Chalybeate Yurt

West Linton, Scotland

Suitible for: 2 Humans icon 2 Humans
Suitible for: 2 Dogs icon 2 Dogs
Suitible for: undefined Babies welcome icon Babies welcome

  • Owner pets on site
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Why we love it

Settle into The Borders for a few days with the dog, exploring sweeping panoramas and artisan markets, returning home to a hot tub and the comfiest yurt you’ll find around

What you'll love

Dogs will love

  • Pelting it up the many hill walks nearby
  • Sunny days, going belly up on the decking
  • Finding their bed, bowls and treats left for them

Humans will love

  • Crafting smoky delights on the firepit and tripod
  • The irreplaceable crackly sound of vinyl records
  • A dip in the hot tub before settling down for bed

The place

You don’t have to be a dog to appreciate staying in the middle of a wildflower meadow, with uninterrupted views of the Pentland Hills in the distance and a thousand acres of forest behind you. You’ll spot wildlife flitting, flying, hopping and jumping, with roe deer, honey buzzards, red kites, swallows, wagtails, herons and lapwings making appearances. With either the choice to spend your time in the wilds of The Borders, or in the local market towns or Edinburgh itself, your getaway can be as green or as urban as you like. When you get back from your day’s adventure, throw balls from the hot tub, and let your dog run happy circles around you, as you melt into bubbly bliss. Post hot tub will look like deciding between dinner on the induction hob, or going wild with a firepit and tripod, throwing a record on the turntable, and watching amber fade to deep blue, and finally to star-speckled black.


  • 1 x King bed in an open plan layout


  • Outdoor shower
  • Compost loo
  • Toiletries

Living and relaxing

  • Wood-fired hot tub
  • Books
  • Turntable and records
  • Indoor wood-burning stove
  • Large hammock in the trees at the back of the yurt
  • Two sun loungers on the deck
  • Electric heater for the colder months
  • Solar-powered eco lantern

Cooking and dining

  • Open plan kitchen including fridge/freezer, double induction hob, kettle, toaster and cooking utensils
  • Indoor dining table and seating for two
  • Outdoor dining table and seating for two
  • Cooking basics supplied - olive oil, tea, coffee, vinegars, herbs and spices
  • Camp fire with grill

For the dog

  • A forest on the doorstep to roam in
  • Dog bed
  • Dog bowls

Booking information

  • Check in 1600
  • Check out 1000
  • £20 per dog per stay
  • Please bring your own baby equipment

Optional extras

  • Initial firewood provided and additional wood can be provided on request

You should know

  • You’re concealed behind a hillock so it’s very private and secluded, but owners Peter and Amy live 200 metres away and there’s a cabin a few minutes down the hill, although you’re unlikely to meet the other guests
  • Solar lighting is used in the shower room and compost loo
  • The owner has a cat that you may see wandering around
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In the neighbourhood

  • You’re a mere 30 minutes from Edinburgh, which means it’s easy to get here from elsewhere in the UK, but also gives you the ability to shoot over to explore all the city has to offer. Hit The Royal Mile, climb Arthur’s Seat with the hound, take a stroll through The Meadows – or visit many of the dog-friendly eateries
  • Only 1.5km away you’ll find The Pentland Hills Regional Park, a surprisingly wild stretch of hilly country full of activities like fishing, camping, cycling, horse riding, swimming, SUP and kayaking – even skiing! It’s an amazing day out, and right on your doorstep
  • Avid cyclists? To the south, you’ll find the delightfully named town of Peebles, and just outside it, there’s the Glentress mountain biking centre, and Glentress Peel Café – both dog-friendly. On the other side of the Tweed River, you’ll find the Kailzie Gardens with a stunning array of botanical gardens, woodland walks and great food in its café – dogs on leads are welcome
  • If you’ve got the time and energy to cook for yourselves, grab some local produce in Whitmuir, and whilst you’re out in the locale, pop over to the village of West Linton, which holds a bi-monthly market of artisan foods and crafts
  • As for walks, this is practically where walking was invented – the hardest part will be narrowing them down. If we had to suggest one, we’d go for the Saint Mary’s Loch circular walk, which is almost an hour’s drive to the south, but well worth the trip. Take in the vast, sweeping panoramas of wild Scottish hillsides, and make your dog’s year!
  • If you’re hiding away from the world for a few days, and you don’t want to head too far from your little oasis of calm, then just pop down the road to the Gordon Arms in West Linton. Go ahead and book a table in the bar or on the covered patio out back, but if it’s the cooler months, then you might want to ask for a table near the fire
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