Set in a peaceful location close to the River Teviot and overlooking the Roxburghe Championship Golf Course, yet with amenities close by, Ardgowan offers guests the best of both worlds.
Anyone for golf?
There are superb walks, fishing and golf on the doorstep with access to the fabulous facilities at the Roxburghe Hotel within walking distance. The historic town of Kelso is just a five minute drive from the house, offering a super range of independent shops, pubs and restaurants for relaxed afternoons or evening dining.
Inside, the accommodation is comfortable and well presented in a traditional style. A particular highlight is the unusual collection of objects d’art gathered by the owners during their time spent in the Far East, South America and Holland. The house is ideal for families and larger parties with ample entertaining space including a spacious sitting room, a formal dining room in addition to breakfast area, a study with Wi-Fi and a sun room which provides a delightful spot to catch up with a good book at any time of year. For the warmer months both the sitting room and sun room have French doors opening onto the terrace.
Spacious sitting room (seats 8) with living flame gas fire, French doors to garden, 40” TV with Freeview and DVD player and DVD library.
Dining room (seats 6).
Fully equipped kitchen with 5 ring gas hob and integrated double electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee percolator and large fridge / freezer including ice maker. The kitchen is well equipped with a good range of cookware and good quality glassware and Denby crockery.
Sun room with French doors to garden, breakfast area (seats 6), seating area (seats 4) with Bluetooth speaker, books and games.
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and traditional pulley clothes airer. Accessed directly from the parking area, this is a useful room for the storage of outdoor kit.
Study with desk.
Cloakroom with WC and basin.
Large hall with cupboard.
Bedroom one with 6’ bed, large built-in wardrobe, dressing table and chest of drawers.
En-suite bathroom with bath, double basins and WC.
Interconnecting dressing room with full size cot and toys and small desk.
Bedroom two with 5’ bed, dressing table and views of the golf course. Door hooks and hangers provide hanging space.
En-suite shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom three with 3’ twin beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Family bathroom with bath and separate walk in shower, basin and WC.
Ardgown has an attractive, fully enclosed rear garden overlooking the Roxburghe Championship Golf Course with plenty of space for children. A terrace with outside furniture and barbecue provides a sheltered spot for outside dining. Rotary clothes line at side of house. There is a lawned area to the front of the house.
There is private off-road parking for three cars in addition to ample on-street parking.
Children & Babies
A full size cot is provided in the dressing room to the master bedroom in addition to a highchair. Stair gates can be provided on request.
Ardgowan is not suitable for dogs.
Bath and hand towels are provided for guests. Pillows and duvets are a combination of feather and synthetic. Guest hand soap is also provided. Hairdryers are provided in the master and double bedroom.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Mobile reception is patchy on some networks. A landline telephone is provided for incoming and emergency calls. There is Wi-Fi available with the strongest signal in the study.
The property is heated by gas central heating with the additional gas fire in the sitting room.
Low Occupancy Discounts
A 10% low occupancy discount applies to parties of four guests or less making use of two bedrooms or less outside of high season.
The delightful, historic town of Kelso is five miles by car or approximately a mile and a half on foot. Described by Sir Walter Scott as "the most beautiful, if not the most romantic village in Scotland," Kelso today remains one of the most attractive and unspoilt towns in the Borders, with a Flemish-style cobbled square, a 12th Century abbey and the majestic Floors Castle. The town offers some interesting, independent shops - a fabulous butcher, excellent fishmonger, cashmere shops, country sports shops and an art gallery to name but a few - as well as a good selection of lively pubs and restaurants. Kelso hosts a number of events throughout the year including regular National Hunt race meetings at the famous race course, the ancient custom of the Common Ridings of the town boundaries and the famous Borders Rugby 7s games.
Ardgowan provides an ideal base for fishing guests with fishing nearby on the Teviot a few minutes’ walk from the house in addition to the famous Junction beat on the Tweed and several other prime Lower and Middle Tweed beats within easy driving distance.
The property also provides an ideal base for golf parties with the Roxburghe Championship course on the doorstep in addition to another 21 courses within a 30 mile radius including picturesque links and parkland courses to suit all standards. For keen walkers, there are fabulous walks along the Teviot which runs close to the house. Further afield there are hundreds of miles of quiet countryside to explore on two feet, four hooves or two wheels, from the stunning, sandy beaches on the coast to the heather-clad Cheviot and Lammermuir Hills.
Kelso is an excellent base for exploring the wider Borders area. 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.
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.
On the way home, stop off at Mellerstain House, an impressive stately home with a noteworthy art collection. Pop into the 15th Century Smailholm Tower, built to withstand Reivers' raids and offering panoramic views from the top. For day trips further afield, the stunning coastline is nearby with endless sandy beaches that remain almost deserted even in the summer months. The magnificent city of Edinburgh is an easy day trip from Kelso, just an hour by car.
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"We had a great time at Ardgowan. The house was lovely, warm and comfortable and everything we could possibly want. Thank you to the owner for all the bits she left, they were all delicious especially the wine which went down a treat. We hope to return next year."Irvine family
"I stayed with 3 friends and we thought the house was beautiful, well maintained and equipped to a very high standard. The milk and shortbread as a welcome were a lovely touch. We had a lovely walk along the river to Kelso on Saturday and think the property is ideally situated for those wishing to get out and about. We have nothing negative to say about the property - it is fabulous. We really enjoyed our stay and will be looking at other Crabtree & Crabtree properties for short stays in the future."Parker family
"Just want to thank you for looking after our booking and to say we had a fab time in the house. It was so lovely and homely with plenty of room and so nice to have toiletries in the showers and bathrooms. The heating was set just perfectly. It was warm when we came in and never too hot. The shortbread biscuits were a real treat and when we asked for a few extra towels they appeared straight away so thanks to the housekeeper for that. If we ever come back to Kelso we would definitely book the house again if it was vacant."Morrison family
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ardgowan. A really lovely house, fully equipped and tastefully decorated and furnished. It was ideally located for Kelso. We would certainly stay again at Ardgowan and have found Crabtree & Crabtree most efficient and helpful agency to deal with."Roberts family
"The house and stay were extremely pleasant as always and we are already looking at return dates. With our love for the Roxburghe golf course, the house is ideal."Alston & friends
"What a great week we had at the property and Roxburghe golf course. Absolutely no complaints whatsoever. I would like to thank the housekeeper for her help and being so kind. Very much appreciated. We look forward to our next visit very soon. Will be in touch."Mr Alston & friends
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ardgowan and the whole area around Kelso was a delightful surprise. There is just so much to pack into just a week so a return visit will be necessary! The sheer ‘ niceness’ of local residents in Kelso/Hawick is something to treasure as it is a rare gift."Sexton family
- Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season, with additional option of Monday out of high season - may be flexible on request.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The peaceful lawned garden overlooking the Roxburghe's Championship Golf Course."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree