Tastefully renovated wing of a large Victorian farmhouse, although Courtyard House is an attached wing of the farmhouse, it is set in it’s own private lawn garden within 470 acres of Holefield Farm. Inside they have preserved many of the original features, an atmospheric dining room with exposed stone wall and flagstone flooring. The bedrooms are spacious still with the original fireplaces, and each boasts its own en-suite bathroom.
Set in a beautiful rural location seven miles South East of Kelso. You can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax in privacy but without being totally isolated. It is the perfect base to explore everything the area has to offer. From the spectacular Cheviots hills and national park to the interesting coastline of East Lothian and North Northumberland as well as the historical Borders market towns seeped in history.
This holiday at a glance
- Sleeps six guests.
- Two bedrooms with 6’ zip and link bed (can be configured to twin beds on request)
- Bedroom three with twin beds.
- All En-suite.
- Biomas woodchip boiler.
- Enclosed garden.
- Two well behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge).
- Children welcome.
- Friday arrivals. If you would like to arrive on another day of the week please enquire with our Bookings Team (see Notes).
- Minimum two night stay.
- Electric oven with separate electric hob.
- Combined washer/dryer.
- Microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher.
- Television with Freeview TV.
- DVD player.
- Cot available on request.
- Original fireplaces in bedrooms.
- Spacious patio with pergola.
- Garden furniture.
- Parking for three cars at the property.
Attractions and nearby amenities
- Kelso is the closest market town which is a fifteen minute drive away. For food lovers the local farmers market is well worth a visit offering excellent award winning produce form the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. It is held the fourth Saturday of each month.
- Lemon and Thyme eating house in Kelso offers locally sourced food with an interesting menu, or The Cobbles pub which has a range of distinctive craft beers.
- Wander around Kelso Abbey, founded in the 1100s which was one of Scotland’s largest and wealthiest religious houses.
- Enjoy the frenzy of colour in the breath-taking herbaceous borders at Floors Castle which is the largest inhabited castle in Scotland and is home to the 10th Duke of Roxburghe. You can take a stroll with your dog through the Millennium Garden featuring a French-style parterre and also a charming summerhouse known as Queen’s House after Queen Victoria’s visit in 1867.
- A thirty minute drive from the property are Cheviot Hills, which dominated the northern end of the National Park, and are full of hidden delights. Check out the dramatic waterfall of Linhope Spout, or visit the tucked-away ponds of Wooler Common.
- Take a forty minute drive to Alnwick Castle, the gardens are spectacular and Harry Potter fans will enjoy the castle experience.
- Enjoy a day at the races, Kelso Racecourse is home of the National Hunt racing and was voted ‘Britain’s friendliest racecourse in a Sunday Times survey.
For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here.