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Harbour Retreat

Eyemouth, Scottish Borders (Ref. 1055601)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Resting in the heart of the charming fishing port village of Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders is this three-storey dwelling, Harbour Retreat, offering the perfect spot for a family or group getaway just under an hour’s drive from Edinburgh.

Discover the delightful town of Eyemouth along the east coast from this large dwelling, with five bedrooms Harbour Retreat has room for all to enjoy a fabulous break to the Borders.

Spend your evenings amidst your loved ones in the sociable kitchen/diner, with a long dining table to gather around at one end of the room, and a kitchen equipped with all the necessities for a self-catered stay to the other, including a gas oven and hob, two fridges and a dishwasher, while the handy utility area by the entrance holds a washing machine and a freezer.

Relax on the large corner sofa in the snug sitting room, with a TV to enjoy on a quiet evening when you're not dining out in one of the several lovely restaurants in the town.

A double bedroom lies on the ground floor, ideal for those in the group less able or mobile, benefitted by an en-suite wet room too.

Head upstairs to the first floor to discover two lovely twin bedrooms, both with TVs, perfect for kids, along with a shared bathroom on this floor.

Completing the layout is the second floor where you can find the master (super-king) bedroom, as well as a further twin bedroom, with a handy shower room on this floor, ensuring everyone has a good spot to rest their heads and get ready with a choice of baths and showers.

Begin your holiday by exploring the quaint surroundings of Eyemouth, taking morning strolls along the harbour and down by the beach to soak up the sea air, with a host of amenities to make use of from cafés and tearooms, to wonderful restaurants and friendly pubs, there's something for all tastes.

Enjoy a thrilling experience with Eyemouth Rib Trips taking you along the Berwickshire coastline to see the rugged natural beauty of the cliffs and coves, and some incredible wildlife, spotting seals and seabirds.

Animal lovers won't want to miss the chance to get up close to some beautiful wild seals at ‘Feed the Seals’, an experience set up by a local at the edge of the harbour allowing you to give these cute creatures some fishy treats – a fun day out with the kids indeed, including rock-pooling, as well as having the public swimming pool and gym, all of which is a two minute stroll from the house.

Follow the cobbled streets down to Eyemouth Museum to learn about the local history of the town, before heading to Gunsgreen House where children will love completing the smuggler's trail, as well as take part in several interactive challenges, perfect for a rainy day.

Golf lovers will be pleased to behold the number one golf course in the Scottish Borders; Eyemouth Golf Club – a challenging 18-hole championship course with beautiful views and a wonderful restaurant for a special meal out.

Head further north to find the village of Coldingham where the ruins of Coldingham Priory makes a great stop along a coastal walk, whilst Coldingham Bay is home to St Vedas Surf Shop & School where you can hire or buy equipment and book surfing lessons.

Berwick-upon-Tweed is just under ten miles south across the border offering plenty to see and do; walk around the town's Elizabethan walls, explore the museum and art gallery and visit the castle, with even more choice of restaurants and pubs to delight in.

Plan a family break to the Borders at Harbour Retreat.


  • Five bedrooms; over three floors: 1 x ground-floor double with TV and en-suite wet room (shower), basin and WC, 2 x first-floor twins with TVs, 1 x second-floor twin and 1 x second-floor super-king
  • First-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath/ shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, 2 x fridges, dishwasher, freezer & washing machine in utility, 4 x TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed patio & garden
  • Dog-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 0.1 mile.

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About the location


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.