Newburgh Holiday Lets
Surrounded by rolling hills and winding rivers, Newburgh Farm Steading is truly a rural getaway.
Located in the Heart of the Ettrick Valley, 13 miles from Selkirk along the picturesque B7009. 1 hour 20 minutes from Edinburgh, with plenty of historic houses, castles and ruined abbeys in the area as well as adventure playgrounds, shopping in pretty Borders towns and just chilling out.
Behind the house the land slopes gently down to the Ettrick River - a tributary of the Tweed famous for it's salmon fishing. Surrounded by open countryside, with quiet country roads, and abundant wildlife, the area offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Fishing, cycling, walking, and bird watching can all be based from the house, with boating, kayaking, horse riding and several golf courses close by, as well as the excellent mountain biking centres of Glentress and Innerleithen. The nearby Buccleuch Estate offers some of the best fishing and shooting in Scotland. The area is also especially good for star gazing with clear dark skies.
At Newburgh we also have a number of Mongolian yurts which are available for glamorous camping (glamping).These are set overlooking the river and parts of the stream - close enough if you need a bit of extra accommodation, but far enough away to maintain privacy and the peaceful nature of the area.
We also have small honesty shop for the use of yurt and house guests - very useful if you have forgotten some essentials.
The Ettrick and neighbouring Yarrow valleys together form one of the loveliest and quietest parts of Scotland. Wild and remote but very accessible, these valleys are unspoilt by development and are full of wildlife, winding rivers and sparkling streams. The Southern Upland Way skirts the shore of the beautiful St. Mary’s Loch and continues across the hills to Traquair House, and several cycling events pass Newburgh on their way through the Borders.
Steeped in history, this part of the Borders was the hunting grounds of the Scottish kings of old, and home to Sir Walter Scott and James Hogg the Ettrick Shepherd. William Wallace was made guardian of the Scottish people in Selkirk and Bonnie Prince Charlie, Mary Queen of Scots, and the Black Douglases have all also played their part in the local history as have many plundering reivers and fleeing covenanters.
In more recent times the area has become famous for it’s textile industries. Several of these are still in operation with their gorgeous clothes and rugs available to buy in places such as the Lochcarron Visitor Centre in Selkirk where you can also take a tour around the working mill.
Bowhill Estate, Abbotsford House (the home of Walter Scott), Floors Castle, Melrose Abbey and The Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall are all close by and well worth a visit.
Selkirk and Innerleithen are our nearest towns which are full of character with plenty of shops, restaurants, pubs, cafes, walks and places of interest.
The pretty Borders town of Melrose, Kelso and Peebles are also not far and with their visitor attractions and lovely walks are all perfect for a day out.
Slightly further afield but not too far for a day trip are Rosslyn Chapel and Alnwick Castle (Hogwarts) and Alnwick Water Gardens.
And of course Edinburgh 'the Venice of the North' with it's many attractions such as The Castle, the Royal Mile, Dynamic Earth, the Camera Obscura, Deep Sea World and Holyrood Palace. Here you will also find many cultural diversions including theatre, cinema, opera, art galleries, musicals, pantomime, and don't forget the Summer Fringe and the New Year festivities.
From the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass, follow the A68 south to the Newstead Roundabout then follow signs to Galashiels then Selkirk From Selkirk take the B7009 through Ettrick Bridge. The Byres is about 6.5 miles past Ettrick Bridge on the left.
From Edinburgh Airport/Glasgow:
Travelling eastbound, turn off the Edinburgh bypass at the Straiton Junction and take the A701 to Peebles. Then take the A72 to Innerliethen and then the B709 past Traquair and Yarrow Water to Tushielaw. Turn left here, The Byres is about 2.5 miles on the right.
From the A1 take the A68 north of Darlington. Turn off at Newstead Roundabout and follow signs to Galashiels and Selkirk as above.
or from the M6 take the A7 to Hawick and then Selkirk.