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

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FISCHERME...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Ideal for fishermen”
Reviewed 27 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Stayed here for 4 nights when fishing in October. Everything you could want and well situated, quiet and private. Will go back again

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Jac197920...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Comfortable, cosy and full of character.”
Reviewed 22 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Melrose is delightful. Lovely shops, cafes and places to visit. The house is perfect. It's really homely yet smart and up to the minute with wet room, excellent internet coverage and TV options for the children. The bedrooms are just delightful and everyone commented on how well they slept. We celebrated a forthcoming 30th birthday with grandparents down to toddlers. The weather was kind to us and we walked several different paths into Melrose and back with ease. A truly exceptional break away from the everyday stresses and strains of city life! Thanks also to Linda for her help and prompt replies to all requests. (Sorry for the sticky fingerprints on the glass doors! )

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Oct 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely words - we are thrilled that you loved the Old Paper House as much as we do! We couldn't agree more about how beautiful Melrose is!! And we love sticky finger prints as it means the children have had a fun relaxing time. We hope to welcome you back again. All the best Linda
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MM8814
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Different !”
Reviewed 14 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Such a lovely house in a quiet location but so close to all the borders has to offer, Melrose and the Abbey, the wonderful Eildon Hills, the city of Edinburgh via train from Tweedbank. Spacious accommodation to suit three generations and great garden to explore. Linda (from Lowlands Lettings) is brilliant and responds so quickly to anything. Love the borders, love The Paper House - booked already for next year.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Sep 2017
Wow thanks so much for your lovely review! Its so important to us that you have a great time and we are delighted that three generations were able to enjoy the house! Cant wait to welcome you back next year! All the best Linda
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Kevin T
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Newstead Rental”
Reviewed 12 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Used cottage as a base for playing golf at some of the excellent courses in the Borders.

Cottage has easy access to Melrose and it's excellent eateries.

Road leading down to cottage is quite tight and if you have a wider vehicle (like we did) it is manageable but needs steady hands!

Cottage has a lovely garden area if weather permits use. However the interior is a bit tired and could do with a bit of a renovation. Kitchen is old fashioned with poor layout. One of the upstairs bedrooms lacks headroom, ok for children but taller adults would find it a bit restrictive. Removal of bed legs just doesn't help with this problem.

Internet access was patchy and non-exec the upstairs, something that owners will be looking to resolve.

Overall it was an ok experience but cottage could be so much better with a bit of attention.

Overall experience was ok but could be

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Management Response
12 Sep 2017
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the wonderful golf courses that are nearby and the lovely 1/2 acre garden.We have passed all the other comments on to the owners and we really do appreciate you mentioning them - we really do want to get things right! All the best Linda (Property Manager)
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1 review
“Beautiful house and garden, really relaxing stay.”
Reviewed 28 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Melrose is a really attractive town with a range of independent shops, lovely abbey gardens and a fascinating history. A walk to thr top of the Eildon hill just outside Melrose provides great views.

The Old Paper House is really the best cottage we have ever stayed in. It has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing self catering stay, it was spotlessly clean on arrival, with a lovely welcome hamper. The house - it is really a house rather than a cottage - immediately felt like home. The garden is quite large and really well looked after. The River Tweed is a short walk from the house with a riverside walk into Melrose.

Dealing with Linda at Lowland Lettings was a pleasure, nothing was too much trouble for her, even with some last minute changes to the booking.

If you are looking for the best place to stay near Melrose, this has to be it.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Aug 2017
Wow thanks so much for your lovely words. We are delighted that you had such a great time at The Old Paper House - that really means a lot to us. Hope to welcome you all back again in the future. Warmest regards Linda
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SandiB40
Scotland
Level 1 Contributor
3 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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A TripAdvisor Member
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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