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Cairns House

Kelso, Scottish Borders

If you are looking for a house with wow-factor, this contemporary five-bedroom church conversion 3 miles from Kelso, would be hard to beat.

Cairns House

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Overview

If you are looking for a house with wow-factor, this contemporary five-bedroom church conversion 3 miles from Kelso, would be hard to beat.

Contemporary church conversion with wow-factor

Cairns House has 5 bedrooms, one of which is en suite and two of which have showers and basins in the room. There are two additional family bathrooms and a cloakroom. Two bedrooms offer a single bed for additional guests and the master bedroom also offers a small double sofa bed for additional guests.

Arriving on the first floor living area via a bespoke glass and oak staircase, one is awed by a 54' x 34' space with opaque glass floors below, magnificent rose-glass windows at either end and a superb vaulted ceiling. It would be difficult not to be impressed.

This spectacular space has been carefully designed to maintain the wow-factor whilst creating a functional and cosy living space. Individual living areas offer seamless accommodation ideal for families and large parties who want to be together whilst not being on top of one another. 

Property details

Ground floor

Large atrium/reception area.

Bedroom one with king size bed, double sofa bed, sound system.

En-suite wet room with large walk in shower, bath, basin and WC.

Bedroom two with double bed.

En-suite bathroom with shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom three with double bed.

En-suite bathroom with shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom four with double bed and additional small single bed.

Bedroom five with double bed and additional small single bed.

Family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.

Family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.

Laundry room with washing machine and dryer.

Cloakroom with WC and basin.

First floor

Vast open-plan living area includes a cosy seating area with contemporary multi fuel stove with initial supply of logs provided, TV with DVD player, Sonos sound system, books and games and doors to balcony.

Fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel and granite worktops, dishwasher, electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and additional freezer.

Dining area (seats 14).

Games area with pool table.

Outside

Cedar clad balcony from the first floor living area. Additional timber decked patio area to the side of the house with furniture for outside dining and charcoal barbecue. Large, walled garden. Ample private parking. Please note that for safety reasons, barbecues, fire pits etc cannot be used on the balcony.

Parking

There is private parking on the driveway.

Babies & Children

A travel cot, highchair and stair gates are available on request.

Dogs

One well-behaved dog is welcome at Cairns House. A second dog may be considered on request. There is a charge of £20 per dog.

Guest amenities

Bed linen and towels are provided. A hairdryer is supplied in the master bedroom.

Wi-Fi & Mobile coverage

Wi-Fi is available in the property. Mobile signal is generally good.

Heating

Cairns House has underfloor heating which is provided by an oil fired boiler.

Guest privacy

The owners live in the vestry which is at the rear of the church. They have their own private entrance and garden area. They are on hand to ensure that guests get the best from their stay but are equally respectful of guests' privacy.

Location

Cairns House is situated 3 miles from the delightful, historic town of Kelso, home to the majestic Floors Castle, residence of the Duke of Roxburghe, the championship Roxburghe golf course and the famous race course. Described by Sir Walter Scott as "the most beautiful, if not the most romantic village in Scotland," today the town retains much of its original charm with an interesting range of independent shops including an excellent new deli, butcher, fish monger, baker, galleries, antique shops, country sports as well as a monthly farmer's market. Kelso plays host to a number of events throughout the year including regular National Hunt race meets, the ancient custom of the Common Ridings of the town boundaries and the famous Borders Rugby 7s games.

Kelso is an excellent base for exploring the wider Borders area. The pretty town of Melrose is nearby with its winding streets with antique shops, pubs and restaurants. On the way home, stop off at Mellerstain House, an impressive stately home with a noteworthy art collection. Pop into the 15th Century Smailholm Tower, built to withstand Reivers' raids and offering panoramic views from the top. Or take a detour up to the magnificent Scott's View overlooking the Tweed Valley and Eildon Hills. Scott's horse even stopped out of habit during his own funeral procession. For day trips further afield, the stunning coastline is nearby with endless sandy beaches that remain almost deserted even in the summer months. The magnificent city of Edinburgh is an easy day trip from Kelso, just an hour by car.

Activities

Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"First class service from Crabtree & Crabtree again. We very much enjoyed our stay at Cairns House - the property had everything we could ask for and more!"

Bowerman family

"What a wonderful space! As a group of nine adults it Cairns House provided us with an amazing space to eat, drink and chill. The renovation has been done very sympathetically to retain many original features with a contemporary design. The owner was very friendly and informative and helped with may suggestions of places to visit. We would love to visit again."

Davies family
Location In the village of Stichill - 3 miles from Kelso.
Dogs
  • One dog is welcome with a charge of £20. A second dog may be considered on request.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The bespoke glass and oak staircase is a statement piece which elicits gasps on arrival. The little things we love...
"The bespoke glass and oak staircase is a statement piece which elicits gasps on arrival."
Lynn, Crabtree & Crabtree
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