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“Perfect Scottish Borders Cottage”
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Romantic and cosy, Kirkton Cottage is the perfect get away for couples, families or friends and dogs
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Romantic and cosy, Kirkton Cottage is the perfect get away for couples, families or friends and dogs
The pretty front garden is a great place to relax and enjoy views of the Eildon Hills
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26 reviews
Romantic and cosy, Kirkton Cottage is the perfect get away for couples, families or friends and dogs
The pretty front garden is a great place to relax and enjoy views of the Eildon Hills
The bright hallway welcomes you into our charming period cottage
A warm welcome (and chilled champagne) awaits you. A welcome basket of homemade and seasonal treats
Enjoy relaxing and cosying up in front of the log fire.
Our bespoke kitchen has beautiful Emma Bridgewater and Denby pottery, a belfast sink and dishwasher
Real slate flooring, oak beam & seating for 4, the kitchen/diner leads out onto a colourful terrace
The beautifully appointed family  bathroom has spa toiletries and soft egyptian cotton towels
A luxurious soak in a hot deep bath or a refresh in the rainfall shower - the choice is yours
The tranquil downstairs master bedroom in neutral tones has a kingsize bed and lots of storage
And so to bed ...Lots of little touches to make your stay special
Cosy robes are supplied for your comfort to relax in
The bright upper landing snug with cuddler sofa - ideal for planning your trips out and about
The bright upstairs bedroom made up as a twin
Lots of colour and a Weber gas BBQ to cook up some tasty treats
Cheers ! Relax after a busy day out and about enjoying all the area has to offer.
The fully equipped laundry & secure storage space for bikes etc in an adjacent building for your use
The beautiful Abbey town of Melrose  - part of the 4 Abbeys cycle route, just five minutes away
Melrose town centre - full of independent retailers and fabulous coffee stops and quality eateries
The River Tweed is great for picturesque riverside walks and for fishing
Melrose RFC hosts its world famous Rugby 7's,  in April each year. Book early to enjoy the action.
Come and stay in our centrally located luxury cottage in the beautiful Scottish Borders
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland

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ESOR_60
Denbigh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfect Scottish Borders Cottage”
Reviewed June 24, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Angie was the perfect host,she was at the cottage on our
arrival to show us round this perfect village cottage.There was a lovely welcome pack with all the essentials milk,cake and champagne.The cottage was immaculately presented inside and out.We will definitely stay again.

Date of stay: June 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 24, 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Kirkton Cottage and would love to welcome you back again.
Kind Regards
Robin & Angie
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Miss R
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Highest standard of accommodation we've found in Melrose area.”
Reviewed May 7, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We spent a week in this cottage.

We've stayed in three other cottages in the surrounding area over the last few years, one of which we returned to once.

This one was the best in terms of décor, location, equipment, and cleanliness and privacy.

Date of stay: April 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 21, 2017
Hello Heather. Thank you so much for your lovely review of Kirkton Cottage. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have tried to include everything we would like to have in a luxury cottage so it's great to hear we are getting it right for our guests. We hope we can welcome you back again in the future.
Kind regards
Robin & Angie
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Mr A G
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Simply perfect in every way!”
Reviewed April 20, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Easter weekend break with Family (two older teen daughters came too) and had to get straight onto TripAdvisor… this rental is simply 5-STAR! The cottage is beautiful, set in a lovely location, easy short drive to Melrose and the surrounding area and a relatively short train ride to Edinburgh too. Rooms are stunning and the outdoor suntrap patio is lovely. Facilities are top rate including superb internet connectivity. We’ve stayed in some really gorgeous rentals in the UK and USA over the years but this is something special. The Hosts, Robin and Angie, make what is a very good rental into an amazing experience. Their attention to detain is simply superb. The welcome pack inc. chocolates, cakes and champagne, tons of logs for the fire, magazines and books to read, DVD’s to watch… the list is endless. All facilities are sharp, and in tip top condition, no worn out novels and guide books here, all is perfect. If you have stayed in 5-star rentals before come to Kirkton Cottage in Bowdon near Melrose and see what 5-star really looks like!

Date of stay: April 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 4, 2017
Hi Anthony. Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed all Kirkton Cottage has to offer. We have tried to include all the little extra touches we would like to find at a luxury cottage, so it's lovely to hear we are getting it right! We hope we can welcome you back again soon.
Kind Regards
Robin & Angie
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Smoggy36
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
“5 star on all counts!”
Reviewed April 13, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Just got home from a 3 night stay with my wife and 2 daughters (14 + 13). The cottage is in a quiet village but within minutes drive of a number of larger villages that offer everything you would need. The cottage has a real feel of luxury and has been lovingly decorated with quality throughout. It is also incredibly well equipped and the welcome pack was a nice surprise. Angie met us as we arrived and had the kettle boiled along with some homemade cakes. The girls loved the park which was just 2 minutes walk and our dog loved the various walks that were on offer. The attention to detail that Robin and Angie put onto their guests is clear ... the various books / DVDs and games are even changed to target the type/age of the guests they have coming. We loved our stay in this cottage and would highly recommend it. We hope to be back in the future (although may sneak an adult only weekend in with the champagne in front of the log fire!)

Date of stay: April 2017
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 14, 2017
Hi Graeme. Thanks very much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at Kirkton Cottage. Im glad the girls enjoyed the choice of books, DVD's and board games - a great way to relax in front of the fire together!
We will have a bottle of champagne on chill ready for you both for that romantic return trip for two!
Thanks for taking the time to review us.
Kind regards
Robin & Angie
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welltrave...
Banchory, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed March 30, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Recently spent a great week in this Borders 'gem'. Arriving to a warm and friendly welcome from the Angie and stepping into Kirkton cottage we knew this was somewhere very special. As another reviewer has mentioned the cottage is spotless and I have to admit I am fussy! Beautiful welcome basket of goodies, and the whole cottage is equipped to an extremely high standard with everything you could need or want! Your every need is catered for. We found the village of Bowden a great base for walking the many trails in the area, to drive around the other towns in the area, and a short drive to the new Borders railway at Tweedbank with a direct link to Edinburgh. To return to the cottage at the end of the day to enjoy the BBQ and patio in nice weather or to curl up in front of the log fire was great. Can't recommend Kirkton cottage highly enough!

Date of stay: March 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 31, 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Kirkton Cottage and hope we can welcome you back again in the future.
Kindest Regards
Robin & Angie
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BrianT422
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Kirkton Cottage exceeded high expectations”
Reviewed January 30, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

The cottage is located within easy access from the A68 in a picturesque village. Bowden is a good location from which to explore the Borders.
We were welcomed by the charming and friendly owner (Angie) who showed us all of the features including the excellent welcome pack comprising champagne, home made cakes, jam, biscuits, milk etc. Very generous and probably the best we have ever had.
The cottage is sympathetically restored and completed with tastefull furnishings a well equipped kitchen and superb beds. The overall instant feel was one of warmth and welcome. To say this cottage was clean is an understatement.
The overriding memory is one of comfort, warmth and relaxation.
We look forward to a return visit

Date of stay: January 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 31, 2017
Hi Catherine & Brian. Thanks for your lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed all Kirkton Cottage and the Scottish Borders have to offer and hope to see you again soon. Angie & Robin x
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130Heathe...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Luxury & Location”
Reviewed August 30, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Recently had a short stay at this cottage which is beautifully furnished & very well equipped. The owners have clearly spent a huge amount of time & effort ensuring every need is catered for from a huge array of baby equipment & supplies, books, games & DVD's for every age, luxury bathrobes & toiletries to the Himalayan Pink rock salt for those that like to cook!
Time can be whiled away in the small but perfectly laid out rear terrace area with a BBQ, curled up reading or iPad - 'ing' in the snug, playing games at the kitchen table, relaxing in a very deep bath or just chilling out listening to music in front of the log burner.
If I had a checklist of all the things I want in a self catering property, this would tick every box. It really is ideal for romantic getaways, families with babies to teens & more mature couples looking for a peaceful break without having to climb stairs.
We were on a short romantic/golfing break & there were plenty of easily accessible courses to play & excellent local produce to purchase & cook/eat at the cottage, (the cottage was so lovely we didn't want to eat out!)
We loved it : )

Date of stay: July 2016
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Management Response
Sep 1, 2016
Hi Heather. Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you can come back to Kirkton Cottage soon for some golf and relaxation. Robin & Angie
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