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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Melrose, Borders, Scotland

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SandiB40
Scotland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 15 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Not stayed there but knew & visited past owners. It's a lovely house & garden in a beautiful village.
One thing to be aware of in June 2nd last weekend there is a gathering, just at boundry of house, for our local 'common ridings' All visitors are wellcome to join in too.
It's a small 15min local historic tradition.

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Management Response
18 Jun 2017
Hello thanks very much for your review - we couldn't agree more about the house and its gardens. The gathering at the house is a wonderful event helped by the very friendly welcome our guests receive from the common riding committee. The guests that are staying this week are very much looking forward to the event and we look forward to seeing the photographs this year. All the best Linda
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Voyager47...
1 review
“Great place, ideal for our visit.”
Reviewed 13 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We were in the area for a wedding and this property came up as a property that was available and the right size for our family group. It's a lovely cottage-style house with a generous garden so it felt very private. We all felt relaxed from the moment we arrived. There was some great hill walking and we walked into Melrose one afternoon which took only 20 minutes. Even the weather was great for our stay - end of May. I can seriously recommend The Old Paperhouse as a place to stay in the Borders.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Jun 2017
Thanks so much for you lovely words - it really means a lot! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and felt relaxed from the minute you arrived. We'd love to welcome you back. We can also offer the house as a cosy couples retreat when you use one wing of the house - The Garden Apartment.
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Gwen L
Fochabers, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
“On other excellent week at The Old Paper House.”
Reviewed 22 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We enjoy our return visits each year as the location allows us to see old friends and relations and take in the Melrose sevens. Our party of 8 family and close friends are easily and comfortably accommodated in this spacious house.
An excellent base to explore all that the Borders have to offer and it really is a hidden gem.

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Apr 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely words about The Old Paper House. It was an absolute pleasure to have you all stay and we look forward to seeing you next time! Linda
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016 for a stay in January 2016

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Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
10 Nov 2016
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave as a lovely review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found the house easily comfortable for the 8 of you. We would love to welcome you all back. Best wishes Linda
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GalinaLon...
1 review
“absolutely amazing cottage”
Reviewed 28 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

we are just back from Scotland and we are so happy that we spent our holiday in your cottage! So clean and beautiful, cozy!!! We definitely will recommend to everyone!!! Thank you very much! We will be back for sure!!!!

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Management Response
30 Aug 2016
Thank you so much for your kind words - we are absolutely delighted that you loved The Old Paper House. We hope to welcome you back to the beautiful Scottish Borders soon!
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Imac20
Scotland
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9 reviews
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“Comfortable, well-equipped property in a tranquil setting.”
Reviewed 5 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

This spacious property is a well-designed conversion which comfortably sleeps 8. The kitchen is well-equipped and the adjacent dining room is ideal for family eating. The beds are comfortable and there are good showers in both bathrooms. Besides the wi-fi and a wide screen TV there is a selection of board games if the weather keeps you indoors. There is plenty of room for family groups to spread out.
We enjoyed the spectacular walk along the River Tweed to Melrose and visited Abbotsford House, which has a superb visitor centre and restaurant.
The large garden was a bonus for both adults and children in our family group.

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Liked best: The spaciousness
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
6 Mar 2016
Thank you for taking the time to review the Old Paper House, we are delighted that you found the house to be comfortable, well equipped and in a tranquil setting - we just love the garden too! Hope to welcome you all back in the future.
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Stuart C
1 review
“An excellent and roomy holiday house”
Reviewed 17 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

A great place to stay with friends and our two young boys. Loads to do in the area. We also took the bus to Tweedbank to get the train to Edinburgh - which was easy to do with the bus stop at the end of the driveway. Managed out on my road bike twice too with some great cycling roads around - even in the winter weather. Would definitely stay here again.

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Travelling group: Large Group
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Management Response
18 Jan 2016
Thanks for taking time to review The Old Paper House, we are delighted that you found it an excellent place to stay! We are so pleased that you were able to sample the great cycling roads in the Scottish Borders too. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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