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“Peaceful and pet-friendly!”
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The Old Smithy Kelso, All Ground floor accommodation ideal for the disabled, no stairs
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The Old Smithy 3 Bedroomed Detached Cottage Nr Kelso with private off road parking Beautiful views from The Old Smithy
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The Old Smithy Kelso, All Ground floor accommodation ideal for the disabled, no stairs
The Old Smithy 3 Bedroomed Detached Cottage Nr Kelso with private off road parking
Beautiful views from The Old Smithy
The Old Smithy Kelso, detached 3 Bedroom Cottage with Wi-Fi, private parking, en suite facilities
Entrance to The Old Smithy Cottage now with Ramp, parking close to the door for disabled persons
A variety of teas, coffee, hot chocolate, sugar and milk awaits your arrival at The Old Smithy
A Little Surprise Chocolate on your bed
The Old Smithy, a place to relax and have fun
Holiday Cottage 'Just for You'
River Ednam The Stone Bridge at the end of the Garden
River Eden at the bottom of the garden,  lovely countryside views
Floors Castle only a few minutes away and well worth a visit
The War Memorial at the side of the cottages in Ednam, Kelso
Scottish Borders Countryside
Scottish Borders Countryside
Cattle in the Scottish Borders Countryside
A view of The Old Smithy
Each bedroom has a wardrobe with hangers
A place to sit and have breakfast and watch the world go by
View from the window
A view across the garden
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Kelso, Scottish Borders, Scotland

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Iain W
Edinburgh
1 review
“Peaceful and pet-friendly!”
Reviewed July 25, 2018 for a stay in July 2018

We stayed at the Old Smithy for 2 nights in early July. Gail’s communication was excellent both before and throughout our stay – helpful, attentive yet not intrusive. She met us when we arrived and gave us a tour of the cottage. The layout of the Old Smithy is perfect – the bedrooms on one side and a very large kitchen/living room on the other. This made for both comfortable, peaceful nights and fun family times during the day. Each room was spotless and stylishly designed, with no outside noise.

We enjoyed some lovely walks in the fields near the village of Ednam that Gail had provided information on, and she had also left out scones and jam for us as well as treats for our dog. All in all, it really felt like a home away from home, and I’d highly recommend the Old Smithy to anyone looking for a relaxing break in the area.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 26, 2018
Dear Iain, thank you so much for a fabulous review, it means a lot to us to know that our guests love The Old Smithy and are able to relax and enjoy the beautiful Borders. We hope you will visit us again in the future. Gail & Adrian
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Marie A
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Beautiful property in scenic location, contains everything you could need for a relaxing break.”
Reviewed July 25, 2018 for a stay in July 2018

Based in a quiet village but easy to get to Edinburgh, Berwick and the beaches of Northumberland are less than an hours drive . The property is beautifully presented spotless but still homely with lots of little added details. Gail and Adrian are excellent hosts and live close by if you need any advice on getting around. Will definitely return.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 26, 2018
Marie and John, Thank you so much for a lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Gail & Adrian
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
rachelste...
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent accommodation & fantastic hosts!”
Reviewed July 14, 2018 for a stay in July 2018

We had a wonderful weekend at the Old Smithy. The cottage is a beautiful, well cared for gem and we were very privileged to stay. There was such attention to detail and we were left short of nothing. The kitchen was well equipped and we were impressed by the lovely decor within each room. The cottage is in a wonderful location, very peaceful and relaxing with a stream running at the back. Small, pretty towns such as Kelso, Melrose and others are easily accessible are are lovely too.
Gail & Adrian were great hosts and made us very welcome.
Thank you! And we hope to come back very soon x

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 15, 2018
Thank you for the wonderful review. Our aim is to make each of our guests feel welcome and special with the little personal touches. We want our guests to come and relax and enjoy their stay with us and hopefully return in the future. There are so many lovely places to visit here in the Borders so there is something for everyone. We hope you will tell your friends and family about The Old Smithy. look forward to you visiting us again in the future. Gail & Adrian xx
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Bridget R
1 review
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“Excellent Holiday Rental”
Reviewed April 30, 2018 for a stay in April 2018
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person found this review helpful

The cottage is close to all main tourist attractions, provides every possible requirement to make any holiday enjoyable and is managed by Gail who is a perfect hostess.
I have no hesitation in recommending this as a first choice when booking for the Scottish Borders

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 2, 2018
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you loved the cottage, and enjoyed visiting the beautiful places in the Scottish Borders. We pride ourselves on making our guest feel welcome with a "home from home" feeling. We hope you will visit us again in the future. Gail & Adrian
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
brishe86
Falkirk, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent accommodation.”
Reviewed April 29, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Stayed for the weekend for my husband's 60th birthday celebration and had a wonderful time in this superb cottage ! Gail and Adrian were very helpful and left nice little extras such as chocolates , flapjacks and a card and wine for the birthday boy ! The cottage is beautifully appointed with a large open plan kitchen and lounge , plenty of room for the six of us, Three good size bedrooms , one en-suite , was ideal for our group. The setting is lovely , a quiet little village , and the cottage has a lovely garden set next to a river. Nice for walks or just chilling out. All six of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend a visit. Our thanks to Gail and Adrian.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 30, 2018
Thank you so much for a lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are pleased to hear that Brian had a lovely surprise birthday weekend away with family. It is a pleasure to make sure all our guests have a lovely memorable stay with us. We hope you will visit us again in the future. Gail & Adrian. P.S thank you for the birthday cake it was gorgeous xx
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Reviewed March 28, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
Mar 29, 2018
Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at The Old Smithy. Our aim is to provide our guests with a personal touch, tailored for each family, including the pooches. Thank you for the comments you left in our guest book. We hope you will visit us again in the future. Gail & Adrian
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Newcastle upon Tyne
Reviewed March 24, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
Mar 26, 2018
Thank you so much for the wonderful review, it means so much to us to know that our guests love staying at The Old Smithy. As you know we only moved to the borders in August 2017 to start our new life running a holiday cottage business. We take great pride in what we do, and aim to make our guests to feel special by adding our little personal touches. We are getting a lot of repeat business, so we must be doing it right. We hope to see you again in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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