Opening the front door, an elegant spiral staircase leads you up to a light-filled open-plan kitchen, dining and living area. Dual aspect windows offer views towards St Mary’s School, giving the property its name, while the attractive country kitchen, large tweed sofas and plaid curtains make this a homely space in which to relax after busy days exploring all that Melrose has to offer. Two comfortable double bedrooms and stylish bathrooms with walk-in showers are also found on this upper floor, each offering sweeping views across Melrose.
Thanks to this property’s prime location, the key sights of Melrose are all within five minutes’ stroll - Melrose Abbey, the Trimontium Museum and the National Trust’s Harmony Garden and Priorwood Gardens amongst them. Add to that Melrose’s celebrated boutiques, pubs and restaurants (the acclaimed farm-to-fork restaurant Provender is literally next door), and you’ll find yourself sinking gratefully into those tweed sofas at the end of long, contented days’ exploring.
For longer walks, the 100km-long St Cuthbert’s Way starts here in Melrose, where the Saint started his religious life in 650AD, and takes hikers all the way to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, where his life ended. Keen walkers might also be tempted to hike all, or just some sections, of the 107km-long Borders Abbey circular walk, which links the historic abbeys of Melrose, Dryburgh, Jedburgh and Kelso.
Access leading into hallway with staircase leading to the first floor living area.
Sitting room with two double sofas, 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 to six guests.
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.
Bathroom with shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
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 Bank 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 Bank 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.