This is an ideal venue for a family break. Our boys aged 12, 10 and 7 were in heaven. It was wonderful to see them free and safe to enjoy the grounds in fair weather and to have so much fun in the games room and pool when it was changeable. They were swimming 15 times in a week. One to one swimming lessons arranged at short notice were a bonus. The proximity of Glentress was a draw - a beautiful 35 minute car journey away.
The house is full of character: the entry hall is impressive and owls nesting in the eaves are clearly audible at night - for once not produced by a son's over-active imagination! The front aspect of the main house is light and bright and the views peaceful and relaxing. The silence was deeply appreciated both in and out of the house. Its age makes for good soundproofing.
Staff are excellent - friendly, welcoming, helpful but not "in your face"...on hand to fix things if needed, down to earth and totally unpretentious.
The homeliness of the properties was added to, we thought, by the simplicity of the interiors. Pristine decor can be a pressure for active families! Everything was attractive and nicely colour co-ordinated without being fussy.
We didn't mind paying for electricity because the rental was so low. Electric blankets on every bed added luxury; we also appreciated the enormous bed - two singles together - prepared for us prior to arrival.
Selkirk is a lovely wee town with a small Sainbury's and Co-op and a good range of gift shops and cafes. Note - no dvd shop! Take your own! We didn't go anywhere else because between the house and Glentress there was more than enough to do!
We did not want to leave and will be back!
- Also Known As:
- Whitmuir Hall Selkirk, Scotland