Dryburgh Stirling Two
Built in the early 19th century, Dryburgh Stirling Two with its ornate orchard gate and turrets was originally part of the aristocratic folly of the 11th Earl of Buchan.
Nestled gently on the banks of the River Tweed
Nestled gently on the banks of the River Tweed amidst the rich dramatic beauty of the landscape made famous by the writings of Sir Walter Scott, this is an enchanting spot.
Now offered as two outstanding holiday lets, the cottages at Dryburgh have undergone a complete transformation to ensure the highest level of guest comfort throughout.
Sitting at the end of a no-through road surrounded by scenic parkland and woodland, the area is steeped in history and heritage, positioned just a stone’s throw from the romantic medieval ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, the mighty sandstone statue of Sir William Wallace, and the Dryburgh chain link bridge.
With its cosy country scheme, Dryburgh Stirling Two is a perfect setting for families and friends to get comfortable and enjoy this tranquil riverside retreat. The cottage has been furnished with great care and attention with deep sumptuous sofas, high quality finishes and lovely proportions.
Open-plan sitting room/dining/kitchen:
Sitting room with two large double sofas set around a wood burning stove with logs supplied. Technology includes a flat screen TV with integrated DVD. A selection of books, games and DVDs are provided.
Kitchen/dining is fully equipped with electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, integrated dishwasher, integrated microwave and wine fridge. CD/stereo system. There is an informal dining space with seating for 4/6. The breakfast bar has two high stools, and there is a separate round dining table with seating for 4/6. There is a large external storage/utility with washing machine and freezer.
Conservatory with two leather sofas and flat screen TV. This opens out onto the patio which is equipped with garden furniture and enjoys lovely views over open parkland.
Bedroom one with 4’6” double bed, side tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers, and flat screen TV.
Bathroom with shower unit, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with 5’ king size bed, side tables, chest of drawers, flat screen TV.
En-suite bathroom with corner shower unit, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
There is a patio and lawned garden to the rear of the property which is accessed from the conservatory. This has outside furniture for relaxation.
There is a secure outdoor storage room with plenty of space for outdoor kit, fishing rods and bikes. An external cloakroom with WC adjoins the property. There is a large open kennel for dogs leading into the storage room to give dogs both internal and outdoor space.
There is private parking for two cars to the front of the cottage.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Two well-behaved dogs are permitted but must be kept to the conservatory area of the property only. Owners are asked to ensure that dogs are clean and dry before access into the property. There is an outside tap and large outside kennel.
High quality bed linen and luxurious towels are provided for guests along with hand soaps and toiletries. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom. Bath robes are supplied.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available but guests should be aware that speeds can be variable. There is good mobile coverage on most networks.
Central heating throughout the property. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with logs supplied.
Dryburgh Stirling Two is a semi-detached property. This adjoins Dryburgh Stirling One which is also offered as a holiday let.
Dryburgh Stirling Two 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.
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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"Our stay at Dryburgh Stirling Two was excellent. The location was superb. As for the property it was first class - the best we have stayed in. It was spotless, well maintained with nothing to want for. The welcome pack was amazing. It will come as no surprise to you that my wife and I are already looking at this and other properties in your portfolio and hope to make a booking for later this year and another for next year. Many thanks to your team for your excellent service."Mr Walker
"We had a wonderful week in Stirling Two; the property was very comfortable and well appointed and the little things that make a difference were all there. We will definitely seek to come back to a Crabtree & Crabtree cottage in the future!"Mr & Mrs Turner
"We were really quite blown away by our whole (first) experience with Crabtree and Crabtree - and will wholeheartedly recommend it as a company to anyone looking for accommodation in the Borders, or the other regions that you cover. There were a few factors behind our high praise; the pre-arrival information, all of the emails were timely and useful. We were full of confidence before we even arrived. As the end of our stay approached, we felt the same. We've never stayed in self-catering accommodation that provided so many "extras" - from the fully stocked fridge to the baskets containing first aid essentials in the bathroom, and of course all the cleaning products - we felt you really had gone above and beyond! The house itself was so very well appointed. The location was just stunning! We had good weather, admittedly, but we loved the view from the front of the house, we also loved walking down to the river each evening, going on runs from the house, and even with the pandemic, we still found places open to visit, and to collect takeaway from. We don't have pets, but we could see that dogs would be very well catered for."Ms Hesketh
"We had a wonderful holiday, the cottage was lovely, incredibly well supplied and we felt completely safe and comfortable. The area around Dryburgh is perfect for walking, relaxing and generally having a lovely time in a beautiful, quiet spot on the Tweed with pretty and friendly towns to visit. We look forward to coming back again very soon."Carey family
"We all had a lovely stay at Dryburgh Stirling 2, a lovely cosy & well appointed cottage with a great welcome hamper too!
Again it was a pleasure for us to use Crabtree & Crabtree once again & appreciate all your help & advice for our 2018 New Year getaway."
"We had a lovely stay at Dryburgh Stirling Two, the cottage looked fantastic and was in such an idyllic location that we loved going for walks to photograph and explore the area. The welcome pack was amazing so a big thank you to the owners and housekeeper for making us feel special, the housekeeper does a great job keeping the cottages in order. Our friends who came up for three days were really impressed with the cottage and loved their stay with us, everything was perfect. This has to be our favourite stay in the Borders and we hope to come back soon."Miss George
"Just wanted to say WOW the property the property was amazing & we spent the first hour going round the property saying look at this & look at this. Pictures of property on the website make it look lovely but see the property when you arrive it blows you away. Great welcome pack as well. Many thanks to everyone at Crabtree & Crabtree for a great property, website & ease of booking. Thanks to the owner & the cleaner for an amazing property."Mr Denbigh
"The cottage was the best equipped one we have encountered, even the kitchen knives were sharp. Booking cottages through Crabtree & Crabtree is always a pleasure."Phillips family
"A wonderful cottage in a wonderful peaceful location which set the scene for a fabulous week’s break for four adults. My guests and I were awed by the cosiness of the cottage and the quality of the fixtures, furnishings and decor. The inventory provided everything one could need and more and the welcome pack was the best I have ever come across. We thank the housekeepers for the immaculate presentation of the cottage and for their attention during our stay. We would also like to thank the owners for their no expense spared policy of providing the best possible holiday experience. We look forward to returning next year."Williams family
"We had a wonderful time at this property. It really felt like a home from home and everything you can think of was provided. Despite the cold weather we were really toasty and warm and even loved the rainy day on Saturday. Fabulous."Rigby family
"We had a lovely stay at Dryburgh Stirling Two. What a delightful cottage to your very high standards yet again. We continue to enjoy Crabtree & Crabtree cottages and always are willing to recommend your website to friends and family because of the high standards."Marshall family
"I would like to say that from booking the holiday and arriving at Dryburgh Stirling Two, everything went very smoothly. Upon arrival we were fortunate enough to meet the housekeeper and she was very welcoming and helpful. Both properties were amazing, even better than the photos! Everything from fixtures and fittings to bedding, towels, toiletries, garden furniture etc were excellent. The properties were very clean and even though dogs are allowed to stay there, there was no "doggy" smell. The welcome pack upon arrival was the best we've ever experienced, absolutely excellent! The views were stunning, the most tranquil beautiful, peaceful place we've stayed in a while and we were so lucky with the hot weather! I would definitely recommend the properties we stayed in to anybody, and thanks to Crabtree & Crabtree that is why we have discovered them, I would not hesitate to recommend your company for booking holidays and will definitely use you again when looking for a holiday home. Many thanks to your team and the owners/housekeeper at Dryburgh Stirling Two for making our holiday a wonderful experience."Sharpe family
"We had a thoroughly enjoyable time in the perfectly equipped cottage. True to Crabtree & Crabtree's usual standards."Merrin family
"Just a little note to say we had a lovely holiday at Dryburgh Stirling Two. The property was excellent and beautifully presented with fabulous views. We would love to return. Many thanks to Crabtree & Crabtree."Sande family
"From start to finish the cottage was absolutely perfect, we walked in to a wonderful welcoming pack provided by the owner, everything we needed and more. The cottage was warm and cosy with all the facilities we needed. The location overlooking the river Tweed was beautiful. Everything was clean and tidy. With wonderful walks direct from the cottage it was an active but restful break.
Every room was equipped to meet our needs, the bedrooms were lovely and comfortable, bathroom facilities very good and the shower was powerful, excellent after a days walking.
Our thanks to you all for a wonderful break."Mr & Mrs Bull
"We had a wonderful holiday at Stirling Two cottage. It was very cosy, warm and comfortable. The standard of furnishings and decoration were very high. Everything we needed was available. A perfect location on the banks of the River Tweed, just a short walk from Dryburgh Abbey. Lovely views all around. Lots of walks straight from the cottage along the Tweed or to nearby villages and places of interest. The service from Crabtree and Crabtree was excellent. We plan to make a return visit in the near future."Mr & Mrs Latusek
"This is our second holiday at Dryburgh Stirling Two. The reason we came back this year and booked for next year is because we love the place. It is so peaceful and beautiful. The dog loves it because there is a lovely big enclosed garden for her to run round. The accommodation is excellent, lovely and clean with every little necessity thought of. My daughter-in-law wanted some tomato sauce on her bacon buttie and I had only taken brown sauce and then I noticed one of the little jars, which I thought were jams and marmalades, contained tomato sauce! The weather this year has been so beautiful that we did not eat in the cottage at all and had all our meals on the patio. When I have rang the staff at Crabtree and Crabtree could not be more pleasant and helpful."Frost family
"We had an excellent holiday despite the Scottish weather and cannot praise the cottage enough."Mr & Mrs West
"Had a wonderful time very impressed with cottage. Maintained to a high standard, welcome pack a very nice touch and much appreciated. Will definitely book again with Crabtree & Crabtree in the future. Booking and property access stress free."Ms Coverdale
- Two dogs are allowed.
- Typical arrival day: Saturday during high season and Monday or Thursday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The fairytale exterior with the ornate orchard gate and turrets add a special kind of magic."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree