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Pennine Way Cottage

Yetholm, Scottish Borders

Set high on the hillside with fantastic views across the Cheviots, the location of Pennine Way Cottage is an absolute treat.

Pennine Way Cottage

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Overview

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.

Property details

Ground floor

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.

Outside

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.

Parking

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.

Dogs

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.

Guest amenities

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.

Heating

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.

Guest privacy

The cottage is detached and benefits from a private location and is not overlooked.

Location

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.

Activities

Cycling & mountain biking

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.

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Historic houses and castles

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.

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Walking

Walking

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.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

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.

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Children and families

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.

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Fishing

Fishing

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.

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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

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!

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Shopping, arts and crafts

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.

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Museums, galleries and culture

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.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Spas and beauty treatments

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.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

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.

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Gardens

Gardens

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.

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Golf

Golf

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.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Babysitting and Nannies

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.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"From the moment we walked into the cottage, we felt at home. A fantastic New Year in an immaculate cottage. The location is perfect, endless walks from the doorstep, finishing off at the local dog friendly pub. Very sad to be leaving but will definitely return again."

Winkworth family

"What an absolute treasure! Thank you so much for the beautiful restoration of the cottage; it is perfect both inside and out. We felt at home right away and are very sad to be returning home. We loved the cosy fires, well equipped kitchen and phenomenal views. Our dog loved the garden which looked even more picturesque in the snow. The walks were fantastic! What a magical place for some rest and relaxation! We cannot wait to come back!"

Dixon family

"Beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Everything you need for a great holiday. Despite the mixed weather, we have had a great walking holiday. Will be back again for sure!"

Robertson family

"Everything was fab and top class as regards the service from Crabtree & Crabtree and the quality of the cottage. We will be booking with you guys again!!"

Sherwood family

"The little cottage was stunning indeed. Just couldn't fault one single thing. Like a real live dolls house!! Stunning views and no need to drive for walking. All the outside lights were beautiful. Definitely will go back."

Clark family

"It was amazing - we fell in love with it, didn't want to leave. It's the best one we have stayed in, just perfect and so pleased we are going back."

Cross family

"Amazing cottage, perfect for a cosy break for two! Celebrated our first wedding anniversary here and could not have picked a more relaxing place. The cottage felt like home straight away. Wouldn't hesitate to book again and recommend this beautiful cottage to anyone."

Kemp family

"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

"Pennine Way was again lovely, only wish we were there now."

Nelson 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
Location Rural - 1 mile from Town Yetholm.
Dogs
  • Three dogs are welcome. More dogs may be considered on request.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday or Monday
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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Striding out across heathery hillsides and soaking up glorious skies, fantastic scenery, spectacular sunsets and magical starry skies. The little things we love...
"Striding out across heathery hillsides and soaking up glorious skies, fantastic scenery, spectacular sunsets and magical starry skies."
Angie, Crabtree & Crabtree
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