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“"Exceeded expectations" 11/10!”
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Newcastleton, Borders, Scotland

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Bob O
Orillia, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“"Exceeded expectations" 11/10!”
Reviewed 9 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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As soon as we saw the lemon cake and 6 beers as a welcome package we knew we'd come to the right spot. The comfort level of the farmhouse is a definite plus, from the plush beds to the comfy pillows to the over-stuffed chairs, to the log fireplace on a chilly evening to the well-stocked library. We tried to find something to complain about (!!) but there was absolutely nothing that would come to mind!

Barbara was always available to help with local knowledge, and although she's not a cyclist, she was well-versed in a cyclist's needs, from local O/S maps to routes; we were never wanting!

The small town's a gem, with good shops and pub grub at The Grapes, and Langholm is only a few kms away if you need a change of pace.

To summarise; a top-notch place. We'll be there again!

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Liked best: Everything. A very cosy, reaxing place
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
13 Sep 2013
Thank you for your very kind words, much appreciated. Delighted that you enjoyed Yethouse, she does have a way of enveloping everyone in her comfort blanket! Next time you cross the pond please do look us up, best wishes to all, Regards B
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Rubypatch
South Shields
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Extremely high quality, spacious farmhouse in a beautiful area”
Reviewed 24 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Prior to arriving at Yethouse, the communication from Barbara was excellent. We received a lot of additional information regarding both the village and its amenities and also attractions in the local area. It is always appreciated when the owner of an accommodation is a good communicator.

On arrival, we were greeted by Barbara and given a tour of the house, and a lovely lemon drizzle cake. Although the website shows the house well, the reality is even better. The house is spacious and furnished to a very high standard with an especially lovely kitchen. The two living rooms are both comfortable and, along with the large dining room, provide ample living accommodation for the 3 generations in our family group.

The bedrooms and bathrooms were great sizes and all the beds were wonderfully comfortable. Barbara has really gone above and beyond our expectations with the provision of toiletries in the bathrooms, the extensive range of equipment in the kitchen and the hundreds of books, CDs, DVDs and board games in the library. The wifi and 3DHD tv were also a great bonus.

The house is surrounded by gardens with views across the valley. As we had already had an active week in the Lakes before arriving at Yethouse we just wanted a relaxing week and that is what we got! However, the house is ideal for an active holiday with its proximity to the 7 Stanes mountain biking trails and also Rock UK.

The village looks small but both cafes and The Grapes Hotel do delicious meals and the butchers shop stocks very high quality meat as well as veg and frozen meals. We found everyone to be really friendly and helpful.

I would certainly recommend this lovely house to couples and families for either a relaxing or active holiday in a beautiful area. We will definitely be back!

PS we normally do not book accommodations that allow pets (as we have had bad experiences in the past) but this one is so scrupulously clean you would never know that it welcomes visitors' dogs. You should definitely not allow this to put you off.

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Liked best: The kitchen and the garden
Liked least: That we only booked for a week!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Aug 2013
Thank you for taking time to write a review, it is lovely to read that all our hard work is appreciated. I have passed on your comments to the cleaning crew, they were very pleased, they dont often get a mention! Sounds like you sampled all our local delights. The village is just perfect... the icing on the cake and why we love living here. Hope to see you all again, best wishes B
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Venlo, The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
2
people found this review helpful

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Liked best: All aspects
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
31 Jul 2013
Thank you all for coming, glad you enjoyed the house and all our surroundings. Best wishes for the rest of the summer - here is hoping that Netherlands is as sunny as the Scottish Borders!
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Dennyloanhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The horseflies
Travelling group: Other
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Management Response
18 Jul 2013
It was lovely to see you all again, delighted you have already booked for next year. Cannot promise the blazing hot weather but you can definitely be assured of a warm welcome!Bxx
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Munlochy, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013
2
people found this review helpful

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Liked best: the curlews and snipe calling
Liked least: nothing to record
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Apr 2013
Glad you found us. Yethouse positioning is 'middle of nowhere, centre of everywhere' and it seems we lived up to that in your case. Thanks for making time to post a review we very much appreciate it. B
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013
2
people found this review helpful

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Liked best: Tea & cake in front of the log-burning fire.
Liked least: The HD TV's picture was so detailed it made TV sets look like sets, so that Buffy the Vampire Slayer no longer looked real!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Apr 2013
Lovely to have you back, thank you for coming. We are delighted that you liked the upgrade, its always difficult to retain the character of an old house but give it all the mods cons you'd expect, sounds like we've achieved that. Glad my baking is still up to scratch! Thanks again for taking time to post a review, much appreciated. B
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Reviewed 6 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013
2
people found this review helpful

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
7 Apr 2013
No wonder we didn't see much of you all, you certainly packed a lot in! Very pleased Yethouse met your expectations we love it when the perfect combination comes together; location, facilities and hospitality, it's what spending precious time off is all about. Thanks for finding us and for your very generous comments. We look forward to welcoming you all back again next year. B
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