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Generals Yard

(Ref. 1072185)

Eyemouth, Scottish Borders Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed in the Generals Yard last September and enjoyed it, Eyemouth and the surrounding area so much we decided to return for my partner's birthday."

    The property really can't be faulted. Finished to a standard far higher than most holiday cottages it feels more like home. It enjoys a fantastic view across the bay from a magnificent first floor picture window. Eyemouth itself is a lovely small town. Worthy of mention are DR Collins fishmongers, Lough's bakers, Giacopazzi's ice cream all of which are within a five minute walk and are truly exceptional. Eyemouth Is surrounded by beautiful coastal walks, St Abbs lighthouse and Spittal beach in Berwick to name but two. For us it's an ideal dog-friendly base in a part of the world we have grown to love. We'll be returning very soon.

    It was a pleasure top have you stay once more and we are delighted that you are planning to come back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2024

  • "Thank you for taking such care to make sure everything is exactly what you would need when staying in the property and to such a high standard."

    The view was just wonderful in all weathers. The photos don’t do it justice - a lovely surprise. Where did you get the little wine glasses? I have been searching for something like them for ages! Thanks for a lovely week.

    Thank you for your kind comments Helen - it is so good to see that everything that we planned worked for you. So many glasses today are huge third of a bottle ones so we also wanted to add something smaller too. I can’t remember the exact brand right now but the glasses are a plain lead crystal. I kept the box with all the info on re brand and size, etc. so I’ll take a picture and send it to you when I visit again next weekend. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2024

  • "So the challenge I was set by my wife was “it would be great to find a cottage with a view of the sea” What can I say …."

    The TV has been on once. The window into the bay is fantastic… relaxing and calming. The photos on the site really don’t do the window and it’s view justice …. The house is great being so new and everything in it the same. Looking to come again.

    Thank you for this nice review Kevin we are delighted that you had a nice stay with us and even more delighted to see your booking for the end of this year too and we look forward to welcoming you and your family then. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Dec 2023

  • "We love this property and it did not disappoint."

    Clean, comfortable, modern. The picture window gave fantastic views of the boats going in and out of harbour, the seals, and the varying weather related sea states. Cannot find fault, have rebooked for next year.

    Thank you so much Tracy - we are truly pleased that you enjoyed your second visit and we are delighted to know that you are coming back to visit next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is a lovely place to stay, very comfortable beds, clean, warm, splendid view especially when the weather is stormy!"

    All the technology is really up to date. Loughs bakery is worth patronising, good bread and only just around the corner, as is Giacopazzi's in the other direction. A very enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is without doubt one of the finest properties we have stayed in."

    It was so well kitted out and no expense has been spared it is simply amazing!. It is in a great location both in terms of the fantastic views and local shops (particularly the home bakery) . The photo of the main window does not really do it justice but in a way that is good because you get a wonderful surprise when you see it for the first time. The owners left us a lovely welcome pack which was greatly appreciated. We took our cat with us and she just loved looking out the windows. All in all I thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Nov 2023

  • "Amazing holiday cottage, absolutely faultless."

    Everything you could want or need, spotlessly clean and amazing views. Lovely welcome pack which was much appreciated. Eyemouth has some lovely old pubs, good places to eat and great takeaways. We had the best time. Would definitely recommend and will return.

    We are so pleased that you could come and really appreciate your kind comments about how we have prepared Generals Yard for you both. Thank you for being excellent guests and we hope we can welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Oct 2023

  • "A wonderful week at Generals Yard."

    A comfortable,well equipped property with the most amazing views. The owners were thoughtful and contacted us early in our stay to make sure all was well and the welcome goodies were much appreciated. We have already booked to return early next year.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments Lindsay, it was a pleasure to host you and we are looking forward to welcoming you back next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is in a perfect location for a holiday on the Berwickshire coast."

    The cottage itself is almost brand new with all the kitchen appliances you could wish for, comfortable furnishings, and, last, but not least, that view- big picture window overlooking the sea, the beach and the boats coming into harbour. We shall return.

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic view, most definitely would book again"

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "The house was very well thought out with everything that we needed to live there provided to a high standard ."

    The wet room downstairs is great, the bed very wide and comfortable and you are just able to hear the tide going in and out a a backdrop to sleep. The views from the living area are exceptional and ever changing; great natural light. We were greeted with a lovey assortment of goodies as a welcome which had been chosen with great care.Shops, all you need including an excellent bakery opening at 6.00 am and fresh fish around the corner at the habour all within very easy walking distance. You have and the beach outside your door with people swimming in the bay as the tide comes in. Thank you for a great holiday. We have already booked for next year!

    Thank you for such a wide-ranging review Annette. We’re delighted to be able to welcome you back next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Sep 2023

  • "It was so great that after a long drive there was a welcome pack for us."

    We could make a cup of tea and soak in the glorious view. Everything we needed and at the end of the day a most comfortable bed.

    Thank you Julia, we are really glad that you found it to your liking. We are really pleased that you liked the welcome pack - after a long drive it is always nice to kick off your shoes and know that you don't have to put them on again to go and get the makings of a cuppa! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2023

  • "Generals Yard is a wonderful base from which to explore Eyemouth and the surrounding area."

    The property is lovely. It's been really well thought out. The first floor living room provides stunning views of the harbour, from which we watched the seals while breakfasting (well worth taking binoculars). The local information provided was a huge help in guiding us around the town. The local fishmonger, baker and the Ship pub are all excellent to say nothing of the italian ice cream. Would we return? Absolutely. Thank you.

    Thank you for your kind comments on the design of the house. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us Tatiana and would be delighted to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tatiana5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was superb, the bed the comfiest I’ve ever slept in, and that gorgeous settee."

    BUT the technology was a definite downside. It took us two days to get the hob to work - it had been left on child lock. The tv was a nightmare - took us two sessions to get it going, by which time we had missed the programmes we wanted to watch. We only managed to get bbc1 a couple of times the whole week, it kept saying no signal. Other channels seemed ok ish One really, really does not want to spend half of the holiday reading instruction manuals. So, the first couple of days were pretty stressful. It would be an idea to tip off incomers about the child lock on the hob. But a beautiful area and a superb location. And so very comfortable, so thank you for that.

    Thank you so much for your feedback and your kind comments concerning the bed and furnishings and the beauty of the location. Thank you also for pointing out the issue with the TV, which we also noted on as part of the changeover checks. This is the first time that this has happened and problem appears to lie with the external dish, which being right on the sea front is really exposed to wind and corrosion and in the light of your experience we are going to get a broadband-based TV system to avoid this in the future. Thank you also for alerting us to the child lock issue, it is the first time that this has been left on but we will now make sure that the hob has been checked for this issue before every stay. I know this won't change your experience with these elements but we are acting on your concerns right away and are grateful for your visit and helpful comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen4.4Aug 2023

  • "A fabulous property for a fabulous week away."

    You have really thought of everything that could be needed and then some. It might just be the best equipped property we have stayed in. The property was spacious, clean and comfortable, especially the giant sofa with the amazing views. We were in the area for a lot of site seeing and the location was spot on for this but returning to this place each evening was a joy.

    We are so delighted that you had an enjoyable time. It is so good to hear your comments as we really hoped it would be a special place for guests to savour the sea and time together. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenna5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful property in a central position in Eyemouth."

    The beach, shops, pubs, museum all within walking distance. With the glorious picture window facing the sea we didn't need television watching the boats and fishing vessels go out and return. We fell in love with the property and have already rebooked.

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and absolutely delighted that you are coming back to stay again Tracy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Ticked all the boxes for a family of three."

    Great outlook, who needs tv when you have this.

    Reviewed by Alex4.1Jul 2023

  • "We're unable to watch the television programmed using the instruction that was left it would not connect to the BT router ."

    Could get some channels using Netflix There was no clean bedding had to wash the sheets several times- Comfortable beds the whole house was well furnished outside space is important perhaps some chairs could be left buy the front door and a small table also an instrument to put your shoes into and hanging up bulky coats etc Fire alarms the one in the kitchen it is placed to near the appliances we're making toast every fire alarm went off we could not turn it off for a considerable length of time it makes a very piercing alarming sound Therefore we were unable to cook any food due to the sensitivity the alarms The instructions to use the kitchen appliances we're very complicated in the end we just give up unable to use stove- kitchen hub microwave or the - radios No outside space it's a problem the back door can only be used in an emergency in case of fire The wet room didn't seem to drain the water out after a shower the room stayed wet for hours did try to mop it up unfortunately the mop provided was in adequate However that is multiple chairs and gardening equipment , there is an adjoining neighbors who was very nosey and intrusive

    First of all, thank you very much for your positive comments on the quality of the beds and furnishing of the house! On your last day you texted us to ask if we could extend your stay, so we are surprised to see such feedback left, and are very sorry to hear that you experienced a few issues whilst there. As soon as we were notified that you were unable to operate the TV, microwave and oven, we immediately provided instructions to you, with an invitation to call us if you needed further assistance. We did not hear back from you following our contact attempts, so we were unaware that you were having any continuing difficulties. On inspection, we found the Broadband was working normally. All bedlinen was freshly laundered and a full set of spare bedding was available as mentioned in the welcome pack. If you had let us know that you were likely to require more spare bedding we would, of course, have provided it. There is no garden or courtyard space, as is evident from the description and photographs on Sykes’ website, and the property opens immediately onto the seafront and beach. There is however a public seating area with benches and picnic tables opposite the front door. The property is also equipped with coat hooks and sufficient storage for both clothing and shoes. The house is newly built and complies with the latest regulations. There is a smoke/heat sensor in the cooking area as it is legally required. There is a signposted fire escape door in the utility room, which opens directly into our neighbour’s courtyard. Regarding drainage; there is also a separate, second shower and toilet, which means there is always a dry lavatory available if required, following someone else using the wetroom. Your feedback is appreciated and we will in future provide a spare mophead. We do our very best to ensure that our guests have everything they need to enjoy a relaxing and comfortable holiday and we will do our utmost to solve any difficulties we are made aware of during their stay. We are very sorry we were unable to extend your holiday as requested this time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard3.1May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Generals Yard."

    The view of the sea and the closeness to the beach was fantastic. We could watch a seal close-up from the sofa. The cottage is equipped to an extremely high standard, well designed and very comfortable to be in. Thank you. We will definitely visit again.

    We’re absolutely delighted that you had an enjoyable stay and will be delighted to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tom5.0May 2023

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Summary

  • Reverse-level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x ground-floor double
  • First-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor wet room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor, open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting areas
  • Utility
  • Eco central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. rent
  • Off-road public parking available
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: The property can only accept a maximum of three guests
  • Note: The property accepts Saturday check-ins only.

The property

Resting at the heart of the seaside town of Eyemouth, Berwickshire, is this fabulous holiday home, Generals Yard which is perfect for a couple or a small family plus two well-behaved dogs. Situated on a former fish yard, on The Bantry, this charming beachfront property is a stone’s throw away from local amenities and attractions and boasts stunning panoramic sea views and is a superb base for exploring Eyemouth and the surrounding Scottish Borders. Inside, make the most of the open-plan living space, where you and your loved ones can cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen, before taking a seat on the large corner sofa where you can watch a film on the Smart TV or simply soak in extraordinary views of the North Sea. When it’s time for bed, both bedrooms are on the ground-floor and guests can choose from a master super-king size or a smaller double; both are beautifully presented and offer a calming sanctuary after a tiring day of exploring.

If you can tear yourself away from your idyllic base, take a short stroll to the nearby Ship Restaurant and Bar, or grab some fish and chips and ice-cream at Giacopazzi’s or Mackays Of Eyemouth to be enjoyed on the lush sands of Eyemouth Beach.

There are a variety of boat trips available locally and as a busy working fishing port there is always something of interest going on in the harbour. St Abbs is a brief car journey away, where the stunning landscapes of the St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve and Starney Bay can be found. The village of Chirnside is accessible by car, a worthwhile destination to stop off at on your way to Paxton House, an 18th-century Palladian stately home well worth visiting. Just a short drive to the south, you will find the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, home to the historic ruins of Berwick-upon-Tweed Castle, as well as the River Tweed, where visitors can hop on a Berwick Boat Trip for a chance to see some aquatic wildlife up close.

Travel a little further south and one can visit the stunning Northumberland coast, with Lindisfarne and Bamburgh Castle, both steeped in history and natural beauty. There are good public transport connections to Edinburgh and Newcastle too.Choose the Generals Yard for an unforgettable holiday in Berwickshire.

EPC Rating: Band B

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AB-12345-C

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

EYEMOUTH

St Abbs 4.5 miles; Chirnside 7.7 miles; Berwick upon Tweed 8 miles; Duns 11 miles.

Situated on the East Coast, just over the Scottish Border, and only eight miles north of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Eyemouth has been a bustling fishing port for centuries, and there are a number of local fishmongers still supplied from local fishing boats today. Narrow cobbled streets preserve the ancient character of this delightful coastal town, and there's a number of visitor attractions outlining the history of the area. Visit Gunsgreen House and learn some of the history of the town and the smuggling that once took place, or enjoy the Eyemouth Museum, fishing heritage centre and art galleries on offer. There are excellent golfing facilities available, with a clifftop course in town and a number of other courses in the area, while walks, cycling, bird watching and visits to castles and country houses are all within a short driving distance. Visit Coldingham Priory, Paxton House, Manderston House, Floors Castle and the magnificent walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed for an exciting day out. 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.