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“Quirky little cottage”
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5 reviews
Living room
Living room
Small dining area
Small dining area
View from living room window
Arched windows
Main bedroom
Second bedroom
Main bedroom
Second bedroom
View from garden
View towards Kirk Yetholm
View from summerhouse
Gypsy Palace circa 1890
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Yetholm, Borders, Scotland

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Sharon B
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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“Quirky little cottage”
Reviewed 15 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We found this on the internet and liked the history of the cottage and its location. It is a lovely little compact cottage at the edge of the Pennine Way and the village is really friendly and an excellent location for exploring the Scottish borders.
There is a log burner which we didn't need to use as we had a good week weather-wise and there is oil central heating.
The views from the cottage are stunning and it is a walkers' paradise. The Borders Hotel serves hearty meals to die for and there is a general store in Town Yetholm, just a short walk or drive away. If you want to get away from it all this is ideal.
The bedding is high quality and feather duvets and pillows so beware if you are allergic and let the owners know.
My only suggestion would be to bring some comfy slouchy outside chairs/deckchairs if you are there in summer and you want to relax with a book in the garden. There is the usual garden table and chairs and there is a summer house but if you like to sunbathe a little you might want some comfy chairs/loungers if they will fit in your car - definitely worth taking.

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Management Response
19 Oct 2015
Thanks for the review Sharon - glad you enjoyed your visit!
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New London, Connecticut
2 reviews
“Tiny house with great character and charm”
Reviewed 4 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

The upsides: the Gypsy Palace has lots of character and charm. There are a lot of very nice touches, such as the stained glass windows and other ornaments throughout the house. There are several books in the bookshelf at the top of the stairs that detail the historical significance of the Palace and Kirk Yetholm. It was gratifying to see the house prominently featured in these works and also on the historical markers in nearby Town Yetholm.

The house is situated in a quiet neighborhood directly on the Pennine Way, a National Trail which extends from Edale in the Midlands of England 267 miles north to end in Kirk Yetholm. During our stay we saw occasional hikers and horseback riders making their way down the trail. The house is within easy walking distance of two pubs, the Border and the Plough, both of which have a fine selection of Scotch whisky and excellent food.

The house was very clean upon our arrival, and the owner thoughtfully provided coffee and tea to enjoy after our journey from the Highlands. There are a couple of bicycles in the "Lodge" (out building) for guests who would like to take a ride along the Pennine Way or to town.

The downsides: The house is pretty tiny-- while in theory it may sleep four as advertised, practically the space is best suited for no more than two adults and one or two small children-- four adults would most likely not be comfortable with the sleeping or living arrangements.

The photos in the listing do a great job of showing the highlights of the place; however, they don't really give an accurate idea of the size and layout. The dining room, for instance, doubles as the foyer of the front doorway, and while there are four chairs included, it is really not something more than two people could use comfortably (even two is a squeeze unless you are quite petite). The main bedroom and second bedroom are attached, so you must walk through one to get to the other-- this is fine for e.g. a honeymooning couple, or parents in the main bedroom with one or two small children in the second bedroom, but less intimate groups (e.g. three or four adult friends) would probably desire more spacious accommodations.

All in all, we found the Gypsy Palace to be a cozy and well-situated place for a couple or small family.

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Liked best: Seeing the place featured on historical plaques in Town Yetholm; proximity to local pubs
Liked least: Space was smaller than we expected from the photos
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Apr 2015
Hello and thanks for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and particularly pleased that you appreciated the history of the house.
I agree that the cottage is quite small (thats part of its charm!) and is much better suited to smaller groups such as two adults or perhaps a couple and two small children.You're right in that four adults would just struggle for space so we prefer not to take bookings of this size.
Sounds like you had a good time though and you would always be most welcome should you ever want to visit again.
Steve & Tracey
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