The Tower

Selkirk (5mls SW), Scottish Borders

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Views towards the property - The Tower
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The great hall with open fire place - The Tower
The great hall with open fire place
Dining area - The Tower
Dining area
Master bedroom - The Tower
Master bedroom
One of five beautiful bedrooms - The Tower
One of five beautiful bedrooms
One of five beautiful bedrooms - The Tower
One of five beautiful bedrooms
Games room - The Tower
Games room
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Spiral stair case - The Tower
Spiral stair case
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At a glance

  • Property code: TOWER
  • Sleeps: 11
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Dogs allowed: 2
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • Towels included
  • Cot available
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair available


  • Enclosed garden / patio
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Internet access
  • Games / Play facilities
  • Pub nearby
  • Fishing onsite / nearby
  • Luxury
  • Family friendly
  • Quirky
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About the property



This stunning 16th century spacious tower has been finished to a very high standard and is set in an elevated position enjoying breath-taking views of the surrounding rolling hills and countryside, but is still accessible to all local amenities.

Located in the heart of the Scottish Borders with the ancient marketing town of Selkirk only 4 miles, the world famous town of Melrose 10 miles and Edinburgh 40 miles away making this a fantastic base for your holiday. Close by the beautiful Bowhill House, theatre, tea room, horse riding and clay pigeon shooting, Abbotsford House (home of Sir Walter Scott), Melrose Abbey, golf courses, Samye Ling Buddhist temple and Glentress forest the UKs leading mountain bike centre are all within easy reach. Enjoy a day trip to Edinburgh using the new Scottish Borders Railway from Tweedbank station. Leisure facilities: trout fishing. Games room: on main floor large spacious room with table tennis and board games.

The accommodation is arranged over four floors and offers FIVE large bedrooms all with stunning views and handmade Duxiana beds: on the first floor 1 king-size zip-and-link with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC. On the second floor accessed via a stone spiral staircase 1 master super-king zip-and-link with private bathroom with roll-top bath with shower over and WC. On the third floor accessed via a stone spiral staircase 1 double with en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath and WC, 1 king-size zip-and-link with en-suite bath and WC. Fourth floor accessed via a stone and wooden spiral staircase (top tower) 1 king-size zip-and-link with en-suite shower room with WC. Two separate WC’s situated on the main floor and wet-room situated on third floor (tower). On the first floor the great hall: with huge stone fireplace with open fire (logs included) beautiful views and ample seating. Sitting room: with flatscreen TV, Freeview, iPod docking station for iPhone 5 & 6, DVD, CD, hi-fi and ample seating. Study/bar: with desk, Wi-Fi and an array of books. Study: on first floor tower, accessed via a stone spiral staircase, beautiful historic room with wing back chairs, woodburner (logs included) and books. Kitchen/dining room: on the main floor, this large, well-equipped hand built kitchen offers an AGA, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, espresso machine, pantry and large beautiful grand dining table. Utility room: on the main floor, with washing machine, tumble dryer and extra fridge. Outside: large mature beautiful enclosed walled gardens with furniture. Amenities: ample parking. Separate spacious catering style kitchen available. Bed linen, towels, bath robes, heating, electric and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking. 2 well-behaved dogs welcome. Additional info: catering, butler and daily maid can be arranged, pre booking essential. Location: pub/restaurant 1 mile, shops 4 miles. Arrival time: 3pm.

Dogs are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

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