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Lux cottage 3 beds 3 baths, dog friendly, WIFI, mountain biking, activity centre

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Rural idyll close to amenities sleeping 8; 3 beds 3 baths secure ground

Yethouse is a large farmhouse with loads of space for friends and families to relax, unwind and recharge. Surrounded by stunning views and sitting in its own gardens makes it secure for dogs and children!

It has a large lounge with access to the garden and patio, TV, library of books, CD's and DVD's as well as board games and a real fire. The parlour also has a TV and a real fire and is handy to offload the kids when you want some quiet time!

The large kitchen/diner is fully equipped with dishwasher, washing machine/tumble dryer and large family fridge freezer. The electric range has 2 large ovens and is easy to use. The dining room next door can easily seat 8 in comfort and there are posh crocks to use if you are planning a special occasion - or book the caterers!

Bedrooms - the master has a king size bed with en suite bathroom, roll top bath and shower. The Captains room can be a super king double plus 2 singles or all singles, it has use of the family bathroom. The Maids room, accessible via its own staircase, can be single or a super king double. It has use of the downstairs showroom. All linens and towels are provided. Please indicate how you wish your rooms to be made up on your booking form.

Outside you will find mature gardens and stunning views, you can chase the sun around the house depending on what time of say you choose to sit outside. There is outdoor seating and a BBQ provided as well as a secure lock up for bikes and rods. There is also an outdoor tap for bike wash. Bring your own rags!

Yethouse has an activity centre as its neighbours, about half a mile away. There you can your family can enjoy a full days activity. choose from abseiling, the zip wire, swimming, rope walking, kyacking and loads more. Yethouse has a preferential deal for guests, details will be provided with your booking and all activity must be booked in advance of your stay to avoid disappointment. The village has a new pump track and skills area making the 7stanes mountain biking trails a real must to visit.

If all of that is too strenuous enjoy the beautiful walks in our forests and surrounding hillsides. Views are spectacular, on a clear day you can see the Solway to the Pentlands from Langholm moor. We are surrounded with quiet roads making driving and road cycling a joy. Our local history can be studied at the village heritage centre, a trip to Hermitage Castle our local landmark is a must.

Kiedler Water and Forest Park, and the Northumberland National Park neighbour our forest. There you will find even more walks and MTB and cycling trails as well as dark skies, osprey watch and birds of prey centre as well as water sports and boating.

Hadrian's wall is also well worth a day trip, the views and the experience of walking in ancient footsteps are truly memorable, the kids can join in Viking games and don armor if you pick the right places to go.

More Details

Barbara Elborn
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2017

About Barbara Elborn

We live at the Bastle next door to the farmhouse, Yethouse has been our home since 2000. The farmhouse has been a self catering property since 2009 and since that time we have welcomed over 250 groups and 1200 people as well as many 4 legged friends! We look forward to welcoming you to stay and experience a beautiful part of the country often overlooked which is part of its charm!

Barbara Elborn purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Barbara Elborn chose Newcastleton

It is off the beaten track but still close to all the village amenities; village shops, the post office, the pubs, cafes and restaurants but its people that make places and our Copshaw folk are truly the best people you are ever likely to meet.

What makes this cottage unique

Yethouse is a rural, peaceful idyll with stunning views from any direction. A place where you can truly recharge your batteries and spend family time together doing things that create memories to look back on and enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I had a wonderful stay at Yethouse. Yethouse is very spacious with a large well equipped kitchen, large lounge with log burning fire which had wonderful views, 3 very large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and another lounge so there is more than enough space for everyone. Our weather was lovely when we arrived, early evening sunshine which allowed us to take in the beautiful setting. My little dog was in his glory chasing rabbits around the garden - think the rabbits are used to they continually outwitted him! Barbara was very welcoming and showed us around the house (its huge!) and advised that she was readily available if we had any problems. Barbara is also an excellent baker and her lemon drizzle cake went down a treat with a cup of tea in front of the log fire. The Grapes Hotel in town was excellent place to eat, it allows dogs in the bar area and even has doggy treats for them. The weather changed and it became rainy and snowy - but this meant more time around the log fire much to my delight...there were a bounty of board games available to play as well as loads of CD's and DVD's to keep all occupied. A thoroughly relaxing and recharging time was had by all of us and I look forward to our next visit to Yethouse. Barbara - I commend you on Yethouse, you have a beautifully property, spotless and very very well equipped to accommodate even the biggest of children, thank you for the cake (it was yummy. I will be recommending you to everyone! Hope to return very soon
Apr 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Newcastleton in Scottish Borders

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master en suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Family - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Maids - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All towels provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , hairdryer, trouser press
    Captains - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Can be 4 singles or a large family room
    Maids - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , or can be singles, accessed via its own staircase
  • All linens provided
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Amazing countryside home in Scotland!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation and home was a dream come true!!! The home is just beautiful and Barbara and Paul were very hospitable. They even greeted us with a lemon cake which was delucious. I loved my morning coffe time gazing at the magnificent countryside! A wonderful place to walk or bike ride. I hope to go back some day!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hast ye back! B
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A little gem in the Scottish Borders

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful stay was had by our two families at this extremely comfortable, welcoming and well-equipped cottage. The location itself is faultless as it benefits from spectacular scenery during the day (we saw real Scotch mist on our last morning!), amazing dark skies at night and it is remote enough to be private and quiet but close enough to the nearest town to walk there. The town itself provides for all your basic need as there is a Spar, an excellent butchers, nice bakers and a great pub with a pool table which was very welcoming and the kids loved.

Everything in the cottage is high quality with sumptuous beds, lovely sofas, beautiful carpets and curtains and top of the range equipment; a brilliant 3D TV and a huge range cooker just for starters! And even though it is luxurious, it still feels homely and somewhere you can relax.

The owners have definitely thought of everything so as well as the quality feel to everything, there are loads of finishing 'touches' that are often overlooked in self catering cottages so e.g. they provide salt and pepper, cooking oil, loads of pots and pans and even a posh dinner service! There was also a homemade lemon drizzle cake to greet us on arrival.

There is loads to do locally and we feel we only scratched the surface. We had trips out to Kielder Water to Leaplish with its outdoor play area, swimming pool, sauna and steam and the kids loved the free bouncy pillow and also a brilliant day at Rock UK which is literally on the door step. This involved the zip wire, high ropes and canoeing as well as more swimming in a private session in their pool and finished off with a lovely meal at The Grapes pub.

We will be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! Thank you guys for giving great feedback. So pleased that you all enjoyed your stay and the kids loved their experience. Delighted also that Yethouse weaved her spell over you all and you enjoyed the house and grounds. Our scenery is stunning we love living here too! We look forward to welcoming you all back in the future. Best wishes B
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July 2017 -

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful the area peaceful and tranquil . I would highly recommend. Barbara was lovely and upon our arrival had made a lemon cake! This was a much welcome treat after our travels. We ordered food from the local cafe which was brought to the house every evening so we didn't even need to cook! A lovely stay. You will not be disappointed.

Rock adventure just up the road is a must.

Thank you!

Jo and Neal (40's) with Grandma and 4 teenagers and a 1 dog.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous comments. Delighted you enjoyed all the hospitality! Best wishes to all for the rest of the summer. Hope to welcome you back again in the future. B
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Well equipped welcoming a great get away from it all place

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely well equipped and loads of room for a big family or two to roam around.The garden is great too with great views down to the village.The village itself is great once you get your bearings great food at the copshaw kitchen and the butchers has the best sausage rolls and steak pie I have ever tasted they went down a storm .The beds were all very comfortable and and the towels and linen were all first class.I would recommend Rock UK just a 10 minute walk away great for swimming just phone or pop in and book all in all a great holiday especially if you are outdoorsy although we are not but had a great break thanks Barbara the lemon drizzle cake was fab

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review for us, much-appreciated. Newcastleton is only a wee village; Copshaw folk make the place what it is adding to all your memories. We are very lucky to have such wonderful local businesses who deliver great service and value. Delighted you all enjoyed the house and the local facilities. Haste ye back! Best wishes to all B
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Fantastic setting, well set up for a group of cyclists. The homemade cake was pretty good too!

  • 5 of 5

As a group of cyclists we have, over the years stayed in a wide range of holiday cottages and other accommodation whilst atttending rides, races and other events throughout Northern England, Wales and Scotland. I have to say Yethouse was up there with some of the best.

Spacious, warm, clean and comfortable we felt right at home from the start. We were alll very impresssed by the freshly baked homemade lemon drizzle cake provided by Barbara the owner, just the thing for a bunch of hungry cyclists! The large kitchen and dining room gave us plenty of space to sit around to eat and also discuss our weekend's adventures.

Yethouse was our base for the Dirty Reiver gravel cycling event, held in nearby Kielder Forest. As we were only staying Friday afternoon to Sunday morning, and would be out riding for much of that time, it was almost a shame that we didn't spend more time in the house. Otherwise I'm sure we would have made use of the wonderful garden, with its extensive views across Liddesdale. Had the weather been less agreeable too the wide screen TV's, large music collection and library would have seen some use. However as it was the event on Saturday and the fact that the 7 Stanes cycle trails are virtually on the doorstep kept us more than entertained for almost the entire weekend.

I should also say that Barbara the was more than accommodating, allowing us a delayed departure time on Sunday so we could get a quick lap of the trails done first thing, and then return to Yethouse for a shower before the long drive home.

With 3 bathrooms Yethouse was very well set up for dusty cyclists (the unusually dry conditions meant almost an entire absence of mud on the local trails), so there was minimal waiting for post ride baths/showers, and plenty of hot water too. Bedrooms were all sizeable and beds comfy. Despite Barbara's initial concerns that the "Captain's Room" was only usually used for children it accommodated four adults in single beds with space to spare.

The only drawback to the property from our perspective was the slightly limited parking, although I realise that as a group with 2 vans and 2 cars this was possibly a issue fairly unique to us. Again Barbara was most helpful in advising about where to park to avoid causing an obstruction in the narrow drive area.

All in all Yethouse was a great property and well suited to our needs, I would certainly consider booking once more when we return to the area for Dirty Reiver 2018.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to post a review and for being so generous with your feedback, it is always rewarding to know our efforts are appreciated...come back for longer next time and enjoy all the facilities! We look forward to welcoming you back next year. B
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A little bit of heaven in the Scottish Borders

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Yethouse; the fact that we returned and have booked a third visit says it all really. Both visits - family of six plus two dogs & just us two plus two dogs - were equally memorable.

Yethouse itself is a stunning 'home from home'. It is furnished with lovely, oversized furniture yet retains a comfy, farmhouse feel which has, undoubtedly, taken a lot of thought to create.

Walking out of the door, you could be the only people in the world, it is so peaceful. Only a short car ride away, though, is the village of Newcastleton, with its cosy pubs and cafes with superb food and treats.

On both occasions, we arranged a Tesco shop to be delivered and this worked well. The kitchen is well-stocked with pots, pans and cooking utensils and a great range on which to cook. There is also a dishwasher and washer/dryer.

Dining is either at the kitchen table (which we used, just being the two of us) or at the big, grand dining table (great for family dining); there are also two sets of crockery - for formal and informal dining!

There are two living rooms, although we only used the main one on both occasions. The main lounge has a log burner, which is very welcome after a day out walking, and a door leading out to a secure back garden with the most stunning views. When we return, as a family, in April, we are looking forward to using the new patio area, currently under construction. Designed to take advantage of the incredible view, I can see that it is going to be difficult to tear ourselves away and go out!

There are TVs - 3D, I believe, but this is a house to enjoy one another's company, warm ones feet in front of the fire and enjoy a glass of something whilst unwinding. There is also a large stock of board games.

Whilst we were happy to walk with the dogs, exploring the forest, walks and local landmarks this time, we booked three visit to Rock UK when here with the family. It is well worth a visit and has something for everyone (even the dogs could 'join in' with canoeing!)

In our experience (and reading other reviews, other people's too), there is always a warm and personal welcome at Yethouse. Barbara and Paul have worked hard to create an unforgettable place so that others can enjoy the Scottish Borders, regroup with family and friends, and revitalise body and mind before heading back to the rat race. We would like to say thank you to the Elborns for allowing us to share their little bit of heaven; we look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to see you both again. Wow! Thank you very much for taking time to post such fab things about the house and the area. We love living here, and enjoy sharing it with others. It was lovely to have you back, we look forward to showing you the new garden and patio next year! Best wishes to all. B
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Edinburgh, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester
Nearest Barpub
Newcastleton village, The Trap
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
Newcastleton village
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Gretna or Carlisle
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Newcastleton village
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Solway Firth
Car: necessary

Newcastleton is a small rural village located in southern Scotland close to the English counties of Cumberland and Northumberland. Our location, albeit rural is only 30 minutes from the main M6/M74 corridor making it easy for those travelling from North and South to find us.

There is loads to see and do during your stay, our neighbours are Rock UK activity Centre where great family days out are really affordable as well as mountain bike trails and forest walks - all from your door step!

The village is fortunate to have a vibrant social life and has 2 cafes, 2 pub and 2 hotels. They are open all year and delicious food can be got till 9pm most evenings but if not a take away!

We also have a world class butcher, a baker, a corner shop and a Spar as well as a hardware store for all those little incidentals.

Bike hire, golf, fishing and tennis is all available in the village. The swimming pool can booked for private hire for £20 pr hour - a must if you want a relaxing time with the family.

Kielder Water and Forest Park as well as the Northumberland National Park are 30 mins away. A night at the observatory is a must but you can just walk into the forest and look at our dark skies! Kielder also boasts ans activity centre, a water complex and boating, birds of prey and lots of other activities throughout the year.

You will find much more info on our web site to tempt you.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Newcastleton, Scotland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Jan - Mar 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mar - Jun 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Jun - Jul 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer Hols
21 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sep - Oct 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Oct Half Term
13 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nov - Dec 2018
3 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year 2018/19
29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Cot with linens £20
Cot £0
Pet Fee £20
Tax Rate 20.0%

Rates shown are for 7 nights and 2 night weekend breaks. Please check up to date rate info and offers on our web site. Arrival is normally 3 pm, departure 10 am unless otherwise agreed. Well behaved dogs are welcome but they must be kept under control as we are surrounded by livestock. There is a secure lock up for bikes and rods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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