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“Amazing, beautiful, just loved the place.”
£40 PPPN THE BRAN STICHILL MAINS    PARKING FOR  14 CARS
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£40 PPPN THE BRAN STICHILL MAINS    PARKING FOR  14 CARS
    
Large kitchen table seats up to 14 people , large tv on wall BEDROOM LARGE ENSUITE    TV        SOFA    ( first floor )
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105 reviews
£40 PPPN THE BRAN STICHILL MAINS    PARKING FOR  14 CARS
Large kitchen table seats up to 14 people , large tv on wall
BEDROOM LARGE ENSUITE    TV        SOFA    ( first floor )
BALCONY LUXURY BEDROOM  HUGE ENSUITE WITH BATH  (first floor)
Triple bedroom with en-suite TV. Ground floor
STICHILL MAINS  LUXURY BARN SLEEPS 14
 4 LARGE BEDROOMS  
4  BATHROOMS
BEDROOM WITH SUPER KING SIZE BED & 2 SINGLE BEDS ENSUITE BATH    (first floor)
BEDROOM WITH ENSUITE,  (FIRST FLOOR)
LOUNG TV GROUND FLOOR
BATHROOM WALK-IN-SHOWER    ( ground floor )
REAR TERRACE
FRONT OF THE BARN GRAVELLED PARKING AREA FOR IN EXCESS OF 14 CARS
FABULOUS VIEWS FROM THE TERRACE
Triple bedroom with  TV. Ground floor
Triple  bedroom with ( en-suite ) tv. Ground floor
Kelso Abbey
EILDON HILLS
SUNSET
Hume Castle.
RIVER TWEED IN WINTER
Junction pool river Tweed Salmon fishing
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Kelso, Scottish Borders, Scotland

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Allanette
1 review
“Amazing, beautiful, just loved the place.”
Reviewed April 16, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

This is my second stay here and won't be my last. 1st class property and hosts. Susan & Arthur have thought of everything. Set in idyllic surrounds yet a fantastic springboard for traveling around, love it,love it.

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Susan H
Menstrie
1 review
“Fabulous Five Star accommodation”
Reviewed March 31, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Stayed 21st March 2014 for long weekend.
This property has everything you need for a family holiday. It is of excellent standard. The views from the rear of the building were wonderful all you could see was beautiful borders countryside.
We came to stay for my husbands 60th birthday celebrations.
Arthur and Susan could have not been anymore helpful. They arranged taxis to take us to Kelso racing and were always available for any queries that we might have.
Will definitely come again for a holiday as the cottage is well situated for visiting the surrounding area.

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annef1104
Musselburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Another Amazing Stay - The Allanettes”
Reviewed March 25, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

What can I say. We stayed at Stichill Mains last year for the first time and were absolutuely bowled over by the property and it's wonderful hosts Susan and Arthur so had no hesitation in booking it again for this year.

The house has not changed a bit. Still the seriously high standard we were met with last year and got welcomed back like old friends by Susan and Arthur.

The house has absolutely everything you need for a fantastic stay and the kitchen dining area is absolutely fantastic and such a great entertaining space.

The bedrooms are gorgeous especilly the 2 upstairs and the house sleeps 10 so a great place for friends or family gatherings.

I really cannot speak highly enough of Stichill Mains and if you want to explore the Border's region this is a fantastic place to come back to in the evening.

We know it won't be our last visit and some of my group have already booked to go back later in the year with another group of friends.

Thanks Susan and Arthur for making us feel so at home you two definitely have what it takes to continue to make this a favourite with all who visit. The guest book says it all.

Hope to see you again soon the Allanettes (Anne,Jenny,Janis,Liz and Joan)

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MrsMinty
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Perfect!”
Reviewed February 22, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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From start to finish our stay at Stichill Mains was perfect! We visited the beautiful barn conversion with our extended family to celebrate my Mum's 60th. First and foremost the assistance from Susan and Arthur was top notch. Susan assisted with cake provision, extra beds, Sainsburys shopping and even with those extra wee questions that pop into your head in the middle of the night! Thank you!
The house is simply stunning and we all loved it. The young children enjoyed the space and had many games of hide and seek. The older children enjoyed the sanctuary to sit and chat. The adults spent most of the time in the giant kitchen/dining room, this hub was the most popular hangout for all. The kitchen is by a mile the most equipped kitchen I have had the privilege to use in a holiday home and for that reason, we ate in the whole time. The whole house was immaculate, beautifully decorated and furnished. The beds were extremely comfortable and adaptable to tailor to individual guests needs.
The village people in Kelso were ever so friendly. We were fortunate enough to experience the local Farmers Market, by far the best one I have been to in a while. I would recommend the Meringue Cafe for a cuppa and a cake, we consumed 15 pieces of their millionaire shortbread over 4 days.....it is to die for!!!! (There were 10 of us!)
All in all a beautiful house with wonderful hosts. We very much hope to return in the future.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Rhona A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Perfect family celebration house!!”
Reviewed February 10, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We have just returned from a lovely long weekend break at Stichill Mains, two families with 5 'teenage children' betweeen us. This was just perfect for us - we are all so busy with own lives and this gave us time and space to have two full days of just enjoying each other's company without the demands of 'taxi driving', facebook, and everyone doing something different. Susan and Arthur were excellent 'landlords' from initial contact to post care follow up. We arranged for clay pigeon shotting on Friday which Arthur organised for us. This too was ideal. Great family break.

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Liked best: Felt like home and very limited wifi access.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Marilyn N
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“First class in every way.”
Reviewed January 5, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

Beautiful house in an idyllic location ideal for families and larger groups. Very well equipped and very comfortable. The house was furnished to an exceptional standard and we wanted for nothing whilst we were there. Added to this, the owners's, Arthur and Susan were exceptionally nice and friendly, and went out of their way to make sure our stay was pleasurable. Our stay was because of a family bereavement, and we wanted to get away over Christmas, and Arthur and Susan were aware of this, and helped us through a very sad time.. I cannot speak highly enough of the property, nor the owners, and we will definately be returning again.

Traveling group: Extended Family
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Leanne_Ta...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Lovely house, very helpful owners”
Reviewed December 3, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We recently stayed at Stichill Mains 29th Nov - 1st Dec 2013 and thoroughly enjoyed the house and locality. In total, there were 4 couples, 3 kids and a dog - the home was very spacious with a sociable layout. It was a late booking and Susan couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating - did us a great deal and made us feel very welcome from start to finish. The house itself was spotless and had everything you would need (cooking utensils in particular) for a weekend. The kitchen/dining area was fantastic for such a big group. Would certainly recommend and will definitely book again.

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