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Granary

Melrose, Scottish Borders

Calming, elegant and effortlessly stylish, the Granary is a superb barn conversion with outstanding views in the very heart of the Scottish Borders. 

Granary

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Overview

Calming, elegant and effortlessly stylish, the Granary is a superb barn conversion with outstanding views in the very heart of the Scottish Borders. 

Calming, elegant and effortlessly stylish

With four en-suite bedrooms and a generous light-filled living space, it is an idyllic spot for groups and families to spend some together-time. Designed to take advantage of the fantastic views over rolling Borders countryside, the Granary spans two levels with three sumptuous bedrooms on the first floor, while a fantastic feature window in the hallway beautifully frames the view and extends all the way down to the lower ground floor which is home to the main living space and a further bedroom.

The open plan living area has been carefully styled to enhance the feeling of light and space and is a super space for relaxation or entertainment. The overall look is incredibly elegant with a mix of classic furnishings and contemporary features which creates an easy flow between the dining, living and garden area. Large bi-folding doors can be opened up during warmer days for relaxed living or an evening barbeque, or during cooler days you can simply throw an extra log on the woodburner and sit back an enjoy the colours shift over the ever-changing landscape.

Set in the very heart of the country that inspired the writings of Sir Walter Scott, the location of the Granary on seven hundred acres of unspoilt estate land means that it is perfectly placed for walkers, cyclists, nature lovers and field sports. Fishing, either day rods or weekly lets, can be arranged directly with the estate office; stabling can be provided for guests interested in bringing their own horse; and guided tours of the area can be arranged - whether on two feet, two wheels or four hooves!

5% discount available to returning guests.

Property details

Upper Floor

Entrance from the courtyard.

Bedroom one is classed as the master room with zip and link beds which can be adapted to super king or twin as required. Dressing table, two side tables, storage cupboard with shelving and hanging rail.

En-suite bathroom (two steps up) with feature bath overlooking open countryside to the hills beyond. There is a separate shower unit, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be adapted to super king or twin as required. Dressing table, two side tables with storage cupboard and hanging space.

En-suite bathroom with large bath and shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom three with zip and link beds which can be adapted to super king or twin as required. Two side tables, dressing table and storage cupboard.

En-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower unit, heated towel rail, basin, WC.

Lower Ground Floor

Cloakroom with WC and basin.

Bedroom four with zip and link beds which can be adapted to super king or twin as required. Dressing table, two side tables with storage cupboard and hanging space. A door leads out to the patio and garden.

En-suite bathroom with large walk in shower, heated towel rail, WC, and basin.

Open-plan living/dining/kitchen. The sitting room area features elegant furnishings by Michael Vee Interiors. Two large double sofas and armchairs provide plenty of seating space. Contemporary wood burner with logs supplied. Technology includes a large wall mounted flat screen TV with Freeview and integrated DVD. Books and board games are provided.

The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric cooker, ceramic hob, large fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher and microwave. Large oak dining table with formal seating for eight guests.

Utility room/Boot room with washing machine and dryer.

Outside

There is an attractive lawned garden to the front of the house which is fully enclosed for the safety of children and dogs. This can also be accessed through large bi-folding doors from the living space. There is a terraced patio for dining with garden furniture and sun loungers. 

A charcoal barbecue is available for guest use. A £20 fee must be paid to the owners.

The Granary has a secure outside store for the storage of outdoor kit such as bikes, fishing gear and golf clubs.

Parking

There is private parking for two cars in the courtyard adjoining the Granary.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Dogs

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. There is a charge of £20 per dog. 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.

Guest amenities

The beds are made up with high quality Egyptian Cotton bed linen. One hairdryer is supplied. Luxurious bath sheets and hand towels are provided for guests along with hand soaps and toiletries. Grab rails can be provided on request.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. The area has 3G connectivity and there is good mobile coverage on most networks.

Heating

There is heating throughout the property, with underfloor heating in all the main living areas. Contemporary wood burner in the sitting room with logs supplied.

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

Granary 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.

Additional Accommodation

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

Location

The Granary 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

The area is also a perfect base for sightseeing and exploring the wider attractions of the central Borders area. For sightseeing, the area sits in the heart of myth and legend and visitors come from all over the world to soak up its rich historical connections. Top of the list is the magnificent monastic ruins of Melrose Abbey founded in 1136 by the monks of the Cistercian order, featuring beautiful architectural detailing and fascinating connections to St. Cuthbert, Scottish Kings, and the philosopher wizard. Nearby you can enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the Harmony Garden and Priorwood Garden before a visit to the Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre based in the town square.

Next, a short drive will take you to Leaderfoot Viaduct, an outstanding 19 arch bridge spanning the Tweed before heading to Scott’s View - the inspiration for many of Sir Walter Scott’s writings with stunning panoramic views across the rolling Border heartland. After a lazy lunch, head up the three peaks of the Eildon Hills for yet more amazing views, and explore their association with the fabled Thomas the Rhymer, the Fairy Queen, King Arthur and Merlin. Sir Walter Scott’s home at Abbotsford will reveal a treasure trove of artefacts connected to this great writer, while the grand stately homes and gardens of nearby Manderston, Mellerstain, Floors Castle and Thirlestane will not fail to impress.

For walking, there is an abundance of local trails and waymarked routes across the area, with leisurely routes right from the doorstep to more extensive loops across the wider estate. Melrose is the starting point for St. Cuthbert’s Way which charts the historic trail of this revered seventh century Saint on a 62 mile walk between Melrose Abbey where he started his religious life and his eventual resting place on the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Alternatively the sublime Southern Upland Way, Borders Abbeys Way and Sir Walter Scott’s Way run right through this area - each with shorter routes for less experienced walkers or those with less time.

If your passion is country sports, the famous Tweed and its tributaries provide the opportunity for salmon, trout and grayling, with notable middle Tweed beats offering some excellent value fishing. Shooting, be it clays or game, can be arranged locally including nearby Bisley at Braidwood where you can pay and play, sharpen up your eye with a few shooting lessons, or try the first full-bore pipe rifle shooting range in Scotland.

For golf fans, the picturesque 9 hole Melrose Golf Club sits in the shadow of the Eildon Hills while the 18 hole courses at Galashiels and Torwoodlee both sit nearby. Alternatively choose from over 30 courses within a 30 mile radius including the fantastic championship courses at Cardrona in Tweeddale or The Roxburghe at Kelso.

Cyclists will delight at the range of biking options across the wider area from long forest cruises to high energy burning climbs, including the 7Stanes biking centres at Innerleithen and Glentress which are just a half-hour drive away. Guided cycling tours of the area can also be arranged with the owners on request. For families, there is a playpark and tennis courts in nearby Melrose, a multi-screen cinema, skate park and leisure pool in Galashiels (5 miles), or try the wonderful forest adventure playground with huge slides and zip wires at Bowhill House and Country Estate (10 miles).

Melrose plays host to an impressive range of events throughout the year ensuring the town is always pleasantly bustling, even in the winter months. The Melrose Rugby 7s draws an international crowd in April, or you can witness the ancient traditions of the Melrose Festival in June which includes the custom of riding the town's boundaries on horseback. Also not to be missed is the fabulous Borders Book Festival which attracts a hugely impressive line-up of names such as Michael Palin, Germaine Greer, Ian Rankin, Rory Bremner, Lynda La Plante and Jennifer Saunders to name but a few! Finally, why not soak up the sights and sounds of traditional Scotland at the International Pipeband Championships in August.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

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

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

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

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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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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Reviews

"We had a great time- the granary is absolutely perfect and the views are stunning."

Mrs Rae

"We all thought it was brilliant and deserved a 5 star rating. Everything was first class inside and we have stayed in 4 star hotels and haven't had such beautiful bedrooms and ensuites. It was beautifully furnished and had everything we needed. The outside store was great for the golf clubs when we returned wet on one occasion. The setting was stunning." 

Quantrill family

"What a beautiful property. On arrival it was immaculate and the views stunning. The place is well equipped. The welcome basket was a wonderful surprise and generous, started the weekend off in a very positive way. Would definitely recommend. The owners have thought of everything and all very well organised. We had a fantastic weekend - 6 friends in their early 40's."

Forster family

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Granary. It is the best holiday accommodation we have had either at home or abroad. The house itself was lovely and spacious and had absolutely everything we needed with a lovely welcome "hamper" much appreciated. The garden was excellent for the baby and the dog and the view was just fantastic. Excellent property."

White family

"We loved our stay and would be very interested to return, perhaps instead to the adjoining smaller property if we were not bringing the extended family. We really appreciated the welcome pack and how well presented and prepared the Granary was for our all-too- short visit."

Donaldson Brown family

"We had an absolutely super week at the Granary and the house and garden were absolutely ideal for our family celebrations. We were really impressed with all the communications from Crabtree & Crabtree. We had a lovely break and would absolutely book through yourselves again."

Smith family

"We had the most wonderful stay at the Granary to celebrate friends 40th Ruby Anniversary. There is only one word to describe the Granary and that is "Perfect". This property is stunning, top quality furnishings,all 4 bedrooms are superb with good size ensuites. The most relaxing of views both during the day and night. The extras that were left were very much appreciated. Thank you so much to the owner. I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed when booking this accommodation. The surrounding area is lovely with the most friendly of people. Hassle free booking with Crabtree & Crabtree, thank you."

Davies family

"Thank you so much - our stay at the Granary was wonderful.  The house is beautiful and with the stunning views an excellent venue for our Self Love Retreat.  I will absolutely like to book again later in the year and would recommend your service and this venue to anyone."

Ms Darling
Location Rural - 3 miles from Melrose.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £20 per dog.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Saturday during high season. Flexible out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The fantastic feature window in the hallway beautifully frames the view and extends all the way down to the lower ground floor. The little things we love...
"The fantastic feature window in the hallway beautifully frames the view and extends all the way down to the lower ground floor."
Kirsty, Crabtree & Crabtree

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