We feel lucky to live in this beautiful area of the Borders. Our home is a stones throw from Floors Castle, and all the romantic charm that Kelso itself has to offer. You will be staying in a cosy double room, with private bathroom and lounge.
I believe it is the small homely touches that make our listing different from the others. Having stayed at many air bnb properties throughout the world as we have travelled, we have picked up what we liked best about the places we stayed at and incorporated it in the service we provide to you. We will tailor our recommendations for what to explore in the area based on what you tell us your interests are and if you contact us in advance before your trip we can make sure we have all the best tips and itineraries planned for you!
You will have your own room on the ground floor, with a private bathroom next door. The bathroom has only a bath, so if you require a shower then you will have access to our shared bathroom upstairs where there is a shower. There is also a lounge to relax in with a tv to watch just opposite your bedroom which will only be used by you while you are staying with us. You are welcome to use our kitchen and dining area, and a continental style breakfast of toast, cereal, bagels, jams and curds (all locally made) and fresh fruit will be provided along with hot drinks and juice.
Interaction with guests
I am a stay at home mom so will be available to serve your breakfast, and to answer any questions you may have or help with any travel arrangements. We have put together a comprehensive guide to our favourite attractions and restaurants in the Borders that should help you while you are visiting here. We love to chat and meet new people and are happy to have as much interaction with you, or as little if you prefer your privacy :)
Other things to note
We have an 2 year old daughter, so obviously there is the usual hustle and bustle that comes with a family home but her bedroom is on the other side of the house and upstairs away from yours and so she will not disrupt you at night!
We are an alcohol free and non smoking house, so would respectfully ask that you refrain from smoking or drinking alcohol while you are staying in our home.
We are the Braithwaites. Gem - is the stay at home mom who loves to bake and Byron is the forester by day, and amazing photographer in his spare time. We love to get out and about and explore the beautiful scenery, go on hikes, family bike rides and we love travelling. Our little 20 month old daughter Ella and 3 month old cocker spaniel puppy Milo complete the family!
We have lived in 5 different countries in the past 5 years, but have settled down now in the Borders. We are loving this area and know you will too! We want to host you as friends, and share with you our favourite tips and recommendations about what is great to do around here! We have always had great hosts at the air bnbs we have stayed in around the world, and now it's our turn to do the great hosting for you! We look forward to welcoming you to our home.