Eildon Holiday Cottages

Self Catering

Dingleton Mains, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 9HS

    Six charming holiday cottages formed from the conversion of a Georgian farm steading in a stunning location overlooking Melrose and the beautiful Tweed Valley. Each cottage sleeps 1-6 people

    In a fold of the Eildon Hills above the attractive small Borders town of Melrose, the award winning Eildon Holiday Cottages is a converted Georgian farm steading comprising six self-catering holiday cottages. The cottages are owned and managed by Rob Martin, who lives on-site in the farmhouse together with his wife, Alex, and their family. The farmhouse and cottages are built of Melrose stone, a lovely old-rose colour. Lying 600 feet up on the northern side of the famous Borders landmark, the Eildon Hills, we are situated in an official area of outstanding natural beauty with magnificent views over the Tweed Valley to the Lammermuir and Moorfoot Hills beyond. Although very privately situated, the cottages are only half a mile from Melrose town square with its excellent shops and restaurants.

    All six cottages are modern, yet are designed to have a 'cottage' feel, and have old local field names to emphasise their individuality. All are bright, warm, comfortable, very well equipped and the accessible adaptations for disabled and elderly visitors (five of the cottages designated Category 1 for wheelchair accessibility) are subtle and unobtrusive.

    Eildon Holiday Cottages is ideally placed for touring the beautiful Scottish Borders countryside on traffic-free roads, whether motoring or cycling. Edinburgh and the marvellous east coastline, with Holy Island and the great castles of Northumberland, are only an hour away. The Borders abounds with many fascinating places of historical and architectural interest, from Floors Castle, the home of the Duke of Roxburgh, to Abbotsford, the former home of the novelist Sir Walter Scott, which is less than 4 miles away. Melrose itself boasts the ruined Melrose Abbey, where the heart of Robert the Bruce is said to be buried.

    Hill walking and golf are available almost from the door of the cottages, and the beautiful River Tweed, which runs through Melrose, offers salmon and trout fishing. Melrose's 9-hole golf course is at the bottom of our private road on the approach to the cottages. From the cottages there is a footpath down to Melrose town, which is part of the 100-kilometre St Cuthbert's Way that starts in Melrose and ends at Holy Island on the east coast, and of course Melrose is the home of the famous Melrose Rugby Sevens tournament held in April each year.

    We have provided a setting for all members of the family to holiday together, and we are very proud that our cottages have won many awards. We hope you will agree with the judges and greatly enjoy your stay with us.

    We look forward to welcoming you to Eildon Holiday Cottages and the Scottish Borders.

    Rob & Alex Martin

    3-4 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    £385.00 per unit per week
    £500.00 per unit per week
    £662.50 per unit per week
    Single Tree Cottage
    £610.00 per unit per week
    The Croft
    £522.50 per unit per week
    The Granary
    £447.50 per unit per week

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Cottage


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available


    • 24hr CCTV
    • Closed Circuit TV
    • Equipment Hire
    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Hi-Fi
    • Radio
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • No credit cards accepted


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking
    • Private Car Space
    • Private Parking


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop


    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Payphones Available

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking


    • Property On Farm
    • Rural Location
    • Town Location

    Special Requirements

    • Pets Welcome

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Melrose Tourist Information Centre go to Melrose Market Square and take Dingleton Road up towards the Eildon Hills and to golf course. Half a mile up Dingleton Road turn left in to golf course itself. Go past clubhouse on private road. Arrive at farmhouse (only property at end of road) over small bridge. Holiday cottages are around back of farmhouse.

    Getting there by railway:- Berwick-upon-Tweed railway station is about 60 minutes drive from Melrose. Edinburgh Waverley station is 75 minutes and Carlise station 90 minutes.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Edinburgh airport is the nearest airport and is a 60 minute drive from Eildon Holiday Cottages. Newcastle airport is a 75 minutes away.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the lounge

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Baths fitted with support handrails available
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath
      • bath with shower
      • level entry shower
      • separate shower unit
    • WCs in bathrooms fitted with handrails available
    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)
    • There are separate shower units:
      • fitted with support handrails
      • fixed shower seats or shower chairs provided
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest


    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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