This wonderful spacious house with its array of fantastic period features is ideally located to explore this picturesque beautiful town on foot and within easy reach of the elegant city of Edinburgh.
This exceptional property, in the ancient Scottish Borders town of Melrose, sleeps ten guests and three canine companions. Nestled in the picturesque valley of the River Tweed, the town is full of hidden gems, including some spectacular galleries and craft shops selling unique local pieces. The distinctive peaks of the Eildon Hills which tower over the town offer ample dog-walking opportunities and the gorgeous grounds of Abbotsford, 3.5 miles away, are well worth exploring with the dogs.
The luxurious townhouse has the perfect balance of contemporary style and fabulous period features, with flashes of vibrant colour bringing warmth and character to each area. The elegant entrance hall a showstopper, with its striking staircase and exposed woodwork. The five bedrooms are set across the first and second floors. The large lounge has ample seating for you to all come together at the end of the day to watch TV or chat long into the night, with the pups warming their paws in front of the roaring wood burner. Alternatively, why not challenge your fellow guests to a game of pool in the grand dining room? Outside, the hounds will enjoy pottering around the fully enclosed patio.
The property is just 300m from the ruins of Melrose Abbey, which dates back to the 12th century. It’s an intriguing place to wander around, full of mystique and atmosphere. From here, you can start your dog walk in the Eildon Hills. In an afternoon you can explore all three peaks, admiring far-reaching views out over the historic landscape towards the Lake District. Abbotsford – the extraordinary home of Sir Walter Scott – is absolutely fascinating. From its exquisite Gothic architecture to its immaculate formal gardens, you’ll find plenty to keep you and the pups entertained. Four-legged visitors are also welcome in the seasonal cafe.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.