Kelso, Scottish Borders
The Bridge is a modern apartment set in the charming Scottish Borders town of Kelso, with the advantage of having easy access to all of the town’s amenities as well as wonderful countryside to explore all around.
|Sleeps: 4/5||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
The bright and sunny sitting room is always the central gathering point for guests with an electric flame effect fire that keeps it cosy and a handy dining table and chairs that fold neatly away when not in use. You can see Kelso Abbey from the sitting room window and there is also a contemporary kitchen and neat single bedroom (with additional pull out bed) on this level.
Stairs (fairly steep) then lead upstairs where there are is an inviting double bedroom and a further single bedroom that both have slightly coombed ceilings and share a modern shower room.
Outside stairs lead up from a courtyard to the apartment that is set out on the first and second floors of the building. There is parking just down the road in the cobbled town square or in the car park behind the Abbey, both of which are in easy walking distance.
It is barely a minutes’ walk to the famous 12th century Kelso Abbey that stands proudly with much of its original architecture still intact.
It is one of four in the area and the others at Jedburgh (11 miles), Melrose (14.5 miles) and Dryburgh (11 miles) are all easily reachable. The Borders Abbeys Way walking route takes in all four and is just one of the many walks/cycle routes spread out across the region.
The nearby Rennie Bridge that spans the beautiful River Tweed dates all the way back to 1803 when it was designed by the famous civil engineer John Rennie. It is actually a smaller scale version of the Waterloo bridge that was later built in London and when that bridge was finally dismantled, Kelso was gifted with two of the lamps from it that stand at the end of the bridge to this day.
A second bridge, Hunter’s Bridge, was opened in 1998 and there is a lovely circular walk (2 ½ miles long) that takes in both bridges and the Millennium Viewpoint where there is a wonderful expansive view out over the town and River Tweed.
The Tweed is well known for its fishing with salmon, sea trout, brown trout and grayling being caught there. In fact, the river has more fish ‘caught to the fly’ than any other river in Britain! It is a very picturesque place to fish and there is a particularly good spot at ‘The Junction’ where the River Tweed and River Teviot merge.
There is a small supermarket just a short walk from the apartment and you are well placed for other shops, with a butcher nearby and plenty of shops, bakeries and cafés off the square. Kelso also has a good range of pubs and restaurants to choose from should you fancy going out for lunch or an evening meal.
Every summer each of the towns in the Scottish Borders hold a special week of celebration and if you visit Kelso in mid-July you may well catch some of the festivities during its Civic Week. There is a programme of different events around the town with parades of pipers and traditional dancers and impressive ride outs where hundreds of horse riders ride through the town and head off out into the countryside with spectators cheering them on along the route.
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Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting/dining room with TV/DVD
Kitchen with gas hob and electric oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave, etc
Single bedroom (with additional pull out bed).
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save 15% - Half Term 2017 From 14/10/2017 to 20/10/2017
- Save 15% - Half Term 2017 From 21/10/2017 to 27/10/2017
- Book now - Christmas 2017! From 20/12/2017 to 23/12/2017
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Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£450.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£345.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£545.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£545.00|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||POA|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||POA|
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|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||POA|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||POA|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.