Town Yetholm, near Kelso
Set in a pretty row in the charming village of Town Yetholm in the Scottish Borders is Lyon Cottage, an inviting retreat that is perfectly placed for exploring the beautiful Cheviot hills.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
This deceptively spacious cottage dates back to the 1700s with the original wooden beamed ceiling having been retained in the charming sitting room that is warmed through by its central wood-burning stove. In the kitchen the AGA-style stove makes cooking a real joy whilst everyone gathers together for meals at the farmhouse dining table.
Stairs lead up firstly to the modern family bathroom and then on to the two bedrooms. The master bedroom (king-size) has a handy en suite shower room and lovely views out over the hills and the twin bedroom can be converted to a super king-size bed for extra flexibility to suit different parties.
Behind the cottage the enclosed garden is a real suntrap with colourful borders full of mature plants and seating from which to admire wonderful views out towards Staerough Hill. There is also a little summerhouse with further seating so that the garden can be appreciated in any weather.
Parking is right by the front door or at the end of the garden to the rear.
For a small village Town Yetholm, and its counterpart over the river, Kirk Yetholm, are very well catered for with the two friendly pubs, both of which are in very easy walking distance and serve delicious meals.
Just across the green is a shop with a good range of supplies and a sweet café/gift shop above and there is also an excellent butcher in the village.
Walkers and hill climbers will find plenty to occupy them with walking off out into the hills right from the doorstep. There are lots of waymarked paths to follow around the Cheviot hills, some of which follow along parts of the St Cuthbert’s Way. Cyclists will find the quiet roads and lanes ideal for exploring on two wheels or trying out the numerous cycle paths that are dotted around the surrounding countryside.
The highest summit in the nearby Cheviot range is The Cheviot itself that is a fair trek to tackle (allow for around 5 hours to go up and back) but is certainly worth it for the wonderful expansive views that can be enjoyed at the top.
Kelso (7 miles) has a couple of supermarkets and a great selection of pubs, restaurants and cafés to choose from when a break from cooking beckons.
A visit to the area wouldn’t be complete without a day trip up to the capital Edinburgh. It takes just over an hour’s to drive to or, if you prefer not to take the car into the city centre, simply catch the train from Tweedbank (24 miles). Over on the east coast (half an hour’s drive away) are several gorgeous long stretches of sandy beach that are perfect for a refreshing stroll or a paddle if you are feeling brave!
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 room with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD
Kitchen with AGA-style stove, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, etc
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower room, WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom (can be converted to super king-size bed)
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
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 (£25)
- Christmas 2019 From 21/12/2019 to 23/12/2019
- Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 12/10/2019 to 14/10/2019
- Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 19/10/2019 to 21/10/2019
- Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 26/10/2019 to 28/10/2019
- February Half Term From 22/02/2020 to 24/02/2020
- New Year 2019 From 28/12/2019 to 30/12/2019
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£495.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£345.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£595.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£595.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020||£395.00|
|08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020||£450.00|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||£550.00|
|25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020||£450.00|
|09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020||£550.00|
|23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020||£650.00|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£550.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£650.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£550.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£450.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£550.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£395.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£650.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£650.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||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.
'Thank you for a really well equipped and beautifully presented cottage. The weather was perfect, the people friendly and the beds comfy - can't ask for any more!'
'The cottage is perfect and immaculately kept. You have thought of everything apart from the weather, although we've still had a great time! Thanks again for the warm welcome and from the locals throughout our stay.'
'The cottage surpassed our expectations. The many thoughtful extras made the house feel special. Will recomment to family and friends.'
'Lovely cozy comfortable cottage. The welcome pack and the lovely welcome by the owner was greatly appreciated. We loved it so much, we have booked to come back next year!'
'A fabulous, well maintained cottage which is well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Will definitely book again as this is the best cottage we've stayed in - it's all in the detail! Thank you! '
'Thank you for a fabulous week in the most perfect cottage - a pure delight! We have loved exploring the surrounding area and will recommend to friends.'
'Location fabulous, people warm and friendly, great dog walks and the garden was a bonus even in upredictable weather - we will be re-booking. Thank you!'