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Whitmuir Steading Cottage

Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

At the end of a little country road between Melrose and Selkirk, in the heart of Walter Scott's romantic Border country, is Whitmuir Farm.

The American owners have painstakingly transformed one of the farm buildings into a luxury holiday cottage of great style and imagination. To the front, there is a lovely grassed courtyard with a sweeping drive round, while to the back there is a secure and secluded grassed garden area (with furniture).

Inside, the cottage is sublimely comfortable, full of character and beautifully furnished with traditional pieces. The large sitting room has an open fire, there is a separate dining room (also with open fire) and a very well-equipped kitchen and utility room. One set of stairs go up from the sitting room to an upstairs landing, off which there is a double bedroom and a further twin bedroom with bathroom between.

There is also a huge and quite amazing games room/additional sitting room, with pool table and a TV for computer games, accessible from the second bedroom. This can also be reached by a spiral staircase from the downstairs hallway. The cottage was once a granary and the old loading winch has been left to form a further interesting feature in the games room.

Map & Local

There is much to do in the surrounding area, with numerous excellent golf courses within a 10 mile radius that have quiet fairways and very reasonable green fees - in fact, buy a Freedom of the Fairways ticket and gain access to over 20 of them!

There are swimming pools at Selkirk (4 miles, with all facilities) and Galashiels (8 miles, with all facilities), riding at Ashkirk (10 miles) and a leisure centre at Hawick (15 miles). Edinburgh itself is just an hour's drive away, or you can jump on the train at Galashiels (8.5 miles) and be in the city centre in under an hour.

There are many lovely walks through the surrounding countryside, or you could join up with the Southern Upland Way at Fairnilee (7 miles) or St Cuthbert's Way, which runs from Melrose (6 miles) to Lindisfarne. The cottage also makes an ideal base for exploring the area by bike, with secure storage available and even a puncture repair kit!

There are also many fascinating reminders of this country's turbulent history. Visit the four ruined Border Abbeys of Melrose, Kelso, Dryburgh and Jedburgh, as well as numerous country houses and castles. Sir Walter Scott's own beloved home of Abbotsford is just a few miles away, as is the Duke of Buccleuch's imposing Bowhill, where there is an excellent adventure playground in the grounds.

Local Events and Attractions


Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.




Sitting room withTV/DVD and open fire.
Dining room with open fire.
Kitchen with microwave, dishwasher and fridge-freezer, etc.
Utility room with washer/drier.
Cloakroom with WC.


Twin bedroom.
Double bedroom with TV.
Bathroom with separate shower.
Games room with pool table and TV.

What's included

Cot (excluding linen)
Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

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Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
03 Feb 2024 - 29 Mar 2024 £550.00
30 Mar 2024 - 19 Apr 2024 £650.00
20 Apr 2024 - 03 May 2024 £550.00
04 May 2024 - 24 May 2024 £650.00
25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024 £750.00
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 £650.00
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £750.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £795.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £650.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £550.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £650.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £495.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £750.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £750.00
06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking, please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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This was more a house than a cottage, tucked away at the end of a farm road in a beautiful location between Selkirk and ...

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Everything was perfect for a Christmas break, open fires, games room and the whole place was lovely and warm which, bear...

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Very comfortable , well equipped. Manager very helpful


We absolutely loved our stay. The cottage was large for four people, the beds were incredibly comfortable and the place ...

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A holiday made memorable by a great location

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