Sitting in the heart of Borders country, Fisherman’s Cottage comes complete with roses around the door and idyllic views.
A prime spot close to middle Tweed fishing beats
Positioned mid-way between St. Boswells and Melrose, the cottage enjoys a prime spot close to middle Tweed fishing beats and iconic local visitor attractions, including Scott's View, the treasured viewpoint of Sir Walter Scott which sits right on the doorstep.
The pretty cottage garden is balanced with a country inspired interior, while the fishing members of the party will be charmed by the nod to piscatorial pursuits with practical considerations such as storage facilities for outdoor kit and rod racks available too.
On the ground floor, the kitchen is a bright sunny spot with a lovely outlook onto the garden, leading into a good-sized dining room which can seat six guests comfortably for evening entertaining. There is a ground floor double bedroom in a calming colour palette with the addition of zip and link bed configuration for extra flexibility, including the addition of a separate utility room and ground floor shower room.
The sitting room is perfectly positioned on the first floor and was originally used as an artist’s studio, this is a warm, cosy place to while-away the hours in front of the woodburner while a corner nook is a lovely spot to lose yourself in a good book.
The accommodation is completed with a twin bedroom with coombed ceiling and Velux window, while a separate bathroom with whirlpool bath will tick the right box for those seeking a luxurious soak at the end of a busy day.
Kitchen with electric cooker with oven, grill and ceramic hob, fridge with separate small freezer above, dishwasher, microwave. Selection of cookbooks. Breakfast bar area with two stools looking onto the private garden.
Dining room with seating for six, decorative fireplace, small TV with DVD player.
Bedroom one with zip and link system which can be configured to a 6’ super king or 3’ twin beds as required, side tables, chest of drawers, cupboard with storage and hanging hooks.
Utility/boot room with hanging rail, including space to hang waders, storage of outdoor kit, washing machine/dryer.
Family bathroom with corner shower with rainforest head and separate mixer, heated towel rail, basin and WC (this is accessed from the utility/bootroom).
Sitting room with two large double sofas, high backed armchair, wood burning stove with generous initial supply of logs, flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, Bluetooth speaker. A selection of books, games and DVDs are provided. Two Velux windows with countryside views.
Bedroom two with zip and link system which can be configured to a 6’ super king or 3’ twin beds as required, side table, chest of drawers, cupboard with hanging rail. Velux window with blackout blind.
Family bathroom with whirlpool bath, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
There is a lawned garden to the rear of the property with outside furniture which is fully enclosed. A barbecue will be made available for guest use in the summer months.
External storage for outdoor kit and bikes can be made available on request. This includes a full length rod rack for fishing rods.
Parking for two cars in a private access courtyard shared with the owner's property.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Two well-behaved dogs are permitted but must be clean and dry before access into the property and then kept to the uncarpeted areas of the property only. They are permitted in the upstairs sitting room when dry but not permitted in the bedrooms. There is provision for dog beds and feeding in the utility room.
High quality bed linen and towels are provided for guests along with hand soaps and toiletries. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Superfast broadband is available throughout the cottage. Mobile reception is reasonable but best on the EE and Vodafone networks.
Electric heating throughout the property - this is a combination of storage heating and electric. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with generous initial supply of logs.
The cottage sits to the side aspect of the owner's property but is not overlooked. While the owners are on hand to help guests with any aspect of their stay, they are very respectful of guest privacy. The property sits in a small village setting in the hamlet of Bemersyde.
There is a lockable place for bicycles and a basic bicycle repair station that guests can share with the owners of the property.
The cottage is within walking distance of the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel (1.5 miles) where guests are welcome to use the bar and AA rosette restaurant and bistro, and is just 3.4 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, a small Co-op supermarket and the Borders Gunroom for fishing and field sports.
The cottage is also 6.5 miles 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 deli and bakery produce, cheeses, whole foods and fresh coffees. You will also find a quality butchers and fishmongers, a fresh fruit and veg shop as well as two convenience stores.
For coffee and cake, pop into Apples for Jam for a steaming cappuccino, or for evening dining, the Town House, Provender, Burts or Marmions all come highly recommended. Alternatively a short drive of 4.5 miles will take you to the pretty conservation village of Gattonside for excellent food at the Hoebridge or Seasons restaurant.
This is an excellent base for exploring the local area with nearby Scott’s View (0.4 miles) offering panoramic views over superb Borders countryside. The evocative ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, the final resting place of Sir Walter Scott is also nearby, 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, with a lovely walk through the woods and onto the River Tweed.
For outdoor pursuits, this is an excellent area for walking with several major walking and cycling routes close by 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 nine hole Melrose golf club sits in the shadow of the Eildon Hills; or try the charming nine hole course at St. Boswells which sits on the south bank of the River Tweed. Alternatively 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 (8 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.
Cycling & mountain biking
Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.Find Out More
Historic houses and castles
With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.Find Out More
Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.Find Out More
From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.Find Out More
There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.Find Out More
Children and families
Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.Find Out More
Shopping, arts and crafts
We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.Find Out More
Museums, galleries and culture
Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.Find Out More
Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.Find Out More
If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.Find Out More
Spas and beauty treatments
Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.Find Out More
Ancestral history research
Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.Find Out More
Cooks and chefs
Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cookFind Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.Find Out More
"Thank you to the owners for a delightful stay in their wonderfully cosy cottage. It had everything we needed including comfy beds, a whirlpool bath and a very powerful log burner! We had a fabulous week walking in the countryside and visiting many sites nearby including Abbotsford, Melrose Abbey, Scott’s View and Mainstreet Trading bookshop and deli in St Boswell’s. All in all a very memorable week. Highly recommended - I would love to visit again!"Ms Partington
"We had a lovely week at Fisherman's Cottage. The cottage was clean and cosy and the owners very welcoming, would certainly recommend it to others."Mr Parker
"We really enjoyed our stay- the cottage was lovely, in a perfect location and the owners were so helpful and friendly! Would highly recommend!"Ms Heywood
"We had a lovely week thank you. Fisherman's Cottage was very cosy, well equipped and spotless as we have found with all your properties. We enjoyed a relaxing break in a wonderful location despite the weather! Please pass on our thanks to the owners, they have a beautiful cottage. We look forward to booking with you again soon."Hepworth Smith & family
"I do a lot of fishing in the Borders and have booked with you and other sites countless times a year. I found the cottage absolutely delightful. It was spotless, well furnished and exactly what we wanted. Please pass on my thanks to the owners who have created a fabulous fisherman's retreat. It's the little things like the welcome pack that make all the difference. I will be booking the cottage again next year and other venues too with C&C since to date everything on your books has been brilliant."Young family
"We had a lovely holiday at Fisherman’s Cottage. The owners made us most welcome. They adjusted the heater timer programme to make sure were warm and comfortable. The cottage was very well appointed and clean and tidy. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a quiet restful holiday."Mr Drysdale
"Everything at Fisherman's Cottage was fine and we really enjoyed our stay there. Everything was clean and tidy on our arrival and there was a very nice welcome pack waiting for us. The location was beautiful in the lovely village of Bemersyde and although the cottage is in the grounds of the owners house and in the centre of the village, it still felt very secluded. Also the garden was totally secure for our dogs and they enjoyed sniffing around and we would all hope to return again soon."Pidsley Family
"Great comfortable cottage with all facilities required as listed. Great walks on your doorstep for our dog as long or short as required. Weather fantastic for our week, relaxing in the tranquil garden after a good walk was well earned! Would not hesitate to book this cottage! Definite return visit to be considered."Ms Tynan
"We had a lovely chilled out week doing some sightseeing and the dogs loved all the local walks. The cottage was lovely and so quiet and the weather was great. Very pleased with the service you provided. Thank you so much."Mr & Mrs Thomson
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Saturday during high season. Flexible out of high season. Short breaks are not available.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The interior and exterior of this cottage give a charming nod to piscatorial pursuits."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree