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Selkirkshire

A county of green-topped hills and quiet valleys, Selkirkshire forms a most peaceful base for a relaxing holiday. St Mary’s Loch, lonely among the hills, is a favourite beauty spot and popular for picnics and sailing. The Duke of Buccleuch’s home of Bowhill, just outside Selkirk itself, is another favourite attraction.


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Marl Moss Cottage
Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders
Marl Moss Cottage
AG4
 
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From £295
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Pets: No
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove WiFi
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Little Larch Cottage
Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders
Little Larch Cottage
EL2
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From £275
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Pets: No
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Green Credentials WiFi
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West Cottage
Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders
West Cottage
CF6
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From £325
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Pets: Yes (2)
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Pets Allowed Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
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Eagles Nest
Yarrow Valley, near Selkirk
Eagles Nest
DN2
 
From £325
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Pets: Yes (2)
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Pets Allowed Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove WiFi
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Burnfoot Cottage
Near Ashkirk, Roxburghshire
Burnfoot Cottage
BD9
 
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From £285
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Pets: Yes (2)
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Pets Allowed Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
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Whitmuir Steading Cottage
Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders
Whitmuir Steading Cottage
CE6
 
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From £395
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Pets: No
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove WiFi
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Wollrig Cottage
Near Ashkirk, Selkirkshire, Scottish Borders
Wollrig
BK3
 
Feefo Ratings
From £325
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Pets: Yes (2)
Changeover Day: Sun No Smoking Pets Allowed Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
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Monymusk
Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Monymusk
EK3
From £425
  • Sleeps: 4/8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Pets: Yes (3)
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Pets Allowed Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove WiFi
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Knowpark Cottage
near Selkirk, Scottish Borders
Knowpark Cottage
CE4
 
Feefo Ratings
From £325
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Pets: No
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove WiFi
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Mossbrae Cottage
Near Ettrickbridge, Selkirkshire
Mossbrae Cottage
CE1
 
Feefo Ratings
From £325
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Pets: Yes (3)
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Pets Allowed Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
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Lots of History to Explore

The county town of Selkirk is a historic one, annually hosting one of the original Border Festivals. This centres around the defeat at Flodden, when from the 65 men of the town who set forth to fight the English, only one, Fletcher, returned. He was too overwhelmed by what he had experienced to do more than cast his flag in silence in the marketplace.

Here, too, Sir Walter Scott was for many years the 'shirra' or local magistrate. His home at Abbotsford is just 4 miles away on the banks of the Tweed.

Around the Selkirk Area

Grey Mare's Tail

    Follow the B7009 west out of the town up the Ettrick Valley. The 16th century Aikwood Tower has an exhibition of the life of James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd. Further on, you reach the tiny village of Ettrickbridge from where you can take a variety of walks followed by lunch or evening meal at the fascinating old pub (Cross Keys Hotel).

    If you take the A708 west of Selkirk (parallel to the B7009) through the Yarrow valley you reach Bowhill House, the home of the Duke of Buccleuch, which has a fine collection of art and antique furniture. There is a small theatre in the courtyard and extensive grounds including an adventure playground, cycle trails (can be hired) and pleasant walks.

    Continue along the A708 towards the youth hostel near Yarrowford from where you can walk up the 464 metre high Three Brethern which commands magnificent views of the Borders. The A708 leads eventually leads you to St Mary's Loch where you can swim, sail and have a snack at the caf' or a bar meal at the Tibbie Shiels Inn before attempting the steep climb on the narrow path beside the 200 foot Grey Mare's Tail (a waterfall), about 6 miles south, or joining the Southern Upland Way.