We recently stayed at The Old Smithy in a large family group for a birthday celebration and it was fantastic. The location is easy to find - with fantastic instructions provided by email, and it was a nice leisurely drive. Gail was extremely friendly, and met us on arrival to show us around. The cottage was extremely roomy, clean, comfortable and cosy. There are large gardens around the property, and if the weather had been better I'm sure we'd have spent a bit more time in them. The cottage is very close to the local amenities in Kelso (approx 5 min drive) and has everything you'd expect if you want to cook and eat in.
Overall this was a marvelous stay and we wouldn't hesitate to stay again. Would highly recommend The Old Smithy.
Thanks for a brilliant time Gail and Adrian.
Beautiful cottage. Very friendly welcome by the owners. Spacious, warm, with views of the rolling hills from the patio. A lovely retreat.
We only stopped for 3 days for our wedding anniversary. Nowhere near enough time to explore what we eventually wanted. Superb cottage for 2 or 8. We loved it, just changed ownership week before us arriving and was a bit apprehensive. I needn't have been. It was excellent with some extra touches introduced by new owners really clean, perfect location for the borders and surrounding areas, loads to see. Owners in same location if any problems arise.
Pet friendly, well equipped kitchen. Owner asked us if there was anything they could do better for future guests we gave some recommendations and they acted on them.
I have been to more expensive cottages in the lakes, but enjoyed The Old Smithy much more.
Will definitely return (Hurry up with that hot tub Gail.)
Family gathering for wedding,nine adults,four kids and day visitors plenty space for all,ideal location for all amenities and services taxis etc.Plenty room for kids to play while adults enjoyed themselves. These cottages are certainly well set up and the owner Susan certainly makes booking etc. easy. All guests really enjoyed their stay.
Finished to a high standard, lovely setting and comfortable beds. Just need the freeview TV re tuning as Beeb 1&2 only watchable channels.
Arrived Tuesday 27th June 2017
The pictures looked great but the cottage is even better than that, You could not have a better location for our 2 night stay.
All 3 bedrooms are a good size with really comfortable beds, As I booked the cottage I picked the on- suite bedroom what a good choice.
The lounge area is really big with plenty of seating, Big television and DvD player what more could you want.
The kitchen area is huge with seating at the big table for 6 - 8 people with a range of
Electrical equipment second to none.
The visitors information book is great with takeaway menus, Taxi numbers and free WIFI We all struggled to get a phone signal so the WiFi certainly came in useful.
Final thoughts a lovely cottage a great location and we are already looking to return at some point.