1 Bridge Street, Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7HT
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Meet the Crabtree & Crabtree teamEnquiry>
Emma Crabtree - Director
Responsible for: Founding Crabtree & Crabtree and of course providing our name! Handpicking the luxury holiday homes for our portfolio and possessing endless knowledge on all aspects of holidaying in our area.
Lives: Near Berwick-upon-Tweed
Described by the rest of us as: Passionate, a skilled multitasker and a major dog lover.
My ideal weekend in our local area would be spent: Going for long walks along the banks of the Tweed with Mrs Brown & Widget in tow. This is usually followed by a trip to our local butcher RG Foreman & Son and the Berwick Shellfish Company to pick up supplies for the rest of the weekend - I'd particularly recommend the dressed crab. On Sundays I often take a trip down the coast to enjoy beach walks and afternoon tea on Northumberland’s Heritage coast.
Mrs Brown and Widget – Office Dogs
Responsible for: ensuring office morale is at an all time high on mornings when they appear!
Live: By Emma’s side
Described by the rest of us as: two pups with boundless energy, cheeky personalities, a love of their countryside lifestyle, complete naturals in front of a camera... and partial to a treat or two!
Avril Herdman – Bookkeeping and Accounts
Responsible for: Accounts, accounts, fishing, accounts! In charge of all owner, guest and client accounts and payments.
Lives: Near Duns
Described by the rest of us as: Funny, a numbers whizz, green fingered.
My ideal weekend in our local area would be spent: With as much time out in my garden as possible tending to the veg patch and collecting the eggs from our free-range chickens! In the evenings, I'll head to my favourite local eateries to enjoy some of the wonderful local produce; we have so many great companies producing food and drink in the Borders and Northumberland that it's a joy to eat in or dine out!
Lynn Davies – Head of Sales and Office Manager
Responsible for: Office managing, guest liaison and helping with the selection of the perfect property for each guest's Crabtree holiday.
Lives: Near Kelso
Described by the rest of us as: Extremely organised, energetic, friendly.
My ideal weekend in our local area would be spent: I love the outdoors and spend lots of time running or rambling in the nearby Cheviots as I train for the 2018 London Marathon – however I always need a companion, I’ve got a notoriously bad sense of direction and get lost quite easily! This would be followed by an evening in one of my favourite local restaurants and a trip to a wine bar with my husband and friends. Top of my "to do" list is visiting the Velvet Hall Alpacas at Innerleithen to trek with them in the nearby hills!
Kirsty McConnell – Marketing Executive
Responsible for: Spreading the word of our beautiful properties.
Lives: Near Melrose
Described by the rest of us as: Full of life, creative, meticulous.
My ideal weekend in our local area would be spent: Getting outdoor as much as I can: surfing, hiking, tennis, horse riding ... there is always something new to try in this area! The coastal clifftop path at St Abb's Head is wonderfully windy with beautiful views and the Eildon hills are worth the climb (with a picnic at the top and some cold refreshments in Melrose once back at the bottom)! I visit Bamburgh as often as I can where a visit to The Potted Lobster for seafood followed by a walk on the beach - and paddle in the sea - is a must.
Angie Herdman – Sales and Systems
Responsible for: Bookings and guest liaison, working with our internal systems. Usually the first point of contact if you give us a call.
Lives: Near Coldstream
Described by the rest of us as: lively, dependable and the owner of an infectious laugh.
My ideal weekend in our local area would be spent: Throughout the summer months you'll find me at Border Berries picking fruity treats to use in my home baking; or treating myself to ice cream and fish and chips from Eyemouth - I highly recommend Giacopazzi's if you're over that way - before eating them on Coldingham Beach. I love to explore and take my energetic dogs for long walks along the beautiful Tweed, nearby beaches and numerous castles!
Sue Fairgrieve - Property Manager
Responsible for: Working with Emma to bring our lovely new properties on board; property management and owner liaison.
Described by the rest of us as: friendly, positive, diligent and prone to creative bursts!
My ideal weekend in our local area would be spent: Time in the brilliant outdoors......with the occasional spot of shopping and good glass of wine! Happy days - walking on the riverside, forest and beach or taking my Dutch bike out for a spin! Top spots - watching the sunset over Floors Castle from Friars Haugh; the breath-taking panoramic views across the Cheviot Hills from Dere Street or from the Waterloo Monument atop Peniel Heugh; the Cornhill Village Shop for yummy picnic lunches; the Collingwood Arms Restaurant for......everything really, and lazy Sunday wanders along the stunning coastline.
Christina Auchinachie - Property Advisor (weekends)
Responsible for: Bookings and guest liaison on Saturdays and Sundays (and occasionally throughout the week).
Lives: Near Cornhill-on-Tweed
Described by the rest of us as: enthusiastic, spiritual, optimistic and accommodating.
My ideal weekday in our local area would be spent: On the beach at Cocklawburn, paddling and wandering amongst the rock pools... Local hedgerow foraging, often resulting in elderberry syrup for the winter, occasionally rosehip too, and sloes for a certain alcoholic drink.... Walking up my local hill at Pawston with its 360* panorama ranging from the Cheviot hills to the Tweed valley, a must see! Bee-keeping and helping spin out the honeycombs which is very sticky and massively fun... treasure indeed! I also dedicate two days a week to shiatsu and reflexology treatments.