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The Gypsy Palace - a historic holiday cottage – Home 5698934 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Gypsy Palace - a historic holiday cottage – Home 5698934

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 3
  •  min stay varies

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 44 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Set in the tranquil foothills of the Cheviot Hills and on the edge of Northumberland National Park, Gypsy Palace is a beautiful detached self catering holiday cottage with a fascinating history. Kirk Yetholm, a small conservation village set in the Scottish Borders, was regarded as the home of the gypsies of Scotland and Northern England for over 300 years and Gypsy Palace is famous the world over as the home of the Gypsy Kings and Queens and is known as the 'Smallest Palace in the World'.

Its a really individual building, probably 200 years old and we have tried to furnish and decorate it in a thoughtful and unique style that reflects some of its history. The cottage was renovated to a high standard within the last few years while retaining its unique, charismatic charm. With its log burning stove, well equipped kitchen and bathroom and relaxing summer house, combined with magnificent views and set in its own mature garden, Gypsy Palace makes an idyllic year round holiday

Set in the tranquil foothills of the Cheviot Hills and on the edge of Northumberland National Park, Gypsy Palace is a beautiful detached self catering holiday cottage with a fascinating history. Kirk Yetholm, a small conservation village set in the Scottish Borders, was regarded as the home of the gypsies of Scotland and Northern England for over 300 years and Gypsy Palace is famous the world over as the home of the Gypsy Kings and Queens and is known as the 'Smallest Palace in the World'.

Its a really individual building, probably 200 years old and we have tried to furnish and decorate it in a thoughtful and unique style that reflects some of its history. The cottage was renovated to a high standard within the last few years while retaining its unique, charismatic charm. With its log burning stove, well equipped kitchen and bathroom and relaxing summer house, combined with magnificent views and set in its own mature garden, Gypsy Palace makes an idyllic year round holiday retreat sleeping up to three people.

Downstairs accommodation includes a comfortable lounge which has a log burning stove, flatscreen TV with Freeview and DVD player. We also have a small dining area (with its unusual 19th century arched window), and a utility room along with the kitchen and bathroom.

Upstairs, both the master bedroom and the second bedroom offer the most breathtaking views - south, over the Bowmont Valley and north across to the church, Town Yetholm and the valley beyond. Its worth mentioning that the second bedroom can only be accessed from the main bedroom. The second (smaller) bedroom contains one single bed and has the option of a separate pull out single bed.

With oil fired central heating, Gypsy Palace is always warm and cosy and all electricity is included as is a basket of logs for the fire.

All laundry and towels are also provided. We have a selection of books, DVDs, CDs and games and we also have unlimited and free wi-fi. We also have a Bose MP3/Ipod dock. We have off street parking on our own private driveway though you can also park on the road outside in complete safety - its very quiet indeed.

We find that many of our guests are walkers: Gypsy Palace is right on the Pennine Way and we have excellent walks, literally right from the door. The cottage is also ideal for fishing, golfing, cycling and for exploring the lovely Borders region with its beaches, castles and gardens.

The local village pub has a lovely atmosphere and serves excellent food as does the pub in the nearby village of Town Yetholm (5 mins away). In fact Town Yetholm also has a post office, general store, petrol station and butchers shop. The nearest larger town is Kelso (about 7 miles away) and there you'll find cafes, restaurants, shops and supermarkets.

Historic Edinburgh is only 80 minutes drive away.

Its worth mentioning that the cottage is small (part of its charm!) and is ideally suited to a maximum of three adults or perhaps a couple and two smaller children. Its ideal dog walking country so we welcome a maximum of two dogs with no extra charge.

Location description from owner

The Scotland region

A visit to the Scottish Borders is to experience Scotland at its traditional best. Life here is rather slower and more relaxed, with minimal traffic on the roads (our typical rush hours lasts about 5 minutes and often consists of a handful of cars).

The countryside is just superb and offers everything from the greenest valleys and forests to near deserted beaches and stunning coast line.

The Scottish Borders has a unique history - the Borders has been fought over since Roman times and was the cradle for the spread of Christianity in Scotland and the North of England, and home to the lawless Border Reivers.

We have some wonderful towns and villages and again, they are simply very relaxing places to be. Shops tend to be traditional and there's a passion for personal service and fresh produce and food of the highest quality.

The outdoor life is important up here too: walking, horse racing and riding are popular past-times and we have many superb golf courses. The Borders is most famous for its superb fishing with salmon fishing on the River Tweed attracting people from all over the world.

Yetholm

The area around Kirk Yetholm is so quiet and peaceful and for our past guests that is the biggest attraction: the chance to get away from the stresses and pressures of modern living and to be able to unwind and relax. Our cottage is situated on a very quiet road that has next-to-no traffic and with superb views of the Cheviot Hills and Glendale Valley. Its perfect for walking - we're situated right on the Pennine Way.
The nearby town of Kelso is good for shopping and has a lovely feel about it with cobbled streets and a good selection of cafes and restaurants.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Stephen B.
Response rate:
70%
Calendar updated::
29 May 2017
Years listed:
2
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 3. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 15 Jan 2015. Located in Scottish Borders, it has 2 reviews with an overall rating of 4. The average weekly rate varies from £350 to £550.

The Owner has a response rate of 70% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 May 2017.

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