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Dryburgh Steading Four

St. Boswells, Scottish Borders

Fabulous newly-renovated farm steading beside the River Tweed with the beguiling town of Melrose close by. A peaceful spot to relax and enjoy historic views.

Dryburgh Steading Four

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Overview

Fabulous newly-renovated farm steading beside the River Tweed with the beguiling town of Melrose close by. A peaceful spot to relax and enjoy historic views.

The ancient Temple of the Muses overlooks the Steadings.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Dryburgh Steadings; four newly-renovated holiday homes that have been designed around an attractive courtyard.  Created from lovingly restored, striking pink sandstone and weather-boarded farm steadings, the hamlet sits at the end of a no-through lane in a peaceful position beside the banks of the River Tweed.

This romantic pocket of the Borders has a fascinating tale to tell.  The ancient Temple of the Muses overlooks the Steadings, with the legendary River Tweed below, punctuated by the charming Dryburgh Suspension Bridge which traverses the river below the Steadings.   A five-minute walk along the lane leads to the evocative ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, the final resting place of Sir Walter Scott.  The adjacent hotel is a good spot for meals or drinks.  More distant views across open farmland take in the shapely summits of the triple-peaked Eildon Hills and the imposing statue of Sir William Wallace looking down onto the Steadings from atop a neighbouring hillside.  Other highlights on the doorstep including the beguiling town of Melrose, Sir Walter Scott’s home at Abbotsford and Scott’s View, a celebrated spot from which to admire the magnificent undulating Borders’ countryside unfurl below.

Dryburgh Steading Four sits at one end of the hamlet and the immaculately-presented accommodation comprises a kitchen with dining area, sitting room with additional dining space, log burner and French doors to the garden, additional seating area on the landing and two bedrooms each with their own bath or shower room.  Outside the property has a terraced area with a gas barbecue and outdoor furniture.  The large lawned area which wraps around the Steading is also for the communal use of guests.

The property is very well equipped with good quality kitchen equipment, luxurious bed linen and towels, Cole and Lewis guest amenities, waffle bath robes, televisions and sherry in every bedroom for a late-night tot and a quick and easy first night meal welcome hamper of pasta and other goodies.

Dogs are very welcome and there is a hose pipe outside each property to clean dogs after walking.

Property details

Ground floor

Utility / boot room with washing machine and dryer.

Cloakroom with WC and basin.

Fully-equipped kitchen with dining area, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge / freezer, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine.  The kitchen is well equipped with good quality cookware, crockery and glassware.

Sitting room with additional dining area, log burner and French doors to the patio area. 

First floor

Bedroom one with super king bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers, armchair and TV.

En-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC.

Bedroom two with super king size bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers, armchair and TV.

En-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC.

Outside

There is a patio area with garden furniture, gas barbecue and hose pipe with access to the large communal garden. Please note the garden area is not enclosed.

Parking

There is ample parking adjacent to the Steadings. Guests are welcome to drive into the courtyard to drop off luggage.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Dogs

Two well-behaved dogs are very welcome. There is a hose pipe in the garden to clean dogs after walking.  Guests must please clear up after their dogs.

Guest amenities

The property is very well equipped with luxurious bed linen and towels, Cole and Lewis guest toiletries, waffle bath robes and hairdryers in every bedroom. 

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Please note that the owners are awaiting a date for the installation of the broadband. There is good mobile coverage on most networks and a 4G signal.

Heating

There is oil central heating throughout along with the log burner. An unlimited supply of logs are provided.

Guest privacy

Guests should be aware that the property is part of a development of four holiday lets and the courtyard and the large lawned area that wraps around the Steadings are for the communal use of all guests.

Additional Accommodation

For guests looking to holiday together this cottage can be booked alongside Dryburgh Steading One, Dryburgh Steading Three (both sleeping 6 guests), Dryburgh Steading TwoDryburgh Farmhouse OneDryburgh Farmhouse TwoDryburgh Stirling One and Dryburgh Stirling Two, all sleeping 4 guests each.

Location

Dryburgh is within walking distance of the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel where guests are welcome to use the bar and AA rosette restaurant and bistro, and is just three miles from St Boswells which boasts the fabulous, award-winning Mainstreet Trading bookshop, café, deli and antiques shop and the excellent Blue Coo Bistro at the Buccleuch Arms. There is also a good butchers, small Co-op supermarket and the Borders Gunroom.

Nearby Melrose (7 miles) is one of the most picturesque in the Borders and has 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; or 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 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, Provender, Burts or Marmions all come highly recommended. A short drive will also take you to the pretty conservation village of Gattonside ( 6 miles) for excellent food at Seasons or the Hoebridge Restaurant.

Activities

Dryburgh is an excellent base for exploring the local area. The evocative ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, the final resting place of Sir Walter Scott, sit just a five minute walk away, upheld as the most beautiful of the Border Abbeys with remarkably complete ruins set in stunning grounds. Also on the doorstep is the mighty red sandstone monument of Sir William Wallace, and nearby Scott’s View offering panoramic views over superb Borders countryside.

For outdoor pursuits, there are excellent walks from the cottage along the river and several major walking and cycling routes nearby including the picturesque Four Abbeys Cycle Route and famous 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 sublime Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

It is also an ideal base for fishing parties with notable middle Tweed beats including Dryburgh, Tweedswood, Bemersyde and Lower Pavilion offering some excellent value fishing. Shooting, be it clays or game is also available locally, including Bisley at Braidwood where you can pay and play, sharpen up your eye with a few shooting lessons, or perhaps try the first full-bore pipe rifle shooting range in Scotland.

For golf fans, the 9 hole Melrose golf club sits in the shadow of the Eildon Hills, or head to the stunning championship course at the Roxburghe Hotel near Kelso for a leisurely afternoon.

For sightseeing, the grand stately homes and castles of Floors, Mellerstain, Manderston, Abbotsford and Thirlestane are all within a short half hour drive where the beautiful artworks, rich architectural detailing and scenic grounds and gardens are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

For short breaks, our local events and festivals provide the perfect excuse for friendly get-togethers where you can enjoy National Hunt Racing at Kelso Racecourse, local Antique Fairs and Auctions, the Floors Castle Horse Trials, Point-to-Point Meets, the Borders Book Festival, Walking Festival and Common Ridings.......to name just a few!

You can reach the wonderful heritage coastline in less than an hour with miles of deserted golden sands perfect for rest or play, or hop onto a train from Tweedbank (9 miles) for a day visit to the cultural city of Edinburgh where you can take advantage of events such as the vibrant Edinburgh Fringe Festival, exceptional Jazz and Blues Festival, or simply take some time to explore the exquisite historical architecture of this beautiful city.

 

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cook

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Reviews

"Back from our wonderful stay at Dryburgh Steading Four. Can't praise it enough. Fabulous setting, beautiful cottage with absolutely everything you could wish for, and more. Crabtree and Crabtree have some of the best properties available in the area, will definitely use again, we are very impressed with the standards."

Connolly family
Location By the River Tweed at Dryburgh.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome.
Important
  • Wi-Fi is due to be installed shortly.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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