Heron Cottage was an absolutely wonderful and lovely place to harbor. We greatly enjoyed our time in this 18th century home and it gave us a feel of what it might be like to live there:) We would definitely recommend Heron Cottage, and all it's conveniences to nearby Melrose and many nearby attractions. Also, a nice, quiet neighborhood. Simply magical.
The Gardener's Cottage was an awesome little place, situated in a VERY quiet estate. It is an old gardener's cottage as the name implies, yet has recently been remodeled, and is very comfortably furnished. It has a modern kitchen with everything that you would need for the perfect getaway, as well as a very nice bath with both modern shower and a cast iron tub as well so will definitely allow for a good soak after a long day of sightseeing! The surrounding estate is wonderfully wooded, and populated by all kinds of wildlife, as well as resident sheep! Though I didn't partake of any of the services mentioned in the owners welcome book, there are many suggestions made in the book that allowed me to better plan my daily trips from the estate. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would highly recommend the Gardener's Cottage for anyone looking for a simple quiet retreat, or a home base while touring the beautiful Scottish borders.