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Junction House

Kelso, Scottish Borders

A stunning three bedroom town house on the banks of the River Tweed in Kelso with magnificent 180 degree views over the river to open countryside beyond. 

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A stunning three bedroom town house on the banks of the River Tweed in Kelso with magnificent 180 degree views over the river to open countryside beyond.

Relax and watch the wildlife on the river

A fabulous tiered garden with different levels for dining, seating and barbecues leads to the river. The south-facing roof terrace provides further opportunities to relax and watch the wildlife on the river or see the fishermen try their luck on the legendary Junction beat below.

The house has been beautifully furnished by the owners and is equipped to an extremely high standard including a 40" flat screen HD television with the complete Sky package, DVD and surround sound, wireless internet connection, Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels and even a mini-bar in the master bedroom.

For fishing guests, the house is incredibly convenient for the famous Junction beat and is close to several other classic beats including Floors, Sprouston and Carham. There is also an excellent selection of reasonably-priced fishing towards Melrose and on the Teviot, Till and Whiteadder nearby. There is a lockable shed provided for fishing kit or golf clubs and the entrance hall serves as a small drying room. Dogs are welcome if kept outside the house and a luxurious kennel is provided.

Property details

Ground floor

Entrance hall with tiled floor provides a space for drying outdoor kit.

Open-plan seating area with seating for 6 guests, gas fire and 40” flat screen HD television with Sky package and surround sound for full cinema effect. A DVD player, books and games are also provided.

Sun room which leads off from the seating area with additional seating, dining table with seating for 6 guests and floor to ceiling windows with magnificent river views. Patio doors lead directly onto the terrace and into the garden.

Kitchen with 4-ring hob and gas oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and extensive selection of cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. DAB radio. Cookery books.

Cloakroom with WC and basin.

Bedroom one with king size bed, flat screen television, coat stand, desk and chest of drawers.

First floor

Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be set up as a super king double or twin as preferred, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers and flat screen television.

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

Bedroom three with zip and link beds which can be set up as a super king double or twin as preferred, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers, minibar and patio doors leading to a fantastic roof terrace with river views.

Shower room with large walk in shower with rainforest shower head, basin and WC.


The stunning garden is over three levels with different areas for seating and dining with a barbecue area on the lower level. The lower level provides direct access to the river and riverside walks. The superb roof terrace which is accessed from the master bedroom offers additional seating. From the garden and roof terrace are magnificent views of Kelso and the River Tweed. The garden is fully enclosed for the safety of dogs and children.

A secure shed provides storage space for fishing kit or golf clubs.


There is on-street parking for two cars directly outside the house and further parking opposite the house.

Electric Vehicle Charging

For safety reasons, we do not permit electric vehicle or hybrid car charging at this property. If you’re travelling by EV, discover your nearest electric vehicle charging point here.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.


Dogs are not allowed in the house under any circumstances. A kennel is available for use.

Guest amenities

All beds are made up with high quality bed linen. Luxurious fluffy bath towels and hand towels are provided for all guests, along with guest toiletries. A hairdryer is provided.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is provided at Junction House. Mobile coverage is good on most networks.


Junction House has gas heating.


Scottish short-term lets licence number: Pending

The current EPC rating for this property will be available soon.


Sitting just a few minutes' walk from the centre of Kelso, 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 and The Contented Vine are highly regarded for their food and friendly atmosphere, or for light lunches you will find plenty of tempting treats in the many cafes in the town or the nearby Terrace Cafe at Floors Castle. 


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.


C&C experiences

C&C experiences

We invite you to enjoy the most coveted and exclusive local experiences available in the North of England and the South of Scotland on your next Crabtree & Crabtree adventure.

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Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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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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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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Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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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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For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Cooks and chefs

Cooks and chefs

Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cook

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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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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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"We have had a very pleasant week at Junction House. The house is exceptional and its situation was ideal for all our needs. ( two serious walkers and two less so ). The friendly and flexible approach of both Crabtree & Crabtree and the owners made the booking and arrival process easy and straightforward. We appreciated the home🏡  made cake and biscuits and all the other items provided for our comfort. Truly excellent customer care ! Thank you."

Mr & Mrs Pettigrew

"Thank you - we had a lovely stay in a wonderful house. Well kitted out out with everything we could need. The house was spotless and we really appreciated the extra touches such as the wine and the delicious carrot cake. Hope to visit again."

Ms Dickson

"We have stayed at Junction House for the second year running and have loved it and Kelso enormously. So much so we have booked again for next year.

A very comfortable, well equipped house with fabulous views over the river Tweed and across the fields beyond. Ideally located for the town and local amenities it has everything to offer for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The cake, biscuits and marmalade provided by Rachel were outstanding and the free welcoming goodies in the fridge were much appreciated. Beds, pillows and furnishings were comfortable and added to the comfort. Thank you again."

Williams Party

"Just a short note to say that we had a brilliant stay at Junction House. So much so we’ve booked again next year. There is lots to see and do for all ages in the area and then return back to this beautiful well equipped holiday house. Charlie and Rachel are excellent hosts who clearly have a passion for what they do. We were grateful for all the little treats, especially the home baked cake.

Thank you to the Crabtree team too for all your help which made booking so easy."

Cable Family

"We had a wonderful holiday. The property was top notch. We couldn't have wanted more. Spotlessly clean and everything had been thought about from a fabulous welcome pack to a pair of binoculars for watching the wildlife out of the window."

Mr & Mrs Usher

"The four of us had a wonderful week at Junction House in Kelso. The house was very well equipped, very comfortable in all of the rooms and very well situated in a prime location in the town. We had a very warm welcome from the owners who spoilt us with some lovely shortbread biscuits and a very tasty sponge cake waiting for us on our arrival. Kelso itself is a lovely town with plenty to do and see and the centre and town square were only a short walk away. The gorgeous views from the lounge and terrace kept us occupied with the abundance of nature on our doorstep and were the icing on the cake. In summary, a wonderful place to stay in a great location. We have booked again next year."

Mr Williams

"We had a brilliant stay at Junction House. Exceptionally clean, beautifully furnished, so comfy and the view of river and fields was amazing. We loved the extras: wine, bread, coffee, butter, orange juice etc. Especially the very much appreciated homemade lemon and blueberry cake and shortbread. Very friendly owners its lovely to see they take care of their property (and visitors)."

Miss Hepburn

"This is our second visit to Junction House.  We had a fabulous week.  The house has everything you could possible want or need (homemade cake and biscuits are a wonderful treat) and owners are friendly and helpful."  

The Reid Family

"We had a great time, the accommodation was brilliant and the owner was most helpful."

Mr Reid & friends

"Junction House was perfect!  Wonderful views, superbly comfortable beds and very generous treats and provisions left for us by the hosts!  Wish we could have stayed longer."

Mrs Young

"Perfect week, all went well hope to be back next year."

Mr & Mrs Clarke

"Our recent stay at Junction House was wonderful in every way and the owners a delight. We will be back."

Ms Quan-Taylor & friends

"We enjoyed our stay and the cottage is lovely!  We will certainly be back, and I would like to extend my thanks to both you and the owners."

Mr Levi Morenos & friends

"Very nice stay. House in excellent order. Welcome pack good. Many thanks to the owner for the delicious cake. Hope to book again for next year."

Davies family

"We had a wonderful time at Junction House which is a first class property. I would be happy to recommend this property and your agency to family and friends. Please pass on our thanks for a wonderful, stress free stay. We will definitely use your company again."

Wilson family

"Everything was spot on from the ad, to the booking process, to extending our stay and questions being answered. The accommodation was perfect - location, quality, cleanliness, what was provided and welcome - from delicious cake, biscuits and more to the owners warm welcome. We were extremely comfortable with excellent beds and bedding (pillows were lovely!). My father was very happy to have Sky TV and I was delighted to have a good wifi so I could work from 'home'. We all left wonderfully relaxed and planning our next visit. We have had another excellent experience with Crabtree & Crabtree and have found our Kelso home! Thank you to all."

Kitchener family

"We were wholly satisfied with the house. It was well equipped and of a superb standard, particularly the interior design. Wifi was good and the provision of desk/consoles in a couple of rooms was helpful for those of us who had a bit of work to do. Separate TV area a good idea and provision of binoculars for those wanting to feast on the view a nice touch. Welcome cake, biscuits, bread and wine were delicious and hugely appreciated. The owner was a superbly thoughtful, responsive and generous host."

Brown family

"This was our 13th visit to Junction House and it is just as fabulous as the first time we visited. The owners are just brilliant and it was great to catch up with them again during our stay. We are very much looking forward to our visit next year and hope to fit in a cheeky week between now and then."

Hudson family

"We had a wonderful time at Junction House. This is the 2nd time we've used Crabtree & Crabtree and cannot fault any of the arrangements or properties that we've stayed in. Keep up the good work!! Junction House was faultless. It was fully equipped with everything we needed for a wonderful stay. Our hosts were so welcoming and were very generous with a lovely welcome pack, including the most delicious blueberry and lemon cake. The view from the house is beautiful and mesmerising."

Holmes family

"We had a fabulous holiday giving us many many memories to treasure for years to come and I would like to thank Crabtree & Crabtree for helping, informing and facilitating the letting of such a superb holiday let so wonderfully every step of the way."

Dennis family

"Just to say we had a fabulous stay, everything was perfect. Hosts really took care of the details and provided many thoughtful touches. Really loved it. Just to say we had a fabulous stay, everything was perfect. Hosts really took care of the details and provided many thoughtful touches. Really loved it."

Mrs Broadhead

"We went for a family break and everyone enjoyed their stay. We had picked the property especially for the view and and it certainly lived up to our expectation - there is nothing quite like seeing at least half a dozen swans magnificently flying past as you looked out!The accommodation was lovely - a well thought out renovation with balconies to enjoy the views, very comfortable beds with good quality bed linen/ duvets, nice furnishings, very well equipped."

Cullen Familty

"We had another fantastic time, we are so looking forward to our visit over Christmas and to our two weeks in August 2020."

Hudson Family

"We had a lovely stay at Junction House. Crabtree & Crabtree has spoiled us for other letting agents! Property was spotlessly clean with everything you could want. High level of comfort and luxury.  Otters visited every evening and privided live entertainment. Already looking for a short let for September. Thanks very much."

Wilson Family


Location In the town of Kelso.
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed in the property but a small kennel is available outside.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Sunday during high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The roof terrace is the perfect place to sit and enjoy views of the River Tweed
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"The south-facing roof terrace offers the opportunity to relax and watch the wildlife on the river or see the fishermen try their luck on the legendary Junction beat below"
Avril, Crabtree & Crabtree
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