Robin, Susan Girdwood and their family would like to extend a warm welcome to all guests and visitors to The Old Priory Bed and Breakfast, our family home, and to the beautiful town of Kelso, the cobbled town, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. The Borders is a beautiful if largely undiscovered part or Scotland, and in many ways we like to keep it a little bit secret, but it is not as VisitScotland describe “The shortbreak destination of Scotland” when you come here there is a wealth of history to keep you in the area for many days. Most people,who discover the Borders come back year after year.
We offer traditional bed and breakfast hospitality, a family atmosphere, with a friendly, relaxed feel in a very atmospheric and comfortable enviroment.
This website should help you to decide if The Old Priory meets your needs, but if you have any questions
please just contact us.
Our rooms are considered to be what hotels call superior and we aim to provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We are centrally situated, within a short walk from all of the town’s restaurants, for wedding guests Ednam House is only 100 yards, a quick totter on high heels! We do suggest that wedding guests book two days as early arrival cannot be guaranteed. During the summer months we ask that a minimum of two nights is booked at weekends.
Hopefully your first visit to us will not be your last!
We have a very flexible layout and can accommodate most parties. We have twin beds, doubles and the Family Suite and are unusual in having two downstairs bedrooms. We find the flexibility useful for fishing, walking and golfing parties. Our Sitting Room provides a huge space in which to have a glass of wine while you plan your next outing. The Sitting Room overlooks the garden and the church, as well as that we have recently added the Garden Room, another sitting area on the ground floor. The garden is enclosed and we encourage guests to use it.
Our B & B’s walled garden provides off road parking and a haven in the town for our guests. Kelso is a vibrant town with events such as the Jim Clark Rally, Border Union Show, Civic Week, Regular Horse Race Meetings, British Motorcycle Federation Show and many more events
throughout the year.