1 Bridge Street, Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7HT
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A 10% low occupancy discount is available for 1 - 4 guests making use of one or two bedrooms only.
A 'bothy' is a traditional basic shelter. Whiteside could not be more different with the sumptuous sofas, cosy fabrics and enormous beds that await guests here. This superb, no-expense-spared redevelopment of a former farm steading includes stained wooden floors throughout, a cosy mezzanine level snug and a vast, open-plan living area with a distinctive beamed ceiling giving a nod to the building’s former life. To the rear of the property is a sheltered, patio garden with fabulous views across open countryside to the Cheviot Hills beyond.
The owner’s eye for detail has bought together a fascinating selection of family heirlooms, unusual objets d’art, artwork and painstakingly-sourced reclaimed materials. All this is combined with top of the range items from modern designers such as Ralph Lauren. The effect is seamless, one of understated luxury and supreme comfort.
If you can bring yourself to leave the house, many more delights are in store. The charming market town of Duns nearby is well worth a visit and includes a museum dedicated to local motor racing legend Jim Clark. Also close is Manderston, said to be the perfect example of an Edwardian country house and home to the only silver-staircase in the world, extensive "downstairs" domestic quarters, 56 acres of formal gardens with magnificent stables and a stunning marble dairy.
A wee bit further down the road Kelso remains one of the most attractive and unspoilt towns in the Borders, famous for the majestic Floors Castle and its Flemish-style cobbled square which plays host to a monthly farmer’s market. The town is home to a fine selection of local shops and galleries and excellent pubs and restaurants. You can enjoy another good choice of eateries in the beguiling town of Melrose, as well as narrow streets with unusual boutiques, traditional food shops and the evocative ruins of Melrose Abbey.
Feeling energetic? The immediate area provides excellent walking, cycling and riding along dedicated routes including the Border Loop and Southern Upland Way. There is some excellent, challenging shooting available within easy reach of the house and with the famous River Tweed nearby, the bothy is an ideal base for fishing parties. The house is well-equipped for sporting parties with a drying room, wader racks and a gun cabinet.
The area is a golfer’s paradise with 16 courses within a 30 mile radius, ranging from challenging PGA Championship courses, to picturesque links and parkland courses to suit all standards. The renowned East Lothian courses of Dunbar, Gullane, Muirfield and North Berwick are also within a day trip distance.
Edinburgh is an easy day trip by car or 45 minutes on the train from Berwick.
The Whiteside Bothy Ground Floor
The Whiteside Bothy First Floor
The accommodation comprises three bedrooms; two large doubles with superking beds, and one large twin with two 2'6" beds. All have fabulous views over open countryside. The bedrooms are decorated to the highest standard and comfort throughout. All have storage space provided by a wardrobe and/or chest of drawers. An additional small double room with queen size bed and en-suite facilities on the first floor can also be made available to accommodate larger parties on request.
Bath and shower rooms
All of the bedrooms are en-suite. The two larger doubles and twin bedroom have en-suite bathrooms with a bath with handheld shower, basin and WC. There is a ground floor guest cloakroom.
Open plan living area
The superb open plan living area comprises the kitchen leading to a dining area and seating area. The fully-equipped kitchen is decorated in traditional Shaker style. It is fully equipped with a stainless steel electric oven and hob, small dishwasher, refrigerator and storage space. Please note that there is currently no freezer provision in the property. A washing machine and dryer are available in the laundry area on the first floor. Guests receive a complimentary welcome hamper of local goodies on arrival. The kitchen leads directly to the dining area (for up to 8 guests) and cosy seating area with log burner.
The first-floor galleried snug / TV from has a large flatscreen TV with Sky television, DVD player and computer with broadband internet connection.
Drying / boot room
There is a drying room accessed directly from the front door. Wader racks and a gun cabinet are also available.
Garden and grounds
To the rear of the property is a sheltered, courtyard garden with superb views across open countryside to the hills beyond. There is ample parking to the front of the property.
Catering and housekeeping
Catering at The Whiteside Bothy 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. Daily housekeeping is included in the rental price.
Facilities for babies
Regrettably the property is not suitable for children under the age of 16, however babies of up to twelve months can be accommodated and a travel cot and high chair are available on request.