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2 Abbey Row

(Ref. 1089523)

Kelso, Scottish Borders Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "This was a beautiful property in the heart of Kelso."

    Clean, warm and comfortable and the host was very communicative, answering all our questions promptly. Highly recommend this holiday property.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay at 2 Abbey Row."

    Contact from Karen prier to our stay & the information she gave was excellent. It became apparent that we had stayed at Karen's previous property in 2019 so we knew it would be excellent & we certainly were not disappointed . The apartment is beautifully decorated & very spacious. It has everything you need for an extremely comfortable & relaxing stay. Also exceptionally clean. The bed was very comfortable and there is a lovely view of the Abbey from the bedroom window. We had no problemin parking the car very close by. The apartment is very well positioned in Kelso to reach all its amenities & for exploring the surrounding areas.. Karen left a lovely welcome basket for arrival l. We would highly recommend 2 Abbey Row and hope to revisit in the future. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fantastic property."

    Communication with Karen was perfect. Cannot fault a thing.

    Thank you for your kind feedback James Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very clean and spacious flat and central location."

    Thank you Janet for your kind feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Oct 2023

  • "This is a beautifully presented house with everything you need."

    The host kept in touch to make sure everything was in order. There are a few steps to the property so not good for anyone with mobility issues. Lovely welcome gift, delightful toiletries and spotlessly clean. Kelso has some good places to eat, a great shoe shop that between us we bought 5 pairs of shoes/boots

    Thank you for your kind feedback Alyson, Im sure the shoe shop was pleased to see you all :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alyson5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely prefect apartment for exploring Kelso and the surrounding area."

    Luxurious beautifully appointed spotlessly clean and a charming host. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback Wendy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Stunning apartment in a perfect location."

    Highly recommend.

    Thank you for your kind feedback Deborah. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were very pleased with 2Abbey Row."

    Spotlessly clean , very comfy beds, everything we needed was provided, we can’t fault it at all. We did appreciate the owner keeping in contact to check that we were ok. We liked Kelso very much so if we are ever back we will definitely be at No 2.

    Thank you for your kind feedback Margaret, hopefully we can welcome you back one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2023

  • "This property is immaculate."

    All fittings and furnishings are top quality. It has everything you could need. Just a few hundred yards from Kelso main square, the river and numerous shops. The Abbey ruins are just across the road where there is access to the well maintained gardens. Would not hesitate in recommending.

    Thank you Roy for your kind feedback, its much appreciated. Pleased you enjoyed our apartment and the surrounding area. Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Sep 2023

  • "The accommodation was wonderful."

    Very clean. Comfortable beds and a welcome basket of goodies on our arrival. The owner was in touch to make sure everything was ok and was very friendly. The furnishings were lovely and very cosy. Everything had been well thought out and there was everything you could possibly need. Two great bathrooms, fantastic showers and a useful utility room. Dishwasher and well stocked kitchen with everything you might need. Can't recommend highly enough.

    Thank you Wendy for your lovely review! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2023

  • "A fabulous property in a fantastic location, round the corner from the shops and bars of Kelso."

    A perfect home from home, it was pristinely clean, well furnished, well decorated and so comfortable! Karen was a brilliant host providing excellent communication about our stay. She gave us advance warning of rideout events, and we were able to watch the pipe band and horses from our window. Although there is no private parking, there is a public car park very close by.

    Thank you very much Lesley, so glad you enjoyed the apartment and your time in Kelso. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2023

  • "A really lovely apartment."

    The location is perfect for the shops,restaurants etc and for touring the Scottish Borders lovely towns. Third time stay ' Excellent '

    Very much appreciate your bookings and kind words. Top Guests Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely apt."

    Karen, the owner, checked with us to see if we needed anything and that everything was in order. the property was spotless and well maintained. Highly recommended.

    Thank you so much Yvonne - very much appreciate your kind review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent place to stay, very well appointed and maintained, owner very helpful and friendly."

    Nice town with all facilities.

    Thank you Phil - so glad you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful apartment in very convenient and attractive location."

    Owner very helpful and attentive. Can’t fault the property and would happily stay again.

    Thank you Sarah, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a great stay in this spotless and well equipped property."

    The host was excellent and very responsive. Thank you!

    Thank you - so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Apr 2023

  • "Another enjoyable stay in this fabulous apartment."

    It ticks all the boxes. Great location in the borders and easy access to great walks. Always a warm welcome from the owner. Looking forward to our next stay already!

    Thank you so much Hazel, lovely to meet you and look forward to your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely property situated in a beautiful part of the Scottish Borders."

    Karen was extremely welcoming and very helpful. There is so much more to do in the surrounding areas that I'm sure we will be booking to stay at 2 Abbey Row again in the near future.

    So lovely to hear, thank you. Hopefully you will return soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marnie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very spacious and well equipped apartment."

    Perfectly located to explore lots of places in the Scottish Borders. Owner was very helpful and sent lots of useful information before our date of arrival and also checked that everything was OK during our stay. There was some vehicle noise due to the cobbled road outside but didn't disturb us too much.

    Many thanks for your kind feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic place to stay."

    Can't imagine any other property in Kelso could better this place. Karen the host was excellent.

    Many thanks for your kind feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Feb 2023

  • "A wonderful convenient apartment right in the heart of Kelso."

    Fixtures and fittings all to a very high standard.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at 2 Abbey Row."

    The apartment is beautifully furnished with lots of interesting accessories. The property is well maintained and was spotlessly clean on our arrival. A welcome basket of goodies was a lovely surprise. Beds very comfortable and plenty of hot water for showers. Well positioned within Kelso and east parking nearby.

    Thank you Fiona for your kind feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Feb 2023

  • "A very comfortable and well equipped apartment."

    Everything was of a high standard and there was a generous welcome pack. The apartment is well located with a free car park only a couple of minutes away. Would highly recommend 2 Abbey Row.

    Thank you Sian for your kind feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Feb 2023

  • "The whole experience from Accommodation to location was fantastic."

    The town provided us with our needs for the week and the homeowners Had the Accommodation perfect, I would without hesitation recommend the the experience to family and friends. I would gladly book the holiday again. Kind regards The Sneddon Family .

    Thank you for your kind feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay - hopefully you will return one day. Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Jan 2023

  • "This was an amazing property as a family who had had a really stressful few weeks before arrival it was the best stress buster ever ."

    You felt the warmth and calmness the minute you walked through the door and you could see the effort the owner had put in to make your stay a memorable one . The cleanliness of the apartment was second to none everywhere was immaculate. You didn’t have to go far to stock up and the locals were really friendly and would answer all your questions and you also had Karen who kept in regular contact to make sure everything was going well . The only downside was having to come home , very tempted to squat . The Bruce Family

    Thank you so much for your feedback. Im glad your stay helped a little to destress over Xmas. Hope all is ok with you and the family x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Dec 2022

  • "The flat was beautifully decorated, comfortable and clean."

    It was well equipped and we look forward to staying again. Owner extremely helpful

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We would be delighted if you returned for another visit. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Dec 2022

  • "A beautiful well furnished clean property with great support and communication for our stay"

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback. Delighted you were happy with everything. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2022

  • "Very well appointed, can not fault anything."

    Warm, comfortable, homely and all amenities on your doorstep. Will definitely return when in the area and will highly recommend to friends and family.

    Thank you so much for your kind review Sandra, glad you enjoyed your stay :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent holiday accommodation!"

    . The property is in a ideal location for shops etc and walks along the river Tweed. The apartment is nicely furnished, very comfortable and clean. Would definitely recommend staying here. A gem!!.

    Thank you so much for your kind review David, glad you enjoyed both your stays in 2 Abbey Row! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic apartment beautifully appointed and furnished with everything you ..."

    Fantastic apartment beautifully appointed and furnished with everything you needed for a great relaxing break in Kelso and the Scottish Borders

    Thank you very much for your kind review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic property, finished to a really high standard in a central and convenient location."

    Only downside is the traffic noise from the busy thoroughfare outside which affected our sleep.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, delighted you enjoyed your stay. Unfortunately the character of the lovely cobbles does generate a little more noise than normal in a town, we do have double glazing as well as working shutters in the bedrooms which we hope helped. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wonderful accommodation everything you could possibly need was there and more Karen's welcome pack was a lovely touch."

    We will definitely return.

    Thank you very much for your lovely review! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was absolutely amazing."

    Beautifully decorated, clean & comfortable, lots of extras & attention to detail. It has a lovely wee courtyard with seating & central location & free car park close by was also a huge bonus. The owner was very attentive & helpful & left us a very nice welcome pack.

    Thank you so much Lorraine, sorry I never got to see you but hopefully next time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a Wonderful stay at 2 Abbey Row, the house was immaculate and beautifully styled the pictures don't do it justice."

    Everything was there that you needed and all of a very high quality. Kelso itself is a very busy little market town with everything you could need on your doorstep we couldnt fault the whole experience !

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback, we are delighted your enjoyed your stay. It was lovely to meet you and hopefully see you again sometime. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Aug 2022

  • "2 Abbey Row is abeautiful apartment."

    . It is spotlessly clean. The rooms are spacious with nicely presented decor.. The beds were very comfortable (like being at home). The kitchen was modern and well equipped with everything you need. This property is well positioned for all local amenities and riverside walks. We would highly recommend this property. 5Star.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback, so pleased you enjoyed your stay - hopefully you will return one day. Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent apartment,spacious and well furnished and in a prime location in heart of kelso."

    Super host Karen

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback. Delighted you enjoyed it. Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful flat and very central."

    Really well equipped - truly a home from home. No problems with the parking (always plenty of space) and really handy location to just walk and explore around Kelso. Karen could not have been more helpful throughout the stay.

    Thank you so much for your kind review, so pleased you enjoyed your holiday - even in that heat! Thank you again for watering the plants! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2022

  • "This apartment is the perfect location for a trip to the borders."

    It’s great to stay somewhere where pubs and shops are walkable so you don’t always need the car. Attention to detail was great, even down to the private seating area in the courtyard. Communication from the owner was good and the apartment had everything we needed…and more!

    Thank you Martine and family for your kind review. We love the location of the apartment and are so pleased you enjoyed it. There are not many courtyards with a view like that! Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Was beautiful so comfortable spacious the owners have thought of everything to ..."

    Was beautiful so comfortable spacious the owners have thought of everything to make our stay perfect and the welcome pack was so nice thank you

    Thank you so much for your kind review Caroline, we are so pleased you enjoyed our property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2022

  • "The apartment was spacious and beautifully decorated."

    There was everything you could possibly need at hand. Nothing was overlooked! What struck us was how immaculate it was and the owners left us a goody basket as well . Such a beautiful setting as well for being in the city and two minutes to the countryside. A wonderful experience. Owner was very attentive. Highly recommend you to use this one!

    HI Gillian, I very much appreciate your kind feedback and am glad your stay was enjoyable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2022

  • "An absolute gem of a holiday property, spotlessly clean, comfortable, tastefully furnished."

    Comprehensive bits and pieces to start you off (bin bags, dishwasher tablets etc) and a generous welcome basket. Wish we had stayed longer than our short break. Excellent base for touring the borders.

    Thank you Ruth, hopefully you can get away for longer next time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2022

  • "This is a stunning home of an exceptional high standard."

    Spotlessly clean, interior design is wonderful. Fully fitted kitchen should you wish to cook. Excellent central location in the heart of Kelso. Welcome pack from the owner was a nice surprise. Would certainly recommend a stay in this property you will not be disappointed.

    Thank you so much for your feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Russell5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely holiday, fantastic Flat with all facilities around you would definitely ..."

    A lovely holiday, fantastic Flat with all facilities around you would definitely book here again, well done to the owners who have put a lot of effort into getting it right

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Apr 2022

  • "A real "home from home" right in the heart of Kelso."

    The property is very well appointed with views of the Abbey and one of the main streets. It has all the creature comforts you would expect, including excellent WiFi. A really good base for exploring the area.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback, it means the world that you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Noel5.0Apr 2022

  • "I can honestly say this is the best holiday accommodation i have ever stayed in."

    Everything is outstanding and of a high standard. Loved the information folder, really helped alot. Would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone looking for a touch of luxury, relaxed paced break away. We came with our children 9 and 15 whom both loved it too. The owner is lovely and easy to contact. Best holiday in a while.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic accommodation, really enjoyed the stay."

    Everything was perfect with great touches and real comfort. I cannot fault anything and would definately stay again with no hesitation. Thank you.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback. Delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2022

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with underfloor heating and bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with electric fire
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating with electric flame effect fire
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi, Netflix, USB sockets in most rooms
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-street parking, or in free car park 100 meters away
  • Shared front courtyard (with one other property), with patio and furniture
  • Shed in courtyard with padlock for bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The private entrance to property has a set of stairs leading up to the property which may not be suitable for those less mobile; Once inside the property there is a step up in both bathroom and shower room, please take care - Otherwise, it is all on one level and easily accessible
  • Please note: the property has a minimum stay of 2 nights

The property

Tucked away in the historic town of Kelso, Scottish Borders, is this fantastic three-bedroom, first-floor apartment, 2 Abbey Row.

Boasting a central location opposite the magnificent Kelso Abbey and a stylish interior adorned with contemporary furnishings, 2 Abbey Row is a superb dwelling for a group or family of six who are seeking a truly unique home-from-home for their getaway to Scotland.

Be welcomed into the spacious open-plan living area, where you can look forward to conjuring up delicious feasts for your loved ones in the well-equipped kitchen, ready to enjoy at the dining table for six.

After a hearty meal, why not savour the last of the day’s sunshine out on the shared front courtyard where you can make plans for the days ahead with the stunning backdrop of Kelso Abbey.

As the evening grows darker, retreat to the plush seating in the sitting room, where you can watch your favourite film on the Smart TV in the warming glow of the electric fire.

Within the apartment you will also find a handy utility space housing a washer/dryer.

Wash away the day with an indulgent soak in the bath or refresh with a shower, before choosing from three well-appointed bedrooms to catch your rest in, two king-size, one of which looks out towards the abbey, and a twin, both with plenty of storage for your belongings.

Explore the idyllic town, well-known for its cobbled streets and captivating Georgian buildings, where you can wander along the River Tweed to find a wonderful selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes, including the Queens Head which is right on your doorstep!

Budding historians will not want to miss the opportunity to take a tour of the 12th-century neighbouring abbey, as well as the remarkable 18th-century Floors Castle which enjoys grand furnishings and tapestries.

Other activities within the town include the excellent Kelso Golf Club, the Kelso Racecourse and the Castle Park which looks out over towards Roxburgh Castle.

Be sure to make the drive over to the impressive 18th-century Mellerstein House & Gardens, which boasts Italianate terracing, expansive parklands and a lake.

Venture over to Jedburgh, where you can continue your historical adventures with a stop at the exceptional 12th-century Jedburgh Abbey, the Jedburgh Castle Jail and Ferniehirst Castle.

There is so much to see and do with a stay at 2 Abbey Row.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

KELSO

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, a very prominent Stately Home with restaurants and gardens, designed by William Adam. Also close by are 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 Kelso, 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.

Note: the property has a minimum stay of 2 nights

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas