The Five Turrets shortlisted in i travel staycation awards 2021
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The Five Turrets was shortlisted in the self catering category of the 2021 itravel staycation awards.
- May 2, 2021
The Guardian picks The Five Turrets as one of the 10 coolest holiday rentals in Scotland
The Guardian: 10 of the coolest holiday rentals in Scotland. With Scotland back on the holiday map, we pick exciting places to stay.
- Mar 22, 2021
Mini-breaks, maximum savings
Looking for a deal on short breaks in Scotland? Take in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders with two luxurious nights at The Five Turrets.
- Mar 8, 2021
Cosmopolitan recommends The Five Turrets
"Because...you're looking for a getaway with friends that has Insta-clout and activities on top." For millions of readers or readers around the world, style bible Cosmopolitan is the definitive guide to what's hot. And when its writers clapped eyes on The Five Turrets, it was love at first sight. The magazine featured the Scottish Borders holiday home in its August 2020 Great Outdoors roundup of "the most weird and wonderful places to stay in the UK countryside". "Ever dreame
- Oct 10, 2019
Autumn in the Scottish Borders
Autumn's finally here and the leaves are turning. Time to visit the Scottish Borders to drink in those colours.
- Oct 3, 2019
Special Birthday/ Anniversary weekend
The house has been finished to a very high quality with exceptional attention to detail.
- Sep 13, 2019
Staying in Five Turrets is like reliving history in a very modern way, the contrast of historical exterior and modern interior.
- Aug 11, 2019
Such a beautiful house, plenty of space for a large family to spread out, gorgeous views, and everything you could need in the kitchen.
- Jul 12, 2019
Beautiful House Great Location
We stayed at the 5 Turrets for a local wedding and couldn’t have picked a better place to stay All the bedrooms were very comfortable
- Jun 10, 2019
Great place to stay in lovely location
The house is very impressive with every room configured to a high spec.
- May 14, 2019
Super stylish base for exploring the Borders
It took a while to find a self catering rental that departed from the traditional Scottish/tartan look, and it was worth the search.
- Apr 22, 2019
Beautiful Easter Weekend in the most beautiful home
The design of the house is just stunning and the owners have thought of everything
- Apr 14, 2019
The Sunday Times names The Five Turrets in its top 25 UK holiday cottages
"Five Turrets is decorated with the owners’ landscape shots and wall hangings, with flair stamped all over their bright furnishings and quirky lighting." The Sunday Times has announced its 2019 list of the best holiday cottages to rent and The Five Turrets made the cut. In the full review they loved the old billiards room - now the main living space - and the little orchard in the garden. And this is what they said: Five Turrets, Scottish Borders Sleeps 8 This artsy refurb by
- Mar 14, 2019
Like a palace in the Borders
Like a palace" was like the description when friends left after staying there in this super, beautifully furnished accommodation.
- Mar 11, 2019
The Guardian of Scotland
For centuries the place where William Wallace was proclaimed Guardian of Scotland remained a mystery. But it's a mystery no more. In 1297 a Scottish hero arose: William Wallace. Wallace had won a famous victory over an English army at Stirling Bridge. The following year he was proclaimed Guardian of Scotland. His heroics were celebrated in the movie Braveheart. We know the ceremony took place at the Kirk o' the Forest. For centuries the location was lost. But in 2016 archaeol
- Mar 5, 2019
Roman in the gloamin
The Romans never conquered Scotland. But that doesn't mean they were strangers to the land north of Hadrian's Wall, as a visit to the site of the fort they built in the Scottish Borders reveals. I swear that we were taught at school that the Romans never reached Scotland. Hadrian’s Wall was the limit of the empire and beyond that was a savage wasteland inhabited by blue-painted maniacs in kilts. I don’t know whether this was because history teachers in the 1970s weren’t very
- Mar 2, 2019
Pssst! Can you keep a secret?
Our new video showcases the unsung Scottish Borders. For many tourists, Scotland is simply the Highlands and Edinburgh. But they're missing out. The Scottish Borders is just an hour south of Edinburgh and less than two hours north of Newcastle. It's where discerning walkers come to head into the hills and cyclists put in the hard miles on world class mountain biking trails. There's history, there's wildlife (golden eagles and ospreys among the highlights) and a wealth of outd
- Feb 16, 2019
The Eildon Hills: in the land of the elves.
A short but bracing walk taking in all three Eildon Hills and including the Roman signalling station on Eildon Hill North. It's also the largest Celtic hill fort in Scotland. And, legend has it, the entrance to the land of the elves. Which you don't find on most walks. 4.2 miles. 2 hours. To find the start take the A6091 east past Melrose and turn off onto a minor road to the right at a sign for the Rhymer’s Stone. The path starts on the right of the road near an information
- Feb 16, 2019
The Duchess's Drive: forest, moor and a castle.
A scenic hike around the Bowhill estate, taking in Newark Castle. 7 miles Start from the car park at Bowhill. Head up through the trees, and fork right up a well marked path. Follow the path up to a gate and go through. The path continues to climb and loops round to the right along the side of the hill. Go through a five bar gate on the left and then take the path ahead to another gate, go through it and head downhill through the forest. The path passes Newark Castle before r
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