Kersmains Farm Cottage
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is a wood burning stove with initial supply of logs provided, £5 per bag thereafter.
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.
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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!Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
"Everything was fine thanks. All very smooth. Cottage clean and well appointed."Airey family
"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
- Two dogs are welcome with a £25 charge per dog.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The charming touches added in by the owners which make the cottage feel homely and welcoming."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree