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Overview

  • At a Glance
  • Facilities
  • Accommodation

    • Sleeps 12 + cot (10 adults + 2 children)
    • 5 bedrooms
    • 5 bath / shower rooms

    Your holiday home

    • £1,500 - £2,885 per week
    • Security Deposit £500 (refundable)
    • Saturday changeover
    • 6:00 PM check in
    • 9:00 AM check out
    • 1 pet welcome (£20 pppw)
    • No smoking
    • Property rating: 5
    • Facilities

      • Dishwasher
      • Washing machine
      • Central heating
      • Cot
      • High chair
      • Wifi
      • Microwave
      • Garden furniture
      • BBQ
      • CD player
      • DVD player
      • TV
      • Range cooker
    • Features

      • Ground floor bed
      • Wood burning stove
      • Luxury
      • Games Room

Description

A church from the outside, but a stylish unique holiday house on the inside, full of charm, character and spacious living space, making this an unforgettable holiday venue.

This wonderful large holiday home, situated in the centre of a sleepy village overlooking the Cheviot Hills, is a converted church, dating back to 1878. Beautifully refurbished, this boutique conversion of a Victorian church in 2002, offers stylish accommodation for up to 10 adults and 2 children. Combining traditional features, such as the stained glass windows with ultra modern opaque glass floors, there is a feeling of old and new within this striking holiday house.

The main part of the church is on the first floor, when the full scale of the size and space is realised. A vast 54 foot by 34 foot living space houses dining, cooking, seating and play areas for all the guests. With under-floor heating and surround sound music system, your comfort and enjoyment is part of the experience. Externally, to one side is the drive, with allocated garden area and decking with garden furniture. This stunning property is ideal for a family holiday or those wishing to base themselves within this popular short break destination.

  • Living
  • Beds & Baths
  • Grounds
  • Please note
  • Reception Rooms
    The reception area of this church conversion is accessed via the central glass stairway to a vast 54 foot by 34 foot open-plan living space. With the arched beams, flower roundel window and stained glass window juxtaposed with the modernity of a semi-glass floor and striking use of space, this is very much a “wow” room.

    There are four distinct areas within this large space on the first floor and they are the seating area, the games area, the dining area and the kitchen area. At the far end of the building, with a flat screen TV on the wall, there are a number of large comfortable sofas around a coffee table, with a wood-burning stove to the side, which makes up the living space area. To the side is a pool table. There is also access to an external balcony, where you can enjoy views over the local Borders countryside.

    For families with young children, the staircase is a bit of an illusion, protected as it is on both sides by glass as well as under the steps (riser) so in effect isn't an open staircase. The owner provides a stairgate on request which is fitted at the top of the staircase.  This level is where you'll likely spend most of your time.  

    At the near end of this impressive first floor open-plan space is a well designed kitchen with granite work-tops and stainless steel throughout. There are six bar stools to the side where more informal dining or socialising can occur. The dining area is opposite which consists of an old oak refectory table with two pews on either side, and two oak chairs, which comfortable seats 10 people to a maximum of 12 people.

  • Accommodation is provided for a group of 10 adults and 2 children in 5 bedrooms, with 3 bathrooms and 2 shower rooms, as follows:

    • 2 Double Room/s With Ensuite Shower Room
    • 1 Master Double Bedroom Suite With Ensuite Bathroom
    • 2 Family Room/s With Double Bed And Single Day Bed With Private Bathroom

    Ground Floor (accessed by steps)
    Bed 1, King size double and fold-out sofa-bed, with en-suite wet floor bathroom, with stand-alone bath, separate shower cabinet, w,c and wash hand basin
    Bed 2, Double with wash hand basin, with en-suite wet room with shower; bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin
    Bed 3, Family, with double and single beds
    Bed 4, Family, with double bed and single daybed
    Bed 5, Double with wash hand basin, with en-suite wet room with shower

    Cloakroom with w.c and wash hand basin; bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin.

  • Enclosed with its own policy, with gate off the main road, there is a small area of grass, patio and decking available. Located in the quaint hamlet of Stichill, only 3 miles from Kelso, the Borders offers a range of activities and things to do.  Kelso Abbey is worth a visit, as is Abbotsford House, Sir Walter Scott’s home. For those in search of more lively entertainment, fishing, clay shooting and golf can be found locally, with the rivers Tweed and Teviot being close by. The nearest golf course can be found at Kelso with The Roxburghe course, or at Melrose. Kelso is the local market town, with good quality shops and restaurants, with a major supermarket, Sainsburys.

  • HOUSEKEEPER
    The owners lives in the vestry to the rear, which has its own seperate access, drive and private garden area.

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Map

Area
Southern Scotland
Nearest shop
3 miles
Nearest supermarket
3 miles
Nearest pub
3 miles
Train Stations
Nearest Train Station
Earlston 9 miles
Melrose 11 miles
Duns 11 miles

Photos

Open plan space with dining section with opaque glass floor
This traditional church building hides a stunning stylish interior
A holiday house with a difference
Modern kitchen with breakfast bar
Kitchen at one end of the large open plan design
Games section with a pool table
This is a really special holiday house
Back at ground level
The impressive master bedroom has a modern en-suite bathroom
En-suite bathroom to master double bedroom
Bedroom 2, a bright and comfortable double bedroom
En-suite bathroom and storage space for bedroom 2
Bedroom 3, a generous double room with chic day bed
Bedroom 4, a stylish double room with additional day bed suitable for children
Stylish decor and quirky windows throughout this unique holiday home
Bedroom 5, a classy double bedroom with vanity suit
Modern fixtures in every room
This holiday home in the borders is full of space and character
Enjoy a village location in the Scottish Borders
View from the garden
You will not want to leave when the time comes
Visit Floors Castle or fish on the Tweed
Walking in the Lammermuir Hills
Kelso Abbey in nearby Kelso
Kelso town square

Guestbook

25 March 2020
Rated 5 out of 5

House is perfect for large gatherings and the photos posted do not do it justice, the accommodation provided is immaculate and everything you would ever need is provided, inc a Sonos sound system, zoned underfloor heating , mood lighting and even a pool table. Whilst there we arranged for some outside catering for the Sat night as celebrating a special event , this was provided by a local caterer named Nikki Moffat trading as Puddleduck and we cannot recommend her food and service highly enough, if thinking about catering be sure to give her a try. The owners Ken and Janine are most helpful and will ensure you have a good stay, we really hope when life returns to some sort of normality we can revisit.

Pleasure to deal with. Excellent customer service from initial contact through to review procedure.

17 May 2019
Rated 5 out of 5

What a place no spoilers.

That's what we love to hear! Glad to hear you had a good time.

Great service hassle free definitely recomend

Thank you

04 January 2018
Rated 5 out of 5

Property photos & description looked great however the photos did not do the property justice. We weee very impressed

Many thanks for your comments, any feedback is appreciated and we'll ensure we review the current images as we obviously want to show this fantastic property in it's best light! Great the house exceeded your expectations and we hope to welcome you back in the future. 

Straight forward process, easy to follow procedures with timely feedback

Great you found the process straight forward and booking process simple, we do try to make our processes as user friendly as possible so this is great to know!

10 November 2017
Rated 5 out of 5

uitstekend zoals alles verlopen is het boeken de accommodatie prima dik in orde

We're so pleased you found the accommodation excellent and everything went smoothly. Please don't hesitate to contact us should you wish to re book again.

uitstekend geholpen goede service en goed meedenkend in een woord geweldig

Many thanks for your excellent review, we're thrilled you found the service amazing and hope to help again in the future. 

21 January 2017
Rated 5 out of 5

Property had the wow factor and was perfect for our family get together. Good sized and very well equipped kitchen. Suited us very well.

Totally agree with you! This amazing  church conversion certainly has the wow factor, glad it accommodated your family well and we 'd be delighted to hear from you again in the future!

Booking service and property excellent, would happily recommend to my friends.

Many thanks for the lovely comments regarding our service, so nice to hear you found our team helpful and the booking process hassle free! 

05 January 2017
Rated 5 out of 5

Beautifully presented property. Exactly as described. Owner/caretaker was friendly and helpful but unobtrusive.

Totally agree this is a beautiful and unique property and the owners are super accommodating. Great to hear you had an excellent time!

A simple process from start to finish. Staff couldn't have been more helpful.

Thank you for your excellent review, we're delighted that you found the team helpful and booking process straight forward and hope to be of help again sometime.

25 August 2016
Rated 4 out of 5

Beautiful converted church, friendly helpful owner

Many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback, and we agree this church is stunning and the lovely owners are very friendly and welcoming. 

Problem free booking, friendly helpful staff

Thanks so much! Great to hear you found our team friendly and the booking process straight forward. Look forward to hearing from you again in the future! 

02 July 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

Great customer care. Very friendly and helpful. Definitely use again.

Many thanks for the excellent review, great to hear you had a fab stay at the church!

Great customer care. Very friendly and helpful. Definitely use again.

Thank you, glad you found our team friendly and helpful. We would be delighted to help with the next get together and don't forget to follow our blog to keep up to date with special offers and holiday inspirations!

22 June 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

Everything came up to expectation.We had 12 in our party and there was plenty of room for everyone with a good communal area upstairs.Would certainly recommend the company and would use them again.

Thanks for the excellent review, glad you had a great time at this beautiful church conversion!

Everything came up to expectation.We had 12 in our party and there was plenty of room for everyone with a good communal area upstairs.Would certainly recommend the company and would use them again.

So glad the holiday was all you hoped for, the large open living space with games area is perfect for a big family get together or special occasion! Hope to hear from you again in the future :)

07 June 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

The converted church just outside Kelso was really well equipped with everything we needed for a fantastic long weekend with family and friends. The owner, who lives adjacent to the property, couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. Great sound system and TV and fantastic kitchen area where we spent lots of time as we had a temporary bar there.

Lovely to hear you had a nice welcome from the owner of the church, this conversion is certainly an impressive venue with excellent facilities for a family celebration.

Everything we needed to know before we had our holiday was well communicated in advance. Even when my payment was late (due to a change in my bank details) they fixed it so I didn't incur a late charge. The service was really great and the staff we spoke to couldn't have been more helpful.

Thanks so much for the fantastic feedback regarding our service! Great that you found all the extra holiday info we provide along the way useful when making the plans for your stay.  

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08 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

Beautiful property, spacious, well equiped, well maintained in idealic setting. Owners very helpful and obliging.

Fabulous to hear you all had an excellent time at this quirky church conversion.

We totally agree the property is very spacious and the owners certainly do their best to be helpful yet non intrusive too. If you ever wish to re book, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Professional and responsive

Thank you for your feedback, great to hear you found us both professional and responsive.

Don't forget to claim your loyalty discount, alongside our price guarantee if you ever wish to re book with us.

21 April 2016
Rated 4 out of 5

Outstanding living space. One fabulous bedroom and four ok ones. A very will equipped property. Our older grandchildren loved the pool table and the toddler loved the range of games available.
Ken (the owner) could not have been more helpful.

Sounds like you all had a great time at this unique church conversion, totally agree the living space is the heart of the house and pretty outstanding, great to hear all generations enjoyed the facilities. The bedrooms available are as advertised on our website, however any feedback received is much appreciated and we will certainly pass your comments on. Glad that you found the owners helpful, if you ever wish to return don’t forget to claim your loyalty discount next time.

Booking and payment system very efficient. However, specific requests for highchair; stairgate and cot were not passed on to owner. Fortunately, he lives next to the property and could supply a;; these items.

Thank you for your feedback, glad to hear that you found the booking system very efficient and our service good.

Apologies for the confusion with the cot/ highchair, we can’t see that these were requested, glad the owner could arrange this swiftly for you on arrival. We are in the process of making these requests  clearer on our website for future guests to hopefully avoid any misunderstandings.

10 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5

Absolutely stunning! Would highly recommend this amazing property. Completely unique, stylish while holding on to original identity. Key holder was very friendly and accommodating,

Many thanks for the fantastic comments, sounds like you had an amazing stay and we agree the owners are very hospitable and welcoming.

Fantastic service, very friendly and customer centric. Very much liked the online portal to manage bookings.

Thank you very much for the lovely feedback, glad you found our team friendly and the online payment system helpful.

29 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5

The house is absolutely stunning and well equipped. Would happily return there for another visit

Lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay in this beautiful church, we would be delighted to help with your next booking.

Everything was managed very efficiently, from booking to payment, return of deposit and arrangements for arriving at the house

Thank you for your fab comments, and so glad we were able to assist with the holiday planning!

27 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5

Beautiful conversion of an old church, with open plan living area upstairs, using the whole length and width of the building, and 5 double bedrooms downstairs, some with extra beds . Had worried the open space might be cold, but it wasn't at all. Kitchen very well stocked with pretty much everything you could possibly need. Owners live in vestry at the back of the church - very approachable and helpful. An amazing place to stay with a large group. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Sounds like an amazing time was had by all at this fabulous converted church! Pleased to hear you found the property warm and well equipped for your party size. If you would ever like to re book again please don't hesitate to get back in touch!

Booked through Scotts Castle Holidays - staff very efficient and helpful.

Great you found our service efficient and helpful, we would love to assist with any future trips you may have planned, to visit Scotland again!

10 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5

Walking through the door our mouths just dropped. The church is stunning. Its modern and well thought out. The finishing touches are perfect. Their is a peaceful and warm feeling inside. We felt right at home. Our family popped in at random nights and they nearly fell over when they saw the inside of the church, was loved by all. The internet connection is also good. It was an amazing holiday . thank you

Many thanks for your feedback, glad you found our service helpful and the payment process was clarified promptly for you.

It's always nice hearing happy holiday stories, we are pleased to hear you all had an amazing time and will certainly pass your comments on. We hope to be of help with any future holiday trips!

All was done very well except the payment structure.
I paid the amount and included the house deposit and the website didn't like that.
i waited and waited for confirmation and some how it slipped past me.
All was promptly sorted out

Many thanks for your feedback, glad you found our service helpful and the payment process was clarified promptly for you.

It's always nice hearing happy holiday stories, we are pleased to hear you all had an amazing time and will certainly pass your comments on. We hope to be of help with any future holiday trips!

12 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic week at the house !! We will be back

Thank you for your comments, we are pleased that you found our service helpful and that we could assist with your plans, great to hear you had a fantastic week!

If you ever wish to re book please don't hesitate to get in touch we would be delighted to help once again.

Scotts Castle Holidays

Great friendly service

Thank you for your comments, we are pleased that you found our service helpful and that we could assist with your plans, great to hear you had a fantastic week!

If you ever wish to re book please don't hesitate to get in touch we would be delighted to help once again.

Scotts Castle Holidays

21 May 2014
Rated 4 out of 5

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to be back in the future

Many thanks for your feedback, glad to hear your family enjoyed the holiday and we would be delighted to help again with the next trip!

Scotts Castle Holidays

Everything was perfect except there was no toilet up the stairs and my elderly mother was with us

Many thanks for your feedback, glad to hear your family enjoyed the holiday and we would be delighted to help again with the next trip!

Scotts Castle Holidays

26 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5

The house was fabulous. The standard of accommodation is excellent and all the extra touches like the welcome hamper and toiletries provided really added to it. We were a party of eight, ages ranging from 15 - 84, and everyone loved the experience of staying in the converted church. We would highly recommend to anyone considering the accommodation for a holiday.

Thanks for your comments. Sounds like a fabulous time was had by all of your group!

Please don't hesitate to get back in touch with us in the future, if you would like any other holidays plans.

Scotts Castle Holidays

Easy booking process. Staff very helpful and informative.

Thanks for your comments. Sounds like a fabulous time was had by all of your group!

Please don't hesitate to get back in touch with us in the future, if you would like any other holidays plans.

Scotts Castle Holidays

19 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5

Superb accommodation. All nine of us had a great time and we were reluctant to leave.

Thank you for your feedback, so lovely to hear you had a fantastic time! Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us again should you wish to re book.

Scotts Castle Holidays

All went as planned

Thank you for your feedback, so lovely to hear you had a fantastic time! Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us again should you wish to re book.

Scotts Castle Holidays

17 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5

We all had a lovely 3 night stay at the house. Such a treat to stay in an old church full of character. The modern design was beautiful and cosy. There were 13 ladies for my Mum's 50th and the open plan living area was perfect for everyone getting to know each other a mix over good food and wine. The owner was on hand to contact for any questions we had. Could not fault this beautiful church for a fantastic stay!

Many thanks for your lovely feedback, glad to hear the birthday celebrations went well and your group enjoyed their stay in this beautiful property. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if we can help with any future holiday plans and we will be delighted to help, don’t forget we also offer a loyalty discount for returning clients!

Scotts Castle Holidays

Excellent service. Friendly, efficient and very communicative.

Many thanks for your lovely feedback, glad to hear the birthday celebrations went well and your group enjoyed their stay in this beautiful property. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if we can help with any future holiday plans and we will be delighted to help, don’t forget we also offer a loyalty discount for returning clients!

Scotts Castle Holidays

19 June 2013
Rated 5 out of 5

Super property. Exactly as per the website!

Fantastic to hear that your group had a great time at Cairns House! Thank you for taking the time to submit feedback about your holiday and our booking process, we are please you found us helpful.

Scotts Castle Holidays would love to assist with any future plans you may have to return to Scotland. Don't forget to claim your Loyalty Discount should you wish to book again through us! (T&C'S apply)

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays
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I found the communication great, clear and very supportive.

Fantastic to hear that your group had a great time at Cairns House! Thank you for taking the time to submit feedback about your holiday and our booking process, we are please you found us helpful.

Scotts Castle Holidays would love to assist with any future plans you may have to return to Scotland. Don't forget to claim your Loyalty Discount should you wish to book again through us! (T&C'S apply)

Naomi Ashwell
Scotts Castle Holidays
Email: [email protected]

16 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5

The property was absolutely superb. Couldn't fault it at all! Would recommend it to anyone looking for something different and spectacular!

Thank you so much for your comments following your stay, and we are pleased you found our service to be efficient and helpful.

Great that you had a wonderful time at the property! We hope to be of future assistance with any plans you may have and dont forget to claim your Loyalty discount should you like to book through us again. (T&C's apply)

Scotts Castle Holidays
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Everything was made very easy. A pleasure to deal with.

Thank you so much for your comments following your stay, and we are pleased you found our service to be efficient and helpful.

Great that you had a wonderful time at the property! We hope to be of future assistance with any plans you may have and dont forget to claim your Loyalty discount should you like to book through us again. (T&C's apply)

Scotts Castle Holidays
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10 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5

Will recommend to others ,a beautiful house

Thanks for your feedback, we are delighted to hear you liked the house! We have recently introduced a loyalty discount scheme for returning customers, and hope we can assist with future plans.

Scotts Castle Holidays
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Communication was good .Answered all our questions .Will recommend your site to family and friends.

Thanks for your feedback, we are delighted to hear you liked the house! We have recently introduced a loyalty discount scheme for returning customers, and hope we can assist with future plans.

Scotts Castle Holidays
Email: [email protected]

10 January 2013
Rated 2 out of 5

Lovely house, great obliging owners, good location - perfect for large parties.

Christmas tree and welcome hamper - very thoughtful.

Would return to the house in the future - thank you.

I think that having posted a cheque to pay the deposit - which was an option and confirmed this - there should have been sufficient time allowed for this cheque to reach you. Being hassled to pay by another methods after collecting deposits from all the parties was poor.

Christmas tree and welcome hamper - very thoughtful.

Would return to the house in the future - thank you.

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