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44 reviews
Sumptuous library lounge with log burning stove
While away the hours reading a book and listening the crackle of the cosy log burner.
Fitted kitchen complete with both dining and soft seating areas
Luxurious power shower with complimentary toiletries...
Tranquil peace and stunning countryside views
Peruse the many books on display in the library lounge
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Kelso, Borders, Scotland

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Ashleigh...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A perfect, relaxing stay!”
Reviewed 28 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

My fiancé and I visited Ashley's Bothy on Saturday for a 1 night stay, and we had the best time! The fire was so cosy, sofas were super comfy and a great DVD collection - perfect place to hideaway with a glass of wine and listen to the rain battering the windows! The bed was very comfortable and the shower was great too. We were served a full cooked breakfast in the conservatory in the morning by Ashley (at a time of our choosing) and this was cooked to perfection. The Bothy didn't have Wifi (that we could find anyway!) but this was actually quite refreshing to get away from phones for a while!

I would thoroughly recommend the Bothy to anyone looking for a quiet and relaxing place to get away from it all - it was exactly what we needed! Thank you :-)

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Susieggg
London
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wish we had stayed longer”
Reviewed 11 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

What a marvellous place to stay - superb accommodation, with a very comfy bed, a super cosy separate lounge with log burner and sofas - the perfect place in which to relax with a glass of wine - and an elegant conservatory for a private breakfast for two. So much space to ourselves and all so beautifully decorated.
Host Ashely couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming and served a delicious breakfast - at a time to suit us.
The Bothy really is a perfect spot for a few days of relaxation - I wish we had booked a longer stay and we will definitely return.

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Liked best: The space available -so much more than a B&B room
Liked least: A bath tub would have made it absolutely perfect but the shower was good!!!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
12 Oct 2015
Thank you both for such a lovely review of The Bothy,we are delighted to receive such great and detailed feedback. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and look forward to welcoming you back to Kersmains sometime. Best Wishes,Ashley.
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sdaly25
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect stay Kersmains”
Reviewed 6 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We have just returned from a 2 night stay at the Bothy B&B. Our 14 month old son was with us so we really wanted more than just a room for a few nights. When we came across The Bothy it looked ideal. In fact The Bothy B&B was perfect - more than enough space for us to relax in the evening and enjoy the peaceful scenery around us. It was in a great location to explore the Borders area. We will definitely be back to Kersmains for another stay in the future. Thank you for being so welcoming!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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3-Wim-60
Schilde, Belgium
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“ideal retreat to visit the border abbays”
Reviewed 3 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

we were looking for a B&B in the borders to visit the abbays and castles in this region. and we were very glad we could stay in the Kersmains Bothy. Not only for the good location, but also for the warm welcome by Ashley and Simon. The Bothy itself offered us a very spacious retreat: a large bedroom with well equiped bathroom, and as a magnificent surplus an even larger library/sitting room with adjoining a veranda. Looking for inn's, restaurants or any other info, Ashlet was also helping us.

summarized: we can remmend without any doubt this B&B

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Aug 2015
Dear Wim,
Thank you ever so much for such a lovely review. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip around Scotland. Hope to have you back again sometime. Best wishes, Ashley
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happylarr...
Bridport, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“An oasis of style”
Reviewed 16 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We stayed at Kersmains Bothy for a couple of nights whilst visiting friends and family in the area.

The bothy/cottage is stylish, spacious and a great place to relax, unwind and use as a base for touring. Ashley and Simon are great hosts - there when you needed them but happy to leave you on your own, if that's what you want.

Furnishings are fab, all fittings and guest supplies are all high end and it shows that guest comfort has been well thought through. Extra marks for a king size bed and a large, private, lounge to relax in !

All in all, if we were to visit the area again, we wouldn't look to stay anywhere else!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Jul 2015
Many thanks Lawrence and Heather for such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you to stay and we hope to see you back in The Borders again sometime soon.
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