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Tweedswood

Melrose, Scottish Borders

Perfect for sharing, this quaint, beautifully presented period cottage radiates charm and tranquility, sitting in an idyllic village location close to the River Tweed right in the heart of Border country.

Tweedswood

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Overview

Perfect for sharing, this quaint, beautifully presented period cottage radiates charm and tranquility, sitting in an idyllic village location close to the River Tweed right in the heart of Border country.

Radiating charm and tranquility

Surrounded by glorious scenery and wonderful walks from the doorstep, this is a blissful spot to retreat, relax and enjoy all that this area has to offer.

Step inside, and the classic period features of the cottage shine through with original beams, elegant furnishings, antiques and artworks soothed with a gentle country style. In the sitting room, deep squishy sofas set against a calming colour palette and a cosy woodburning stove provide a lovely space for families and friends to spend some together-time.

High quality finishes continue into the kitchen with shaker style units, wooden work surfaces and a contemporary range style cooker which will delight the budding chefs in the party. Underfloor heating throughout the kitchen and dining space keeps things nice and toasty where you can cradle a rich morning coffee and contemplate the day ahead curled up on the charming window seat.

Upstairs, the serene theme continues in the two double bedrooms featuring super comfortable Hypnos beds, finished with crisp White Company linens and opulent throws and cushions from local textile producers.

Outside, the pretty whitewashed exterior complements the heritage of this 200 year old cottage with a large lawned garden to the rear, including a charming play fort and swing to keep children happily entertained.

Property details

Ground floor

Front door leading into a hallway with large storage cupboard for outdoor kit.

Sitting room with two large double sofas provide provide plenty of seating space for rest and relaxation. Wood burning stove with logs supplied. Technology includes a flat screen TV with Freeview and DVD player. Bose docking station. Books, DVDs and board games are provided.

Kitchen/dining area is fully equipped with 5 burner electric induction hob, 3 ovens, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and Dualit toaster. DAB radio. Dining table with seating for six guests. Snuggler sofa and window seat. A washing machine and dryer sits in a separate laundry cupboard sitting to the right of the access hall.

First floor

Curved staircase with deep treads and handrail leading to upper landing with:

Bedroom one is the master Bedroom with 5’ king size bed and concealed bookcase, side tables, hanging wardrobe, dressing table and small TV.

Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be adapted to super king or twin as required. Wardrobe with hanging space, side tables, chest of drawers. Selection of books, games and dressing up box for children.

Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin, WC, heated towel rail.

Outside

There is a large lawned garden to the rear of the house which is enclosed for the safety of children but with a small gate leading into fields beyond. The garden is accessed from the side of the cottage. There is a patio area for dining with garden furniture and barbecue.

There is outside storage for outdoor kit such as bikes, fishing gear and golf clubs.

Parking

There is on-street parking for two cars in front of the cottage, however it should be noted that the village road is quite narrow and guests may prefer to use the private parking area to the rear of the cottage accessed via a side lane.

Guest amenities

High quality Hypnos beds made up with luxurious bed linen. A hairdryer is supplied in each bedroom. Hypoallergenic duvets and pillows are provided. Feather bedding can be provided on request. Luxurious bath sheets and hand towels are provided for guests along with hand soaps and toiletries.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. Good mobile coverage on most networks. A landline telephone is provided for reasonable use by guests if required.

Heating

There is LPG central heating throughout the property. Underfloor heating to the main hallway and kitchen. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with logs supplied.

Guest privacy

Tweedswood is a semi-detached property and sits in a line of cottages within the peaceful hamlet of Redpath. The rear garden offers guest privacy leading to open fields beyond.

Location

Tweedswood sits just 4 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 and a Co-op supermarket.

For gifts and lovely things, head to Michael Vee Design for elegant interiors; Samuel Tweed for fine woven textiles; Sarah Thomson or Twelve for ladieswear; beautiful artisan goods from The Crafters; or Masons bookshop for a good holiday read. For those seeking something a little more energetic, there is also a bike shop and cycle hire where you will find plenty of friendly advice on local trails around the area.

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, Burts or Marmions all come highly recommended. Alternatively a short drive of 3 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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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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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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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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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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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

"We very much enjoyed the property and village. Lovely detail. Look forward to next visit to Borders."

Lamb family

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tweedswood and found the property excellent. Very clean and everything was of a high standard. Hopefully we will stay in one of your properties again in the future."

Mitchell family

We had a great stay at Tweedswood. The cottage was stunning and immaculate. We loved the quiet location and we hope to return for another stay in the future. Please pass our thanks on to both the owners and the housekeeper for providing such a perfect holiday cottage."

Finlay family
Location In the small village of Redpath - 4 miles from Melrose.
Dogs
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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With a play fort and swings in the garden and charming twin bedroom upstairs, families are sure to enjoy time spent here. The little things we love...
"With a play fort and swings in the garden and charming twin bedroom upstairs, families are sure to enjoy time spent here."
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree
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