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A light & spacious flat, overlooking ruins of Kelso Abbey, close to town centre.

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Two double bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, living room with dining area, hallway.

Living/dining room - two-seater sofa, two armchairs, dining table with 6 chairs, TV & DVD player. Wi-Fi recently installed.

There are two double bedrooms with wardrobe and drawers in both rooms.

Well-equipped kitchen with twin oven four-hob cooker, microwave, toaster etc.and a breakfast table for two; no dishwasher.

The bathroom has a bath, electric shower, basin, lavatory and heated towel rail. Electric heating in all rooms. Spacious hallway.

We have someone who lives very nearby who cleans the flat and manages the change overs she is also there to give you any support if needed. All linen is provided.

Minimum stay 4 nights for £240 each additional night £34 One week £340.

More Details

Jane Bell
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

About Jane Bell

We live down in Gloucestershire but use the flat maybe for 5 or 6 weeks a year and friends have also used it in the past - so it is home from home. We have recently upgraded the bathroom.

We enjoy Kelso as everything one needs is on your doorstep, and yet where the property is situated it quite quiet, even at night.

Wi-Fi available.

Jane Bell purchased this apartment in 1996

Why Jane Bell chose Scottish Borders

Having been brought up in the Scottish Borders, my husband retains an affection for the area and when his parents died, he bought the flat as a means of keeping in touch with his 'native heath'.

What makes this apartment unique

For a town property, there are pleasant views overlooking the churchyard and the ruins of Kelso Abbey. The second bedroom does not have a view but is very quiet at night.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kelso in Scotland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • town
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Recently upgraded. Heated electric towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Duvets with cotton sheets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Duvet with cotton sheets, wardrobe drawers and a chair
  • Main bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe drawers and a dressing table. 2 chairs and a stool
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Kelso is a very pleasant market town. Many restaurants, bars, cafes and take aways. Lovely shoe shops and upmarket country clothes shops. Cashmere shop. Gift shops. pleasant walks along the river Tweed and to Floors Castle with walled garden and cafe. Sainsbury on the outskirts of town with a bus shuttle from the centre of town. In the town Co-op and Lidls, independent bakeries, butchers and delicatessens. WH Smith, Boots, Post Office, almost everything you could want!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


Fantastic cosy apartment with lovely character

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was spotless, and well equipped with wonderful furnishings. My daughters 13 & 15 were not bored as plenty of books and games supplied. Beds were comfortable and heating was just perfect. Would definitely recommend as a place to stay. Easy to organise stay/collect keys etc even from Australia.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Holiday Flat

  • 5 of 5

Property was ideal for holiday , comfortable, well appointed, clean and well prepared and helpful owner. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The property is comfortable and well equipped. TV, WIFI, kitchen, all good. Clean and warm.

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Kelso, the flat is ideal as a base for exploring the Scottish borders. We visited Melrose, Traquair (wonderful) Lindisfarne (too crowded but beautiful) Edinburgh, Jedbergh, and ate out very well the Cobbles Inn in Kelso. The train to Edinburgh is delightful and very easy for getting to the city centre. The stairs were a bit challenging for my husband who doesn't walk too well, we didn't realise it was on the second floor but probably missed that in the details. Plenty of stuff in the flat for our needs and lots of information leaflets. Definitely recommended for the sightseeing holiday we had.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a very nice review. I am sorry about the stairs, I must admit a lift would be great.
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A well equipped town centre flat. Ideal for exploring the Scottish Borders and Northumbria

  • 5 of 5

The flat is ideally located in the centre of Kelso, with all the shops, pubs and take-aways within walking distance. Not to mention the River Tweed which is very accessible. Albeit a little further away, but still walk-able, is the lovely Floors Castle. The location was ideal for an exploration of the area with pretty good roads in all directions.

The flat is not hyper modern but was clean, tidy and well equipped. We wanted for nothing during the stay, easily being able to prepare meals without compromise. Of note was the pretty good Internet connection for all the photo sharing at the end of a day.

Parking, whilst not easy directly outside the flat, was no problem in the referenced public car park, just 3 minutes walk away.

Communication with the owner was without issue. Keys arrived well ahead of time.

We would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a fulsome review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. I have discovered that the toaster wasn't working, I'm so sorry. We have new one now. I agree about the parking, it would be nice to guantee a space outside the flat - today we've been lucky! Enjoy the rest of the summer. Best wishes, Jane
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A comfy home from home.

  • 5 of 5

Kelso is a great town, lots going on, especially for Civic Week. The flat is right in the middle of things. In a secure building, on the third floor, the building is clean and inviting. The flat is bright, cheery and very well appointed. We loved it and really want to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a lovely time and thank you for such a lovely review and responding so quickly. Jane
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Immaculate and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this lovely and comfortable apartment. It was immaculately clean on arrival, and it has been appointed with everything that the visitor could possibly need. Kelso itself is a fantastic base for a holiday, in the midst of the Border Abbeys, close to the coast and to the border with Northumbria. The town itself is marvelous, with great local shops as well as larger markets and supermarkets within a short walk or drive. There's a butcher just around the corner who makes wonderful meat pies, a good baker in the town center, and (if your luggage was delayed like ours was) great thrift shops where you can quickly replace missing clothing. Although we didn't meet Jane, we appreciated her personal touch in the apartment, and her neighbor Gillian, who helped us upon arrival, was simply wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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4 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Additional day charge over 4 days is £34 per night.
Spread Eagle House was originally a hotel and was converted into 11 flats in 1989. At the front of the building on Bridge street there is a cycle shop and a cashmere shop. It has a communal hallway, entry phone and staircase, there are four flats on each level. The flat is quiet and self contained.
We have recently installed Wi-Fi.

At the end of your stay someone will come into the flat after you have left and will clean do the linen change over.

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