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Sixteenth Century Castle | 491177AC

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  • At a Glance
  • Facilities
  • Accommodation

    • Sleeps 12 + cot (10 adults + 2 children)
    • 5 bedrooms
    • 6 bath / shower rooms

    Your holiday home

    • £2,275 - £6,800 per week
    • Security Deposit £500 (refundable)
    • Saturday changeover
    • 4:00 PM check in
    • 10:00 AM check out
    • Sorry, no pets
    • No smoking
    • Property rating: 5
    • Facilities

      • Dishwasher
      • Cot
      • High chair
      • Wifi
      • Microwave
      • Garden furniture
      • Telephone
      • CD player
      • DVD player
      • TV
    • Features

      • Fire/woodburner
      • Wood burning stove
      • Luxury


If you are looking for a stay in a Scottish Castle that has experienced drama, adventure and romance – then step back in time and touch the stone-clad walls of this castle for a holiday of a lifetime.

Offering a majestic blend of 500 years of history and modernity of today, this sixteenth century tower is the perfect retreat for that special castle holiday in Scotland. This 5 Star Visit Scotland rated castle, which had a full restoration completed in 1992, has had its’ fair share of historical drama, romance and adventure and is waiting for you to add to this.

The castle itself is an oblong plan with three storeys and an attic, attached to a two storey annexe. Within the tower at ground level you will find the original stone-clad vaulted kitchen/dining room, with the Great Hall on the floor above, which is the siting room. The annexe section houses an events room, which can host a party or be a games room, with living space and a bedroom above. The rest of the luxurious bedrooms are on the second, third and fourth floor of the tower.

Small weddings are allowed within the castle and the renovated “Cart Hall” opposite, but additional costs will apply and must be arranged with the manager. Bookings can be for weekly rentals, weekends Friday – Monday or for mid-week options for a minimum of 2 nights. The south-west facing walled garden is a delightful secure space and looks out to a farmhouse beyond. It is ideal for playing croquet on the lawn on a summer’s evening.

  • Living
  • Beds & Baths
  • Grounds
  • Please note
  • Events Space & Games Area
    Entering via the annexe next door, which now forms part of the castle building, takes you into the events room. This ground floor room can be a multi-purpose room and is ideal for holding small events like a wedding party or gathering of some sort in some style. A table tennis table can be set up here.

    Reception Rooms
    Heading up the turnpike stairs brings you to the Great Hall with its old inglenook fireplace and comfortable sofas, combining to give this room an authentic feel, whilst modern touches have been added. It now adjoins onto the annexe next door and the space above the events room has a living space with bar area, which leads to a bedroom beyond. Additionally there is a very quaint original snug room, which is perfect for some reflective time. The old “Cart Hall” opposite is now a “party room”, with a glazed front overlooking the castle, which is ideal for hosting an event for a larger group of people.

    Kitchen & Dining
    Entering the castle by the original tower entrance brings you into a vaulted room which leads to the turnpike stairs, the kitchen/dining space or into the annexe next door, which now forms part of the castle building and is the events room. The kitchen/dining room is also within a vaulted room and this is a very atmospheric room, with style over substance. The kitchen area is compact, but fine to cater for 10 people, whilst the dining area, with its impressive carved local wood table is great for banquets and feasts.

    Catering for larger numbers for an event, there is a catering kitchen at the rear of the events room which can be made available on request. Additionally there is a bar area on the first floor with sink, and on the third floor is a galley kitchen, with coffee machine, for those who wish not to use the stairs to get a cup.

  • Accommodation is provided for a group of 10 adults in 5 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms and 2 shower-rooms, as follows:

    • 1 Double Or Twin Bedroom/s With Private Bathroom
    • 2 Double Or Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
    • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
    • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Shower Room

    First Floor 
    'Scotts of Harden’ room, Double (and a fold-out bed for a child); bathroom, with bath, w.c and wash hand basin.

    Second Floor 
    'Buccleuch’ room, Zip and link twin; bathroom, with roll top bath and shower above, w.c and wash hand basin.

    Third Floor
    ‘Sir Walter Scott’ room, Double bed, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin; shower room, with shower cabinet
    ‘Steel’ room, Zip and link twin or double bed, with turret reading area, with en-suite bathroom, with bath, w.c and wash hand basin.

    Fourth Floor 
    ‘Wizard’ room, Zip and link twin, with en-suite shower-room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin.

    All the bedrooms contain the most technologically advanced beds in the world, the hand-made DUX beds from Sweden, which will ensure you have an exceptional night’s sleep. 
    2 luxury put-up single beds are available for 2 children, which can be placed in the 'Scott' or 'Buccleuch' rooms. These are charged as extra, please advise when placing your booking.

  • Set within 4 acres of grounds, including an enclosed walled garden space, it shares the first part of it drive with the neighbouring farm, before it forks up to the castle. The gardens consist of a lawn and an orchard, with a feature Laburnam arch. Located in the rolling hills and woodlands of the Scottish Borders, the castle is just over an hour’s drive from Edinburgh. Selkirk is about 5 miles away, offering some general stores and shops. For major supermarkets, then nearby Galashiels offers Tesco, Asda, M&S and Aldi.

    There are many golf courses in the locality, including Selkirk, Melrose and the Roxburghe course at Kelso. Fishing is available on the river Tweed. Glentress Forest offers a mountain biking centre. For historical sight-seeing, the historical Abbotsford House and Melrose Abbey are both well worth a visit.

    Due to the historic layout with a steep stone turnpike stairway, the castle is not suitable for unsupervised children, wheelchair users or people with restricted mobility.

    Stag and Hen bookings may not book this property, unless discussed in advance for approval. Neither the Owner nor the Agent will accept any liability should a booking be confirmed as a consequence of non-disclosure of the above which may later result in a booking cancellation by the Owner. For more information on this matter please speak to a member of our staff.

    All weddings must be discussed prior to booking - as additional costs may be applicable if numbers go above the capacity of the castle.

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Southern Scotland
Nearest shop
4 miles
Nearest supermarket
4 miles
Nearest pub
4 miles
Train Stations
Nearest Train Station
Selkirk 5 miles
Galashiels 8 miles
Tweedbank 9 miles


The letting section combines the tower and cottage
The courtyard entrance with \'Cart Hall\' event room opposite
The Great Hall is located on the first floor
Peeking into the dining area of the kitchen
Dine in style in the ground floor vaulted room
The kitchen section of the kitchen and dining room
The kitchen section of the kitchen/dining room
Plenty of room in the annexe \'Events Room\' at ground level
How the \'Events Room\' can look dressed up for a wedding
Get married under the wedding stone of 1602 in the \'Events Room\'
How the \'Cart Hall\' can be transformed as a dining hall
The Laird\'s snug on the first floor
A living area is available on the first floor of the annexe
Above the events room is a living space with bar area
\'Harden of Scott\' bedroom is located on the first floor of the annexe
\'Harden of Scott\' bedroom\'s en-suite bathroom
A turnpike stair connects all the floors in the tower
History is etched into the doors
\'Buccleuch\' bedroom on the second floor
The allocated bathroom to the \'Buccleuch\' bedroom
\'Steel\' bedroom on the third floor
The en-suite bathroom for the \'Steel\' bedroom
\'Sir Walter Scott\' bedroom located on the third floor
En-suite bathroom to the \'Sir Walter Scott\' bedroom
Nearly at the top with a coffee making facility available
\'Wizard\' bedroom on the fourth floor
A ground floor catering kitchen is available on request
Take advantage of the sun and enjoy alfresco dining
The doorway into the garden
The wonderful Laburnam archway to the garden
You will be sad to leave when the time comes
Selkirk is the nearest town
A train service runs from Edinburgh to Galashiels
Nearby Melrose Abbey is worth a visit
Why not compare castles at Smailhom Tower
Ideal for a holiday at all times of the year
Scottish castle for self catered holidays in the Borders near Selkirk
Beyond the garden is an orchard
A snowy castle scene
You will be sad to leave when the time comes
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Newark Tower
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The grounds are perfect for relaxing in
The castle, annexe and garden in all its glory

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