Set in its own grounds, this detached cottage in Ayton sleeps up to five people in two bedrooms and is within easy travelling distance of both Scottish and English attractions. This detached cottage in the town of Ayton, three miles from Eyemouth close to the English/Scottish border, is set within its own grounds opposite the magnificent Ayton Castle, within walking distance of a shop and pub yet in a peaceful rural setting. There is a king-size double bedroom, a twin room which can be made up as a double if required, and a sofabed in the cosy study, offering a real flexibility of accommodation. There are numerous walks from the doorstep, pl...us castles and country houses within easy reach. Less than an hours travelling takes you to Edinburgh to the north or Newcastle-upon-Tyne to the south, ensuring there is no shortage of things to entertain and enjoy from this lovely property.
Amenities: Gas central heating with open fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, CD/radio, library of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for two cars. Enclosed, lawned garden with furniture. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 1.2 miles.
Region: From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain’s best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.
Town: The bustling fishing port of Eyemouth is set just over the Scottish border, eight miles north of the historic walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Eyemouth still has a fish market supplied from local fishing boats, narrow cobbled streets preserve the ancient character of this delightful coastal town, and there are a number of visitor attractions outlining the history of the area, including its smuggling past. A cliff-top golf course in the town and a number of other courses in the area mean the town is an ideal golfing retreat. When your game is over, why not enjoy the walking, cycling, bird watching, castles or country houses all within a short driving distance. Both Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne are reached in an hour, making Eyemouth a wonderful base for touring South Scotland, and the North of England.
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Sam & Pat Hartin and Jack the dog
Heysham near Morecambe
Could not have asked for better
Left on 12/09/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Sam & Pat Hartin and Jack the dog
From picking the phone up to book the holiday it was so easy and also friendly.The cottage was more than we could have imagined it was just perfect.We wanted a peaceful location a nice safe area for the dog and some good walks and friendly people to give us a holiday to remember.The weather could have been better but it was still a little bit hard to finaly pack for home but there is always next year for another lovely cottage holiday
Teresa and Douglas.
Quite countryside location yet 3 minutes from a1.
Left on 12/07/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Teresa and Douglas.
First class holiday cottage. The cottage interior was 5 star with all white goods including dishwasher.2 miles from Eyemouth and 6 miles from Berwick upon Tweed. Great for the two dogs with small enclosed garden opposite. We will be back and would recommend to all. Teresa and Douglas - Paisley.
home from home in a quiet wee town
Left on 09/14/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | M.Reid
stayed here fro five days in august , this has to be the most comfortable bed I have ver slept in. only five minutes by car to a1 and yet it felt like we were the only house in the world . Only noise was from wildlife !!! this house is highly recommend for families and has everything you could require.
lovely cottage shame about the weather
Left on 09/10/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | judyp
This cottage was comfortable well equipped and the location for touring the area. If the weather had been better we could have enjoyed the lovely peaceful garden with the many games provided. The best thing was the comfort and the peace, and the worst the torrential rain nothing to do with cottage would love to go again.
Enjoyable and good value
Left on 01/06/2012 for a stay in November 2011 | Ferroequinologist
The service received was excellent - we had no problem in finding the cottage from the instructions given and the cottage was clean and well presented. The lovely downstairs bathroom was a bonus as I am 6'3" and found the upstairs showerroom a bit small for me with a low door and ceiling - Mrs Wade had no such problems. The lounge was very comfortable and well appointed. Although we did not use the garden due to the time of year we can see that it is a useful asset in summer and the roadway between the cottage and the garden is no real problem. The long drive to the cottage was a distinct asset for dog walking first thing and late at night.
The location was excellent for touring the East Coast and inland, but the loss of the pub was disappointing. However, the local villages (especially auchencrow with the Craw Inn) made up for this - highly recommended!
I was not too keen on the stairs and feel a better bannister could be provided and, in my opinion, the second lounge downstairs would be better utilised as a third bedroom, particularly for the less mobile - I have had two hip replacements and found the stairs a little awkward.
Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend ayton Mill Cottage to friends.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Ayton Cottage in the beautiful borders
Left on 10/01/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Julie M
Lovely clean family sized cottage, ideally situated for Berwick. The pub in the town was closed and had been some time, though if you wanted, there was a sparsley stocked mini-market in the village centre. Edinburgh about an hours drive north, and Newcastle is an hour south. Lovely coastal walks and plenty to see/do.
Left on 09/23/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | wayne and lynn richardson
had a very peaceful stay in a lovely property the wife had a problem with a lack of banister rail on the bottom half of stairs but otherwise could not ask for more.
Colin & Sandra
good comfortable cottage
Left on 08/22/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Colin & Sandra
Good value cottage - inland no close pub but quiet & comfortable cottage - just inside Scottish borders & about 2 miles from coast.
Very good nice area , but the pub has been closed for over 15 mo
Left on 08/18/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Brian
Very good interior , but the outside looked tatty.
Sykes cottages are always of a high standard and very cosy
Left on 05/06/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Wendy Mitchell
The cottage was very well decorated and furnished, very cosy and warm. The location was excellent Edinburgh is an amazing city and was only a short drive away. Many of the attractions unfortunately didnt open until april, but this didnt detract from the holiday there was still plenty to do.
Absolutely fabulous time
Left on 02/11/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | Julie Harrison
Had an amazing Christmas with family not far away. Wonderful cottage, small touches of the Xmas tree and tableware were very much appreciated. Sky HD+ was a bonus, as was the cosy real fire.
a surprising property
Left on 01/04/2011 for a stay in November 2010 | Kathy
Really liked the level of home comforts in this property and appreciated the secure garden for my two dogs.
The damp ground floor bathroom could put you off but the upstairs shower room and general level of the fittings and fixtures in the rest of the accomodation more than made up for it.
The driveway immediately in front and between the house and garden could have been a negative but fortunately did not give any problems on this visit.
Well appointed holiday home good location within area.
Left on 11/14/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Jane
This was a very comfortable and well appointed cottage. The immediate surroundings (adjacent builders yard) initially made us wonder if we had made the right choice, however we couldn't fault it inside and it was an excellent location for exploring this part of the Scottish Borders.
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