The Times selects The Five Turrets as one of the 30 best Scottish hideaways

"From lochside houses to cosy cabins and beach huts — Scotland is the ideal setting for an outdoorsy escape"

Just before the UK went into lockdown, The Times published its list of the best places in Scotland for a getaway - and The Five Turrets was once again among the frontrunners.


The timing could have been better, but now Scottish tourism is reopening and The Five Turrets is once again welcoming guests to the Scottish Borders.


Selected last year by The Sunday Times as one of the best places to stay in the UK, the elegant Scottish Borders townhouse caught the eye of its daily sister paper The Times when it compiled its list of 30 serene Scottish hideaways.

Take an 1850s coach house, add a photographer/weaver couple with stacks of creativity and you get Five Turrets, a baronial pile given a stylish facelift on the edge of Selkirk. Reopened in 2018, the four-bedroom house has a striking triple-height kitchen and mezzanine lounge, decorated with the couple’s landscape shots and wall hangings; bright furnishings and quirky lighting adding flair. The billiard room, piano room and orchard garden are bonuses, likewise pints at the Fleece, a one-minute walk away.
DetailsSeven nights’ self-catering for eight from £795 (fiveturrets.com)"