The Syke

Selkirk, Scottish Borders (Ref. 16921)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Arthur
    December 2013
    tripadvisor rating
    “Ideal holiday destination”
    Had a very relaxing holiday.House very comfortable and clean.ideal location for country lovers.
    Had a very relaxing holiday.House very comfortable and clean.ideal location for country lovers.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Selkirk 5 miles. A charming detached cottage with open views over the Ashkirk Valley, superbly located on the owner's livestock farm near Selkirk in the beautiful Scottish Borders.

Tastefully presented throughout to provide comfortable, spacious accommodation, this cottage near Selkirk is ideal for families or groups of friends wishing to get away together and enjoy the space and activities that the Scottish countryside provides.

Set all on the ground floor, this Selkirk cottage has three spacious bedrooms, which can each be set up as twins or super king-size doubles on request.

A well-equipped fitted kitchen, dining room and sitting room with French doors offering superb views over the Ashkirk Valley complete the accommodation.

Outside this Selkirk cottage is a front patio and lawned garden, and nearby, set within the owner's grounds, is a tennis court and a 17-acre fly fishing loch, both of which are available for guests' use.

Surrounding this Selkirk cottage are all the attractions and beauty you would expect from this part of the country.

Golf, horse riding and walking are in plentiful supply, as are attractive towns like Selkirk and Hawick with their many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.

A wonderful Selkirk cottage to be enjoyed throughout the year.


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 2 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Utility. Dining room. Sitting room with electric fire and doors to patio.


  • Oil central heating with electric fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD, WiFi, telephone
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shared use of grass tennis court
  • Use of fly fishing loch
  • Lawned front garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 8 mins walk.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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