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The Studio

Melrose, Scottish Borders

Perfect for two, this stunning conversion brings together the understated elegance of Scandi design which embraces warmth and light in equal measure. 

The Studio

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The Studio

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Overview

Perfect for two, this stunning conversion brings together the understated elegance of Scandi design which embraces warmth and light in equal measure.

Understated elegant Scandi design

Think the warming glow of a real fire, natural textures, and spirit-lifting views and you begin to get the feel for this space.

Set across one floor, a key feature of the living area is the lofty bi-folding doors which extend across the south-facing aspect and bounce natural light through the room.

This is enhanced by a soft, chalky colour scheme from Farrow & Ball, punctuated with leather and velvet textures, along with salvaged sycamore which has been carefully crafted by a local artisan to create the tactile window ledges. Technology includes a Smart TV and a high spec integrated bluetooth speaker system for some relaxation time.

A small island unit divides the living space, while the crisp, contemporary lines of the kitchen is equipped with all the main essentials, including a Nespresso machine for that first morning coffee.

Finally the bedroom with en-suite bathroom draws on deeper hues to create warmth and comfort, carefully designed using a scheme of moody blues and misty greys, along with artworks from Jane Lannagan.

Property details

Ground floor

Open-plan living space comprising sitting room and kitchen.

Sitting room with large sofa, armchair, wood burning stove, Smart TV, integrated Bluetooth speaker system, selection of books. Dining space with seating for four. Large bi-folding doors open up onto the patio.

Kitchen with small island unit with bar stools, ceramic hob, electric oven, combi microwave, dishwasher, fridge, washing machine. There is a small freezer in the sitting room area.

Bedroom with zip and link beds which can be configured to 6‘ super king or 3’ twin as required, side tables, chair, chest of drawers, hooks with hangers.

En-suite bathroom with large bath, large walk in shower with rainforest head and handheld unit, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Outside

The rear garden area benefits from a patio with garden furniture and large lawned garden which is fully enclosed.

Parking

There is parking for two cars directly to the front of the property.

Babies & Children

Due to the size of the property, there is no provision for children, however babes in arms up to the age of 6 months can be accommodated on request. No additional items are provided.

Dogs

One dog is welcome but must be clean before access into the property and thereafter must be kept off the furniture and out of the bedroom. Another dog may be considered on request.

Guest amenities

High quality bed linen and towels are provided for guests along with guest toiletries. A hairdryer is provided.

Wi-Fi & Mobile coverage

Wi-Fi is provided. Mobile reception is best on the Vodafone and EE network but otherwise more limited in the immediate area.

Heating

Underfloor heating throughout the property. Wood burning stove with logs supplied.

Guest privacy

The property sits at the end of private farm road and there are farm buildings in the vicinity but no overlooking from other properties. There will be some associated farm traffic passing by.

Additional Accommodation

If you are looking for a property in a similar style, Number One sleeping 2+2, Mulberry Cottage sleeping 4 and The Lodge sleeping 2 are owned by the same owner.

Location

Nearby Melrose (4 miles) is one of the most picturesque in the Borders and has an excellent range of independent shops selling fine quality food and drink including The Country Kitchen for lovely deli produce; Dalgetty’s Bakery, makers of the original Selkirk Bannock; or 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 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.

Activities

The area is a perfect base for sightseeing and exploring the wider attractions of the 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 Sir Walter Scott’s home at Abbotsford (1.5 miles) which 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.

A must-visit 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. 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.

For walking, there is an abundance of local trails and waymarked routes, with leisurely walks right from the doorstep to more extensive loops across the wider 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 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.

For short breaks, 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!

Alternatively, hop on a train from Tweedbank (3 miles) where you can take advantage of events such as the vibrant Edinburgh Fringe Festival, exceptional Jazz and Blues Festival, or simply a day-out exploring the exquisite architecture of this beautiful city.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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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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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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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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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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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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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Reviews

"We had an excellent few days at The Studio.  The barn has been BEAUTIFULLY converted , immaculately furnished and is in a very special place with the most blissful, awe-inspiring views .  Perfect peace.  It is ideally placed for visiting Abbotsford House and Gardens and we enjoyed good meals and antique hunting in Melrose, Kelso and Lauder.      Weather was fabulous....Thank you Posy and Pete...we will certainly  return next year and will book The Lodge which looks wonderful."

Burn Party

"The Studio was lovely- very relaxing and accommodation was to a high standard. Great views and great nearby things to do- such as Abbotsford and Floors. Would absolutely stay again!"

Ms Sarafilovic

"It’s a beautiful place, peace, solitude, and scenery second to none."

Ms Hoy

"We stayed at The Studio, what a fantastic place for a couple and their dog to stay. The views from the property are stunning, and that is not a cliche, simply beautiful. The flow of the cottage is perfect, and facilities provided are second to none. We would definitely recommend anyone stay there, and we would definitely stay again. 5* Star accommodation. The area is fantastic! We would definitely stay again."

Mr & Mrs Franklin

"We very much enjoyed our stay at The Dtudio and found the owners to be accommodating. We loved the peaceful location of The Studio and the wonderful furnishings. It was thoughtfully laid out and decorated beautifully. The housekeeper was fantastic. We have been visiting the Borders since the early 90's and this is our favorite. The views of the hills are spectacular."

Mr & Mrs Langevin

"A big thank you to you and all the Crabtree & Crabtree team. I had a wonderful stay at The Studio. Much appreciation for a wonderful service."

Ms Eccleston

"Thank you for everything. We have had the most wonderful stay imaginable at The Studio. You have created a beautifully stylish haven of peace and tranquility. Your attention to detail is second to none. We are full of admiration. We have enjoyed the beautiful walks from the doorstep and have loved watching the ever-changing light over the hills. Thanks for keeping us supplied with logs. We are already planning a return visit. It is going to be very hard to leave!"

Mr & Mrs Siljehag

"Fabulous place, bed so comfy, views fab, wish we could stay longer. Thank you. We enjoyed Kelso and spent 2 days in Edinburgh. Well worth a visit!"

Taylor family

"Had a fabulous time staying in The Studio. Gorgeous interiors, tastefully done. Very cosy. Lots of lovely walks in the area."

Gillon family

"You've created a calm and peaceful haven with views to die for. The interior is stunning. Thank you."

Stanton-Sharma family

"Wonderful stay. Amazing views whatever the weather. Had a relaxing time. Thank you."

Bradley family

"We have had the most wonderful 4 day break. Just what the doctor ordered! Peace, tranquility and the most amazing accommodation. You have thought of everything and you have impeccable taste. I have no doubt we will return!"

Gwatkin family

"Hmmm. Really don't want to go home. Glorious walks from the doorstep and luxurious comfort to return to."

Middleton family

"This place! Jaw dropping views and downtime at The Studio = the perfect therapy. Thank you for a dream stay."

West family

"PERFECT! Great location, stunning views and an amazing place to stay. Very stylish and comfortable. Oh, and the best lemon drizzle cake!"

Kennedy family

"The property is beautifully presented, very comfortable and the views are absolutely stunning. It was an ideal base for exploring the borders. We hope to be back soon!"

Mr & Mrs Leishman

"Just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at The Studio.

Certainly one of the best cottages we have stayed at and in a wonderful part of the country.

We hope to return soon."

Mr & Mrs Macintosh

"We had a fabulous time at The Studio thank you. We loved the walks straight from the door including one all the way to Melrose taking in Abbotsford House on the way. There are lots of dog friendly places to eat and drink too and we also enjoyed exploring Hawick and Kelso. The Studio itself is very well equipped with everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We hooked up to the music system with speakers in the bedroom and living room ceiling one night. The TV has Netflix etc. as well in the event of bad weather but it’s difficult to tear your eyes away from the view from the living room, which is absolutely stunning. We really love the Borders and will be back!"

Mrs Dorward-Benn

"We had a wonderful time at The Studio. It was our second visit and it was every bit as perfect as we had remembered. It was like coming home! It was very hard to leave at the end of the week. As ever, the cottage was spotlessly clean, and it was warm and inviting when we arrived. The lemon drizzle cake and the fresh flowers continue to be a lovely welcoming touch. It is a very special place which has become a firm Crabtree & Crabtree favourite for us. Thank you, as always, for providing such an efficient booking service and such a wonderful range of gorgeous properties."

Ms Siljehag
Location Rural - 4 miles from Melrose.
Dogs
  • One dog is welcome. A second dog may be considered on request.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Friday during high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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With the fabulous Borders countryside on the doorstep, a clever renovation has ensured that the view is the focal point of every room. The little things we love...
"With the fabulous Borders countryside on the doorstep, a clever renovation has ensured that the view is the focal point of every room."
Angie, Crabtree & Crabtree