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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
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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:
15 August, 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 Scottish Borders

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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!


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A light & spacious flat, overlooking ruins of Kelso Abbey, close to town centre.
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews

A lovely break.

  • 5 of 5

A warm, comfortable and very clean flat overlooking the abbey. My family and I enjoyed a lovely break here in heart of Kelso. Would highly recommend to anyone and we hope to come back again.

Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We're here now and looking forward to our 2 week stay.
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Very handy for town centre and close to Floors Castle and river walks.

  • 3 of 5

A comfortablend, spacious flat with views of the abbey. Two good sized double bedrooms.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you.
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Good location, larger than I thought, very clean and had everything that we needed.

  • 5 of 5

An excellent base for exploring the borders and the north east coast.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review. We are looking forward to our stay there in 2 weeks time!
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Property was lovely, clean and very comfortable. Could not find fault with it.

  • 5 of 5

Great property in very good position with lovely view of Abbey. Only downside was the stairs up to it. Being senior citizens we found this a bit difficult at times especially with our luggage, however, we overcome and to younger people this would not be a problem. Good parking and plenty places to visit. We found the garden centre most enjoyable with a really good dinner on a Thursday evening at a good price. Overall was very pleased and enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such good review and for doing it so quickly. It would be lovely to have a lift!
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Great flat, Superb outlook.

  • 5 of 5

It was like being at home with all its comforts, and better with none of the things needing to be done. The outlook over the ruins of the abbey and the greensward of the cemetery was fantastic, and its easy proximity to everything in the town was very helpful, plus the ready access to the delightful walks around the town or over the bridge made for a brilliant holiday. The apartment is fully set up and is spacious enough for convenience and cosy enough for comfort when the weather turns grey, as it did when we stayed in the middle of summer. We enjoyed the convenience of being able to cook in, eat in or eat out especially after some BnB. There was plenty to while away the evenings with and of course too many things to see and do in the week nearby. We worked out fairly early on with touring Scotland that trying to see it all in a week is exhausting and the best way is to spend a week in a place, and explore from there. You may not get to see say Edinburgh Castle, or the Wallace monument, but the country is so rich in texture that pretty well any spot can support at week's exploration without near coming to the end of it. Kelso is a delightful town, and whether it is stories of the reivers, the picturesque ruins of the abbeys, walks or rides through the Border country after Romans or Saints, or gardens and breathtaking panoramas, it is a great place to base operations. We only got half way through the list, and so much didn't even get on it. One thing, because it is an apartment, the parking is first in best dressed, and there was one spot around the square where the car was liberally anointed by roosting birds; avoid that and it is still pretty convenient. We had a great stay, thanking those for hiring out their flat, but having spent a week nearby a while ago we knew something of the place, and this time was better.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking so much time to write such a lovely review. I feel Kelso and the other Border towns and surrounding countryside are quite an unknown gem of the British Isles
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clean and tidy

  • 5 of 5

close to town centre. everything we needed in flat. very quiet considering its so close to centre. very helpful owners and caretaker.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad your stay was comfortable.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Edinburgh or Newcastle upon Tyne
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Many choices within 5 minutes walk
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kelso Golf Club or Roxburghe Golf Club
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Berwick upon Tweed
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
A1 or A7
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Many choices within 5 minutes walk
Nearest Ski
175 Miles
Aviemore, Scotland
Nearest Beach
38 Miles
Dunbar or Bamburgh
Car: recommended

This holiday let is situated in the Scottish Borders market town of Kelso and is a two minute walk from the attractive central town square. Kelso is positioned on the confluence of the rivers Tweed and Teviot, in gently rolling countryside with the Cheviot Hills to the south and Edinburgh 45 miles to the north.

There are many stately homes and gardens nearby: Floors Castle, Mellerstain House, The Hirsel, Monteviot House, Sir Walter Scott's home of Abbotsford and Thirlestain Castle to name a few. Further afield you have Alnwick Castle and gardens, the Holy Island of Lindesfarne and Scotlands capital city of Edinburgh.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Kelso, Scotland

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Winter Rates
6 Jan 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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