With a colonial feel throughout, due to the original owner designing it based on his house in Jamaica, gives this seemingly traditional house a surprising Caribbean twist.
This magnificent Georgian townhouse, built in 1807, is situated in the centre of Melrose and is owned and run by the National Trust for Scotland. Situated within its own walled enclosure, the grounds are open to the public, whilst there is a private garden available to the rear of the house. Bookings can be for weekly rentals, weekends Friday – Monday or for mid-week options Monday – Friday.
Whilst there is an impressive flight of steps flanked by pillars to the front of the house, most access the house from the rear, where there is enclosed secure parking. Starting from upper ground level, there is the impressive drawing room with its fine cedar wood panelling, with open fire. Next door can be found the dining room, with main table that can seat 10 people, whilst additional numbers can be added with a further table. Additionally a kitchen and library/TV room are situated on this floor. The accommodation can be found on the two floors above. With secure parking for up to 4 cars to the rear of the house, there is also a private garden available to the residents for those wishing a more private space. The main gardens are generally open to the public from April to November each year and are a beautiful asset to the house. Situated in the centre of Melrose and only an hour from Edinburgh, this property provides a comfortable escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and is perfect for family and groups of friends to gather and enjoy the Borders.
WHAT TO DO IN THE AREAThe Borders region is known throughout Scotland as the ideal location for a short break destination. Perfect for those wishing to go into the countryside and be active. There are excellent golf courses nearby including Melrose and St Boswells. For those who enjoy fishing, this is renowned in this area, famed for the salmon on the river Tweed. There are good hill walks and mountain biking tracks in the area. There are historic abbeys at Melrose, Selkirk and Dryburgh. Floors Castle can be found at Kelso. Those looking for city life, then Edinburgh and all its attractions are only one hour away.