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26 reviews
First floor bathroom- the bath has a view of the stars!
Welcome to Kersmains Cottage....
The grounds of Kersmains...
Kersmains Cottage...private entrance and secluded garden
Cosy up by the log burner...
Large walk in power shower...
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Private garden for picnics or lounging in the sunshine....
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Kelso, Borders, Scotland

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MELANIE25...
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Practically perfect in every way!”
Reviewed 2 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Gorgeous spot gorgeous rooms kitchen very user friendly everything you need when you go away to relax. Bedrooms just perfect, very comfy indeed,what more can I say will go back as soon as possible! Lots of lovely little touches most enjoyable.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Mar 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back again soon!Kindest Regards, Ashley & Simon
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benoconne...
Paisley, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Cottage in the Scottish Borders”
Reviewed 6 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We stayed from 27th Dec to 2nd Jan and had a great Festive break with family. The cottage is beautifully decorated and has plenty of space, with some great views out across the rolling hills of Kelso. Ashley & Simon were really helpful and nothing was too much trouble.They even organised a day out for us at Kelso races which was a great experience and something we would highly recommend! We brought our dog and there were lots of great walks leaving right from the front door of the cottage. We spent New Years at the nearby Roxburghe Hotel, we met a few interesting characters and felt a little under dressed next to the men in full military regalia complete with swords!! A night we will never forget! Back to the cottage, only suggestion would be an additional shower in the upstairs bathroom but other than that had a great time and would gladly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing break in the Scottish borders.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Mar 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Kersmains, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. You are always very welcome and we hope to see you back again. Kindest Regards, Ashley & Simon.
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Susan M
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“A haven of peace and tranquility”
Reviewed 5 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We stayed at the cottage for a short break in December. On arrival quite late on a stormy night the cottage was lit, warm and beautifully decorated for Christmas. A further happy surprise was the welcome basket of local goodies.
The cottage was extremely spacious for our grown family of five with large bedrooms and plenty of living space. The kitchen was well equipped and very clean.
If you are looking for an ideal spot to explore the borders then look no further - you will not be disappointed.
Ashley and Simon are welcoming and answered all pre arrival emails by return.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Mar 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you back to Kersmains again sometime soon. Kind Regards, Ashley & Simon.
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Jay2930
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Lots of space”
Reviewed 27 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Stayed here as a family - a party of six adults. The location was great for cycling and bikes were stored securely. The cottage offers us lots of space to spread out and has a great utility/boot room for wet and dirty gear. The beds very comfortable. We like to cook when we are all on holiday together and found the lack of a dishwasher meant we spent a great deal of time washing up. The downstairs shower room was spacious but had no extractor fan and no mirror. Another shower in the upstairs bathroom would also help. The large sitting room/sunroom provided a great space to chill out but the only source of heating was a log burner - great but can you really charge folk extra for logs in this case? Great potential.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
30 Oct 2013
Thank you for reviewing your stay at Kersmains Cottage and we are delighted that you all enjoyed the many cycle routes that we have on our doorstep. We provide a large starter basket of logs, kindling and firelighters for guests, which does allow for a few days use of the log burner, and only charge £5 for a full basket refill. As we do not cap the use of heating, hot water or electricity in the cottage, we feel this is reasonable and have found that it has always worked well. There is also an oil filled electric radiator in the sun lounge which perhaps you didn't see but we would have happily helped with this if you had mentioned this during your stay. As we are on the farm and only a few seconds away from the cottage we are always on hand to help in any way we can. We will certainly include a mirror in the downstairs shower room, but given that there is a bath upstairs, and a large shower downstairs we feel this is plenty for a 3 bedroom cottage. Thank you for your response and we hope to have you back to Kersmains again.
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Stuart an...
Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Excellent cottage and location for a relaxing break”
Reviewed 25 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We had a two week stay at Kersmain's Cottage which was in a quiet location, on a farm, just a short distance from Kelso. It was very central for exploring the Borders and Northumberland areas with many interesting places to see and things to do. The cottage was very clean, comfortable and well appointed with all the facilities we required to make for a comfortable stay. We particularly enjoyed having the log fire lit in the evenings. Simon and Ashley are a hard working young couple who were very welcoming and helpful. Stuart appreciated Simon taking the time to give me a guided tour of the farm. We had a really enjoyable holiday and would recommend Kersmains Farm Cottage as an excellent place to stay.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Oct 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. We always enjoy showing people around the farm, and loved Stuart's enthusiasm for everything we do here. It's not always a glamorous job,(especially in the Winter!) but we love what we do, and sharing it with others. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at Kersmains and hope to see you back again soon. Best wishes, Ashley.
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