Hidden away at the end of a leafy drive in a substantial private garden, the elegant proportions of this six bedroom Georgian townhouse is a warm and welcoming gathering place for relaxation, celebrations or country pursuits.
Close to renowned Lower and Middle Tweed fishing beats and just a gentle wander from the charming cobbled Market Square of Kelso, this grade II listed property has ample entertaining space for extended families, friends and sporting parties, with the option of privately catered services for the ultimate holiday indulgence.
Arranged over three floors, the overall feel is comfortably elegant with generous proportions, working shutters and delightful cornicing offset by quality furnishings and antique detailing. The period lines of the drawing room and dining room on the ground floor are perfect for entertaining, whilst the Adam style curve of the open plan kitchen is a super spot to sit and contemplate the day ahead cradling a morning coffee as the morning sun filters gently through the trees.
On the second and third floor, the subtle heritage shades of the six double bedrooms (two en-suite) feature big cosy beds and quality linens, each with zip and link option for complete flexibility.
Outside, the house sits in 1.85 acres of lawned garden flanked by large coniferous and deciduous trees for complete privacy and perhaps a spot of croquet on the lawn and an afternoon barbecue on the terrace.
Kelso is a thriving market town set around a charming cobbled square with rich historical features and architecture including the outstanding Abbey ruins, the grandeur of Floors Castle and the splendid Rennie Bridge where the grooves made by the ‘reluctant pennies’ of those crossing the bridge towards the toll-house in the early 1800’s can still be seen along the parapet to this day.
You will find excellent local amenities here and the town is home to a super range of independent shops and country sports outlets where you can indulge in a little retail therapy, or purchase fresh local produce and holiday provisions from quality independent traders, including a fabulous fishmongers, butchers shop, and a number of small bakeries. For dining-out, The Cobbles and Oscars Restaurant are both highly regarded for their friendly atmosphere and excellent food, 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, or the Terrace at Floors Castle. Alternatively why not enjoy a little bit of food heaven in the newly established Roux Restaurant at the nearby Roxburghe Hotel.
Activities & attractions
Kelso sits right 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. Fishing can be booked through FishTweed, while Orvis and Tweedside Tackle are both based in the centre of town offering a wealth of advice on river levels, latest catches, permits, tackle and all things fishing and country. The day’s catches can be smoked locally at the nearby Teviot Smokery, or for a little relaxation after the day’s endeavours you will find plenty of congenial fisher chat at Ednam House where you can celebrate......or perhaps commiserate over a wee dram in this renowned fishing establishment!
For field sports, the area offers high quality walked-up and driven shooting for grouse, pheasant and partridge over a wide range of habitats taking in the picturesque valleys and heather clad hillsides of the Lammermuir Hills and the Cheviots. Roe stalking can also be arranged. Please contact us for details of sporting agents in the area.
For golf enthusiasts, Kelso Golf Club is an attractive parkland course resting on the edge of the town, or you can experience a fantastic day-out playing the Roxburghe Championship Course (3 miles), 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.
For walking, there are lots of lovely peaceful country walks taking in parkland, woodland and riverside paths right across the area from easy rambles to more extensive hikes in the Cheviot Hills which can be accessed from Yetholm (10 miles). You can join the long-distance walking routes of The Pennine Way and St. Cuthbert’s Way from this point, or alternatively experience some fantastic scenery along the route of the Borders Abbey’s Way, taking in the exceptional remnants of the four 12th century Abbeys at Kelso, Jedburgh, Dryburgh and Melrose.
Similarly, the area has cycling trails for everyone from the family friendly routes at Bowmont Forest and Harestanes, to the scenic waymarked trails of the Bordeloop4, Coast & Castles Route & Tweed Cycle Way. If you would prefer to swap two wheels for four hooves, the Nenthorn Equestrian Centre is a well-established school offering riding for all ages and abilities and is based just a ten minute drive from the property.
For sightseeing, the grand stately homes and castles of Floors, Mellerstain, Manderston, Abbotsford and Thirlestane are all within a short half hour drive where the beautiful artworks, rich architectural detailing and scenic grounds and gardens are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.
For short breaks, our local events and festivals provide the perfect excuse for friendly get-togethers where you can enjoy National Hunt Racing at Kelso Racecourse, local Antique Fairs and Auctions, the Floors Castle Horse Trials, Point-to-Point Meets, the Borders Book Festival, Walking Festival and Common Ridings.......to name just a few!
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 and Blues Festival, or simply a day-out exploring the exquisite historical architecture of this beautiful city.
Drawing room with open fire, large sofas and generous armchairs. Three large windows give views over the substantial private garden.
Dining room - formal dining room with large dining table seating twelve guests with separate serving table, original marble fireplace and views over the garden.
Kitchen with Rangemaster electric double oven, five burner gas hob, hot plate, large fridge with freezer box, integrated dishwasher and microwave. Informal dining space with seating for ten. Wall mounted flat screen TV, CD and radio. There is a freezer in the basement.
Cloakroom - with original Thunderbox WC and basin.
Utility Room - with washing machine and dryer.
Sitting room with original wood panelling, feature fireplace and lovely curved proportions overlooking the rear garden. Six armchairs, curved screen TV with Freeview and Blu-ray DVD player.
Bedroom one - with zip and link beds which can be set up as 6’ superking or 3’ twin as required. Large wardrobe, chest of drawers, side table.
Bedroom two - with zip and link beds which can be set up as 6’ superking or 3’ twin as required. Large wardrobe, chest of drawers, two side tables, dressing table.
Bedroom three - with zip and link beds which can be set up as 6’ superking or 3’ twin as required. Large wardrobe, chest of drawers, two side tables, dressing table. En-suite bathroom - with roll-top bath and hand shower, basin, heated towel rail, shaving point, WC.
Family bathroom one - roll-top bath with shower over (rainforest head), heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Family bathroom two - roll-top bath with shower over (rainforest head), heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom four - with combed ceiling and wood panelling. With zip and link beds which can be set up as 6’ superking or 3’ twin as required. king size bed, chest of drawers and basin with shaving point.
Bedroom five - with combed ceiling and feature fireplace. Zip and link beds which can be set up as 6’ superking or 3’ twin as required. Large wardrobe, chest of drawers, two side tables, dressing table. Small En suite bathroom with roll top bath and hand shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC.
Bedroom six - Zip and link beds which can be set up as 6’ superking or 3’ twin as required. Large wardrobe, chest of drawers, two side tables, dressing table, wall-lined bookcases.
Family bathroom three - roll-top bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Lower Ground Floor
Basement - there is a substantial basement with a large bootroom offering plenty of space for dogs, along with storage/hanging space and heating for drying outdoor gear. A large freezer is provided.
Wi-Fi and mobile coverage
Wi-Fi is available. There is good mobile coverage on most networks.
The beds are made up with high quality bed linen. A hair dryer is supplied in each bedroom. Luxurious bath sheets, hand towels and face cloths are provided for all guests.
Babies and children
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
Two well behaved dogs are welcome at Edenside House but they must be kept to the kitchen and boot room/basement area only. Under no circumstances are they permitted in the wider property. They must be kept to the boot room/basement area until they are clean and dry.
Garden and grounds
The property sits in 1.85 acres of lawned garden flanked by large coniferous and deciduous trees for privacy.
There is ample private parking in the large driveway to the front of the property.
The property can be taken on a purely self-catered basis, or a cook is available throughout guests’ stay, for breakfasts or dinners only or to provide one-off celebratory meals for a special occasion. A homemade meal delivery is popular for guests’ first night and wine delivery is available in conjunction with renowned wine merchants Corney & Barrow.
|Edenside House||£1,500 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.