Kirk Yetholm

Scottish Borders
Staying Safe under the Covid-19 Pandemic. (Guidelines as at October 2020)
 
Kirk Yetholm anticipates opening for the 2021 season on Friday 26th March. Current Scottish Govt. guidelines allow only private rooms to be made available and only those in the same family/social bubble to share these rooms. Communal areas such as lounge and members kitchen will possibly not be available. Tea/coffee making facilities will be provided in bedrooms. 2m social distancing will be adhered to within the building where practical and face coverings should be worn on entering the front door and in all communal areas/corridors outside of your private room.
 
Staff will be available in the background - but sadly in these times the usual communal mixing and conversation will inevitably be limited.
 
As the Pandemic and Govt. guidelines are constantly changing - further guidance and details of what to expect will be e-mailed out prior to your visit.
 
We look forward to making your stay as comfortable and safe as possible and hope for better times when we can all again meet in the spirit of friendship, share conversations and laughter.
 
Any questions just e-mail us: kirkyetholm@thefriendsofnature.org.uk
 
Stay Safe and See You Soon... :)
 

Simon and Maureen. (1/10/2020)

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Recently upgraded, Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House offers a friendly and peaceful retreat after a day exploring the stunning Scottish Borders countryside and local heritage. There is a comfortable lounge, a well equipped kitchen, seating for 18 in the dining area and secure bike storage.

  • Open:  March-Nov daily.  (Winter by arrangement).  Check in 5-11pm, check out 10am
  • Beds:  22 in total = 1x7, 1x5, 1x4, 2x2 (twin), 1x2 (bunk) bed room
  • Dormitory beds (single sex), Family and Private rooms available
  • All bedding provided
  • Members Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Drying Room
  • Showers
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Parking for 6 cars
  • No Smoking
  • Our Friends of Nature House has also been awarded Visit Scotland 'Walkers Welcome', Visit Scotland 'Cyclists Welcome'.  We are an SYHA Affiliate Hostel.

Excellent local amenities:
In addition to the self catering facilities at the Hostel, evening meals and breakfast are available in the adjacent Border Hotel. There is a well stocked village shop and a choice of eateries within a 10 minute walk.

As a focal point of village life, the local community, Borders Council, walking and outdoors groups have all supported the continued operation of Kirk Yetholm and we have some great plans for the coming years in terms of green initiatives for the building and supporting the local economy. In September 2017 we celebrated 75 yrs of offering accommodation in the village in what was originally the village school.  We have established a Borders Friends of Nature Group and many of the improvements at Kirk Yetholm are shown on the group fb page:  http://www.facebook.com/BordersFriendsofNature

The FoN publication "Travelling Respectfully - Tips for fair travel" is highly recommended and a good example of our work over the last 100+ years.  Download here: https://www.nf-int.org/sites/default/files/infomaterial/downloads/2018-08/NFI_Reisen_mit_Respekt_EN_web_2014.pdf

Kirk Yetholm is run by a mix of volunteer wardens and paid staff, so if anyone is interested in wardening (or work parties!!) please get in touch.

View our booking terms and conditions here