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Relax and enjoy a dip in the lovely hot tub and admire the views
Views towards this charming detached lodge with private hot tub and seating area
Step inside this charming lodge into the comfortable open-plan living area
Well-equipped compact kitchen area
Light and bright spacious master bedroom
Stylish shower room
Cosy twin bedroom
Visit the nearby magnificent Floors castle
Wonderful rolling hills and countryside views directly from the lodge
Kestrel Lodge and sister Lodge Barn Owl Pastures
Picturesque Kelso
Stunning Bowmont Forest
1 / 12  Relax and enjoy a dip in the lovely hot tub and admire the views
2 / 12  Views towards this charming detached lodge with private hot tub and seating area
3 / 12  Step inside this charming lodge into the comfortable open-plan living area
4 / 12  Well-equipped compact kitchen area
5 / 12  Light and bright spacious master bedroom
6 / 12  Stylish shower room
7 / 12  Cosy twin bedroom
8 / 12  Visit the nearby magnificent Floors castle
9 / 12  Wonderful rolling hills and countryside views directly from the lodge
10 / 12  Kestrel Lodge and sister Lodge Barn Owl Pastures
11 / 12  Picturesque Kelso
12 / 12  Stunning Bowmont Forest

Kestrel Lodge Pastures

Kelso (2.5mls SE), Scottish Borders
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Hot tub
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Glamping
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Expanse of open countryside to explore and the private enclosed grounds are a safe haven
  • Great walking routes to explore including Cheviot and Eildon Hills, St Cuthbert’s and Pennine Ways
  • Enjoy a dip in the private hot tub and admire the spectacular countryside and rolling hill views
Property code: 58928

Stylish detached lodge with private hot tub and wonderful countryside views. Ideal for those seeking a relaxing country retreat, within easy reach of all local attractions and amenities.

Set in an idyllic spot at the heart of the Scottish Borders, this stylish detached lodge makes a lovely retreat for up to four guests looking to explore this picturesque region. With a private hot tub and stunning rural views, this tranquil single-level getaway is a perfect holiday base for a family or couple wanting to relax in beautiful surroundings, with plenty of opportunities for activities including golf, angling, cycling and walking.

With far-reaching scenic views, this delightful log cabin offers cosy and stylish accommodation. Perfect for relaxing in at the end of a fantastic day, the lodge also offers a private hot tub for you to unwind in and enjoy the spectacular countryside views.

Entering this delightful lodge from the pretty garden you will find yourself in the bright and welcoming open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. This lovely timber space features a comfortable lounge area with plenty of seating and a TV/DVD, providing ample space for you to snuggle up in the evenings with a favourite movie. The charming dining area is ideal for a romantic meal or a small family gathering and enjoys views across the garden to the beautiful countryside beyond. You can prepare your favourite meals in the attractive kitchen which is equipped with an oven, microwave and fridge with an ice compartment. Exploring this light and fresh property further, there are two cosy bedrooms: a spacious zip-and-link king-size room and a comfortable twin zip-and-link room. There’s also a shower room with plenty of storage space.

Heading outside, you can take a dip in the hot tub or enjoy a meal in the private seating area. There’s also handy storage space to the side of the lodge for outdoor clothing.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request) and 1 twin zip-and-link (that can be made into a king-size on request) 
  • 1 shower room
  • Private hot tub
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment and microwave
  • The central heating is included from October through to April. If heating is required for May or September it is available at a cost of £6 per night payable to the owner locally. It is not available during the summer period. The cost of electricity is included throughout the year.
  • Bed linen and towels included if you require towels for the hot tub these can be hired for £1 per person per night locally
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 1 medium size dog (up to Labrador size) or 2 small dogs welcome
  • Pubs, restaurants and shops 2 miles
  • Complex of properties
  • TV/DVD in lounge area
  • Due to the continental design of these lodges, the door heights are lower than normal, and the openings have slightly raised thresholds. These can present a trip hazard especially for people with mobility problems. Please take care when entering or leaving the rooms.

Situated in an idyllic spot in the Scottish Borders between the Eildon Hills (18 miles) and the Cheviot Hills (20 miles) this pretty lodge is a fantastic base for keen walkers, cyclists and nature lovers, with the lovely Bowmont Forest just two miles away. The bustling historic town of Kelso is nearby (3.5 miles) and offers an array of attractions including the magnificent 18th century Floors Castle, the remains of the 12th century Abbey, and the popular racecourse. Kelso also offers a range of specialist shops, fantastic restaurants and pubs as well as a variety of activities including salmon and trout fishing in the River Tweed, ice skating and curling. The championship golf course at Roxburghe is also within easy reach (4 miles). The delightful village of St Boswells (12.5 miles) has a number of shops, a fantastic golf course, and is close to the Borders Abbey Way and St Cuthbert's Way. The nearby town of Melrose (19 miles) is home to the ruins of Melrose Abbey, the Priorwood apple orchard and the beautiful walled Harmony Gardens. The area is associated with the author Walter Scott, with his home at Abbotsford (19 miles) and Scott's View (14.5 miles) which offers a breathtaking view of Eildon Hill. Other local highlights include the distillery at Born in the Borders (11 miles), Smailholm Tower (10.5 miles), Mellerstain House and Gardens (11 miles), Hume Castle (10 miles), Mertoun Gardens (12.5 miles), Monteviot Gardens (9 miles). Bughtrig Garden (11.5 miles) and Dryburgh Abbey (14 miles). The village of Coldstream (11.5 miles) is the home of the Coldstream Museum and Henderson Park.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 36 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 14th January 2022

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Reviewed by Grant 5th November 2021

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Lovely lodge in quiet location. Great base to explore the Borders, good views from the hot tub

Reviewed by Hilary 1st November 2021

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Beautiful location , the owner was just brilliant , all the wee extras that she did such as a bottle of wine, Bread etc , so thoughtful x

Reviewed by Kerry 15th October 2021

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Super lodge, spotless and well equipped. Lovely location, especially views from the hot tub. Wifi poor.

Reviewed by Christine 11th October 2021

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Reviewed by Jason 8th October 2021

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Reviewed by Ursula 1st October 2021

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Great stay at Kestrel Lodge. The location is picturesque and the lodge had everything needed for our stay. The welcome gifts were a nice touch from the owner. Eildon Hills at Melrose is just a short drive and is great for walking. Edinburgh is also within reach in a car and worth a visit. The lodge was very clean and tidy and well equipped with theRead more essentials. Thank you Mhari for a great stay. Hide

Reviewed by Lea-Ann 24th September 2021

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Fab cosy lodge and great enclosed garden for children and our dog. Only thing worth noting is the garden is shared with another lodge so if the guests there have a dog you need to make sure they get along. We did a lovely riverside walk in Kelso and a forest walk in nearby Bowmont Forest.

Reviewed by Linda 10th September 2021

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Outstanding views, especially from the hot tub. Nice welcoming touches provided. Was an ideal location for visiting the coast and other locations such as Floors castle and Hawick, then chilling out when you return.

Reviewed by John 5th September 2021

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Lovely lodge with beautiful scenery and great walks for the dog nearby in woods. Kelso is only 10 minutes drive away and 3 golf courses within 30 minutes (Duns, Roxburgh and Kelso) which I played whilst there. Good shower. Plenty of cupboard space. Limited freezer space in fridge but Sainsbury's just 10 min drive away.

Reviewed by Andrew 4th September 2021

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Lovely. So many special and personalised touches.

Reviewed by Leanne 28th August 2021

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This is the easiest review I've ever written- Stay Here!!! This lodge is fab and has it all: beautiful location, well maintained, good facilities, perfectly clean, hot tub is amazing, the surrounding area and town are fab and the welcome and support form Mhari was beyond helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble and she made some excellentRead more recommendations for places to visit and things to see. You really cannot go wrong with this venue and I urge anyone to book you won't regret it!! Hide

Reviewed by Claire 6th August 2021

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Beautiful location, secluded very private. Well maintained and clean a little cramped but still perfect for a stay. The owners had provided tea, milk, coffee, butter, bread, wine, oil, reusable bags so no need to urgently get provisions. However Sainsburys is very close and was very quiet as well. Bowmont Forest was very near and was fabulous for wRead morealking the dog. We have a young dog and were able to let him run free with no concerns as not many people or dogs about and even spotted a deer. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 31st July 2021

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We loved our stay owners were lovely, arrived to find milk bread tea and a lovely bottle of chilled wine to start the hol in the hot tub with, amazing views too and so close to lovely places cant wait to stay again

Reviewed by Doug 17th July 2021

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Reviewed by Wilma 18th June 2021

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The location is excellent and the views are lovely. The lodge is nice and would be ok for a couple with a young family but is a bit small for 4 adults. The fridge is useless. I put some ice in the ice box, it melted and dripped through the fridge. There is no space to stand a milk carton upright which also leaks when on its side. The guidance book Read morestates you can use a disposable bbq however after having a bbq I was reprimanded and told I should have asked permission! Hide

Reviewed by Aimee 21st May 2021

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Perfect for weekend getaway

Reviewed by Kevin 14th May 2021

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Reviewed by Hayley 7th May 2021

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I would 100% recommend this lodge, Beverley and Mick were excellent hosts. Everything was immaculate and of excellent quality. The location is also fantastic with really beautiful views.

Reviewed by Craig 1st May 2021

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Cosy chalet and an outdoor hot tub with unbroken views. What else do you want?

Reviewed by Derek 6th November 2020

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Reviewed by Barry 30th October 2020

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Lovely quiet little property ideal for a little get away to recharge. Views are beautiful, owners are lovely people looking to help with any questions we had. Hot tub is an added extra In any weather, will definitely be booking again

Reviewed by Paul 26th October 2020

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Great lodge in an amazing location. Very clean and warm, with very friendly helpful owners who were great for recommendations of local atractions. We all had a great break and hope to return in the future.

Reviewed by Tracey 17th October 2020

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What a fantastic little lodge. Compact, cosy and VERY clean, it suited the 3 of us (2 adults & 1 teenager) perfectly. A very well equipped kitchen with all the utensils we needed and more, towels in both kitchen and for bathroom, and soap provided. The under-worktop fridge was big enough for our 3nts, and the nearby Sainsburys is passed en route toRead more lodge. The hot tub was as good as hoped for, and does have AMAZING views!!! Hide

Reviewed by James 9th October 2020

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Excellent holiday accomodation. And extremely well located for touring this beautiful area around Kelso. Would have perhaps been a wee bit cramped for 4 full sized adults but fine for a family or couple on their own. Beautiful view from the place and coming home after a day out to the relaxing hot tub was great.

Reviewed by Valerie 28th September 2020

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Lovely property quiet location. We were a party of 2 was surprised to find the double bed only had 2 pillows I asked and was told as it was only 1 sleeping in the bed obviously to save on washing, comfort should always be priority. Whether it be 4 people or 2 people the lodge should be equipped. Check in advertised as 4pm but was sent a text messagRead moree advising check in is 5pm think this should be updated. Check out 10am states you can ask for late check out I asked for 11am this was refused. Hide

Reviewed by Lynn 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Zack 18th September 2020

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The lodge was lovely. The hot tub was fabulous and in a beautiful location. The owners were very helpful and friendly. It was impossible not to feel relaxed in such a chilled environment.

Reviewed by Courtney 11th September 2020

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The lodge was lovely, well equipt and very clean. The views from the property were beautiful and some very nice walks within a short distance. The owners were very nice and happy to help, the hot tub was checked everyday. Signs for the property could be better as we struggled to locate it on arrival.

Reviewed by Fiona 4th September 2020

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Beautiful setting with wonderful views of the Surrounding hills and countryside. Hot tub was definitely a bonus and used it every night which was fabulous. Very closed to places you can easily get to by car. Kelso was lovely to get some fabulous ice cream.

Reviewed by Paul 14th August 2020

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Reviewed by Sitara 1st August 2020

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Ideal property if you're out all day and eating out. Fridge is too small for most bottles. Freezer holds 4 ice creams and doesn't work well. Avoid damp weather in summer due to insect infestations.

Reviewed by Darren 25th July 2020

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Lovely cabin in a nice setting. Great outdoor space for the kids to play.

Reviewed by Liam 19th July 2020

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Had a fantastic stay at the cottage, it is at a lovely location not too far from Kelso town but out the way enough to enjoy some peace and quiet and taking walks in the nearby forests. Cottage was cleaned to a high standard on arrival and owners were very friendly giving good pointers for things to do in the area. Had all the kitchen equipment needRead moreed for a cottage stay and furniture/bed were well kept and comfortable. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 10th July 2020

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We had such a lovely time away at the cottage. Owners were friendly and welcoming with lots of local knowledge. The views from the hot tub were stunning. Very comfortable beds and everything you could need available. Lots of great things to do in the local area. Would love to return we travelled with 2 older children and our dog who loved it too. LRead moreorna and Gary Hide

Reviewed by Esther 15th February 2020

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Location

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