From $1,690 / night
- 5 bedrooms
- 6 bathrooms
- Sleeps 10
Description from the manager
Scott Tower is different than most castles and country houses in Scotland. Its charm lies in its intimacy. Entering via the walled garden and west door, guests will see Scott Tower’s endearing quirks of architecture and craftsmanship, as the Kerry-handed (left turning) spiral staircase lies before them.
The Great Hall, with a roaring fire and luxurious furnishings, provides a comfortable and informal atmosphere for guests to relax. Meal time conversations swirl around the vaulted ceiling of the dining room and kitchen. A small reading study with panelled ceiling offers tranquillity and a place read.
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Selkirk, Scottish Borders, Scotland
Additional Location Information
Scott Tower is located 40 miles south of Edinburgh in the heart of the Ettrick Forest and offers some of the finest shooting and fishing in Scotland, among many other leisure activities.
Scott Tower is truly blessed by its location. With Shooting Times regularly listing the neighbouring Bowhill Estate pheasant shoot as one of the country’s Top 10, and the River Tweed with its legendary salmon fishing flowing nearby, country sports enthusiasts will be in their element.
The rolling hills and woodland trails of the Ettrick and Yarrow valleys are perfect for walking, mountain biking or horse riding, and their rivers are ideal for kayaking. Maps and suggested trails are available to help guests navigate around the countryside, as are local guides who can point out the rich diversity of flora, fauna and wildlife, including the majestic ospreys that have recently returned to the region.
Just 30 minutes away is the mountain biking Mecca of Glentress Forest, the UK's leading mountain biking centre with its wide variety of trails and challenging downhill runs.
The fantastic championship golf courses of Roxburghe, a woodland course, and Cardrona, a woodland/parkland course, are both nearby. Tennis courts are just a 5 minute drive away as well.
If guests want a personal yoga session or soothing massage to ease away the day's exertions, local practitioners are available to come to Scott Tower and can be arranged if required.
Rich and varied in its history and culture, the Scottish borders have much to explore, from Melrose Abbey to Samye Ling Bhuddist temple and the local towns' summer common festivities, from riding to rugby tournaments. With Edinburgh just an hour drive away, a large array of city delights is within easy striking distance.
Last updated on September 30, 2014
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- Internet Access
- DVD Player
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - ask