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Chestnut Cottage

Town Yetholm, Scottish Borders

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.

Chestnut Cottage

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Overview

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.

Just a hint of retro style

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.

Property details

Ground floor

Open-plan living area with 3 seater sofa and armchair, dining table for 6 guests, log burner with 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 with 4 ring gas hob, single oven, fridge with freezer compartment, half size dishwasher.

Utility room with 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 which can be set up as a super king double or twin as preferred, wardrobe with drawers beneath, dressing table.

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

Outside

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.

Parking

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

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are provided.

Dogs

Up to two well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee of £20 per stay (for one or two dogs). Dogs should be kept to the downstairs, uncarpeted areas of the property only and are not permitted on the furniture.

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.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is available on most networks.

Heating

Wood burning stove in the sitting room with initial supply of logs provided. Electric central heating throughout.

Location

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

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.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

"We had a lovely time in chestnut cottage. It is beautifully appointed & presented. Towels & bed linen excellent. Hamper was a lovely touch. Location great- friendly village, good shop & pubs, good local walks & handy for other borders towns & facilities." 

Dayle & John MacPhail

"Just a quick note to say that we loved our stay at Chestnut Cottage. It was perfect for us and our young fox terrier. Even he wasn't able to get out of the garden - which mean't that we could relax! The owner's attention to detail and 'extra touches' around the house made it feel like a real home from home. We really couldn't have wished for more. Many thanks to all at Crabtree & Crabtree for your help in giving us a great holiday in the Scottish Borders."

Welch family
"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 family

"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 family

"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 family

"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 family

"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 family

"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 family

"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 family

"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 family

"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 family

"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 family

"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 family

"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 family

"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 family

"The cottage was beautiful and would definitely recommend it. The little extras that were left were a bonus."

Ms Dougal
Location In the village of Town Yetholm.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £20 per dog.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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