The Corses

Ashkirk near Selkirk, Scotland (Ref. 30635)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Selkirk 6 miles.

This charming detached cottage is set in a secluded location in the Ashkirk Valley, 1.2 miles from the village of Ashkirk, close to Selkirk in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders.

Well-appointed and providing comfortable accommodation, this cottage near Selkirk is perfect for families seeking a quiet country break surrounded by wonderful scenery.

All ground floor and accommodating up to six, this Scottish Borders cottage has three bedrooms, consisting of a double, a zip/link super king-size double and a children’s bunk room.

A fitted kitchen, sitting room with a cosy woodburning stove and a delightful sun room with open views across the fields and hills complete the accommodation at this cottage near Selkirk.

Outside this Ashkirk cottage is a lawned garden, which is an ideal place to unwind with a drink, or you may wish to light the barbecue and enjoy a spot of alfresco dining whilst enjoying the country surroundings.

This Selkirk cottage also boasts bike storage and a dog run should you require it.

With a pub/restaurant just over a mile away in Ashkirk, and a golf course, driving range and horse riding available nearby, this Borders cottage is ideally located for exploring this beautiful part of Scotland.

Selkirk is only 6 miles to the north and Edinburgh and Carlisle are both within driving distance, making this lovely Selkirk cottage a perfect base for visiting the Borders and beyond.


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double, 1 x children’s bunks (suitable for up to 12 years). Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room (seats 5) with woodburning stove. Sun room with dining area.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: Check-in 4pm

Guest Reviews


    • “Excellent Cottage”
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    • “The cottage was as described by other reviewers. It was originally a three roomed cottage but has been extended (probably three times) with addition of rear offshoots containing the kitchen, bathroom and one bedroom, and a side offshoot with a lobby and dining area, which had good views over a neat South facing Garden and the countryside. It an excellent holiday let, simply but tidily decorated, comprehensively and comfortably furnished, with a very well equipped modern kitchen, (with some pull-out shelving features I would like to have at home), plenty of storage space for clothing, and a few other touches such as plenty of electrical sockets, essential for the modern family with tablets, phones and laptops. Wifi too. Radiators through-out, a blessing for in what was supposed to be summer, in particular for us as we normally live in a warmer climate. Hot water was never a problem There are two dog runs. The location is good and the views are scenic, particularly from the glazed dining area. There is a lot to do in the region and Edinburgh is not too far. Thoroughly recommended.”

    Trevor E, Limassol, August 2015

    • “A true country retreat”
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    • “We are currently staying at the courses with our 3 children. The cottage is set back away from any roads- it's quiet, safe for the children to play out and very picturesque! Inside the cottage is a fully equipped kitchen, a lovely observatory with views all around which we have taken to savouring our meals together in. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds are very comfortable. With the use of wifi, a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. It truly has put the holiday back into self catering! Staying here has been an absolute pleasure and we hope to return.”

    Natalie H, Manchester, United Kingdom, February 2015

    • “Excellent”
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    • “What a wonderful cottage, secluded and private. Carefully thought out the Corses has everything you will require. Great for dogs as extremely secure(we have a Jack Russell) and the dog run in invaluable. Cannot recommend high enough.”

    P R, Worcester, United Kingdom, June 2014

    • “Good but a Niggle”
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    • “Very well appointed cottage set in superb surroundings, well equipped, clean and spacious. If you enjoy bird watching or star gazing the annexed conservatory is ideal (we called it the observatory). Walking is excellent. However be aware not to leave the premises later than 10 am or the over zealous owner will be on your trail. We left at 10.40am having cleaned and sweated the cottage thoroughly and even set the wood burning stove with our owned kindle and fire lighter, ready for the next person. The owner seemed to be very put out and threatened us with additional charges! It's a shame as we would have rebooked this cottage in the future - I'm afraid not now. We booked friday to Friday (booking is normally sat to sat) so the next guests would not be arriving until Saturday after 4 pm. On arrival the central heating has been set minimally - and switched off at 9.30 that evening, did not come on the next am. Owner attended to promptly but no a good experience as temp -5c. Spoiled by these experiences.”

    Stanley B, February 2015

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    • “An excellent property which suited us perfectly. It is well equipped, well decorated and comfortably furnished. Reasonably spacious as well. Very scenic with lots to do in the area.”

    Mr Elliston, Limassol, August 2015

    • “The Corses was in nice, quiet peaceful surroundings and overall a lovely relaxing holiday with plenty to see and do.”

    Mrs Henderson, Ryton, May 2015

    • “The whole stay was enjoyable. The cottage was everything it was advertised to be and more!”

    Mrs Haynes, Manchester, February 2015

    • “The Corses had everything you could ask for. Great views over the hills and quite secluded, I would recommend it to anyone looking for total chill out”

    Mrs Young, Kirkcaldy, September 2014

    • “A very comfortable and well equipped cottage, newly decorated and spotlessly clean, with a lovely garden to sit out in. Doesn't lack for anything. The view from the garden with its many tables for sitting at was wonderful, the position was away from any other dwelling which we enjoyed. Sorry we had to leave really!”

    Ms Bowie, Casale Litta, July 2014

    • “One of the best cottages we have stayed in.”

    Mrs Neilson, Nottingham, May 2014

    • “Was nice and quiet, tucked away in a wooded area alone, it was very peaceful yet only a minutes drive from a main road for easy access to many places nearby. Cottage was well equipped with everything we could have needed.”

    Miss Metcalfe, Wakefield, May 2014

    • “Accommodation was excellent. Very clean, looked as though it had been decorated fairly recently, fully equipped with everything we needed. There was a fully enclosed garden, as advertised, which was perfect for our dogs who loved the woods at the side of the house. Would recommend the property to anyone.”

    Ms Duncan, Dundee, March 2014

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About the location


Jedburgh 20.5 miles; Peebles 22 miles.

The historic town of Selkirk, a Royal Burgh, stands on a hillside overlooking the River Ettrick, itself a tributary of the famous River Tweed. One of the oldest Royal Burghs and one of the earliest settlements in what is now the Scottish Borders, Selkirk has many attractions to offer visitors. Apart from the glorious scenery that surrounds the town, there is much to suit both energetic and less energetic visitors. Fishing is well catered for, being so close to the Tweed, and cycling in the renowned Glentress Forest, which is only a short drive away. The beautiful valleys of Ettrick and Yarrow provide a stunning backdrop to an enjoyable day’s walking and there are plenty of routes that can be followed. Less energetic but no less rewarding is to explore the Sir Walter Scott connections with the town, visit Halliwells’ House and museum, one of the oldest dwellings in the town, or the Bowhill Estate, home to the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry, and its magnificent collection paintings and artworks. In June of each year, the Selkirk Common Riding takes place and is an amazing collection of horses and riders taking place in an ancient tradition.