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The Old Smithy, Kelso, 3 beds, 2 baths, sleeps 6 + 2 (bed settee in lounge area) – Home 201585 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

The Old Smithy, Kelso, 3 beds, 2 baths, sleeps 6 + 2 (bed settee in lounge area) – Home 201585

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 28 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite


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

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Getting around

There is a bus stop across the road from The Old Smithy which will take you into Kelso (2 miles away) from Kelso there are numerous buses to get you around the Borders. Tweedbank Train station is approx. 17 miles away. You will be able to get the train to Edinburgh from this station which takes approx. 50 minutes.

Interaction with guest

I live in the cottage opposite The Old Smithy, so I will be here to greet you when you arrive and show you round the property. I am always available if you need me for anything during your stay with us. If you would like me to reserve a restaurant etc for you before you arrive, I am more than happy to help.


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £50.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Gail C.
Average reply time:
1 hour 30 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
18 Mar 2018
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 20 Jan 2012. Located in Scottish Borders, it has 28 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £400 to £1110.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Mar 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 28 reviews Excellent
28 reviews

Very Good

“Definite Wow Factor”

Reviewed 1 Feb 2018

Fantastic cottage with everything you could need for a lovely break. Decor is amazing and owners really friendly with guests and pets. Just far enough away from Kelso to make a nice walk into the town. Will definitely stay again.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for the fantastic review, I am so pleased that you had s lovely stay and loved our new decor. Thank you for your booking in April, look forward to seeing you again. Gail


Reviewed 10 Sep 2017

We had a lovely stay at The Old Smithy, spotless clean, very well equipped, very comfortable. Gail was most helpful and had lots of advice and local information. We will be recommending this cottage to family and friends.

Owner's reply: Dear Sandra, David and Frances. Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are added our little extra touches so hope to see you and your friends and family visit us in the future, Regards Gail

“Excellent holiday Cottage”

Reviewed 19 Oct 2014

The Old Smithy is a superb holiday cottage. As it is all on one level, it is ideal for less abled people. The kitchen is very well equipped, the sitting room is large and has deep leather sofas, the bedrooms are spacious and have lovely comfortable beds It is in a pleasant setting with a stream at the bottom of the garden. The village of Ednam is only two miles from the town of Kelso (Bus stop is just across the road) and is a perfect base for visiting other border towns.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review, and we hope to see you back again soon, kind regards, Susan


Reviewed 16 Sep 2014

Myself, my husband, our two young children and my mother and father stayed at The Old Smithy in August and had a fantastic time. It is an ideal location for getting out and about in Scotland. I couldn't recommend it enough! It's kept very clean and has clearly been refurbished to a high standard. It has everything you need, we found ourselves staying in for more evening meals than going out as it was such a nice place to be. The kitchen area is lovely and big and clean and the lounge area is so comfortable. Our children have already asked if we can go back!!

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind review and we are pleased that you loved our cottage and it lived up to your expectations in our luxury accommodation, we look forward to your return. Thank you, Susan

“Excellent location and property”

Reviewed 30 Apr 2014

The property is next to a small river in a small village but is also only a 5 minute drive from Kelso and Sainsburys. The cottage is lovely with everything you could need. The living space is particularly impressive with high ceilings and high end kitchen equipment. Would definitely recommend staying here.

Owner's reply: Hi thank you for taking the time to review our cottages and we are please you enjoyed your stay and that you found that they were well equipped. We look forward to your return. Thank you

“Super cottage with all mod cons”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2013

Beautifully renovated cottage with great kitchen, nice furniture and big garden. Several golf courses nearby. Fine restaurants in nearby Kelso.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your nice review of our cottage, we are very pleased that you liked the cottage and that you had a great time here in Kelso. Hope you will return again sometime. Thanks

“Comfortable cottage, convenient for Scottish Borders”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2013

A clean, tidy, comfortable and well equipped cottage in a pleasant situation with a stream and bridge at the bottom of the garden. It is central for visiting stately homes, abbeys and gardens in the Scottish Borders and conveniently close to Kelso with shops and a large supermarket.

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on our property and we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thanks once again

“comfortable,very spacious and well equipped”

Reviewed 11 Jul 2013

we have family links to kelso , so have visited the borders on many occasions .we have only just found the old smithy on the internet .we found it to be very spacious and comfortable,also very convienient for all the local historical attractions,and within easy driving distance of the coast and edinburgh .we would happily stay here again and have no hesitation in recommending it to others

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Hope to see you again.

“Excellent experience”

Reviewed 27 Jun 2013

This cottage has been converted and finished to a very high standard. It is bright, spacious and comfortable in all aspects. The location is very near to Kelso (a small town with very few "chain" shops) yet enjoys the quietness of the countryside. There are many interesting places to visit and is within half an hour's drive of the Border Abbeys and other small towns. The coast is about forty minutes away. We would have no hesitation in returning to the cottage or recommending it to friends.

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for taking the time to review our cottage, we hope to see you back again sometime. Kind regards

“Great and exactly as described”

Reviewed 25 Oct 2012

We stayed for the weekend and it was home away from home. Well equipped and furnished. It was perfect for what we needed which was a base to attend a nearby family wedding.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind remarks, yes the cottages are idealy siuated for Kelso, Melrose and surrounding areas. Hope to see you again sometime.

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