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The perfect spot to rekindle romance, Lilac Cottage provides an idyllic retreat for two guests with all the attractions of the Borders on the doorstep.
With its charming exterior, pretty garden and cosy interior the cottage is beautifully furnished to the highest standards throughout. Downstairs is a small but well-equipped kitchen, sitting room with electric fire and a charming conservatory that doubles as a dining room. Upstairs is an en-suite bedroom along with a dressing room and cloakroom. The attractive garden has a separate patio area with table and chairs for outside dining or relaxing with a good book.
The beguiling town of Melrose is a 15 minute walk or a few minute's drive away tucked between the Tweed and the gorse-backed Eildon Hills. This picturesque town is home of rugby 7s and boasts the evocative ruins of Melrose Abbey and pretty narrow streets offering some of the best shopping in the Borders. For walking enthusiasts Melrose is the starting point of the popular 64-mile St Cuthbert's Walk which criss-crosses the Borders on its way to Holy Island.
Just down the road is Abbotsford House, the fairytale home of Sir Walter Scott as well as Scott’s View, his favourite picnic spot commanding the most incredible views of the Tweed and Eildon Hills. (It’s said Scott’s horse stopped here out of habit during his own funeral procession. The pretty Borders market town of Peebles is close by as is Kelso, described by Sir Walter Scott as "the most beautiful, if not the most romantic village in Scotland" with a Flemish-style cobbled square, a 12th Century abbey, the majestic Floors Castle and a graceful five-arched Tweed bridge (a model for London's Waterloo Bridge). The beautiful city of Edinburgh is an easy day trip just over 35 miles away.
Melrose’s location slap bang in the middle of the borders makes it an ideal base for exploring this wonderful area whether on 2 feet, 2 wheels or 4 hooves. For keen cyclists, walkers and riders, there are hundreds of square miles of forests, woodland and heather-clad hills and 1,200 miles of quiet country roads to explore. There are several major walking and cycling routes nearby including St Cuthbert’s Way, the Four Abbeys Cycle Route, Innerleithen's famous Red Bull down-hill and cross country trails. The 2,500 acre Glentress forest, a mountain biking and walking mecca set in stunning Tweed Valley Countryside is only 16 miles away.
The area is also a golfer’s paradise, with the 9 hole Melrose golf club and two 18 hole courses - Galashiels Golf Club and Torwoodlee Golf Club just a pitch and putt away. There’s another 46 courses within a 30 mile radius including the championship courses at Cardrona and Roxburghe and the famous links courses at Luffness, Gullane and Dunbar.
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