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.
Tranquil country living just 4 miles from Melrose
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 (one en- suite) 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.
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.
Staircase with turn - deep treads and metal handrail leading to upper landing with:
Bedroom one - master Bedroom with 5’ king size bed, side tables, built-in wardrobe, dressing table and small TV.
En-suite bathroom - includes a shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC. High quality finishes with tiles from Fired Earth and a limestone floor with underfloor heating. Images in due course.
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.
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.
There is on-street parking for one car to the front of the cottage. The village road is narrow therefore guests with a large vehicle or more than one car may prefer to park in the lane to the rear of the cottage accessed via a side lane beyond the cottage, however it should be noted that turning is more limited at this point. A gate allows direct access into the rear garden of the property. There is also additional parking at the village hall which sits approximately 100m from the cottage.
Babies & Children
A travel cot, highchair and stairgates are available on request.
Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
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.
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.
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.
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; 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, Provender, 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.
The famous River Tweed sits minutes from the property, and some fantastic salmon fishing can be found on notable middle Tweed beats such as Tweedswood, Bemersyde and Lower Pavilion for those keen to cast a line.
For walking, there are paths and riverside trails directly from the doorstep, including the Jubilee Path where you may be lucky enough to spot otters, kingfishers and badgers along the way. A short walk will take you to Leaderfoot Viaduct, an outstanding 19 arch bridge spanning the Tweed, or a very scenic 1.5 mile ramble in the opposite direction will take you to Scott's View - the inspiration for many of Sir Walter Scott’s writings with stunning panoramic views across the rolling Border heartland.
Next, stop for a lazy lunch and leisurely browse at the very lovely Main Street Trading in St Boswells, followed perhaps by a trek up the three peaks of the Eildon Hills for yet more amazing views and fascinating historical connections. Sir Walter Scott’s home at Abbotsford will reveal a treasure trove of artefacts connected to this great writer, while the grand stately homes and gardens of nearby Manderston, Mellerstain, Floors Castle and Thirlestane will not fail to impress.
Melrose is the starting point for 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 mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Alternatively the sublime Southern Upland Way, Borders Abbeys Way and Sir Walter Scott’s Way run right through this area - each with shorter routes for less experienced walkers or those with less time.
Golf fans will be in heaven here with over 60 courses to choose from across the region, while cyclists will delight at the range of biking options across the wider area from long forest cruises to high energy burning climbs, including the 7Stanes biking centres at Innerleithen and Glentress which sit just a half-hour drive from the property.
For families, there is a park and tennis courts in Melrose, or a multi-screen cinema, skate park and leisure pool can be found in Galashiels (7 miles). For outdoor adventures, a riding centre and woodland playground with huge slides and zip wires can be found at Bowhill House & Country Park in Selkirk (14 miles).
For city sights the cottage sits less than five minutes from the A.68 where a drive of 40 minutes will take you into the spectacular city of Edinburgh where you can explore the fascinating architecture of the old town and soak-up the culture and heritage of this beautiful vibrant city. Wander the cobbled closes and narrow stairwells of the Royal Mile and Grassmarket, or take a candle-lit tour of the underground vaults of the old city and uncover sinister tales of Edinburgh’s darker past!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.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
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.Find 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
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"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
"We had a lovely time at Tweedswood thank you. The cottage was very warm, clean and welcoming and we thought it was very well equipped. The setting is very peaceful and quiet and not so far away from local amenities. We had one of the most relaxing and restful breaks we have had and would happily recommend the cottage for a holiday. We will return to Tweedswood at some point!"Mr Foster
"Cannot fault Tweesdswood in any way. The owners have thought of everything and it is a cottage full of charm. For all the years I have stayed in the Borders I had never been in Redpath. Lovely walks and local people so friendly. It was a very relaxing week and the weather was amazing."Mrs & Mr Ritchie
- Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
- Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"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