At a glance
- Property code: MO01BO
- Area: Selkirkshire
- Sleeps: 3
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Dogs allowed: Yes
Montrose House - Selkirk
Holiday property description
A cosy flat from which to explore this Historic Borders town.
The Royal and Ancient Burgh of Selkirk is in the heart of the Scottish Borders sitting above the Ettrick and Yarrow valleys. The town has a rich and varied history with links to William Wallace and Sir Walter Scott.
There is easy access to Galashiels, Hawick, Melrose and Jedburgh, while Edinburgh itself is only a 40 minute drive or pleasant train ride on the recently reopened Borders Railway. Montrose House is so called because the Earl and Marquis of Montrose stayed here just before the Battle of Philiphaugh in 1645. He was known to be a brave and proven General but was nonetheless heavily defeated with huge loss of life, although he himself survived. There is a commemorative plaque of his stay on the wall of the apartment.
The nearby Philiphaugh Estate has various trails and riverside footpaths along the Ettrick Water. One of the trails leads to the battlefield so you can imagine the scene of 5,500 men in the desperate struggle between the Covenanters and Royalists. The Estate offers more peaceful attractions as well which include a nice tearoom close to the Salmon Viewing Centre
Sir Walter Scott best known as a writer, also served as Sheriff for 33 years and his legal connections should not be forgotten. The court house that he presided over is open to the public and only a short walk from the apartment and main town square. Walter Scott's life and times can be further explored at nearby Abbotsford house. The beautiful stately home of Bowhill House is not to be missed, only 3 miles from the town. The house is set in superb grounds with access to woodland walks to suit all and younger generations will have a whale of a time enjoying organised orienteering package and amazing adventure playground- ideal for children of any age and big kids too!
The wonderful Borders scenery provides a super backdrop to lots of outdoor pursuits including golf, mountain biking, fishing on renowned rivers and lochs or following peaceful footpaths through the countryside.
Post code TD7 4DG
Damage Deposit £150
'This is a beautifully decorated flat and my daughter and I felt very comfortable staying here. We stayed here in February and needed to put on the heating. Luckily the owners had left very clear instructions how everything worked and it didn't take long before the flat was lovely and warm. The kitchen and living room are both spacious rooms and the beds in both bedrooms were very comfortable - beautiful bed linen from M&S and a supply of fluffy towels. In the kitchen there is also a washing machine. Just off the kitchen is a separate dining room. The living room has a TV, DVD player and a record-player with an assortment of LPs! If you're looking for a holiday in the Scottish Borders, Selkirk is a lovely Borders town and I can recommend this property. ' Ms Wierzoch
Accommodation for three over 2 floors: Double bedroom; Single attic bedroom; Sitting room; Kitchen; Dining Room; Cloakroom; Shower room
Services: Electricity & Heating Inc * Linen & Towels provided * Fridge/Freezer * Washing Machine * Air drier * TV with DVD player * CD player * WIFI* Travel Cot * Pets welcome * On street parking in Market place (short stroll from the property)
Extras: Pets £20/pet/week
How to find us
7 West Port
Montrose House - Selkirk
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Sofa Beds 0
Single Beds 1
Double Beds 1
Montrose House Reviews
4 star reviewAccomadation was very good - clean and very well appointed. Being November, it was a little hard to get warm the first evening.
I found the kitchen well equipped, but a little short of surface space to prepare meals on.
The shower was clean and pleasant, but could have been a bit roomier.