Our 3 night stay was all too short. Holiday was made by the perfect accommodation. Rob was very helpful and friendly. The views speak for themselves and the birdlife is outstanding. Wife and father-in-law delighted with the early morning visit of a woodpecker. Profiling bed made father-in-law’s stay as comfortable as ours. We will be back but may need to book earlier next time as I am sure word will be getting out!

Eildon Holiday Cottages – Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Melrose

** Recently featured in the Saturday Times Travel Section – “20 Best Houses for Hogmanay” **

Welcome to Eildon Holiday Cottages in the Scottish Borders

booknowThe award-winning Eildon Holiday Cottages is a converted eighteenth century farm steading forming six accessible self-catering cottages, which along with the main farmhouse (bottom right) are part of Dingleton Mains.

cottage complex 320x200The cottages are modern, yet have been designed to have a “cottage” feel, and have old local field names to emphasise their individuality. All are bright, warm, comfortable, very well equipped and the adaptations we have made for disabled and less able visitors are subtle and unobtrusive.

Situated in a fold of the Eildon Hills above the attractive small Border town of Melrose, there are magnificent views from the cottages over the Tweed Valley to the Lammermuir and Moorfoot Hills beyond with Galashiels in the distance. Abbotsford, the home of the famous novelist, Sir Walter Scott, lies within four miles and there is much of interest for naturalists, historians, gardeners, architectural enthusiasts and sportsmen and women.

We are approached through the fine 9-hole Melrose Golf Club with which we share a private road.

The wonderful Scottish Borders countryside is unspoilt and relatively unknown. It is a land of great historical interest and breathtaking beauty. Edinburgh is an easy drive to the north and the marvellous east coastline, with Holy Island and the great castles of Northumberland, is only an hour away. There is lots to see and do with a constant schedule of events.

We have provided a setting for all members of the family to holiday together, and we are very proud that our cottages have won many awards. Full week (or more!) stays, short breaks and weekend breaks are all available, and all our cottages are dog-friendly too. We have a total of 28 beds in six cottages and welcome Groups of all kinds from golf parties, fishing parties, wedding parties (particularly wedding guests coming for local marriages), walking and cycling groups and many others. We hope you will agree with the judges and greatly enjoy your holiday with us.

eildon1We look forward to welcoming you to the Scottish Borders.

Rob & Alex Martin


  • Winner of the Holiday Care Service award for the best self-catering accommodation in Britain for disabled people
  • Winner of the Tourism for All award for the best facilities for disabled people in Scotland
  • Scottish Tourist Board (VisitScotland) 4 star accreditation
  • Category 1 rated for unassisted wheelchair access (5 cottages)
  • Special mention in National Civic Trust awards
  • Central Borders’ Civic Trust Special Award for excellence



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