We are delighted to be open again and are offering a money-back guarantee of a full refund if any new government restrictions prevent travel to the property.

We will be operating our usual high standards of hygiene and thorough cleaning between bookings, with additional measures in line with government and industry guidance. For added guest reassurance, we have signed up to the We’re Good To Go Industry Standard and the Sawday's Clean & Safe Charter

The Five Turrets remained open during the Covid-19 lockdown to provide free accommodation for staff from NHS Borders.


During that time, we were able to refine our cleaning procedures and our guests, tested regularly, remained free of the virus. Click here for full details of our cleaning policies.

We have carried out a full risk assessment of the property to make sure that we provide a safe and welcoming environment for guests to enjoy their stay. 


For details of what is included in the full risk assessment, please click here. For the surfaces risk assessment, click here

We pay particular attention to high contact surfaces during the cleaning process but some decisions we leave up to our guests. We don't sanitise all 600 books, for example.  To see an overview of what has received additional cleaning, click here


To help us meet our responsibilities for the welfare of staff, we'd appreciate it if guests would strip the beds and place the bed linen and towels in the bags provided. Leaving the last dishwasher load in the machine also helps us to know what has been recently used. Thank you.

To make life a little easier for guests, we provide a detailed user guide in the property. If you'd rather view it online, it is here.