Melrose, Scottish Borders

  • Surrounded by fields and close to the River Tweed, an elegant and supremely stylish Scottish cottage

You can book this property from:

  • £640 per week
  • £91 per night


Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 single Zip&Link bed


  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking
  • On-street parking
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Rural location

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00


From wild walks to woollen mills, from golf courses to gastronomy, there is so much to discover about the beautiful border country of Scotland.

Tweedswood is our first foray over the border from Northumberland and we are delighted to include this taste of Scotland in the collection. Named after its surrounding river and woodland, and the nearby salmon fishing beat, Tweedswood is everything you could imagine of a traditional Borders holiday cottage, and more.

Off the beaten track, in the small tranquil hamlet of Redpath, around four miles from Melrose - famous for its literary festival, you are greeted by the distinctive white painted stone exterior of 200-year-old Tweedswood set against a backdrop of rolling green hills. Semi-detached, but very private, the cottage has a large lawned garden - safe for children but also a delightful haven for adults - with views to the hills beyond.

A wonderful fusion of old and new, its original architectural features have been enhanced by squashy Loaf sofas, White Company linens and a contemporary fireplace with slate hearth. In a nutshell Tweedswood is simply delightful. Cosy yet sophisticated, you can dream away hours in its heavenly surroundings, whether reading a book on the kitchen window seat, watching the clouds roll by in the generous lawned garden or watching the flames flickering in the log burning stove. Edinburgh is only 50 minutes away by car or on the recently reopened Borders railway should you crave a day out in the city.

* Please note, since the filming of this video tour Tweedswood has added an ensuite shower room to the master bedroom, and the climbing frame has been removed from the garden but the swings and fort remain.

  • Ideal accommodation for the annual Borders Book Festival, the famous Melrose Sevens Tournaments or for the Common Ridings
  • Master bedroom with king size bed and luxurious ensuite shower room with underfloor heating
  • High thread count White Company bed linen and rich coloured throws from local mills
  • Spacious beamed living room with log burner
  • Good sized dining kitchen with sofa, window seat and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Large garden with furniture, children's swings and corner play fort
  • Excellent quiet village location but easy access to shops and restaurants
  • Just 40 minutes' drive from Edinburgh - easy day trip
  • Bike storage facilities available on site
  • Use of pool and leisure facilities at nearby Dryburgh Abbey Hotel (2 miles away) at a charge of £5 per adult and £2.50 for children - details in the cottage
  • Link to a leading fishing guide, Tweed Guide, for a day or half day's fishing instruction on the river nearby - all ages and abilities catered for
  • Nespresso coffee machine

Ground Floor

  • Kitchen/diner with table to seat up to six/eight guests
  • Cosy living room with log burner
  • Hallway with utility cupboard with washer/dryer

First Floor

  • Master bedroom with king size bed and ensuite shower room with underfloor heating, Fired Earth tiling and LED mood lighting
  • Second bedroom with flexible zip and link twin or superking beds (limited headroom when superking due to sloping ceilings). Please request at time of booking otherwise will be 'as found'
  • Family bathroom with bath and shower over


  • Large lawned garden with patio terrace, outdoor furniture and swings
  • Road parking at the front for one car and private parking for another car on a track to the rear (although please note access is tight)
  • Bike store


  • LPG central heating
  • Underfloor heating in kitchen and ensuite
  • Electricity
  • Log burner with a starter supply of logs
  • Bedding and bath towels
  • Starter supply of kitchen roll, dishwasher tablets, toilet roll, washing up liquid, salt and pepper
  • Sewing kit
  • First Aid kit
  • Wi-Fi
  • Travel cot and high chair


  • Cooker and hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen and tableware
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Washer/dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop, bucket, dustpan and brush
  • Tea towels
  • Dish cloths
  • Oven gloves
  • Hairdryer
  • Smart TV
  • Books and magazines
  • Landline telephone with honesty box
  • Toys and games
  • Outdoor table and chairs
  • Outdoor play equipment
  • Bike storage shed
  • Key safe for independent arrival
  • Book your own salmon fishing


Extra linen and towels (charges apply)


The stairs in this old cottage are quirky and a little steep so may be a little tricky for those of limited mobility but fine for everyone else. Upstairs, the ceilings are quite low, particularly if the second bedroom is made up as a superking. The front door parking is in a narrow layby by the house on the road (a small very quiet country lane which is not a through road) and the private parking at the rear is on a stoned track, tight space but feasible - you may prefer this for loading and unloading, especially with little ones. Otherwise, the perfect Scottish Retreat.


Whilst we take great care to represent our properties and their facilities as accurately as possible, the décor, furnishings and facilities shown in images and video tours may occasionally be subject to minor change.

It is suitable for children of all ages and includes a private garden and outdoor play equipment. There are also many child-friendly activities within driving distance of the cottage.


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Tweedswood is a charming cottage in a quiet village with beautiful walks nearby. It’s equipped with everything you need and decorated really tastefully. We absolutely loved it and highly recommend it.

Mrs B,

A couple of points. The cottage was perishing cold on arrival and with a 6 hour changeover time that was unnecessary. We have never arrived at Coastal Retreat and been so cold. The fire was a problem too as no firelighters were there and no means of chopping wood outside. Equipment was good but non stick pans would be a bonus please. It is a beautiful cottage and the art and artefacts are amazing. We have booked again for the end of September

Mrs Judith F,

We had a wonderful fortnight autumn break at 'Tweedswood' for the third time. The cottage is well equipped, clean and comfortable. It is in a friendly village setting surrounded by lovely countryside with lots of interesting places to visit and explore. Although we are pensioners, the back garden would be wonderful for children with a fort and swings. We couldn't use the garden furniture to sit out as it was too cold in November. We would readily recommend this cottage.

Mr Stephen C,


Tweedswood is located in the tranquil village of Redpath, which dates back to the 12th century, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Tucked among the rolling hills between the Border towns of Melrose and Earlston, it has the Tweed and Leader rivers close by and wonderful walking country all around, including Melrose’s famous Eildon Hills. Border towns Kelso, St Boswells, Melrose and Lauder are all within a half hour drive, offering a great range of outdoor activities, places to eat and historic houses to visit - with plenty of coffee stops along the way.

From the stunning ruins of the abbeys at Melrose, Kelso, Jedburgh and Dryburgh to Sir Walter Scott’s beloved Abbotsford and Traquair House near Peebles, originally a hunting lodge for the kings and queens of Scotland and today the oldest inhabited house in Scotland - there is much history to explore. If outdoor activities are more your thing, there are cycle routes, mountain-biking trails and of course world famous salmon fishing on the River Tweed - all right on the doorstep. For book lovers, the Mainstreet Trading Company in St Boswells, is an absolute must – as of course is the annual Borders Book Festival in Melrose in June, now firmly established as an important fixture in the literary calendar.

Edinburgh, Scotland’s vibrant capital with all that has made it one of the UK’s favourite cities, is within easy reach – only 35 miles north on the A68.

For further information on the area, see our Scottish Borders and Melrose sections.