Our Property 

"The Coonty", as it is affectionately known by the townsfolk, is located at the heart of this thriving Borders market town is proud to be a supporter of many local organisations and charitable societies. Its earliest beginnings are traceable to 1746 and remains an important part of Selkirk's history. In earlier times the property operated under the name "The Grapes Inn".

The property has had many prominent guests during its time as the meeting place for The Forest Club, who's members included Sir Walter Scott, Mungo Park and Prince Leopold of the Belgians.

Under private family ownership since the end of June 2018, our enthusiastic and dedicated team are a valuable asset, and we encourage and enable the personal development of all our staff so that we may provide products and services which will delight our customers.

We have an ongoing and extensive program of refurbishments and upgrades in progress and we have scheduled these with first class, local tradesmen so as not to disturb our guests or detract from your enjoyment of our hospitality.

We are "dog friendly", and your well-behaved four-legged friends will be welcome in our lounge area as well as your bedroom or our courtyard garden (weather permitting). Children and young persons are also welcome at all times.

We have a combination of single, double, twin, family and executive rooms, all en suite. Please be advised that none of our rooms offer disabled access and it will be necessary for you to climb and descend stairs. This is a listed building and neither the design nor the regulations will allow us to make the significant alterations that would be necessary to enable a lift to be installed.

Each of our bedrooms are comfortable and functional. Feather light duvets, fine Egyptian cotton linen, complimentary biscuits, tea and coffee making facilities along with digital flat screen televisions are to be found in every room.

All of our bedrooms have a good size working desk, and free good WiFi internet access. The executive rooms are fresh and modern with large walk-in power showers and king sized beds.

Currently our à la carte breakfast service runs from 07:30 to 09:00 Monday to Friday and from 08:00 to 09:30 Saturday and Sunday.

Fruit juice, cereals, toast and preserves are available to get you started, along with endless tea or coffee. Everything is cooked to order so you may be assured of a delicious, nutritious, well presented breakfast.

A representative à la carte breakfast @CountySelkirk

If you booked "Room Only" but would like breakfast you will need to let our Duty Manager know the evening before to ensure we can cater for you. After check-in hours you may contact the Duty Manager (before 21:00, if arranging breakfast).

At this time we are not opening our restaurant for other than breakfast service and we are not currently operating a bar service. You will be welcome to bring in your own food and beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and to use the facilities in our residents lounge to dine. There are a good selection of restuarants and take-away food outlets within 5 minutes walk of The County and there is some information published HERE which was verfied at the time of writing, but you are advised to check with the establishment before making your plans.


Free private parking is available on site, accessed through the archway at the front of the hotel (subject to availability), and ample free public parking is available within a two minute walk.

Check In: 16:00 - 19:00     Check Out: 07:30 - 10:00

An Early Check In (13:00 - 16:00), Late Check Out (10:00 - 12:00) or Late Check In (19:00 - 22:00) may be possible and we might have to make an Extra Charge. Please discuss with us.

Early advice of your expected Check In Time would be much appreciated and helps us to help you.

We require Credit or Debit Card details as a guarantee for reservations. The card will be charged for the value of the reservation during the two days ahead of your scheduled arrival day.

The latest time you may cancel without charge is 00:01 two days before the day of your scheduled arrival. If you cancel after this time the first night will be charged and the remainder of the reservation will be cancelled; for a single night booking the whole booking will be charged. In the event of failure to check-in ("no-show") the entire booking will be charged. In all cases, where breakfast is included in the rate, the breakfast costs will be refunded, less 3% charge for bank costs.

Cots and high quality Put-U-Up extra beds are available for some rooms; please ask for details.

  • A warm welcome and attentive service
  • Free on-site parking (subject to availability)
  • All bedrooms feature En Suite with walk-in shower
  • Free WiFi in all areas
  • Well behaved dogs are allowed in specific areas
  • Children welcome
  • Additional free public parking close by
  • PLEASE NOTE: We have no ground floor bedrooms and climbing stairs will be necessary

The County, 3 - 5 High Street, Selkirk, TD7 4BZ. 01750 705000 /

Phoenix Computer Services Ltd t/a The County Hotel - Registered in England Number 10217892