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Fisherman's Cottage

Melrose, Scottish Borders

Sitting in the heart of Borders country, Fisherman’s Cottage comes complete with roses around the door and idyllic views.

Fisherman's Cottage

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Overview

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 to take advantage of the views over the rolling Border countryside with distant views across the three peaks of the Eildon Hills and Leaderfoot viaduct. 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.

Property details

Ground floor

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).

First floor

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.

Outside

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

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.

Dogs

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.

Guest amenities

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.

Heating

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.

Guest privacy

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.

Location

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, 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.

Activities

Cycling & mountain biking

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.

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Fishing

Fishing

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.

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Historic houses and castles

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.

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Walking

Walking

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.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

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.

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Children and families

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.

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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

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!

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Shopping, arts and crafts

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.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Museums, galleries and culture

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.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Ancestral history research

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.

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Spas and beauty treatments

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.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

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.

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Gardens

Gardens

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.

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Golf

Golf

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.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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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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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

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

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"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 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

"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
Location In the hamlet of Bemersyde - 5.5 miles from Melrose.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The interior and exterior of this cottage give a charming nod to piscatorial pursuits. The little things we love...
"The interior and exterior of this cottage give a charming nod to piscatorial pursuits."
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree
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