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The Castle - Selkirk

Selkirk (5mls SW), Scottish Borders

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Sleeps 11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 6
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Quirky
Castles
Party houses
Wedding venues
Hen parties
Stag Parties
Towels included
Cot available
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully presented 16th-century castle creating a unique holiday home experience
  • A great location for keen walkers and cyclists with plenty of activities to enjoy
  • Visit some of the area’s beautiful locations including Bowhill House and Yarrow Valleys
Property code: TOWER

Welcome to this beautiful 16th-century castle set within private grounds and enjoying enviable views across the rolling hills and countryside. Packed with period features, feel transported to another time.

Situated midway between Northumberland and Edinburgh, this stunning period property makes a magical holiday home for a larger family or a group of friends looking for a unique, quirky and memorable retreat. Dating back to the 16th century, this beautifully updated castle offers delightful accommodation for 11 guests across five bedrooms and makes a wonderful base for exploring this beautiful part of the Borders region. Set within private grounds, the property is ideal for walkers and cyclists looking to explore the Yarrow Valley. The tower offers splendid views over the surrounding countryside and the property also features an excellent games room. A number of extras can be arranged in advance, including catering, a daily maid and butler service.

This magnificent property is situated at the end of a long track road within private grounds. The ground floor is home to the fully equipped kitchen, which is a pleasure to prepare meals in, and which features a grand dining table perfect for a celebratory meal. You will also find the spacious games room on the ground floor, where you can play table tennis and a range of board games. Heading up to the first floor, the great hall contains comfortable seating and an open fire in a grand stone fireplace and is a lovely spot to curl up in the evening and chat about the day. Entering the tower, the study is ideal for anyone needing a quiet spot to enjoy a book in front of a traditional wood burner. A light and relaxing lounge has a TV and iPod dock so you can sit back with a favourite movie. The stylishly furnished bedrooms are full of character. Arranged over the three top floors of the building, they offer stunning rural views, are fitted with high-quality handmade beds and can be reached via a stone spiral staircase. There are extensive mature and beautiful enclosed gardens for you to explore. A choice of garden furniture is provided making this an ideal spot for you to relax with a glass of wine or an al fresco meal.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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  • 5 bedrooms: 3 king-size zip-and-link with en-suites, 1 double en-suite and 1 super-king-size en-suite
  • 5 bathrooms: 5 en-suite bathrooms/shower rooms and 2 separate WC’s
  • AGA, fridge, freezer, microwave, espresso machine, dishwasher and pantry
  • Utility room: washing machine, tumble dryer and additional fridge
  • Trout fishing
  • Games room with table tennis and board games
  • Open fire in great hall
  • Woodburner in study
  • Heating and electricity included
  • Bath robes provided
  • Steep stone, spiral staircases – care must be taken
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub/restaurant 1 mile, shops 4 miles
  • TV & DVD, Freeview, iPod docking station, CD and Hi-Fi
  • Selection of books available
  • Catering, butler and daily maid can be arranged, pre booking essential.

The most idyllic base for those who like to pepper their holidays with varied activities and attractions, this superb family home is perfect for curious minds and itchy feet. Get to know the area and explore the local walks nearby, spending time in the local of village of Ettrick famed for its rich history and literary connections including Sir Walter Scott and James Hogg who also wrote under the nickname Ettrick Shepherd.

If you want to get active over a rambling hike or bike ride, the Yarrow Valley offers a wonderful adventure playground in which to enjoy the sights and let off steam. If you are into your biking, head to Glentress Forest (26 miles) for a real challenge. The UK's leading biking centre, Glentress Forest is a mecca for two-wheeled enthusiasts and sure to give you something to write home about.

For something a little more relaxed, Bowhill house is 3 miles away and offers a number of outdoor activities for you to partake in or simply somewhere special to savour a hot cup of tea and wedge of homemade cake. You can also drive over to Selkirk, 4.5 miles away, and dip in out and of the town's selection of cafes and shops.

If you have your sights set on something more lively for a day, Scotland's legendary capital, Edinburgh, is 46 miles away. Hop in your car or nab yourself a seat with the Scottish Borders Railway from Tweedbank Station and immerse yourself in all of its vibrancy and history.

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Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Lisa 17th October 2021

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Reviewed by George 14th October 2021

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The Castle - Selkirk is a wonderful venue for large families or groups to get together. It is wonderfully atmospheric and its history is displayed everywhere you look. The "great hall" comes into its own at night with a blazing fire in the huge hearth and the snuggly sofas making it ideal for chilling out. I would strongly recommend contacting the Read moreowner for advice on local activities, services etc. My group had a great time and we all agreed we would love to come back and spend even longer there. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 24th September 2021

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The Tower is a stunning property, very quirky. We all had a fantastic time. We had a couple of questions during the stay and Vicki replied very promptly

Reviewed by James 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Anastasia 22nd June 2021

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Reviewed by Paul 3rd January 2020

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The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210