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Edenside House

Kelso, Scottish Borders

The elegant proportions of this six bedroom Georgian townhouse with open fire and classic period styling is a warm and welcoming gathering place for relaxation, celebrations or country pursuits.

Edenside House

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Overview

Hidden away at the end of a leafy drive in a substantial private garden, the elegant proportions of this six bedroom Georgian townhouse with open fire and classic period styling is a warm and welcoming gathering place for relaxation, celebrations or country pursuits.

Six bedroom Georgian townhouse

Close to renowned Lower and Middle Tweed fishing beats and just a gentle wander from the charming cobbled Market Square of Kelso, this grade II listed property has ample entertaining space for extended families, friends and sporting parties, with the option of privately catered services for the ultimate holiday indulgence.

Arranged over three floors, the overall feel is comfortably elegant with generous proportions, working shutters and delightful cornicing offset by quality furnishings and antique detailing. The period lines of the drawing room and dining room on the ground floor are perfect for entertaining, whilst the Adam style curve of the open plan kitchen is a super spot to sit and contemplate the day ahead cradling a morning coffee as the morning sun filters gently through the trees.

On the second and third floor, the subtle heritage shades of the six double bedrooms (two en-suite) feature big cosy beds and quality linens, each with zip and link option for complete flexibility.

Outside, the house sits in 1.85 acres of lawned garden flanked by large coniferous and deciduous trees for complete privacy and perhaps a spot of croquet on the lawn and an afternoon barbecue on the terrace.

Property details

Lower Ground Floor

There is a substantial basement with a large boot room offering plenty of space for dogs, along with storage/hanging space and heating for drying outdoor gear. A large freezer is provided.

Ground floor

Drawing room with large sofas and generous armchairs. Three large windows give views over the substantial private garden. The open fire is decorative only.

Formal dining room with large dining table seating twelve guests with separate serving table, original marble fireplace and views over the garden.

Kitchen with Rangemaster electric double oven, five burner gas hob, hot plate, large fridge with freezer box, integrated dishwasher and microwave. Informal dining space with seating for ten. Wall mounted flat screen TV, CD and radio. There is a freezer in the basement.

Cloakroom with original Thunderbox WC and basin.

First floor

Utility room with washing machine and dryer.

Sitting room with original wood panelling, feature fireplace and lovely curved proportions overlooking the rear garden. Six armchairs, curved screen TV with Freeview and Blu-ray DVD player.

Bedroom one with zip and link beds which can be set up as 6’ super king or 3’ twin as required. Large wardrobe, chest of drawers, side table.

Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be set up as 6’ super king or 3’ twin as required. Large wardrobe, chest of drawers, two side tables, dressing table.

Bedroom three with zip and link beds which can be set up as 6’ super king or 3’ twin as required. Large wardrobe, chest of drawers, two side tables, dressing table.

En-suite bathroom - with roll top bath and hand shower, basin, heated towel rail, shaving point, WC.

Family bathroom with roll top bath with shower over with rainforest head, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Family bathroom with roll top bath with shower over with rainforest head, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Second Floor

Bedroom four with combed ceiling, wood panelling and zip and link beds which can be set up as 6’ super king or 3’ twin as required, chest of drawers and basin with shaving point.

Bedroom five with combed ceiling, feature fireplace and zip and link beds which can be set up as 6’ super king or 3’ twin as required. Large wardrobe, chest of drawers, two side tables, dressing table.

Small en-suite bathroom with roll top bath and hand shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC.

Bedroom six with zip and link beds which can be set up as 6’ super king or 3’ twin as required. Large wardrobe, chest of drawers, two side tables, dressing table, wall lined bookcases.

Family bathroom with roll top bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Outside

The property sits in 1.85 acres of lawned garden flanked by large coniferous and deciduous trees for privacy.

Parking

There is ample private parking in the large driveway to the front of the property.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Dogs

Two well behaved dogs are welcome but they must be kept to the kitchen and boot room/basement area only. Under no circumstances are they permitted in the wider property. They must be kept to the boot room/basement area until they are clean and dry.

Guest amenities

The beds are made up with high quality bed linen. A hairdryer is supplied in each bedroom. Luxurious bath sheets, hand towels and face cloths are provided for all guests.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Fibre Optic Broadband is available. There is good mobile coverage on most networks.

Heating

Edenside House has gas central heating.

Location

Kelso is a thriving market town set around a charming cobbled square with rich historical features and architecture including the outstanding Abbey ruins, the grandeur of Floors Castle and the splendid Rennie Bridge where the grooves made by the ‘reluctant pennies’ of those crossing the bridge towards the toll-house in the early 1800’s can still be seen along the parapet to this day.

You will find excellent local amenities here and the town is home to a super range of independent shops and country sports outlets where you can indulge in a little retail therapy, or purchase fresh local produce and holiday provisions from quality independent traders, including a fabulous fishmongers, butchers shop, and a number of small bakeries.

For dining-out, The Cobbles is highly regarded for their friendly atmosphere and excellent food, or for light lunches you will find plenty of tempting treats in the many cafes in the town - including 'Off The Square', the Hoot ‘n Cat, or the Terrace at Floors Castle. 

Activities

Kelso sits right on the confluence of the Rivers Tweed and Teviot and is a much loved destination for salmon anglers who come to experience world-class fishing on the prolific Middle Tweed salmon beats around this area - Rutherford, Makerstoun, Upper and Lower Floors, Junction and Hendersyde are all within a few miles of the property. Fishing can be booked through FishTweed, while Orvis and Tweedside Tackle are both based in the centre of town offering a wealth of advice on river levels, latest catches, permits, tackle and all things fishing and country. The day’s catches can be smoked locally at the nearby Teviot Smokery, or for a little relaxation after the day’s endeavours you will find plenty of congenial fisher chat at Ednam House where you can celebrate......or perhaps commiserate over a wee dram in this renowned fishing establishment!

For field sports, the area offers high quality walked-up and driven shooting for grouse, pheasant and partridge over a wide range of habitats taking in the picturesque valleys and heather clad hillsides of the Lammermuir Hills and the Cheviots. Roe stalking can also be arranged. Please contact us for details of sporting agents in the area.

For golf enthusiasts, Kelso Golf Club is an attractive parkland course resting on the edge of the town, or you can experience a fantastic day-out playing the Roxburghe Championship Course (3 miles), recently voted 6th best course in Scotland by readers of the country’s best selling golf title. There is a pro-shop and PGA golf academy here for those who are new to the game or wish to refine their swing, and if you’re feeling particularly energetic you may decide to finish off your day popping a few clays at the nearby shooting school.

For walking, there are lots of lovely peaceful country walks taking in parkland, woodland and riverside paths right across the area from easy rambles to more extensive hikes in the Cheviot Hills which can be accessed from Yetholm (10 miles). You can join the long-distance walking routes of The Pennine Way and St. Cuthbert’s Way from this point, or alternatively experience some fantastic scenery along the route of the Borders Abbey’s Way, taking in the exceptional remnants of the four 12th century Abbeys at Kelso, Jedburgh, Dryburgh and Melrose.

Similarly, the area has cycling trails for everyone from the family friendly routes at Bowmont Forest and Harestanes, to the scenic waymarked trails of the Bordeloop4, Coast & Castles Route & Tweed Cycle Way. If you would prefer to swap two wheels for four hooves, the Nenthorn Equestrian Centre is a well-established school offering riding for all ages and abilities and is based just a ten minute drive from the property.

For sightseeing, the grand stately homes and castles of Floors, Mellerstain, Manderston, Abbotsford and Thirlestane are all within a short half hour drive where the beautiful artworks, rich architectural detailing and scenic grounds and gardens are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

For short breaks, our local events and festivals provide the perfect excuse for friendly get-togethers where you can enjoy National Hunt Racing at Kelso Racecourse, local Antique Fairs and Auctions, the Floors Castle Horse Trials, Point-to-Point Meets, the Borders Book Festival, Walking Festival and Common Ridings.......to name just a few!

A half-hour will take you to the wonderful heritage coastline with miles of deserted golden sands perfect for rest or play, while the cultural city of Edinburgh is just an hour’s drive where you can take advantage of events such as the vibrant Edinburgh Fringe Festival, exceptional Jazz and Blues Festival, or simply a day-out exploring the exquisite historical architecture of this beautiful city.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reviews

"I want to let you know that we had a wonderful time at Edenside house. The house was amazing, perfect rooms and bathrooms. The service of the housekeeper was very nice. To be short, we had a fantastic week!"

Baaij family

"Thank you so much for being able to offer such a wonderful house as Edenside House for our family gathering, as part of our Golden Wedding celebrations. As we had anticipated, the house is full of Georgian charm with quite exquisite rooms and excellent facilities. Our family group ranged from those in The Third Age to an exuberant six years’ old granddaughter and each of us managed to find our own space and peace in the extensive house and gardens. Our activities ranged from cycling (we had brought our own bikes), walking some of the local trails and the annual family mini-cricket match in the back garden. The gardeners were so helpful by cutting the grass on the morning of the match! We chose the house so that we would have the convenience both of Kelso itself and of the opportunity to visit such places as Melrose and Bamburgh. The house and its facilities met our every need. I should like to thank the housekeeper and her husband for their help."

Drysdale family

"We had an excellent week at Edenside House and loved the indoor and outdoor space. Having two small children with us the laundry facilities were a real boon. The week passed only too quickly and the house was just what we needed for our family holiday."

Ayres family

"We had a fantastic time at Edenside House once again. It suits us completely for what we need and we have told several other people who fish in and around Kelso that they should look it up. It is so well kitted out and just beautiful. It is a shame we are not there most of the time as we spend most of the day at the river and several evenings in town."

Mr Kemble

"Edenside House was wonderful. We found every facility and everything was immaculately presented and clean. We were blessed with fantastic weather and most of our time was spent outdoors on the patio and spacious gardens. Kelso town centre being only a short walk from the lodge was ideal and benefited from our custom. We visited Floors Castle gardens and fitted in four lengthy walks along the Tweed and Teviot. Two of us managed lovely cycle rides via Yetholm and beyond. There were 11 of us celebrating my wife's birthday and the venue couldn't have been more ideal. Our dogs loved the freedom of the secure garden. Thank you for a special holiday celebration."

Mr Stewart & friends

"Just to let you know that we all eleven really enjoyed our stay in this gorgeous house. We very much appreciated the high standard of all the furnishings and fittings, and the thought given to our comfort and convenience with beds, towels etc. As a group of old friends of a certain age, who have an annual holiday together, a comfortable house is vital to a good holiday and this one was exceptional. As the weather was glorious, we were outside much of the time in the beautiful garden. The housekeeper was very attentive and helpful. A very successful holiday in beautiful surroundings."

Ms Laurie & friends

"As you know we have been booking through you for our fishing week many many times. We have loved the houses we have stayed at but never found the perfect one. Have this time. Edenside was wonderful. We all enjoyed ourselves thoroughly including the dogs. The garden was overflowing with flowers as well as being secure. Despite being in the middle of Kelso we felt we were in the countryside. The house lacked nothing and far exceeding expectations. The housekeeper was instantly there to replace a light bulb and be of such great help. The kitchen area was perfect for entertaining and we never even ventured to the lounge or the TV room or the dining room. Access to the outside from the kitchen suited us all including the dogs. We enjoyed some of the artwork with our Norfolk connections."

Webster family

"The location was perfect - so near to the centre of Kelso yet so secluded and sheltered. The layout of the house and the rooms met all of our requirements - spacious, well appointed and very comfortable with excellent views of the attractive gardens. The facilities were of a very high standard - everything did what it was supposed to do. Finally, the housekeeper had the house in immaculate condition. She was always at hand to meet the few requests we had: excellent service. We had a great time in a great  house which was exactly what we were looking for!"

Donaldson family

"The housekeeper was so friendly and helpful. The house exceeded our expectations and was the perfect place for my birthday celebrations. This is by far the best place we have ever stayed, everything was just perfect. Thank you to the team at Crabtree & Crabtree, excellent customer service."

Ms Squires & friends

"Excellent stay as ever. House was immaculate and perfect for our needs. Have booked for next year already."

Kemble & friends

"On behalf of our ladies walking group we would like you to pass on our thanks to the owner for a wonderful stay. The accommodation was first class. Clean and well equipped, comfortable chairs, sofas and beds, and luxurious bedding and towels."

Crawford & friends

"We had a wonderful week at Edenside House and found everything excellent so thank you all very much. Our dog had a fantastic day running along the sand at Bamburgh and tasted sea water for the first time in his life. Very best wishes to you all."

Ford family

"Just to let you know we thought Edenside House was absolutely perfect. Although it may have been a bit large for just the 5 of us, we loved it. The house was beautifully decorated and had everything we needed."

Kemble & friends

"We loved Edenside House! It felt like a country house and yet it was 5 minutes walk into Kelso! Very cosy and comfortable and plenty of space. It must be lovely in the summer to take full advantage of the lovely garden. I would highly recommend it. Many thanks for your friendly and efficient service and thanks to the housekeeper too." 

Young Family

"We thought the house was lovely, very well equipped and immaculately clean."

Middleton Family

"Had great time. Edenside perfect for us. Sometimes wish we were not fishing as we don't use the house at all during the day time! The girls got more fish than the men so happy."

Webster family & friends

"What a privilege it was for my golfing friends and myself to be able to stay at Edenside House. We were blessed with wonderful weather and excellent golf courses. The location to the towns restaurants, bars and golf courses made Kelso a town we wish to visit again. I hope you found Edenside house after our stay in good order. Once again many thanks for the use of the house. Hopefully we can book again for the same time next year. PS The gardens were also very well maintained."

Mr Solley & friends

"We had a lovely week. The house is fabulous and met all our expectations. It's perfect for a group holiday and really well equipped - I don't think we had any complaints at all."

Craven family

"We had a VERY enjoyable time - the house ticked all the boxes for a family stay."

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Location In the town of Kelso.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome. Additional dogs may be considered on request.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Saturday during high season. Flexible out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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At 1.85 acres, the garden here is not so little! This is the ideal place for an afternoon barbecue, your morning coffee or even a spot of croquet. The little things we love...
"At 1.85 acres, the garden here is not so little! This is the ideal place for an afternoon barbecue, your morning coffee or even a spot of croquet."
Angie, Crabtree & Crabtree