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Chestnut Cottage Town Yetholm

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Fantastically placed for walking, biking or simply as a restful rural retreat, Chestnut Cottage offers the perfect change of pace, sitting amidst the spectacular scenery of the Cheviot Hills, but just a gentle wander from a country pub after a day in the great outdoors.

The cottage will appeal to a wide range of tastes with its mix of period and contemporary finishes and just a hint of retro style. Bright in summer and cosy in winter, the open plan living space bounces light but with contrasting textures in tweed and wood which soften and warm the space. For relaxation, a toasty woodburner and comfortable sofa is a welcome space to rest weary legs at the end of a busy day.

Stainless steel and free-standing cabinets give the kitchen a fresh, modern look, extending into a pretty walled garden with sun terrace for lazy lunches or an evening barbecue when the weather is right. Upstairs, two well presented bedrooms (one double, one twin) offer flexibility for families or friends looking to holiday together in a tranquil, country location.

Local amenities

The thriving village of Town Yetholm enjoys good local amenities including a post office, an excellent butchers shop, and a village store and tea-room, and for eating-out, there are two excellent pubs on the doorstep - The Plough Hotel on the Main Street, or the Border Hotel in neighbouring Kirk Yetholm (0.8 miles) where you can be assured a warm welcome, cosy open fires and a menu serving the best of local ingredients.

A little further afield guests can enjoy all the amenities of the bustling market town of Kelso (7 miles) with its pretty Flemish style square and rich Georgian and Victorian architecture. You will find plenty of restaurants, pubs and coffee stops to choose from here as well as a fine range of independent shops and a number of large supermarkets.

Activities and attractions

Kirk Yetholm lies at the northern end of Britain's oldest long-distance walk, the Pennine Way, and sits right on the path of St. Cuthbert’s Way for those looking to join its 62 mile journey from Melrose to the sublime Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

You can enjoy perfect walking here with trails and paths to suit all ages and abilities. There are ten walks, all starting from the village which vary in length from 1.5 miles to 9 miles, while the western edge of the Cheviot Hills is beautifully remote and you can spend hours walking or mountain biking in the Bowmont Valley and in the surrounding hills in perfect solitude.

Yetholm Loch is a Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve which sits one mile west of Yetholm at the foot of the Cheviot Hills. It is an important site for breeding and wintering wildfowl and a good site for observing otter. Noteable other species include osprey, kingfisher, reed bunting, gadwall, shelduck and blue tailed damselfly. There is a hide on the western side of the loch which offers excellent bird watching opportunities.

As well as outdoor pursuits, Yetholm offers an ideal base for exploring the wider Scottish Borders and north Northumberland.

For sightseeing, the grand stately homes and castles of Floors, Mellerstain, Manderston, Abbotsford and Thirlestane are all within a short half hour drive where the beautiful artworks, rich architectural detailing and scenic grounds and gardens are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

For short breaks, our local events and festivals provide the perfect excuse for friendly get-togethers where you can enjoy National Hunt Racing at Kelso Racecourse, local Antique Fairs and Auctions, the Floors Castle Horse Trials, Point-to-Point Meets, the Borders Book Festival, Walking Festival and Common name just a few!

A half-hour will take you to the wonderful heritage coastline with miles of deserted golden sands perfect for rest or play, while the cultural city of Edinburgh is just an hour’s drive where you can take advantage of events such as the vibrant Edinburgh Fringe Festival, exceptional Jazz and Blues Festival, or simply a day-out exploring the exquisite historical architecture of this beautiful city.


The property sits on two floors.

Ground floor

Open plan living area - 3 seater sofa and armchair, dining table for 6 guests, log burner (initial supply of logs provided), TV with Freeview and DVD player, Radio, selection of books and games. Patio doors to the garden and terrace.

Kitchen area - 4 ring gas hob, single oven, fridge with freezer compartment, half size dishwasher.

Utility room- washing machine (no dryer), microwave.

First floor

Bedroom one - with 4’ 6” double bed, two side tables, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers.

Bedroom two - with two 3’ zip and link beds, wardrobe with drawers beneath, dressing table.

Bathroom - bath with shower over, basin, shaver point, WC.

Woodburning stove in the sitting room (initial supply of logs provided).
Electric central heating throughout.

Wi-Fi and mobile coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is available on most networks.

Guest amenities
Bath towels and hand towels are provided for guests along with Arran Aromatics hand soaps and toiletries. A hairdryer is supplied. Beds are made up with Egyptian cotton bed linen and feather duvets and pillows.

Babies and children
A travel cot and high chair are provided.

Two well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee of £20 per dog. Dogs should be kept to the downstairs, uncarpeted areas of the property only and are not permitted on the furniture.

A small, enclosed walled garden with lawned area and terraced seating area. A table and chairs and charcoal barbecue are provided for outside dining.
Secure shed for storage of bicycles, golf clubs etc.

There is on-street parking outside the cottage but no private provision.

No smoking
The property is strictly no smoking.

Please note - the last four images show the hills and landscape around the Yetholm area. They do not represent the views from the cottage.
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Bath/Shower Rooms
Max No. of Guests
Child Friendly
Pet Friendly
Price Per Week
From £395.00
Nearest Town
Town Yetholm
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"We had a fantastic break, the cottage was lovely and peaceful & had everything we could possibly need. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and we thoroughly enjoyed the break." - Paton

"We have been very happy with the cottage - clean, thoughtful welcome pack, excellent for our dogs with an enclosed garden and convenient local walks from the door." - Marchant

"We very much enjoyed our stay in the Chestnut Cottage. A very well equipped cottage which made our stay even nicer. Definitely a cottage to recommend. We also like the service given by Crabtree & Crabtree. Very efficient and complete. Kind people on the phone." - Ros

"Chestnut Cottage was lovely. Comfortable, spotlessly clean and cosy with lovely outdoor space, quality linen and well equipped kitchen if you want to eat in. Great Borders location that suited our needs - both country and coast accessible." - Furber

"The cottage was lovely and we had a great time. I don't think there's any suggestions we could make that would improve it." - Taylor

"We had Hogmanay at the cottage and had a wonderful stay. The cottage is beautiful and very well equipped. It was lovely to come back to after long walks in the hills - so cosy and welcoming." - Ainley Walker

"We have had a lovely few days at Chestnut Cottage to celebrate Christmas. We arrived on Christmas Eve to find the cottage beautifully decorated with a Christmas tree which was a lovely surprise! The kitchen had everything we needed to make a delicious Christmas lunch, and the surrounding countryside was perfect to walk it all off on Boxing Day. Thank you for such a memorable time, we will definitely be back!" - Cram

"The cottage is a real home from home - or in our case - better than home! It has a welcoming atmosphere and we have spent a happy and very comfortable 7 days here. Having fallen in love with the area, we will definitely be back! Thank you for the basket of goodies and the obvious care you take to make everything perfect for us." - Jacques

"A last minute booking and what a lovely surprise at this gorgeous little cottage. Everything we need, immaculately kept and very comfortable. We found some lovely walks, safe for our dog and the village is so sweet and also well kept too! Thanks for providing us with everything we needed in lovely luxury, and a huge thanks for the wonderful hamper, what a great welcome gift. We would love to come back again!" - Harland

"We have had a great time at Chestnut Cottage. The cottage exceeded our expectations. We had a great nights sleep in the very comfortable beds with the crisp cotton sheets. An outstanding cottage in beautiful countryside and we plan to return next year." - Dadda

"Beautiful cottage in the perfect location. Well done for all the finishing touches, they make the difference and add a special quality. The dogs loved it too." - Du Rose

"Cottage is wonderful, cosy, comfortable with it's enclosed garden. It was just perfect. Yetholm people are so friendly and chatty. Hope to return some point in the future!" - Wilkes

"What a find! We have had such a great few days. A great base for so many places. There are a lot of good walks from the cottage. Great to have a properly fenced 'dog proof' garden. The cottage itself is perfection. As a person who is 'detail focused' myself, it ticks every box! It's beautifully modernised, a modern twist with traditional touches too. The bedding and towels are very much appreciated too. We will be back! Thank you for having us." - Conquest

"I would like to say on behalf of myself, wife and young cocker spaniel, we had a great weeks stay in Town Yetholm, and of course Chestnut Cottage, the property is immaculate, and we could not have hoped for anything better. The borders are a beautiful place and we enjoyed the places we visited. This cottage has everything, we couldn't have wanted more, from the beautiful back garden that Alfie our young cocker spaniel loved, us with our al fresco dining (the weather was very good), and the very well equipped kitchen, with all mod cons, to the lovely bedroom, where we had a great nights sleep in the crisp cotton sheets, and very very comfortable bed, very welcome after a hard days walking in the hills. The bathroom completed this lovely cottage, with a very nice shower. The location is excellent, very handy for all the lovely towns around the borders. All in all, we have had a very good weeks holiday, and as a big surprise to us, our first full day, Saturday, we witnessed the finish of the Kelso Laddies Rideout, which was a real treat, we have never seen anything like it. Chestnut Cottage & Town Yetholm, 10/10." - Franklin

"We had a lovely stay in Chestnut Cottage which is very well appointed and relaxing. This is the first time we have used Crabtree & Crabtree and will certainly use you again the quality and standard of accommodation is very high as is the level of service from yourselves. Well done from a very satisfied customer." - Parker