42 The Square, Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7HL
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A traditional Borders farmhouse set amidst 3,000 acres of spectacular countryside on the edge of the Lammermuir Hills near Duns. The house sits in an idyllic, secluded position and boasts magnificent views over the River Whiteadder to open countryside beyond.
With eight en suite bedrooms the house is perfect for extended families and large house parties with superb entertaining space including a dining room seating up to 16 and a billiard room with full size table. Unusually, the bedrooms are all of a similar size making the house ideal for corporate entertaining. For corporate events or for guests wanting a hassle-free holiday, the house can be let fully-serviced with a butler, cook, housekeeper and nanny.
Ellemford is an ideal destination for walkers and country sports, especially shooting. With over twenty different drives Ellemford provides excellent sport over one or two days including pheasant, partridge, grouse and duck. Bag sizes can be arranged with the estate to your own requirements. We can also organise Roe stalking, accompanied by the estate's gamekeeper, and clay-pigeon shooting is available locally. Walking, fishing and shooting parties have access to a drying / boot room and a strong room for guns and ammunition.
For fishing parties, prime Tweed fishing is within a 30 minute drive from the house. Local fly fishing can be arranged on a two mile double bank stretch of the River Whiteadder (a tributary of the River Tweed) which runs through the estate. The typical pattern sees a run of spring fish from February through to the end of April. From May there is superb sea trout fishing at night with the occasional salmon running throughout the summer. The traditional main run of salmon is at the end of the season with the larger fish entering the river from September onwards.
Some of Scotland's most challenging golf courses are only an hour drive from the estate. Links courses nearby include: North Berwick, Luffness, Gullane, Muirfield, Archerfield, Goswick and Dunbar. Or go inland to the Roxburghe on the banks of the River Teviot.
For non-sporting guests, the beautiful sandy beaches at St. Abbs and North Berwick are great for walking, swimming, sandcastles, beach cricket, surfing and mackerel fishing. The cliffs at nearby St. Abbs, a designated Nature Reserve, are the breeding and nesting grounds for thousands of seabirds and seals are also common.
Ellemford is 6 miles from Duns, an attractive market town with a good range of local shops, cafes and pubs and a museum dedicated to local motor racing legend Jim Clark. Also nearby is Manderston, said to be the perfect example of an Edwardian country house and home to the only silver-staircase in the world.
And Edinburgh is just an hour’s, very pretty, drive away.
Main House Ground Floor
Main House First Floor
Important - please note that the Cottesmore room now has a king size bed rather than two twin beds.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
The main house sleeps up to 10 guests in 5 en-suite bedrooms and can be booked without the annexe. The annexe accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 en-suite bedrooms. There is also a self-contained bothy with a galley kitchen, en-suite bedroom and seating area which is ideal for a cook or a nanny. The bedrooms are configured as follows:
Bedroom 1 - king size bed, en-suite shower room and roll-top bath in the bedroom with fabulous views!
Bedroom 2 - super king bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath.
Bedroom 3 - king size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath.
Bedroom 4 - king size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath.
Bedroom 5 - twin bedroom (3') and en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath.
The bedrooms in the main house all have televisions with Sky.
Annexe Ground Floor
Annexe First Floor
Bedroom 6 (ground floor) - king size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath.
Bedroom 7 - king size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath.
Bedroom 8 - twin beds (3') and en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath.
A superb, formal drawing room with magnificent views.
A cosy room with log burner, television with Sky and DVD player.
Large dining room seating up to 20 guests with open fire. Ideal for special events.
Fabulous snooker room with a full size table.
Strong room for guns and ammunition.
The large, farmhouse kitchen has dining space for eight guests. It is fully equipped with 6 oven Aga, dishwasher, refrigerator, deepfreeze, washing machine and plenty of storage space.
Utility / rod and boot room
Accessed directly from the back door and ideal for storing and drying fishing kit and outdoor clothing.
Wi fi, landline and mobile phone reception
Wi fi is provided in the main house. Mobile phone reception at Ellemford is poor or non-existent on most networks so a landline is provided free of charge for reasonable use.
Garden and grounds
To the front of the house is a large, lawned garden with seating area. There is a graveled area to the rear of the house with parking for at least three cars. The wider estate extends to some 3,000 acres.
Catering and butler service
Catering at Ellemford is entirely flexible. The house can either be taken on a self-catered, partly catered or fully catered basis. A homemade meal and wine delivery service is also available. A picnic hamper delivery service is available for fishing parties. A butler service is also available.
The housekeeper is also available for additional cleaning or linen changes throughout guest's stay at additional cost.
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
Dogs are welcome at Ellemford. There are both indoor and outdoor kennels for guest use. If dogs are in the house, we would ask that they are kept to the downstairs, uncarpeted areas. Dogs must be kept on a lead when walking on the estate between July and February.