Nestled amidst the tranquil riverside woods on the Old Melrose Estate in the Scottish Borders is The Folly, a delightfully converted Victorian Summerhouse.  It is perched in a secluded and elevated position with gorgeous views out over the River Tweed only two miles from Melrose.

£595-895/wk | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathrooms | 2 Dogs

This stunning heritage conversion consists of an open plan sitting / dining room / kitchen area, a bathroom with a walk in shower and a separate bedroom up a spiral staircase with a King size bed.

The Folly’s peaceful and romantic setting is just part of its charm sitting as it does surrounded by woodland and the sound of birds singing in the trees.  Inside, the interior has been refurbished and modernised throughout whilst traditional features such as the original tiled floor and pretty stained glass windows have been retained.  The large stone fireplace with its wood-burning stove creates an inviting focal point and ensures cosiness throughout.

The kitchen area is neat and well thought out with a breakfast bar that provides dining just for two and a spiral staircase then leads upstairs to the mezzanine level where the cosy king size bedroom has been set out.

The decking area behind the house is the ideal place to make the most of the captivating river views.  Relax with a glass of wine whilst watching the herons and kingfishers basking in the sun or the otters playing on the riverbank.  It is just a short walk down to the river’s edge for an evening’s picnic.  There are plenty of other lovely riverside walks within the Estate.  You are welcome to feed the chickens and pigs and visit the walled garden before stopping off at the tearooms for a light lunch or cup of tea and slice of cake.

What’s included: Bed linen and towels, gas central heating, wood-burning stove (plus logs), unlimited high speed WiFi, TV & DVD.  A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge.  No smoking.  The house is reached by half a mile of country track that is negotiable by normal cars when driven slowly and with care.

The Folly was recently featured as one of The Times’ 25 Magical Woodland Escapes.

Please note that all bookings or our holiday Cottages are made through Unique Cottages and are subject to their terms and conditions.  If you need help with your booking please speak to an advisor on 01835 822277.

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