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Cloister House

Location: Melrose, Roxburghsire

Sensitively restored to protect the integrity of the listed building, this property oozes character and charm. The overall look is beautifully pared-back, using a beguilling palette of period colours and distinctive Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian pieces. 

Everything which could be re-used has been, using local companies in the Borders to supply and re-upholster wherever possible, and local lighting companies to turn wonderful old wine flagons into lamps. The result is a house infused with the rich history of the area and boasting the most incredible backdrop.

Originally built as a manse for the minister of Melrose Church, and dating from around 1810, architect John Smith was also responsible for the design of Sir Walter Scott’s home at nearby Abbotsford.

  • Sleeps up to 8 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathroooms
  • Two dogs are welcome
  • Free WiFi
  • Arrival time 4pm
  • Departure time 10am

Guest also receive a complimentary ticket to Melrose Abbey, which includes a free audio guide. 

As an introductory offer, Historic Scotland Members can benefit from a 10% discount on Cloister House bookings made before 31 January 2020. Please provide your membership number when placing your booking.

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Opening times

Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to the abbey. 

The abbey grounds, cloister and museum are open. 

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 10am to 5pm

1 Oct to 24 Dec:
Daily, 10am to 4pm

29 to 31 Dec: 
Daily, 10am to 4pm

5 Jan to 31 Mar: 
Daily, 10am to 4pm

Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee entry.


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