An oasis of calm in the heart of Kelso
Parkside House is a gorgeous Victorian B&B in the Scottish Borders. It’s within easy walking distance of Kelso town centre, but with a large enclosed garden and well-proportioned rooms it gives an effortless sense of space and ease.
There are three guest bedrooms at Parkside House, all en-suite with powerful showers, high-ceilinged and spacious and beautifully furnished with antiques and original artworks. The beds are antiques too – though the mattresses and quality linens certainly aren’t. There are no TVs in the rooms but the wifi is easily up to streaming and there’s a TV in the guest lounge which is always free for guests to use.
Breakfasts are delicious and served in the dining room or the terrace room, depending on numbers, and are taken en famille. Local produce is used whenever possible and there’s a flexible menu offering a variety of options.
There are two friendly dogs here, and well-behaved dogs are welcome – and at no extra charge – though to maintain the calm no children under ten. There are plenty of great walks in the area: you can take in sections of the Pennine Way or St Cuthbert’s way, or head out into the Cheviot Hills. There’s space to safely store bicycles or fishing tackle – fishing on the Tweed, with a permit, is highly rated.
Parkside House B&B suggests:
Many people just book one night heading to or from the Highlands. After a drink on the terrace and a stroll into town they realise they’ve overlooked this part of Scotland and extend their booking for the return journey to two nights or more. There’s so much to do and see in the Scottish Borders you’ll wish you’d booked a longer stay.
- Dogs by Arrangement
- Free Wifi
- Local Park
- Places of Historical Interest
- Opening Times: Open year round except Christmas Day and New Year's Day
- Tel: +44 (0)1573 229 624
- Mob: +44 (0)7500 216 741
- Price Range: from £100
Price per room, based on two sharing including breakfast
£100 - £120
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Parkside House is right next to the cricket ground, close to the racecourse and within easy walking distance of Kelso's town centre. This is a charming Borders market town, with a historic centre including an atmospheric abbey as well as countless independent shops, restaurants and pubs. The Tweed runs through the town - with excellent fishing - and there's Floors Castle and Gardens to explore. The Borders is replete with castles and stately homes, none of which take more than half an hour to reach by car, and Edinburgh is a one-hour drive.
"Having passed through en route to the Highlands on a first visit a couple of weeks before, my planned one night stay on the return journey was soon extended to four, such was the pleasure of the whole experience. Most beautiful accommodation, an excellent breakfast and a charming and hospitable host provided my temporary 'home from home' and gateway to discovery of the Scottish Borders region. Only a few moments walk from excellent restaurants in the historic town centre, Parkside is readily accessible from any of the main cross-regional routes to Edinburgh. I shall certainly visit again."
- Bio : Your host at Parkside House B&B is Edythe Hogg, who knows the Scottish Borders like the back of her hand and is happy to help with advising what to see and do. She's also a remarkable cook - the breakfasts are superb.