Mulberry Cottage

Roxburghshire, Scottish Borders
+44 (0)7968 997929
Visit owner's website Icon Created with Sketch.

Artfully decorated with village green views and walks from the door - St Cuthbert’s Way runs by - close to historic, foodie Melrose


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

A warm, quirkily classy feel, and lemon drizzle cake, await in this charming Borders village cottage. Light the wood-burner and settle on the velvet sofa for an evening’s reading or chatting. Sleep soundly in seriously comfortable beds; sit out in the sheltered garden.
There’s all the kit and space you need to rustle-up meals from fine local produce; Melrose and St Boswell’s have excellent butchers and shops for cheeses, fresh game and Tweed-fresh salmon. If you’re eating out try Provender, Burt’s, Marmions or The Townhouse in Melrose; The Hoebridge at Gattonside specialises in seasonal food.

Local cycling, running and walking trails take in Bowden Moor and the Eildon Hills’ three peaks. Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford, Dryburgh and Floors Castle are ‘must visits’ too. Come if you can for the Melrose Book Festival in June and don’t miss St Boswell’s Mainstreet Trading Co’s award-winning bookshop, café and deli.

Mulberry Cottage - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Staying in such a thoughtfully converted and beautifully furnished cottage
  • Exploring the Scottish Borders, great for walking and rich in history
  • Sampling the excellent local food, in restaurants and from independent shops
Mulberry Cottage - Gallery

You should know

  • There are some low and sloping ceilings
  • The village does have a bus service but you will need a car


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 3 miles.


Nightly price
from £73
Weekly price
from £514
1 Cottage for 4
From £732 bedrooms


A warm and welcoming cottage - beautifully furnished and decorated in a traditional but unique way with quirky details. Situated in centre of charming small village in the heart of Scottish Border country

Mary, Sawday's inspector

Read more reviews


The neighbourhood

This end of terrace cottage looks onto the green in Bowdon, a Scottish Borders conservation village overlooked by the Eildon Hills; great walking country and five miles from Tweedbank rail station. It’s two miles to the shops at Newton St Boswells, or St Boswells – try the Buccleuch Arms and Mainstreet Trading. 4 miles to Melrose with its 12th-century Abbey ruins, good shops, cafés and restaurants.

Local points of interest from Pete & Posy Maitland-Carew

  • You can walk to The Eildon Hills from your door
  • An award winning & best independent shop in the UK (2019) Maintstreet Trading Book shop , plus cafe, 4 miles away.
  • Independent shops to be found in the beautiful market town of Melrose, butchers, veg shop, garden shop, bakery, woman’s clothes shop, interior shop and others.
  • The famous Melrose Rugby 7’s & Borders Book Festival are both held in Melrose in April & June


Pete & Posy Maitland-Carew

The Maitland-Carew family moved from Edinburgh to Faldonside in 2013. Posy is a textile design graduate and has poured her talent for creating interiors into their home and several self-catering properties. Pete, originally from the Scottish Borders, is a Recruitment Consultant but is also very involved in their renovation projects. They are very friendly, enthusiastic hosts.