Sympathetically renovated to create stunning light-filled living spaces which compliment their rural settings.

The Smiddy Holiday Letting Melrose is a perfect mix of old and new, with original stonework and larch cladding along with luxurious furnishings, contemporary features and underfloor heating.

Stunning open plan living area takes full advantage of the exceptional views of the Eildon Hills and its south-facing aspect means that it is a perfect sunny spot to unwind and relax with a glass of wine!

The two en-suite bedrooms are beautifully appointed with comfortable beds and luxurious linens ensuring a wonderful night’s sleep.

Ground floor

The entrance hall leads to an open plan living / dining / kitchen area.

The living room features elegant furnishings by Michael Vee Interiors including a large sofa, large wing armchair and two leather chairs. Bi-folding doors open out to the terrace and garden.

The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric cooker, hob, large retro fridge with ice box, microwave, integrated dishwasher and washing machine.

The dining area seats four comfortably.

The cloakroom contains a WC and basin.

First Floor

Bedroom one enjoys views across to the Eildon Hills and features zip and link beds which can be set up as a superking double or twin as preferred, two bedside cabinets and a dressing table.

En-suite bathroom with bath and shower-over, rainforest shower head, heated towel rail, basin and wc.

Bedroom two with kingsize bed and views across to the Eildon Hills.

En-suite shower room with heated towel rail, basin and wc.

Suction mounted handles for use in baths and showers are available on request. 


Throughout the property, with underfloor heating in all the main living areas.

Bike/outside store
The Smiddy has a secure outside store for the storage of outdoor kit such as bikes, fishing gear and golf clubs.
Garden and grounds
To the front of the house there is an attractive lawned garden which is fully enclosed for the safety of children and dogs and includes a terraced patio with garden furniture and sun loungers. This area can also be accessed via the bi-folding doors from the living room.
There is private parking for two cars to the side of the cottage.
Wifi and mobile coverage
Wifi is available throughout the property.The area has 3G connectivity and there is good mobile coverage on most networks.

Smart TV with Freeview Play.

Guest amenities

The beds are made up with high quality Egyptian Cotton bed linen. Luxurious bath sheets and hand towels are provided for guests along with hand soaps and toiletries and a hairdryer.

Babies and children
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
Welcome Pack
A small welcome pack is provided.
Eating Out
The village of Gattonside is a ten minute walk away and there are two restaurants there – Seasons and the Hoebridge. Melrose is about a 25 minute walk with various cafes, bars and restaurants.

Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, but they must be kept to the ground floor uncarpeted areas of the property and are not permitted in the bedrooms or on furniture. It is essential that owners clean-up after their dogs and respect the access requirements of the estate. The area surrounding the barn is farmland and dogs must be kept under control at all times, and particularly when there is livestock in the adjacent fields. Please advise at the time of booking if you will be bringing your dog. 

There is an additional cost of £20 per dog.

Guest Privacy
The Smiddy is a semi-detached property and sits within a small, peaceful steading development of three additional properties which have been converted to ensure guest privacy wherever possible. If you have any concerns, please call us to discuss. There are open fields to the front and rear of the development.
No smoking
Smoking is strictly prohibited.
Licence Details

Scottish Borders Council Short Term Let Licence Details:

No – SB-00521-F

EPC Ratings:

Energy Efficiency Rating – A

Environmental Impact – B

The Smiddy Cottage – Sleeps 4

Holiday Lettings Melrose Scottish Borders

The Smiddy Holiday Letting Melrose forms part of a luxurious barn conversion just three miles from the pretty Borders town of Melrose in the Scottish Borders with spectacular views towards the Eildon Hills and countryside beyond.