“We had a great long weekend in Gattonside and couldn't fault anything. The house is immaculate and also very cosy in winter and is equipped with everything you need. Its a great location, close enough to walk to Melrose and lots to explore in the surrounding area. We ate in the local restaurant, the Hoebridge, and had delicious food and great cocktails. The added extra touches of toiletries and chocolates made us feel like we were in a hotel rather than a home swap! We would highly recommend, thank you Tim and family.”
Tim's reviewsAs a host (1)
Where is it?
Orchard Cottage is nestled within a beautiful part of the Scottish Borders. Gattonside is a quaint and pretty village. The village has a play park, village hall as well as two fantastic Michelin guide recommend restaurants. The cottage is a a short scenic walk crossing the River Tweed, to the beautiful town of Melrose and a 5 minute drive to Galashiels which has many supermarkets and shops. The cottage is a 3 minute drive to the Scottish Borders Railway and has access to public transport. The local town of Galasheils has a family friendly swimming pool, tennis courts, gym and a cinema.
Set in a valley, the Scottish Borders is rich in history and boasts many beautiful country walks. The Borders is also an internationally known mountain bike centre, Glentress being a mountain bike Mecca just outside of the historic town of Peebles.
Orchard Cottage is an easy commute to Edinburgh either by car or via the Borders Railway which provides a 50 minute scenic journey into the capital. Both Glasgow and Newcastle can be accessed in less than 2 hours. The Kingdom of Fife is just over the Forth Road Bridge and provides a stunning coast line as well as the city of Dundee which has just opened the infamous V&A.
Overall the Scottish Borders is a fantastic place to visit and is a great location and base to explore Scotland!
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