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The Royal Burgh of Selkirk is one of the most historically important towns in the Scottish Borders. It is one of the oldest Scottish border settlements and has played host to many of Scotland's most famous historical figures. It's also a great place for a cottage holiday in the Scottish Borders.

This area of Scotland is renowned for its beauty and there are literally hundreds of miles of walking paths, hillside treks and biking routes that criss-cross the rolling countryside. The river Tweed has excellent fishing spots and you are never too far away from a fantastic golf course.

The town has a rich history, telling its story through the buildings, artwork, statues and monuments. King David I, William Wallace and Sir Walter Scott all have had key roles in the history of the town, with Wallace being appointed Guardian of Scotland in the nearby forest and Sir Walter Scott having served as Sheriff for nearly 30 years in the 1800s. For those wishing to explore Scotland's past, Selkirk is a brilliant starting point.

The town has an excellent museum that recreates the building's origins as an 1800s shop and there is also a theatre that stages music concerts and drama performances. The market square is full of historical statues and quaint shops and when you need a break from your exploration, you will never have to search far for somewhere to get some great local food or to warm yourself by a pub fireplace at night.

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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

Once the head groom’s home, Stable Cottage is part of the former stable block and enjoys a beautiful outlook over the parkland. It has its own secure garden and is completely secluded and self-contained. Sitting-room with wood-burning stove. Dining room with open fire. Small kitchen. Conservatory. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom (for +1 child only or cot).

  • Open fire (back boiler heats water, alternatively by immersion) and wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Dishwasher
  • Conservatory
  • Garden with furniture

  • Electricity and NSH by £1 coin meter (first £10 included)
  • Further background ‘Econ 7’ central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • Two TVs
  • Video
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Barbecue
  • Salmon fishing by arrangement
  • Trout fishing (April – October) foc
  • Fishing on 1 mile stretch of River Tweed foc
  • Discount golf ‘passports’ available by arrangement
  • Teddy bear playhouse
  • Parking
  • NB: River in grounds

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£0-£0
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
Harmony Garden Ref: 30061

This 19th century house is a peaceful haven, set in the lush walled Harmony Garden. Harmony was given its name by the Melrose joiner who built it, after the Jamaican pimento plantation where he made his fortune. This detached holiday house has been carefully furnished to combine period detail with all the comforts. Gathering together the whole family in Harmony’s opulent drawing room should be a step back in time without having to leave contemporary convenience behind. Harmony Garden is a tranquil walled garden comprising lawns, herbaceous and mixed borders, vegetable and fruit, and a rich display of spring bulbs. The garden’s texture, fragrance and colour change throughout the year making it a place to return to again and again. A trip to Melrose isn’t complete without a wander round the Abbey. Although portions of the 12th century structure survive, the magnificent rose-stone building dates from the 1385 rebuilding. Look out for the chapter house, where Robert the Bruce’s heart is said to be buried, or the statue of Scottish medieval wizard, Michael Scott. Visit nearby rustic Priorwood Garden to learn about the craft of dried flower work; pick your own blooms to order and take home. Walk part of the St Cuthbert’s Way, following in the footsteps of the eponymous saint. The whole route takes four days and leads across the mudflats to Lindisfarne. The Melrose to St Boswell’s section is 7½ miles each way. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Stairs to entrance. First floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Stairs to library. Bathroom with toilet. Separate toilet. Second floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with additional Z-bed (for alternative sleeping) and en-suite bathroom with toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. Third floor: 3 twin bedrooms, one with sloping ceiling.

Open fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas range. Microwave. Washing machine (in outbuilding). Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio area and furniture. Shared gardens (open to public). Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£1470-£22999
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3
The Mill House Ref: 29343

Just an hour’s drive from Edinburgh, this spectacularly light and spacious holiday cottage provides comfortable and flexible accommodation for family parties or groups of friends. Sympathetically created from original farm buildings, this semi-detached property is in an elevated setting on a working livestock farm, with great views of the Eildon Hills beyond Melrose, 6 miles. The twin fronted woodburner and big, comfortable sofas give a welcoming, cosy atmosphere throughout the house, whatever the season. There are French doors opening onto the grassed garden to enjoy the best of the summer weather. Being on the Earlston Circular Route, there are lovely walks from the doorstep, through woodland and alongside the Leader Water. Earlston village, ½ mile, has local shopping and pubs, while in Melrose there is the ancient abbey to visit, as well as a host of fascinating independent shops and great eating places. The town also hosts the annual Rugby Sevens in April and Borders Book Festival in June, which attracts a wide variety of renowned authors. Nearby, activities include hill walking, fishing, a great range of very affordable golf courses, downhill biking or the Go Ape rope course at Glentress, near Peebles. There are historic houses galore to visit, including Abbotsford, Mellerstain and Floors Castle. The coast, with sandy beaches near Berwick, can be reached in under an hour. Shop, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

Ground floor: Living room/2 steps to dining room with French doors/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 2 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double). Wet room with toilet. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with French doors and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor ground source heat pump central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric range. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£838-£2335
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Eildonside Ref: CC538037
Eildonside is a handsome property oozing an ambience of grandeur located in the picturesque small town of Melrose nestled in the Scottish Borders. This stylish upper conversion of a Victorian villa has an independent entrance, which is accessed via a sweeping driveway. The front door leads to a wide staircase which is flooded by light courtesy of a beautiful glass atrium. All of the accommodation is on first floor level. Large bay windows enhance its bright and airy ambience with lovely views across the town with the Eildon Hills as a backdrop. Immaculately presented throughout with much thought, care and attention to the final details ensures a restful stay within this elegant property. Eildonside snuggles adjacent to one of several churches in a leafy, quiet street. Yet there are many amenities available within this attractive town all a mere gentle stroll from Eildonside. With its wide array of independent shops, quality restaurants and variety of bars available all within walking distance. There are also ample sporting activities to try, including tennis, bowling, cricket and golf with mountain biking and fishing being popular past times too. The Melrose Rugby Sevens are famous world wide with a major event hosted each April. Families will enjoy the delightful Gibson Park with superb children’s play area. Melrose is the start of the St Cuthbert’s Way; a long distance walk to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne on the far north east coast.

Ground Floor: Property is on first floor level has gas central heating and comprises:
Entrance Hallway:
Utility Room: With washer/dryer, WC and wash basin
Staircase leading to....

First Floor: Lounge: With gas fire, Freeview TV, DVD and sofa bed (for+2)
Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and 7 ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Bedroom 1: With super king size bed and TV
Bedroom 2: With 6ft zip n link
Bedroom 3: With single bed
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.Enclosed garden at front of property. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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£375-£780
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Heated indoor swimming pool
Shared gardens with furniture and play area

This stone-built Edwardian mansion with its converted coach house and stable is situated near Selkirk, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Edinburgh to the north, and the Berwickshire and Northumbrian coast to the east, are all within a pleasant hour’s drive.
A perfect base for a peaceful country holiday, the cottages of Abbey Court, the individual character of the Coach House properties and the spacious apartments located within Whitmuir Hall itself, offer a range of accommodation for all tastes, seasons and party sizes. There are 32 acres of private grounds consisting of woodland and lawns, and a recreation building containing a heated indoor swimming pool (access by arrangement).
Recreational possibilities include: 21 golf courses included in the Freedom of the Fairways Passport; walking, whether gently through woods and alongside rivers and towns, or on the more challenging Southern Upland and St Cuthbert’s Ways; cycling for all abilities on quiet local roads, on the many great cycle routes nearby or try some downhill trails at Glentress Forest, Peebles (cycle store available at the properties); or have fun on their Go Ape tree top adventure course; fishing for salmon and trout on the River Tweed and its tributaries, or on stocked lochs for trout and coarse fish. Historic houses, abbeys and castles including Melrose Abbey (burial place of the the heart of Robert the Bruce); Mary Queen of Scots’ house in Jedburgh; Traquair, the oldest continuously inhabited house in Scotland, and the Roman camp of Trimontium.
Other activities in the area include horse riding, clay pigeon shooting and mountain biking, all within 30 minutes’ drive. Good selection of pubs and restaurants locally.
As well as holidays and weekend breaks, we also cater for family gatherings, anniversaries, weddings and any other celebrations with accommodation for larger parties. For group, corporate and party bookings, a bar and catering are available by arrangement. An initial grocery order service is available on request. Properties SW30, SW37, SW3701 and 15785 have electric showers.

In the main house. All on second floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 3 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

Cot and high chair on request. Fridge/freezer.

All properties: Electricity NSH and/or convector heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared coin-operated laundry room. Shared payphone. Shared gardens with play area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Shared indoor swimming pool, access by arrangement. No smoking.

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£244-£786
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Watermill House Ref: SZZ

This superb property has been built within the 14th-century shell of an old watermill, which was originally part of Dryburgh Abbey. It boasts a gloriously private and peaceful setting near a path to the river, and the surrounding grounds still show evidence of the noted Japanese Garden which was created here in years gone by. With its own fenced patio, Watermill House has been beautifully furnished and equipped and offers charming spacious accommodation for larger parties. Drawing room with wood-burning stove and French windows to fenced patio. Spacious farmhouse kitchen/dining room. Shower room with toilet. Utility room. Sun room. First floor: Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Child’s single bedroom (for +1). Bathroom with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter at cost
  • Travel cot
  • Larder fridge
  • Patio with
    furniture

  • Electricity and NSH by £1 coin meter (first £10 included)
  • Further background ‘Econ 7’ central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • Two TVs
  • Video
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Barbecue
  • Salmon fishing by arrangement
  • Trout fishing (April – October) foc
  • Fishing on 1 mile stretch of River Tweed foc
  • Discount golf ‘passports’ available by arrangement
  • Teddy bear playhouse
  • Parking
  • NB: River in grounds

WAS
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£0-£0
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