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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies
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The Five Turrets is one of the Sunday Times top 25 UK holiday cottages for 2019. It’s a stylish self catering holiday home with fairytale castle good looks, set in a B-listed property at the heart of the Scottish Borders. Stay in Scotland in style with enough space to comfortably accommodate eight people in four big bedrooms. ​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 and an open kitchen to captivate the keenest cook. 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 speedy broadband available in every...The Five Turrets is one of the Sunday Times top 25 UK holiday cottages for 2019. It’s a stylish self catering holiday home with fairytale castle good looks, set in a B-listed property at the heart of the Scottish Borders. Stay in Scotland in style with enough space to comfortably accommodate eight people in four big bedrooms. ​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 and an open kitchen to captivate the keenest cook. 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 speedy broadband available in every room. And when it is time to slip between the Egyptian cotton sheets, there are four warm and inviting bedrooms to choose from - two super kings (which can also be set up as twins) plus a king size and a double.  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 archery in the garden, it’s covered.  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.More
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About the Owner
Gethin C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2018
Interaction with guests
We live across the road from the property, so we're on hand to help you get the most out of your stay. We'll open up for you, hand over the key, show you round and guide you to the best places to go for a great break.
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Reviewed 13 September 2019

Staying in Five Turrets is like reliving history in a very modern way, the contrast of historical exterior and modern interior is outstanding, a moment you are looking at this brilliant old Coach house and next moment you are inside in this super modern kitchen...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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thefiveturrets, VR Owner at The Five Turrets, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2019

We’re delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and would love to see you again.

Reviewed 11 August 2019

Such a beautiful house, plenty of space for a large family to spread out, gorgeous views, and everything you could need in the kitchen. The host was very kind and welcoming, couldn't ask for a better place to stay for our holiday. Will most certainly...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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thefiveturrets, VR Owner at The Five Turrets, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

Thanks for the kind words. Lovely to have you stay. You're welcome back any time.

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Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

We stayed at the 5 Turrets for a local Wedding and couldn’t have picked a better place to stay. All the bedrooms were very comfortable snd the rest of the house was stunning. Gethin couldn’t have done any more to make our stay so pleasant...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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thefiveturrets, VR Owner at The Five Turrets, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2019

Very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. Trevor's a great chef. We'd love to see you again.

Reviewed 11 June 2019

We stayed here for the bank holiday weekend. The house is very impressive with every room configured to a high spec. More than big enough for 2 families each with 2 children. The house has great views out-the-back over a valley and is a 5...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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thefiveturrets, VR Owner at The Five Turrets, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019

Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that the bike hire went well. We've now published a load of new cycling routes, all starting from the property, so hopefully we will see you again.

Reviewed 14 May 2019

My husband and I booked a week at The Five Turrets, to be close to Edinburgh to see a niece who is at Uni there, but to have a base away from the city so that we could explore the Borders. It took a while...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Rachel S
thefiveturrets, VR Owner at The Five Turrets, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2019

Delighted that you enjoyed it so much Rachel. You were lovely guests and we'll look forward to seeing you again.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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Are there nightlife options close to this holiday rental? YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
The Five Turrets sits on a hillside in Selkirk in the Scottish Borders, with splendid views of the hills opposite. The town has restaurants, bars and coffee shops on the doorstep, along with a couple of supermarkets and a good range of local shops selling locally-sourced produce. The town sits amid striking scenery in the Southern Uplands. There’s some of the best hillwalking in Scotland on the doorstep and easy access to world-class cycling trails and golf courses. For anglers, there’s the Tweed, while wildlife lovers have the opportunity to spot eagles, ospreys and red squirrels. It's a region steeped in history and its castles are reminders of its colourful past as the home of the notorious and bloodthirsty Border Reivers.
Getting around
The A7 runs north to Edinburgh and south to England. Trains run from Galashiels and Tweedbank up to Edinburgh, where there are connections to the national rail network. Edinburgh airport offers good connections to the US, China and European destinations, as well as London and other UK airports. There are good cycle routes throughout the Borders and walking trails including the Southern Upland Way pass nearby.
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