Our family group of 3 stayed for one night last week. I have to say that over the years I have stayed in several B&B's in the UK and so I have a reasonably good barometer for rating them. How this lovely spot shows up rated as the 16th of 19 B&B's in Kelso is incomprehensible to me. I just cannot imagine a better B&B experience than what we had with Christine and Willie Redpath at Copper Tree. This is a true B&B with just 2 rooms available for guests unlike some of the larger multi-room facilities which are closer to small hotels. My comments below echo the 12 other sparkling reviews for Copper Tree.
Location - short drive/medium walk to center of town. The impeccably manicured backyard has a great view over the Tweed and over the town of Kelso. Kelso itself seems to be a good central location for exploration of the borders with several good dining/pub options.
Rooms/facility - Terrific. Rooms (double and twin) were spotlessly clean and felt brand new. Extremely comfortable beds. This was the best night's sleep of my trip. The double room had a large, new ensuite bathroom. The twin room had a large, recently remodeled bathroom just a step outside the door. There was a large family room and breakfast area in the house that guests can use as they please. The Redpaths are very meticulous about all of the details of their guests stay and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. Wireless internet was also available.
Hosts - Christine and Willie were just wonderful. All of our party felt as if we were staying in our own home - it was that comfortable. We really enjoyed talking with them and learning more about Scotland. We didn't want to leave!
Breakfast - Excellent traditional Scottish breakfast complete with homemade strawberry and rasberry jams from Willie's garden.
Overall a great experience and a trip highlight for us. As for the Scottish borders, the area was somewhat of a revelation. Very few tourists, idyllic small towns, great abbeys and beautiful countryside. Definitely worth a follow-up trip for me!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Start your day with a traditional Scottish Breakfast of your choice, set in our well situated breakfast room with a selection of home made preserves.While you enjoy breakfast in a relaxed atmosphere where you will find the view breathtaking ... more less
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- Copper Tree Bed And Breakfast Kelso, Scotland