The Bridge is a fresh, modern three bedroom town-house apartment located in the picturesque town of Kelso with shops, pubs and restaurants on the doorstep and just a gentle wander from the superb Abbey and nearby riverside walks.
Ideal for those seeking the benefits of town living, this smart apartment enjoys a fantastic position and will appeal to families or couples looking to take advantage of the many amenities offered by this thriving Border town.
The property sits on the first and second floor of a traditional property with a bright and welcoming sitting room, first floor single bedroom and a small but well equipped kitchen offering all the essentials required of holiday living. Upstairs on the second floor, are two well presented bedrooms (one double, one single) with a family bathroom.
There are pubs and restaurants right on the doorstep for socialising or eating-out and a short walk over the cobbled square will take you to some super independent shops as well as Scotland’s first micropub where you can experience its wonderfully old-fashioned ambience and perhaps sample one or two fine real ales before supper!
The property sits on the first and second floor overlooking Bridge Street and is accessed via a small rear courtyard:-
Sitting room with two large comfortable sofas, living flame electric fire, flatscreen TV with Freeview and Sky.
Compact kitchen with microwave, washing machine, gas hob, electric oven, and integrated fridge/freezer. A dryer is located in a separate storage cupboard. Please note that there is a small drop-leaf dining table but this will need to be transferred to the sitting room area as required to allow sufficient dining space for four.
Bedroom 1- bedroom with single bed and additional single bed stored beneath which can be configured to a twin or double if required. Wardrobe with drawer space and side table.
Bedroom 2 - double bedroom with fixed double bed, large wardrobe, side tables.
Bedroom 3 - single bedroom with 3' bed and wardrobe.
Bathroom - with shower unit, basin, and WC.
Wifi and mobile coverage
Free Wifi is provided. Mobile reception is generally good.
Bed linen and towels supplied.
Hair drier supplied.
Guest Toiletries provided.
The property is centrally heated throughout.
Living flame gas fire to the sitting room.
Babies and children
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
Regrettably the property is not suitable for dogs.
The property can be taken on a purely self-catered basis, or part or fully catered options are available including a homemade meal and wine delivery service.
The property has no private parking provision. Street parking during the hours of 9am-5pm is limited to two hours but there is a public car park nearby in Abbey Row which sits to the rear of the Queens Head Hotel directly opposite the property.
There is small courtyard to the rear of the property which is used as the main access point. There is no garden area connected to the property.
The property sits on the first and second floor overlooking Bridge Street and guest should consider that there may be some associated street noise as one would expect from a town centre property.
The property is strictly no-smoking.
The Bridge house in Kelso provided ideal lodgings for our family of 5. The house was clean, comfortable and contained everything we needed for a relaxing stay. Kelso town is a fantastic location with with some great pubs and restaurants, nice walks and lots of historical sites to visit including Floors castle. There are lots of options for day trips from here including Berwick upon Tweed and the stunning Northumbrian coast.
Kelso is a busy market town with a pretty Flemish style square and rich Georgian and Victorian architecture. You will find excellent local amenities here with plenty of pubs, restaurants and coffee stops to choose from as well as a fine range of independent shops where you are guaranteed a warm welcome. For provisions the town is served by two excellent butchers’ shops, a fishmonger, a super deli, and a number of bakeries, while two large supermarkets sit nearby for all of your holiday needs.
For dining-out, The Cobbles and Oscars Restaurant are both 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; Cafe U or the Terrace Cafe at Floors Castle. Alternatively why not indulge in a little bit of food heaven in the newly established Roux Restaurant at the nearby Roxburghe Hotel.
Activities and attractions
The apartment is available for short breaks as well as weekly lets, allowing guests to take advantage of the many events taking place across the area such as the regular National Hunt Race meets at Kelso Racecourse, the Floors Castle Horse Trials, the Massed Pipes and Drums, the Open Golf Championships at the Roxburghe, Antique Fairs at the Border Union Showground, or the fantastic Borders Book Festival or Walking Festival.
Floors Castle, the magnificent home of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe is just a twenty minute walk from the property where visitors can take a tour of the castle led by knowledgeable guides who will introduce you to the history of this exceptional residence and its priceless collection of fine art, tapestries and porcelain. Indulge in an afternoon cream tea at the Terrace Cafe, take a wander through the beautiful grounds of the estate and the pretty walled garden centre, followed perhaps by a visit to the stately homes of Manderston, Mellerstain, Paxton House or Abbotsford which are all within a half hour drive.
For outdoor sports, the town is synonymous with fishing, sitting on the confluence of the rivers Tweed and Teviot, and has several prime beats on the doorstep in addition to some excellent and reasonably priced fishing on the Teviot system. For golf enthusiasts, Kelso Golf Club is an attractive parkland course resting on the edge of the town while the sublime Roxburghe Championship Course sits just 3 miles from the property - recently voted 6th best course in Scotland by readers of the country’s best selling golf title.
The area has endless opportunities for walking and cycling with hundreds of miles of quiet country lanes, way-marked routes and forest trails to explore from short gentle meanders to long distance trails, taking in the outstanding scenery of the Cheviot Hills, the Pennine Way and Dere Street. The Borders Abbeys Way takes in the magnificent monastic ruins of Kelso Abbey, while the Kelso to Roxburgh circular is a scenic 3 hour walking route taking in historic sites of interest and plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities along the way.
For family friendly activities, Shedden Park has a play park, skate park and plenty of green open space for running around, while a swimming pool, fitness studio, gym, and tennis courts all sit just a five minute walk from the property. The town has an ice-rink which is open during the winter months for curling and skating, and a dance studio sits nearby with everything from hip-hop to jazz.
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 & Blues Festival, or simply a day-out exploring the exquisite historical architecture of this beautiful city.