Perfect for families or groups of friends holidaying together, this lovely holiday cottage has been created from original farm buildings to form roomy, flexible holiday accommodation. The spacious kitchen is the heart of the house with the Aga and long dining table at one end and a cosy stove and comfortable seating at the other. The bright sitting room has an open fire and French doors to the garden. Set in rolling countryside, 6 miles north of the picturesque town of Kelso, and 5 minute walk from imposing Hume Castle, this delightful holiday cottage also has a private enclosed garden and open countryside views. Range of activities to suit all ages and interests are available locally; cycling, golf, riding, horseracing, fishing, historic houses of Floors Castle and Mellerstain and the four great border abbeys of Kelso, Melrose, Jedburgh and Dryburgh, while Edinburgh is only a scenic 1 hour drive. Shops and pub 3 miles.
Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room with French doors/kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedroom: 2 twin bedrooms, one with additional raised single (with ladder to bed, for child). Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, both with sloping ceilings. Shower room with toilet. Second staircase to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with toilet.
Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Oil CH, oil, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. CD. Aga. Elec cooker. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. 2 F/freezers. Wi-fi. Broadband. Tel-incoming calls only. Enclosed garden and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Easy walking access. Friday to Friday.
Customer Reviews of Hume Orchard Steading, nr Kelso - Sleeps 10-11
1st comment: Property exceeded our expectations, very spacious and well-appointed. Were particularly impressed by the piano (although wish this had been mentioned in the literature - we would have taken our own music!). Kitchen was well equipped and tea/coffee/milk etc had been left for our arrival. Some parts of the property were a little cold (although to be fair it was February and well below freezing outside!). Fantastic place to stay - would definitely return. Feb 2012.
2nd comment: A beautiful property - top tips if you choose to stay here (which you should) would be: a) if you’ve not used an aga before swot up a bit before hand on the do’s and don’ts and b) the owners keep little electric heaters in most bedroom cupboards - if you’re there out of season use these as the far lying rooms can get a bit chilly. Overall this is a fabulous property for a quiet retreat with a group of family or friends. I highly recommend it. March 2011.
3rd comment: The kitchen: proper ’heart of the house’! The overall size was perfect and the gardens were beautiful and very child-friendly as they were so well enclosed. Sept 2010.
4th comment: Excellently maintained in good location - delivered what we required. Oct 2010.
5th comment: Spacious, excellent, immaculate property. A real home from home with an excellently equipped kitchen - everything you could possibly need! May 2010.
6th comment: Quiet peaceful location, spacious but homely. Oct 2009.
7th comment: The property was first class with the kitchen being the hub of all activity. Accommodation was spacious and welcoming. Although the party did not include any small children it was obvious that the house was very child friendly. An excellent choice for larger groups with or without children. April 2009.