Kelso, Scottish Borders
A unique gardener's cottage set on the grounds of Scotland’s largest inhabited castle with its beautiful parkland to explore and walks from your door.
Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 3 nights low season & 7 nights high season
Head Gardener's House is listed with us by the managing agent Crabtree and Crabtree.
You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Crabtree and Crabtree.
Meticulously restored by The Duchess of Roxburghe and her team, this is quite simply an exceptional house in an exceptional setting. Sitting in the walled garden within the grounds of Floors Castle, it encapsulates the very best of country living.
Dating right back to 1815 and now renovated to an exceptionally high standard throughout, you can be assured of a very special stay in this former Head Gardener’s House.
The ground floor opens up to a main hall and staircase with impeccable finishes by Lewis and Wood, setting the scene for the quality throughout the rest of the house.
The drawing room is beautifully appointed with deep, generous sofas and elegant furnishings along with fabrics from Osborne and Little, Lewis and Wood and Romo which add warmth and vibrancy to the space.
The kitchen is wonderfully light and bright with integrated units giving a sleek streamlined look along with a dining area which merges classic heritage tones with the odd dash of colour for a perfectly in-vogue finish. A downstairs boot room/drying room is a versatile space - perfect for dogs and the storage of outdoor gear.
Upstairs the quality continues into two sumptuous bedrooms - one with en-suite and one with adjoining bathroom, each generously proportioned with opulent emperor size beds for that added touch of luxury and wonderful views over the Walled Garden and Millennium Garden.
Head outdoors and you have private use of the four acre Walled Garden outside formal opening hours. With the magnificent Floors Castle setting and access to fabulous walking within the park grounds and on the banks of the River Tweed, it may prove hugely difficult to venture anywhere else!
The Terrace Cafe sits approximately 100 yards from Head Gardener's House (open 10am - 4pm daily) serving light bites and lunches each day using the best of local ingredients. Alternatively the Courtyard Cafe adjoining the Castle (seasonal opening times) is just a leisurely wander from the property.
You will also find excellent local amenities in the thriving market town of Kelso (3 miles) set around a charming cobbled square. The town is home to a super range of independent shops where you can indulge in a little retail therapy, or purchase fresh produce and holiday provisions from friendly local traders.
There are some excellent pubs and restaurants for dining out, including the charms of Rutherford's, Scotland's first micro-pub - seen as 'the perfect antidote to modern life'.
The cottage is also 5 miles from St Boswells which boasts the fabulous, award-winning Mainstreet Trading bookshop, café, deli and antiques shop and the excellent Blue Coo Bistro at the Buccleuch Arms.
Monday - Friday or Friday - Monday short breaks.
80% of the weekly rental for 3 or 4 nights.
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