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Duncan House House

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Description from owner

Description

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.

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

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.

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.

Location description from owner

The Scotland 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 pricesKelso 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

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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Key Info

  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 4 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds
  • 5 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the owner

Jeff S
Response rate:
70%
Calendar updated:
26 Jun 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French


This House has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and sleeps 12. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 Oct 2006. Located in Scottish Borders, it has 2 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £2200.

The Owner has a response rate of 70% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 Jun 2016.

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