Kelso and The Scottish Borders....

Kelso itself is a bustling town with many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, and is, as Sir Walter Scott once described it "the most beautiful, if not the most romantic village in Scotland". There is plenty to see and do throughout the year here in the Scottish Borders.

Eating Out

If you would like to dine out while staying with us there are some wonderful restaurants locally. Our top recommendations are;

Lemon & Thyme - Award-winning fine dining restaurant in Kelso.

The Cobbles Inn- Lovely family-friendly pub food in Kelso.

The Townhouse- Locally sourced top quality Scottish cuisine in Melrose- perfect for a celebration

Provender- Contemporary Scottish, British & French cuisine in Melrose.

If you are looking for something specific or have any questions please get in touch and we can help you plan your night out.

Days Out With Kids

From grass sledging to fairy trails there are activities for all ages nearby. Here are some our our top picks for a great day out with the kids;

Born In The Borders- Grass sledging, ice skating/roller skating, cafe serving delicious food and their very own gin distillery and brewery!


Go Ape

Paxton House


Heatherslaw Light Railway


Alnwick Castle


The championship Roxburghe Golf Course lies just the other side of the River Teviot and can be seen along the River Teviot walk, and is only a 10 minute drive from Kersmains. Other nearby golf courses include Kelso, Lilliardsedge, Minto, The Hirsel and Duns to name just a few! Roxburghe Golf Course:


The River Tweed boasts some of the best Salmon fishing in the world, and guess what- it is just minutes from Kersmains! We have ample space at the farm to store fishing rods/equipment and our welly room with Belfast sink in The Lodge is the ideal place to leave your wet gear, wash up and prepare to relax by the fire after a long day fishing. Fishing is also available on the River Teviot, which can be accessed by foot from Kersmains. The Jedforest Angling Association can offer fishing on the River Teviot throughout the year. Fishpal Website:


Oh where to begin! At Kersmains you are within easy reach of so many beautiful Borders towns and villages, all with their own unique charm and host of individual boutiques showcasing the best of local art, crafts and produce.

Edinburgh is only an hour's drive away, or hop on the Borders Railway at Tweedbank for a speedy but beautifully scenic route direct to Edinburgh Waverly Station.

We are also within a short drive of the Scotland/England Border to allow you to explore the stunning Northumberland coastline.

 Contact us Tel: 07919456267