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Kersmains Farm Cottage

Kelso, Scottish Borders

An attractive, traditional farm cottage nestled in a peaceful position amidst rolling Border's countryside yet only three miles from the charming market town of Kelso

Kersmains Farm Cottage

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Overview

An attractive, traditional farm cottage nestled in a peaceful position amidst rolling Border's countryside yet only three miles from the charming market town of Kelso.

In a peaceful position amidst rolling Borders countryside.

Kersmains Farm Cottage is an ideal base for fishing parties and country sports enthusiasts, with excellent opportunities for walking, cycling, riding and golf right on the doorstep.

Inside the well-presented accommodation is very comfortable with pretty views over rolling farmland. Outside is a fully-enclosed garden with outside seating area and superb walks from the doorstep both on the owner's farm and along the River Teviot which borders the farm. For more serious walkers, the Borders Abbey Way runs close to the cottage linking the four great ruined abbeys in the region at Kelso, Jedburgh, Melrose and Dryburgh.

There is excellent cycling on farm tracks and the quiet lanes surrounding the cottage as well as on dedicated family cycle routes around the Kelso area. Information is provided in the cottage and there is ample secure storage for bicycles in the farm buildings. For those looking for more of a challenge, Kersmains is 32 miles from Glentress Forest, a 2,500 acre mountain biking mecca with miles of dedicated trails.

Property details

Ground floor

Fully-equipped kitchen with large range cooker with 5 ring gas hobs and double electric oven, microwave and fridge).

Dining room with seating for 6 guests.

Conservatory / sitting room with ample seating and wood burning stove. TV with Freeview and DVD player, selection of DVDs and board games.

Snug with TV with Freeview. Stereo with radio, CD player and MP3 dock.

Boot room / utility room with washing machine and hanging drying facilities and cabinet freezer.

Shower room with WC, basin and shower.

First floor

Bedroom one with king size bed, chest of drawers, hanging rail. Double sofa bed available on request at no additional charge. Views across open countryside.

Bedroom two with king size bed, dressing table, side tables. Views across open countryside.

Bedroom three with twin beds. Views across open countryside.

Bathroom with bath, WC and basin.

Outside

Kersmains Farm Cottage has a fully-enclosed garden with a patio area for outside dining. There is ample shared private parking.

Fishing rods and equipment can be stored in an outbuilding next to the kennels.

Parking

There is parking available outside the property.

Babies & Children

A highchair is available on request.

Dogs & Other Pets

Two dogs are welcome at Kersmains Cottage for a fee of £20 per dog. Owners are requested not to allow dogs upstairs or on the furniture. 

Gun dogs can be kennelled in the owner's traditional stable barn, which has been converted to provide four spacious kennels with ample room for two dogs in each.

Horses can be accommodated at Kersmains for those wishing to bring them on holiday. Grazing is available in the paddock in front of the cottage for up to three horses/ponies. An outdoor, all weather arena complete with jumps and floodlighting is available to hire for anyone bringing their horses. There is great hacking around the farm and nearby and ample space to park a horse lorry or trailer in the yard. There is a charge of £10 per night / per horse for grazing.

Guest amenities

Bed linen and towels are provided. Hairdryers are not provided.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available and extends through most of the ground floor of the house. Mobile coverage is good on most networks.

Heating

There is a wood burning stove with initial supply of logs provided, £5 per bag thereafter. 

Location

Kersmains is 3 miles from the historic town of Kelso. Lying at the junction of the Rivers Tweed and Teviot Kelso was described by Sir Walter Scott as "the most beautiful, if not the most romantic village in Scotland." Today it retains much of its original charm with an interesting range of independent shops including an excellent deli, butchers, fish monger and country sports shops. The monthly farmer's market is well worth a visit and there is a good selection of lively pubs and restaurants. Kelso plays host to a number of events throughout the year including regular National Hunt race meets at the famous race course, the ancient custom of the Common Ridings of the town boundaries and the famous Borders Rugby 7s games. Also on the doorstep is Floors Castle, the majestic home of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe.

Head to the stunning coastline for miles of golden sands and secluded rocky coves that remain almost deserted even in the summer months. Some of our favourite spots include the stunning beach at Bamburgh, miles of pristine sand, popular for walking, riding and surfing. The magnificent views from the cliff top walks at St Abb's Head and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. This tiny, picturesque island linked at low tide to the mainland, is an overwhelmingly mystical place, home to the evocative remains of a ruined eleventh-century priory, a beautifully restored castle and the infamous Lindisfarne Mead.

Kersmains is just over an hour's drive to Edinburgh and provides a good base for Edinburgh events.

Activities

There is excellent cycling on farm tracks and the quiet lanes surrounding the cottage as well as on dedicated family cycle routes around the Kelso area. Information is provided in the cottage and there is ample secure storage for bicycles in the farm buildings. For those looking for more of a challenge, Kersmains is 32 miles from Glentress Forest, a 2,500 acre mountain biking mecca with miles of dedicated trails.

If you prefer four hooves to two wheels, there is a riding stable about 15 minute's drive from the cottage. For guests wishing to bring their own horses on holiday, Kermsains Farm offers excellent equestrian facilities including grazing in a paddock in front of the cottage, an all-weather arena and superb off road hacking from the doorstep.

The area is also a golfer's paradise with 22 courses within a 30 mile radius ranging from challenging PGA Championship courses, to picturesque links and parkland courses to suit all standards. The Roxburghe Championship Golf Course is about a ten minute drive from the cottage.

For lovers of country sports, the area is unrivalled. Salmon and sea trout fishing is available on the internationally renowned River Tweed which is just a few minutes from the cottage. There is also excellent value fishing available through the Jedforest Angling Association on the River Till which is within walking distance of the cottage. In conjunction with the owners, we can assist guests in booking driven and walked up shooting nearby as well as rough shooting and roe stalking on the farm. Clay pigeon shooting is also available on the farm for guests who hold a gun licence. Others are welcome at the clay pigeon shooting ground at the Roxburghe Hotel just down the road or at the dedicated clay shooting ground at Braidwood near Selkirk 12 miles from the cottage. Kersmains is well equipped for fishing and shooting guests including a drying room, rod and gun storage and kennels.

Kersmains is 3 miles from the historic town of Kelso. Lying at the junction of the Rivers Tweed and Teviot Kelso was described by Sir Walter Scott as "the most beautiful, if not the most romantic village in Scotland." Today it retains much of its original charm with an interesting range of independent shops including an excellent deli, butchers, fish monger and country sports shops. The monthly farmer's market is well worth a visit and there is a good selection of lively pubs and restaurants. Kelso plays host to a number of events throughout the year including regular National Hunt race meets at the famous race course, the ancient custom of the Common Ridings of the town boundaries and the famous Borders Rugby 7s games. Also on the doorstep is Floors Castle, the majestic home of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe.

For non-sporting guests Kersmains is an ideal base for exploring all that the Borders has to offer. Explore ancient towns such as beguiling Melrose, home of rugby 7s, the magnificent ruins of Melrose Abbey and pretty narrow streets offering some of the best shopping in the Borders. Just down the road, pay a visit to Abbotsford House, the fairytale home of Sir Walter Scott or take a drive up to the Scott's View, his favourite picnic spot commanding the most incredible views of the Tweed and Eildon Hills and where it is said his horse stopped out of habit during his own funeral procession.

 

Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Reviews

"We had a very restful time at Kersmains. The cottage fitted the bill as we had hoped. Nice and warm on arrival all the basics there like loo roll washing up liquid etc. We took up the offer of a farm tour which was very interesting. Hope to book again."

Mr Pontifex

"Everything was fine thanks. All very smooth. Cottage clean and well appointed." 

Airey family

"We had a lovely time at Kersmains, the cottage was very comfortable and well presented. The owners are great hosts."

Mr & Mrs Hughes
Location Rural - 4 miles from Kelso.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome with a £25 charge per dog.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The charming touches added in by the owners which make the cottage feel homely and welcoming. The little things we love...
"The charming touches added in by the owners which make the cottage feel homely and welcoming."
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree