Idyllic thatched holiday cottage in the Scottish Borders
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Coastal Towns and Villages/Beaches: Spittal, Scremerston, Eyemouth, Cocklawburn, Coldingham and St Abbs are all within easy reach and provide a great day out. Whether you are on your own, or have children or dogs - there's fun to be had. We always enjoy a wander up the high street in Berwick-Upon-Tweed and having a mooch in the many antique shops. Rock-pooling is a favourite for our little boy at Cocklawburn too and Pot a Doodle Do craft centre is a must for the children. Seahouses is a pretty little town and from the harbour you can get a boat to Holy Island to view the Puffins and Seals. A trip to Eyemouth is also worth it for the fish & chips alone! At the harbour here, you can feed the seals and watch them work for their fish! St Abbs (New Asgard) is where they filmed Avengers Endgame. The imposing St Abbs House, which overlooks the sea, stood in for Thor's fictional pub The Cormorant and Tun, which in the film serves Haggis and Cullen Skink!
Edinburgh : is only a train journey away or a car trip at just over the hour. There are many wonderful things to see and do here. Princes Street Gardens, Royal Botanical Gardens, Camera Obscura, National Museum, St Mary's Close, Edinburgh Zoo - the list is endless. Portobello is not too far either, where you will find a lovely beach and market.
Castles and Country Houses: Scotland is simply stunning and has an abundance of these. Floors Castle, Abbotsford House, Paxton House, Drybury Abbey, Jedburgh Castle, Hume Castle, Norham Castle, Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle (where you can explore the fantastical world of Harry Potter and Hogwarts), Thirlstane Castle, Mellerstain House.
Yetholm itself : from the doorstep of Rowantree Cottage, you will find many walks. St Cuthberts Way is infamous so go explore! We also have Yetholm Loch located at Lochside, which is a nature reserve. There is a bird hide on the route and you can record what you see in a book there. If you are lucky, you may also see the odd otter or two! Watch out for the special rare breed sheep, who wander freely on the path! No dogs allowed. You can also take a fishing boat out on the loch by prior permission. Day ticket applies and fishing licence required.
There is so much to see and do in the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. Rowantree Cottage is the perfect base to do everything and your tranquil haven at the end of a busy day.