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Ancroft Country Park is new for 2024. Set in a rural location surrounded by rolling hills and wildlife, the park offers guests complete tranquillity.
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Ideally placed for exploring the Borders, this picturesque park is set in beautiful countryside and offers you spectacular views across the hills and vales of Selkirkshire.
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Coldingham Bay is situated on the Berwickshire Coast, just an hour’s drive from Edinburgh.
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Coldstream Park is a beautiful park comprising a hybrid mix of quality holiday homes and luxury Pods some with outdoor hot tubs with wonderful views over the adjoining countryside, the park is located just a short walk from the historic town of Coldstream.
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If you’re looking for stunning views and a quiet atmosphere, Eyemouth Holliday Park is the perfect place for a holiday on the Scottish coast.
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Boasting a truly stunning setting, Pease Bay offers a peaceful location with a host of fun family facilities.
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Riverview Holiday Park is a small quiet family run complex of lodges, on the banks of the River Liddel in a picturesque rural location in the heart of the tranquil Scottish Borders.
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Teviot View Lodges are found on the banks of the river Teviot on Riverside Park in the beautiful Scottish Borders close to Hawick, Jedburgh and Kelso.
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Edinburgh & the Borders Visitor's Guide

Embark on a journey to Selkirkshire, a hidden gem in the Scottish Borders teeming with lush landscapes and vibrant culture. Swap the hustle for tranquillity in a cosy lodge, ideal for couples, families, or a mates' retreat. Savour local produce at bustling farmers' markets, or indulge in hearty meals at traditional inns. Get active with hillwalking, cycling, or fishing amidst stunning scenery. Discover the region's rich textile heritage, and don't miss the Selkirk Common Riding, an annual event steeped in tradition. Selkirkshire, with its blend of adventure and serenity, promises an unforgettable UK lodge break experience.

Why Take Your 2024 Lodge Break in Selkirkshire?

Selkirkshire may not be the first place you think of for a getaway, but it's a hidden gem in the Scottish Borders. The region is steeped in history, with connections to William Wallace and the famous Ettrick Forest. In 2024, the area is buzzing with new energy, thanks to the recent opening of several luxury lodges that offer a more intimate and nature-immersed experience compared to traditional hotels. What's unique about Selkirkshire is its blend of tranquil countryside, rolling hills, and a sense of untapped adventure. Keep an eye out for the Selkirk Common Riding, an annual event that's a spectacle of local tradition and horsemanship. Lodges here provide a private retreat after a day of festivities or exploring, making them a top choice for those seeking both comfort and authenticity.

If you're visiting Selkirkshire with kids

Absolutely, Selkirkshire is a playground for the young ones! The great outdoors is your ally here, with activities like exploring Bowhill House and Country Estate, where kids can run wild in adventure playgrounds and you can all enjoy family-friendly walking trails. Lodges offer the space families need, often with gardens and outdoor areas for kids to play. It's a home away from home, with the freedom to set your own schedule – perfect for those unpredictable nap times.

When packing for a lodge break with kids in Selkirkshire, consider the following essentials:

  1. Comfortable walking shoes for exploring the countryside
  2. Rain gear, because you never know with Scottish weather
  3. Swimwear for any lodge pools or nearby leisure centres
  4. Outdoor toys like frisbees or footballs
  5. Snacks for energy boosts during adventures

Pet Friendly Selkirkshire Adventures

Selkirkshire is a treat for pets, especially dogs, with its wide-open spaces and welcoming attitude towards furry friends. Many lodges have enclosed gardens, so your pet can enjoy freedom safely. For a bite to eat, check out The Five Turrets in Selkirk, a cosy spot that loves to welcome pets. When visiting, always keep a lead handy for areas with livestock and remember to pack the essentials for your pet's comfort.

Dog walking ideas in Selkirkshire

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
Ettrick Riverside Path 2.5 River views, wildlife TD7 5EB
Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre Walks 1-3 Woodland, waterfalls TD7 5LX
The Southern Upland Way Various Hills, moorland TD7 5AE
Bowhill House Estate Trails 1-4 Forests, gardens TD7 5ET
Haining Loch 1 Loch, historic estate TD7 5LJ

These routes offer a mix of terrains and distances, suitable for dogs with different energy levels and ages. Always remember to check for any access restrictions, especially during the breeding season for local wildlife.

Romantic Breaks for Couples

If you're looking to escape with your significant other, consider the lodges in Selkirkshire for a romantic getaway. The tranquility of the area provides the perfect backdrop for couples. Imagine unwinding in a lodge with a pamper pack, complete with all the essentials for a cosy night in. For those seeking relaxation, some lodges offer spa experiences that will leave you both rejuvenated.

Dining out is a treat here, with several lodges boasting restaurants that serve up delicious meals in an intimate setting. And let's not forget the allure of a hot tub; many lodges feature private hot tubs, where you can soak under the stars, adding that extra touch of luxury and romance to your stay.

Local Cuisine and Dining Experiences

Selkirkshire's local cuisine is a hearty affair, with traditional Scottish dishes taking centre stage. Think succulent meats, fresh fish, and seasonal vegetables. For a memorable meal, head to The Selkirk Arms, known for its local flavours and warm atmosphere. Families will appreciate The Plough Inn, which offers a welcoming environment and a menu that caters to all ages.

Couples looking for a romantic dining experience should consider Oscars Restaurant. With its fine dining menu and intimate setting, it's the perfect place to enjoy a special evening together.

For a good night out

Selkirkshire may be peaceful, but it also offers some great options for a night out. For a lively atmosphere and a pint of the finest local ale, The County Hotel comes highly recommended. If you're after a more traditional pub vibe, then The Five Turrets is the place to be, known for its friendly service and excellent selection of drinks.


Anglers will find Selkirkshire a fantastic destination for fishing, with several prime spots teeming with salmon and trout. Here's a list of the main fishing locations:

  • Ettrick Water - Known for salmon and sea trout fishing. Postcode: TD7 5LX
  • St Mary's Loch - Offers boat and bank fishing for brown trout. Postcode: TD7 5LH
  • The River Tweed - Renowned for its salmon fishing. Postcode: TD7 5EZ
  • Lindean Reservoir - Stocked with rainbow trout, perfect for fly fishing. Postcode: TD7 4QW

Outdoor Adventures

For those craving outdoor activities, Selkirkshire doesn't disappoint. Bowhill House and Country Estate offers a variety of activities, from walking trails to horse riding. Watersports enthusiasts can head to St Mary's Loch for sailing and windsurfing. Prices vary, but you can expect to pay around £15-£30 for most activities. Seasonal opening times apply, with many centres operating from spring through autumn.

Shopping and Souvenirs

Name Type On Offer Postcode
Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre Textile Mill Shop Tartans, Cashmere, Woolen Goods TD7 5EB
Scottish Borders Art Glass Artisan Glass Studio Hand-blown Glassware TD7 4QW
Old Bank Book Shop Bookstore Books, Local Literature TD7 4EW
Selkirk Weekend Market Local Market Crafts, Food, Gifts TD7 4BT
The Forest Bookstore Independent Bookstore Books, Unique Finds TD7 5AA

Selkirkshire offers a unique shopping experience with a focus on local crafts and Scottish heritage. Whether you're after a traditional tartan scarf or a piece of hand-blown glass art, you'll find something to treasure in this charming county.

Top lodge breaks for 2024 in Selkirkshire

Angecroft Park, Edinburgh & the Borders

Driving Distance: About 25 minutes (13.10 miles) | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Angecroft Park offers a serene getaway nestled in the picturesque countryside of Selkirkshire, boasting spectacular views and a tranquil setting perfect for nature enthusiasts.

Who will love these lodges? Angecroft Park is a haven for families, couples, and nature lovers seeking a peaceful retreat. Its idyllic location makes it a unique spot for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Onsite, guests can enjoy convenient facilities such as a shop and a laundrette. The nearest eateries and entertainment options can be found in the charming local towns, just a short drive away.

What's nearby? Explore the famous fishing and walking spots of the Borders region, or take a drive to nearby historical sites. The area is a paradise for nature lovers, with plenty of outdoor activities to indulge in.

Accommodation options: Tima Log Cabin at Angecroft Park is a cosy log cabin that sleeps up to 6 guests, with a verandah to enjoy the views. It's pet-friendly, accommodating up to 4 pets, but please note that there is no hot tub available.

Teviot View Lodges at Riverside, Edinburgh & the Borders

Driving Distance: About 38 minutes (22.67 miles) | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Teviot View Lodges are set on the scenic banks of the river Teviot, offering a luxurious lodge experience with the added indulgence of an outdoor hot tub.

Who will love these lodges? Ideal for fishermen, golfers, and pet owners, Teviot View Lodges cater to a variety of interests and are perfect for those seeking a mix of relaxation and outdoor pursuits.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Guests can enjoy fishing on the river or take advantage of the discounted golf at a sister park. The lodges themselves are a tranquil spot to unwind, especially in the inviting hot tub.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include Jedburgh Abbey and Monteviot House and Gardens, with historic Border towns like Jedburgh, Kelso, and Melrose all within easy driving distance.

Accommodation options: The Teviot View Lodge is a deluxe accommodation that sleeps 6, featuring an open plan living area and a deck with a hot tub. It welcomes up to 2 pets, making it a pet-friendly option for animal lovers.

Lilliardsedge Holiday Park, Edinburgh & the Borders

Driving Distance: About 39 minutes (23.90 miles) | Sleeps: Varies | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Lilliardsedge Holiday Park is a sprawling 100-acre park offering a variety of accommodations, from cosy pods to luxurious lodges, all with the option of a hot tub.

Who will love these lodges? With a 9-hole golf course, tavern bar, and family entertainment, Lilliardsedge is a family-friendly destination that also caters to couples looking for a romantic getaway.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Onsite amenities include a children's play park, Wi-Fi, and a shop. The park's tavern offers a place to dine and enjoy entertainment during peak times.

What's nearby? The surrounding area is rich with opportunities for woodland walks, and the nearby towns of Jedburgh and Kelso offer cultural and historical attractions.

Accommodation options: Options range from the Lindean and Bowden Pods, which sleep 4, to the Monteath Lodge, perfect for couples. Most accommodations are pet-friendly and come with a hot tub.

Clear Sky Lodge Park, Northumberland

Driving Distance: About 1 hour and 18 minutes (47.68 miles) | Sleeps: Varies | Pet friendly? Some

What to expect: Clear Sky Lodge Park is a secluded woodland haven within Northumberland National Park, offering a peaceful retreat with luxury lodges and hot tubs amidst stunning natural beauty.

Who will love these lodges? Birdwatchers, cyclists, and anyone looking to reconnect with nature will find Clear Sky Lodge Park an ideal location. The park's dark skies make it a fantastic spot for stargazing.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? With walking and cycle trails right from your doorstep, the park is a gateway to outdoor adventures. Relaxation is also at hand with private hot tubs in many lodges.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include Kielder Water, Kielder Observatory, and Kielder Castle, offering a range of activities from water sports to astronomy.

Accommodation options: Accommodations such as the Kielder Forest Lodge and Observatory Lodge offer modern amenities and comfort for groups and families, with select lodges featuring hot tubs. Note that not all lodges are pet-friendly.

Don't Miss These Fantastic Days Out In Selkirkshire

Selkirkshire might not be the first place you think of when planning a lodge break in the UK, but trust me, it's a hidden gem with some cracking days out. Whether you're into history, the great outdoors, or just fancy a bit of culture, Selkirkshire has got you covered. Here's the lowdown on the top attractions that'll make your stay in one of the lodges in Selkirkshire unforgettable.

Bowhill House & Country Estate

  • Opening Times: Seasonal, check website for details
  • Prices: Varies, concessions available
  • Postcode: TD7 5ET
  • Est. time required: 2-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site

Bowhill House is a stately home that's got a bit of everything: art, history, and acres of lush estate to explore. Families love the adventure playground, and there's even a theatre for the culture vultures. Keep an eye out for their events; they're always up to something, from outdoor theatre to guided walks.

Phone number: 01750 22204 | Web:

Scott's View

  • Opening Times: Always open
  • Prices: Free
  • Postcode: TD6 0AX
  • Est. time required: 1 hour
  • Nearest parking: On-site

Scott's View offers some of the most stunning vistas in the Borders. It was a favourite of Sir Walter Scott, and when you see it, you'll understand why. It's the perfect spot for a picnic or just to take a breather and soak in the views. Sunrise and sunset are particularly spectacular here.

Old Gala House

  • Opening Times: Check local listings
  • Prices: Free entry
  • Postcode: TD1 3JS
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Nearby

Old Gala House is an art lover's dream with its galleries and exhibitions. It's also got a pretty sweet garden to wander around. They've got a changing roster of exhibitions, so there's always something new to see. Plus, it's a great place to learn about local history without spending a penny.


Three Brethren

  • Opening Times: Always open
  • Prices: Free
  • Postcode: TD7 5AX
  • Est. time required: Half-day hike
  • Nearest parking: Philiphaugh

The Three Brethren is a trio of cairns sitting atop a hill, and getting there is a bit of a trek, but it's worth it for the views alone. Hikers and dog walkers are all over this spot. Best tackled on a clear day, it's a solid hike, so pack some snacks and water. The sense of achievement when you reach the top is the cherry on the cake.

Halliwells House Museum

  • Opening Times: Seasonal, check website
  • Prices: Free entry
  • Postcode: TD7 4BZ
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Nearby

Halliwells House Museum is tucked away in Selkirk's oldest dwelling. It's a quirky little place that tells the story of the town's past. They've got some really interesting exhibits, including the Robson Gallery. It's a must for anyone who wants to delve into the local lore and understand the area's heritage.


Selkirk Golf Club

  • Opening Times: Year-round, daylight hours
  • Prices: Green fees apply
  • Postcode: TD7 4NW
  • Est. time required: Varies
  • Nearest parking: On-site

Golfers, listen up! Selkirk Golf Club is where you want to be. It's got a cracking course with some challenging holes and the views are something else. It's friendly, welcoming, and the clubhouse is a great spot to grab a bite after your round. Make sure to book a tee time in advance, especially on weekends.

Phone number: 01750 20621 | Web:

So, there you have it, folks – six of the best spots to hit up while you're enjoying one of the many lodges in Selkirkshire. Each of these attractions offers something unique, and they're all worth a visit. Remember, the best way to enjoy Selkirkshire is to take your time, soak in the scenery, and maybe even chat with the locals – they're a friendly bunch and always have a story to share. Happy travels!


This is our first lodge break, what will it be like?

Expect a cosy retreat with all the comforts of home set amidst the tranquil Selkirkshire countryside. Lodges often come with modern amenities, including fully equipped kitchens, comfy living areas, and sometimes even a private hot tub. It's a chance to disconnect from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the natural beauty of the Borders.

What should I pack when visiting Selkirkshire?

Pack for all weathers – layers are key. Include walking boots for the trails, waterproofs for unpredictable showers, and swimwear for hot tubs or local pools. Don't forget a camera for the stunning scenery and binoculars if you're into birdwatching. Essentials like toiletries and a good book for relaxing evenings are a must.

Can you park outside the lodge?

Most lodges in Selkirkshire offer convenient parking, often right outside your accommodation. It's super handy for unloading your gear upon arrival and makes day trips to local attractions like Bowhill House and Country Estate a breeze.

What if it rains during my lodge break?

Rainy days are a chance to explore indoor attractions or enjoy your lodge's amenities. Check out The Halliwell's House Museum or cosy up with a good book by the fire. Some lodges have covered hot tubs, so you can still soak while listening to the soothing sound of rain.

Can I get food delivered to my lodge?

Absolutely, local takeaways and some restaurants offer delivery services to lodges. For a wider selection, services like Just Eat or Deliveroo might operate in the area, depending on your lodge's location. Or, stock up on local produce from markets like Selkirk Farmers' Market and cook up a storm in your lodge kitchen.

Is Selkirkshire a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Selkirkshire is stunning year-round, with each season offering a unique charm. Off-season visits mean fewer crowds and often better deals on lodges. Crisp winter walks, autumnal leaves, or spring flowers – there's always something to see. Plus, many lodges come with cosy features like wood-burning stoves.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Definitely. Hot tubs are thoroughly cleaned and water quality checked before each new arrival to ensure your health and safety. So, you can slip into your private hot tub with peace of mind, ready to relax under the stars.

Are there activities for kids near the lodges in Selkirkshire?

Selkirkshire is great for families, with plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained. Traquair House has a maze and play area, while Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre offers outdoor adventures. Many lodges are also near cycling paths and nature trails perfect for family explorations.

How accessible are the lodges for those with mobility issues?

Many lodges cater to guests with mobility issues, offering features like ground-floor bedrooms and walk-in showers. Always check with the lodge provider in advance to ensure they can meet your specific needs. Places like Airhouses offer accessible luxury lodges with stunning views and easy access.

Is there good mobile reception and Wi-Fi in Selkirkshire lodges?

While you might want to disconnect, staying in touch is easy as most lodges offer Wi-Fi. Mobile reception can be patchy due to the rural setting, but you'll generally find good coverage in towns and villages. If staying connected is crucial, confirm the Wi-Fi details with your lodge provider before booking.

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