1636 ft²
Mountain view
BBQ facilities
Washing machine
Free WiFi
Free parking

Located in Selkirk in the Scottish Borders region, The Five Turrets has a patio. This vacation home has free private parking, a shared kitchen and free WiFi.

The vacation home comes with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

The vacation home has a grill. After a day of hiking, canoeing or cycling, guests can relax in the garden or in the shared lounge area.

Melrose Abbey is 7.2 miles from The Five Turrets. The nearest airport is Edinburgh Airport, 45 miles from the accommodation.

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

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Accommodation Type
Bedroom 1:
1 full bed
Bedroom 2:
1 full bed
Bedroom 3:
1 full bed
Bedroom 4:
1 full bed
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Hi We are in the area and there are 5 adults and 1 x 16yr Old would it be possible to cater for 5 separate 4 rooms single occupant and a two in one
    Hi - the property sleeps up to eight people, in four double bedrooms. Two of the rooms can be set up as superking size beds or as twins - so there are a maximum of six beds. Availability is on the live calendar - we operate a 3 night minimum stay.
    Answered on 10 March 2022
  • Would it be possible to have 10 people instead of 8? It would be 6 adults and 4 children. The youngest is 3 and 4 and both have air beds.
    Hi - we should be able to do that - there is space in one of the bedrooms. We set 8 as the upper limit normally simply because that's what we are geared up for in terms of bedding, towels and kitchen/dining facilities, but you should be ok with a couple of extra children. Best wishes, Gethin
    Answered on 23 February 2020
  • Are any of the bedrooms on the ground floor? Is the property accessible for disabled access?
    We have two bedrooms on the ground floor along with a bathroom including a walk in shower, which offer disabled access. The main living space on the ground floor is accessed down three steps fitted with a handrail.
    Answered on 28 June 2022
  • Booked for 4 single persons but confirmation has come back as 2. Please confirm that booking is accepted for 4 persons. Thank you
    Could you send a message through your booking? I'm unable to see which booking this relates to and want to make sure I'm giving you the correct information.
    Answered on 4 May 2021

Host Info

Host Review Score

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
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Travel Proud

Travel Proud

This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Amenities of The Five Turrets
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional bathroom
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Blu-ray player
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Common Areas
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • 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 dinners
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
  • Walking tours
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Outdoor & View
  • Mountain view
  • View
Building Characteristics
  • Private apartment in building
  • Airport shuttle
Front Desk Services
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

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3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


Until 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of GBP 250 is required on arrival. That's about 308.94USD. 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 & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's 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 the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

A damage deposit of GBP 250 is required on arrival. That's about 308.94USD. 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 can accommodate this group size:

    • 8 guests

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

  • The prices at The Five Turrets may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Five Turrets has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 4 bedrooms

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

  • The Five Turrets is 800 feet from the center of Selkirk.

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

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Neck massage
    • Themed dinners
    • Horseback 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.

  • Check-in at The Five Turrets is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.