1 Bridge Street, Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7HT
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An attractive manse fully-renovated throughout and set in superb mature gardens amidst the ruggedly beautiful Eskdale countryside, Kirkton House offers beautifully-presented, spacious accommodation well suited to family holidays and special occasions.
The house is furnished in a classic, elegant, Gustavian style with attractive period features including open fires in the sitting room and dining room and original working shutters throughout. The large ground floor rooms including a drawing room, sitting room and dining room in addition to the convivial open plan kitchen / conservatory, provides ample space for guests to spread out and enjoy the house. The conservatory is a particular asset, providing a delightful spot to admire the view over a long, lazy breakfast whatever the weather.
Upstairs, the light, airy bedrooms have fabulous views over sheep-dotted hills. The first floor bedrooms have been individually-designed with the two large principal bedrooms each having their own bathroom. The remaining bedrooms share the family bathroom which has the largest shower and bath tub we have encountered! The two attic bedrooms are ideal for children or teenagers, although with full size single beds, these rooms are also suitable for adults.
The house is set in attractive, mature grounds with plenty of secret nooks and crannies for children to explore and a pretty burn which provides the perfect spot for a picnic or a game of Pooh sticks. A gate leads from the garden to Kirkton Church (with services every third Sunday) and there are fabulous walks direct from the house in the surrounding hills, as well as excellent marked walks devised by the Langholm Walk Group.
For fishing fanatics the nearby Border Esk and Liddle offer picturesque salmon and sea trout fishing. Shooting, riding and bike hire are available nearby with marked cycle routes of up to 75 miles catering for all abilities. There are golf courses at nearby Langolm and Newcastleton and the renowned Solway Coast courses are within an easy day trip.
The pretty town of Langholm is about a 10 minute drive providing excellent local amenities including a butcher, baker, small supermarket and the Langholm Centre for concerts, theatre and dance. Supermarkets and more extensive shopping can be found in Hawick, Gretna and Carlisle.
Kirkton House is ideally placed for those who like exploring, with good road connections making a remarkably wide area accessible for day trips. Favourites include the charming Border's towns of Kelso, Jedburgh, Melrose, Peebles, the stunning Solway Coast with its beautiful beaches and postcard villages the west coast towns of Carlisle, Gretna or a quick hop east to the magnificent Kielder Forest and pretty market towns of Hexham and Corbridge.
Entrance hall with utility area (with sink), utility / drying room.
Fabulous open plan kitchen and conservatory dining room (seats 12). Extensively-equipped kitchen with large fridge / freezer, electric oven, warming drawer, 5 ring electric induction hob, microwave, 3 oven Aga, dishwasher, washing machine, wine fridge, Nespresso coffee machine, TV with Sky and Freeview and ample crockery, cutlery, pans and cooking utensils. Casual seating for four at the kitchen island.
Conservatory dining room with seating for 12 guests; and relaxed seating on two sofas.
Downstairs cloakroom with WC and basin.
Large inner hall providing ample space for children to play.
Large sitting room with open fire, TV with Sky and Freeview and DVD player. DVD library, books, games and iDock.
Formal dining room with open fire and seating for 12 guests.
Large drawing room with log burner and TV with Sky and Freeview.
Superior quality linen and towels and luxury toiletries are provided for all guests.
Large master bedroom 1 with 7' superking bed and ample storage with a wardrobe, and two chests of drawers. Dual aspect views over the garden and hills.
Adjacent bathroom with bath with double-headed shower over, basin and WC.
Master bedroom 2 with 7' king size bed and wardrobe.
Luxury en suite bathroom with clawfoot bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom 3 with 6' king size bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom 4 with 4' 6” double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Family bathroom with very large walk-in shower, large bath, basin and WC.
Bedroom 5 with two 3' beds, pull out 3' truckle bed, chest of drawers and toy box.
Bedroom 6 with two 3' beds, pull out 3' truckle bed, additional toddler bed/cotbed, travel cot, chest of drawers and toy box.
The house is exceptionally well-equipped including iDock, televisions with Sky and Freeview in the kitchen, sitting room and drawing room, a DVD player in the sitting room, a DVD library, games and books.
Wi-Fi and Mobile Reception
Due to the location of the property, Wi-Fi is not available at this time. Mobile reception is limited but best on the EE network.
A circular driveway leads to a gravelled parking area to the side and front of the property with ample parking. The delightful garden is around 3 acres in size and is surrounded by mature trees and shrubs and provides plenty of space for children to play and a swing and trampoline are provided (at guest's own risk). There is a lawned area to the front of the house, a wooded ‘secret garden' area beyond that and a fully-enclosed walled-garden to the rear which includes a former kitchen garden with fruit trees. A small burn running through the garden provides the perfect bridge for a game of Pooh sticks! Beyond the burn is a path which leads to the church. Empty steadings behind the property are available to guests for the storage of bicycles or other outdoor equipment at their own risk as these buildings are not lockable.
A charcoal barbecue is provided together with an initial bag of charcoal.
Facilities for babies and children
Kirkton House is extensively-equipped for children with plastic crockery and cups, toys, books, a steriliser kit, booster seat, pop up Moses basket, travel cot and traditional wooden cotbed/toddler bed, high chair, blankets, sheets, baby sleeping bags/gro-bags, and towels for babies and small children, wooden play pen, swing and trampoline (used at guest's own risk). Guests should be aware that the property is accessed directly from the A7 and therefore the gates must be kept closed at all times to ensure the safety of children. There is also a small burn which runs through the garden.
Dogs may be considered on request.