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Woodman's

Kelso, Scottish Borders

Perfect for two, this quaint, cosy cottage is a warm, restful haven for those seeking a relaxing change of pace. 

Woodman's

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Overview

Perfect for two, this quaint, cosy cottage is a warm, restful haven for those seeking a relaxing change of pace.

Warm, restful haven for two

Its rural setting mid way between Kelso and Melrose will be an ideal choice for those looking to explore those picturesque towns and the wonderful attractions of the wider area. 

Small but perfectly formed, Woodman’s has all the essentials required of holiday living. The open plan sitting room/kitchen is a studio style space - warm and functional with comfortable furnishings and finishes. The kitchen is well equipped with a dining space for two, and a rear door leads into a large open garden where you can watch the comings and goings of the abundant wildlife.

A pretty bedroom sits on the first floor with wrought iron bed and characterful coombed ceiling, along with the bathroom on this level.

Property details

Ground floor

Access leading directly into the sitting room.

Sitting room with double sofa and armchair, flat screen TV and DVD player, door leading out to the patio area and garden.

Kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave. Dining table with seating for two. Washing and drying facilities are provided in an external laundry which is shared with two other cottages. A freezer is available for use in an external outbuilding.

First floor

Bedroom one with fixed 5’ king size bed, side tables, chest of drawers, hanging rail and storage space.

Bathroom with bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Outside

There is a large open garden with outside furniture to the rear of the property which is shared with the adjoining Wheel House (sleeps 4).

There is a shared games room which is available for guest use. This has a table tennis table, football table, Nintendo Wii and a selection of indoor and garden games.

A shared laundry facility has two washing machines and two tumble dryers as well as a Belfast sink.

Secure private storage for outdoor gear and bikes is available on request. Rod rack facilities are provided for fishing parties. A freezer is also available for guest use.

Parking

Private parking to the front of the cottage.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Dogs

One well-behaved dog is welcome at a charge of £25. Your dog must be clean and dry before access into the property, kept to the ground floor area only and not permitted on the furniture or in the bedroom.

Guest amenities

High quality bed linen and luxurious towels are provided for guests along with guest toiletries. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is variable on most networks. EE offers the best coverage indoors, otherwise reception improves in the outside courtyard or garden.

Heating

There is central heating throughout the property.

Guest privacy

The steading comprises three small cottages in an L shape configuration which all sit in the same ownership and are available for use as holiday lets, either individually or together. The owner's property is immediately adjacent and while they are on hand to help guests with any aspect of their stay, they are completely respectful of their privacy.

Additional Accommodation

For guests looking to holiday together this cottage can be booked alongside The Mill House, sleeping 4 or The Wheel House, sleeping 4. The properties are located next to each other.

Location

You will find excellent local amenities in the thriving market town of Kelso (5 miles) set around a charming cobbled square. The town is home to a super range of independent shops where you can indulge in a little retail therapy, or purchase fresh local produce and holiday provisions from quality traders.

There are some excellent pubs and restaurants for dining out or for light lunches you will find plenty of tempting treats in the many cafes in the town - including Cafe U, the Hoot ‘n Cat or the Terrace Cafe at Floors Castle. Alternatively why not enjoy a little bit of food heaven at the Roux Restaurant at the nearby Roxburghe Hotel.

The cottage is also 5 miles from St Boswells which boasts the fabulous, award-winning Mainstreet Trading bookshop, café, deli and antiques shop and the excellent Blue Coo Bistro at the Buccleuch Arms. There is also a good butchers, small Co-op supermarket and the Borders Gunroom. The incredibly picturesque town of Melrose is also just a short 12 mile drive.

Activities

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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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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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

"Woodman’s looked just what we were looking for and it was important to us that it was dog friendly. The owners were lovely, nothing was too much trouble and we knew from the outset that it really was a dog friendly establishment. They gave us some local knowledge of the area which we appreciated – we also appreciated the surprise chocolate cake, cookies and bottle of wine. Woodman’s was exactly as advertised, modern, bright and clean and it was a sufficient size for two or us and our dog for a week. Facilities offered by the owners were great. We loved the fact that we could leave the back door open and our dog could roam outside if he wanted to without coming to any harm. Even our neighbours commented on his behaviour and how they simply had to take a photo of him because his tail never stopped wagging! We had a lovely week and will be booking again next year because there is still so much we want to explore and Woodman’s gives us a central base in which to do so. We felt Crabtree & Crabtree service was also of very high standard."

Tremain family
Location Rural - 6 miles from Kelso.
Dogs
  • One dog is welcome with a charge of £25.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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Upon arrival, the lovely owners welcome guests with freshly baked goodies - the brownies are our favourite! The little things we love...
"Upon arrival, the lovely owners welcome guests with freshly baked goodies - the brownies are our favourite!"
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree
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