September Cottage offers cosy, comfortable accommodation for up to 4 guests.
Situated in an extremely sought-after area close to Melrose, one of the most picturesque towns in the Scottish Borders, the Cottage provides the perfect base to explore the stunning Borders countryside. It sits close to the River Tweed and the Southern Upland Way, in the peaceful conservation village of Gattonside.
The village was originally used as an orchard by the monks of Melrose Abbey, and features narrow winding paths from the main street which lead down to a suspension footbridge, linking the village to the town of Melrose.
Whether you’re looking for a couple’s getaway, some time to relax by yourself or with family and friends, a stay at September Cottage provides the perfect holiday in any season.
We are taking extra care to clean & sanitise the Cottage due to COVID 19 & will be providing extra hand wash & general supplies for guests. We will be following the guidance & protocols on waiting periods between reservations – leaving 24 hours between reservations. We are currently closed until advised by Scottish Government we can reopen (updated December 2020).
The sitting room is furnished with rich warm fabrics and lovely antique furnishings and artwork. The well-appointed country kitchen looks out onto a sunny private garden and patio where you can plan your day over your first morning cuppa and a freshly baked croissant.
The two bedrooms upstairs (one double, one twin) are presented in a contemporary cottage style with comfortable mattresses to ease you into a blissful night’s sleep.
Downstairs the family bathroom provides a bath with overhead shower and towel warmer.
Upstairs there is a utility style room with washing machine, tumble dryer, toilet and sink.
The Cottage has Wifi, a flat screen TV with Freeview and DVD, radio/CD player with iPod dock, outdoor gas barbecue, as well as books, games, DVDs and CDs for relaxed nights in or wet-weather days. There is parking outside the Cottage for two cars.
All bed linen and towels included. Gas central heating throughout. Complimentary toiletries and a welcome pack of provisions to get you started. A travel cot and high chair are also available.
We have a self check-in and out system in place.
September Cottage is a terraced cottage within a village.
See & Do
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 and in November the Abbotsford Literary Sessions.
For art lovers we have the Borders Art Fair in March and Art@Ancrum in May.
Join in with the Scottish Borders Walking Festival in September or try a self guided walk: The Borders Abbey Way, Southern Upland Way or St Cuthberts Way.
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.
Visit one of our historic houses. You’ll find an online map www.bighousesgroup.com
For more information on what to do, check out our Blog.
Eats & Treats
Gattonside has two highly regarded restaurants – Seasons and The Hoebridge both just a short walk from the Cottage.
Melrose offers 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; and Martin 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 and a well stocked Co-op.
For gifts and lovely things, head to Michael Vee Design for elegant interiors; Henderson’s for garden interiors; Sarah Thomson or Bank House for ladieswear; and beautiful artisan goods from The Crafters or The Gallery.
For coffee and cake or a light lunch, pop into the Greenhouse Cafe, Dalgetty’s or Apples for Jam for a steaming cappuccino and a delicious light bites and cakes, or for evening dining, the Town House, Burts, Provender, Monte Cassino or Marmions all come highly recommended.
Mainstreet Trading is our favourite. Based in the beautiful Scottish Borders village of St Boswells, it is a destination in itself. A light and airy space filled with books and the smell of coffee. In the barn behind the main shop you’ll find Mainstreet Deli & Home.
Or book your stay now through our online booking calendar
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