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Kingfisher Cottage

Near Town Yetholm, Kelso

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Kingfisher Cottage is a rather spectacular conversion of part of an old mill dating from 1774, that has been carefully renovated to provide all 21st century comforts.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

It stands in a tiny cluster of houses and farm buildings overlooking the Bowmont water, just half a mile from the village of Town Yetholm (with shop, pub) and 8 miles from Kelso (shops, pubs and restaurants) in the Scottish Borders.

From the front, there are lovely views over Staerough Hill, the river and the surrounding countryside. The cottage is right beside a pond, with a very picturesque bridge which leads from the front of the house to the garden.

Finished to a very high standard and beautifully presented, Kingfisher Cottage is a holiday home which cannot fail to please. Inside there is plenty of wow factor. The large, light sitting/dining room has a partially glazed roof that allows light to flood in and there is plenty of cosy, comfortable seating around the wood-burning stove with its stylish feature flue. There are French doors that lead out to the decking area outside, so you can nip out when the sun shines and relax in front of the lovely view or sit inside with the doors open to get the best of both worlds.

The spacious kitchen is well-equipped and efficiently designed, with a pleasant window seat so you can sit and chat to the cook while they prepare dinner. Also on this level are a twin room that overlooks the pond at the front and a utility room with a useful extra WC.

Stairs lead up to with a gallery area which is used as a study/games room with a TV/DVD player. Having this additional space means that the party can split up if entertainment tastes are different, without losing touch with each other – handy when dinner is being served or the drinks are being poured! There is a shower room located off this area. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, that are both attractively presented and share a further modern bathroom with bath and shower over.

With polished wood flooring throughout and the double height of the living area, Kingfisher has a light and airy ambience and provides the perfect accommodation for a comfortable and relaxing holiday.

Map & Local

Just across the field is the river, where it is possible to swim and kayak.

Yetholm is at the end of the Pennine Way, while St Cuthbert's Way that goes from Melrose to Lindisfarne, passes to the rear of the cottage, so walkers really are spoilt for choice. It is also excellent cycling country with lots of quiet and scenic byways to enjoy.

There is plenty of scope for fishing and permits are available locally. The nearest riding stables are at Nenthorn, just north of Kelso, where there is a swimming pool, ice rink and racecourse, as well as a wide selection of interesting shops and excellent pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Kelso is also the site of Floors Castle, seat of the Duke of Roxburghe and this is just one of the many castles, keeps and stately homes which are open to the public in this historic area. Nearby Sunlaws is also home to the prestigious Roxburghe golf course and there are any number of excellent courses in the area to suit all tastes and pockets.

Kelso is only 22 miles from the sea - the RSPB sanctuary on the dramatic cliffs at St Abbs is well worth a visit, perhaps combined with an afternoon on the lovely sandy beach at Coldingham. Scotland's elegant and sophisticated capital city Edinburgh is just over an hour's drive away, or can be reached by train from either Berwick-upon-Tweed (23 miles) or Tweedbank (25 miles).

In short, whatever your interests and pursuits, there is plenty to keep all members of the party well entertained in these lovely surroundings.

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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.




Living area with wood-burning stove.
Kitchen with dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave etc.
Twin bedroom
Utility room with washing machine and WC


Galleried games/study room with TV/DVD and shower room off with Shower, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin

What's included

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


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating and wood-burning stove. WiFi is INCLUDED. Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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 2 Sleeps 6
07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 £695.00 £750.00
28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022 £850.00 £850.00
04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022 £695.00 £750.00
25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 £850.00 £850.00
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 £895.00 £895.00
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 £695.00 £750.00
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 £595.00 £650.00
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 £695.00 £750.00
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 £495.00 £550.00
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 £895.00 £895.00
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 £895.00 £895.00
06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 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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The location was stunning first of all. Secondly the house style and room layouts suited our family perfectly. Thirdly i...

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If I could I would give Kingfisher Cottage 6 stars. Cottage is a real home from home with lots of quirk and character. I...

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The cottage was absolutely lovely, just what was needed for a staycation! The cottage is in a tranquil setting, well pr...

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Cottage was a great place to return to after a good day walking - lots of birds to watch beside the brook and a great pl...

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Great cottage - value for money


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