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Rikkiburn

Melrose, Scottish Borders
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sun
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Luxurious cottage nestled in the pretty village of Newstead close to the beautiful town of Melrose
  • After a day out exploring the beautiful local area enjoy cosy nights in front of the wood-burner
  • Enjoy a short train ride from the nearby Tweed bank station to the elegant City of Edinburgh
Property code: 83336

Luxurious quirky cottage perfect for a romantic getaway. Located in a picture postcard village setting with wood burner and enclosed garden, within walking distance to the beautiful town of Melrose.

Nestled in the peaceful pretty conservation village of Newstead with fantastic walking and cycling routes to explore right on your doorstep. The picture-postcard award-winning town of Melrose is also within walking distance with its historic 12th century Abbey, world-famous rugby 7s and Borders Book festival to enjoy. Melrose also has an excellent range of independent, quirky and boutique shops, quality eateries, art galleries and friendly Inns. Enjoy Salmon and Trout fishing on the bonnie River Tweed, explore the Eildon hills, Southern Upland Way and nearby renowned Glentress Forest. Visit Abbotsford, home of Sir Walter Scott, Old Gala House and the magnificent Thirlestane Castle or take a short train journey from Tweedbank station to the elegant city of Edinburgh.

Step inside this wonderful luxurious cottage into the beautifully decorated hall, through to the fantastic open-plan lounge with a beautiful exposed stone feature wall. Relax in the comfortable sumptuous lounge after a day out exploring this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, enjoy a great movie on the Smart TV and on those cooler evenings light up the roaring wood- burner. The bespoke well-equipped kitchen is the perfect place to cook up a storm with an electric oven and hob, fridge with icebox, dishwasher and microwave. There is also a comfortable dining area to enjoy romantic meals. Continuing back through the hall you are met with the luxurious light and bright king-size bedroom with a fantastic free-standing roll-top bath to relax and unwind in an en-suite WC. Finally completing the wonderful accommodation is the snug with desk and seating area. The perfect place to enjoy a good book with a telephone book exchange located adjacent to the property.

Venturing outside with direct access at the side of the cottage is the lovely, enclosed garden. A real sun trap, with seating area and a charcoal BBQ. Enjoy a spot of al fresco dining or lazy evening star gazing, perhaps with a nice glass of wine, good local ale or a wee dram. At the bottom of the garden, there is also a pretty burn that is completely fenced off. On street parking is available (subject to availability). Secure facility for bikes on request.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • Roll-top bath located in the king-size bedroom with en-suite WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with icebox, dishwasher and microwave
  • Wood burner – the first basket of logs included
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Enclosed garden with a seating area. At the bottom of the garden, there is also a pretty burn that is completely fenced off
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • On-street parking available (subject to availability)
  • Secure facility for bikes on request
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 4 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alison 5th September 2021

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Beautifully furnished and equipped, great location. I know having the bath in the bedroom is having a moment right now, but it's still weird!

Reviewed by Frances 1st August 2021

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Lovely cottage flat. Very clean and beautifully decorated, as well as being extremely well equipped. Great location for walks from the door, with loads to see on the way. Plenty of variety in choices of places of interest, good cafes and places to eat. Only thing to consider is the bath which looks amazing but being extra short and deep was tricky Read moreto use. We would go back again. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 25th July 2021

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The bathing facilities were poor. The bath was two small to use as i am 6ft 2 in tall. When i used the shower attachment I then had to spend up to thirty minutes cleaning and drying the bath room floor area. The sink washing area needs a floor mat and a rail or hook to retain a towel. The blind on the toilet door window needs to be a permanent featRead moreure. When used during the night it clattered and was very noisy waking my partner. Hide

Reviewed by Eleanor 18th July 2021

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This was a stylish and spotlessly clean cottage flat. Hall, bedroom furniture and kitchen were very well presented. The only real problem was the lack of a shower room. Getting in and out of a deep bath was a bit tricky for folk as mature as we are! Great location - walkable distance to Melrose.

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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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