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Avenel Cottage

Near Town Yetholm, Kelso

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Avenel Cottage is the perfect country retreat set in an enclosed garden in a lovely tranquil spot in the Scottish Borders countryside, overlooking beautiful Yetholm Loch and just 2 miles from the village of Yetholm.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4/5 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • Green Credentials
  • WiFi

This traditional cottage offers all the peace and quiet you could wish for, with walks off into the countryside all around and the added convenience of having a village only a couple of miles away.

You are welcomed by a light and bright entrance hall (with handy storage for coats and boots, etc) that leads through to the sitting room where there is an impressive oak beamed open fire to keep the place toasty. A neat dining area sits alongside and there is even a piano that provides some entertainment of an evening. The bathroom is also on this level as is the well-equipped kitchen.

Upstairs are a family room with an impressive wooden king-size double bed and a single bed with a little curtain that pulls across to make the perfect den for a child. There is also a smaller double bedroom that has great loch views.

Parking is right by the cottage and a garage provides useful storage for logs. To the rear the extensive mature garden is fully enclosed and has a pretty seating area and at the front you can’t help but be drawn in by the wonderful vista of the glistening loch with the Cheviot hills beyond.

Yetholm Loch is a nature reserve and has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as it is an important breeding ground for wildfowl and other birds. The reserve is covered in wildflowers that burst into life and colour in season and there is a hide where you can sit and bird watch, perhaps being lucky enough to spot a kingfisher, heron or even one of the local otters.

Map & Local

You can fish for pike, perch and roach from the banks of the loch and fresh eggs are available from the next farm a short drive away (with an honesty box for payment).

Yetholm (2 miles) is split in two with Town Yetholm on one side of the Bowmont Water and Kirk Yetholm on the other. Town Yetholm has a village shop for basic provisions (that can be pre-ordered by phone), an excellent butcher and a pub with takeaway food, so you can pop along and bring your dinner back with you.

The other pub over in Kirk Yetholm serves delicious pub meals and sometimes has live music. It sits right at the end of the Pennine Way and provides a certificate and a half pint of ale for thirsty walkers who have managed to complete the whole of the 268 mile route.

Kirk Yetholm is a popular starting point for walking off into the magnificent Cheviot hills, where some areas are so high and tucked away that you can find snow there as late as midsummer’s day some years.

Nearby Kelso (7 miles) is a charming town set by the River Tweed that has lots of cafés, pubs and restaurants to choose from, as well as some interesting little shops. It is also the best place to stock up on supermarket supplies. The Tweed is well known for its fishing and permits are available for various stretches of the river, with some impressive Atlantic salmon having been caught there. Nenthorn Stables a few miles outside Kelso offer riding lessons with some absolutely beautiful countryside to explore.

The coast near Berwick-upon-Tweed (23 miles) has some superb sandy beaches and you can take a boat trip (including a ‘fast blast’ on a powerboat) from Eyemouth (31 miles) or visit the RSPB reserve at St Abbs Head (36 miles) where thousands of seabirds nest on the cliffs.

Local Events and Attractions


Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.




Sitting/dining room with open fire, TV/DVD and piano
Kitchen with electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave, etc
Cupboard with tumble dryer
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.


Family room with double bed (king-size) and single bed
Small double bedroom.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by biomass boiler (INCLUDED) and open fire. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium, 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Fri

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£50)
  • Save 15% - February Half Term From 15/02/2019 to 21/02/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 22 Feb 19 From 22/02/2019 to 28/02/2019
  • Save 5% w/c 01 Mar 19 From 01/03/2019 to 07/03/2019
  • Save 5% w/c 08 Mar 19 From 08/03/2019 to 14/03/2019
  • Easter Break 2019 From 05/04/2019 to 11/04/2019
  • Easter Break 2019 From 12/04/2019 to 18/04/2019
  • May Half Term 2019 From 24/05/2019 to 30/05/2019

Changeover Day: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 5
08 Feb 2019 - 04 Apr 2019 £395.00 £425.00
05 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019 £450.00 £495.00
26 Apr 2019 - 09 May 2019 £395.00 £425.00
10 May 2019 - 23 May 2019 £450.00 £495.00
24 May 2019 - 30 May 2019 £495.00 £550.00
31 May 2019 - 27 Jun 2019 £450.00 £495.00
28 Jun 2019 - 29 Aug 2019 £495.00 £550.00
30 Aug 2019 - 19 Sep 2019 £450.00 £495.00
20 Sep 2019 - 10 Oct 2019 £395.00 £425.00
11 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 £450.00 £495.00
01 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £365.00 £395.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £495.00 £550.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £495.00 £550.00
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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