Nestled amidst the tranquil forest within the Old Melrose Estate is The Folly at Old Melrose that is set in a delightful elevated position right by the River Tweed with gorgeous views out over the river, in the Scottish Borders near Melrose (2.5 miles).
The Folly’s peaceful setting is just part of its charm sitting as it does surrounded by woodland and the sound of birds singing in the trees. Inside, the interior has been refurbished and modernised throughout whilst traditional features such as the original tiled floor and pretty stained glass windows have been retained. The large stone fireplace with its wood-burning stove creates an inviting focal point and ensures cosiness throughout.
The kitchen area is neat and well thought out with a breakfast bar that provides dining just for two and a spiral staircase then leads upstairs to the mezzanine level where the cosy double bedroom has been set out.
Parking is just down the path and the seating area behind the house is the ideal place to make the most of the captivating river views. It is just a short walk down to the river’s edge and there are plenty of other lovely riverside walks within the estate. The house is reached by half a mile of country track that is negotiable by normal cars when driven slowly and with care.
Fishing lessons with the experienced Ghillie are available for beginners or those simply looking to brush up on their skills, after all, the famous River Tweed is quite the place to practise!