Note: Main season bookings should be done through Unique Cottages (see their website). If you're interested in an out of season longer term let, please contact me directly.
Cosy yet spacious bungalow located in the conservation village of Darnick, just 10 minutes walk from Melrose with its beautiful ruined abbey, great selection of cafes, restaurants and independent shops. The River Tweed, famous for fishing, is also just 10 minutes walk away. Woodleyfield has a spacious enclosed garden and wonderful views of the Eildon hills.
This is a great base for exploring the beautiful Scottish Borders, by car, bike or on foot. Great walks and bike rides from the front door. We have a lockable garage you can use for bikes and can provide tools etc if you have any problems. Walk / bike the Borders Abbey Way or explore stretches of the St Cuthberts Way or the Southern Upland Way, all of which pass very close to Woodleyfield.
Sir Walter Scott's home of Abbotsford is 5 mins drive (20 mins walk) away, with its romantic atmosphere and beautiful grounds. The Duke of Buccleuch's Bowhill house and estate are 30 mins drive away, with a great adventure playground for children. Other stately homes nearby include Thirlestane Castle, Mellerstain House and Floors Castle, the home of the Duke of Roxburgh.
After a day exploring, relax by the fire in our cosy sitting room. We've got a well-equipped dining kitchen or there are many excellent restaurants in Melrose and the surrounding area.
Melrose is also home to the Rugby 7s and hosts a fantastic book festival in June in the picturesque grounds of Harmony House (owned by the National Trust for Scotland)
Woodleyfield is only 15 minutes walk from Tweedbank railway station - the terminus of the Borders Railway, which will take you to the centre of Edinburgh (Scotland's historic capital) in just under 1 hour.
There is a 9 hole golf course in Melrose and a driving range in Galashiels (4 miles away). There are several other golf courses within a 12 mile radius.
Galashiels, the nearest big town, has large supermarkets, a swimming pool and a cinema.