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“Surprising Elegance Off The Beaten Track”
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Edenwater House
Ranked #10 of 16 Kelso B&B and Inns
Reviewed 22 July 2012

Edenwater House is somewhat hard to find (ask someone in the little town of Ednam outside of Kelso to direct you), but I fully recommend the search if you like the idea of mixing Borders sightseeing with a measure of evening elegance. The rooms are clean and larger than a usual B&B standard and there is an attractive garden, but the real lure here is the food and dinner service. The cuisine is sophisticated and delicious, and Jeff complements it with excellent wines. Breakfast is also very good.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2012

This was our final place to stay after touring Scotland for nearly three weeks and it ranks right up there with our favorites. Jacqui and Jeff welcomed us warmly into their lovely house situated on the most beautiful grounds of our entire trip. Our "Church Room" looked out onto the colorful backyard gardens and the Teviot River, and the neighboring church yard. The room was spacious and comfortable and a perfect place to rest after touring the abbeys of Kelso, Melrose, Dryburgh, and Jedburgh. Jeff knows his wine, and he made a great recommendation to accompany the delicious dinner prepared by Jacqui. Breakfast was also excellent, with some of the freshest eggs we'd ever eaten. We will be back, if our travels permit. Highly recommended!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

Jeff and Jacqui Kelly are consumate hosts. Their attention to comfort and detail is second to none. We have been staying with them on and off for many years whenever we need a break from the same business here at Millgate House. Being in the same field we know how demanding it is running a successful guest house. Jaqui's food is inventive,beautifully presented, zingy and with no hint of"cleverness"...just good! She did earn a Michelin Star when running her restaurant in Edinburgh. Jeff is front of house which he is masterful at doing.
He has a wry sense of humour, a dry wit, an eye for every detail and can "blather" away knowledgeably on most subjects. Jeff loves candlelight...candles dotted everywhere for dinner.
When it comes to wine his expertise is terrific. He carefully matches food and wine with Jaqui's delicious dishes.Above all it is the warmth of these two and their passion for food,wine and hospitailty which makes it such a superb place to visit. Breakfast is taken looking out across a dew drenched lawn with morning sunlight jumping on the burn beyond.
I hesistate to recommend Edenwater House only because I fear it will be fully booked next time I call. Bliss!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

My husband and I dined here on Saturday having heard great things about the food and we were not disappointed. We were warmly welcomed by hosts Jeff and Jacqui and shown to a comfortable and well-appointed drawing room for a pre-dinner drink.We were then shown to a small and intimate dining room (just four tables). The food was delicious and beautifully presented, the wine matching was excellent. Would recommend for a special occasion.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2011

A little out-of-the-way gem. The building, fittings, gardens and view are all superb. Jeff and Jacqui are gracious, charming and gregarious hosts. And Jacqui's food - a fusion of culinary styles from across the world, is simply wonderful. We had Thai-glazed local beef which was magnificent. Jeff knows and loves his wine, too! Lots of care and attention to detail - my darling bride simply describes it as 'faultless!'

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2011

We came to Ednam straight from Manchester Airport on the first day of ourScotland rund trip. The choice could not possibly been any better:Beautifully situated, lovingly furnished, with Jeff Kelly the gentleman host and his wife creating super dinners for us every night.We sure hope we will be back!

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed 13 August 2010

We chose this hotel because it purported to be a small quiet, but high-class establishment, but with outstanding food. This was all true. We were made to feel so very welcome, and having booked 3 of the hotel's four rooms, were given complete run of the place by our most welcoming hosts. Fine dining is important to us, and we were really impressed by the quality of the cooking - it would be really hard to better. The wine cellar is a real eye-opener, and you can have a tour if you like. The serene and quiet location and the beautiful garden appealed to us, and there was absolutely nothing about of 3 night stay, that was in any was disappointing - quite the opposite. It's a lovely and sophisticated backwater that you will find a joy if you are looking for a relaxing break with splendid food!

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Edenwater House

Address: Ednam | Roxburghshire, Kelso TD5 7QL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Borders > Kelso
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Kelso
Price Range: £75 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Edenwater House is a small, luxuriously-appointed private hotel offering comfortable rooms on a B&B basis. Self-catering apartment also available. Licensed. ... more   less 
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Edenwater House Kelso, Scotland

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