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The ancient market town of Kelso lies at the confluence of the rivers Tweed and Teviot and is centred on its cobbled market square.

In fact Kelso has the largest cobbled market square in Scotland and at its centre is still the Bull Ring, where bulls were tethered during the cattle markets. The square is now host to a range of specialist shops, from traditional Scottish cashmere to Kelso pottery and cafés. The town has many elegant Georgian and Victorian buildings and leisurely riverside walks set amongst beautiful rural landscapes.

Close by Floors Castle is the largest inhabited castle in Scotland, where you can explore the historical artefacts, extensive grounds and gardens of the Roxburge Estate, even sampling the Duke and Duchess's chef's cooking in the Terrace Restaurant. On a slightly smaller scale, but still as prominent in Kelso's history, Smailholm Tower stands tall above the town and offers stunning views from the battlements.

At Kelso Abbey, they re-enact the tales of former King of the Scot's, David I of Scotland; even in its fragmentary state, this is a superb piece of architecture.

This area is renowned for its salmon rivers, golf courses and outdoor activities with excellent walking and cycling routes.

Come and explore this beautiful town for yourself. Find Kelso holiday cottages today.

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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
West Lodge Ref: S4166

The 200 acres of glorious parkland surrounding Mellerstain House, one of Scotland’s grandest stately homes, designed and built by William and Robert Adam, provide a wonderful setting for these three delightful cottages (S4166, S4568 & S4569). Visitors are welcome to roam the grounds including the fabulous Italian-style terraced gardens which command panoramic views over the lake to the distant Cheviot Hills. The scenic and historic attractions of the Border country are all close at hand and the beaches of Berwick and Holy Island are also easily accessible. Kelso (6 miles) offers shops, inns and restaurants and is home of Floors Castle and the famous Kelso Horse Races, whilst Edinburgh, with its magnificent castle, museums, galleries and excellent shopping, is only a 35 mile drive. Fly fishing can be arranged locally, several golf courses are nearby and shops and pubs are just 3.5 miles away. Beautifully appointed and very comfortable, these three properties offer a unique holiday opportunity. West Lodge, ref S4166, is a charming 18th-century stone cottage enjoying its own garden with splendid views towards the Cheviots. Clock House, ref S4568, has been beautifully converted to a high standard to form part of the Old Clock House dating from the early 18th century. Adjoining the Clock House is Courtyard Cottage, ref S4569, which has also been lovingly converted to a high standard and boasts three en-suite bedrooms. The courtyard coffee shop serves delicious home cooking on ‘house open’ days - and special occasions, large and small can be catered for by arrangement in the state rooms of Mellerstain House.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Open fire in living room inc. W/machine. F/freezer. Enclosed garden and furniture. Garage parking.

All properties: Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. DVD. CD. T/cot. M/wave. Shared access to extensive grounds and gardens. NB: Drops and lake in grounds.

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£294-£704
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Wellwood Ref: CC538044
Wellwood is an attractive detached bungalow situated on the fringe of the lovely market town of Kelso in the Scottish Borders. Set at the entrance to a peaceful cul-de-sac this delightful property has been fully refurbished to provide excellent self catering accommodation. Immaculately presented throughout, each room has been beautifully furnished with much thought, care and attention to the finer details. The bright and airy lounge leads through to a separate dining area. The kitchen is very well equipped and leads to a private sun room; an idyllic spot to rest and relax whilst overlooking the garden. All three double bedrooms are tastefully  coordinated and a fresh contemporary bathroom completes the interior. The open garden grounds that surround Wellwood are superb for children at play.

Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With electric ’stove effect’ fire, Freeview TV and DVD player
Dining Area: With dining table and chairs and additional sofa
Kitchen: With large Range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Tumble dryer in storage area
Sun Room: With additional comfortable seating and access to the garden
Bedroom 1: With king size bed
Bedroom 2: With king size bed
Bedroom 3: With two single beds
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Wi-fi facilityLarge open gardens with outdoor furniture. Pool table in garage. Off road parking for 2 + cars.
Please note this is a non-smoking property.

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£270-£555
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Set on a working farm in the heart of beautiful, rolling Borders countryside and accessed by farm track, this comfortable, mid-terrace holiday cottage is the ideal spot for a relaxing break. It offers southerly views of the Eildon Hills and lovely walks from the doorstep. Earlston, 4 miles, has good local shops and pubs. Mellerstain House and Gardens are a mile away; Floors Castle is 6 miles. Kelso and Melrose have ancient abbeys to explore and have a good choice of eating places and shops. Edinburgh is about an hour’s drive. Riding, golf and fishing nearby. Shop and pub 4 miles, restaurant 6 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with sloping ceilings.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Partial Economy 7 central heating, electric heaters, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Gas cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed natural-style garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£196-£544
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
4
Pets
3

This beautiful Victorian house with stunning views over a loch and hills, sits between its own large garden and the flower-filled courtyard of Lochside House. Set on a working farm with rare breeds and horses, this comfortable holiday property is extremely well-equipped and superbly furnished with antiques and soft sofas, perfect for relaxing in after exploring the many abbeys, castles and old houses found within the area.
Numerous recreational facilities are provided for visitors – without even having to leave the grounds – and which cater for a whole range of interests and a variety of tastes. In the drawing room a selection of games, toys and books make a enjoyable evening spent together as a family. The more sports-orientated are able to while away many happy hours playing snooker and badminton, or enjoying the more sedate game of croquet, whilst trout and coarse fishing are also available on-site at cost. A pub to frequent in the evenings lies just 1½ miles away.
The village of Yetholm is made up of two distinct parts – Kirk Yetholm and Town Yetholm, which lie just ¼ mile apart. Situated on the edge of the Cheviot Hills, they mark the end of the Pennine Way footpath, as well as the second leg of St Cuthbert’s Way (a 60-mile walk ending at Holy Island in Northumberland). Six miles to the north is Kelso, where surviving ruins belie the fact that Kelso Abbey was once the richest and most powerful in southern Scotland, and took eighty years to build. Kelso lies at the confluence of the River Tweed and River Teviot, a renowned spot for salmon fishing, and a short walk leads to Floors Castle, a huge castellated mansion overlooking the Tweed, which is open for visiting (April to Oct). Shops 1½ miles.

Hall with polished oak floor. Living room with sofa-bed (for +2). Spacious drawing room with portraits, games, toys and books. Farmhouse kitchen/dining area with Aga, electric oven and hob. Utility. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Family suite: Double bedroom with four-poster bed, single bed (for +1) in dressing room and en-suite bathroom with elec over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom with four-poster bed. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, oil-fired Aga, oil central heating , hot tub and logs(October-April £150 per week, £75 per short break, April - October £100per week, £50 per short break poa)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Large enclosed garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Hot tub
  • Rustic shared games barn with full-size snooker table
  • Badminton and croquet
  • Trout and coarse fishing available from £10
  • Friday to Friday

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£615-£1761
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Set in the heart of the historic Hirsel Estate just 18 miles from the coast at Berwick-upon-Tweed and adjacent to an 18-hole golf course, these two charming holiday cottages (Lakeview, ref SQQH and Ray Bells, ref SUUY) are beautifully furnished and decorated. Close to the Hirsel Lake which is nationally renowned for its otters, swans and wildfowl, there are waymarked walks through the estate and especially around Dundock Wood, famous for its rhododendrons and azaleas, full of wonderful colour and scent May to June. In the Homestead courtyard nearby there are fascinating craft workshops, a countryside museum, a tea room serving delicious lunches and home baking and a children’s play area. Edinburgh is just an hour away, while the wide sandy beaches of the Northumbrian coast are only 30 minutes’ drive. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove/dining room with step down to galley-style kitchen with tiled floor. Double bedroom with 6ft zip and link bed (can be twin), TV and en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Full oil central heating included
  • Freeview TV
  • iPod dock
  • Washer/dryer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Friday to Friday

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Shared sitting-out area with picnic benches
  • Shared access to farm and woodland walks
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • NB: Unfenced lake in grounds, 550 yards

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£245-£640
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
The Stables Ref: CC538008
This property is sublime! Snuggled in a peaceful corner of the picturesque village of Kirk Yetholm within the beautiful Scottish Borders, The Stables has been newly renovated and totally refurbished to provide an idyllic hideaway for couples. The cottage is deceptively spacious with much care and attention to detail given to provide accommodation of a superior standard. The open plan lounge/dining area is large yet kept cosy with a fabulous wood burning stove, ensuring a warm welcome awaits guests regardless of the season. Full size glass doors floods the room with light, maximising its bright and airy ambience and lead to a private, enclosed garden area; perfect for a spot of alfresco dining. The contemporary kitchen area is well equipped and the luxurious bathroom has a modern bath large enough to share.... A spiral staircase leads to the bedroom with a view toward the church, and the convenience of an additional cloakroom. A second relaxing living area leads onto a roof top terrace overlooking the church yard with stunning views towards the hills beyond.

Ground Floor: Property has electric heating and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With wood burning stove, TV, DVD, under floor heating, sofa bed (for + 2) and sliding glass doors leading to private, enclosed garden area complete with furniture including BBQ pit.
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
Bathroom: With large bath made for two, rain shower, WC  and wash basin
Spiral staircase leads to.....

First Floor: Second Lounge: Another spacious relaxing area with patio door leading to roof terrace overlooking church yard and open moor land and hills beyond
Bedroom: With double bed enjoying views towards the church
Cloakroom: A spacious room with WC and wash basin

All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First basket of fuel for wood burning stove supplied. Travel cot and high chair available.Enclosed garden at rear with furniture. On road parking.

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£270-£510
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Set on a large livestock farm just off the A697, 26 miles south of Edinburgh, this very comfortable detached holiday cottage is an ideal spot from which to explore the lovely Scottish Borders. The south facing living room has a multi-fuel burner and a large window with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Good walking from the cottage door with the Southern Upland Way passing through the farm on its way to the coast. Fishing, cycling and riding locally. Visit Thirlestane Castle close by. Melrose is 14 miles, with its ancient abbey and annual book festival. Lauder, 21/2 miles, has good local shops, pubs serving local food and an art gallery with great coffee.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Multi-fuel burner in living room included. Economy 10 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed patio with furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£327-£777
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Benfield Ref: 28854

Just on the Scottish side of the Border, this pretty, terraced holiday cottage with enclosed porch, sits within the conservation village of Morebattle, 7 miles from Kelso. Double glazed, centrally heated and stylishly decorated, it is ideal for breaks all year. Great for walkers, the village is on St Cuthbert’s Way, the walk passes through the village (Melrose to Holy Island) and close to many walks in the Cheviots. Cessford Castle was formerly the main residence of Kers of Cessford. Abbotsford, Floors Castle and the Border Abbeys are nearby. Cyclists will love the peaceful roads and exploring this location. Award winning butcher’s shop 50 yards. Shop 10 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. Open-tread, spiral stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric coal-effect fire in living/dining room included. Electric central heating and electricity included (£25per week, £15 per short break November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Blu-ray. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£212-£499
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Kirkgate Cottage Ref: CC538001
Kirkgate Cottage is a traditional, detached property, nestled within the heart of the welcoming Scottish Borders village of Morebattle. The lounge enjoys the friendly comfort of an open fire, ensuring this is a cosy cottage, whatever the season and the newly refurbished kitchen overlooks the private garden. The master bedroom and shower room have the added benefit of being at ground floor level and a charming spiral staircase leads from the lounge to the second bedroom and bathroom. The generous mature garden to the rear is enclosed and offers seclusion and privacy - a lovely spot for relaxation.

Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heaters and comprises:
Lounge: With open fire and TV
Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, washing machine, tumble drier and dining table and chairs.
Sun Room: With comfortable seating overlooking rear garden.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Shower/Wet Room: With WC and wash basin (suitable for disabled use).
Spiral staircase leads to....

First Floor: Bedroom 2 : With two single beds and some limited height space.
Bathroom: Newly refurbished with bath, WC and wash basin with some limited height space.
 

All electricity included. First basket of fuel for open fire supplied. Bed linen and towels included.Enclosed garden at rear with furniture, Off road parking for 2 cars.

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£260-£450
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Clock House Ref: S4568

The 200 acres of glorious parkland surrounding Mellerstain House, one of Scotland’s grandest stately homes, designed and built by William and Robert Adam, provide a wonderful setting for these three delightful cottages (S4166, S4568 & S4569). Visitors are welcome to roam the grounds including the fabulous Italian-style terraced gardens which command panoramic views over the lake to the distant Cheviot Hills. The scenic and historic attractions of the Border country are all close at hand and the beaches of Berwick and Holy Island are also easily accessible. Kelso (6 miles) offers shops, inns and restaurants and is home of Floors Castle and the famous Kelso Horse Races, whilst Edinburgh, with its magnificent castle, museums, galleries and excellent shopping, is only a 35 mile drive. Fly fishing can be arranged locally, several golf courses are nearby and shops and pubs are just 3.5 miles away. Beautifully appointed and very comfortable, these three properties offer a unique holiday opportunity. West Lodge, ref S4166, is a charming 18th-century stone cottage enjoying its own garden with splendid views towards the Cheviots. Clock House, ref S4568, has been beautifully converted to a high standard to form part of the Old Clock House dating from the early 18th century. Adjoining the Clock House is Courtyard Cottage, ref S4569, which has also been lovingly converted to a high standard and boasts three en-suite bedrooms. The courtyard coffee shop serves delicious home cooking on ‘house open’ days - and special occasions, large and small can be catered for by arrangement in the state rooms of Mellerstain House.

Ground floor: Living/dining area/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Freeview TV. D/washer. Parking. Friday to Friday.

All properties: Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. DVD. CD. T/cot. M/wave. Shared access to extensive grounds and gardens. NB: Drops and lake in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£305-£638
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Set in the heart of the historic Hirsel Estate just 18 miles from the coast at Berwick-upon-Tweed and adjacent to an 18-hole golf course, these two charming holiday cottages (Lakeview, ref SQQH and Ray Bells, ref SUUY) are beautifully furnished and decorated. Close to the Hirsel Lake which is nationally renowned for its otters, swans and wildfowl, there are waymarked walks through the estate and especially around Dundock Wood, famous for its rhododendrons and azaleas, full of wonderful colour and scent May to June. In the Homestead courtyard nearby there are fascinating craft workshops, a countryside museum, a tea room serving delicious lunches and home baking and a children’s play area. Edinburgh is just an hour away, while the wide sandy beaches of the Northumbrian coast are only 30 minutes’ drive. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Living/dining room with wood-burning stove in feature stone fireplace. Three steps down to kitchen. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (zip & link beds, can be 6ft double) with TV. Three steps down to wet room with drenching shower and toilet.

  • Full electric central heating (underfloor in kitchen and bathroom) included
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Shared sitting-out area with picnic benches
  • Shared access to farm and woodland walks
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • NB: Unfenced lake in grounds, 550 yards

WAS
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£232-£709
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
8
Pets
3
Pinewood House Ref: 18561

This spacious home is ideal for family and friends wishing to share a wonderful holiday or special occasion. Relax in the hot tub or try an invigorating swim in the Rapid River spa, also enjoy the large enclosed garden with swings, a sunken patio, fountain and waterfall. Have fun using the barbecue and lunch alfresco, and make use of the wine fridge in the kitchen. Play the grand piano in the living room with its open fire or take a walk in the 90-acre community woodland. Visit the village park with facilities for all ages. Experience the excellent local activities, golf, salmon and trout fishing, horse racing, riding and ice skating. The Southern Upland Way and St Cuthbert’s Way provide wonderful walking/riding, or explore the spectacular Berwickshire and Northumberland coast. Nearby, Kelso has cobbled streets and interesting local shops, restaurants and pubs. The ancient abbey, gracious town square and beautiful views along the River Tweed may be explored by following the town trail. Ideal for visiting the historic towns of Melrose, Jedburgh and Coldstream, while Edinburgh is only an hour by car. Home made meals, celebration dinners and housekeeping by arrangement. Shop ½ mile, pub 3 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with patio door. Second living room. Dining room. Dining room/kitchen. Second kitchen. 1 twin bedroom with additional pull-out single (2ft 6in) on request. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 7 bedrooms: 5 double (one 5ft), 2 twin (both zip and link). Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room with bidet and toilet.

Open fires in living rooms included. Oil central heating, oil, gas and electricity £50per week, £40 per short break (£100per week, £70 per short break October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Two cots. Two high chairs. DVD. CD. Three induction hobs (one in utility). Two electric ovens. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Grand piano. Large enclosed garden. Patio area. Decked area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Hot tub. Rapid River swim/spa in glazed enclosure with loungers. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Pond with fountain 9 yards.

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£1203-£2353
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