The Yetholm Hayloft

Town Yetholm, Kelso, Scottish Borders
Self-catering
+44 (0)7803 087007
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From
£140 - £160
per night
From
£980 - £1120
per week

A peaceful, romantic village escape for couples, plus a babe-in-arms, attached to the welcoming owners' home in the Scottish Borders

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

Babies welcome

£140 - £160 per night

£980 - £1120 per week

The Experience

Love and care have been lavished on this bolthole with plenty of attention given to the little details: homemade bread and other breakfast goodies, games, cookery books, an iPod full of tunes. Cook a delicious meal in the neat kitchen, throw some logs on the fire, and take a long soak in the bedroom roll top tub.

You’re in a small, thriving village with a community shop and a twice-weekly pop up café in the village hall – perfect for a slice of homemade cake after a long ramble. The walking all around is fantastic: hop on the Pennine Way; hike the craggy hillsides, forests and heather-strewn fields of St Cuthbert’s Way and the Cheviots that pass through Northumberland National Park; visit the market town of Kelso on the banks of the river Tweed.

With your own entrance, up a small lane, you’ll feel nicely private. Sip your coffee in the outdoor seating spot to plan your day: perhaps a trip to Holy Island then back for a pint in one of two pubs.

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We think you'll love

  • Striding out for stunning, varied walks straight from the door
  • Escaping city life at this romantic, cosy cottage for two
  • Being in a village and walking to the pub for supper when you don't feel like cooking
The Yetholm Hayloft - Gallery

You should know

  • The staircase to the mezzanine bedroom is narrow
  • The loo and shower are downstairs
  • No children but babes-in-arms welcome

Essentials

  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Pricing

Nightly price
from £140
Weekly price
from £980
1 Hayloft for 2
From £1401 bed1 bedroom

Information

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 4 nights over New Years Eve.
Closed
February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Breakfast welcome pack included: homemade bread, milk, jam, butter, porridge. Walking distance to 2 pubs.

Reviews

The Hayloft is practically perfect in every way. It was warm and cosy and extremely well equipped. The wood burning stove, portable speaker and electric blanket were very much appreciated.

Tamara, London

A fabulous little bolthole in a beautiful part of the country! The Hayloft has definitely been created with real consideration to the guest experience by friendly and welcoming hosts Jane and Steve. We had a fantastically relaxing and restorative stay, enjoying every aspect of comfort on offer, from the cosy log-burner to the luxurious free-standing bath and the generous and thoughtful breakfast pack. The tranquil village and stunning local landscape provide endless opportunities for gentle walks, more challenging hikes and visits to a range of historical and cultural attractions.

Helen, Eyemouth

Absolutely lovely cottage, full of character and quality and with fantastic attention to detail. We have stayed in many Sawdays recommendations and this is one of the very best. In the middle of marvellous walking country, straight from the door. Hosts Steve and Jane could not do enough to make us comfortable. We definitely hope to be back!

Lionel, London

Easy to see why the Hayloft has won a Sawday's award, we very much enjoyed our stay at the Hayloft which has got the mix of traditional styling with modern comforts just right. Very comfortable big bed and enjoyable long soaks in the free standing bath. Steve and Jane were very welcoming and gave us tips on where to visit. Steve seemed very knowledgeable on the local pubs!

Alan, Guildford

We had a great stay at the Hayloft. It was finished to a very high standard and had everything we could have needed! The breakfast left for us was a lovely touch. We wouldn’t hesitate to return and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing stay in The Borders! Steve was very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay.

Lisa, Aberdeen

Beautiful cottage with very well equipped kitchen. Lovely design features throughout the cottage. Lots of maps and books about the local area. The community shop in the village is very well stocked for all essentials where you can buy excellent fresh local bread.

Alan, Durham

We had a fantastic stay at The Hayloft. An exceptionally appointed cottage in a great location. Steve & Jane were first class hosts and extremely accommodating in every way. They had thought of everything and more. Yetholm welcomed us as locals; we found the village centrally placed for lots to see and do. Being at the very end of the Pennine Way the views are stunning. We will be back, we still need to see attractions we didn't have the time for and we definitely want to walk up the hill across the road from the Hayloft. Thanks Steve and Jane, you were great.

Bev, Lytham St. Annes

Perfect for a relaxing holiday. Everything had been so well thought out from the homemade bread for breakfast to suggestions for walks from the front door. We enjoyed being able to walk to the pub (either across the road or in Kirk Yetholm) and made use of the community shop. Friendly hosts and locals, plenty of places to explore in an unspoilt area - we’d love to come again!

Susan, Woodbridge , Suffolk

Absolute perfection! The cottage was spotless and beautifully decorated. Room to move about and every detail considered with the comfort of the guest top of mind. Town Yetholm was the perfect base for walks right out the door, surrounded by the Cheviot Hills. We stayed for a week and hiked a different area each day. Close to historic sites but without the bustle of the larger villages. Steve and Jane were the ultimate hosts, but more importantly just great people. We loved our stay.

Cynthia, Virginia, United States

No expense spared on decore it was classy and comfortable- they even had a music system with nano mini which had a wonderful play list - will definitely be back

Lesley, Durham

A wonderful, stylish conversion with everything you could want for a few nights stay.

Jane, Derby

My husband and I had a fantastic time at the hayloft town yetholm, Steve and Jane are very welcoming, with everything you need for your stay, such a beautiful house, lovely village with fantastic views x

Jane, Glasgow

The Hayloft is the most idyllic place to stay. Set in a tranquil and stunning location in the Borders, the Hayloft itself wants for nothing. The attention to detail and gorgeous interior makes a stay at the Hayloft a complete delight and treat. Steve and Jane are wonderful hosts - attentive and thoughtful whilst leaving you to relax and unwind. Really helpful walking maps of the local area were a huge hit. Will definitely return for more rural detoxing.

Sam, London

We had a wonderful two night stay at this newly refurbished hayloft. The accommodation had everything and more that you require for your stay. It is situated in a lovely friendly village with a pub just yards away and for away days you are less than an hour away from the stunning Northumberland coastline and its many castles and about an hour and half to Edinburgh. Though we did not do any walks the surrounding countryside is spectacular. Highly recommend.

Steve, Brighton

A wonderful spot from which to stride out upon on glorious walks for miles - use The Hayloft as a stop on St Cuthbert's Way to Holy Island, at the end of The Pennine Way or for rambling through the Northumberland National Park - you are spoilt for choice here and this place is a lovely haven for two. Steve and Jane have thought of everything to make a stay here as special as possible.

Lillie, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The village is peaceful and has a real sense of community, you can nip to the pub for a drink or the shop for supplies without getting in the car. You're just over the border from Northumberland National Park (40-minutes on foot to reach it), home to the stunning Cheviots hill range, clear rivers, endless forests and some of the finest dark skies in Europe. You've easy access to the Pennine Way, St Cuthbert's Way, and the coast is under an hour.

Local points of interest from Steve & Jane Mitchell

  • Head out on St Cuthbert's Way through the village and up to the National Park - it weaves through forest, meadows, over hills to the little town of Wooler, then over to Lindisfarne. Start in Melrose and be with us at the end of the 2nd day.
  • Kelso is a sweet little market town, about a 15-minute drive (or bus ride) away, for cafés, delis, independents, bakeries, pubs, lovely shops and the beautiful Tweed River meandering through. Watch the world go by with a homemade gelato on the square...
  • Bamburgh is a pretty little village on the coast, set around the cricket green, and famous for the magnificent castle - only a 50-min drive away. Lindisfarne is also a must-see on Holy Island - the walled Gertrude Jekyll garden is wonderful.
  • For a sandy day out head to Coldingham, about 50 mins by car - a beautiful little sandy bay on the east coast. Or a little further north and you'll reach Edinburgh - there's a brilliant antiques place at Drum Farm just south of the city.
  • Yetholm is home to 2 pubs - The Border (in Kirk Yetholm) and The Plough (opposite), each with a sunny terrace looking out onto the village greens. Lovely for a crisp local ale after striding through the hills.
  • Floors Castle in Kelso - the largest inhabited house in Scotland - is a gorgeous day out. Wander around their walled gardens, through the woodlands, hop on the cycle trail. Or visit the delightful the Monteviot House & Gardens, a 25-min drive away.

Introducing

Steve & Jane Mitchell

In 2021, after their three daughters had flown the nest, Steve and Jane moved from Shropshire to the Borders. They happened upon Kelso as part of their search and fell in love with the area. Their home, Swan House, was a hotel until the 80s and The Hayloft was originally a stables. They've worked hard restoring the place: sourcing handmade tiles, filling it with art, hand sewing cushions and more.