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Sleeps 12 adults Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms 3 Pets 2 Welcome Region Roxburghshire Town/village Melrose

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19th Century Townhouse, near Melrose

With a colonial feel throughout, due to the original owner designing it based on his house in Jamaica, gives this seemingly traditional house a surprising Caribbean twist.

Built in 1807, this magnificent Georgian property in the heart of Melrose is the perfect spot for those looking to enjoy the best of the Scottish Borders, yet within easy distance from Edinburgh which is only an hour away.

The original owner, having made his fortune from plantations in Jamaica returned to Melrose and had this house built in the Georgian period style but with hints of Caribbean influence.  The stone steps leading up to the front door were inspired by Jamaican homes many of which were raised off the ground and accessed via a flight of stairs to keep the wildlife out.

The wood panneling in the drawing room came all the way from JamaicaThe small library has a big tv and masses of books Host your celebration in this beautiful Georgian dining roomThe kitchen is functional and well equipped.The impressive stairs takes you to the bedrooms

Living Space

Reception rooms

With the reception rooms at upper ground level, the stately accommodation is spread over the two floors above.

One of the striking features of the house is the Jamaican cedar timber used for the wood panelling in the drawing room. On entering to this level, there is fine inner hall with stairs, with all the receptions room off. The drawing room looks out to the front, and with its open fire and comfortable seating, it is a pleasant room. Additionally there is a small library/TV room, with TV and books to keep you entertained.

Kitchen / Dining

Behind the drawing room is the kitchen to the rear. This is a narrow functional room with stainless steel gas range, with 6 hobs and double oven. Everything you would expect is here, with dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave and washer/dryer.

The dining room enjoys a front view over the gardens and is an elegant room. The marble fireplace, mahogany dining table and chairs and antique pictures makes this a wonderful setting for any occasion.

  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fridge
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Garden, beautiful
  • Garden, Walled
  • Grill
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Internet Access
  • Microwave
  • Music, system in drawing room
  • Open Fire
  • Open Fire, 2
  • Oven, hob, gas
  • TV, Freeview channels
  • Washer Dryer
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Mobile reception
Double master bedroom looks over the front and has an en suite bathroomEn suite bathroom for the double master bedroomThe second floor double is a lovely room This twin room on the second floor has a grand window and viewsBathroomGorgeous twin bedroom on the top floor Top floor twin bedroom in the eaves, perfect for children?Another top floor twin tucked into the eaves

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 12

All the bedrooms and bathrooms are to be found on the second and third floors.

The main bedroom has a double bed and a front view with an en-suite bathroom, with the other bedrooms on this floor, being another double room and two twin rooms, sharing a bathroom and shower-room.

The top floor houses two further twin rooms and a single room. All the bedrooms are well presented in a traditional manner.

  • 2 Single Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
  • 4 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
This 7 bedroomed holiday house is perfect for a group of friends or large family party Large holiday house in southern Scotland for self catering groupsThe house has a private garden to the rear or the use of the main gardens which are open to the publicThe magnificent grounds are open to the publicA fine view across the lawn to the holiday house in MelroseGorgeous town house in Melrose in the Scottish Borders available for group holidays

Grounds & Surrounds

Whilst there is an impressive flight of steps flanked by pillars to the front of the house, most access the house from the rear, where there is enclosed secure parking for up to 4 cars. There is also a private garden available to the residents.

Whilst the grounds are open to the public from April to November, the house sits within its own walled enclosure and a private garden is available for guests' use at the rear of the house.

Situated in the centre of Melrose and only an hour from Edinburgh, this property provides a comfortable escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and is perfect for family and groups of friends to gather and enjoy the Borders.

Conditions

Security Bond

The owner requires a fully refundable security bond to be paid within 7 days of the holiday start date.
This owner has chosen to use our secure online payment service to collect this bond from guests.

Check in / Check out

Guests are welcome to arrive from 4:00pm and are asked to depart by 10:00am on the day of departure.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.

Cancellation Policy - Strict

Included in the rental

Linen & towels; electricty; oil central heating and an initial supply of logs.

Notes & Warnings

The main gardens are open to the public from April to November, however a private garden & car parking is provided for guest use. 

Dogs are welcomed on the ground floor of this property

Whilst this property can supply a cot & highchair. Please make sure you submit a note on your booking form to the bookings team requesting this item so the owner knows to put one out for you on arrival.

LocationMelrose

Nestled at the foot of the Eildon Hills under the brow of the Three Peaks, in the valley of the river Tweed, the attractive town of Melrose is a lovely holiday spot. The distinctive landmark of the peaks carry a rich history; an ancient settlement, the Trimontium Fort has been located in this area since about 79AD, and you can learn more in the Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre. The town is home to two beautiful National Trust for Scotland walled gardens, Priorwood and Harmony, both fantastic floral displays overlooking the Abbey grounds. The magnificent and grand scale Abbey was ruined by the English in the 14th Century. The Abbey is said to have interred the heart of Robert the Bruce. Nearby Abbotsford is the ancestral home of Sir Walter Scott. The house is set in a beautiful location on the river Tweed, and represents the Romantic Movement that Sir Walter Scott created. 

Roxburghshire

The Borders region of Scotland, offering spectacular sceneries and beautiful towns and villages, is the ideal destination for visitors. The historic county of Roxburghshire borders England to the south, and is a welcoming gateway to Scotland. The area is attractive to walkers and cyclists thanks to its sweeping hills and valley landscapes. With the rivers Tweed and Teviot running through the county, fishing is within easy reach, and the Tweed particularly is famed for its salmon. An excellent number of golf courses can be found in the area too.  The largest town, Hawick is renowned for its textile industry, in particular knitwear, and the town’s shopping centre is testament to this. For visitors in the months of May and June, the town is also the starting point of a fantastic celebration of local history, the Border Common Ridings celebrated across the towns of the Borders.  At Melrose, on the river Tweed, you can find Abbotsford, the ancestral home of Sir Walter Scott, a lasting monument of its owners life and achievements. Kelso, at the junction of the rivers Teviot and Tweed, also boasts its own abbey ruins, and set nearby is the magnificent Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland. Jedburgh, can be found just 10 miles from the English border, and its proximity to England has provided it with a rich history of national battles, and it too is home to a fascinating ruined abbey. For those looking for city life, then Edinburgh and all its attractions are only one hour away.

Scottish Borders

Popular as a short break destination, the Scottish Borders offer peace and tranquillity in the beautiful landscapes, and traditional towns and villages. Behind the scenes, the Borders tell of a turbulent history; there is much to learn of the Scottish wars from this area. Fishing, golf, walking and cycling can be found in abundance, so make sure you see the best of the region!

Southern Scotland

Stretching across the border with England, and reaching up to the central belt from Glasgow to Edinburgh, the Southern Scotland region is a popular location for short break holidays. Although you may not find the monumental mountain ranges of the Highlands, don’t think that this region lacks the traditional Scottish landscapes. The famous 7Stanes mountain biking routes can be found across the Border counties and Dumfries and Galloway, as there is an abundance of hills, glens and forests to challenge even experienced bikers. The region has plenty of fishing opportunities too, most popular perhaps is the River Tweed, well known for its salmon, and miles of coastline, ideal for walking and bird spotting. Golf can be found in abundance in this area too. For gentler activities, visit the Four Borders Abbeys, magnificent tributes to the religious history of the area, at Kelso, Jedburgh, Dryburgh and Melrose.   

Area Roxburghshire Type of location Town Nearest shop 0.2 miles Nearest supermarket 0.2 miles Nearest pub 0.2 miles
Nearest Airport
Edinburgh 43 miles
Nearest Train Station
Edinburgh-Waverley 41 miles
Picturesque Melrose is the heart of the Borders area of ScotlandSt Mary's Abbey in Melrose is a very short walk from the houseThe favourite view of Sir Walter Scott of the Borders, overlooking the Eildon Hills towards Melrose

Reviews

Feefo is an independent feedback service used by Scotts Castle Holidays to give you an opportunity to see how other guests feel about this property.

9th January 2016 Excellent 

Lovely place for a family get together

Service rating : Many thanks for providing such lovely feedback and great to hear you found this beautiful town house perfect for the New Year holiday!
Product : Thank you for the excellent comments, glad all the family had a great time!

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