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21 reviews
House front
The patio area for outside entertainment
The cosy Sitting Room
Light and airy Kitchen/diner
Spacious Dining/kitchen Area
Relax in the Sitting Room
A view of the Eildon Hills, double room but can be a twin.
Spacious Twin room
Double made into Twin Beds
Bathroom
Viaduct at Tweedswood Fishing
The one that didn't!!
An Otter at tweedswood, river Tweed
Newstead at Night
The viaduct Bridge at Newstead, Melrose
View of the River Tweed in Winter
River Tweed in Winter
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Melrose, Borders, Scotland

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Heraldmum...
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 1 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Speycaster Cottage was lovely - very clean with all the home comforts and lots of charm! The local area was fab too with lots to do. Sheena was very helpful and friendly as were the Scottish people in general. Loved Edinburgh and Eyemouth is definitely worth a visit to feed the harbour seals. I will definitely return!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Apr 2015
Thank you, it so good to hear such great feedback not only about the cottage but about the Scottish people too.
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Sue R
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best location”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Very well organised house , clean and tidy . Greet place for exploring the Borders.
Would definitely recommend.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Aug 2014
Thank you so pleased all was well with your stay. We are very lucky to be so close to the River Tweed and all the wonderful scenery.
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stagman86
Yatton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Great location and facilities”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Stayed for two nights whilst on business. Lovely house, very clean and modern and perfect for what we were looking for. Very clear instructions from owner re directions to house, parking, getting key etc. Planning on revisiting later on in year with the family as its an excellent place to base yourself in the borders.

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Liked best: Village location and the peace and quiet
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
13 Jun 2014
Thank you. Really good to know everything works well
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Mittybin
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great base for exploring the boarders”
Reviewed 13 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Our stay at Spaycaster cottage lived up to our expectations. The house is clean and in good order and was easy to keep clean and tidy during our stay. Spacious kitchen diner and useful outdoor space, but there are steps so you need to be careful if you have an active toddler.
Easy access to lots of tourist spots in the boarders and Northern Northumbria. Really helpful and lovely owners.

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Liked best: Easy access to visitor attractions
Liked least: Lack of Wifi (however we did know this prior to our stay)
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
25 Sep 2013
Thank you your review is appreciated I try to maintain a high standard of cleanliness as i would wish the same. So glad you enjoyed the house.
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Rchebrika
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Couldn't be better”
Reviewed 23 June 2013 for a stay in August 2012

My family stayed at the cottage each summer for the last three years while making arrangements for my daughters wedding. The cottage is very easy to find , just a mile out of Melrose in the village of Newstead. I was bowled over by the friendliness of the villagers, I was frequently stopped to talk while out with my dog. The cottage itself is modern and the kitchen has everything you could possibly need with crockery, glassware, microwave, cooker and dishwasher. A washer/dryer is also at hand should you feel the need to use it. The beds are really comfortable, and the rooms spacious and the bathroom has a shower if that should be your preference. The cottage is definately a home away from home and is very good value for money.

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Liked least: Absolutely nothing at all
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Sep 2013
So pleased all was well. Really good to know that there is enough of everything that one needs in the kichen,as i have never cooked there myself. I want all guests to enjoy their stay.
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Cambridgeshire
Reviewed 15 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: Spacious and relaxing feeling.
Liked least: The weather!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Sep 2013
Thank you for your feedback. Great to know that the kitchen was well equiped, as I want your stay at Speycaster cottage to be an enjoyable one.
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john_o_gr...
Goole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good location - comfortable accomodation”
Reviewed 27 July 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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person found this review helpful

The property suited us perfectly for our golf trip to the Borders - good standard of accommodation with everything that anyone would need.
Comfortable beds ensuring a decent night's sleep.
Would certainly consider coming back again.

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Liked best: The layout of the rooms
Liked least: Water pressure was a little low during our stay
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Sep 2013
Your review is appreciated great to know there is everything you need, thank you
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