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Granary Melrose

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The remaining Easter weeks have been discounted to £1255 from £1650 per week - short breaks also available.

There is a 5% discount available for guests returning to Granary, Smiddy, Stables or Byre. Please contact us for more details.

Calming, elegant and effortlessly stylish, the Granary is a superb barn conversion with outstanding views in the very heart of the Scottish Borders. With four en-suite bedrooms and a generous light-filled living space, it is an idyllic spot for groups and families to spend some together-time.

Designed to take advantage of the fantastic views over rolling Borders countryside, the Granary spans two levels with three sumptuous bedrooms on the first floor, while a fantastic feature window in the hallway beautifully frames the view and extends all the way down to the lower ground floor which is home to the main living space and a further bedroThe open plan living area has been carefully styled to enhance the feeling of light and space and is a super space for relaxation or entertainment. The overall look is incredibly elegant with a mix of classic furnishings and contemporary features which creates an easy flow between the dining, living and garden area. Large bi-folding doors can be opened up during warmer days for relaxed living or an evening barbeque, or during cooler days you can simply throw an extra log on the woodburner and sit back an enjoy the colours shift over the ever-changing landscape.

Set in the very heart of the country that inspired the writings of Sir Walter Scott, the location of the Granary on seven hundred acres of unspoilt estate land means that it is perfectly placed for walkers, cyclists, nature lovers and field sports. Fishing, either day rods or weekly lets, can be arranged directly with the estate office; stabling can be provided for guests interested in bringing their own horse; and guided tours of the area can be arranged - whether on two feet, two wheels or four hooves!

The property can also be let in conjunction with two adjoining properties, the Smiddy (sleeps 4), the Stables (sleeps 4), and the Byre (sleeps 4) which is ideal for extended families, groups or sporting parties looking to holiday together.

Local amenities

The Granary sits just a five minute drive from the historic and very picturesque town of Melrose where you will find some of the best independent shopping in the area with Melrose Abbey as the stunning backdrop. Here you will find an excellent range of independent shops selling fine quality food and drink including The Country Kitchen for deli produce, cheeses, whole foods and fresh coffees; Dalgetty’s Bakery, makers of the original Selkirk Bannock; Baird’s Butchers for locally sourced produce as well as freshly prepared homemade meals which are perfect for holiday stays. You will also find a quality fishmongers, a fresh fruit and veg shop as well as two small convenience stores.

For gifts and lovely things, head to Michael Vee Design for elegant interiors; Samuel Tweed for fine woven textiles; Sarah Thomson or Twelve for ladieswear; beautiful artisan goods from The Crafters; or Masons bookshop for a good holiday read. For those seeking something a little more energetic, there is also a bike shop and cycle hire where you will find plenty of friendly advice on local trails around the area.

For coffee and cake, pop into Apples for Jam for a steaming cappuccino and a delicious butter cream sponge, or for evening dining, the Town House, Burts or Marmions all come highly recommended. A short drive or twenty minute walk will take you to the pretty conservation village of Gattonside (1.5 miles) for excellent food at Seasons or the Hoebridge Restaurant.

Activities and attractions

The area is also a perfect base for sightseeing and exploring the wider attractions of the central Borders area. For sightseeing, the area sits in the heart of myth and legend and visitors come from all over the world to soak up its rich historical connections. Top of the list is the magnificent monastic ruins of Melrose Abbey founded in 1136 by the monks of the Cistercian order, featuring beautiful architectural detailing and fascinating connections to St. Cuthbert, Scottish Kings, and the philosopher wizard. Nearby you can enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the Harmony Garden and Priorwood Garden before a visit to the Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre based in the town square.

Next, a short drive will take you to Leaderfoot Viaduct, an outstanding 19 arch bridge spanning the Tweed before heading to Scott’s View - the inspiration for many of Sir Walter Scott’s writings with stunning panoramic views across the rolling Border heartland. After a lazy lunch, head up the three peaks of the Eildon Hills for yet more amazing views, and explore their association with the fabled Thomas the Rhymer, the Fairy Queen, King Arthur and Merlin. Sir Walter Scott’s home at Abbotsford will reveal a treasure trove of artefacts connected to this great writer, while the grand stately homes and gardens of nearby Manderston, Mellerstain, Floors Castle and Thirlestane will not fail to impress.

For walking, there is an abundance of local trails and waymarked routes across the area, with leisurely routes right from the doorstep to more extensive loops across the wider estate. Melrose is the starting point for St. Cuthbert’s Way which charts the historic trail of this revered seventh century Saint on a 62 mile walk between Melrose Abbey where he started his religious life and his eventual resting place on the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Alternatively the sublime Southern Upland Way, Borders Abbeys Way and Sir Walter Scott’s Way run right through this area - each with shorter routes for less experienced walkers or those with less time.

If your passion is country sports, the famous Tweed and its tributaries provide the opportunity for salmon, trout and grayling, with notable middle Tweed beats offering some excellent value fishing. Shooting, be it clays or game, can be arranged locally including nearby Bisley at Braidwood where you can pay and play, sharpen up your eye with a few shooting lessons, or try the first full-bore pipe rifle shooting range in Scotland.

For golf fans, the picturesque 9 hole Melrose Golf Club sits in the shadow of the Eildon Hills while the 18 hole courses at Galashiels and Torwoodlee both sit nearby. Alternatively choose from over 30 courses within a 30 mile radius including the fantastic championship courses at Cardrona in Tweeddale or The Roxburghe at Kelso.

Cyclists will delight at the range of biking options across the wider area from long forest cruises to high energy burning climbs, including the 7Stanes biking centres at Innerleithen and Glentress which are just a half-hour drive away. Guided cycling tours of the area can also be arranged with the owners on request. For families, there is a playpark and tennis courts in nearby Melrose, a multi-screen cinema, skate park and leisure pool in Galashiels (5 miles), or try the wonderful forest adventure playground with huge slides and zip wires at Bowhill House and Country Estate (10 miles).

Melrose plays host to an impressive range of events throughout the year ensuring the town is always pleasantly bustling, even in the winter months. The Melrose Rugby 7s draws an international crowd in April, or you can witness the ancient traditions of the Melrose Festival in June which includes the custom of riding the town's boundaries on horseback. Also not to be missed is the fabulous Borders Book Festival which attracts a hugely impressive line-up of names such as Michael Palin, Germaine Greer, Ian Rankin, Rory Bremner, Lynda La Plante and Jennifer Saunders to name but a few! Finally, why not soak up the sights and sounds of traditional Scotland at the International Pipeband Championships in August.


The accommodation spans two floors with access from a courtyard leading into the upper floor of the property.

Upper floor

Master Bedroom - with zip and link beds which can be adapted to super-king or twin as required. Dressing table, two side tables, storage cupboard with shelving and hanging rail. Two steps lead up to the en-suite bathroom with feature bath overlooking open countryside to the hills beyond. There is a separate shower unit, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom 2 - with zip and link beds which can be adapted to super-king or twin as required. Dressing table, 2 side tables with storage cupboard and hanging space. En-suite bathroom with large bath and shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom 3 - with zip and link beds which can be adapted to super-king or twin as required. Two side tables, dressing table and storage cupboard. En-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower unit, heated towel rail, basin, WC.

Two sets of stairs lead to the lower ground floor

Cloakroom with WC and basin.

Bedroom 4 - with zip and link beds which can be adapted to super-king or twin as required. Dressing table, 2 side tables with storage cupboard and hanging space. A door leads out to the patio and garden. En-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower, heated towel rail, WC, and basin.

Open plan living/dining/kitchen. The sitting room area features elegant furnishings by Michael Vee Interiors. Two large double sofas and armchairs provide plenty of seating space. Contemporary woodburner (logs supplied). Technology includes a large wall mounted flatscreen TV with Freeview and integrated DVD. Books and board games are provided.

The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric cooker, ceramic hob, large fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher and microwave. Large oak dining table with formal seating for eight guests.

Utility Room/Boot Room - with washing machine and dryer.

Heating throughout the property, with underfloor heating in all the main living areas. Contemporary woodburner in the sitting room (logs supplied).

Bike/outside store
The Granary has a secure outside store for the storage of outdoor kit such as bikes, fishing gear and golf clubs.

Garden and grounds
There is an attractive lawned garden to the front of the house which is fully enclosed for the safety of children and dogs. This can also be accessed through large bi-folding doors from the living space. There is a terraced patio for dining with garden furniture and sun loungers. A charcoal barbecue is provided.

There is private parking for two cars in the courtyard adjoining the Granary.

Wi-Fi and mobile coverage
Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. The area has 3G connectivity and there is good mobile coverage on most networks.

Guest amenities
The beds are made up with high quality Egyptian Cotton bed linen, and a hairdryer is supplied in each bedroom. Luxurious bath sheets and hand towels are provided for guests along with hand soaps and toiletries.

Babies and children
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.

Welcome pack
A small welcome pack is provided.

The Granary can be taken on a purely self-catered basis, or a cook is available throughout guests’ stay, for breakfasts or dinners only or to provide one-off celebratory meals for a special occasion. A homemade meal delivery is popular for guests’ first night and wine delivery is available in conjunction with renowned wine merchants Corney & Barrow.

Two well-behaved dogs are welcome but they must be kept to the ground floor uncarpeted areas of the property and are not permitted in the bedrooms. There is a charge of £20 per dog. It is essential that owners clean-up after their dogs and respect the access requirements of the estate. The area surrounding the barn is farmland and dogs must be kept under control at all times, and particularly when there is livestock in the adjacent fields.

Guest privacy
The Granary is a semi-detached property and sits within a small, peaceful steading development of three additional properties which have been converted to ensure guest privacy wherever possible. If you have any concerns, please call us to discuss. There are open fields to the front and rear of the development.

No smoking
The property is strictly no smoking.

Horses welcome
Grazing and stabling are available for guests wishing to bring their own horse or pony. A field next to Granary can be made available on request, or there are paddocks and stables available just a 10 minute walk from the property. There is a charge of £25 per horse for stays up to seven nights. Please enquire for a price for longer stays. The location of Granary on seven hundred acres of unspoilt estate land means that it is perfectly placed for exploring, and horseback guided tours of the local area can be arranged upon request.
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"We all thought it was brilliant and deserved a 5 star rating. Everything was first class inside and we have stayed in 4 star hotels and haven't had such beautiful bedrooms and ensuites. It was beautifully furnished and had everything we needed. The outside store was great for the golf clubs when we returned wet on one occasion. The setting was stunning." - Quantrill

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Granary. It is the best holiday accommodation we have had either at home or abroad. The house itself was lovely and spacious and had absolutely everything we needed with a lovely welcome "hamper" much appreciated. The garden was excellent for the baby and the dog and the view was just fantastic. Excellent property." - White

"Excellent location and the house was a wonderful place to stay in. Will definitely be back. Thanks for making it so nice for us." - Collard

"We had an amazing time. What a beautiful house – everything was perfect. Thank you." - Stratford

"What a beautiful property. On arrival it was immaculate and the views stunning. The place is well equipped. The welcome basket was a wonderful surprise and generous, started the weekend off in a very positive way. Would definitely recommend. The owners have thought of everything and all very well organised. We had a fantastic weekend - 6 friends in their early 40's." - Forster

"We loved our stay and would be very interested to return, perhaps instead to the adjoining smaller property if we were not bringing the extended family. We really appreciated the welcome pack and how well presented and prepared the Granary was for our all-too- short visit." - Donaldson Brown

"We had an absolutely super week at the Granary and the house and garden were absolutely ideal for our family celebrations. We were really impressed with all the communications from Crabtree & Crabtree. We had a lovely break and would absolutely book through yourselves again." - Smith

"We had a lovely stay in beautiful accommodation. As we had the dog with us we mainly walked and spent evenings in the house. There was a welcome pack which was unexpected and thoughtful. Would definitely recommend a stay here." - Mclennan

"We had the most wonderful stay at the Granary to celebrate friends 40th Ruby Anniversary. There is only one word to describe the Granary and that is "Perfect". This property is stunning, top quality furnishings,all 4 bedrooms are superb with good size ensuites. The most relaxing of views both during the day and night. The extras that were left were very much appreciated. Thank you so much to the owner. I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed when booking this accommodation. The surrounding area is lovely with the most friendly of people. Hassle free booking with Crabtree & Crabtree, thank you." - Davies