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

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Flat-screen TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
Full-sized fridge, microwave, oven, hob
Full-sized fridge, microwave, oven, hob

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

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

4.5 out of 5

Entire home

4 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Selkirk, Scotland

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSir Walter Scott's Courtroom3 min walk
  • Popular LocationHalliwell's House Museum4 min walk
  • Popular LocationMarket Square9 min walk

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

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

4.5-star Holiday home with kitchen and patio
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.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate living rooms. Accommodation at this 4.5-star property has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Selkirk property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Gethin Chamberlain
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • On-site parking includes off-street options
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Family friendly

  • High chair


  • Fridge (full size)
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Free toiletries

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Library
  • Sitting area


  • Flat-screen TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • TV in a common area

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Laundry facilities

Work spaces

  • Laptop workspace


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Luggage storage

Location highlights

  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Sledging nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 8
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Unit size: 1636 sq ft (152 sq m)

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


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 to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; your host will greet you
You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Access methods

Host will greet you, key retrieval


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP 250.0 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: GBP 100 per vehicle (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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

About this area


Located in Selkirk, this holiday home is in a rural area and in the mountains. Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom and Halliwell's House Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Bowhill House and Abbotsford. Take in the nearby slopes with skiing, or try out other outdoor activities such as sledging.

What's nearby

  • Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom - 3 min walk
  • Halliwell's House Museum - 4 min walk
  • Market Square - 9 min walk
  • Bowhill House - 6 min drive
  • Three Brethren - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Tweedbank Station - 8 min drive


  • Taste Of Spice - 3 min walk
  • Ochiltree's Restaurant - 7 min drive
  • Hergés on the Loch - 7 min drive
  • The Coffee Tree - 8 min drive
  • T-4-2 - 9 min drive

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