Superb Self-Catering Accommodation
Contact Tel: 01573 228465
Superb self-catering accommodation for 2 to 6 people,
situated in the beautiful old market town of Kelso in the Scottish Borders,
just 1 hour's drive from Edinburgh.
Listed by Historic Scotland as a building of architectural and historic
interest, the Turret House offers you a fabulous opportunity for
self-catering rental accommodation in a holiday cottage of tremendous
character and history.
The Turret House, reputedly the oldest house in Kelso, can trace its
back to 1678 when John Palmer, a Tweed River boatman celebrated his
by carving his initials into the lintel above what was then the front door.
Since then the Turret House has seen many changes, including the addition
the circular stone stairway from which it gets its name.
Refurbished by the National Trust, the Turret House today offers stylish
comfortable self-catering accommodation whilst retaining all the character
and quirky angles you'd expect in a house of this age and historical
The self-catering rental accommodation is on three floors and is centrally
There is a small, pleasant courtyard garden to the rear of the house.
Unrestricted parking is available in Abbey Court.
The Turret House is situated in Abbey Court, a quiet and pretty no-through
street. Partially cobbled, a short path leads down to the banks of the
Tweed where you can watch fisherman cast for salmon on the world famous
Junction Pool. Even if the fish aren't biting you can always catch a
glorious view of Floors Castle from this spot.
To the front, the Turret House overlooks St Andrews Church whilst from the
rear upstairs windows you can see the 12th century ruins of Kelso Abbey
tucked in behind a magnificent horse chestnut tree. Kelso's picturesque
cobbled main Square, with its wide variety of shops and eating places, is a
very short walk from here. You will find the Kelso Tourist Office on the
ground floor of the Town Hall.