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Old Bank House - Melrose

Melrose, Scottish Borders
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 2021 Saturday change over, from September 2022 will be Friday
  • Fantastic period spacious house located in the heart of the picture post card town of Melrose
  • Home of the world-famous rugby 7s, Borders Book festival and historic 12th century Abbey
  • Enjoy a short train ride from the nearby Tweed bank station to the elegant City of Edinburgh
Property code: 79418

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.

  • 5 bedrooms – 2 super-king-size, 2 king-size and 1 twin
  • 3 en-suite shower rooms with WCs. 1 bathroom with roll-top bath and WC and a separate downstairs WC
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Dining room with pool table and Bluetooth speaker
  • 50 inch Smart TV in Lounge
  • Enclosed patio area
  • Electric range oven with gas hob, fridge/freezer with water dispenser, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Hot Tub installed
  • Electronically operated private garage for parking 1 medium sized car or for bike storage
  • On street parking subject to availability and multiple car parks within a short walk
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance
  • Please note that the changeover day from 2nd September 2022 onwards will be a Friday
  • Group Bookings – these may need to be checked with the owner first before confirming
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mary 9th July 2022

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A fantastic holiday house with plenty of space for guests and visitors. Very comfortable with all mod cons and a great hot tub in the garden. Central location with Cafes, shops and restaurants on your doorstep. Central for visiting the Borders or taking walks along the Tweed. Lynn the owner was available to contact when we had a temporary power cutRead more. There was a lovely welcome basket on our arrival too. Would definitely return and recommend to family and friends. Hide

Reviewed by David 18th June 2022

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Great location.

Reviewed by Marion 11th June 2022

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Great house for a family get together. In a beautiful location

Reviewed by John 28th May 2022

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We spent a lovely week with family with children aged 5 to 15 at this unusual property that definitely has the wow factor. Huge lounge and dining/games room are brilliant for large parties and the younger ones had room to run around. Like all the previous guests we loved the pool table and hot tub. We parked nearby or in car park. Melrose is a wondRead moreerful small town with lots of lovely walks, independent shops and eateries. The rail station not too far away for a day trip to Edinburgh is great. Hide

Reviewed by Carol 20th May 2022

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This is a beautiful house to spend some quality time away with friends & family! The bedrooms are sumptuous & very relaxing! Lovely big living room to spend time in! We loved the fact it was a bank at one time Im sure it has great history! Location so central we had a pub lunch at The Ship was was really nice!

Reviewed by Chloe 13th May 2022

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Had a wonderful two night stay in this lovely home. Great location whether you would like an active break, chilled break or something in between. The house is kitted out with everything you could need for your stay & is a great size. We would definitely recommend booking a stay. Lynn was lovely to speak with prior to our stay, providing all informaRead moretion we needed. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 6th May 2022

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This cottage is just amazing, great location that you have pretty much everything in walking distance. The hot tub and pool table are brilliant and each room is so spacious! The little touches the owners added were so appreciated and just made our weekend so brilliant to spend with family!

Reviewed by Heather 29th April 2022

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I cannot recommend the Old Bank House highly enough. It was a fantastic location in the centre of Melrose, with exceptional amenities and such a well thought-out use of the space in the property. We especially loved the hot tub and pool table, and couldn't fault our stay. Thank you ever so much to the owner who was so helpful and left very clear inRead morestructions. we loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 16th April 2022

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Reviewed by Gillian 10th April 2022

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Fabulous centrally located place in Melrose. Perfect for large families or groups of friends. Bedrooms are large, spacious and perfectly decorated, ensuites and bathroom were great with good powerful showers. Lounge area, inviting to chill and rest after a day out and about. Dining room and pool table provided us with endless games to enjoy. ParkinRead moreg is within a garage or on the road straight outside the house. Plenty of other parking options very close by. Lots of places to eat and drink. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 5th March 2022

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Great location. Really enjoyed the hot tub and the pool table

Reviewed by Daniel 19th February 2022

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Lovely cottage. We stayed with two families - 4 adults and 5 children in total. We had plenty of space and the location was ideal. We explored the local area on some lovely local walks and the journey to Edinburgh was easy either by car or rail - we did both. Melrose has plenty of facilities right on the door step. Would happily return!

Reviewed by Patricia 4th February 2022

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Reviewed by Gillian 28th January 2022

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A lovely house so well equipped and we were extremely well looked after by Lynn in Melrose. We will definitely be back .

Reviewed by Amanda 21st January 2022

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All great we loved our stay a lovely welcome pack too

Reviewed by Karen 14th January 2022

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Well equipped house with plenty of space. The location is perfect within walking distance to local shops, pubs and restaurants. Would definitely return.

Reviewed by Karen 15th December 2021

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Had a marvelous 3 days celebrating my birthday with my 3 sisters. Will definitely return. Lynn went above and beyond. Thank you Karen

Reviewed by Marion 8th December 2021

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Reviewed by Matthew 27th November 2021

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The hot tub is huge, the building is also huge. All but one room is en suite and the games room is amazing. Don't hesitate, book now!

Reviewed by Matthew 19th November 2021

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This is truly an amazing property, everything you need and more. We used the hot tub regularly and the fact there is a pool table kept us all entertained for hours on end. Location is perfect, some nice bars and restaurants right on the doorstep along with shops. Would highly recommend this property, just awesome

Reviewed by Carol 5th November 2021

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Lovely cosy house, beds very comfortable brilliant location. We did have a slight problem with hot water in the showers but did not effect our stay.

Reviewed by Neil 16th October 2021

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Highly recommended property, very comfortable and in a fantastic location. Melrose has fantastic shops literally on your doorstep, artesian bakeries, high quality butchers, fresh vegetable shop and a wide range of cafes, pubs and restaurants all dog friendly. The Old Bank House was the perfect place to explore Melrose and surrounding areas, it evenRead more offers a hot tub to relax in after a day sightseeing. Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 2nd October 2021

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The house was perfectly situated for visiting the Scottish Borders but with fantastic shops on hand. It easily catered for our party of 8 with the sleeping quarters feeling very private.

Reviewed by Moira 25th September 2021

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This is a fabulous holiday home and our group of 9 adults enjoyed a great 7 days there. The location is ideal in the centre of Melrose and surrounded by pubs, restaurants and shops. We called the owner for help with a minor problem and Lynn went out of her way to help us even though the problem had nothing to do with the house itself. We would recoRead moremmend this property and feel sure we will be back. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 18th September 2021

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Great house in a wonderful location. We had a great week in Melrose.

Reviewed by Kathryn 28th August 2021

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Amazing location the town was so lovely the house was beautiful so clean and spacious, we loved our stay and are looking at booking again for next year. Weve recommend this place to friends

Reviewed by Brian 7th August 2021

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Great house, facilities and location in the center of Melrose. Melrose itself had plenty to occupy families and also a great location for visiting the many local places of interest.

Reviewed by Katie 31st July 2021

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We absolutely loved our stay. It is such a beautiful area to explore and the weather was definitely on our side.

Reviewed by Julia 10th July 2021

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Very close to path leading onto river Tweed with some lovely walks. Village is gorgeous with friendly people and good pubs.

Reviewed by Mary 3rd July 2021

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Fantastic house and great location

Reviewed by Sam 26th June 2021

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Great house for a large family gathering. Well equipped and richly decorated. Plenty of space with pool table and hot tub to add some fun. Located in centre of Melrose within walking distance of many pubs and great restaurants. Golf courses close by. Parking needs a bit of juggling of cars but was not a problem as it is free. Also garage for one caRead morer. Highly recommended. Owners very swift to address minor issue with hottub. Hide

Reviewed by Scott 19th June 2021

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Reviewed by JACQUELINE 12th June 2021

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House was spotless and very well decorated. The owners are lovely . Great shops ,restaurants and pubs near by . Definitely recommend this house and will definitely be back xx

Reviewed by Patrick 5th June 2021

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Property was in a great location. Very comfortably furnished. At least five very good restaurants all within walking distance. Excellent week.

Reviewed by Elaine 29th May 2021

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Central, very comfortable, well equipped. Perfect base to explore fabulous Melrose.

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