Thinking of moving to Kelso?
Kelso, famously described by Sir Walter Scott as “the most beautiful if not the most romantic of villages” is actually a town in the Scottish Borders.
Kelso has a TD5 postcode as do the nearby villages of •Eccles • Eckford • Heiton • Morebattle • Nenthorn • Roxburgh • Smailholm • Sunlaws • Yetholm and the surrounding countryside.
Here’s what we love about the Kelso area
Kelso is in a favourable location.
King David I of Scotland founded his Abbey in Kelso in the 12th Century which contributed to the prosperity of the town. Kelso is much sought after as a place to live and has good amenities such as the Primary Schools •Broomlands and •Edenside and the newly built • High School. The town also has facilities such as the • Health Centre, • Hospital, • Library, • Community Centre and • Men’s (and women’s) Shed.
Famous for Fishing
Kelso is at the junction where the River Teviot joins the River Tweed. Anglers come to stay during the Salmon season and the town has related speciality shops such as •Fin and Game and •Orvis. and country outfitters •Humes and •Country Corner. Pick up a trout fishing permit from •Kelso Angling Association. You can •Learn Fly Fishing here.
Come and See – Places to Stay
If you are thinking of moving to the area come and stay for a few days to get a feel for the place. Hotels in town are •The Cross Keys and •The Ednam House. •The Roxburghe Hotel at Heiton with it’s championship Golf Course is a stylish place to stay. B&B’s in town include •Duncan House, and •The Old Priory or The •Mill House in Yetholm. For self-catering holiday-lets check out •www.crabtreeandcrabtree.com
Kelso has lifestyle appeal.
The town centre with its cobbled streets and Georgian architecture are the perfect setting for speciality shops and eateries. Restaurants in town include •The Cobbles, •The Contented Vine, •Lemon and Thyme and •Bridge Street Brasserie. Just out of town are •The Roxburgh Hotel, •Teviot Smokery and •The walled garden at Floors Castle. In Yetholm is •The Border Hotel and in Birgham is •The Fisherman’s Arms. Recommended Cafes in town are •Cafe U, •Seasons, •Cream Chimneys, and •The Topiary Cafe at •Mayfield Garden Centre. Pop into •Rutherfords Micropub and try a local Craft Beer.
Things to do
Families enjoy •Swimming, •Walking with Alpacas and the playpark at •Harestanes. Delve into aristrocratic tradition at •Floors Castle and •Mellerstain House. •The Roxburghe offers Fishing the Tweed, Golfing & Shooting. Walkers are spoiled for choice with •The Borders Abbeys Way or the •walks around Yetholm, including the •Pennine Way and •St Cuthbert’s Way . Take a hike around Ruins and Keeps such as •Roxburgh Castle, •Hume Castle, •Smailholm Tower and •Cessford Castle. Keep fit at •Abbey Fitness, •Go Running, or •Go Cycling, Go •Ice Skating or Curling, Go Skate-Boarding, Have a •Riding Lesson, Go •X-country jumping if you •Bring your horse on holiday Play Golf at •Kelso Golf Club or •The Roxburghe. Watch •Horse Racing, Watch •Rugby. Listen to •Live Music. Check out •www.ScotlandStartsHere.com for inspiration
Gatherings and Events
•Springwood Show Ground is the venue for The •Border Union Agricultural Show, a major happening in the Borders Calendar. It also hosts events such as the Art Fair, Dog Show, Ram Sales, Antique Fairs and Biking and Caravan Conventions. •Kelso Races have fixtures throughout the year. The Cycling •Tour of Britain Borders Stage starts and finishes in Kelso Square. •Kelso Civic Week, and the •Ride Outs are in July. • Floors Horse Trials are in May and •Hendersyde Horse Trials are in August. •Amateur Dramatic performance is in March. •Kelso Folk Festival is in September. We recommend •www.VisitKelso.com website to see Upcoming Events.
Town Yetholm & Kirk Yetholm
The Yetholm Villages sit either side of the Bowmont River and have thriving village communities. •Town Yetholm, on the North side has a •village pub, •primary school, post office, church, garage and petrol station, •butcher and •village store. The village is known for its societies and group activities, and has a well-used public hall staging events throughout the year. The •Border Hotel in •Kirk Yetholm is the official end of the Pennine Way. Secondary education and main shopping facilities are available in Kelso, some 8 miles away. Find out more at the •community website.
Pop in to our Property Shop on Kelso Square
Our staff are local and we are here for friendly expert advice. You can pick up property particulars and help yourself to BSPC and ESPC Property Guides