House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Claremont is a Victorian stone property with high ceilings and good sized rooms. Abbotsford Grove is a quiet area of the town yet only a 2 minute walk away from all the amenities offered by this picturesque market town.
It is an ideal base for fisherman, golfers, walkers, adventurers, shoppers, cyclists - indeed anyone who feels like a break in the historic Scottish borders. There is a gym close by.
Recently refurbished, Claremont is a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom property, with parking for 3 cars and a small front garden and rear courtyard.
The entrance hall leads to the spacious dining/living room (TV, Freeview, DVD etc) which includes a double sofa bed and a coal effect gas fire.
A spacious twin bedroom with en-suite shower room is also located on the ground floor.
The kitchen is fully equipped and the back door off the kitchen leads to a small rear courtyard which leads to the side garden. The courtyard can also be accessed by the rear gate which in turn gives easy access to one of the towns small supermarkets.
The entrance hall also gives access to the cellar.
The staircase off the hallway leads to the second floor off which are the two further bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin ) and the two bathrooms.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lindisfarne 48 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 82.35 km, Nearest railway: Berwick upon Tweed|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
Well behaved dogs are welcome although we stipulate that they must stay in the kitchen or the back courtyard and garden.
A large storage room is located to the side of the house for storing fishing rods, bikes, golf clubs etc and a large chest freezer is also located here for those anglers lucky enough t o catch a salmon!.
For an extra charge a part time housekeeper can come into Claremont most days to generally tidy up and clean . She is also responsible for the laundry and replacing bedding and towels etc at changeover. Linen, towels etc. are all provided and beds are made up before arrival.
|Further details outdoors|
Accessed directly off the kitchen a white painted private courtyard with plaster walls provides a continental feel with access doors to the rear.
The Scottish Borders region
The borders of Scotland with England was much fought over land till the mid 17th century - towns were sacked and rebuilt and most settlements were fortified. The magnificent abbeys at Melrose, Kelso, Dryburgh and Jedburgh were destroyed and repaired many times until the Reformation led to their final destruction.
As well as the English, the Border Reivers (powerful border families) fought amongst themselves and stole cattle. The rivers Tweed and Teviot are famous for salmon and trout fishing, and their waters used to drive the woollen mills (the Border towns are still famous for their textiles). If you are in the Borders during the summer, then try to see one of the Common Riding Festivals, unique spectacles. Riding is particularly popular here and there are plenty of riding centres offering pony-trekking.
On the Borders' coast, fishing and smuggling used to be the most important activities. St Abbs is a pretty village with narrow streets running steeply down to the harbour. It also has a lovely sandy beach. Eyemouth is a small seaside town with amazing cliffs and caves.
The Tweed Valley is a popular location for visitors to Scotland as it is a particularly beautiful part of the Borders. The River Tweed is one of the most famous salmon rivers in the world, and it meets with the Teviot at Kelso. Kelso has a fine Georgian square and Kelso Abbey, which is one of famous Borders' Abbeys. Nearby Floors Castle, is an Adam house and was added to by William Playfair. It has a magnificent collect of paintings, porcelain and tapestries, and is home of the Duke of Roxboroughe. Mellerstain is one of Scotland's finest Georgian mansions, with fabulous formal Italianate gardens.
Dryburgh Abbey, west of Kelso, is another of the Border abbeys founded by David I, and is a beautiful ruin. Melrose Abbey was perhaps the most beautiful of the four abbeys, and Robert the Bruce's heart is believed to be buried here. Melrose and Kelso are fine Border's towns and there is plenty to do and see locally.
Abbotsford House was home of Sir Walter Scott and was built by him - it is a mock Scots Baronial house and there is plenty of Walter Scott memorabilia on display. Selkirk is a good place to buy tweed and other woollen goods, as is Galashiels. Traquair House is particularly famous for the gates through which Bonnie Prince Charlie passed on his march to Derby - they were shut by the fifth Earl of Traquair who vowed they wouldn't be opened until a Stuart king ruled Scotland (and so they have never been opened again). The River Tweed also runs through Peebles, which is an old town with narrow streets and some fine buildings.
Roxborough and Jedburgh are in the Teviot Valley, which is particularly worth a visit if you are in Scotland for an autumn break as the colours are fabulous. Jedburgh Abbey is another dreamy ruin, which echoes with the ghosts of the past. Hawick is another well known Scottish borders' town and is famous for its Rugby Sevens.
The Border region of Scotland is a fascinating place for a holiday - there is a wealth of historical sights and abbeys, set amidst fabulous scenery.
Kelso lies at the meeting point of the Tweed and Teviot rivers and is one of the most attractive and
unspoiled towns in the Borders. Notable features are the 12th Century Abbey, the Flemish style cobbled
square, Floors Castle and the old bridge across the Tweed. The town has good sporting facilities and
many quality shops.
The area has much to offer those interested in country pursuits with fishing on the
Tweed and is an increasingly sought after location within the Borders. Located just over the Border in Scotland, Kelso is 1 hours drive from the A1 north of Newcastle and South West of Berwick upon Tweed. Many east coasts trains stop at Berwick station which is 30 minutes by road (taxi or hire car) from Kelso. It is also approximately 1 hour by road from Edinburgh airport.
Sir Walter Scott called Kelso the 'most beautiful, if not the most romantic' town in Scotland. Kelso currently has a population of just over 6000. It has many great shops (traditional & modern) varying from delicatessens through to countryware, supermarkets etc. You can virtually buy anything you need in Kelso and it’s a great place to shop for unusual gifts. There is a gym close by. Kelso also has a number of good eating places and takeaways as well as a surfeit of good pubs. The historic Ednam House Hotel, just 2 minutes from Claremont is worth a visit, particularly if you are a fisherman as it is steeped in salmon fishing history.
Kelso also has 2, 18 hole golf courses, an ice rink, rugby, cricket and football clubs, as well as one of the oldest and friendliest race courses in the UK. More information on what’s going on in and around Kelso can be found at the following website:
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9 Jan 2014
"Beautiful, spacious, well equipped house on a quiet road, seconds from Kelso town centre"
A group of four of us stayed at Claremont whilst on a fishing trip on the Teviot at the beginning of Autumn 2013. We were so pleased to be out of London for the weekend and Claremont was so clean, spa… More
12 Jun 2012
"Fabulous house and really relaxing holiday"
Claremont is a lovely house within minutes of Kelso centre. It is a lovely family home with all the facilities you would expect - and more! Very quiet with a nice private garden and courtyard.
Kelso itself is lovely with lots of nice shops, pubs and restaurants - I particularly recommend The Cobbles. The splendid Floors Castle is located at the other end of town - about 20 mins walk from the house - so it is great walking country even if you don't want to get into the car.
There are some fabulous places to visit if you want to venture further afield - I recommend Bowhill House and the coastal path from Eyemouth to St Abbs.
Overall, a fantastic place to spend some peaceful time with family and friends. I would highly recommend it.
25 Apr 2012
"Superb Accommodation with easy access to all of The Borders"
Splendid house; great fittings and very clean. On site car parking and a Lidl Store adjacent. Go and vist Wylie The Butchers in the town centre for great meat!
17 Apr 2012
"A charming , spacious and very well equiped house in a quiet established part of the famous border town of Kelso"
I have stayed many time in this most attractive house mainly with friends that share the same pasion for fishing for salmon on the nearby River Tweed. The house has plenty of space with very well appo… More
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