View towards the property
Time to relax
Lovely bright kitchen
Kitchen features
Entrance hall
Master Bedroom
Twin bedroom
Perfect location for town and country
River Tweed looking down towards Floors Castle
Kelso Abbey
Borders history all around this area
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3 / 13  Time to relax
4 / 13  Lovely bright kitchen
5 / 13  Kitchen features
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13 / 13  Borders history all around this area

Otters Cottage

Kelso, Scottish Borders
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming traditional cottage overlooking St. Andrews Episcopal Church and the River Tweed
  • Golfing available at Kelso Golf Club and the beautiful Roxburghe Championship Course
  • Salmon and Trout fishing available on the world famous River Tweed
  • Short stroll to the historic picturesque cobbled town square.
  • Short drive away you will find magnificent Floors Castle, Heatherslaw light railway, Jedburgh castle jail and museum
  • Have a day at the races or why not try ice skating at Kelso ice-rink
Property code: 49166

Charming traditional period cottage, positioned just a stone’s throw from the famous River Tweed, one of the world’s great salmon rivers and a short stroll from the historic picturesque town square.

Set in the thriving market town of Kelso where the rivers Tweed and Teviot come together. Full of history and architecture, from the cobbled square with its bull ring to the Abbey ruins that sits across the water from Floors Castle. This busy market town offers many a good restaurant, traditional pubs full of character and an assortment of galleries, artisan and boutique chops. For the keen golfer there are two good course nearby Kelso Golf Club and the Championship course at Roxburghe. Other attractions close by include Heatherslaw light railway, the jail at Jedburgh Castle, the race course at Kelso and the Teviot Smokery and Water Gardens to name but a few.  In the evening why not stroll into the town and enjoy a meal or a glass of wine after a busy day.

2019 Local Events (subject to availability/change):

  • Borders Art Fair 15th -17th March 2019
  • Kelso Civic week and ride outs 14th - 20th July 2019
  • Folk Festival - 6th to the 8th September 2019
  • The Great British Food Festival - Floors Castle 14th & 15th September 2019
  • Oktoberfest 21st October 2019

The front hallway leads you into the traditional and charming period cottage, to the light and bright lounge with TV and DVD player, electric effect wood burner; a selection of DVDs, books, games and dining space with seating for five, from here you enter the well-equipped kitchen with gas oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer, with access out to the church square. Heading up the cottage stairs you are met with the delightful bathroom, with hand held shower over spacious corner bath and WC. Next to the bathroom, also on the first floor is the double bedroom, with DAB radio and lovely views overlooking St. Andrews Church. Continuing up the traditional winding stairs to the second floor you are met with a charming twin bedroom.

Venturing outside there is a lovely cobbled area with seating at the front of the house, overlooking the delightful church square where you can sit and watch the world go by whilst having a drink, catching up and deciding what to do tomorrow!  There is also a lovely garden at the church opposite which is open for public use.   Ample roadside parking available.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 Double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven with gas hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Roadside parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Regret no smoking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants less than a 5 minute walk.
  • TV/DVD

This property is personally managed by Lucy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Isabel 15th June 2019

Lounge in house has very little natural light - found it quite dismal with dark furnishings and grey walls. House is furnished in a traditional/antique style with an abundance of pictures on walls. Not my taste, especially for holiday accommodation, need to be bright and cheery. This is a town house in a cul de sac, no outlook other than houses,carRead more park,front of church. No back garden, which seemed a bit odd as "dog friendly". Hide

Reviewed by William 7th June 2019

Quaint semi detached property in an excellent quiet location in Kelso close to all amenities. Nice touch with the welcome pack.Would highly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Mark 20th April 2019

Fantastic relaxing holiday in a great dog friendly cottage. The welcome pack was much appreciated and the cottage exceeded my expectations. We will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Judith 6th April 2019

Lovely homely cottage in a great location. Lots of great walks, pubs and places to eat in walking distance. Good place for dogs too.

Reviewed by Bill 28th March 2019

Great cottage in greatt location - for the town and for wider exploration. Lots of good dog walking + dog friendly locals. Butchers on corner 2 min walk exceptional! Who needs to eat out!

Reviewed by Chris 2nd November 2018

This was a lovely cottage with everything you need to make life easy. Great location for walking the dogs or walking to the town. Would definitely come again.

Reviewed by Caroline 25th October 2018

Had a wonderful, relaxing break. The cottage was lovely and ideally located for amenities with good parking. We enjoyed the walk along the river Teviot to Roxburgh, and back along the old railway line (approx. 7 miles). Would stay at Otter's cottage, thank you for the hospitality.

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View towards the property
Time to relax
Lovely bright kitchen
Kitchen features
Entrance hall
Master Bedroom
Twin bedroom
Perfect location for town and country
River Tweed looking down towards Floors Castle
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