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“LOVELY COTTAGE FOR A RELAXING HOLIDAY”
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Front of Stables cottage, patio and south facing garden
Stables cottage lounge
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Stables kitchen dining area and lounge archway
Stables landscaped dog friendly gardens
Stables cottage garden and drive
Driveway to Stables cottage
Private driveway to Stables cottage through two acres of gardens
Part of the cottage's 2 acres of gardens
Swan pond close to Stables cottage
Historic Melrose Abbey
Stables Bedroom (en suite)
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 3
Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland

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IAN M
1 review
“LOVELY COTTAGE FOR A RELAXING HOLIDAY”
Reviewed July 9, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Thank you to Claire and Donald for their welcome. The cottage is decorated and furnished to a high standard and the garden is a sheltered sun-trap.

Melrose has everything you need and is a good centre for exploring the Borders.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 20, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Hibsred
Edinburgh
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect one night stay away”
Reviewed April 3, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Book this at the last minute for a one night stay, down from Edinburgh and couldn't have been more perfect. Donald met us on arrival and was the perfect host, a brief tour around the property and left us to our own devices. Cottage was spacious, spotless, warm and comfortable. Lovely big lawn out the front of the cottage, ideal for giving the dog a leg stretch.

Cottage is a 5 minute drive away from Melrose where we took off for a lovely walk alongside the Tweed and up around the surrounding hills.

Could easily have stayed for longer and would definitely recommend for getaway.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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John A
Workington, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Cosy Cottage managed by lovely personable couple”
Reviewed November 3, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

The cottage was eactly as described. One arrival the cottage was lovely and warm giving a snug feeling for that first brew after 300 miles on the road. Comfortable bed ensured a great nights sleep. The cottage was fully equipped with everything one would require for a self catering break. Close enough to amenities in Melrose and otehr borders towns. Super pet friendly gardens.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
People with pets
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Management Response
Feb 1, 2017
Hello John. Many thanks for your very positive review of Stables Cottage. We are so pleased to hear that your stay was so enjoyable. We really appreciate you taking time to leave a review so that others can get an idea of what the Cottage is like. Thanks again for booking to stay with us. Claire
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mmackepra...
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“could not ask for more”
Reviewed October 25, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

If you are looking to book ,this cottage ,i would do it now ,this cottage is warm and so comfortable, and spacious , it has everthing you need in a hoilday cottage and more ,it is in a beautiful setting ,town is only a short walk away ,with a co-op ,spar,pubs, restaurants and lovely walks along the river tweed ,the owners are lovely down to earth people ,who can not help you enough ,and not forgetting there friendly german shorthaired pointer zac ,if i didn't have 3 myself ,would have taken him home with me ,would recommend to anyone. Would like to thank them for a lovely 4 days hoilday ,hopefully see you next year

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Liked best: how comfortable we felt there
Liked least: nothing we didnt like
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Feb 1, 2017
Hello and thanks for your excellent review of Stables Cottage. We really appreciate your kind words and are delighted you enjoyed your holiday. We are always really happy to welcome guests back again so hope to see you and your lovely dogs sometime soon! Sadly we lost Zac just after Christmas so are devastated and really miss him.
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matthewha...
Northumberland, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent weekend”
Reviewed September 3, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We visited for bank holiday weekend and were looking for somewhere within striking distance of Edinburgh. The cottage had everything we needed and our 2 dogs both enjoyed the location. Melrose (and all the Tweed valley) is beautiful and we would fully recommend the Stables Cottage and the region to all of our friends and family.

Thanks again to Claire and Donald!

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Liked best: the space (inside and garden)
Liked least: busy road at end of drive preventing walks straight from cottage (with dogs). Cottage well set back so didnt effect stay
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
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Management Response
Feb 1, 2017
Thank you so much for your review of Stables Cottage. It means so much to us when guests take the time to write about their stay. So glad everything was to your liking and that you would recommend the Cottage to your friends and family. Claire
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mariea n
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lovely accommodation”
Reviewed February 18, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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Perfect stay for a few days with family Melrose is a lovely village lot of nice walks around the area. The cottage is very clean and well equipped.

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Liked best: Space around the cottage
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
Oct 29, 2015
Glad you had an enjoyable stay Mariea.
Claire
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