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The Times

20 March 2020

"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."

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August 2020

"'re looking for a getaway with friends that has Insta-clout and activities on top."

"..all the turrets and brickwork give it a Disney-castle vibe that we’re very into. You’ll fall in love with the exterior, but prepare to be blown away by the inside too."


The Guardian

1 May 2021

10 of the coolest holiday rentals in Scotland

A pair of fairytale castle turrets top off this Scottish baronial-style house, built in 1870. Unusual features at the Five Turrets continue inside, with a mezzanine library stacked with hundreds of books above the vast open living space (pictured), and a piano room, perfect for an evening belting out a few tunes. 


The Sunday Times

14 April 2019

"This artsy refurb by a creative couple — he’s a photojournalist, she’s a weaver — is in a baronial 1850s coach house on the edge of Selkirk. Dominated by a triple-height kitchen and mezzanine lounge, Five Turrets is decorated with the owners’ landscape shots and wall hangings, with flair stamped all over their bright furnishings and quirky lighting."

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Scotland on Sunday

3 February 2019

"Gethin Chamberlain and Carolynn Shaw have transformed The Five Turrets in Selkirk into a unique holiday let."

"You walk into this extraordinary space in the heart of the building which takes your breath away."

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Sunday Post

11 April 2021

The first word that comes to mind when seeing Gethin and Carolynn’s stunning home is simply, “Wow!”. 

"It’s so unusual you can’t help smiling. I love guests’ reactions when they walk in and their jaws drop."

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