View towards the property
Time to relax
Lovely bright kitchen
Kitchen features
Entrance hall
Perfect location for town and country
Stunning bathroom with free-standing bath and seperate shower
Shower cubicle in the bathroom
Master Bedroom
Twin bedroom
River Tweed looking down towards Floors Castle
Kelso Abbey
Borders history all around this area
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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.

Make the most of a well-earned break at this elegant, period holiday home in the vibrant town of Kelso in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Sleeping up to four guests, the airy cottage is in close proximity to the picturesque River Tweed, which is known for its superb salmon fishing. Explore the historic market town from this exquisite base: enjoy its shops, pubs and restaurants and make the most of some magnificent walks around Kelso and the surrounding area. This is also an ideal property for an avid golfer.


Enter your stylish Scottish holiday home to find bright rooms and sophisticated spaces. The carefully chosen colour schemes serve to enhance the inherent traditional character of the cottage, while also adding a contemporary edge. The whole ambience is relaxing and understated making this property comfortable and relaxing.


From the front door and hallway move through to the relaxing lounge/diner where you can choose a DVD to watch together or a book to read quietly on your own. Enjoy the cool space in summer and the cosy warmth of the electric effect wood burner in the winter. Set up a board game in the dining space or rustle up something delicious in the lovely, bright kitchen.


In the evening, make your way up your cottage-style stairs to the comfortable double room which has lovely views out over the pretty church nearby. Find your family bathroom also at this level.


Climb an additional set of period-style stairs to your second twin bedroom on the top floor of the cottage. This has charming sloped ceilings making it feel really cosy.


Outside, enjoy the fresh air from the seat on the cobbled area in front of your holiday home or wander over to soak up the sunshine in the church garden. Roadside parking is also available.



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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 Double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with free standing bath and separate shower cubicle
  • 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 with super fast fibre broadband
  • Regret no smoking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants less than a 5 minute walk.
  • TV/DVD

Set on the confluence of the rivers Tweed and Teviot, Kelso is a charming place to spend time. Explore its cobbled streets, market square, and fascinating shops. Cross the town's five-arched bridge, which was the model for London's Waterloo Bridge. Wander through the ruins of Kelso Abbey, which was founded in the 1100s and was one of Scotland's largest religious houses. You can also visit Floors Castle, which dates from 1721 and houses a fine collection of art, porcelain and tapestries. Stroll through its gardens and areas of woodland; follow riverside walks and look out for a variety of outdoor events.

Golf enthusiasts can play on the 18-hole parkland course at Kelso Golf Club or spend a day at the town's racecourse. Go fishing in this area, which is internationally renowned for its salmon fishing and famous beats such as Lower Floors, Junction and Hendersyde.

Drive 23 miles to attractive Berwick-upon-Tweed to spend time on the coast. Pass summer days on its sandy beaches, visit the museums and stroll along its famous Elizabethan walls. Or you could head just under 10 miles from your cottage to the pretty town of Greenlaw. Set in the scenic foothills of the Lammermuir Hills, you can stroll from here along Blackadder Water or go fly fishing.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Claire 15th February 2020

Lovely cottage, kids loved the room in the attic. Better to go in season for visiting castles and museums, we did manage to find things to do as a family

Reviewed by Gemma 19th October 2019

A lovely cosy cottage which had everything we needed.It was very clean and warm with a good wi fi connection.

Reviewed by Derek 28th September 2019

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 Paul 15th February 2019

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.

Reviewed by Alan 13th October 2018

Reviewed by Geoffrey 4th August 2018

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View towards the property
Time to relax
Lovely bright kitchen
Kitchen features
Entrance hall
Perfect location for town and country
Stunning bathroom with free-standing bath and seperate shower
Shower cubicle in the bathroom
Master Bedroom
Twin bedroom
Show 2 moreRiver Tweed looking down towards Floors Castle


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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