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Yarrowford Schoolhouse Flat – Home 614890 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Yarrowford Schoolhouse Flat – Home 614890

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 26 reviews

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly

Description from 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 "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.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Bunk Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Single Bed
  • 2 En suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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).

Interaction with guest

The flat is located to the rear of the Old Schoolhouse, which is where we live, so we are usually around to answer any queries you may have.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Pets by arrangement.
We are able to accommodate up to five people, plus one infant.


About the owner

Vivienne/james Y.
Average reply time:
1 hour 28 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
20 Feb 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, German, Italian

This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 Sep 2013. Located in Selkirk, it has 26 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from €456 to €580.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Feb 2019.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 26 reviews Excellent
26 reviews

Very Good

“An understated gem”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2017

This clean spacious annexe to the owners' pretty cottage is super well equipped. Good value, good walking country and pet friendly. Plenty to see in the area too.

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for this very kind review. Happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. With best wishes Vivienne and James Young

“A little gem.”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2016

Just back from a really relaxed stay in Yarrowford. It was great to have the flexibility of booking just a few days instead of a full week. The owners were very friendly and helpful, responding promptly to any queries and providing everthing we needed including delicious scones, eggs and milk on arrival. The cottage was ideal for us ( 2 adults and 2 teenagers), well equipped and with lots of suggestions for excursions and walks. We were very fortunate with the weather and wished we could have stayed longer. Thank you.

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for your appreciative comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and had the extra benefit of lovely weather while you were here. Best wishes James and Vivienne Young

Review 1-10 of 26


How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Vivienne/James (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Vivienne/James (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Vivienne/James the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Vivienne/James (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Vivienne/James (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Vivienne/James (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Vivienne/James (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Vivienne/James (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Vivienne/James (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Vivienne/James (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Vivienne/James (the owner) a message.

If Vivienne/James (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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