Mabel’s View, named after the owners mother who used to love to sit and look out of the window, is a homely ground floor one bedroom apartment overlooking the ancient ruins of Melrose Abbey – the final resting place of Robert the Bruce’s heart.
Perfect for couples this central apartment is just a stroll away from two National Trust for Scotland Gardens at Priorwood and Harmony House – also home to the Borders Book Festival and all that the pretty town of Melrose has to offer.
Melrose, the home of Rugby Sevens lies in the Tweed valley at the foot of iconic Eildon Hills, the most recognisable landmark in the whole of the Scottish Borders.
Tweedbank station with its direct link to the magnificent festival city of Edinburgh is around 5 minutes away by car and the train can have you in Edinburgh in under an hour. If romance is your thing, why not visit the home of Sir Walter Scott at Abbotsford and discover what inspired his greatest poems and novels? Whatever you decide to do we are sure you will fall in love with this picturesque town and its people.
Let’s take a look at Mabel’s View and discover what she loved about this cosy apartment:
The apartment is a real home from home and is set across from Melrose’s main carpark. (Free parking from 5pm til 9.30am). The main attraction of the property is the living room window where you can sit and watch the world go by, just as Mabel did. The views to the to the beautiful St. Mary’s Abbey (circa 1136); the final resting place of Robert the Bruce’s heart are simply stunning.
You enter the light, bright apartment which has been recently redecorated and re carpeted via a main communal door, and up a few steps to the front door. Inside the hallway opens up to:
Bathroom with shower enclosure, toilet and wash hand basin.
Double bedroom with good storage and a dressing table and views to the Abbey.
Straight ahead lies the living room with views to the Abbey and gardens – the table at the window provides delightful views of the stunning Abbey and surrounding countryside.
The fully equipped kitchen is off the living room and has everything you will need to make your stay enjoyable but with so many lovely restaurants literally right on the doorstep you may find you don’t need to do any cooking! Go on treat yourself you are on holiday after all!
Outside to the rear is Mabel’s bench and shared garden – a lovely spot to enjoy a drink and to plan your day.