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Little Hermitage

Kelso, Scottish Borders

Tucked down a lane at the end of a no-through road, this two bedroom architect designed home has plenty of winning features.

Little Hermitage

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Little Hermitage

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Overview

Tucked down a lane at the end of a no-through road, this two bedroom architect-designed home has plenty of winning features.

Discover a light, contemporary home in a historic, period setting

Originally a simple outbuilding, this ground floor property has been imaginatively developed to create a deceptively spacious property, just a stone's throw from the River Tweed and all the amenities of this picturesque market town.

A stone and wood clad exterior reveals a bright contemporary interior with a lovely curved elevation leading into an open plan living space.

Framed by a wall of glass looking onto a south-facing lawned garden, it has a smart kitchen with integrated appliances, a dining space with seating for up to six, a work desk, and a relaxation space with recliner and a Smart TV.

This leads into two bedrooms, one with a 4'6" bed, and a large en-suite master bedroom with zip and link bed for added flexibility.

The bed in the master bedroom features a Thermaposture Rotoflex bed which can be electronically adjusted, with one side rotating through 90 degrees which allows movement from the upright to the sleeping position for guests with mobility restrictions. This leads into a large en-suite wet room.

Outdoors, there's a large lawned garden which is shared with the owner's property which sits immediately adjacent.

A five minute stroll will take you onto the riverside, the park and the cobbled market square which offers plenty of coffee stops and pubs as well as a lovely selection of independent shops where you can while-away an afternoon or two.

Property details

Ground floor

Access door leading into large hallway with large cupboard and hanging space.

Bathroom one with large shower unit with electric shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Open plan living area comprising:

Office desk for work or computer use. Selection of books.

Kitchen/dining area with induction hob, single oven, combi microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, Nespresso coffee machine.  There is a washing machine and dryer in a separate cupboard.  Dining space with seating for four. This extends to seat six if required. Large windows open out onto the patio and shared garden.

Sitting room with sofa and riser/recliner armchair. Wall mounted Smart TV.

Bedroom one with 4'6" double bed and high quality pocket sprung mattress, chest of drawers, rocking chair, wall mounted flat screen TV with Freeview.

Bedroom two features a Thermaposture Rotoflex bed which can be electronically adjusted, with one side rotating through 90 degrees which allows movement from the upright to the sleeping position for guests with mobility restrictions. The bed has zip and link functionality which can be set up as a 6' super king or 3' twin beds as required. Side tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe with hanging space, dressing table. Flat screen TV with Freeview. 

En-suite wet room with shower, support rails, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Outside

The property sits in a large lawned garden to the rear. Important - please note that the lawned garden is shared with the owner's property which sits immediately adjacent. 

There is a small patio with seating area to the rear of the property looking directly onto the shared lawned garden. Please note the garden is not fully enclosed.

There is a bench seat to the front of the property.

Provision can be made for the storage of bikes, fishing rods and outdoor kit in an adjoining garage on request.

Parking

There is private parking for two cars to the front access.

Children & Babies

A travel cot and high chair are available on request. Please note the garden is shared with the owner's property which is directly adjacent and is not fully enclosed.

Dogs

Dogs will be considered on request. If permitted, they must be kept out of the bedrooms and off the furniture. An outside tap is available for cleaning your dog. 

It should be noted that the doors from the living space open out into the lawned garden which is shared and is not fully enclosed. The owner has chickens therefore any dogs must be closely supervised and under control at all times.

The riverside is a short five minute walk which offers plenty of opportunity for exercising your pet.

Guest amenities

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests along with guest toiletries.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi coverage is good. Mobile reception can be variable but this improves outside. A landline is available nearby in the owner's property for emergency use should this be required.

Heating

Gas central heating throughout the property which is thermostatically controlled. The glazing on the front aspect is therma insulated glass.

Guest privacy

While Little Hermitage is a completely separate building, it lies immediately adjacent to the owner's property and shares the same rear garden. Guests should be aware that the open plan sitting room with large windows look directly on to the lawned garden. 

While the owners are on hand to help guests with any aspect of their stay, they are completely respectful of guest privacy.

Guests with mobility restrictions

Little Hermitage is well set up for wheelchair users and guests with mobility restrictions. Please contact us to request a copy of the accessibility statement for the property to assess suitability for your needs.

Location

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, and a number of bakeries, while two large supermarkets sit nearby for all of your holiday needs.

For dining-out, The Cobbles or 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 - including 'Off The Square'; The Tipsy Ghillie, the Hoot ‘n Cat; Cafe U or the Terrace Cafe at Floors Castle. 

Activities

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 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 ManderstonMellerstain, 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.

 

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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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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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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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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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Fishing

Fishing

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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Wildlife

Wildlife

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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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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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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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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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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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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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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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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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

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

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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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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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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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

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

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Location In the town of Kelso.
Dogs
  • Dogs will be considered on request.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season. Other flexibility on request.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The tranquility of the location, just minutes from the town centre. The little things we love....
"The tranquility of the location, just minutes from the town centre."
Harriet, owner of Little Hermitage