My husband and I stayed overnight in this delightful place on 15 May. Great care has gone into creating an environment that is simultaneously classy and warm through choice of furniture and soft furnishings. Our ground floor room was large, clean and comfortable with shutters to shut out street noise and early morning light. We had a small dressing alcove between the bedroom and the large bathroom (which also had a bath and fluffy white towels. Guests have access to a large comfortable lounge room complete with a library of DVDs and books and a marvellous chess set, which is on the first floor; a comfortable conservatory on the ground floor; and a lovely garden during the day. There is secure off-street parking and free wifi access.
Breakfast offered a selection of quality cereals and fruit in addition to a menu of cooked dishes. Unfortunately, neither of us were hungry enough to avail ourselves of a cooked meal but we did enjoy our muesli and fruit in the country style dining room.
Robin and Susan and their daughters are consummate hosts, very friendly. They aim to treat guests as guests of the family and this is how we felt. In addition they have 3 rescue greyhounds which says something about their soft hearts and certainly won ours!
Restaurants are within walking distance and Kelso is a great base for touring the Border counties and Northumberland. We hope to return for a longer stay in about three years' time. Thank you Robin and Susan for providing such a lovely home from home and for keeping your tariff within the reach of most travellers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Old Priory is a gem of a house half in 1796, when it was built, and half in the modern world. We straddle the gap between Woodmarket and the old world of Abbey Row which houses Kelso Abbey. The aim is for us to provide comfort at a reasonable price, atmosphere and charm as befits the age of our home. Our Sitting Room overlooks the Old Parish Church and garden, our Family Suite is two rooms and can be used in a varity of ways. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Old Priory Bed And Breakfast Kelso, Scotland