Extremely well appointed cottage within walking distance of the lovely town of Melrose. The facilities at the cottage are superb -modern, high quality, great taste throughout! The ‘Beast from the East’ nearly put pay to our visit but Mike was extremely helpful in rearranging the dates. The cottage is so warm and welcoming. Highly recommended.
Lovely house, very clean and modern but cosy too. The hosts gave us a lovely welcome pack to start off our stay, nothing was too much trouble for them which was so nice, perfect hosts.
The cottage is stunning, it had everything we needed and more and is certainly one of the nicest we have stayed in.
Walking into the cottage and seeing the gorgeous Christmas tree and decorations that the owners had put up was just so lovely; coming all the way from Australia to have a Scottish Christmas this made it extra special.
We will be back and next time we'll book for all of our stay. We will miss staying here….this isn’t just a holiday house, it’s a HOME ☺
Just spent a week at Orchard Cottage - probably the best holiday rental home we've booked.
The photos don't do this property justice, immaculately clean and definitely has the "WOW" factor! Loved the open plan layout and fantastic statement gas fire!
Thoroughly enjoyed meeting the owners, Mike and Pat and their dogs - Milo & Ash - we left Melrose after a great week having made new friends.
Thanks again for the welcome pack - definitely the best we've yet and if returning to Melrose, Orchard Cottage will be our first choice again.
Apart from getting and out of the shower - my husband is a big chap. The outside lighting on the steps is temperamental
Darnick is adjacent to Melrose which has many excellent coffee shops and hotels. There are footpaths to walk and cycle and the lovely River Tweed. Melrose Abbey and Abbotsford House are very close to visit and there are many other interesting sights and viewpoints.The countryside is stunning but Edinburgh is only a train ride away. Perfect base for a holiday in the Scottish Borders.
An outstanding home in a beautiful setting. The house has everything needed for a self catering stay. All cooking and cleaning equipment provided, washing machine (with detergent) tumble dryer, dishwasher etc. Tea/coffee, salt/pepper and some everyday condiments are provided too, as well as a very generous welcome pack.
We stayed with our two young children and they were entertained with the toy box and selection of DVDs in the living room, as well as pottering about in the garden.
The owner came round to check everything was ok and to make sure we had everything we needed.
We would love to return and stay longer next time. Can't recommend it highly enough.
Excellent location and facilities. Very good welcome pack and friendly pleasant owners.
We had a lovely family get together. Visited Abbotsford Estate,Traquer,climbed one of the Eildons in Gale force winds and travelled on train to Edinburgh where we had lunch in The Annotated Rose Street.
Orchard Cottage is certainly on our shortlist to return.