Tweed Cottage, Melrose, Scottish Borders
Gattonside, Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
Situated within the peaceful village of Gattonside, Tweed Cottage is a charming period cottage located in a central position within the popular destination of the Scottish Borders. Recently refurbished and maintained to a high standard, the accommodation comprises 3 bedrooms, a comfortably appointed sitting room with open log fire and a good sized eat in dining kitchen with large range cooker ideal for families and entertaining. There is 1 bathroom. The master bedroom has a super king size bed that can be turned into two single beds if required. The second bedroom is a standard double and the third bedroom has 2 single bunk beds and a pull out mattress to accommodate a third person if required. Gattonside is a 10 minute walk via the wonderful Victorian pedestrian suspension bridge which spans the River Tweed to the popular town of Melrose on the south side of the river. It is an ideal spot from which to explore the Scottish Borders, take part in the many activities available in the area such as hill walking, cycling, fishing, shooting and golf, or simply to relax and get away from it all. Additional ÂŁ20 service charge for use of child's cot per stay. The ancient and historic town of Melrose, of which Gattonside is part, sits on the banks of the Tweed and makes a great base for any holiday in the Scottish Borders. It has a famous ruined abbey founded in 1136 and this is reputed to be the resting place of Robert the Bruce's heart. Later, Melrose became a centre of trade, especially for wool and textiles, although not to the extent of some of its neighbouring towns. Most visitors see the Abbey and surrounding gardens which are run and maintained by The National Trust. The Commentators House, close by, contains artefacts and carvings which have been found in the area over the years. The Roman history of the area is brought to life in the Trimontium Exhibition which marks the start of a 4 mile walk of the major Roman sites in the immediate vicinity. Melrose has an abundance of quality shops, delicatessens, butchers, fishmonger, fruit and veg shop, mini supermarkets, chemist, high class clothes and gift shops, beauty therapy, hairdressers as well as loads of places to eat in hotels, bars or tea rooms with the famous Scottish home baking available just about everywhere! The Greenyards, home of M.R.F.C and founders of the world famous seven a side rugby founded in 1883, is adjacent to the town centre and hosts â€œThe Melrose 7'sâ€? with all its international guests in April every year.( (website: hidden)) The lovely local Gattonside playpark is a mere 20 paces away from Tweed Cottage and is in the old village orchard. Gibson Park in Melrose has two well-equipped play parks for kids and 3 all weather floodlit tennis courts are also nearby. Melrose also has a theatre known as The Wynd which seats 80 people and has productions of theatre, music and arts events on most weeks and there is a four screen cinema in nearby Galashiels showing all the latest movies. (10 minute drive from Tweed Cottage) Galashiels, 10 minutes away from Gattonside, is where you'll find a Marks and Spencer food hall, Tesco 24 hr + Asda 24hr and some high street chains. If you are arriving during the summer, you can look forward to experiencing some of the Borders Festivals. From the Common Ridings in Selkirk, Hawick and Lauder to the Braw Lads Gathering in Galashiels and the Beltane in Peebles, many of these festivals originated in ancient times and are still celebrated today. Alternatively you can experience the Melrose International Pipe Band Championships (website: hidden) There is also the Border book festival in June who takes over the whole town, creating a fantastic atmosphere and brings famous authors such as Michael Palin, Maureen Lipman and Rory Bremner â€“ (website: hidden) If you arriving in the winter, you can look forward to experiencing Hogmanay Hogmanay is a major festival for Scots and the area in and around Melrose is a great celebration; the town's Pipeband entertains the crowds gathered to watch the firework display at the ancient Mercat cross. And of course, Tweed Cottage is in the charming and quiet village of Gattonside which lies just across the Tweed from the hustle and bustle of Melrose and boasts 2 prestigious restaurants within a few minutes' walk of the cottage. Gattonside is a 15 minute walk to Melrose. For more imformation on all of the above, see our website
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