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Maplehurst House

Melrose (3mls NW), Scottish Borders
Sleeps 16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 9
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Edwardian Arts & Crafts house with original period features
  • Explore the landscaped gardens with croquet lawn, seating areas and summer house
  • Located on the Southern Upland Way close to the River Tweed and its excellent fishing
Property code: 80666

Magnificent B-listed Edwardian Arts & Crafts house nestled amidst spectacular landscaped grounds, with stunning original features including solid oak panelling, stained-glass windows and open fires.

Ideally located for exploring the borders region of Scotland, this luxurious period house is located directly on the Southern Upland Way, so walkers, hikers and bikers will be in heaven. Sleeping 16 in eight bedrooms, gather friends, family and three dogs together for a holiday to remember. Nestled in a peaceful, private position, children and pups will love exploring the 1.35 acres of landscaped gardens and playing hide and seek amongst the cherry, maple and apple trees in the enclosed orchard.

 

Beautiful traditional features blend effortlessly with contemporary touches within this magnificent Arts and Crafts house, with the stained-glass windows, grand staircase and oak panelling creating a country property of elegance and character. Superbly designed with large parties in mind, the study with snooker table, large reception hall, and an extra seating area on the first floor provides ample space for everyone to spread out.

 

With patio doors to the garden from both the dining room and kitchen, the outdoors is never far away, and with open fires in the reception hall, study and lounge there is ample space for everyone to grab a seat in front of the crackling flames. Gather for meals in the dining room, where patio doors lead directly out to the wonderful, landscaped gardens. At the end of the day, return to warm your toes against the AGA, before enjoying a challenging game of pool, providing hours of entertainment for young and old.

 

A successful blend of tradition and quirk has been created in the bedrooms, with patterned wallpaper and soft furnishings a backdrop to vintage furniture. Six of the bedrooms boast TVs, ideal for a bit of privacy on lazy mornings and cosy evenings, and all eight bedrooms having en-suites makes life easy for large, mixed-age family groups. The bathrooms retain the same character, with a long soak in the freestanding bath a daily event that should not be missed.

 

Approached by a winding, private drive which leads to a gravel turning circle to the front of the house, the spectacular landscaped gardens are surrounded by rolling, green fields. Start your day with a coffee on the substantial terrace, a glorious setting for al fresco dining morning, noon and night. In the evening, take your dinner to the summer house and watch the kids potter about on the croquet lawn, or play amongst the trees and rhododendrons in the orchard. There is ample off-road private parking, and the village is within walking distance which includes shops, pubs and restaurants.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 8 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size, 3 king-size, 2 twins and 2 doubles
  • All bedrooms are en-suite, comprising 1 en-suite bathroom with free standing bath, his and hers sinks, separate shower and WC; 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC; 6 en-suite shower rooms with WC's and a separate WC on the ground floor
  • AGA, electric oven and induction hob, electric steam oven, microwave, induction wok hob, American-style fridge/freezer with water and ice dispenser, wine cooler, cooling drawers, and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washer/dryer/ironing board/clothes rack
  • Games Room with pool table, darts board, table tennis and a selection of board games for the family
  • Travel cot and 2 x highchairs available
  • 3 open fires – first basket of logs included
  • Smart TVs in the lounge, master bedroom and kitchen; TVs in 6 bedrooms all with UK free digital channels and HDMI input and TV with PlayStation 3 in the additional seating area
  • Enclosed garden with seating areas, croquet lawn, orchard, summer house and greenhouse with a mature vine and WC
  • Ample off-road private parking
  • Study with pool table
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance
  • Hot Tub available to hire
  • Private chef available to hire via pre arrangement with owner  
  • Regret no stag or hen parties

Sitting directly on the Southern Upland Way, there are plenty of walks to enjoy straight from your door so you can leave the cars behind and head out on foot. Visit the gorgeous, partly ruined monastery, Melrose Abbey (4 miles) for a historic morning, or travel 2 miles to the bustling town of Galashiels for a spot of retail therapy and a fun cinema night.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Edward 19th November 2021

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Beautiful period house in a lovely setting and a 20 minute walk to shops,cafs, and restaurants. Very comfortable en-suite rooms. The house was very well equipped. We really loved our stay.

Reviewed by Philippa 22nd October 2021

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Reviewed by Fiona 1st October 2021

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Had the pleasure of staying in this fantastic property. It was very well presented, well maintained, clean and stacks of space. It was great having an en-suite in every bedroom. There was lots of little extras like dressing gowns, slippers and a lovely welcome pack. The rooms were very spacious and the kitchen well equipped. The games room was a grRead moreeat extra and the grounds were gorgeous and really well maintained. The owner was great, very accommodating and flexible. Would definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Lynn 24th September 2021

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Our family get together here this week has been wonderful. From 88 year old to 3week old (plus 2 dogs) our needs were all met in this beautiful house and grounds with many happy new memories made. In one week we experienced the house on warm sunny days and cold wet ones, feeling comfortable and entertained with indoor and outdoor activities. BeautiRead moreful location with so much to see and do only a short drive away. I hope I get the chance to stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Irgeborg 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Timothy 20th August 2021

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Your house is wonderful. The kitchen is very well equipped with a every high standard product you could want. . The beds were very comfortable with an excellent supply of towels. The gardens provided an excellent play area for our children which they took great advantage of. The town of Galashiels provides a great selection of supermarkets. The towRead moren is now the home of the Great Tapestry of Scottish which is worth a visit. Hide

Reviewed by Denise 13th August 2021

The house is beautiful and was very clean. It has lovely gardens and is well equipped. There were extras such as fresh flowers and robes provided as well as a good welcome pack, Martin was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble We stayed as a party of 14 made up of three generations and it suited us all, every room having an en suite was a dRead moreefinite bonus too. There was enough space for us all . We also had two dogs with us and found the garden spaces worked well for them too. Hide

Reviewed by Medwyn 6th August 2021

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The house is a magnificent example of early 20th century Arts & Crafts design which the owners have caringly modernised with every state of the art convenience whilst maintaining its originality. We had 2 infanfs and a toddler and had no problems. It is within easy walking distance of Galashiels centre and within 30 minutes drive of Melrose, Kelso,Read more Jedburgh Peebles & Hawick. Superb walking, fishing and golfing within 5 iron distance. Superb accomodation, excellent location- highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Linzi 9th July 2021

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I would highly recommend this property. It is stunning both inside and out. Has everything you need and more. Martin, the owner, went above and beyond for us and was always just a phone call away. Its a short walk into Galashiels which is a lovely town.

Reviewed by Alan 25th June 2021

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Beautiful, well equipped house, met all expectations, ideal for family get togethers. Plenty of activities to keep all entertained both indoors and outdoors in lovely extensive gardens.

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Location

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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