1 Bridge Street, Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7HT
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Set over four floors, this charming mews house will be ideal for those seeking cosy home comforts with all the advantages of town living. It is a super base for sightseeing or enjoying the vibrant local events programme. Fishing parties have the added advantage of prime Tweed beats right on the doorstep and just a short wander to the micro-pub for a fine craft ale or a wee dram after a busy day on the river.
Sitting over four floors, the property opens up into a large boot room with rod racks, ideal for outdoor gear and fishing kit. This leads to the first floor living area which comprises a spacious sitting room with smart plaids and country detailing, and separate galley style kitchen/dining space with a lively limited-edition McCoo artwork adding a bright pop of colour. A small shower room is also situated on this floor.
On the second floor are two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms each comfortably appointed with crisp linens and calming neutrals, while the third floor has a characterful coombed ceiling, yet still generously proportioned for adults. The addition of a TV and beanbags means that it is sure to be a hit with teenagers too!
For larger parties, this property can also be let in conjunction with the Old Pickle House which sits next door and sleeps 6.
Sitting right in the centre of Kelso overlooking the town hall, guests can enjoy all the amenities of this busy market town with its pretty Flemish style square and rich Georgian and Victorian architecture. You will find excellent local amenities here with plenty of pubs, restaurants and coffee stops to choose from as well as a fine range of independent shops where you are guaranteed a warm welcome.
For provisions the town is served by two excellent butchers’ shops, a fishmonger, a super deli, and a number of bakeries, while two large supermarkets sit nearby for all of your holiday needs.
For dining-out, the Cobbles is highly regarded for its food and friendly atmosphere, or for light lunches you will find plenty of tempting treats in the many cafes - including 'Off The Square'; the Hoot ‘n Cat; Cafe U or the Terrace Cafe at Floors Castle. Alternatively why not indulge in a little bit of food heaven in the Roux Restaurant at the nearby Roxburghe Hotel.
Activities and attractions
For outdoor sports, Kelso is synonymous with fishing, sitting on the confluence of the rivers Tweed and Teviot, and is a much loved destination for salmon anglers who come to experience world-class fishing on the prolific Middle Tweed salmon beats around this area - Rutherford, Makerstoun, Upper and Lower Floors, Junction and Hendersyde are all within a few miles of the property.
For golf enthusiasts, Kelso Golf Club is an attractive parkland course resting on the edge of the town while the sublime Roxburghe Championship Course sits just 3 miles away - recently voted 6th best course in Scotland by readers of the country’s best selling golf title. There is a pro-shop and PGA golf academy here for those who are new to the game or wish to refine their swing, and if you’re feeling particularly energetic you may decide to finish off your day popping a few clays at the nearby shooting school.
Floors Castle, the magnificent home of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe is just a ten-fifteen minute walk from the property where visitors can take a tour of the castle led by knowledgeable guides who will introduce you to the history of this exceptional residence and its priceless collection of fine art, tapestries and porcelain. Indulge in an afternoon cream tea at the Terrace Cafe, take a wander through the beautiful grounds of the estate and the pretty walled garden centre, followed perhaps by a visit to the stately homes of Manderston,Mellerstain, Paxton House or Abbotsford which are all within a half hour drive.
The area has endless opportunities for walking and cycling with hundreds of miles of quiet country lanes, way-marked routes and forest trails to explore from short gentle meanders to long distance trails, taking in the outstanding scenery of the Cheviot Hills, the Pennine Way and Dere Street. The Borders Abbeys Way takes in the magnificent monastic ruins of Kelso Abbey, while the Kelso to Roxburgh circular is a scenic 3 hour walking route taking in historic sites of interest and plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities along the way.
For family friendly activities, Shedden Park has a play park, skate park and plenty of green open space for running around, while a swimming pool, fitness studio, gym, and tennis courts all sit just a five minute walk from the property. The town has an ice-rink which is open during the winter months for curling and skating, and a dance studio sits nearby with everything from hip-hop to jazz.
A half-hour will take you to the wonderful heritage coastline with miles of deserted golden sands perfect for rest or play, while the cultural city of Edinburgh is just an hour’s drive where you can take advantage of events such as the vibrant Edinburgh Fringe Festival, exceptional Jazz & Blues Festival, or simply a day-out exploring the exquisite historical architecture of this beautiful city.
Boot room/utility with living and sleeping space for dogs, hanging rail, spacious storage area for outdoor gear and wall mounted rod racks for fishing rods. Washing machine and dryer, sink.
Kitchen/dining area - electric cooker with oven and grill, ceramic hob, integrated dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, microwave, a further separate gas hob and electric oven. Dining table with seating for six. Flat screen TV, Bose bluetooth speaker.
Sitting room - large corner sofa and two armchairs, gas fire, large flatscreen TV with Freeview, BluRay DVD player. Small selection of DVDs, books and games.
Bathroom one - small shower room with basin and WC.
Bedroom one - fixed 4’6” double bed, side table, double cupboard with hanging space and storage. Wall mounted flat screen TV. En-suite with corner shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom two - fixed 4’6” double bed, side table, chest of drawers, double cupboard with hanging space and storage. En-suite with bath, corner shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom three - twin bedroom with 3’ beds, coomed ceiling, Velux roof windows with blackout blinds, 2 beanbag cushions, flat screen TV. Please note that this bedroom may not be suitable for younger children due to the steep stair.
Gas central heating throughout - thermostatically controlled. Gas fire in the sitting room.
Wi-Fi and mobile coverage
Wi-Fi is provided. Mobile reception can be variable depending on the network and the location within the property .
Bed linen and towels supplied
Hair drier supplied in each bedroom.
Guest toiletries and hand soaps are provided.
Babies and children
A travel cot, high chair and stair gate are available on request.
One well-behaved dog permitted at a cost of £25. Another dog may be permitted on request by prior arrangement only. Dogs must be kept to the ground floor area and are not permitted upstairs in the living area or in the bedrooms.
The property sits in a narrow lane off Kelso Square with no private parking provision. While guests can use the access road for off-loading/loading, off-street parking can be found just around the corner.
There is additional secure storage for bikes on request.
Old Seed Store is a mews style property which sits in a narrow lane just off the market square of Kelso and as a result there should ordinarily be limited associated street noise, however it is important to note that the town can get busy during special events in Kelso therefore please contact the office for further information should you have any concerns.