Inglestone House is a 4 storey Georgian town house in the very centre of Kelso. Our access statement aims to honestly describe the layout of this quirky, period property and its position in the town. Our front entrance is on Abbey Row (a one way street) and the rear is off Woodmarket and has the address of 1 The Square. A small alleyway joins these two streets together. Shops, Bars and restaurants etc. are within 100 metres, and you can view a map and directions here.
Arrival and Car Parking
On street car parking spaces are available on Abbey Row, with a further large free car park at The Knowes, a 2 minute walk via a path through the church yard. Disabled parking bays are on Woodmarket, in the main square directly opposite the Royal Bank of Scotland. We will gladly help with any luggage.
Bus stops are located centrally in the town on Woodmarket, Horse market and East Bowmont street (Coledale) and all less than 5 minutes walk to Inglestone House.
Taxis are available in the main square.
Train stations are at Tweedbank where parking is available, Galashiels (for buses to/from Kelso), Berwick upon Tweed and Edinburgh. Walkers and Cyclists come into the centre of the town square, go through the alley way between The Royal Bank of Scotland and Border Pet Rescue shop, turn left and our entrance is in front of you. We have a secure shed to store cycles in our courtyard garden. Further information on public transport can be found here.
Upon arrival go through wrought iron gate, up 13 steps to the front door where the bell is located on the right hand side. A further 3 steps take you into the porch where the building is secured via keypad entry. To gain entry please ring the bell, on checking-in guests are provided with the secure entry code. Once through the porch guests enter the Reception area on the first floor , this is where our Breakfast Room is located. There is also a WC for emergencies. A small fridge is located at Reception where fresh milk is available.
Our Courtyard garden is split either side of the main stepped entrance and is accessed via a further 3 steps leading down. Unfortunately, the garden is unsuitable for wheelchairs.
Ground Floor Access
For guests requiring ground floor rooms (bedrooms five and six), access is available via a ramp at our rear entrance (1 The Square) as shown below (please click to enlarge the photo). Please ring the doorbell for entry. This entrance is via a door key. There is a large cobbled area outside the rear entrance, this is a shared access with neighbouring properties and is for drop off only.
Bedrooms Rooms one, two, three and four are located on the second floor up a further flight of gently curving stairs from Reception, shown above (click to enlarge the photo). Rooms five and six are downstairs from Reception on the ground floor. Both staircases are wide with a strong bannister. Rooms 1-5 all have showers over a bath. Room 6 has a walk-in shower only with a very low shower tray and shower stool. Room 6 has a comfort height toilet with grab rails and a low level sink. Both ground floor rooms have extra wide doors to bedroom and bathroom. Fresh milk can be provided in a flask and breakfast can be served in your room if you are unable to manage the stairs to Reception. All rooms are en-suite.
If you have any additional requirements please inform us when booking so that we can make your stay as comfortable as possible. Alternatively please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Accreditations and awards
The sun is out, it's a beautiful warm July day and we need a socially distant outdoor activity with a tasty reward. So off to Border Berries at Rutherford a short drive along the river from Kelso to pick the best strawberries you will find anywhere! Stepping out of...
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The Cobby riverside walk in Kelso is known for it's picturesque views and resident wildfowl. We were delighted to find a Mandarin duck snoozing next to a distinctly dull mallard on one of our lockdown strolls.