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Traquair, Whitmuir Hall nr Selkirk - Sleeps 4/5

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 co...

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 first floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Additional single available on request.

Cot and h/chair on request. F/freezer.

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Customer Reviews of Traquair, Whitmuir Hall nr Selkirk - Sleeps 4/5

1st comment: Lovely surrounding countryside, with comfy accommodation. Heated swimming pool a bonus, plus dog friendly. Sarah (Manager) and staff very friendly. Feb 2012.

2nd comment: Very spacious, however the heating was very expensive as it is all electricity and it was very cold. Dec 2009.

3rd comment: Very roomy and airy accommodation. Very good. Aug 2009.

4th comment: Very well presented. Good facilities. Plenty of information about the surrounding area. Staff available if necessary but generally unobtrusive. Apartment likely to be cold outside the summer months (it was quite cold in August!). Aug 2009.

5th comment: Spacious, picturesque and relaxing. The setting was lovely. Everyone was friendly and laid back, with made the holiday relaxing. Aug 2009.

6th comment: Accommodation was lovely. Had everything we needed. used the recommended activity company and had wonderful holiday. well worth every penny! Aug 2007.

More Property Details

  • Property Reference: 5311
  • HMG Ref: 1100257
  • Property Type: Historic Apartment
  • Number of Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps Suit: 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
  • Features: Nearby Pub, Enclosed Garden, Children's Play Area, Games Room, Swimming Pool, Historic Decoration, Mature Garden, Sauna Room
  • Facilities: Cot, High Chair, TV, Broadband, DVD player, Washing Machine, Shower, Microwave, Telephone
  • Location Features: Rural
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Week rental Starts: Saturday
  • Parking: For 2 Cars
  • Pets: 1
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