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Lower Tweedknowe

Melrose, Scottish Borders

A beautifully-presented, spacious, ground floor apartment in a sought after location just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of historic Melrose. 

Lower Tweedknowe

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Overview

A beautifully-presented, spacious, ground floor apartment in a sought after location just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the historic town of Melrose.

Ideal for relaxation, sightseeing and walking

Ideal for relaxation, sightseeing and walking, with fishing on the nearby River Tweed. The accommodation is presented to a high standard throughout with impressive attention to detail and great charm and character. There’s a winning combination of old and new with original Victorian tiling, wooden flooring, original working shutters and statement antique pieces sitting alongside superb contemporary artwork, carefully chosen objets d’art and unusual designer paint colours.

The impressive drawing room is the convivial hub of the house with fabulous proportions and a wood burning stove for cosy winter evenings, a state of the art Roberts stereo system with iDock and Bluetooth and an honesty bar. The charming, light, bright kitchen is a chic, contemporary twist on traditional farmhouse style with a sought after La Canche range oven to delight cooks and an antique pine dresser decked with cookery books and Emma Bridgewater and Anta pottery. The bedrooms are furnished in sophisticated, neutral tones with sumptuous beds made up with exceptional quality bed linen and feather duvets and pillows. There's a double sofa bed in the snug available for a small additional fee.

Unusually for a town centre property, Lower Tweedknowe has a large, fully enclosed, private garden which is ideal for children and dogs with a terrace and furniture for outside dining.

Property details

Ground Floor

Entrance hall with original tiling. Useful space for the storage of outdoor kit.

Impressive drawing room with wood burning stove with logs provided, TV with DVD player, Roberts stereo with iDock and Bluetooth, books, games and an honesty bar.

Charming eat-in kitchen with superior quality La Canche gas range oven with gas hob, Belfast sink, large fridge / freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, digital radio, excellent quality crockery, glassware and cookware. 

Snug with large, flat screen TV with Freeview. A double sofa bed in the snug is available for an additional £35 for stays of 1 to 4 nights and £50 for stays of 5 nights or more

Bedroom one is the master bedroom with 5’ king size bed.

Family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.

Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be set up as 6' super king double or two 3’ twin beds.

Small en-suite shower room with walk in shower, WC and basin.

Outside

Unusually for a town centre property, Lower Tweedknowe is set in a large, fully enclosed garden. The garden is private, for use only by guests at Lower Tweedknowe. There is a terrace with furniture and a Webber barbecue for outside dining during the warmer months. 

Parking

There is private off-road parking for one car and ample on-street parking.

Babies & Children

A highchair and travel cot are available on request.

Dogs

Two well-behaved dogs are welcome. Owners are requested to keep their dogs out of the bedrooms and off the furniture.

Guest amenities

The beds are made up with exceptional quality bed linen and feather duvets and pillows. A hairdryer is supplied in the master bedroom. Luxurious bath sheets and hand towels are provided for all guests. Guest toiletries are also provided.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. There is adequate mobile coverage on most networks.

Heating

The property is heated with gas central heating throughout in addition to the log burning stove in the drawing room. Logs are provided.

Location

Lower Tweedknowe occupies a peaceful spot just a two minute stroll from the banks of the River Tweed and a leisurely five minute walk from one of the most picturesque towns in the Scottish Borders. Set in the very heart of the country that inspired the writings of Sir Walter Scott, you will find some of the best independent shopping in the area with Melrose Abbey as the beautiful backdrop.

An enjoyable afternoon can be spent browsing the range of interiors, gift, craft and boutique style shops around the pretty Market Square before afternoon tea or supper at one of the many convivial coffee shops or restaurants. Browse the lovely Henderson’s for gifts and vintage finds; Samuel Tweed for fine woven textiles; Sarah Thomson or Twelve for ladieswear; the beautiful hand-sewn Harris Tweed garments from Jane Hall at The Crafters; or Masons bookshop for a good holiday read.

For coffee and cake, pop into Apples for Jam for a steaming cappuccino and a delicious cream sponge, or head to the Town House, Burts or Marmions which all come highly recommended. Alternatively take a walk along the river and over the suspension footbridge to Gattonside for excellent food at either Seasons restaurant or the Hoebridge Restaurant.

You will find an excellent range of shops selling fine quality food and drink here including The Country Kitchen for deli produce, cheeses, whole foods and fresh coffees; Dalgetty’s Bakery, makers of the original Selkirk Bannock; 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 & veg shop as well as two small convenience stores.

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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

"We had a very relaxing time at Lower Tweedknowe. It is a lovely place, tastefully decorated and user-friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed the wood-burning stove, and the fact that there were blankets on the sofas for our use, to keep us extra cosy and comfortable. The heating worked well too. We were very pleasantly surprised by the welcome hamper. A fine welcome indeed. We also enjoyed having the radios and the docking station. Although we didn't use them, in the end, the little hot water bottles were also a nice touch - and we meant to use them, just for the sheer enjoyment! We all thought the honesty box system for the bar and extra logs was very good. And, again, although we didn't use anything, thoroughly appreciated the availability of the pasta, etc. We all came away feeling we would happily return."

Forrest family

"Thanks for a lovely stay in Lower Tweedknowe. The flat was immaculate, beautifully equipped and decorated, and thoroughly comfortable. Crabtree & Crabtree's website was good, the booking and communication was easy and the arrangements for access were really good. We arrived in cold and lying snow, which didn't stop us enjoying some fantastic walks and a bit of sledging. An OS map was very useful as there are lots of paths. Melrose is a lovely spot. We had a brilliant week and would certainly visit again. We would recommend the property too. We really liked it. Crabtree & Crabtree were very responsive, friendly and helpful too. Thank you."

Goodhand family

"We had a great stay at Lower Tweedknowe. Lovely place with bags of character and well equipped. Great location for a relaxing holiday."

Kershaw family

"Would just like to say we had fabulous week at Lower Tweedknowe. The property was very well presented, spacious and comfortable. The generous welcome pack was a very nice surprise!"

Higgs family

"We had a lovely time in the apartment. We hadn't expected it to be so big, and did get lost initially! We really appreciated the central heating and the hamper, which was a lovely surprise. The housekeeper was very helpful and we would recommend his services."

Hawkins family

"We found the house absolutely fabulous and the location close to the centre of Melrose perfect. I am sure we will return to the Borders and Northumberland area soon in the future."

Stanley family

"We stayed at Lower Tweedknowe and it was our first time staying at Melrose. We loved the town and our accommodation and will definitely return. The welcome pack was amazing and we were very comfortable in all parts of the house but especially the snug next to the bedroom. The house was extremely clean and well maintained and of course very stylish and sophisticated. The garden was great for our dog and we picked up loads of windfall apples and cooked them which was an unexpected treat. The local area is beautiful and still undiscovered. Kelso is a gem and we cannot wait to return."

Ms Hutchinson
Location In the town of Melrose.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Friday during high season.
  • Arrival time: 3pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The antique pine dresser decked with cookery books and Emma Bridgewater and Anta pottery. The little things we love...
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