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Millsyde

Kelso, Scottish Borders

Offering the best of both worlds, newly-converted Millsyde nestles amongst rolling farmland in a peaceful, secluded position, yet is only three miles from the charming market town of Kelso.

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Overview

Offering the best of both worlds, Millsyde nestles amongst rolling farmland in a peaceful, secluded position, yet is only three miles from the charming market town of Kelso.

Three miles from the charming market town of Kelso

Inside, the accommodation is light, spacious and beautifully presented, in a relaxed country style. The superb, Shaker-style kitchen is a cook's delight, well-equipped with all the latest kitchen wizardry. There is ample entertaining space, with a more formal drawing room, in addition to the delightful, convivial open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area.

The pretty bedrooms offer lovely views over farmland, with top quality mattresses and sumptuous feather duvet and pillows for a restful night's sleep.

Comfortable and cosy throughout the year, the house is tucked up in deep layers of wool loft insulation, keeping in the warmth from the under-floor and central heating. Solar panels help to heat the water.

Property details

Ground floor

Large entrance hall.

Fabulous open-plan kitchen, dining area and sitting area comprising:

Kitchen with range cooker with 5 ring induction hob, two ovens, heating drawer and grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, docking station and walk-in pantry. 

Dining area (seats 6) and sitting area with TV, DVD player and board games .

Drawing room with wood burning stove, TV and DVD player.

Cloakroom with WC and basin.

Utility room with washing machine, dryer, pulley, microwave and ample storage.

Bedroom one with 5' king size bed.

En-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be set up as a 6' super king double or 3' twins as preferred.

Bedroom three with zip and link beds which can be set up as a 6' super king double or 3' twins as preferred.

Family bathroom with double ended bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Outside

The house sits within a large, private garden with plenty of space for children to play. The entrance hall leads to a terrace with outside dining space for 8 guests. A barbecue is not provided. There is a small secluded evening sitting area to the rear of the house which faces west for the last of the day's sun.

Accessed separately from the house is a boot room ideal for storing outdoor kit and double garage with table tennis.

Guests are welcome to walk on the surrounding farmland which belongs to the owners.

Parking

There is ample private parking to the side of the house.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are not available.

Dogs

Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at Millsyde for a fee of £20 per dog. Dogs must be kept off the furniture and out of the bedrooms.

Guest amenities

All guests are provided with sumptuous feather pillows and duvets, top quality bed linen and towels.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is provided. There is adequate mobile reception on most networks. A landline telephone is provided and guests are asked to contribute to the cost of any calls via the honesty box.

Heating

Millsyde has oil central heating in addition to the underfloor heating and wood burner in the lounge. Millsyde also benefits from solar panels.

Location

The house sits in a remarkably peaceful position on the owner's farm at Hendersyde, where one can spot a host of wildlife including deer, barn owls and otter. There are fabulous walks across the farm, between the woods and by the waterside. The murmur of the Eden Water can sometimes be heard from the house, as it makes its way to join the River Tweed downstream from Kelso.

The historic town of Kelso lying at the junction of the Rivers Tweed and Teviot 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, a monthly farmer's market and a good selection of lively pubs and restaurants. A vibrant range of events can also be enjoyed at Floors Castle, The Border Union Show Ground and Kelso National Hunt Race Course.

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 - Hendersyde, Rutherford, Makerstoun, Upper and Lower Floors, Junction and Hendersyde are all within east reach 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 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 (5 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.

For sightseeing, the grand stately homes and castles of Floors, MellerstainManderstonAbbotsford and Thirlestaneare 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.

Our local events and festivals provide the perfect excuse for short breaks or 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.

 

Children and families

Children and families

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

"We all enjoyed another fabulous holiday in the borders. Once again your company provided excellent service. Millsyde is definitely the best yet of the cottages we've booked with you, everything we could possibly need and more, with very friendly welcome from the owner. Being surrounded by fields was fantastic with the dogs and for the peace and quiet. We will definitely be booking with you again as soon as we can!"

Mrs Hepworth-Smith

"My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Millsyde. The cottage is spacious and comfortable in an idyllic setting and everything about it oozes taste and the very best quality. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything that one could possibly need. The “Welcome Pack” was very generous with the essentials of tea, coffee, milk etc and a bottle of wine and huge quantity of fruit. The owner greeted us very warmly and had thoughtfully boiled the kettle to enable us to make a drink on arrival and had made us the most delicious rock cakes. We hope to return to Millsyde at some time in the future but appreciate that we would have to book well in advance to secure this wonderful property. We can only add that if it was for sale we would buy it!"

Turner family

"Millsyde was amazing. We had such a good time and would highly recommend. The cottage is of such a high standard and has everything you could need, very well equipped and extremely cosy. The owner is just lovely and very accommodating. The layout works so well and the kitchen is amazing, such a brilliant space to sit and chat and all be together. Great weekend!"

Forster family

"An absolutely beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings. The cottage is finished to a very high standard and is faultless. We stayed with two of our grandchildren who absolutely loved the cottage and the gardens which are lovely. It is a great base for exploring the borders region and a very relaxing place after a hard days walk. The owner was very attentive and the welcome pack she left was excellent (especially the gorgeous rock cakes!), a truly 5* experience all round."

Franklin family
Location Rural - 2 miles from Kelso.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £20 per dog.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday during high season. Flexible out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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Taking time to cook and socialise together in the spacious, well equipped kitchen area. The little things we love...
"Taking time to cook and socialise together in the spacious, well equipped kitchen area."
Emma, Crabtree & Crabtree