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

Bedrooms 3
Space 21,527 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

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, the 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 set up on your booking form.

Outside you will find mature gardens and stunning views, you can chase the sun around the house depending on the time of day. There is outdoor seating area and a BBQ provided as well as a secure lock up for bikes and rods. There is also bike wash, bring your own rags!

Yethouse has an activity centre as its neighbours,. There you can enjoy a full days activity. Choose from abseiling, the zip wire, swimming, rope walking, kyack, fence, water waltzer and loads more. Yethouse has a preferential deal for guests, provided with your booking. All activity must be booked in advance of your stay to avoid disappointment. The village has a 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 by 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.

Kielder 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 armour if you pick the right places to go.

More Details

Barbara Elborn
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
5 September, 2018

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 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 around the Newcastleton around the Bewcastle

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 21527 sq. ft.
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
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Maids - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master en suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Family - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 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
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Yethouse is rural and remote, 2 miles from the village but everything is walkable; forest, mountain bike trails, village and all local amenities. Yethouse welcomes children and is pet friendly


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average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews

A perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

A delightful property which was very clean and contained everything you would possibly need .All towels bedding etc were of high quality and the enclosed garden was lovely.The host was welcoming and the lemon drizzle cake provided was a nice touch and very tasty. The Yethouse is in beautiful surroundings and it is a lovely walk into the village where there is an excellent butcher as well as some other shops to buy anything you may need .I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing break and we will hopefully return.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, your review is most appreciated. Delighted you enjoyed the house and our stunning surrounds. Enjoyed meeting you all and your four-legged friends. Look forward to a return visit. B
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Lovely house, great setting

  • 4 of 5

We really loved our stay at the Yethouse. Everything you could possibly need was provided, it was the best equipped holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Clean, bright, with lots of space to spread out and fabulous views and walks.

Rock UK was amazing (even though I didn't think it would be my thing at all!), and the local village had enough to be useful - a few shops, a handful of cafes and pubs, with friendly residents.

The only reason I haven't given 5 stars is because if, like us, you have an escape artist of a dog, then the garden isn't fully secure. She isn't a big dog but could easily jump the garden wall in a couple of places, and so had to be kept on lead (or very heavily supervised and distracted). I understand this might not affect many people, but it is one of those things I wish I'd known beforehand.

Overall we had a lovely stay and would heartily recommend if you have a dog who can be trusted!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous cottage, greatest location

  • 5 of 5

Our 7th return to Yethouse - remains our most favourite place to stay. House is a second home - warm, comfortable and everything you need.

Location is perfect - we love walking, trail running and mountain biking without being in madding crowds - Yethouse always delivers.

Barbara and Paul so friendly and welcoming, and Lemon Drizzle is a holiday highlight.

Back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Lovely to see you all again. Delighted you enjoyed your first Christmas with us and even managed to sledge this year! Best wishes for 2018, look forward to your return in 2019. B
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The Yet house is simply a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We have been to the Yet House a few times and hand our heads in shame for not writing a review earlier.

Quite simply if your want somewhere out of the way to relax and rewind with easy access to walking and cycling routes within a car ride to the best of the Lowlands of Scotland, Northumbria and not too far from the North Lakes choose the Yet House.

5 stars will be back again and again and again

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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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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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 are 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 doorstep!

The village is fortunate to have a vibrant social life and has 2 cafes, 1 pub and 2 hotels. They are open all year and delicious food can be got till 9 pm most evenings but if not a takeaway!

We also have a world-class butcher, a baker, a corner shop and a Spar as well as a wee antique shop

Bike hire, golf, fishing and tennis are all available in the village. The swimming pool at Rock UK is available for private hire; £25 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 an 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 website to tempt you.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Newcastleton,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Sep - Oct 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 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 - 3 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Jan 2019
4 Jan 2019 - 8 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Jan - Mar 2019
9 Jan 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
April - June 2019
30 Mar 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept - Oct 2019
7 Sep 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Nov - Dec 2019
2 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2019
21 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year 2019/20
28 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cot with linens £20
Pet Fee £20
Cot £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Rates shown are for 7 nights and 2 or 3 nt weekend breaks. Please check up to date rate info and offers on website. 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. All towels and linens are provided as well as kitchen essentials

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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