Heated indoor swimming pool with coin operated sauna
Games room with table tennis, pool table and football table
Shared gardens with furniture and play area
Qualified instruction on archery, abseiling and trail blazer buggies on site by prior arrangement at additional charge
This stone-built Edwardian mansion with its converted coach house and stable is situated near Selkirk, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Edinburgh to the north, and the Berwickshire and Northumbrian coast to the east, are all within a pleasant hour’s drive.
A perfect base for a peaceful country holiday, the cottages of Abbey Court, the individual character of the Coach House properties and the spacious apartments within Whitmuir Hall itself, offer a range of accommodation for all tastes, seasons and party sizes. There are 32 acres of private grounds consisting of woodland and lawns, and a recreation building containing a heated indoor swimming pool and games room.
Recreational possibilities include: 21 golf courses included in the Freedom of the Fairways Passport; walking, whether gently through woods and alongside rivers and towns, or on the more challenging Southern Upland and St Cuthbert’s Ways; cycling for all abilities at Glentress Forest (cycle store available at the properties); fishing for salmon and trout on the River Tweed and its tributaries, or on stocked lochs for trout and coarse fish. Historic houses, abbeys and castles including Melrose Abbey (burial place of the the heart of Robert the Bruce); Mary Queen of Scots’ house in Jedburgh; Traquair, the oldest continuously inhabited house in Scotland, and the Roman camp of Trimontium.
Other activities in the area include horse riding, clay pigeon shooting and mountain biking, all within 30 minutes’ drive.
As well as holidays and weekend breaks, we also cater for family gatherings, anniversaries, weddings and any other celebrations. For group, corporate and party bookings, a bar and catering are available by arrangement. An initial grocery order service is available on request. Properties SW30, SW37, SW3701 and 15785 have electric showers.
All properties: Elec NSH, convector heaters and elec by meter reading. Bed linen inc. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Elec cooker. M/wave. Shared coin-operated laundry room. Internet access on request. Shared payphone. Shared gardens with play area and furniture. Shared gas BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Shared indoor swimming pool. Shared coin-operated sauna. Shared games room with table tennis, pool table and football table. No smoking.
In the main house. All on second floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 twin bedrooms (one 2ft 6in for children). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.
Cot and h/chair on request. F/freezer.
Customer Reviews of Esk, Whitmuir Hall nr Selkirk - Sleeps 2/4
1st comment: We had a lovely time and the children really enjoyed as they had swimming twice a day. It will be perfect if there is mobile phone signal in the property. Aug 2011.
2nd comment: Games room was useful. Aug 2010.
3rd comment: Our property was red gaunlet. Spacious, easy acess to facilities, quiet. Oct 2009.
4th comment: I liked everything about the property just what we were looking for, would book again - staff excellent. Sept 2009.
5th comment: Some features of the apartment have been updated and improved since our last visit 5 years ago, so this shows the owners want to provide a nice place to stay. Sept 2009.
6th comment: Very spacious, lovely old house, furnishings comfortable and clean, liked the top floor flat would stay again. Hot water in the kitchen was very low pressure but bathroom fine. Kids had a great time in the pool and games room. The staff were extremely helpful nothing was a problem. We thoroughly enjoyed staying there. Aug 2009.
7th comment: Enjoyed swimming pool, very peaceful surroundings, watching the circling birds. Good quiet location, handy for border towns and near enough to Edinburgh for day trips. Aug 2009.