This private and self-contained wing of a beautiful Victorian country house is ideal for family gatherings and parties. It is the perfect base for exploring Northumberland and the Scottish Borders with its fine beaches, historic buildings and stunning scenery. This bright southfacing house overlooks its own secluded garden complete with barbecue, garden furniture, badminton and a large private hot tub for relaxing in, or for family and friends to splash wildly in. Yetholm Loch lies against a back drop of green rounded hills. The surrounding parkland grazes horses, unusual brown feral sheep and magnificent horned White Park cattle.
Inside, you can enjoy the comfort of soft sofas surrounded by period furniture and paintings, an impressive library of around 3000 books, a chest full of toys, two open fires, a grand piano, Wi-Fi, Satellite television and a DVD player. There’s a special place for everyone in this spacious house. The well-equipped kitchen has an Aga and a large dining table. Adding to the fun of staying at Lochside Garden House is the treehouse, reached by a rope bridge and descended by a spiral slide, designed for adventurous children and adults. An adjacent barn houses a shared snooker table and the lawns of Lochside House provide space for family fun.
The Yetholm Loch wildlife reserve can be reached along beautiful woodland walks and is home to many species of birds and animals. If you are lucky you may see an osprey swooping down to catch a fish or an otter playing in the sunshine. There is a family boat which guests are welcome to use for fishing or for the fun of rowing surrounded by wonderful scenery. Pony rides for younger children are often available too.
The village of Yetholm is a couple of miles away with pubs, garage, butcher, grocery store and post office. Kelso is only 7 miles away with supermarkets and a wide range of shops. Edinburgh and Alnwick with its famous gardens are about an hours drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
Accommodation Details Ground Floor:
Hallway: With grand piano.
Living room 1: With open fire, Satellite TV, DVD player, CD player and extensive library of books.
Living room 2.
Kitchen/dining area: With Aga, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With 2ft 6in single bed leading to...
Bedroom 3: With half tester double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 4: With four poster double bed and single bed.
Bedroom 5: With 2ft 6in twin beds.
Bedroom 6: With 2ft 6in twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet. Facilities Bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Biomass central heating, electricity, oil Aga, logs for open fires and hot tub (£160 per week, £85 per short break Oct-Mar, £110 per week, £60 per short break Apr-Sep). Cot and highchair. Shared snooker room. Large garden with patio, garden furniture, private hot tub and BBQ. Badminton. Parking. No smoking. Please note: There are steep drops in the grounds.