I stayed at Crosshall for 2 nights in October 2013. Judy was a wonderful host and really made me welcome. It is well situated for exploring the borders - 10 minutes away from Kelso, about 30 minutes away from Berwick Upon Tweed and 40 or so miles from Edinburgh. Highly recommended - great breakfasts !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crosshall Farmhouse is a beautifully decorated traditional farmhouse boasting a warm, friendly and homely atmosphere. Set amongst picturesque countryside and overlooking the Cheviot hills, Crosshall is an ideal base for exploring the local area where there is plenty to see and do. Set in such a rural area means you have to drive everywhere, on special occasions we will act as a taxi to a local restaurant if we are available. With many an old market town including Kelso, Melrose, Duns, Coldstream and Berwick-upon-Tweed, there is everything from golfing to fishing, walking to mountain biking, castles to stately homes meaning there is something for everyone.The town of Kelso, only a 5 minute drive from Crosshall, situated on the banks of the River Tweed is one of the most beautiful towns in the Scottish Borders. Known for its world famous Salmon fishing and its busy race course, Kelso also boasts local attractions such as Floors Castle, still inhabited by the Duke of Roxburghe, the ruined Abbey dating back to 1128 and the largest market square in Scotland. Summer months sees Kelso hosting events such as the Border Union Agricultural Show, The championship dog show, Scottish Number one Scooter Rally, The Kelso Ram sales and BMF motorcycle festival which brings in an abundance of visitors to the area. Further a field Holy island is only a 45 minute drive towards the coast and is well worth a visit. The City of Edinburgh is only an hour up the road and easy to get to. I would recommend using the park and ride from the outskirts of town and is easy to find just ask me for a map! History right on our door stepCrosshall gets its name from the monument just along the road. The sandstone cross was erected after the second crusade in 1114 where local tradition says that the Governor of Hume Castle (which can be seen on the horizon from Crosshall) was killed on the spot in a skirmish. The place where it stands, until lately called Headrigs is reported by tradition to have been named after a battle which was fought there, in which the slaughter was so great that the small stream of Liprick, along the road, ran with blood for 24 hours. ... more less