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The Toll House

(Ref. 1094371)

Melrose, Scottish Borders Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • clean (14)
  • great (9)
  • lovely (8)
  • well (8)
  • stay (7)
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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location, very warm and fantastic walk-in shower."

    Probably no room but a tumble dryer would have been nice. Kitchen could do with a better selection of pans as they were all quite small and only one had a lid. A garlic press would be good too. Single glazing meant it was a bit noisy from passing traffic and pub revellers at the weekend but bed comfy and we slept well. Would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Feb 2024

  • "Very pleasant and superbly situated place for getting around the district or down the high street and local places to visit."

    Plenty of shopping and eating places Enjoyed every minute

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Dec 2023

  • "Thank you so much, we had a lovely stay."

    It's a great location. Really clean and comfortable. Lots of little extras we didn't expect. The milk and Tunnocks were a wee lovely added touch, and gratefully received. We will almost certainly be back if we can.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Nov 2023

  • "We found this an excellent property, spotlessly clean and well appointed."

    The outside noise is an issue - perhaps double or secondary glazing might help but that wouldn’t put us off returning.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a fantastic cottage in a great position in this lovely town."

    I’ve stated in Melrose many times and know that parking is always on the roadside but that doesn’t detract st all from the convenience of being right by the Town centre. I couldn’t have wished for more and I hope I’ll be back next year.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great place stay in Melrose."

    No parking close by.

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Sep 2023

  • "The property was clean and comfortable inside but the outside hallway and the lane outside were very dirty and shabby."

    I was not impressed either by the long list of tasks we were expected to complete before leaving including stripping the bed etc. we paid a substantial sum to stay and the overall experience was disappointing.

    Reviewed by Barbara3.1Aug 2023

  • "House was immaculate, great location to access restaurants, shops and walking routes."

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very Very clean house and close to everything that you needed food shops would ..."

    Very Very clean house and close to everything that you needed food shops would definitely recommend to friends and family

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jul 2023

  • "The apartment was lovely but would benefit from secondary double glazing as the location close to traffic makes it noisy."

    Also, the lack of a dedicated parking space means you sometimes have to search for a space elsewhere in the town. We stayed during Festival week which made this task even more daunting and meant a constant look out for spaces becoming available close to the property. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and the town of Melrose had plenty to offer for a week. If the suggested improvement to the windows, and better parking were addressed, we'd have no hesitation in recommending The Toll House.

    Reviewed by Kirsty3.8Jun 2023

  • "The property was immaculate in every way."

    It is a charming property very very close to restaurants and shops.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Jun 2023

  • "Cosy cottage ,lovely town ,very clean,ideal pub called the ship, beautiful decked beer garden."

    any difficulties the staff go out of their way to help, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Apr 2023

  • "A thoroughly pleasant and warm place to stay in Melrose during a very chilly April week."

    We felt right at home. It really is in the heart of town -- so more urban in feel than country cottage. As a result it's literally steps from a dozen restaurants, pubs and craft shops. We'd stay again!

    Reviewed by Jim4.4Apr 2023

  • "Traffic noise aside it was wonderful"

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Mar 2023

  • "Although the property was clean and tidy the living room was cold due to lack of ..."

    Although the property was clean and tidy the living room was cold due to lack of double glazing or even secondary glazing and to cut out some of the road noise, apart from that everything was fine, an ideal location(close to the pub)

    Reviewed by James4.1Feb 2023

  • "Very nice apartment."

    Exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by Wycliff5.0Jan 2023

  • "The place is very clean and cosy, well facilitated to our needs."

    However, we had to cut our holidays short due to lack of sleep. The flat has single glazed windows all round, and very thin walls and ceilings. Therefore, the sound of traffic from outside during the nights and the creaking floor board and every other noise from upstairs since 5am in the mornings just kept us awake, plus as it's situated next to the pubs and takeaways, the beeping sound from one of those premises starts at 6am. All in all, this is not a relaxing holiday home for us at all unfortunately, so will not return for sure.

    Reviewed by Lan3.8Dec 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in the centre of Melrose Very well maintained and very clean."

    Great base for exploring the Borders. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Nov 2022

  • "Toll House was fantastic."

    We enjoyed staying there very much. It is in a very central location and within walking distance to everything we needed. It had the added bonus of being on the ground floor and had a walk-in shower, so it is great for the elderly. It was obvious by the decor and cleanliness, that the Toll House is very much loved and cared for by the owner. I would recommend it highly!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2022

  • "This was our second stay in the Toll House."

    There's some traffic noise in the sitting room at busy commuter times, but that's certainly not enough to detract from the flat's other positives. It was scrupulously clean ,well equipped [I particularly appreciated the quality bedding and towels and the large , powerful shower], warm - important in a Scottish October!-and neutral but attractive in decoration.. We managed to get a space every day in the adjacent car park. Great to have excellent cafes, pubs and shops within five minutes or less walking distance. It's a venue we will definitely return to.

    Reviewed by Ailsa5.0Oct 2022

  • "It is a lovely bright little flat close to all amenities."

    It is spotlessly clean and well equipped .Excellent heating system . The shower room would benefit from an extractor fan especially in the colder months .Otherwise it is a perfect holiday home for a couple .

    Reviewed by Wilma5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely flat, Great location, everything you needed was supplied."

    Clean and tidy. Had traffic noise, but no problem with us. would come back again.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Sep 2022

  • "An excellent little bolt hole right in town, very clean, tastefully furnished and well maintained"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Convenient town centre location."

    Can sometimes be a bit noisy at night, as a consequence. Parking a bit tricky at times, especially for loading and unloading. Overall a very satisfactory stay. Excellent choice of restaurants within walking distance.

    Reviewed by Martin4.1May 2022

  • "Melrose it's self was lovely, a real find."

    We had a lovely mini break and found the town clean and welcoming. The apartment was exceptional and we would thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2022

  • "I am just home from a weekend at The Toll House."

    I was extremely happy with the level of cleanliness (it was spotless) and how well equipped it was. It had everything you would want, even down to usb chargers. I would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking about visiting Melrose.

    Reviewed by Morris5.0Mar 2022

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  • Ground-floor apartment
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free, off-road parking available in nearby car parks, roadside parking also available
  • Shared courtyard
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: this property will only accept 5 or more night bookings over the weekend of the 8th of April
  • Note: over the weekend of the 8th of April there is an event which causes the town to become very busy and very loud, please call us if you require further information Note: The property has a minimum of a 3 night stay

The property

Nestled within the heart of the quaint town of Melrose in Scotland, is this charming, one-bedroom ground-floor apartment.

The Toll House.

Named after its superb location set within the town’s historic 17th-century Toll House and enjoying easy access to all the local amenities and Melrose Abbey, The Toll House is an ideal dog-friendly dwelling for a couple and their canine companion who are looking for their next holiday to Scotland.

Step into the property, where you will find a well-equipped kitchen, complete with handy washing machine, where you can rustle up a romantic meal, ready to be enjoyed at the dining table for two over a bottle of fizz.

After your meal, curl up on the plush sofa and select your favourite film from the Smart TV as the evening’s entertainment.

Wash away the day with a refreshing rinse in the large walk-in shower, before climbing into the sumptuous double bed to catch your rest.

In the morning, prepare for the day in style with your own dressing area in the bedroom, before heading out to the shared courtyard to savour a steaming cup of coffee as you plan the day ahead.

Explore the local town which has so much to offer, including an excellent selection of pubs and restaurants, including the Ship Inn, The Provender, as well as the Rak Thai Takeaway if you would prefer to dine in the comfort of The Toll House.

Be sure to check out the town’s historic attractions which include the imposing 14th-century Melrose Abbey with its own museum, Abbotsford The Home of Sir Walter Scott, and the Trimontium Museum, if that’s not your thing why not enjoy the delights of the idyllic gardens on offer, including the vibrant Priorwood Garden National Trust for Scotland and the Harmony Garden.

If it’s scenic walks you are looking for, you can easily access the famous 62-mile Cuthbert’s Way which begins at the abbey and ends at the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, or perhaps take a stroll across the River Tweed to two superb restaurants, The Hoebradge Inn and Seasons.

St Boswells rests nearby and is home to the dog-friendly ground of Dryburgh Abbey, as well as an excellent golf club overlooking the River Tweed and The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary.

For a memorable getaway in Scotland, secure your stay at The Old Toll House.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

Note: The property has a minimum of a 3 night stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas