.c. and wash basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - can be made up with two single beds or a superking size double bed Bedroom 2 - single bed with optional full size single pull out bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • tennis
The living room has exposed original Georgian stone walls and large glass windows giving stunning views accross the river Tweed valley.


This property doesn't have any reviews yet!


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Melrose Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Tweedbank Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Coldingham Bay
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Abbotsford, the home of the famous novelist, Sir Walter Scott, lies within four miles and in the area there is much of interest for naturalists, historians, gardeners, architectural enthusiasts and sportsmen and women.

The wonderful Scottish Borders countryside is unspoilt and relatively unknown. It is a land of great historical interest and breathtaking beauty. Edinburgh is an easy drive or train ride to the north and the marvellous east coastline, with Holy Island and the great castles of Northumberland, is only an hour away. There is lots to see and do with a constant schedule of events.

The cottage is situated in a beautiful location just outside Melrose whose lovely high street is less than half a mile away with lots of interesting independent shops, cafes and restaurants. There are magnificent views over the Tweed Valley and surrounding countryside.


Prices & Availability

Ask Manager a Question


  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent

You might like these similar holiday rentals