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The Five Turrets: Stay in Scotland in Style in a Historic Four-bed Holiday Home

Selkirk mountain holiday home with fireplace, kitchen

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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Selkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom

Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • 8 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Non-smoking
  • In a rural location
  • Dining area
  • Living room

What’s around

  • Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom - 3-minute walk
  • Halliwell's House Museum - 4-minute walk
  • Market Square - 9-minute walk
  • Bowhill House - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Abbotsford - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
  • Three Brethren - 5.3 mi / 8.5 km

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Guests
  • Premium Townhome, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, Hill View

About this home

The Five Turrets was named by The Sunday Times as one of the top 25 holiday rental homes in the UK for 2019. The stylish self catering home features fairytale castle good looks, set in a B-listed stone-built property at the heart of the Scottish Borders. Inside is an extraordinary blend of style and substance and enough space to comfortably accommodate eight people in four big bedrooms. Our chic bedrooms are named after the local rivers - the Tweed, Ettrick, Yarrow and Teviot. We use award winning Casper mattress - described by Which? magazine as "supportive, breathable, stable, easy to turn over on, doesn t sag or soften, support doesn t deteriorate with time. Cons? None.” Bedlinen is Egyptian cotton and each room is carpeted and fitted with a modern and efficient radiator equipped with individual thermostat. Two of the rooms are normally set up as super king size beds, but these can also be split to provide twin beds. One of the remaining rooms features a king size bed and the other a double bed. The heart of the comprehensively refurbished home is the unique triple height living space, with sofas arranged around a fabulous wood burning stove, a huge dining table set up to provide commanding views over the stunning Ettrick valley. There are three lighting zones all controlled by dimmer switches, so you can have it as bright or as romantic as you fancy. And just in case the fire is not enough, there are four powerful modern radiators dotted around the walls to ensure that you are comfortable on even the coldest day. An oak and glass stair leads up to the mezzanine library, stocked with hundreds of books, more sofas and a smart 49 inch TV connected to the free fast broadband available throughout the property. The kitchen has everything to captivate the keenest cook and is open into the main living space. We ve kitted it out with high quality appliances and cookware, including super-tough Circulon non-stick pans. The AEG oven does everything you could want an oven to do and even has a steam function for brilliant baking. The Bosch fan is whisper-quiet and there s a full-size dishwasher to make clearing up a doddle. There s a washing machine and a tumble dryer in a separate utility room and a boot room for cleaning up after a day out on the hills. The star of the big downstairs bathroom is the lovely walk-in Bristan rain shower, with an additional handset. You ll find it stocked with a range of luxurious Cole & Lewis toiletries. There s also a modern white bathroom suite, a heated towel rail and, of course, fluffy towels. Upstairs you get most of the same features as the downstairs bathroom - including the Bristan rain shower and additional handset - but there s also a nice deep bath to soak in. To complete the accommodation there s a spacious entrance room, which also features a piano. Because why not? Built around 1870 in the Scottish Baronial style, this historic listed building is ideally located at the heart of the Borders in the Royal Burgh of Selkirk, with road and nearby rail links to Edinburgh to the north and England to the south. Working with some of the best local businesses it offers guests a range of exciting personalised packages. From a personal chef to in-house massage therapies, we can make your stay special. Guests who can bear to drag themselves away from the comforts of the house will enjoy a region steeped in history and reminders of the region’s colourful past as the home of the notorious and bloodthirsty Border
Reivers. There’s some of the best hillwalking in Scotland on the doorstep and easy access to world-class cycling trails (with secure bike storage on site) and golf courses. For anglers, there’s the Tweed, while wildlife lovers have the opportunity to spot golden eagles, ospreys and red squirrels. And if that’s all too energetic, guests can put their feet up in the garden or retire to one of the local bars and restaurants a short walk away for a bit of rest and relaxation.

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom - 3-minute walk
  • Halliwell's House Museum - 4-minute walk
  • Market Square - 9-minute walk
  • Bowhill House - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Abbotsford - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
  • Three Brethren - 5.3 mi / 8.5 km
  • Old Gala House - 6.1 mi / 9.8 km
  • Bank Street Gardens - 6.3 mi / 10.1 km
  • Saint Cuthbert's Way - 7.1 mi / 11.5 km
  • Southern Upland Way - Section A Trailhead - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km
  • Melrose Abbey - 7.6 mi / 12.3 km

Getting around

  • Tweedbank Station 8-min drive
  • Galashiels Station 9-min drive
  • Stow Station 25-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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Selkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom

The manager

Speaks: English

The home

Key facts

  • Holiday home (152 sq m)
  • Free self-parking
  • Off-street parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Access to laundry facilities
  • Washing machine

Bedrooms

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 king bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 king bed
  • Bedroom three -1 queen bed
  • Bedroom four - 1 double bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 combined bath/shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • High chair
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils

Dining

  • Separate dining areas

Entertainment and recreation

  • Flat-screen TV with cable/satellite TV channels
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Library
  • Skiing nearby
  • Sledging nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Ecotours nearby

Outside

  • Terrace
  • BBQ
  • Garden
  • Patio

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Airport shuttle
  • Meeting rooms
  • TV in a common area
  • Laptop workspace

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 8
  • Minimum check-in age: 18

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning on arriving outside normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Pets not allowed

Mandatory fees

  • Deposit: GBP 250.0 per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of GBP 100 per vehicle (one-way)

Policies

  • On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

    This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • The Five Turrets
  • Five Turrets House
  • Five Turrets Selkirk
  • Five Turrets
  • The Five Turrets

FAQs

  • Yes, The Five Turrets: Stay in Scotland in Style in a Historic Four-bed Holiday Home does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. On-site parking includes off-street options.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Taste Of Spice (3-min walk), Ochiltree's Restaurant (4.8 mi) and Hergés on the Loch (5.3 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is GBP 100 per vehicle one-way.
  • During the winter, enjoy nearby recreation such as sledging and skiing, and return when the snow melts for hiking and mountain biking. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. The Five Turrets: Stay in Scotland in Style in a Historic Four-bed Holiday Home also has a garden.