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Lyon Cottage

Town Yetholm, near Kelso

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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.

Quick Info

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

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 there is also an attractive twin bedroom.

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.

Map & Local

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
Shower room with WC and wash basin.

What's included

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

Available Extras



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. 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 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: Sat

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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 £650.00
28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022 £750.00
04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022 £650.00
25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 £750.00
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 £795.00
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 £650.00
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 £550.00
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 £650.00
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 £450.00
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 £750.00
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 £750.00
06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 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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Great cottage everything that you would need for a break away from home. The owners were friendly and very helpful. If ...

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Simply the best, outstanding!


Excellent location for exploring the Scottish Borders.


Great location and cottage well equipped for all our needs. Would certainly use again.


The owners had paid attention to every detail. Very clean, fluffy towels, superior soaps and lotions, log fire, enclosed...

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Refundable House Holder's deposit required