Yarrowford Schoolhouse Flat – Home 614890 Apartment
- 2 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- 2 nights min stay
Yarrowford Schoolhouse Flat – Home 614890
- 2 bedrooms
- sleeps 6
- 2 nights min stay
Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6
- 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 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
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.
Location description from owner
The Scotland 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 visitor 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 autumn, 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(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.
- 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:
- 2 En suites
- Wi-Fi available
- Mountain Views
- Balcony or terrace
- Private fishing lake or river
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- 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
- Cancellation policy
We are able to accommodate up to six people, plus one infant.
About the owner
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- Calendar updated::
- 03 Apr 2017
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, French, German, Italian
This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 Sep 2013. Located in Selkirk, it has 17 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £310 to £520.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 03 Apr 2017.
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– based on 17 reviews
- Very Good
“A little gem.”
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
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