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Broadmeadows

Selkirk, Scottish Borders

Broadmeadows comprises the principle part of Broadmeadows House, a stunning late Georgian country mansion constructed in the Palladian style set in the scenic Yarrow Valley.

Broadmeadows

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Overview

Broadmeadows comprises the principle part of Broadmeadows House, a stunning late Georgian country mansion constructed in the Palladian style set in the scenic Yarrow Valley four miles from the historic mill town of Selkirk.

Stunning late Georgian mansion

The well-presented accommodation has been fully-renovated throughout and is perfect for memorable family get togethers and special occasions with ample entertaining space. There’s a grand entrance hall ideal for drinks receptions, a sleek, contemporary kitchen with all the latest mod-cons, a magnificent, vast drawing room with open fire, a stylish dining room and cosy games room with half size billiard table.

Upstairs four original principle bedrooms have been beautifully renovated to form incredibly spacious bedroom suites. Boyd, Laing and Napier have en suite bath or shower rooms and the Pringle suite is ideal for a family, comprising a double bedroom and cosy single bedroom sharing a family bathroom.

Property details

Ground Floor

Impressive large entrance hall.

Stairs lead down to a boot / drying room below with a washing machine and dryer and a cloakroom with two WCs.

First floor

Extensively equipped kitchen with electric double oven with 5 ring gas hob, fridge / freezer, dishwasher, ample storage, two walk in cupboards one with an additional freezer and central island with breakfast bar (seats 5).

Dining room with oak table and chairs (seats 10).

Vast drawing room with open fire and ample seating around the fire and in a separate corner seating area.

Second Floor

Games room with half-size Riley billiard table and TV.

Boyd bedroom with zip and link beds which can be set up as a super king double or twin as required.

Boyd dressing room (also suitable for a cot).

En-suite bathroom with freestanding clawfoot bath, walk in shower, basin and WC. 

Laing bedroom with king size bed.

En-suite shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC.

Napier bedroom  with zip and link beds which can be set up as a super king double or twin as required.

En-suite bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.

The two Pringle bedrooms and bathroom listed below have a door separating them from the other accommodation thereby forming a private suite for a family if required.

Master Pringle bedroom with king size bed.

Katy Pringle single bedroom with 3’ single bed and pull out single truckle bed if required.

Family bathroom with bath with freestanding clawfoot bath, walk in shower, basin and WC.

Outside

Broadmeadows sits within large, attractive grounds with ample lawned areas for children to play and an outdoor seating and barbecue area. Please note that the garden and grounds are not for the exclusive use of guests at the house and may be used by occupants of the other apartments. Parents of young children should be aware there is an unfenced pond in the grounds.

Parking

There is ample parking available at the side of the property.

Children & Babies

A full size wooden cot, two travel cots and two high chairs are available on request. Parents of young children should be aware there is an unfenced pond in the grounds.

Dogs

Regretfully Broadmeadows is not suitable for pets.

Guest amenities

Individual hand soaps and top quality bed linen and towels are provided for all guests. Duvets and pillows are a mixture of feather and down and the best quality hollowfibre. Hairdryers are provided in each double bedroom.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

The house is equipped with Wi-Fi. Please note that due to the thickness of the walls, the signal is only strong in the drawing room. There is good reception with O2, Vodafone and Orange cell masts just a few hundred metres away. Please be aware that coverage diminishes when going further up the valley or across the hills.

Heating

Broadmeadows has biomass central heating in addition to the open fire in the drawing room. A complimentary large basket of logs is provided on arrival. Thereafter baskets can be refilled for a small charge.

Guest Privacy

Broadmeadows comprises the major part of Broadmeadows House, including the main entrance and first and second floor principle rooms of the house which are raised above ground level (please see images) and are therefore not overlooked. The adjoining apartments are entirely separate units formed from the former servants’ quarters below and attic rooms above. The owners live in one of the apartments and are on hand to ensure guests get the best from their stay but are equally keen to protect the privacy of guests. Please note that the gardens and grounds are not for exclusive use of guests at Broadmeadows as the other occupants of the house also have access.

Location

There is plenty of exploring to be done in the beautiful surroundings of the Yarrow Valley with endless opportunities for walking, mountain biking and riding as well as river kayaking. Keen wildlife watchers and photographers will have no end of possible subjects amongst the abundant local wildlife including the majestic ospreys that have recently returned to the region.

Nearby Selkirk is a traditional Border's town famous for its textiles with many of the original woollen mills still in operation today. The beguiling town of Melrose is also nearby, home of rugby 7s and offering some of the best shopping in the Borders with a good selection of unusual, independent shops, boutiques, antique shops and galleries.

Activities

Just 30 minutes away is the 2,500 acre mountain biking Mecca of Glentress Forest - the UK's leading mountain biking centre – offering a wide variety of trails and challenging downhill runs. The fantastic championship golf courses of Roxburghe (woodland course) and Cardrona (woodland/parkland course) are both nearby whilst the famous links courses at Gullane, Muirfield and Dunbar are all within an easy day trip. There are also tennis courts in Selkirk.

Explore the nearby Bowhill Estate boasting the internationally renowned Buccleuch art collection and even its own theatre, visit the majestic Floors Castle at Kelso, elegant country houses such as Abbotsford House, the fairytale home of Sir Walter Scott and the evocative ruins of the abbeys at Melrose and Dryburgh. Further afield, the Georgian grandeur of Edinburgh is an easy day trip.

For country sports enthusiasts, the legendary River Tweed is within easy driving distance and closer still are the Rivers Ettrick and Yarrow which run through magnificent wild moorland and remain very lightly fished. Shooting Times & Country Magazine recently described the River Ettrick as, "one of the best-kept secrets in the fishing world". Pheasant and grouse shooting can be arranged at the nearby 46,000 acre Bowhill Estate, with the pheasant shoot a regular in the Shooting Times' Top 10 Shoots list.

 

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Historic houses and castles

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

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Location Rural - 5 miles from Selkirk.
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The grand entrance hall is ideal for drinks receptions. The little things we love...
"The grand entrance hall is ideal for drinks receptions."
Emma, Crabtree & Crabtree