Bookings are 2 nights minimum.
A comfortable home from home.
The Girdwood family would like to extend a warm welcome to all guests of The Old Priory,our home, and to the beautiful town of Kelso, the cobbled town, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Kelso is striving to be recognised as the Well -Being centre of the Borders and to that end we try to provide a calm, comfortable relaxing home from home. Herbal teas, books and the garden should help your break away. Our aim is to provide a pleasant stay in an informal setting, friendly, relaxed and hopefully restful.
Many people mistake us for a Hotel but that is just the vision that the building gives, we are a private home giving people a chance to live differently for a few days. We offer a wide range of rooms, ground floor doubles, a Family room with two rooms and a Jack and Jill bathroom (a superb room as a twin) and the Library is splendid in size and comfort. We love living here and want people to come and enjoy what we have (only if you’re nice!)
We have been Pick of the Town in Lonely Planet for many years and are No.1 on reviews from Kelso TripAdvisor (16 yrs). Although we have used Booking.com, Hotels.com and Expedia, we prefer to go it alone as we get more initial contact and more discerning guests through our own site.
During your stay
Discover Our Rooms
The Borders is a beautiful if largely undiscovered part of Scotland, and in many ways we like to keep it a little bit secret, 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. If you require a tour guide of the Borders by car in pdf format please ask as we have one that we can send.