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Yarrowford Schoolhouse Flat

The Old Schoolhouse, Yarrowford
1 of 16The Old Schoolhouse, Yarrowford
Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Selkirk, Borders, Scotland
5 miles west of Selkirk on the A708 road to St. Mary's Loch & Moffat following the Yarrow valley upstream. A comfortable, cosy and spacious self-contained flat behind Yarrowford Old Schoolhouse, with lovely views to the Southern Upland hills. Very quiet and peaceful at night with wonderful night skies. The flat, on ground floor level, has a large and sunny lounge/dining room and has Freeview TV, DVD player, books and games. The main bedroom, with large double bed, has an en-suite shower room. The second bedroom, also with en-suite shower room, has adult-sized bunks. In the lounge, the 'click-and-go' sofa converts easily into a single bed, making it possible to accommodate a maximum of 5 people in the flat. The spacious and well-equipped kitchen has a full oven and microwave, large fridge-freezer and washing machine/drier.... Read more
Listing #HL614890
About the Owner
Vivienne/James Y
Languages spoken:German, English, Italian, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2013
Interaction with guests
The flat is located to the rear of the Old Schoolhouse, which is where we live, so we are usually around to answer any queries you may have.
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

This is a delightful property and the owners made us very welcome. The facilities are excellent and both bathrooms included shampoos and soaps. we were welcomed with the staples already available in the fridge. Excellent! We had an additional person staying one night but they...More

Thank David C
Management response:Responded 25 August 2018

Thank you for your very kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. With best wishes Vivienne

Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely cottage/granny annex of main house. Owners very helpful with local knowledge & arranging late arrival. We are a family of 6 (children aged 7,6,2 & 11months) & fitted comfortably. Travel cot & highchair were also made available. Little extras included Home made biscuits (kids...More

Thank Aussie-girl25
Management response:Responded 9 July 2018

Thank you very much for this kind review. Hope that your daughter has fully recovered now. With best wishes Viv and James

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Central to the borders towns like Selkirk , Galashiels and Peebles . Everything in the cottage was supplied so if you forgot something you could find it there until you could get the necessary supplies.

Thank WendyMcKerchar
Management response:Responded 14 April 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay here. With best wishes James and Vivienne Young

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Pets by arrangement.
We are able to accommodate up to five people, plus one infant.
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
    1 Twin
    1 Crib
    1 Bunk
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  • Basic price is for 4. An additional guest incurs a charge of £10 per night.: AU$18 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Pricing for extra guests is flexible, depending on individual requirements.
We can only accommodate up to 5 people, including children(we have a travel cot for a baby). The basic price works on the principle of 4 people booking. There will be an additional charge of £10 per person per night.
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About the neighbourhood
There are good local shops in Selkirk and larger supermarkets(24hr Tesco, Asda & Aldi) in Galashiels(10 miles). In Selkirk there is also a good range of cafes and restaurants. Bowhill House and Tearoom are open from Easter to September. The Waterwheel at Philiphaugh is open all year for light refreshments and lunches. The Gordon Inn at Yarrow Feus and the Cross Keys at Ettrickbridge serve pub food. There are plenty of tearooms and restaurants/pubs in Melrose.The Border Abbeys towns,( Jedburgh, Dryburgh, Kelso, Melrose) are all well worth a visit and have cafes/pubs/restaurants at close range. Lochcarron(Selkirk) and various woollen/cashmere businesses in Hawick offer visits. Selkirk and Ashkirk(The Woll) both have golf courses. The Woll also has a bar/restaurant. There are swimming, g... more
Getting around
We are not on a transport network, so having a car is necessary. The nearest buses, with links to Galashiels, Edinburgh, Melrose, Hawick and Carlisle, are 5 miles away. The nearest railway station is in Tweedbank or Galashiels, roughly 10 miles from Yarrowford. There are good bus links from Galashiels to other Border towns and also to Berwick upon Tweed. The Borders Railway, opened in 2015, runs a half-hourly service to Edinburgh(hourly on Sundays).
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Edinburgh: 74.0 km
Railway: Galashiels or Tweedbank: 10.0 km
Ferry: Newcastle: 118.0 km
Whilst access to the valleys is difficult without a car, there are good transport links by bus from Selkirk to Galashiels, Tweedbank, Edinburgh, Hawick, Carlisle, Melrose and Berwick and it is possible to park a car in Selkirk safely and without charge. From Edinburgh, you could take a scenic route via Peebles(A702), stop for a wander or have coffee/lunch, then take the A72 to Cardrona, turn right and follow signs to Traquair, past the oldest inhabited house in Scotland, then right to Yarrow, stopping off at the Gordon Arms before the final few miles to Yarrowford.From the west, if you're feeling adventurous, you could come off the M74 at Moffat, stop there for a bit, (wide range of shops and cafes), and then take the A708 Selkirk road, going past Grey Mare's Tail(waterfall), Loch... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby.
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