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Yarrowford Schoolhouse Flat

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The Old Schoolhouse, Yarrowford
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1 of 19The Old Schoolhouse, Yarrowford
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
2 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
5 miles west of Selkirk on the A708 road to St. Mary's Loch & Moffat following the Yarrow valley upstream. A comfortable, cosy and spacious self-contained flat behind Yarrowford Old Schoolhouse, with lovely views to the Southern Upland hills. Very quiet and peaceful at night with wonderful night skies. The flat, on ground floor level, has a large and sunny lounge/dining room and has Freeview TV, DVD player, books and games. The main bedroom, with large double bed, has an en-suite shower room. The second bedroom, also with en-suite shower room, has adult-sized bunks. In the lounge, the 'click-and-go' sofa converts easily into a single bed, making it possible to accommodate a maximum of 5 people in the flat. The spacious and well-equipped kitchen has a full oven and microwave, large fridge-f...5 miles west of Selkirk on the A708 road to St. Mary's Loch & Moffat following the Yarrow valley upstream. A comfortable, cosy and spacious self-contained flat behind Yarrowford Old Schoolhouse, with lovely views to the Southern Upland hills. Very quiet and peaceful at night with wonderful night skies. The flat, on ground floor level, has a large and sunny lounge/dining room and has Freeview TV, DVD player, books and games. The main bedroom, with large double bed, has an en-suite shower room. The second bedroom, also with en-suite shower room, has adult-sized bunks. In the lounge, the 'click-and-go' sofa converts easily into a single bed, making it possible to accommodate a maximum of 5 people in the flat. The spacious and well-equipped kitchen has a full oven and microwave, large fridge-freezer and washing machine/drier. The courtyard, accessed via the lounge patio doors and the main door is a sun-trap; chairs, sunshade and a table are there for guests to use. The lounge has a gas fire, but the whole property, including the adjoining Old Schoolhouse, which belongs to the owners, has oil central heating. Whether you are wanting to go walking, cycling, fishing(we have trout fishing rights in the Yarrow Water!), sailing, kayaking or would simply prefer to relax and soak up the beautiful scenery, the Yarrow and Ettrick valleys have much to offer. Edinburgh is just over an hour's drive away, while each of the Borders towns is fiercely proud of its heritage, from the Common Ridings which take place every year from May to July, to the textile/cashmere mills, which brought wealth in the past. The abbeys of Melrose and Jedburgh are especially imposing, while Dryburgh's setting is simply stunning. There are historic houses to visit, notably Bowhill and Abbotsford, both within 15 minutes' drive. St Mary's Loch is just 20 minutes away, beyond the historic (and welcoming) Gordon Arms, which serves bar food. Nearest shops are in Selkirk(5 miles) and there is a good range also of cafes and restaurants.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pets by arrangement. We are able to accommodate up to five people, plus one infant. Please note, the latest leaving time is 11am, unless otherwise agreed.
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Vivienne/James Y
Languages spoken:German, English, French, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2013
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Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

Another wonderful stay at Yarrowford Old School Flat! Maddie, the dog, again settled well. Shila, great-niece, loved it, especially the top bunk! The weather, which was very wet, couldn't dampen our mood in what was a brilliant stay. When it was dry, we had z...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank gilleylaw35
Sightseer495684, VR Owner at Yarrowford Schoolhouse Flat, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2019

Thank you very much for this lovely review. We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay and that Maddie wasn't totally put off by the rain! Glad, too, that Shila had some fun. Look forward to seeing you again at some stage, hopefully when the weather...More

Reviewed 17 June 2019 via mobile

Warm welcome ,cake made and essentials in fridge ,bit dusty in parts !Time to depart needs to be established !!!!! Would visit againMore

Date of stay: June 2019
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Sightseer495684, VR Owner at Yarrowford Schoolhouse Flat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

Glad you enjoyed your stay. I have mentioned the lack of clarity regarding arrival/departure times to TripAdvisor, as it is not possible to specify any realistic time other than "flexible" on the website. Because we had other guests arriving on the afternoon you left, we...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2019 via mobile

An absolutely wonderful stay. Fantastic walking around the cottage; lots of areas to visit; ample room for us and our dog, Maddie, a great Dane by the way. Very quiet; very well greeted by the owners who provided us with milk and a cake for...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank gilleylaw35
Sightseer495684, VR Owner at Yarrowford Schoolhouse Flat, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2019

Thank you very much for your very kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your enjoyed your stay and that Maddie settled down well. Glad, too, that you had good weather while you were here. With best wishes Viv and James

Reviewed 23 August 2018

This is a delightful property and the owners made us very welcome. The facilities are excellent and both bathrooms included shampoos and soaps. we were welcomed with the staples already available in the fridge. Excellent! We had an additional person staying one night but they...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank David C
Management response:Responded 25 August 2018

Thank you for your very kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. With best wishes Vivienne

Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely cottage/granny annex of main house. Owners very helpful with local knowledge & arranging late arrival. We are a family of 6 (children aged 7,6,2 & 11months) & fitted comfortably. Travel cot & highchair were also made available. Little extras included Home made biscuits (kids...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Aussie-girl25
Management response:Responded 9 July 2018

Thank you very much for this kind review. Hope that your daughter has fully recovered now. With best wishes Viv and James

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Private Fishing Lake/River
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
There are good local shops in Selkirk and larger supermarkets(24hr Tesco, Asda & Aldi) in Galashiels(10 miles). In Selkirk there is also a good range of cafes and restaurants. Bowhill House and Tearoom are open from Easter to September. The Waterwheel at Philiphaugh is open all year for light refreshments and lunches. The Gordon Inn at Yarrow Feus and the Cross Keys at Ettrickbridge serve pub food. There are plenty of tearooms and restaurants/pubs in Melrose.The Border Abbeys towns,( Jedburgh, Dryburgh, Kelso, Melrose) are all well worth a visit and have cafes/pubs/restaurants at close range. Lochcarron(Selkirk) and various woollen/cashmere businesses in Hawick offer visits. Selkirk and Ashkirk(The Woll) both have golf courses. The Woll also has a bar/restaurant. There are swimming, gym and tennis facilities in Selkirk.
Getting around
We are not on a transport network, so having a car is necessary. The nearest buses, with links to Galashiels, Edinburgh, Melrose, Hawick and Carlisle, are 5 miles away. The nearest railway station is in Tweedbank or Galashiels, roughly 10 miles from Yarrowford. There are good bus links from Galashiels to other Border towns and also to Berwick upon Tweed. The Borders Railway, opened in 2015, runs a half-hourly service to Edinburgh(hourly on Sundays).
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