A stylishly restored Grade II listed townhouse apartment set just off Kelso's continental-style square.
Experience the best of Kelso’s vibrant market town life and tranquil Tweed fishing beats from this slick bolthole
Set on a deep meander of the river Tweed, where it collides with the river Teviot, the bustling market town of Kelso is as rich in history and architectural merit as it is in contemporary urban appeal. Home to the remains of what was once the mightiest monastery in the Scottish Borders, visitors to Kelso will also discover two stately homes (including the magnificent Floors Castle & Gardens), a graceful five-arched bridge that served as the model for London's Waterloo Bridge, and Scotland’s largest market square.
Fanning out from the square, streets lined with grand Georgian and Victorian buildings house atmospheric pubs, lively coffee shops, independent shops and diverse restaurants. Further home to two excellent butchers’ shops, a fishmonger, several bakeries, a thoroughbred horse racing venue and annual art and folk festivals, Kelso really does offer something for every visitor.
For all its prominence as a Borders town, the cobbled Kelso Square has a distinctly continental feel to it: thriving market stalls, with their brightly striped awnings, fill the square for the monthly Farmers’ Market, which is flanked by grand, Italianate-style buildings. Amongst these is the Grade II listed former British Linen Bank building. Dating to the mid 19th-century, this impressive townhouse has been sensitively restored and redeveloped to create the sumptuous Scott Apartment.
Stepping into the freshly completed two-storey apartment, you’ll be instantly struck by its sense of space and bold contemporary design. The open plan living space follows a striking black and yellow colour scheme set by the vivid Bumble Bee yellow of the glossy designer kitchen. Encompassing a dining table for two and ample seating for guests and their friends, the property’s modern design is complemented by equally current technology with superfast fibre broadband and Smart TVs.
Set on the second floor, the spacious bedroom features a super king bed (which can be configured as a twin upon request) and a palatial en suite bathroom with a slipper bathtub and walk-in shower with a rainfall showerhead.
Should you be travelling as part of a larger group, it is possible to link the Scott Apartment with the four-bedroom Linen House, by way of a connecting door.GROUND FLOOR
Access from the street with inner hall and hanging rail for outdoor gear and a large chest freezer.
Staircase to the first floor leading to the main apartment.FIRST FLOOR
Open-plan living space comprising:
Sitting room with two sofas (one converts to a double 5' pocket-sprung sofa bed, which is available at an additional charge of £50 per stay), armchair, footstool, coffee table, Smart TV.
Contemporary kitchen with electric oven, grill, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, full size dishwasher. Small Dining table with seating for two.
Staircase leading to the second floor.SECOND FLOOR
The Scott bedroom with zip and link beds, which can be configured as a super king double or 3' twin beds, as preferred.
Adjoining bathroom with large walk-in shower, slipper bath, heated towel rail, double basin and WC.OUTSIDE
The Scott Apartments sits in the town centre, benefitting from local amenities on the doorstep and is close to the riverside for walking dogs. There is no private outside space.PARKING
There is public car parking nearby at The Knowes, which sits approximately 200 yards to the rear of the property and is free of charge.BABIES & CHILDREN
Babies and children are welcome and a travel cot and highchair are available on request.DOGS
One dog is welcome at a charge of £20. Dogs should be clean and dry before access into the property and otherwise kept out of the bedroom and off the furniture.GUEST AMENITIES
The bedroom features a hotel-quality Sealy Posturepedic mattress and Egyptian cotton bed linen. A hairdryer is provided. Towels and bathrobes are provided along with a full range of guest toiletries from The Scottish Fine Soaps Company brand, Au Lait.WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Wi-Fi is provided with high speeds. Mobile reception is good.HEATING
There is underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathroom. Otherwise, there is electric heating throughout.GUEST PRIVACY
The apartment sits directly in the centre of Kelso.ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION
The Scott Apartment adjoins The Linen House, sleeping up to 10 guests, via a lockable interconnecting door. The Linen House & Scott Apartment can be booked as a combined unit, sleeping up to 14 guests.
|The Scott Apartment||£595 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.