Eats & Treats

Gattonside has two highly regarded restaurants – Seasons restaurant and The Hoebridge restaurant both just a short walk away 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

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 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 and 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

Based in the beautiful Scottish Borders village of St Boswells, The Mainstreet Trading Company 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.