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Kirklands Garden House

(Ref. 1068996)

Melrose, Scottish Borders Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (8)
  • well (7)
  • equipped (6)
  • comfortable (5)
  • garden (5)
  • lovely (5)

16 Customer Reviews

  • "Suited our needs very well"

    Reviewed by John3.8Oct 2023

  • "This is a very well equipped holiday cottage in a quiet location yet just a short drive from numerous local attractions."

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    We had a brilliant time. Lovely places to walk too and not to far from the little towns.

    Thank you so much Michelle. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2023

  • "We where very pleased with everything about the cottage and happy to go again."

    Perhaps being considered a little elderly and not into the pc world we did not completly understand the kitchen hub had a bit of trouble with the key lock at the back of the cottage

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you had a nice time at the cottage and hope to welcome you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely week at Kirklands Garden House we were very sorry to leave."

    The house is comfortable and well equipped. Loved sitting out in the garden of an evening and lots of great walking near by. Would definitely recommend.

    Many thanks for your kind comments. We are delighted you had a good stay and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bev5.0May 2023

  • "A very comfortable, spacious and well equipped cottage."

    We look forward to returning.

    Many thanks. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Kirklands and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Veronica4.7May 2023

  • "The property is great thankyou,, well done"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2022

  • "Everything the property detailed delivered."

    Beautiful location, central to numerous landmarks in the borders. The house and garden were perfect for our family of 4 and a visit from grandparents (not too much pressure on one bathroom). We spent a week walking in the area, and frequenting local cafes - couldn’t ask for any more from a holiday let.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Loved our stay at Kirklands Garden Cottage."

    So much to do in the surrounding area. Excellent!

    Thank you so much for your kind comments, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenny5.0May 2022

  • "Perfect! Nothing else needs to be said."

    Thank you so much! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back to Kirklands Garden House in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a really enjoyable holiday in this clean, spacious, warm, well equipped home."

    The setting is lovely, a tranquil spot but close to lots of walks and bike rides. The area has so much to offer that we would love to return and would have no hesitation in staying at Kirklands Garden House again.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back to Kirklands Garden House in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have just returned from a lovely week at Kirklands Garden Cottage with our dogs."

    Loads of walks from the door, local golf courses with short drive. Comfortable, clean and warm, detached Cottage with large open garden onto private woodlands ( you are asked to avoid these as they belong to neighbour). However, walk just a few hundred yards down quiet lane and you have direct access onto footpaths through woods and along river. We would love to return to this cottage but the property nolonger accepts pets unfortunately.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback and thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely place very peaceful great location clean and homely amazing we will come back the owner exceeded all expectations."

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Aug 2021

  • "This cottage is a hidden gem in the Borders, that has the feel of being "miles from anywhere" whilst still only a short drive to local amenities."

    Beautiful countryside views and walks, clean comfortable and well equipped accommodation and friendly welcome. Have already recommended to friends.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great cottage in beautiful peaceful surroundings."

    Equipped with everything you need, will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jun 2021

  • "Spacious and comfortable bungalow at the edge of nice forest, close to Melrose"

    Reviewed by Gediminas5.0Jun 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi, a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Garden with barbecue and outdoor seating area
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 2.6 miles Note: Garden not enclosed and backs onto open woodland
  • Please note this property only accepts 7 night bookings checking in on a Saturday

The property

Wrapped up in the luscious greenery of the Scottish countryside on the outskirts of Melrose town, is this idyllic cottage, Kirklands Garden House.

Set across the ground-floor, this homely and traditional abode provides a beautiful base from which a family or group of six can discover this exceptional part of the country.

Spend your evenings snuggled up on the sumptuous sofas as you watch entertaining movies on the Smart TV or cosy up in the inviting armchair and enjoy the heat of the flames from the woodburning stove.

Cross on over to the charming galley kitchen and prepare a hearty home-cooked meal for the whole family to enjoy whilst gathered at the rustic wood dining table, cracking open a bottle of bubbly and toasting to the good times ahead.

Whisk yourself away to the family bathroom and indulge in a relaxing soak in the spacious bath tub, or get ready for the day ahead with a brisk rinse under the overhead shower.

Make yourself feel right at home in one of the three delightfully decorated bedrooms comprised of a king-size and two twins, as you unpack your belongings into the storage space provided before allowing your head to hit the pillow.

Spend warm summer days basking in the sunshine out in the garden, as the chef of the group takes to the barbecue to prepare a mouth-watering feast whilst you sip on a delicious glass of wine.

Leave behind this lovely abode as you venture along the River Tweed and along the quiet country lanes to Scott's View, where you will be rewarded with breath-taking views across the countryside.

The river Leader can be easily accessed from the cottage and there are excellent opportunities for local walking.

There are also excellent local restaurants in both Gattonside and Melrose ( a 5 minute drive away).

Abbotsford House, home of Sir Walter Scott is another popular local attraction with stately home, an abundance of walks, shop and a restaurant.

Thirlestane and Floors Castles are both within a half hours drive and well worth a visit.

See the imposing Leaderfoot Viaduct as you cross on over to the centre of Melrose and discover Melrose Gardens, The Trimontium Museum Trust and the medieval remains of Melrose Abbey.

Explore the National Trust for Scotland's Priorwood Garden, or take your four-legged friends for a stroll around Dryburgh Abbey.

Spot Smailholm Tower and William Wallace Statue as you venture through the wonderful terrains of Bemersyde Moss, or admire the grandeur of the 19th -century architecture of Bowhill House.

Meet friendly Alpaca at Beirhope Alpacas, or travel to the magnificent city of Edinburgh for a day at Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh Castle and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

A pleasant drive away, the coastal town of Eyemouth offers an excellent day out for the whole family to enjoy with attractions such as the Eyemouth Museum, Gunsgreen House, and the Eyemouth Rib Trips.

Spend precious time with loved ones on an escape to Kirklands Garden House.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

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About the location


St Boswells 4.6 miles; Lauder 11.5 miles; Kelso 14.2 miles; Bonchester Bridge 19.3 miles

The quaint and idyllic town of Melrose can be found perched on the banks of the beautiful River Tweed right on the border where Scotland meets England. Surrounded by beautiful open fields, this charming town offers a beautiful base from which to explore the true delights of Scotland. Filled with all the essential amenities for a smooth-sailing self-catering stay, such as a large supermarket, a charming café and a small selection of quintessential country pubs and restaurants, it's little wonder this picturesque town has become a firm favourite amongst many holidaymakers. Visitors can delight in tours of The Trimontium Museum Trust and the medieval ruins of Melrose Abbey, as well as the beautifully-kept lawns of Priorwood Garden right from your doorstep! A pleasant drive away lies the historical town of Jedburgh and the Royal Burgh of Peebles, whilst further afield the picturesque town of Eyemouth makes for a wonderful day by the coast. Other local attractions include Dryburgh Abbey, Smailholm Tower and the former home of Sir Walter Scott, Abbotsford. Fun is to be had at Go Wild Scotland, and outdoor enthusiasts should be sure to embark on a scenic hike through Tweed Valley Forest park. With something for everyone to enjoy, Melrose is the ultimate choice for any type of holiday to Scotland.

Please note this property only accepts 7 night bookings checking in on a Saturday.