Here are some recent reviews from the VRBO website, where Merlindale is also featured. We must be doing something right!









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… and for those of you who find acronyms confusing, a VRBO is a ‘vacation rental by owner’! :

As you can see from the review below, Edinburgh is quite close and you must NOT miss a visit; by night especially it is a wonderful place to walk around (guest photo attached)…

As this reviewer mentions, the house is in its own delightful grounds and a short stroll around is so relaxing…



And previous comments from our visitors’ book:

New Year 2017-8

Perfect weekend stay for New Year 2018. Merlindale House is excellent, well equipped with toiletries and welcome pack, very thoughtful. Really enjoyed our stay.
Jim, Shirley, Shiree and David.

October 2017: Great weekend was had by all. Plenty of walking to be done! Log fire was great and table tennis was fun. All extras provided were great. Nice place.
David, Steph, Viv and Arnie.

October 2017: Lovely welcome and welcome pack. Beautiful accommodation. Spacious, ideal for a family. Loads of places to visit and not too far to travel.
John and Karen


breakfast-smallOctober 2017: Fabulous chill out. Beautiful home from home. Lovely welcome pack. Great log fire.
McKinlays and Findlays.






September 2017: Not here long enough to do the area justice; but this beautiful home from home was so lovely to return to after a day in Edinburgh. Must come back to beat my husband at Bar football and table tennis! Denise’s articles on Arthurian/Merlin legends are very convincing, so look out Tintagel !
Martin and Lorna.

August 2017: Wonderful, magic, quiet and comfortable place. It’s a place we could stay longer. Merci mille fois! Serge and Yannic.

edinburghAugust 2017: An excellent, peaceful and quiet retreat and easy access to Edinburgh to see the spectacular tattoo.
Pauline and Phil.





“Lovely accommodation , peaceful and relaxing few days. Very helpful host. Thank you so much for making our stay so comfortable.” – Martin family Glasgow. New Year 15-16

“We had a very relaxing Christmas in a very comfortable large apartment. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t great for walking but we did manage time out in this lovely area. Another visit when it is better weather is a must. Provisions on arrival appreciated and the log fire made it a lovely atmosphere every evening.” – David and Andrea, Headingly, Leeds 23-30 December 2015

“Another great break. Edinburgh Christmas Market is superb . Even had some snow!”
– The Jupps. Bognor Regis November 26-30 2015

“We have been staying here for many years- always come back…”  – Ann McMinn and family
October 26-29 2015

“Thanks for an excellent , well equipped apartment and all the extras provided . We discovered a beautiful part of Scotland.” – The Jarretts. Ross on Wye. October 20-26 2015

“Excellent apartment , lovely people. Will recommend you, thank you.” – Trish, Neil, Dan and Charlie. Aberdeen October 14-18 2015

“Had a lovely time in the cosy apartment before and after mountain biking. Will we ever go back to the tent? No! ” Anne-Mharie and Jim , Jenni-Lee and Kevin. 25-27 Sept 2015

“We had a great time in the luxurious and large apartment of yours. We enjoyed the fantastic landscape , the beautiful castles and slept like a log.” –  Huppertz-Wild family Forcheim , Germany 19-26 August 2015

“We had a lovely time here in Peebles and at the Edinburgh Fringe. A very nice house and thank you for the fresh bread and delicious jams and breakfast items. They were all appreciated “.  -Teutsch family , Ottawa, Canada.8-12 August 2015