Selkirk holiday apartment rental, Yarrow Valley with balcony/terrace, walking and TV and rural retreat

Yarrowford Schoolhouse Flat

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The Old Schoolhouse, Yarrowford

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 614890

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

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 2 "click-and-go" sofas convert easily into single beds, making it possible to accommodate a maximum of 6 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.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 8 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 74 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh 72 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, King Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Scottish Borders region

Situated 5 miles from the historic town of Selkirk in the beautiful Yarrow valley, there is much to see and do. The landscape offers wild and rugged moorland, forests, rivers, ancient castles and lochs to be explored at your leisure. The Bowhill and Philiphaugh estates are 5 minutes away by car, or you might choose to explore them on foot, leaving your car behind. Abbotsford, the recently restored home of Sir Walter Scott, with a brand new visitors' centre, is within 15 minutes' drive. You could pick up the flavour of local traditions between May and July, when each Border town holds its own festivities, or Common Ridings, to commemorate the Battle of Flodden in 1513. In Selkirk each December, the town also celebrates its heritage at Scott's Selkirk weekend, when locals put on 19th costume as in the time of Sir Walter Scott, Sheriff (Judge) of Selkirk. Alternatively, Edinburgh is just over an hour's drive away. Scottish weather is variable and can be unpredictable, so it is best to be prepared for rain, wind, snow, but also sun!


There are good local shops in Selkirk and larger supermarkets 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

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