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Turret House, Kelso

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Turret House is a very historic property which has been beautifully restored to provide the finest self-catering accommodation in Kelso. Dating from the 17th century, and refurbished by the National Trust for Scotland as one of their 'Little Houses', it offers an excellent place to stay in the Scottish Borders. The accommodation is spacious and stylish with lots of period features, including a wonderful circular stone stairway. This holiday house is in the centre of Kelso but as it is in a quiet no-through street it is very peaceful, and has a pretty courtyard garden.

Kelso is an attractive Border town on the banks of the River Tweed - one of Scotland's most famous salmon fishing rivers. Kelso Abbey can be seen from the upstairs windows, and these magnificent 12th century ruins are a popular tourist attraction. The Four Abbeys Cycle trail goes through Kelso, and there is excellent walking in the area - both marked routes and less explored paths. There are some superb castles and country houses in the area - Floors Castle, Abbotsford House (home of Sir Walter Scott), Mellerstain and Traquair House are some of the finest in Scotland. Kelso's Racecourse is a great day out if you like racing and the beaches of the Berwickshire and Northumberland coasts are within easy driving distance. Edinburgh is only an hour away and Hadrian's Wall is an hour and a half's drive. There is so much to see and do in the area !

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms - 3 (1 double, 1 twin, 1 (super-king or twin)
  • Bathrooms - 1 plus an ensuite shower-room
  • Additional downstairs WC
  • Bed linen & towels included
  • Gas 'wood-burners'
  • Full central heating
  • Original fireplaces
  • Washing machine/drier
  • Fridge with freezer box
  • Electric oven, gas hob & microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • TV, DVD, CD player (DVDs and CDs provided)
  • Short breaks available
  • No smoking
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Unrestricted parking
  • Pets, one dog - small preferably & well behaved, welcome
  • Edinburgh - 1 hour's drive
  • Kelso town centre nearby
  • Good pub food & restaurants nearby
  • Close to fishing on the River Tweed
  • Golf courses close by
  • Private garden
  • Garden furniture

This delightful house has very spacious living accommodation including a separate dining room with an old range fireplace. The kitchen is very well equipped and also has a dining area and gas 'wood-burner' in the original fireplace. There is a separate cloakroom with WC and washer/drier. The beautiful circular stone stairs lead up to the first and second floors.

On the first floor is the sitting room with two feature fireplaces, one with a gas 'wood-burner' (very cosy and no mess!). The very pretty double bedroom has a cast-iron double bed, an original cast iron fireplace and working shutters. There is a modern en-suite shower room.

On the second floor is a twin bedroom with an original cast iron fireplace. The third bedroom has two 3ft zip-together beds which can be made up as super-king or twin beds as required. There is also a bathroom with quality fittings on the second floor. All the upstairs rooms have gorgeous views.

Another charming feature of this Kelso house is the peaceful, enclosed courtyard garden with lots of climbing plants. This is a perfect place to relax in after a day's sightseeing. The garden is accessed from the kitchen and sitting room (via a small bridge).

From Edinburgh Airport: The cottage is about 45 miles south of Edinburgh airport.

By Road: In the centre of Kelso - directions are sent to guests.

By Rail: The nearest station is Berwick-upon-Tweed.

What's included:
All bed linen, duvets, towels, dish-towels, central heating, hot water and electricity are included in the price.

Cost and availability. The cottage is rented out year round.

Pets - one dog (small preferably & well behaved) at £20 per week are welcomed.
Rental periods are generally arrival 4pm departure 10am - every effort will be made to accommodate alternative times. Short-breaks are available, either for a long weekend or mid-week 4 night stay.
Changeover date for weekly lets is Saturday.

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Turret House, Abbey Court, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scottish Borders

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