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Duncan House

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3.0 of 5
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Chalkheugh Terrace, Kelso TD5 7DX, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 19 Kelso B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
bellegroveNB North Berwick, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful house, very comfortable! After a hard days walking it was fantastic to come back to a roaring log fire! Great breakfast. The porridge was made with locally milled oats. Highly recommended. Very comfortable beds - a great nights sleep!

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Lancashire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This was our first time at the Duncan House and I hope there will be many more. We arrived in the dark, so did not see the outstanding view from our windows until the next morning, what a wonderful surprise ! Film sets would pay a fortune for that location ! The house itself was full of character and lovely... More 

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Tweedfisher, Owner at Duncan House, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review! I first stayed in the house around 20 years ago, it was a very broken back packers place at the time. Frankly I fell in love with the view and aspired to live there. Many years later it happened - dreams can come true! Jeff More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Never posted on this forum before but felt compelled to comment on the wonderful experience we had recently at Duncan House. It's an elegant & stylish 'grand dame' of a property, with tasteful and appropriate decor throughout. It was a privilege to be able to stay there. What made our visit so memorable though was the thoughtful and generous service... More 

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Tweedfisher, Owner at Duncan House, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review. It is Rachel whose son plays for Edinburgh Spartans. Glad you enjoyed the fizz and got the ear rings back. Jeff More 

Seascale, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Although I'm posting this review about Duncan House almost four months after staying there, well - that says something about our trip. Just wanted to thank Jeff and his team for a lovely holiday: great location, beautiful Georgian house, thoughtful service and attention to detail, and may I say, Jeff - it was just the place to wear a hat!... More 

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Tweedfisher, Manager at Duncan House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Your stylish approach to the breakfast table had me thinking that you were going to a wedding, it transpired that you just like wearing hats! A first for us. You kept it rather quiet that you run a hotel yourselves - please contact us so that we can look you up. Jeff & Kate More 

alnwick
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I booked in for two nights as I was attending a sewing workshop nearby. I was texted the morning of my arrival with details of how to enter the property using the key-safe! I was left written instructions about my room etc.(This was a daily pattern as notes were left for other male guests arriving.) That night when I couldn't... More 

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Tweedfisher, Manager at Duncan House, responded to this review

I have thought long and hard before responding to this review on account of the fact that I was very disappointed to see the comments made. It is made very clear on the Duncan House web site that I do not live on the premises but roughly 100 metres away. It is the only way for me to ensure some... More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Deep apologies for my late submission of this review. This is in no way a reflection on this excellent establishment. We stayed here for one night in August with our teenage son and occupied the family "Tweed" room . The room was wonderful, with amazing views of the river and Floors Castle. The staff made us most welcome and Jeff... More 

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Tweedfisher, Owner at Duncan House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we look forward to seeing you again. I am not sure if we still have the plum tomatoes but we poach fresh plum tomatoes daily. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Hard to imagine there is a better place to stay in Kelso. Lovely quiet room with views of river and excellent breakfast. Traditional decor with bath too. Great after a hard days cycling. Very central with parking to boot. Would definitely stay again.

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Tweedfisher, Owner at Duncan House, responded to this review

Haste ye back Thank you Jeff & Kate More 

Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We stayed at Duncan House at the end of July 2014, arrived to a very warm and friendly greating from the Host, who upgraded our room to the best available! Our room was very clean and comfortable with fantastic views over the river and castle! Breakfast was delicious and served in the beautiful period dining room, even my fussy husband... More 

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Tweedfisher, Owner at Duncan House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we need all the encouragement we can get. It has been a long hard season and it can be difficult to wear a smiley face every day without positive comments. Jeff & Kate More 

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great views over the river from all the rooms in this charming Georgian B&B in lovely Kelso. The breakfasts are to die for - from enormous kippers to the "full Scottish" - and the hosts and staff are so friendly & helpful. We can't recommend it highly enough - especially if you like great views, golf and/or fishing.

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Tweedfisher, Owner at Duncan House, responded to this review

I like the location as well. This property used to be a very run down B&B with up to five beds to a room when I first visited around 20 years ago. It became an ambition to acquire the view and now weve got it and can share it with our guests. Kate & Jeff More 

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18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A really nice upmarket B&B. Our host couldn't be there to greet us, but made really good arrangements to ensure we could get into our room, access fresh milk etc. Beautiful building with great view over the Tweed, only a minute from the market square in Kelso. Really nice idea to serve breakfast around a dining table, meaning you got... More 

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Tweedfisher, Owner at Duncan House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - what could we do to improve your sleep quality? We would appreciate feedback on this. Jeff & Kate More 

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