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The Byres

Selkirk, Scottish Borders (Ref. 948602)

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  • Sleeps 14

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Eremia

    “Perfect location, relaxing area and place.”

    - Mr Eremia, April 2019

Newburgh Farm Steading

These are a set of delightful stone-built barn conversions nestled within the rolling landscapes surrounding Newburgh Farm Steading in Selkirk of the Scottish Borders. Resting side by side around a lovely central courtyard are The Byres and Ettrick View, carefully developed from an old farm steading using local stone, each with their own private gardens which flourish majestically during the bloom season. Each house offers spacious country-style accommodation ideally suited to groups of families and accompanying friends who wish to explore the beautiful valleys of Ettrick and Yarrow. The houses have lovely bedrooms soothingly finished in a neutral colour palette, a large modern kitchen with adjoining dining room and comfortable living rooms. The four bathrooms are well-presented with contemporary fixtures and fittings and there is plenty of entertainment available with a pool and tennis table, a big flat screen TV with DVD player and a BBQ outside for a fun-filled family gathering out in the garden. Boasting a fantastic location with verdant hills, glistening streams and gentle, meandering rivers, these cottages are ideally positioned in the heart of it all, from walking country and historic houses to castles and ruined abbeys as well as shopping in the pretty neighbouring towns. One day you can be absorbing the vibrant, cultural atmosphere of the city of Edinburgh and the next be relaxing in the remote, tranquillity of the beautiful valleys. Take in the fresh Scottish air and enjoy what these wonderful properties have to offer the whole family on your holiday retreat.

The property

A beautiful barn conversion nestled on Newburgh Farm Steading in Selkirk.

With the spectacular Scottish hillside as a backdrop, The Byres provides a spacious and luxurious interior with six comfortable bedrooms and four lovely bathrooms.

The ground floor twin room is ideal for those with limited mobility as there is wheelchair access via the ramp from the sizeable hallway out to the shared courtyard.

The dining room attractively overlooks the outdoor space and the kitchen presents opulent features with a modern sitting area for the chef to relax in while the evening meal simmers away.

After dinner, stroll through to the sitting room for some billiard sports or simply slump into the plush sofa and unwind into the evening.

The big arched windows overlook the courtyard, streaming in copious amounts of light into the property and the patio doors open onto the garden where you can sit out and delight in fantastic views across the valley.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 954588, together they sleep 28 people.


  • Six bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin, 2 x double, 2 x king-size double (one with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC), 1 x family room with 1 double and 2 singles and en-suite bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with sitting area
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with billiard table
  • Play room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Satelite TV, DVD/CD player, WiFi and telephone, selection of books, games and toys
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, high-chair and stairgates are available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lockable storage is available for bikes, fishing gear etc
  • on request and there is a freezer for your catch
  • Private enclosed garden and shared courtyard with 4 acres of land, a stream and picnic bench
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: ample wheelchair access available
  • Note: This property has a private water supply.

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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.

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