At Kirklands we have the ideal "raw material" for a family holiday - gentle hills, rivers and unspoilt countryside. Kirklands has two sociable resident youngsters and is set in around a dozen or so acres of park/woodland with plenty of places to explore and play. We also have a number of other "residents" from ponies to chickens (egg collection is very popular) etc (all "other" residents are well away from the house). Within the grounds we have an abundance of wild life including otters, barn owls, deer, badgers etc.
Outside toys are available to use and we have a large supply of kids videos should there be the odd hours of inclement weather. We also provide high chairs and cots however but ask families to bring their own cot bedding.
Melrose and Area
Nearby Melrose has a good selection of independent shops and restaurants for you to enjoy on your visit and to suit most tastes. If you'd rather some peace and quiet take a stroll along the River Tweed or scale the imposing Eildon Hills!
Melrose also has a rich history, with architectural attractions, museums and exhibitions including the oldest continuously inhabited village in Scotland. The Heart of Robert the Bruce is said to be buried in the grounds of the magnificent Melrose Abbey and Sir Walter Scott's Abbotsford House is just minutes away.
Melrose is also great for sport lovers with the famous Melrose Rugby Football Club founded in 1877 (the home of the original seven a side rugby tournament in 1883). Tennis, bowling, cricket and golf are all catered for and families will love the delightful Gibson Park with childrens play area.
The other Border towns are all nearby - each offering something different and if sand castles are the order of the day, the coast is less than an hours drive away.
We also have self catering accommodation at: Kirklands Cottages.