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Beautiful Large Holiday House - Sleeps 14 - Idyllic Scottish Borders

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms. Spacious Inside And Out! Beautiful Views!

The Byres and Ettrcik View are two beautiful stone built houses that will each very comfortably accommodate 14 people with room to spare. Newly converted to a high standard, these traditional 19thC farm steadings are the ideal place for family and friends to meet up and relax in the tranquil rural setting of the River Ettrick and rolling Border Hills.

- Christmas 2017 from 23 to 29 December 2017

- New Year 2017/18 from 30 December 2017 to 6 January 2018

The houses are light, spacious, and tastefully and comfortably furnished with polished wooden floors downstairs and luxurious fitted carpets everywhere else. They will each easily accommodate 3 generations of one family, making them a perfect venue for family celebrations.

Each house has 6 bedrooms (a selection of king size, double, twin, and family rooms plus a super-king ground floor room in Ettrick View), 2 en-suite and 2 family bathrooms, a large lounge with big flat-screen TV and pool table (also with table tennis), a separate small sitting room with games and books, a big kitchen, a dining area that really does seat 14, and a secure garden as well as access to the shared courtyard and 4 acres of private land with its own stream – plenty of room for you to relax and feel at home without falling over each other.

For disabled access, we have wide hallways and double doorways as well as downstairs bedrooms and toilet/shower rooms with hand rails, and ramps for access in both houses.

Behind the properties the land slopes down towards the River Ettrick – a tributary of the Tweed which can be fished for trout and salmon, with a smaller private stream (perfect for paddling) flowing into this along the side of the property. Across the river the land rises to frame the fantastic views across the valley. There is also a large shared courtyard area with seating and a trampoline next to the houses, and four acres of land where you can roam freely, picnic and paddle in the stream. And don’t forget all of the Scottish Borders on your doorstep to explore. There are historic houses close by such as Walter Scott's Abbotsford and Bowhill with it's adventure playground, as well as pretty towns, ruined Abbeys and plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, golf, horse riding - or perhaps a day trip into Edinburgh.

Lockable storage is available for bikes, fishing gear etc. on request and there is a freezer for your catch.

A large parking area is available to the side of the houses.

If you are looking for accommodation for up to 28 people, then The Byres and Ettrick View can be booked together. Please contact us for details.

Oil central heating with radiators in all rooms. WiFi and telephone. Fitted wool carpets in all bedrooms.

A cot, high-chair & stair gates are available at no extra cost.

Board games, cards, toys and a selection of DVDs are also provided.

Up to 3 well behaved dogs are welcome in the Byres. Dog baskets and blankets are provided. Secure outside area with plenty of walks on the doorstep and further afield. Plenty of maps and leaflets are in the house.

Welcome pack of tea, coffee, biscuits on arrival.

Wild and remote, but accessible, not far from the delights of Edinburgh, and with plenty of interest in the area and games in the house you will always find something to do here.

Surrounded by rolling hills, winding rivers, and abundant wildlife, The Byres and Ettrick View await you with home comforts, space and more than a touch of luxury.

Surprise yourself by discovering the hidden gem of the Scottish Borders.

More Details

Property Manager
Nic Weeks
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Russian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

....a beautifully presented home with wonderful countryside scenery to make you feel like you're truly on holiday...
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Selkirk in Scottish Borders

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs family bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs family bathroom.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , En-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , en-suite bathroom
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Double bed with views over hills
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size bed with views over hills
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Large family bedroom with ensuite. Hill views
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Downstairs. 2 Single beds. Close to bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Double bed and large built in wardrobe
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Master bedroom with king size bed and cot. En-suite.
  • All the bedrooms are spacious with wool carpets, drawers and hanging space. Central heating and great views in all rooms. Please visit our website for room plans.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • tennis


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Beautiful Large Holiday House - Sleeps 14 - Idyllic Scottish Borders
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Lovely house in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this property which was like a home from home, it had all the bits and pieces you need and was spacious for the 12 of us staying. The property itself was as the description said and Helen and Nic were very accommodating and welcoming. The house is certainly wheelchair friendly and the parking was very good. Overall it was a great stay. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful property in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully renovated property which is decorated and maintained to a very high standard. The kitchen is both well planned and well equipped, and the sitting room is spacious and welcoming. Bedrooms and bathrooms were immaculate on our arrival. Helen was there to welcome us and was very helpful in suggesting local caterers for a family party. I would not hesitate in recommending the property to the most discerning traveller.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. I'm so glad everything went well after all your organising, with a little help from Bill and Sukie and their excellent food; and hope the newlyweds got a great send off. We would love to welcome any of you back sometime. Helen
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Fantastic property in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious, modern, well equipped, stunning quiet location. Perfect for cyclists, families & large groups. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - glad you had a great time in the Ettrick Valley and enjoyed your cycling. We just had the Bethany Sportive cycle race passing the house yesterday on their route through the borders (102Km!). Love to have you back sometime, Helen and Nic
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Cross Keys, Ettrickbridge
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Nearest Train
44 Miles
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
A7 Selkirk
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
St Abbs Head
Car: necessary

The Byres and Ettrick View are two large holiday homes at Newburgh Farm Steading in the Ettrick Valley, a very beautiful, rural part of the Scottish Borders.

We are 13 miles from Selkirk along the quiet and picturesque B7009 and only 70 minutes from Edinburgh. The area has plenty of Historic Houses, Castles and ruined Abbeys, as well as adventure playgrounds, pretty Borders Towns to visit and space to just chill out. Bowhill House and Abbotsford House (the home of Sir Walter Scott) are very impressive as are their grounds, and Peebles and Melrose are well worth a visit. Edinburgh and Rosslyn Chapel are also accessible for a day out.

The Byres and Ettrick View each have their own private secure garden area, a shared courtyard space and access to 4 acres of land sloping down towards the River Ettrick with paths through the wild flower meadow, picnic benches and fabulous views.

We also have five beautiful and very cosy yurts now which can be booked if you require extra accommodation. These are also available separately if you just fancy a spot of luxury 'glamping' - or hire the whole site out for a wedding?

Spend time messing about in the stream down by the yurts, or go for a walk up the hills and then come back for some alfresco dining. There are plenty of outdoor tables and chairs as well as a gas barbecue and even a trampoline to keep the kids happy.

Fishing, cycling, walking, and bird watching can all be based from Newburgh, with boating, kayaking, horse riding, llama walking and several beautiful golf courses within about 30 min, as well as the excellent mountain biking centres of Glentress and Innerleithen. The nearby Buccleuch Estate offers some of the best fishing and shooting in Scotland. The area is also especially good for star gazing with clear dark skies.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Changeover day Friday.

Check in from 4.00pm Friday, check out 10.00am following Monday for Friday.

£200 Good Housekeeping Deposit required.

Up to 3 dogs welcome at £20 per dog

Short breaks available.

Payment by bank transfer.

Please contact us if you require slightly different arrival/departure dates - we will try to be flexible where possible.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.