House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Our rooms are recently refurbished with individually designed en suite facilities. Most of our furnishings are antique and are chosen to reflect the original style of this Georgian riverside house. Each room is named after the river or one of it's tributaries. All rooms are equipped with TV, DVD and CD/Radio alarms.
Up to ten people can sit around the oak dining table in front of the period marble fireplace.
We accept dogs on the understanding that no dogs go on the furniture and that owners pick up after their dogs.
If required we can staff and cater the property for an additional fee.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Coldingham 40 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 60 km, Nearest railway: Berwick upon Tweed 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Duncan House was set up as a bed and breakfast property and is still run as such at certain times of the year. All five rooms are en-suite and contain the usual facilities. Each is equipped with TV, DVD, CD and radio clock alarm. Bathing is a varied experience bathrooms vary from a standard shower to a freestanding roll-top bath. In between there is a showering bath and even a shower built for two!
There is an open fire in the dining room and a further fire in the snug. Off the kitchen there is a large porch/sun room. Outside is a summerhouse facing up the river towards Floors Castle, a perfect venue for an evening gin and tonic.
|Further details outdoors|
Duck, geese, swans, and herons are permanent residents on the river outside our windows. We also see kingfishers, oystercatchers and plovers in season. We now see otters outside the house in periods of higher water. In between us and the river is 'The Cobby', a narrow strip of land making a riverside park and walk.
The Scottish Borders region
The Cheviot Hills and the unspoilt Berwickshire coast provide wonderful opportunities for both walking and just enjoying a quiet time whilst the drive across the tidal causeway to Holy Island makes a unique experience if combined with a visit to Lindisfarne Castle and Priory.
A network of cycle ways fills the valley and surrounding area and provides an opportunity to explore the area without an impact on the environment. If you choose this means of transport it is worth noting that there is a well stocked cycle shop in Kelso and a cycle hire shop (including tandems) in Jedburgh.
The river Tweed and it's tributaries enjoy worldwide renown for the quality of the fishing for salmon, trout and grayling. Some of the fishing is very expensive and inaccessible, much of it is within the reach of the visitor and can be enjoyed by all. There is even free fishing on the town water just outside the windows of Duncan House.
If you need help or advice we can arrange the services of Eoin Fairgrieve as a casting instructor and guide. We can also arrange the services of other local guides.
Fishing tackle may be bought or hired from shops in Kelsoor St Boswells. Our riverbank picnic lunch baskets are gaining a reputation and have recently been the envy of several fishing huts.
There are many golf courses in the area from the charming 9 hole riverside course at St Boswells to the course in Kelso located on the racecourse and the links courses on the coast. The new Roxburgh course is only a short distance out of town. A 'Freedom of the Fairways' passport gives you access to 21 golf courses in the area at fantastic prices
Kelso also offers horse riding, swimming, curling and National Hunt racing in the respective seasons.
The sea bird sanctuaries of the Farne Islands and St. Abbs head are well worth a visit. There is an abundance of wild life to be discovered along the banks of the Tweed and it's tributaries. Otters flourish in the clear waters while dippers forage for insect lavae by diving beneath the swift streams. Aquatic life abounds, supporting a huge run of salmon which begin entering the Tweed in the early Spring with the main run of fish reaching a climax in the Autumn. The salmon provide a major source of income for the valley and surrounding areas, the Tweed being one of the four major salmon fisheries in the country.
Kelso is situated at the confluence of the Tweed and Teviot rivers and is the site of the 12th century Abbey. The cobbled town square has a Flemish feel to it unique to the Scottish Borders.
Situated on the outskirts of Kelso and open to the public, Floors Castle is the home of the Duke of Roxburgh. It provides a worthy experience for more than just a rainy day. The are many other country houses within a short drive including Manderston, Paxton House, and Traquair House. It is but a short drive to the historic fortified town walls of Berwick. Edinburgh is an hour away by car.
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8 Apr 2013
amazing views would like to stay longer.all our family stayed in the house it was excellent spotleess clean we all felt at home and welcome went to a cafe called carolines in square and had a excellen… More
29 Sep 2012
"Nicht nur "fisherman´s friend""
Duncun House ist bekannt unter Anglern, die im River Tweed nach Lachsen angeln. Während unseres Aufenthalts (knappe Woche) waren alle anderen Zimmer von Lachsanglern belegt und das morgendliche Früh… More
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