Near Selkirk, Scottish BordersGuest Rating
Whitmuir House is an impressive, elegant house set just over 4 miles from Selkirk, in the midst of the beautiful Scottish Borders and perfectly positioned for exploring a region that is incredibly rich in history.
|Sleeps: 10||Bedrooms: 5|
|Changeover Day: Fri||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 3|
With comfortable accommodation and a warm and welcoming atmosphere it is the ideal place for a family get together or holiday with friends with a touch of grandeur and lots to see and do right on the doorstep.
On entering you are welcomed by a large cloakroom with plenty of space for muddy boots and coats. The rather grand drawing room has an open fire to gather around in the evenings and the formal dining room is great for enjoying meals together whilst planning the next few days’ activities.
The charming and spacious dining kitchen is the real heart of the house and is kept warm and cosy by its 4 oven Aga. There is also an electric hob and oven as an alternative for cooking and the large pantry, which once would have been used by the butler, comes in particularly handy for storing food and drinks.
There is an attractive en suite double bedroom downstairs and up the unusual spiral staircase are two further double bedrooms (one with dressing room, en suite and decorative fireplace) and two twin rooms, a sizeable walk through seating area with TV, two good sized bathrooms and a handy WC.
When you step outside the house you are surrounded by a large private garden with lots of mature plants and trees. Although not enclosed, the garden has a ha ha sunken wall that allows the breathtaking views all the way out to the Carter Bar and Cheviot hills to be enjoyed without interruption. There is also a croquet lawn and pavilion that has been positioned so you can sit and watch all the action – it even has its own little kitchen for making drinks.
Whitmuir 360° View
At the National Nature Reserve at Whitlaw Mosses, in walking distance, the interesting wetlands include willow scrub rich with lichen, areas of open moss carpet, feathery sedge swamps as well as sweet smelling herb and grassy meadows that make absolute paradise for butterflies and dragonflies.
Try out clay pigeon shooting at the range Braidwood in Midlem (2 miles) with lessons available for everyone from children and total novices right up to experienced professionals.
Selkirk (4 miles) has a range of shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants. The town has strong roots in the textiles industry and the mill tours at the Lochcarron Visitor Centre offer a fascinating insight into the traditional processes that are still used to make quality knitwear, tweed and tartan. There is also a picturesque 9 hole golf course in Selkirk that welcomes visitors.
Sir Walter Scott’s impressive former home Abbotsford House (7.5 miles) on the banks of the River Tweed is an interesting place to visit for history enthusiasts with wonderful gardens to wander around and pretty walks along the banks of the river. The station at nearby Tweedbank allows you to visit the beautiful capital of Edinburgh in under an hour’s train ride for shopping, sightseeing or taking in some culture.
The Borders has an exceptionally varied landscape, from the gentle rolling hills and moorland in the west to the high cliffs and rocky coves of the Berwickshire coastline in the east. There are also some wonderful long stretches of sandy beaches on the coast near Berwick-upon-Tweed (40 miles) that are easily accessible for seaside day trips in just over an hour’s drive.
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.
Drawing room with TV/DVD and open fire
Kitchen/dining room with Aga, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, etc
Pantry with fridge/freezer and deep freeze
Double bedroom with en suite shower room
Double bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin
Snug with TV
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin and washing machine and tumble dryer
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
- Travel Cot (excluding linen)
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 (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome under control at all times (1 large, 1 medium or 1 small). No smoking.
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: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6||Sleeps 10|
|17 Sep 2021 - 07 Oct 2021||POA||£1,295.00|
|08 Oct 2021 - 28 Oct 2021||POA||£1,495.00|
|29 Oct 2021 - 16 Dec 2021||POA||£995.00|
|17 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||POA||£1,695.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||£1,695.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 03 Feb 2022||POA||£995.00|
|04 Feb 2022 - 31 Mar 2022||POA||£1,295.00|
|01 Apr 2022 - 21 Apr 2022||POA||£1,495.00|
|22 Apr 2022 - 05 May 2022||POA||£1,295.00|
|06 May 2022 - 26 May 2022||POA||£1,495.00|
|27 May 2022 - 02 Jun 2022||POA||£1,695.00|
|03 Jun 2022 - 23 Jun 2022||POA||£1,495.00|
|24 Jun 2022 - 21 Jul 2022||POA||£1,695.00|
|22 Jul 2022 - 25 Aug 2022||POA||£1,865.00|
|26 Aug 2022 - 15 Sep 2022||POA||£1,495.00|
|16 Sep 2022 - 06 Oct 2022||POA||£1,295.00|
|07 Oct 2022 - 27 Oct 2022||POA||£1,495.00|
|28 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||POA||£995.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||POA||£1,695.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||£1,695.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||POA||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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Having never stayed in the borders we were all surprised at how beautiful the area was . Lots of options for all ages . ...Read More
We had a fabulous family holiday here with three generation and all enjoyed ourselves . Rooms are large and outside spa...Read More
There was lots of places to go if you wanted to be out and about but if you wanted to chill and relax the house was the ...Read More
A beautiful property with breathtaking views. The grounds (including a croquet lawn!) are immaculate and fun to explore...Read More
Wonderful, thanks it was great