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The Old Smithy Cottage 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - sleeps 7 - Dog friendly

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
2 nights minimum
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The Old Smithy has been given the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018 and 2019 Award and the new travellers choice award for 2020 *Dog Friendly: £20.00 per dog per stay payable in cash on arrival * Ideal property for guests with mobility problems and prams (please note the property is NOT wheelchair friendly) This beautiful property is a stone built old blacksmiths shop, that has been lovingly converted and restored to a high standard to provide a lovely self catering accommodation. The Old Smithy is situated in the village of Ednam so provides a wonderful relaxing location, were you can escape the rest of the world, yet only 2 miles away from Kelso (5 minutes drive). The property is all on ground level with no stairs, and is therefore accessible for prams and people with mobil...The Old Smithy has been given the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018 and 2019 Award and the new travellers choice award for 2020 *Dog Friendly: £20.00 per dog per stay payable in cash on arrival * Ideal property for guests with mobility problems and prams (please note the property is NOT wheelchair friendly) This beautiful property is a stone built old blacksmiths shop, that has been lovingly converted and restored to a high standard to provide a lovely self catering accommodation. The Old Smithy is situated in the village of Ednam so provides a wonderful relaxing location, were you can escape the rest of the world, yet only 2 miles away from Kelso (5 minutes drive). The property is all on ground level with no stairs, and is therefore accessible for prams and people with mobility issues. The level entry hall leads to a wonderful open plan sociable space in the Kitchen, Dining Area, were there is lots of room for every one to gather around! The Old. smithy is warmed by central heating and an electric wood burner effect fire so is comfortable and cosy all year round Cooks will enjoy the SMEG Stainless Steel Range Cooker with two ovens, backed up by the dishwasher!. The light, bright lounge offers more room to relax, perhaps by the glow of the wood burner effect fire and music playing. There are 2 sets of french doors leading off the lounge out to the garden area, were you can sit and the decking area which as a wooden table with seating and enjoy the open views, and listen to the wild life and the sound of water from the Eden Water running at the end of the garden. This property has 3 double bedrooms. The main bedroom has a king size bed with en-suite shower, WC, and vanity unit. The second bedroom has a double bed with bedside table, double wardrobe with 2 drawers. The third bedroom has 1 double bed, 1 single bed, bedside table, 3 door wardrobe with shelving and drawers (there is sufficient room for a travel cot in either bedroom 1 or bedroom 3) The property sleeps upto 7 guests (babies/infants in a cot do not count) All bedlinen and towels are of a luxury standard as we use a linen company that caters for hotels and holiday lets. The Kitchen, Dining Area consists of a brand new fully fitted kitchen large dining kitchen with farmhouse table and chairs, with dishwasher, SMEG stainless steel dual fuel range cooker, plenty of workspace, microwave, washing machine, dryer, ironing facilities, plus american fridge freezer. The Lounge consist of 3 sofas, 1 armchair, flat screen TV, DVD Player, Music Centre, Coffee Table with leaflets etc, sideboard with a selection of games, dvds, books, jigsaws. The cottage has river frontage and an open plan garden which runs up to the Eden Water river. This property is ideal accommodation for people with poor mobility as there are no stairs in this property and we have a ramp access. Close to the famous Salmon River Tweed ideal for fishermen, also close to The Borders Union show ground, Kelso Golf Courses and Kelso Racecourse. Set in a small quiet village with lovely countryside views. It is a lovely area for countryside walks. On the main bus route to Kelso which is 5 mins away by bus. Ideal base for tourists. Close to amenities. Cot and high chair available on request, Maximum of 2 well behaved dogs by arrangement with the owner charged at £20 per dog per visit. Eco-Friendly With environmental issues becoming increasing prevalent, we all need to adapt to become more sustainable, including owners of holiday lets. Here at The Old Smithy with have made 9 changes to be more eco-friendly. * all electrical appliances when need replacing will be replaced with the most energy efficient option A+++ * All lightbulbs have been replaced with LED * All clinical products are eco-friendly and refillable * All toiletries are eco-friendly and in re-usable bottles that we can refill to avoid waste. * General & Recycling bins are clearly labelled. A worktop size composting bin with biodegradable bin is situated in the kitchen. There are 2 large wooden green compost bins at the bottom of the large garden. * Water butts have been fitted to the sheds to water the plants with or water saving measures * heating boiler is on a timer to avoid waste *All products in the welcome park are purchased from local independent farms/shops. * Reusable material shopping bags are available for your use to avoid you purchasing plastic bags * E-bike hire is available that can be dropped off/collected direct from the property. * Walkers maps are available for your use * public transport information is available Within your price you receive * welcome tray with tea, coffee, chocolate, sugar, milk and Borders biscuits * hand and bath towel per person * hand wash, shampoo and shower wash in each bathroom * toilet rolls * dish washer tablets * tin foil * washing up liquid and kitchen cleaner * tea towels and kitchen towel * chocolate on your bed * WIFI Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: THEOLDSMITHYCOTTAGESLEEPS7,DOGFRIENDLYMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
.Maximum 2 dogs (additional dogs subject to discussion with owner). No pets allowed in bedrooms and on furniture.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Gail C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2012
Interaction with guests
I live in the cottage opposite The Old Smithy, so I will be here to greet you when you arrive and show you round the property. I am always available if you need me for anything during your stay with us. If you would like me to reserve a restaurant etc for you before you arrive, I am more than happy to help.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent 3 days as a family of 5 with our dog at The Old Smithy, can honestly say we would not change a thing, the cottage is very cosy, clean and spacious and has everything you need. The owners made us feel very welcome...More

Date of stay: July 2022
Thank Clair T
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LoveTravel730849, VR Owner at The Old Smithy Cottage 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - sleeps 7 - Dog friendly, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and loved The Old Smithy as much as we do. We look forward to seeing you all again in the future. Gail...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent 5 days at The Old Smithy. What a fantastic break. Highly recommended. The attention to detail is second to none. Everything you need is there and has been thought of. The cottage is central to everything and there is a lot to do...More

Date of stay: July 2022
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LoveTravel730849, VR Owner at The Old Smithy Cottage 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - sleeps 7 - Dog friendly, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou so much for such lovely comments. We are over the moon to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and loved exploring the many beautiful places. Like you said 5 days isn't enough to visit all the fantadtic places. We hope you will visit...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a beautiful cottage in which to spend a relaxing break away. The cottage is spotlessly clean with so many extra little touches that really make your stay special. It is beautifully decorated and the gardens are immaculately kept. Gail and Adrian have thought of...More

Date of stay: June 2022
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LoveTravel730849, VR Owner at The Old Smithy Cottage 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - sleeps 7 - Dog friendly, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thankyou so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at The Old Smithy. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with a wonderful experience from the moment they book a stay with us to the moment they leave and...More

Reviewed 7 June 2022

Gail and Adrian were fabulous hosts . Nothing was too much trouble. I joked about turning up n everything was sorted, And it was - quite literally. Everything you need is catered for, it’s like home from home - but cleaner and tidier (in my...More

Date of stay: May 2022
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LoveTravel730849, VR Owner at The Old Smithy Cottage 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - sleeps 7 - Dog friendly, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2022

Thankyou so much Carol for such a lovely review. We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed it that much that you have booked to stay with us again in 2023!. Look forward to seeing you all next year

Reviewed 12 May 2022 via mobile

Had a weekend stay in may 2022. Fantastic quick response to booking and keeping in touch emails prior to arrival. Gail and adrain have thought of everthing . The house is immaculate and full of extra. Lots of kitchen ware to cook for large numbers,...More

Date of stay: May 2022
Thank kirstylauracaldwell
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LoveTravel730849, VR Owner at The Old Smithy Cottage 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - sleeps 7 - Dog friendly, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2022

Thankyou so much for such a complimentary review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It was lovely watching the children and adults playing in the garden and grandad knocking on the fairy doors around the garden. We hope you...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2022

The Old Smithy is a comfortable and charming place to relax in. We could not have chosen anywhere better to spend our week in the Scottish Borders. Every comfort was considered and provided for . Obviously a lot of thought and care goes into the...More

Date of stay: April 2022
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LoveTravel730849, VR Owner at The Old Smithy Cottage 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - sleeps 7 - Dog friendly, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2022

Thankyou so much for such a lovely review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Old Smithy. Hope you enjoy the rest of your tour around Scotland and England. Hope you have a safe journey back to Australia. Gail &...More

Reviewed 27 April 2022

What a wonderful cottage. Set in beautiful surroundings, very well presented, immaculately laid out and charming hosts all lead to a most excellent stay. My family and dogs couldn't have asked for more!

Date of stay: April 2022
Thank MarcusD320
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LoveTravel730849, VR Owner at The Old Smithy Cottage 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - sleeps 7 - Dog friendly, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2022

Thankyou so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you loved The Old Smithy as much as we do. It was a pleasure to meet you all and hopefully you will visit us again in the future. Gail & Adrian

Reviewed 1 March 2022

Fabulous, relaxing, spotless cottage “home from home” in a peaceful location with beautiful nearby walks and lovely beaches a short drive. Gail provided a lovely welcome pack for us and our dog “Lottie”. Easy access to surrounding areas. Gail was on hand to advise on...More

Date of stay: February 2022
Thank Sep123
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LoveTravel730849, VR Owner at The Old Smithy Cottage 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - sleeps 7 - Dog friendly, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2022

Thankyou so much for taking the time to do such a wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and loved exploring the Scottish borders. We hope you will tell your friends and family about us. Hopefully you will visit...More

Reviewed 29 November 2021

Perfect stay in this lovely cottage, spotlessly clean with every comfort and amenity. Gail gave us a very warm welcome and told us about local events and places of interest as well as providing a lovely welcome basket of goodies. The cottage is very well...More

Date of stay: November 2021
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LoveTravel730849, VR Owner at The Old Smithy Cottage 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - sleeps 7 - Dog friendly, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2021

Thankyou so much for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your next stay with us. Gail & Adrian

Reviewed 24 October 2021

I booked the old smithy with great ease through my instagram page, Gail was brilliant the entire time with prompt replies and information for us. we actually got married at Kelso town hall during our stay. just myself husband to be, our two children and...More

Date of stay: August 2021
Thank dan h
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LoveTravel730849, VR Owner at The Old Smithy Cottage 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - sleeps 7 - Dog friendly, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2021

Ah thankyou so much for such lovely comments. It was a pleasure to be able to be part of your wedding day, I was so excited for you all. We would love to see you all again in the future . Gail & Adrian xx

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Located in Ednam (birth place of James Thomson - author of Rule Britannia. Henry Francis Lyte – author of “Abide with Me”. Only 2 miles from the historic market town of Kelso, famous for its’ salmon fishing, where the River Tweed & Teviot (Junction Pool) meet (Mortimer & Whitehouse – Gone Fishing filmed an episode at Bridge Pool Kelso in October 2020). Kelso is the largest square in the Scottish borders and is known as the prettiest. Known for its cobbled streets, where you will find a variety of independent shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. There are various attractions to explore in Kelso such as, ruined Abbey, Floors Castle and Gardens, Kelso Racecourse (known as one of the friendliest racecourses), Annual ram sales. For the
Getting around
There is a bus stop across the road from The Old Smithy which will take you into Kelso (2 miles away) from Kelso there are numerous buses to get you around the Borders. Tweedbank Train station is approx. 17 miles away. You will be able to get the train to Edinburgh from this station which takes approx. 50 minutes.
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The Old Smithy Cottage 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - sleeps 7 - Dog friendly is able to accommodate up to 7 guests. See all property details.

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