Chapelhope Farmhouse, Selkirk, Scottish Borders
The Scottish Borders stretch from the rolling hills and moorland in the west through gentle valleys to the rocky east coast. Rivers and paths wind their way through unspoilt natural landscapes. The pace of life is gentle and relaxed and this makes the Scottish Borders an ideal holiday destination.
Chapelhope Farmhouse is situated in the heart of the Scottish Borders between Selkirk and Moffat close to picturesque St Mary's Loch. The loch is ideal for both fishing and sailing and good for walkers too. The area has many dedicated paths including the Southern Upland Way; visitors may also enjoy the breath taking Grey Mare's Tail waterfall and the beautiful walk beyond it to Loch Skeen. There are also some fabulous walks directly from Chapelhope's door. Hours can pass happily picnicking up the glen behind the house and building dams in the burn.
The Scottish Borders has a rich and turbulent history and there is much to explore; elegant abbeys, dramatic ruins, impressive castles and grand mansions. Traquair, Bowhill and Neidpath are all nearby. The area has associations with epic characters including King Arthur and Merlin, Robert the Bruce, William Wallace and Mary Queen of Scots. In more recent times, it has been the inspiration for Sir Walter Scott and James Hogg, The Etterick Shepherd.
Also, for the outdoor pursuits enthusiast, there is golf, fishing, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, off road driving and mountain biking - Glentress and 7 Stanes are just a 25 minute drive away.
- Sleeps - 10 plus 2/3 children
- Bedrooms - 5 (1 double with bath,
1 double, 2 double/twin, 1 double plus bunk bed)
plus 1 ante-room for cot
- Bathrooms - 2 family bathrooms
- Washing machine, tumble dryer
- Aga and electric oven
- TV, DVD, stereo
- Free WiFi
- 1 log fire, 1 log burning stove
- 2 cots (linen not provided),
2 highchairs and 2 stair gates
- Secure garden
- Garden furniture and barbeque
- Dogs welcome (to be kept under control due to sheep)
- Short breaks
- Innerleithen 13 miles, Selkirk 17 miles
- Edinburgh airport - 45 miles
- Pubs / restaurants - The Gordon Arms 7 miles
- The newly refurbished Glen Café is 1 mile away,
for lunch and snacks by the side of the loch
- Golf course - 13 miles
- Mountain biking - 13 miles
- Forest walks
- Southern Upland Way
- Traquair House, Neidpath Castle, Bowhill House
- St Mary's Loch, The Grey Mare's Tail waterfall
Chapelhope Farmhouse sits in a secure garden and is surrounded by wonderful open countryside. The house has recently been renovated and the accommodation is both spacious and comfortable.
On the ground floor there is an airy front hall, a large drawing room with open fire and a sitting room/play room with a wood burning stove. The farmhouse kitchen is fully equipped and has an Aga cooker - there is also an electric oven as well. There is a handy utility/drying room and a cloakroom with WC. There are two staircases, both have child gates.
The five bedrooms are on the first floor. There is a family bedroom with king-size/twin bed and bunk beds. An anteroom with travel cot leads through to the bathroom. The bathroom has a bath and hand-held shower attachment. There are two double bedrooms, one with a bathtub in the bedroom, the other with a king sized leather bed. Two further bedrooms have twin beds, one with the option to be set up as a king sized double. The second family bathroom has a large deep bath and separate shower.
Coming from the south, leave the M74 at Junction 15 and Chapelhope is 17 miles from Moffat on the A708.
Heating and logs for the fire and stove are included in the rental price.
Linen is provided.
Cost and availability:
Chapelhope is rented out throughout the year.
Change over day is Saturday, check-in 4pm, check-out 10am.
Short breaks are available.
To book this very comfortable large self catering house in the Scottish Borders, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental rates.
direct to the owner
Chapelhope Farmhouse, Selkirk, Scottish Borders, TD7 5LG Scotland