Springlee

Craighouse, Melrose, Scottish Borders, TD6 9DU

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Springlee is situated in the heart of the Scottish Borders in a rural location on a small working farm surrounded by stunning views of the countryside and rolling hills. Adults, children and pets are all welcome. The 1 acre site is sloping with a mixture of lawned and hardstanding pitches all with electric hook-ups and space for awnings etc. There is a public footpath/track which runs adjacent to the site which is suitable for dog walkers.

Springlee is an ideal base for exploring the central Borders and beyond. The towns of Melrose, Galashiels, Kelso and Jedburgh are all within easy reach offering cafes, galleries, restaurants, artisian shopping, local produce and supermarkets.

On our doorstep is Smailholm Tower, Scotts View one of Sir Walter Scott's favourite views of the Eildon Hills and a short drive to Abbottsford House and Visitor Centre his ancestrol home, Dryburgh Abbey and the River Tweed.

For cycling enthusiasts we are only a short cylce away from joining the Tweed Cycle Route, the 4 Abbeys Cycle Route and Melrose Cycling Trials. Walkers are also well catered for wether it be a local path around the towns and countryside or for the more strenuous the Borders Abbeys Way a circular walking route (109km/68miles) or St Cuthbert's Way (100km/62.5miles) Melrose to Holy Island in Northumberland to name but two. There are also many golf courses in the surrounding area and for those who like a day out at the races, Kelso race course is only 8 miles away.

Edinburgh is within easy reach under an hours drive, under an hour on the new Borders Railway from Tweedbank (6 miles) or from the nearest bus stop in Earlston (3 miles).

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

1 acres

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 16

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Lat 55.61045 / Lon -2.63037
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Excellent Base For Exploring the Borders

Having dogs, we usually base our choice of CLs on those which have a decent dog walk direct from site. This was ideal in that there is a farm track right next to the site which was rarely used by vehicles so was great for walking the dogs. After a shortish distance the track turned into a nice grassy track by which you could walk to a neighbouring village. We like visiting historic houses and castles so this was perfect being on the Big Houses Trail which were ideally spread around the site so there wasn't too much driving involved. To name a few within easy reach: Floors Castle, Manderston House, Paxton House, Mellerstain House, Bowhill House, Traquair House and Abbotsford House and Estate. All the places welcomed dogs on the estate trails and gardens plus they all had nice cafes for lunch. Visited all the abbeys; Kelso, Dryburgh, Melrose and Jedburgh which also all allow dogs in the grounds and ruins. Leaderfoot Viaduct was interesting and there was a nice walk along the River Tweed. Melrose was a lovely town with a couple of small National Trust Gardens and had a decent Co-Op. Kelso was nice and had a large Sainsburys where we went to buy some shorts as it was so sunny and hot whilst we were there. The owner is very friendly and lent us some walking books which came in very handy as there are so many lovely places to walk in the vicinity. The site is very well kept and had lovely views over farm land. We had the pitch nearest the road so with the windows open you could hear vehicles but it was not intrusive and only busy during commuting times. We would certainly recommend the site and will certainly be going back.

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A very Lovely CL

Just spent 6 nights here when the lovely weather arrived in early March 2019. Owner very helpful and site very tidy. With usual facilities clean tidy and easy to use. Lots to do from site, nice walks and plenty of wildlife nearby. Good area to cycle from with a choice of routes from short to all day rides. Eildon hills nearby and very make a very pleasant to walk. Will visit again soon.

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What a super CL!

We've just had yet another wonderful few days at Springlee and, having holidayed there for a number of years, we just can't recommend this site highly enough. It is so peaceful there , the views are wonderful (the Eildon hills, Smailholm Tower, rolling countryside, sheep munching away in adjacent fields). There are many local and further-afield attractions (it's just a mile or two from the A68) and we just love the early morning and evening sunshine (ok, you may not see that every day). The site is always well maintained (I wish I could keep our hedges as neat!) and, on top of all the above, Pam, the owner is so welcoming, friendly and helpful. Another reviewer mentioned some traffic noise - there is but, in our experience, it is short-lived and never detracts from our enjoyment. You just can't go wrong at Springlee - give it a try.

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What a Gem of a CL

What a Gem of a CL. Mrs Spink (Pam) who runs this CL on a working farm makes you feel like a friend not a 'camper'. It is situated in the country less than 4 mls off the A68 and the scenery is brill, rolling countryside that you can see for miles, but handy enough for touring all the local towns like Melrose, Jedburgh, Galashiels, Selkirk and also being just a hour1/4 from E/burgh it couldn't be handier, or if you just wanted to 'chill'out the site is great for that too. This is great CL and the very friendly welcome & interest Mrs Spink shows to all her guests is very genuine. We have no hesitation in recommending this site to everyone and will return again. Thank you for all your help during our stay, it is greatly appreciated. Bob & Evelyn Stuart Aberdeen
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Lovely peaceful site with magnificent views. Warm welcome from owner with lots of advice on walks etc. We had to extend our stay due a brake problem on the caravan, Pam was very understanding and her husband most helpful in resolving the problem. The extended stay to be honest was a blessing in as much that it gave us the opportunity to explore the border area more thoroughly. Highly recommended.
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