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Byre

Melrose, Scottish Borders

Elegant and light filled, this fantastic two bedroom barn conversion sits in a peaceful spot which is just perfect for relaxing. A stay at the Byre offers style, sophistication and plenty of comfort.

Byre

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Overview

Elegant and light filled, this fantastic two bedroom barn conversion sits in a peaceful spot which is just perfect for relaxing your inner self.

Style, sophistication and plenty of comfort

Beautifully presented with all mod cons and underfloor heating to the main living space, a stay at the Byre offers style, sophistication and plenty of comfort. Set high on the hillside above the picturesque villages of Gattonside and Melrose, guests here can simply relax and enjoy the changing light across the rolling Borders landscape, or head outdoors for wonderful sightseeing and outdoor pursuits.

Set out over one floor, the open plan configuration is a sociable space for couples or families to relax and enjoy those special together moments, perhaps savouring a freshly brewed coffee planning the day ahead, or a candlelit supper into the wee small hours.

The sitting room is enhanced by high quality furnishings with ample seating space, including a dash of contemporary art which gives a very endearing nod to the barn’s past life. Large bi-folding doors open out to the fully enclosed garden for lazy summer days and that wonderful al fresco feeling. The sleek, contemporary lines of the kitchen will be a cook’s delight, and the two luxurious bedrooms (one en-suite) are the perfect finishing touch.

5% discount available to returning guests.

Easter: 10% discount on all available dates between 13th April and 4th May 2019.

Property details

Ground floor

Access leading into a large boot room/utility room with bench seating and plenty of space and for outdoor gear and dogs. There is a washing machine with dryer.

Open-plan sitting room/dining kitchen. The sitting room features elegant furnishings with two large sofas and two leather chairs providing ample seating space, including a writing desk with chair for work or computer use. Technology includes a wall mounted flat screen TV with Freeview and DVD player. Books, board games and a selection of DVDs are provided.

Kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven, ceramic hob, large integrated fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher and microwave. Dining space with seating for four.

Please note there is a step half way along the hallway before accessing the bedrooms.

Bedroom one with zip and link beds which can be set up as a super king or twin as preferred. Side table, console, and storage cupboard with hanging space.

En-suite with large shower unit, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be set up as a super king or twin as preferred. Side tables, large console table, and storage cupboard with hanging space.

Family bathroom with separate shower unit, large bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Outside

There is a private lawned garden which can be accessed through large bi-folding doors from the living space. This area includes a decked patio with garden furniture and seating for four. The garden is enclosed for the safety of children and dogs. 

A charcoal barbecue is available for guest use. A £20 deposit must be paid to the owners – this will be refunded if the barbecue is returned in the same clean condition in which it was provided.

Parking

There is private parking for two cars.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Dogs & other pets

Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, but they must be kept to the uncarpeted areas of the property and are not permitted in the bedrooms. There is a charge of £20 per dog. It is essential that owners clean up after their pets 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.

Grazing and stabling are available for guests wishing to bring their own horse or pony. A field next to Smiddy can be made available on request, or there are paddocks and stables available just a 10 minute walk from the property. There is a charge of £25 per horse for stays up to seven nights. Please enquire for a price for longer stays. The location of Smiddy on seven hundred acres of unspoilt estate land means that it is perfectly placed for exploring, and horseback guided tours of the local area can be arranged upon request.

Guest amenities

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

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. There is good mobile coverage on most networks.

Heating

Bioethanol fire with living flame to the sitting room. Initial supply of fuel provided, thereafter nominal charge will apply. Heating throughout the property, with underfloor heating in the main living area.

Fishing on site

Fishing is available on the Middle Pavilion beat on the River Tweed. There are eight named pools and a boat. The beat has picturesque views of the Eildons and the beautiful surrounding countryside. The riverbanks are regularly maintained to ensure ease of access and casting. Please email us for more details.

Guest privacy

Byre is a semi-detached property and sits within a small, peaceful development of three other converted properties which belong to the same owner and are also available for holiday let. There are open fields to the front and rear of the development.

Additional Accommodation

For guests looking to holiday together this property can be booked alongside the Granary sleeping 8, Stables sleeping 4 and Smiddy sleeping 4. The properties are located next to each other.

Location

Byre sits just a five minute drive from the historic and very picturesque town of Melrose where you will find some of the best independent shopping in the area with Melrose Abbey as the stunning backdrop. Here you will find an excellent range of independent shops selling fine quality food and drink including The Country Kitchen for deli produce, cheeses, whole foods and fresh coffees; Dalgetty’s Bakery, makers of the original Selkirk Bannock; Baird’s Butchers for locally sourced produce as well as freshly prepared homemade meals which are perfect for holiday stays. You will also find a quality fishmongers, a fresh fruit and veg shop as well as two small convenience stores.

For gifts and lovely things, head to Michael Vee Design for elegant interiors; Sarah Thomson or Twelve for ladieswear; beautiful artisan goods from The Crafters; or Masons bookshop for a good holiday read. For those seeking something a little more energetic, there is also a bike shop and cycle hire where you will find plenty of friendly advice on local trails around the area.

For coffee and cake, pop into Apples for Jam for a steaming cappuccino and a delicious butter cream sponge, or for evening dining, the Town House, Burts or Marmions all come highly recommended. A short drive or twenty minute walk will take you to the pretty conservation village of Gattonside (1.5 miles) for excellent food at Seasons or the Hoebridge Restaurant.

Activities

Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"Everything was great, we thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas break in this wonderful cottage. Decor was great, lovely touch with the welcome wine, milk, cheeses, crisps and cake. We would highly recommend this to our friends and anyone else."

Campbell family

"We had a wonderful wee break at Byre. There was nothing which needed to be improved upon. The welcome pack was absolutely amazing. Welcome packs are always appreciated and do give the guest a good feel about the property, but this welcome pack was way beyond what one would have hoped for. The guest information was well presented and clear. We will certainly be holidaying with Crabtree & Crabtree again. It was lovely to pop in to the office last week and to see you all!"

McColgan family

"We so enjoyed our stay at Byre, couldn't fault the cleanliness or the standard of the rooms as sometimes after awhile scuff marks appear but no sign of that at all. We find the Crabtree & Crabtree team very helpful. We have already booked another C&C property and will definitely return to the Byre."

Buller family
Location Rural - 3 miles from Melrose.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £20 per dog.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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"The carefully selected artworks are a fun touch which reflect the history of the building."
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree