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“Perfect getaway to chill out after our wedding.”
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48 reviews
Sumptuous library lounge with log burning stove
While away the hours reading a book and listening the crackle of the cosy log burner.
Fitted kitchen complete with both dining and soft seating areas
Luxurious power shower with complimentary toiletries...
Tranquil peace and stunning countryside views
Peruse the many books on display in the library lounge
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Kelso, Borders, Scotland

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Elaine F
Lanark, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect getaway to chill out after our wedding.”
Reviewed 27 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Myself and my husband stayed here for a few nights after our wedding in August. We were looking for somewhere to just chill out and switch off after all the busy times we had surrounding our wedding! The Bothy B&B was perfect for this and was just what we needed! It was pretty easy to find, we were only travelling from South Lanarkshire anyway. It is beautifully decorated, so comfortable, clean, well equipped, I dont know how many times we said 'Aw I wish we could just live here!' Ashley and Simon were very helpful and provided us with a great cooked breakfast in the morning. Ashley suggested a few local bars/restaurants/ local attractions which we visited during our stay. What I really loved about the Bothy was that although it is a B&B, you have the feel that it is your own private getaway space, and we knew that the owners were nearby should we have needed help with anything. Looking forward to going back in the future!

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Liked best: Decor, comfort
Liked least: having to leave....
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Aug 2013
Thank you for the lovely review Elaine! I hope you both had a fabulous honeymoon in Italy! You are always very welcome back at The Bothy and we look forward to seeing you again sometime. Best wishes for your future together, Ashley.
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Edinburgh
Reviewed 13 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Liked best: The decor
Liked least: Nothing,it was all good
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Aug 2013
Thank you Graeme! We are always delighted to hear that guests have enjoyed The Bothy and like how we have decorated it. Look forward to having you both back sometime soon. Best wishes, Ashley
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Peacehill
Wormit, Fife
1 review
“Fabulous accommodation with amazing hosts!”
Reviewed 14 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We wish we could of stayed longer! We had an over night stay while we were at a wedding in Kelso and it was just perfect. Easy to get to, amazing setting on the farm, beautifully decorated and finished. Simon & Ashley were so accommodating and helpful. The bothy had the type of atmosphere that instantly made you relax, loved it!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Jul 2013
Thank you for the lovely review Emma. It was a pleasure having you both to stay and glad you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you back again soon! Ashley
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Peter M
West Sussex
1 review
“A fantastic stay - I would recommend to anyone”
Reviewed 13 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We had a very warm welcome from Ashley and Simon, who were both friendly and professional. They supplied a put-you-up bed, greeted us with a lit fire (in late May), gave us good advice on where to eat in Kelso, and served breakfast as promised. The location suited us well about 3 miles from Kelso.

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Management Response
15 Jul 2013
Thank you for the lovely review Peter, we enjoyed having you both to stay for the Jim Clark Rally. Hope to see you back again next year!
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Bryan F
Ayr, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“fantastic experience one to be repeated”
Reviewed 11 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

This is my second trip to this lovely place set in the most fantastic countryside. Ashley and Simon could not have been more welcoming and the Bothy is a lovely place to stay. I go down to the borders from time to time with my job and will always try and make sure I stay there. I also have a horse and hope to take him down there sometime soon. They welcome horses too and its a great place for both animal and human.


Thanks again Ashley



Bryan

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Liked best: warm hospitality
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Jun 2013
Lovely to hear your thoughts, and thank you for such a great review! We look forward to welcoming you, and possibly your horses, back to Kersmains soon!
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PaulPx
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Amazing Stay!”
Reviewed 10 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

This is the first time I've ever written a review but felt I had to for the Bothy B n B! What an amazing stay! We thoroughly enjoyed our break to the Bothy. We were very warmly welcomed and were very happy with the standard of the accommodation. We were quite surprised at the amount of space we had to ourselves! Sitting out on the patio overlooking the lovely garden was wonderful. We have already recommended the Bothy B n B to friends and colleagues – we certainly plan on returning too!

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Liked best: The amount of space and the garden.
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
11 Jun 2013
Thank you for the lovely comments- we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope to see you back again soon! As a fairly new business we really rely on our guests leaving reviews such that others can book with confidence, so it really is greatly appreciated. Thanks ever so much.
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