The Five Turrets is set in Selkirk and offers barbecue facilities and a terrace. This holiday home offers free private parking, a shared kitchen and free WiFi.

The holiday home is fitted with 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with mountain views.

After a day of hiking, cycling or canoeing, guests can relax in the garden or in the shared lounge area.

Peebles is 21.1 miles from the holiday home, while Melrose is 7.5 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Edinburgh Airport, 46.6 miles from The Five Turrets.

The Five Turrets has been welcoming guests since 25 Oct 2018.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Free private parking available on-site


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Max adults: 8
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  • Bedroom 1: 1 double bed
  • Bedroom 2: 1 double bed
  • Bedroom 3: 1 double bed
  • Bedroom 4: 1 double bed
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The Five Turrets is a stylish self catering holiday home with fairytale castle good looks, set in a B-listed property at the heart of the Scottish Borders and named by The Sunday Times as one of the top 25 holiday cottages in the UK for 2019. Inside is an extraordinary blend of style and substance and enough space to comfortably accommodate eight people in four big bedrooms. ​The heart of the comprehensively refurbished home is the unique triple height living space, with sofas arranged around a fabulous wood burning stove, a huge dining table set up to provide commanding views over the stunning Ettrick valley and an open kitchen to captivate the keenest cook. An oak and glass stair leads up to the mezzanine library, stocked with hundreds of books, more sofas and a smart 49 inch TV connected to the excellent free wifi broadband available throughout the property. Outside is a garden with seating next to the small apple, plum and cherry orchard. And when it is time to slip between the Egyptian cotton sheets, there are four warm and inviting bedrooms to choose from - two super kings (which can also be set up as twins) plus a king size and a double.
Welcome to The Five Turrets. We’re a family business and we want to make you feel at home. We’ve spent a lot of time and effort renovating the property to make sure that your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Your hosts are Gethin Chamberlain and Carolynn Shaw: we live opposite the property with our son Ieuan. We started the business to subsidise Gethin’s work as a foreign correspondent and to support Carolynn as she endeavours to turn her passion for weaving into a business. You’ll find examples of Carolynn’s beautiful work throughout the property, while some of Gethin’s pictures decorate the walls. And Ieuan cuts the grass... We moved to the Borders in 2014 after six years in India and fell in love with the place. It’s a beautiful part of the world and we’re learning more about it every day. The scenery just begs you to stick on a pair of boots and start walking and we do so as often as possible. Getting to work with some of the great local businesses is an added bonus for us. Talk to us before you arrive and we’ll do everything we can to share some of our knowledge and hook you up with them to help you get the most out of your stay.
Built around 1870 in the Scottish Baronial style, this historic listed building is ideally located at the heart of the Borders in the Royal Burgh of Selkirk, with road and nearby rail links to Edinburgh to the north and England to the south. Selkirk is a lovely little county town with good transport links to the rest of Scotland and to England via the main A7 road and a train station six miles away. Guests who can bear to drag themselves away from the comforts of the house will enjoy a region steeped in history and reminders of its colourful past as the home of the notorious and bloodthirsty Border Reivers. Edinburgh is an hour north by road or rail: Hadrian's Wall just a bit further south. Abbotsford House, home of Sir Walter Scott, is a popular nearby attraction. There’s some of the best hillwalking in Scotland on the doorstep and easy access to world-class cycling trails (with secure bike storage on site) and golf courses. For anglers, there’s the Tweed, while wildlife lovers have the opportunity to spot golden eagles, ospreys and red squirrels. Excellent local restaurants, bars and coffee shops are a very short walk away and there are plenty of good local shops.
Language spoken: English
Property surroundings *
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What's nearby
  • Melrose Abbey
    6 miles
  • Traquair House
    9.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant The Fleece
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/bar Three Hills Coffee
    0.1 miles
Natural beauty
  • River Ettrick Water
    0.5 miles
  • Mountain The Three Brethren
    2 miles
  • Lake Lindean Loch
    2 miles
  • River River Tweed
    2.7 miles
Closest airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    34.3 miles
  • Newcastle International Airport
    56.7 miles
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Facilities of The Five Turrets
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Secured parking
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Tumble dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional bathroom
  • Additional toilet
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shared bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • TV
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
Sit back and relax
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Common areas
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Wellness facilities
  • Full body massage
  • Head massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Massage
Food & Drink
  • Grocery deliveries
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Archery Additional charge
  • Cooking class Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Themed dinner nights Additional charge
  • Bike tours
  • Walking tours
  • Horse riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Mountain view
Building characteristics
  • Private apartment in building
  • Airport pick up Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle
Reception services
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives
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15:00 - 22:00

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Until 10:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of GBP 250 is required on arrival. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

1 cot available upon request.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Kindly note that the property layout makes is unsuitable for toddlers.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

A damage deposit of GBP 250 is required on arrival. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about The Five Turrets

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Five Turrets on this page.

  • The Five Turrets offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Neck massage
    • Themed dinner nights
    • Horse riding
    • Cooking class
    • Full body massage
    • Walking tours
    • Back massage
    • Archery
    • Head massage
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Bike tours

  • Yes, The Five Turrets is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The Five Turrets can accommodate the following group size:

    • 8 guests

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The Five Turrets is 250 yards from the centre of Selkirk.

  • Check-in at The Five Turrets is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • The prices at The Five Turrets may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The Five Turrets has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 4 bedrooms

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Five Turrets (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Secured parking
    • Street parking
    • Free parking