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Jedburgh 14 miles; Wooler 16 miles.
Kelso is a lovely tranquil Borders town at the meeting point of the Tweed and Teviot rivers, with a cobbled town square and streets, and an array of stunning Georgian buildings, and a wealth of gorgeous countryside around it. Take time out to visit Floors Castle, designed by William Adam, Mellerstain House, Kelso Abbey and the Kelso races. Mellerstain House is a stunning example of Georgian architecture at its finest. Designed by the architect William Adam and his son Robert in 1725, it is the residence of the 13th Earl of Haddington. The house is located within 80 acres of luscious rolling parkland and is in walking distance of Smailholm Tower, the ancestral home of Sir Walter Scott. Great fishing can be enjoyed on the Teviot, Tweed and Jed rivers and there are many excellent golf courses to choose from. Watch the spectacular and historic Common Ridings, held at Hawick, Selkirk, Langholm, Lauder and others, with long histories. The Borders also offer some superb walking and cycling, be it on the coast, over the breathtaking hillsides or amongst the enchanting Border forests. The towns of Coldstream, Jedburgh, Kirk Yetholm and Wooler are just a short drive away and are a joy to explore at leisure.
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Kelso 5 miles. A croft style, link detached Kelso cottage, in the rural hamlet of Lempitlaw, 5 miles from Kelso in the heart of the Scottish Borders countryside. This contemporary Kelso cottage has been designed and built to a high standard, and is perfect for relaxing breaks. This Kelso cottage also offers attractive accommodation with expansive open views from its hilltop location. The Kelso cottage sitting room has wonderful views over open farmland towards the Cheviot Hills to the south, and a woodburner for those chillier evenings. This Kelso holiday home also boasts a spacious double bedroom, an equally spacious twin upstairs and an attractive single bedroom on the ground floor. A large garden to the rear of this Kelso cottage allows you to dine outdoors enjoying the open south-facing views. With excellent walking, golf, horse riding and fishing nearby, as well as the many annual events of the historic Borders towns within easy reach, this is the perfect Kelso cottage to explore and enjoy this beautiful part of Scotland as well as the Northumberland coast.
Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with breakfast area. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
Full gas central heating, additional heating from woodburner in sitting room. Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine (in garage), dishwasher, colour TV with Freeview, DVD, CD player, books/games/DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack of fuel for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 3 cars inc. 1 garage space. Enclosed front garden overlooking village green and enclosed lawned rear garden with furniture, swing and far reaching views. One well-behaved dog welcome at no charge, £20 pw charge for second dog. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 5 miles.
Previous visitors' comments about The Barnekin:
Lovely area and the extremely high standard of the accommodation helped to make it memorable. Easy reach of several lovely border towns and coast. Very quiet and peaceful area surrounding The Barnekin. Extremely safe for children and pets. Contact with the owners was easy and they were extremely helpful and welcoming.
Mrs Mordue, Morpeth, June 2011