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Aikwood Tower

Selkirk, Scottish Borders

Magnificent character filled 16th Century Scottish tower that has been renovated to the highest standards and is just 40 miles from Edinburgh

  • 10
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 6 bathrooms
SAVE TO WISHLIST
£2200-6600 per week

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Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 2 nights low season & 7 nights high season

How to book

Aikwood Tower is owned and managed by Vicki Steel.

You can book online now at their website. Just click the button and we'll send you there to see more info and to book...

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You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Vicki Steel.

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The highlights
  • Overflowing with character with original features a plenty.
  • Fabulously spacious, with an extended wing off the main tower this property has five double bedrooms and five separate living areas available for guests to relax in – plenty to go around.
  • The owners can put together activity packages for guests – particularly when it comes to outdoor pursuits such as clay pigeon shooting, archery, paddle-boarding.
  • Highly flexible with four out of the five bedrooms having zip and link double/twin beds so you can choose the best arrangement to fit your needs.
  • If a massage or yoga session is what you need after your country escapades, then local specialists can be booked in advance to visit you at the Tower.
  • In the area you can day trip to discover the quirky independent shops of the local towns or head further afield to the big city delights of Edinburgh – whatever takes your fancy.
  • This property has fabulous access to the great outdoors as well as plenty of fresh air and open space making it ideal for walking and cycling.

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You should know
  • A cook is available to prepare meals upon request, at an additional cost. As is a housekeeper for additional cleaning services.
  • Pets are allowed but must be kept in the designated areas on the ground floor.
  • This property is next to a rural farm.
  • Aikwood Tower is Grade A listed, and is 500 years old so it doesn't have a lift and is therefore not suitable for those with reduced mobility who may struggle with stairs.

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The detail

Perfectly placed to explore the rolling countryside of the Scottish borders, Aikwood Tower is a luxurious, wholesome base with an intimate yet stately feel. Step inside the 16th Century tower and revere in its colourful past of border raids, wizards and the writings of Sir Walter Scott; you can immediately sense that within the history of these walls are the stories of which legends are made.

Renovated to the highest of standards the character of this property has been maintained through quality craftsmanship and mixes modern luxuries with the distinguished features of its past. Its stone spiral staircases, original oak doors, exposed stonework walls, and vaulted ceilings are combined with sumptuous furnishings, fully equipped kitchen, and entertainment mod cons.

There are five separate living areas on offer including; The Great Hall with its huge open stone fireplace and lounge seating; the intimate study; the kitchen/dining area with its unique arched whitewashed ceiling and AGA cooker; Laich Hall complete with table tennis and family games; and the Gallery, an entertainment lounge area with TV, DVD player and laptop.

All of the five double bedrooms present a natural feel of understated luxury. The wooden floors and quality furniture are topped only by the extravagant Duxiana beds, which are renowned for their pure and unadulterated comfort. If that wasn’t enough, each bedroom also comes with its own en-suite bathroom to complete the ultimate package.

There is a charming walled garden, containing orchard, croquet lawn and terrace, within the Tower grounds but it is the countryside around this property where you can get truly inspired. Surrounded by the rolling landscape of the Ettrick and Yarrow valleys, the area is perfect for nature lovers and bird watchers alike. There are great country walks all around the area and magnificent Osprey’s to spot.

For sport and adventure lovers, the Glentress Forest, renowned for its many great and challenging mountain bike trails, is only a 30 minute drive away. River kayaking is also a favourite here. For a more relaxed break, the championship golf courses of Roxburghe and Cardrona are within easy reach for day trips and, for the country enthusiasts, there are also great places for fishing and shooting in the area of the close by River Ettrick. It is also worth mentioning the cultural and historical delights of Edinburgh are just a little over one hour away.

So, whether it be for the luxurious living, the sense of history or the great country environment you won’t be disappointed with a stay at Aikwood Tower.

Features
Essential
  • Baby Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Dog Friendly
  • Heating
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Games room
  • Stairgate
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • DVD Player
  • Sonos/Smart Speaker
  • Television
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Chef for hire
  • Cleaning service
  • Off road free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Babysitting

Private chefs, babysitters or additional cleaning during your stay should be booked in advance.

Nearby
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Markets
  • Beach (sea)
  • Art classes
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Cooking classes
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Massage
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tennis
  • Wildlife
  • Scuba Diving
  • Surfing
  • Wine tasting
  • Beach (lake)
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Yoga
  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Supermarket/food shop

A range of activities can be provided either on-site or through local partners nearby e.g. clay pigeon shooting, falconry, tomahawk throwing, archery, paddle-boarding, woollen mill tours, historic house tours, whisky tasting

£2200-6600 per week
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Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 2 nights low season & 7 nights high season

SAVE TO WISHLIST
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How to book

Aikwood Tower is owned and managed by Vicki Steel.

You can book online now at their website. Just click the button and we'll send you there to see more info and to book...

Book Online Now

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Vicki Steel.

Request To Book
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  Nearest Airport
Edinburgh Airport is 46 miles (1 hour 15 mins), Newcastle Airport is 68 miles (1 hour 30 mins) and Glasgow Airport is 92 miles (2 hours)

Detailed pricing info

Prices include all bed linen, towels, toiletries and unlimited logs for the fire.
Short breaks are available - a minimum of two nights in low season and three nights in mid season.
Weekly stays only during high season (Summer).
Christmas and Hogmanay stays are for a week.

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