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The Mill

Selkirk, Scottish Borders

Set in the captivating surroundings of the Yarrow Valley, The Mill is an outstanding conversion of a 19th century threshing mill with charm and character in abundance.

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The Mill

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Overview

Set in the captivating surroundings of the Yarrow Valley, The Mill is an outstanding conversion of a 19th century threshing mill with charm and character in abundance.

An outstanding conversion with charm and character in abundance

The tranquil setting is a perfect spot for families or large groups to relax and enjoy a break in beautiful surroundings.

This award winning property has been sympathetically redeveloped to an extremely high standard, oozing comfort at every turn. Locally sourced hardwoods have been used extensively throughout the property and a natural fusion of old and new has led to the creation of an incredibly warm and inviting holiday home.

The main open plan living area is generously proportioned with a high beamed ceiling and a mezzanine floor providing a cosy nook. Featuring a large open fireplace, surrounded by three comfortable sofas it provides a convivial entertaining space for relaxed conversation along with the odd glass of wine! The kitchen is extensively equipped with all mod cons and plenty of lovely touches for holiday living.

The ground floor features a luxury bedroom with sauna and steam room for a little indulgence at the end of a busy day, while downstairs the custom finishes and attention to detail continue to shine through in the three en-suite bedrooms - each unique and characterful with elegant fittings by Jim Lawrence and fabulous artworks by local artists.

Outside, children and adults can enjoy some together-time dabbling for wildlife around the nearby mill pond, followed perhaps by a campfire and a little star gazing under the amazing dark skies of this area.

Property details

Ground floor

Entrance hall/boot room for the storage of outdoor kit, and adjoining WC.

Large open-plan living/dining/kitchen. The main living area features a large open fire with unlimited logs supplied, generous sofas, TV with Blu-Ray DVD, Bose docking station, and large French doors leading to a patio and barbecue area. The kitchen is extensively equipped with a Rangemaster cooker with 5 burner hob, large fridge/freezer, two dishwashers, microwave, toaster, food processor, coffee maker and all other kitchen essentials, including a good selection of cook books.

The dining area seats eight comfortably.

Beech bedroom with zip and link beds which can be set up as super king double or twins as required. The room has good floor space and four Velux windows provide plenty of light. Wardrobe space/storage. Features recessed bookshelves with books, two armchairs and storage area.

En-suite wet room with sauna, double basin, large walk in shower and WC.

First Floor - Mezzanine

A bespoke staircase from the main living area leads to a cosy snug with seating, large beanbags, flat screen TV and Blu-ray DVD, books and games. The mezzanine also features a sofa bed for use as additional sleeping accommodation on request. There is a charge of £50 for each additional guest.

Lower Ground Floor

Elm bedroom with zip and link beds which can be set up as super king double or twins as required. Wardrobe space/storage.

En-suite bathroom with contemporary finishes, double basin, roll top bath, shower and WC.

Ash bedroom with zip and link beds which can be set up as super king double or twins as required. Wardrobe space/storage, window seats.

En-suite bathroom with contemporary finishes, steam shower, basin and WC.

Oak bedroom with zip and link beds which can be set up as super king double or twins as required. Double wardrobe/storage.

En-suite bathroom with shower, basin and WC.

Laundry room with large washing machine, dryer and drying rack.

Outside

There is a private outside space attached to The Mill situated directly outside the main sitting room doors, with seating area and barbecue for al fresco dining. Guests are welcome to walk around the wider estate which extends to over a hundred acres.

An all-weather court is available for guests’ use at certain times of the year. Rackets and balls can be provided.

For the safety of children, please note that a mill pond sits nearby the property which can get boggy in certain conditions. Young children should be accompanied in this area. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

Parking

There is ample private parking directly in front of The Mill.

Babies & Children

A cot with duvet and linen, highchair and stair gate are available on request. For the safety of children, guests should note that a Mill Pond sits nearby, and there is a drop at the mill wheel housing to the side of the property. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

Dogs

Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at The Mill for an additional fee of £30 per dog. Owners are requested to keep their dogs to the boot room which has adjustable underfloor heating and is adjacent to the sitting room.

Guest amenities

All the bedrooms are spacious with plenty of storage space. The beds feature high quality pocket sprung mattresses, feather and duck down duvets, and fine Egyptian cotton bed linen. A hairdryer is provided in every room. Luxurious bath sheets and hand towels are provided for all guests. Guest soaps and toiletries are also provided.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. There is good mobile coverage on most networks.

Heating

The Mill has underfloor heating throughout served by an eco-friendly wood chip boiler with a plentiful supply of hot water at all times. There is a thermostat in every room. An unlimited supply of logs is provided free of charge.

Guest privacy

The Mill is not overlooked and offers a high level of privacy for holidaying guests. The main farmhouse is nearby but sits quite separate to the mill and the lovely owners are on hand to help with any requests or questions about the local area.

Location

The historic market town of Selkirk is 6 miles away and provides a good range of local amenities, including a deli, bakery, butcher and small supermarket for holiday provisions. You will also find a number of textile producers in the area including the Lochcarron Visitor Centre for lovers of cashmere and tweed, or head to Lindean Mill Glass which offers a super chance to skilled glass artisans at work. Alternatively a wonderful selection of independent shops can be found in Melrose (12 miles) or Galashiels (12 miles) for larger supermarkets including a Marks & Spencers food outlet.

For light-bites, The Minstrel Tearoom at Bowhill Country Estate (4.5 miles) is an attractive spot, or the Waterwheel cafe at nearby Philiphaugh is a super stop-off for refreshments and a chance to see salmon leaping at the viewing centre. Try the Selkirk Deli for lovely coffee and lunches, or The Woll Restaurant in Ashkirk has a good reputation for serving excellent food full of fresh local flavours.

Activities

A number of activities can be arranged at Lewinshope which can be tailored to groups and individual requirements including adventure activities and watersports, tennis lessons, cookery demonstrations, beauty treatments, art lessons and ranger led walks.There is also excellent walking and cycling from the doorstep from gentle ambles to more substantial marked routes on a network of footpaths and bridleways around this area.

For cycling and mountain biking, the Ettrickbridge and Yarrow Cycle Trail sits nearby - a scenic, but hilly, 19.5 mile loop using mostly quiet roads and forest paths but offering spectacular views in reward for one or two leg-burning climbs! Less demanding routes are within easy reach including the 7 mile Bowhill route, and 8.5 mile Ettrickfoot & Yair trail which offer relatively flat rides taking in forest paths and river courses.

For routes the whole family can enjoy, head to Bowhill Country Park just down the road which has miles of tracks in a stunning woodland setting in addition to a wonderful range of family friendly activities, including an amazing outdoor playground with exhilarating zip wires, and a new ranger-led holiday programme offering budding young adventurers hours of woodland fun. It also provides a chance to explore all that the wider estate has to offer including stunning gardens, the outstanding painting collection of Bowhill House, or simply some time outdoors enjoying the forest trails and wonderful wildlife of the area. A riding centre is also located nearby for forest and moorland treks on well-schooled horses.

For walking, the beautiful valleys of Ettrick and Yarrow affords plenty of choice in all directions, including the easy/moderate ‘Ettrickbridge Circular’ (4 miles) to the more challenging ‘Yarrowford Circular’ (10 miles) taking in the Three Brethren cairns which offer superb panoramic views from the summit. Other nearby trails include ‘The Loch’s Walk’ on Bowhill Estate (2 miles), the moderate ‘Duchess’s Drive’ (7 miles) or the strenuous ‘Ettrickhead Horseshoe’ (10 miles) which is a splendid high level walking experience.

There is good value fishing on the Yarrow or Ettrick Water described by Shooting Times & Country Magazine as, ‘one of the best-kept secrets in the fishing world’ and there are a number of lochs and reservoirs for stillwater fishing. For golf enthusiasts, The Woll in Ashkirk is a popular 18 hole course in a super parkland setting just a ten minute drive away, while the wider area offers a huge variety of courses to suit all levels.

St. Mary’s Loch is a relaxed spot to while-away an afternoon in scenic surroundings, or why not spend time exploring the rich history of the area - from the skirmishes of the Border Reivers, the remnants of fortified towers, or the story of James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd who became one of Scotland’s literary giants.

The magnificent city of Edinburgh is a perfect day trip - you can hop on a train from Tweedbank (12 miles) where you can take advantage of events such as the vibrant Edinburgh Fringe Festival, exceptional Jazz and Blues Festival, or simply a day-out exploring the exquisite architecture of this beautiful city.

 

Children and families

Children and families

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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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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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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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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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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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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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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

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"The service we received from Crabtree & Crabtree was very good.  The staff were very helpful when we booked. The Mill was stunning.  It had everything you needed and more.  It was immaculate and spotlessly clean and comfortable.  I have never seen a holiday rental that paid so much attention to detail. It had everything from stock cubes to a sauna, tea and coffee to washing powder.  The place is a credit to the owner.  It was a delight to be greeted by her and shown around.  How lovely to have a fantastic cake waiting for you on arrival. The Mill is 5 star plus.  We can easily say it is the best place we have ever stayed at..  The fabulous scenery was stunning, what a was a bonus.  We will definitely be back, and we will use Crabtree & Crabtree again. Thank you all for making this a fantastic trip. "

Mrs Killen & Friends

"Had a fabulous week at The Mill. Lovely property, wonderfully equipped with everything we needed for the week. The owners were lovely and very helpful. Really hope to come back next year sometime. Please pass on our thanks to the owners and thank you for organising another great week for us."

Dickman family

"We had a lovely stay at The Mill in Selkirk and found the house spotless, warm and welcoming. Loved the extra touches such as the lemon drizzle cake and a bowl of home grown damsons. A lovely property, great location for our purposes and we had some super family time."

Davies family

"Just wanted to say that we all enjoyed our stay at The Mill and concurred that it was one of the best holiday properties we'd stopped in. I'm sure lots of people have already said what a lovely house and situation it is, and how helpful the owner is, so I'll take that as read and concentrate on what for me made the house special and made us feel so welcome. It was the best stocked house we've been in - loads of loo roll, toiletries, kitchen roll, detergent, kindling/firelighters/matches, charcoal etc. No need at all to take stock and go off to the supermarket with a lengthy list, which made for a pleasant and relaxing start to the holiday. Thanks to the owner for the cake and the free range eggs! Congratulations to the cleaner/s. The sanitary ware was not only clean but sparkling. I did not see any dust or cobwebs anywhere. Even all the grout was clean! All this made us feel we were in a real home from home not just in a holiday let. All the solid hardwood touches - the flooring, the countertops, the stair rail, the items of furniture - gave the place an individual and luxurious feel that made it stand out. We all enjoyed the unlimited logs, even though it was summer and warm. The fires were easily lit and maintained indoors and outdoors, and a living flame is such a lovely focal point. The BBQ was fun! Even though the owners were close we felt completely private, quiet and secluded. There was no noise or disturbance at all. So, all in all, a really good experience."

Chandler family

"We loved it and was faultless. Immaculately clean on arrival, especially. Beautiful homemade lemon cake too, and well stocked kitchen with everything we needed. Generous towels and bathroom soap and shower gel. Really recommend this property!"

Thomas family

"Our recent holiday at The Mill, Selkirk was simply superb. The cottage was equipped to a very high standard and was immaculately presented. It was a real home from home and the owner had kindly provided a delicious lemon drizzle cake amongst numerous other wonderful and well thought out provisions. The owners were charming and attentive hosts and we gratefully made use of all of the facilities provided. Thank you so very much for yet another excellent holiday enjoyed by all especially Harvey & Ruby who felled Grey Mares Tail waterfalls with ease, the humans had to work a little harder though. They had the best time as did we all. I look forward to booking again with you all the sooner the better and once again cannot thank you all enough for ensuring we all got the break we had hoped for with, as it turned out, wall to wall sunshine!!!"

Edmonds family

"I highly recommend this property. Delightful owners with such care and attention to detail. The property itself is renovated and furnished to a high standard."

Marrin family

"We all really enjoyed the accommodation at The Mill. We enjoyed the location, facilities and quality of the accommodation. I would highly recommend The Mill and will love to come back another time."

Muir family
Location Rural - 6 miles from Selkirk
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £30 per dog.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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