Pennine Way Cottage
Set high on the hillside with fantastic views across the Cheviots, the location of Pennine Way Cottage is an absolute treat.
With fantastic views across the Cheviots
Sitting in a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you can stride out across heathery hillsides and soak up glorious skies and spectacular sunsets, yet a leisurely half mile walk will take you to the dog-friendly village pub where you will find a roaring fire, good food and a fine real ale.
As the first house in Scotland as walkers leave the Pennine Way, and the last for those leaving Scotland on the path of St. Cuthbert's Way, this cottage will appeal to walkers and nature lovers who will be drawn to its exceptional location, but equally will suit those seeking a quiet, relaxed break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The cottage has been carefully and sympathetically developed by the owners to take full advantage of the views, comprising a series of tiered timber decks with the living space nestled on the middle level. Natural stone, larch cladding and wood are used throughout in keeping with the natural beauty of the surroundings.
The sitting room is warm and comforting with a mix of soft furnishings which take inspiration from the rich, earthy colours of the landscape. A large wood burning stove keeps things toasty when the seasons change and a deep reclining armchair offers the best seat in the house watching the soft morning light and ever-changing colours of the seasons.
Dogs are welcome here and the cottage has a warm, comfortable space with wood burner which is perfect for drying-off the furry members of your party after a day in the great outdoors. This leads into a smart kitchen and dining area with a large feature window and french doors opening up onto the large wooden deck with garden furniture for alfresco dining, as well as a small recessed pond.
It is important to note that access to the cottage is via a series of terraced decks with 25 steps in total down to the entrance and main deck.
Large utility/boot room with wood burning stove, sofa, armchair. Washing machine and hanging space. Pulley for drying outdoor gear. This area is ideal for dogs sleeping and drying off.
Kitchen/dining with electric oven, ceramic hob, integrated fridge with small freezer compartment and microwave. Please note there is no dishwasher or freezer. Dining space with seating for four. Wonderful views and French doors leading out to the decked terrace.
Sitting room (3 steps down) with large sofa, recliner armchair, wood burning stove, writing desk, Smart TV and DVD player. Selection of books, games and DVDs.
Bedroom with zip and link bed which can be configured to 6’ super king or 3’ twin as required, side tables, wardrobe, dressing table.
Bathroom with corner shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
The outside space is a series of decked terraces leading down to a lawned garden. This includes a bench and rocker on the first terrace with garden furniture and BBQ on the second terrace. There is a small recessed pond with a protective guard for safety. The hilled terrace and field surrounding the cottage can be used for exercising dogs. A gate is in place on the middle deck of the property which will dog-proof the area up to the main access gate. The lawned garden on the lower level leads onto woodland and a small field which is enclosed using a combination of traditional wood and wired fencing but we cannot guarantee that this is fully dog proofed.
There is off-road parking for two/three cars just off the main access road.
Babies & Children
Due to the configuration of the cottage and decked terraces, it is not suitable for babies and young children.
Three well-behaved dogs are permitted with others considered on request. They must be kept to the utility/boot room until clean and dry and for sleeping, and then restricted to the uncarpeted areas of the property. Access into the sitting room and bedroom is not permitted.
High quality linen and goose down duvets are provided. Towels are supplied along with guest toiletries. A hairdryer is available.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is variable depending on the network. Vodafone and Orange are best.
Electric heating throughout the property which is thermostatically controlled. Wood burning stove in the sitting room and utility/boot room with logs supplied. Underfloor heating in the bathroom.
The cottage is detached and benefits from a private location and is not overlooked.
The thriving village of Town Yetholm (1 mile) enjoys good local amenities including a post office, an excellent butchers shop, a village pub, small store and tea-room, and for eating-out, you will receive a friendly welcome at the Border Hotel in Kirk Yetholm (0.5 miles) which has an excellent reputation for food using locally sourced produce, as well as a convivial bar and beer garden for sitting-out in the summer months.
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.
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 Ridings.......to 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.
From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.Find Out More
Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.Find Out More
Historic houses and castles
With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.Find Out More
Cycling & mountain biking
Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.Find Out More
Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.Find Out More
Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!Find Out More
Children and families
Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.Find Out More
Shopping, arts and crafts
We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.Find Out More
Museums, galleries and culture
Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.Find Out More
There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.Find Out More
If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
Ancestral history research
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Spas and beauty treatments
Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.Find Out More
Cooks and Chefs
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Babysitting and Nannies
Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
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Beauty and spa treatments
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"A wonderful cottage and a wonderful stay. Facilities in cottage are great, which is always appreciated after a busy day. Wildlife is great, we spent many hours relaxing and observing. So many great walks in the area. Weather was great and we managed some great days out. We would like to visit again, and stay here. The views are brilliant."Ward family
"A beautiful cottage - stunning views and so very peaceful. We've had a really enjoyable stay in this beautiful part of the world... the weather was pretty kind and we were able to enjoy some meals outside with the panoramic views of the hills and the sun setting. Enjoyed walking bits of the Pennine Way, Floors Castle, walking along the Tweed. We'd love to come back soon"Woodfield family
"What a find! Beautiful cottage, very well equipped and tastefully fitted. The views are to die for! Lots of things to do especially in such glorious weather."Handford family
"Perfect location, perfect accommodation, perfect holiday. Weather - 4 seasons in one day, but worth it. Thank you for a great cottage and attention to detail."Connor family
"Thank you - we left restored. I think this may be heaven!"Wogan family
"Well we loved our return visit. So sad to be leaving as could never get sick of that view. Thank you so much again. We just love it here. Perfect."Cross family
"What a perfect place to celebrate our Pearl Wedding Anniversary. The cottage is a credit to the owners - stunning views and location with well thought out outside areas for pooch holidaymakers too. Inside it is a real home from home and so, so comfortable. Lots of little touches and for once, this rental far exceeded our expectations - perfect! Fantastic if you love walking - we have only scratched the surface of days out on the fells. What an amazing week - we certainly would love to return to this little piece of heaven."Sowden family
"We had an amazing time at the cottage. The cottage had everything and more. Spend lots of time outside as the weather allowed. Just stunning views. We have been to many cottages but this was by far the high end and best. From the welcome basket to the toiletries all very thoughtful and much appreciated. Everything had been thought off that a guest might need for their comfort and enjoyment. We felt right at home and the room for the dog made him feel at home too. So thank you so very much and we are already looking at diaries for next year."Reilly family
"I would also like to take the opportunity to thank you all for a most enjoyable stay at Pennine Way Cottage. The accommodation is superb and the views from it spectacular. So despite the adverse weather conditions I had a great time. You are to be congratulated on the very high standard of accommodation you provide and also your excellent service."Whitehouse family
"Pennine Way Cottage was a wonderful place to stay, beautifully presented, well equipped, spacious, everything you need. The icing on the cake was the lovely views from the very comfortable, cosy living room. Sitting looking out at the snow covered hills with the log burner going was a treat. Also great views from the dining area. Would also be great here in warmer weather when you could take advantage of the fabulous decking, glass of wine in hand, enjoying the views and quietness. Pennine Way certainly tickets all the boxes. Peaceful and quert with all the home comforts. Thanks for the welcome gift which was much appreciated. We have been to many holiday cottages and can honestly say that this has been one of the cleanest. Was great to see the deer each morning, once they were even in the garde. Good variety of birds and there are still 13 goldfish. We also saw a pine marten in the garden, that was a first for us. Would highly recommend this wonderful cottage."Norrie family
"What can I say? It was a real gem, fantastic cottage. We had a lovely stay and look forward to booking the property again for 2019. Thank you so much."Golding family
"We had the most fabulous week in the property, the standard of cleanliness was excellent and the attention to detail was amazing, top marks to the cleaning staff and the owners. We definitely will be rebooking and have already recommended the property to my family. Crabtree & Crabtree certainly have some excellent properties on their books."Mr & Mrs Buller
"Wow! What a most beautiful place & a fantastic week with great weather to enjoy all the things we like to do. Walk the footpaths, visit little gems of towns, sit in the sunshine, read a lot and generally relax. We have had a great time visiting an area of Scotland we seemed to have forgotten - we've been everywhere in highlands and lowlands but have to say we have fallen in love with the Borders and all it has to give. Thank you for this gem of a place to stay - we will be back!"Mr & Mrs Fuller
"Pennine Way Cottage is the most stunning property inside and out and the location and views are absolutely breathtaking, I will certainly be revisiting Pennine Way and hopefully soon."Ms Moon
"We loved Pennine Way. As with all the Crabtree cottages we have stayed in the standard was very high. Strongly recommend it for its stunning views, standard of cleanliness and quality of furnishings."Mrs Dickins
"Just wanted to give you some feedback about Pennine Way Cottage. We felt comfortable as soon as we stepped in, the facilities were excellent with everything you would need. And the views!! The views were amazing and the cottage was so warm and peaceful. Truly one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in."Ms Thomas
"Can’t wait to return next year. What more can I say?"Mr & Mrs Warden
"What can we say about Pennine way cottage that probably has not been already said? Fantastic location, amazing views, fully equipped and I mean fully, every thing has been thought of. right down to a dishcloth, a sponge nothing was a miss. The Border is only a 5 min walk from the cottage, great beer, food and staff, dog friendly too. The Plough is 20 minute walk from the cottage in the village of Town Yetholm, good butchers and a great little post office come general store. Bus in to Kelso is great if you fancy trying Scotland's first micro pub. The coast is an easy 40 minute drive away. Walking parts of St Cuthberts way is also from the doorstep, and lots of Pennine Way walkers pass the cottage too. We would love to visit again, maybe in the winter months."Mr Doody
"Pennine Way Cottage was I hoped and some. Remote, fantastic views, a great cosy place to explore the area. Would definitely go back, both in bleak mid-winter to see the hills covered in snow and in the summer, to sit in the garden with a glass of wine and watch life go by."Mr & Mrs Fairless
"Thank you for a wonderful break at the Pennine Way Cottage in Kirk Yetholm. The place was clean warm and very enjoyable. Looking out of the kitchen window at breakfast was lovely. My wife had a lovely birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The pub was very friendly and we had a lovely meal. Please pass on our thanks to the owners for sharing their cottage with us."Anderson Party
- Three dogs are welcome. More dogs may be considered on request.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Striding out across heathery hillsides and soaking up glorious skies, fantastic scenery, spectacular sunsets and magical starry skies."Angie, Crabtree & Crabtree