Situated slap-bang in the centre of one of the most picturesque towns in the Borders, this chic two bedroom apartment enjoys fantastic views over Kelso Square and is within easy walking distance of Springwood Park events, Floors Castle and Kelso Racecourse.
In the centre of one of the most picturesque towns in the Borders
The town’s shops, pubs and restaurants are right on the doorstep offering easy living for those seeking a relaxed getaway in a very pretty town setting.
Here you can unwind with a coffee and the morning paper and watch the world go by from the large floor to ceiling window overlooking the cobbled market square, or head outdoors to experience friendly hospitality, top-notch fishing and golfing, and some wonderful walks amidst beautiful countryside, historic castles and grand stately homes.
Bright and modern, this immaculate property features a comfortable open plan living/dining room with flat screen TV and free Wi-Fi; a compact but fully equipped kitchen with all mod-cons; two well presented double bedrooms; bathroom with shower; and full gas central heating throughout.
The Square is a third floor apartment with no lift access and as such, would not be suitable for guests with restricted mobility.
Open-plan living/dining area with two large double sofas and wall mounted flat screen TV with Freeview. The dining area with large oak table and bench seating seats six comfortably and benefits from wonderful views over the cobbled town Square.
The compact kitchen is well-equipped with ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave, small dishwasher, fridge/freezer. A washing machine and dryer sit separately.
Bedroom one with fixed double bed, side cabinets and double wardrobe.
Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be set up as 6' super king double or 3' twins as required. Hanging space, side tables.
Family bathroom with bath and shower over, basin, WC, heated towel rail.
There is no private outside space.
There is a substantial bike store nearby which is fully secure and complimentary for guest use. This also allows each bike to be individually locked within the unit.
Please note that the property has no private parking provision. Guests can park in an off-street parking area just around the corner from the property or on the street.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request. Cot bed linen supplied.
One well-behaved dog permitted at a cost of £25. Another dog may be permitted on request by prior arrangement only. Dogs must be kept to the uncarpeted areas of the property and under no circumstances should they be allowed on the furniture.
Bed linen and towels are supplied and a hairdryer supplied in each bedroom. Guest toiletries and hand soaps are provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is provided. Mobile reception is generally good.
Gas central heating throughout which is thermostatically controlled.
Sitting high above the town square there should ordinarily be limited associated street noise. It is important to note that the town can get busy during special events in Kelso. Please contact us if you have any concerns.
Sitting right in the centre of Kelso overlooking the town hall, 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 - including 'Off The Square'; the Hoot ‘n Cat; Cafe U or the Terrace Cafe at Floors Castle.
The apartment is available for short breaks as well as weekly lets, allowing guests to take advantage of the many events taking place across the area such as the regular National Hunt Race meets at Kelso Racecourse, the Floors Castle Horse Trials, the Massed Pipes and Drums, the Open Golf Championships at the Roxburghe, Antique Fairs at the Border Union Showground, or the fantastic Borders Book Festival or Walking Festival.
Floors Castle, the magnificent home of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe is just a 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.
For outdoor sports, the town is synonymous with fishing, sitting on the confluence of the rivers Tweed and Teviot, and has several prime beats on the doorstep in addition to some excellent and reasonably priced fishing on the Teviot system. 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 from the property - recently voted 6th best course in Scotland by readers of the country’s best selling golf title.
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
With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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!Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Cooks and chefs
Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cookFind Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.Find Out More
"It looks just like the photos in the brochure. It's a very comfortable well situated and well-equipped flat in a small friendly town. There are plenty of places to eat out as well as a good butcher, baker and fishmonger close to the town square. We had a very pleasant time and we'd be happy to be back soon. We also found Kelso to be an ideal base to see the surrounding areas- the hills around Melrose, the Northumbrian coast and Edinburgh (take the train) are within easy reach."Mr Williams
- One dog is welcome with a charge of £25. A second dog may be considered on request.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Enjoy a bird's eye view of Kelso's cobbled square which is the largest market square in Scotland."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree