The Five Turrets ref: UK10233

Selkirk, Scottish Borders

Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Self Catering



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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Open Plan 
  • Truly Unique 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Celebration Houses 
  • Unique Cottages 


Zinging with colour and exceptional style, this Grade B listed, Scottish Baronial-style townhouse, dating from the 1870’s, has been entirely transformed in to comfortable, spacious accommodation. Close to the centre of the small town of Selkirk, this detached property sits high with stunning views over the surrounding hills, and the iconic five turrets can be seen against the skyline. The spectacular triple height living area has inviting sofas arranged around the wood burner, with lots of room to gather round the dining table and enjoy a lovely meal. A personal chef can be arranged for special occasions, and the kitchen is fully equipped for every culinary requirement. The mezzanine library with huge TV and vibrant sofas positively encourages relaxation and conviviality, and the roomy hall, with its white piano. The eclectic selection of furniture is complimented by gorgeously styled handwoven fabrics, artworks and photography, all very evident in the bedrooms, one of which has a tiny turret with a reading chair just squeezed in.
At The Five Turrets you can enjoy a range of activities from local companies, why not take a Landrover Safari through the ancient Ettrick Valley Forest, a tour around the borders to see hen harriers, short eared owls and maybe a golden eagle, or a relaxing stroll with a herd of alpacas. For food and drink lovers, try your hand at a cake decorating master class and a gin tasting session, both held at The Five Turrets. For the sporting enthusiasts you can enjoy a discounted round of a golf at the nearby golf course, and some of the very best fly fishing with your own experienced angling partner.
Selkirk’s central location is perfect for outdoor activities. There are numerous short and long distance trails for walkers, internationally renowned fishing on the River Tweed and its tributaries, local golf courses, many are quiet, interesting and great value, and mountain bikers can head to the world-class 7 Stanes mountain biking courses, including the nearby Glentress Forest, 30 minutes’ drive away. The area is suitable for all levels of adrenalin junkies, or alternatively, head to Go Ape for a tree top adventure. The area is steeped in history with many houses and gardens to discover. Floors Castle and Sir Walter Scott’s home at Abbotsford are nearby, Edinburgh is an hour north by road or train and the Kielder Forest and Hadrian’s Wall lie to the south. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Entrance hall: With piano.
3 steps to...
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Boot room: With storage for boots and coats.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Sitting room: Galleried with 49" ultra HD Smart TV.
Bedroom 3:
With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 4: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.


Enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars; additional on road parking. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £250.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    300 yards
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    300 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    6.5 miles
  • Lake
    1 mile (loch)

About the local area

The main gateway to Scotland from the south and a lovely holiday destination in its own right the Scottish Borders covers some eighteen hundred square miles of rolling hills and moorland, gentle valleys, rich agricultural plains, and rugged coastline.

Discover ancient towns and friendly villages, castles, abbeys, stately homes and fascinating museums that tell the story of the exciting and often bloody history of this area. In a place so rich in natural assets its no surprise that this is a favourite with hillwalkers, cyclists and anglers who come to fish the River Tweed and its many tributaries.

The western borders have the scenic valleys and rounded green hills that characterise the lowland landscape and contains the source of the mighty River Tweed. In the scenic Tweed Valley on the River Tweed lies the royal burgh of Peebles. This ancient town has many fine old buildings, open parkland and pleasant riverside walks; there are also a series of footpaths and trails that snake through the surrounding hills. Close by are golf courses, fishing and mountain biking, with the Tweeddale Forest and Southern Upland Way within easy reach.

The Tweed Valley is littered with ruined castles and keeps, reminders of the turbulent 16th and 17th centuries when it was fought over by the English and the Scots, and subjected to seemingly endless clan warfare and Reiver's raids. Famous historic sights here include ruined 12th century abbeys at Kelso, Jedburgh, Dryburgh and Melrose. Other attractions include Abbotsford, former home of Sir Walter Scott and grand stately homes such as Floors Castle and Paxton House.

The eastern borders landscape consists of low-lying hills, extensive moors, and dramatic coastline and of course the ever present River Tweed as it makes its way to the sea. Bordering the Lothian's to the north is the low Lammermuir Hills, with extensive grouse moors and wooded valleys; here there is excellent walking along the Southern Upland Way. The coastline is relatively short but extremely dramatic; a rugged coastal landscape of cliff top paths, towering red cliffs and rocky outcrops. Of particular note is St. Abb's Head National Nature Reserve comprising 200 acres of spectacular coastline and sheer seabird-nesting cliffs rising 300 feet above the water.

Things to do nearby

Smailholm Tower

Smailholm Tower is set in some amazing scenery, once the centre of a thriving settlement it is now all that remains of the 15th century village.

Jedforest Deer and Farm Park

With amazing types of deer to take in, a falconry show and a large variety of cattle and other animals to view the Jedforest Deer and Farm Park certainly is a great way to experience the Scottish Borders.

Jedburgh Abbey

Constructed in the 1100's this church has remained largely in tact and provides some fascinating heritage to explore.

Monteviot House Gardens

Set right on the River Teviot the Monteviot House and its gardens enjoy beautiful views the whole year round.

Floors Castle

Floors Castle makes for an amazing day out, as the largest inhabited castle in Scotland there is still plenty of life to the place which makes it unlike any other visit.

Grey Mare's Tail Nature Reserve
Grey Mare's Tail Nature Reserve

The centrepiece of this site is the dramatic waterfall cascading into the Moffat Water Valley. The area is a paradise for walkers, botanists and wildlife enthusiasts who come to admire the rare upland plants and wildlife.

Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum

Built in the early nineteenth century, Jedburgh Castle Jail is long since out of use and now serves to give visitors an idea of just what life was like in a prison in the 1820's.

Traquair House

Complete with maze, craft workshop and restaurant Traquair House will entertain and impress as you explore the grandeur and stature of the house itself.

Thirlestane Castle

Fully restored to its former splendour, Thirlestane Castle's house and grounds are now open for visitors to come and admire for a fantastic day out.

Glentress Fortress

Described as the gateway to the Tweed Valley Forest Park, Glentress Fortress has breathtaking views as well as plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy.

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