Bank House (sleeps 4) takes pride of place within a smart stone building on Melrose High Street. With a secluded courtyard at the rear leading to nearby Gibson Park, it blends both direct access to the buzz of Melrose and tranquil respite from it.
Stepping into Bank House, you’ll discover a compact yet well-appointed country kitchen with a small dining table, a cosy sitting room with a pair of striking crimson velvet sofas, and a bathroom with shower. The top floor offers two bedrooms with ample storage space to tidy away belongings and a second bathroom with shower.
The proximity of Bank House to all the popular sights of Melrose makes it the ideal base for exploring one of the most delightful towns in the Borders. You can easily saunter to a nearby café for breakfast, stroll over to Melrose Abbey, potter around the verdant Priorwood Gardens, and get enjoyably lost in the town’s shops and boutiques.
If you time your visit to coincide with the annual Borders Book Festival, you can meander over to the beautiful National Trust Harmony Gardens in just five minutes. After sundowners in the peaceful courtyard, where guests benefit from dedicated outdoor seating, you can amble to your pick of Melrose’s acclaimed restaurants for dinner, including the celebrated Provender, which is quite literally next door.
For days when you fancy exploring further afield, there’s a multitude of stately homes and gardens nearby, including Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotswood, Floors Castle and Thirlestane. Avid walkers can tackle all, or just sections, of two of the country’s best-loved long-distance hiking routes, St Cuthbert’s Way and Borders Abbeys Way, both of which start in Melrose.
Access directly into small hallway.
Sitting room with two double sofas, wall-mounted Smart TV, radio/CD player.
Kitchen with electric oven, induction hob, washing machine, integrated fridge/freezer (3 drawer), small dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso machine, dining area with seating for four. Small wall-mounted TV.
Bathroom with shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom one with king size bed, side tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe with drawer, small wall-mounted TV.
Bathroom with large walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with double bed, side tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe with single drawer, small wall-mounted TV.
Shared courtyard to the rear with outside seating. Access via a side gate to Melrose High Street.
A secure gate from the rear courtyard leads to off-street parking and gives easy access to nearby Gibson Park.
Off-street parking in the free public car park directly to the rear of the property.
BABIES & CHILDREN
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
Sorry, dogs are not permitted.
High quality bed linen and towels are provided for guests along with hand soaps and toiletries. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom.
WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is generally very good.
Gas central heating which is thermostatically controlled.
The property sits just off the High Street in Melrose. The rear courtyard offers guest privacy however it is important to note that this courtyard is shared with School View and Eildon View which are both offered as holiday lets.
If you are looking for a property in a similar style, the owner also owns Eildon View and School View in the village of Melrose. Otherwise Dryburgh Stirling One, Dryburgh Stirling Two, Dryburgh Farmhouse One, Dryburgh Farmhouse Two, Dryburgh Steading One, Dryburgh Steading Two, Dryburgh Steading Three and Dryburgh Steading Four are all located near St. Boswells.