A beautifully-presented, spacious, ground floor apartment in a sought after location just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the historic town of Melrose.
Ideal for relaxation, sightseeing and walking
Ideal for relaxation, sightseeing and walking, with fishing on the nearby River Tweed. The accommodation is presented to a high standard throughout with impressive attention to detail and great charm and character.
There’s a winning combination of old and new with original Victorian tiling, wooden flooring, original working shutters and statement antique pieces sitting alongside superb contemporary artwork and designer paint colours.
The impressive drawing room is the convivial hub of the house with fabulous proportions and a wood burning stove for cosy winter evenings, a state of the art Roberts stereo system with iDock and Bluetooth and an honesty bar.
The light, bright kitchen is a chic, contemporary twist on traditional farmhouse style with a sought after La Canche range oven to delight cooks and an antique pine dresser decked with cookery books and Emma Bridgewater and Anta pottery.
The bedrooms are furnished in sophisticated, neutral tones with sumptuous beds made up with high quality bed linen and feather duvets and pillows. There's a double sofa bed in the snug available for a small additional fee.
Unusually for a town centre property, Lower Tweedknowe has a large, fully enclosed, private garden which is ideal for children and dogs with a terrace and furniture for outside dining.
Entrance hall with original tiling. Useful space for the storage of outdoor kit.
Impressive drawing room with wood burning stove with logs provided, TV with DVD player, Roberts stereo with iDock and Bluetooth, books, games and an honesty bar.
Charming eat-in kitchen with La Canche gas range oven with gas hob, Belfast sink, large fridge / freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, digital radio, excellent quality crockery, glassware and cookware.
Snug with large, flat screen TV with Freeview. A double sofa bed in the snug is available for an additional £35 for stays of 1 to 4 nights and £50 for stays of 5 nights or more
Bedroom one is the master bedroom with 5’ king size bed.
Family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be set up as 6' super king double or two 3’ twin beds.
Small en-suite shower room with walk in shower, WC and basin.
Unusually for a town centre property, Lower Tweedknowe is set in a large, fully enclosed garden. The garden is private, for use only by guests at Lower Tweedknowe. There is a terrace with furniture and a Webber barbecue for outside dining during the warmer months.
There is private off-road parking for one car and ample on-street parking.
Babies & Children
A highchair and travel cot are available on request.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome. Owners are requested to keep their dogs out of the bedrooms and off the furniture.
The beds are made up with exceptional quality bed linen and feather duvets and pillows. A hairdryer is supplied in the master bedroom. Luxurious bath sheets and hand towels are provided for all guests. Guest toiletries are also provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. There is adequate mobile coverage on most networks.
The property is heated with gas central heating throughout in addition to the log burning stove in the drawing room. Logs are provided.
Lower Tweedknowe is a ground floor period apartment with an apartment above, which sits in a small exclusive development on the edge of Melrose within easy walking distance of the town centre.
Lower Tweedknowe occupies a peaceful spot just a two minute stroll from the banks of the River Tweed and a leisurely five minute walk from one of the most picturesque towns in the Scottish Borders. Set in the very heart of the country that inspired the writings of Sir Walter Scott, you will find some of the best independent shopping in the area with Melrose Abbey as the beautiful backdrop.
An enjoyable afternoon can be spent browsing the range of interiors, gift, craft and boutique style shops around the pretty Market Square before afternoon tea or supper at one of the many convivial coffee shops or restaurants. Browse the lovely Henderson’s for gifts and vintage finds; Sarah Thomson or Twelve for ladieswear; the beautiful hand-sewn Harris Tweed garments from Jane Hall at The Crafters; or Masons bookshop for a good holiday read.
For coffee and cake, pop into Apples for Jam for a steaming cappuccino and a delicious cream sponge, or head to the Town House, Burts or Marmions which all come highly recommended. Alternatively take a walk along the river and over the suspension footbridge to Gattonside for excellent food at either Seasons restaurant or the Hoebridge Restaurant.
You will find an excellent range of shops selling fine quality food and drink here 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 & veg shop as well as two small convenience stores.
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 with its 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 a good work-out and 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. 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 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 such as Tweedswood, Bemersyde and Lower Pavilion offering some excellent value fishing. Shooting, be it clays or game is also available 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 46 courses within a 30 mile radius including the 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. For families, there’s a playpark and tennis courts just a two minute walk from the property, while a multi-screen cinema, skate park and leisure pool can be found in Galashiels (5 miles), or a forest adventure playground with huge slides and zip wires at Bowhill House & 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......which may just inspire you to design your very own tartan at the Lochcarron Textile Mill in nearby Selkirk!
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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!Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.Find Out More
"We had a very relaxing time at Lower Tweedknowe. It is a lovely place, tastefully decorated and user-friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed the wood-burning stove, and the fact that there were blankets on the sofas for our use, to keep us extra cosy and comfortable. The heating worked well too. We were very pleasantly surprised by the welcome hamper. A fine welcome indeed. We also enjoyed having the radios and the docking station. Although we didn't use them, in the end, the little hot water bottles were also a nice touch - and we meant to use them, just for the sheer enjoyment! We all thought the honesty box system for the bar and extra logs was very good. And, again, although we didn't use anything, thoroughly appreciated the availability of the pasta, etc. We all came away feeling we would happily return."Forrest family
"Thanks for a lovely stay in Lower Tweedknowe. The flat was immaculate, beautifully equipped and decorated, and thoroughly comfortable. Crabtree & Crabtree's website was good, the booking and communication was easy and the arrangements for access were really good. We arrived in cold and lying snow, which didn't stop us enjoying some fantastic walks and a bit of sledging. An OS map was very useful as there are lots of paths. Melrose is a lovely spot. We had a brilliant week and would certainly visit again. We would recommend the property too. We really liked it. Crabtree & Crabtree were very responsive, friendly and helpful too. Thank you."Goodhand family
"We had a great stay at Lower Tweedknowe. Lovely place with bags of character and well equipped. Great location for a relaxing holiday."Kershaw family
"Would just like to say we had fabulous week at Lower Tweedknowe. The property was very well presented, spacious and comfortable. The generous welcome pack was a very nice surprise!"Higgs family
"We had a lovely time in the apartment. We hadn't expected it to be so big, and did get lost initially! We really appreciated the central heating and the hamper, which was a lovely surprise. The housekeeper was very helpful and we would recommend his services."Hawkins family
"We found the house absolutely fabulous and the location close to the centre of Melrose perfect. I am sure we will return to the Borders and Northumberland area soon in the future."Stanley family
"We stayed at Lower Tweedknowe and it was our first time staying at Melrose. We loved the town and our accommodation and will definitely return. The welcome pack was amazing and we were very comfortable in all parts of the house but especially the snug next to the bedroom. The house was extremely clean and well maintained and of course very stylish and sophisticated. The garden was great for our dog and we picked up loads of windfall apples and cooked them which was an unexpected treat. The local area is beautiful and still undiscovered. Kelso is a gem and we cannot wait to return."Ms Hutchinson
"We had a fabulous time and the property was fantastic. Thanks so much."Ms Clarke
"I just wanted to write to say a thank you to the owners, we had an amazing time at Lower Tweedknowe and have recommended it to many of our family and friends. It was so well equipped- they have really thought of everything. The welcome hamper was again so kind and full of all the things we love! Thank you again for all your help - we are currently searching for our summer holiday on the Crabtree & Crabtree website!"Ms Greer
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Friday during high season.
- Arrival time: 3pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The antique pine dresser decked with cookery books and Emma Bridgewater and Anta pottery."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree