Small and exclusive ‘glamping site with gorgeous Mongolian yurts set in a beautiful peaceful Scottish Valley with stunning views. Bookable on line at our website.
Our yurts are green on the outside to blend in with the unspoilt Ettrick Valley. Each sits neatly on its own raised decking with panoramic views up or down the valley over the Ettrick Water and surrounding hills, and a private sitting out area right next to it with a picnic table, BBQ and fire pit.
Wonderfully cosy inside with colourful painted woodwork lit by the 5ft crown in daylight and candles and solar lights at night. Comfy beds, table and chairs, duvets, fresh linens, cushions and blankets as well as all the cooking equipment you will need. Colourful rugs and a wood burning stove will keep you toasty all night long.
Hot showers and proper toilets are a short stroll from your Yurt, and we have a small shop on site for any forgotten essentials as well as a few little luxuries. Free Wi-Fi is also available and plenty of books and games you can borrow.
A stream trickles past the yurts and is a great place for paddling and messing about. This flows into the River Ettrick which is securely fenced off but is easily accessed.
All around are rolling hills, sparkly streams and the gently meandering river creating some of the finest scenery in Scotland. Fresh air and wildlife abound, and there is no light pollution so thousands of stars are visible on a clear night, yet you are only 70 minutes from Edinburgh.
This is a great place for walking and cycling and is a wonderful base for exploring the castles, houses and natural wonders of the Scottish Borders. And then there is golf, horse riding, kayaking, tree climbing at Go Ape and other attractions close enough for a day out.
You can fish in the river (permits required) and walk or cycle through the gorgeous countryside from your yurt.
There are lots of attractions in the area but you will need a car to get to them as there is very little public transport here.
Bowhill House, Traquair House, Abbotsford House,
Thirlestane Castle, Floors Castle,
Melrose, Jedburgh, Kelso and Dryburgh Abbeys,
Southern Upland Way, Borders Abbey Way, Sir Walter Scott Way, Ettrick Marshes, local hill and river walks, St Mar's Loch, Gray Mare's Tail waterfall,
Seven Stanes mountain biking at Innerleithen and Glentress,
Go Ape, Pony trekking, Alpaca walking, Golf, Fishing,Cardrona Adventure.com
Priorwood Garden,Robert Smails Printing Works, St Ronan's Spa,
Peebles, Melrose, Selkirk,
From the A720 City Bypass, follow A68 south to the Newstead Roundabout then follow signs to Galashiels and Selkirk. From Selkirk take the B7009. We are about 6.5 miles past Ettrickbridge on the left.
From Edinburgh Airport/Glasgow:
Travelling east, turn off the Edinburgh bypass at the Straiton Junction and take A701 to Peebles. Then take the A72 to Innerleithen and then the B709 past Traquair to Tushielaw. Turn left here, Ettrick valley Yurts is about 2.5 miles on the right.
From the A1 take the A68 north of Darlington. Turn off at Newstead Roundabout and follow signs to Galashiels and Selkirk as above.
or from the M6 take the A7 to Hawick and then Selkirk.