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Harbour Retreat

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Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Been there 3 times , loved it every time, fantastic holiday home"

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Dec 2023

  • "Not sure when the exterior photo was taken or how as the property is squeezed in ..."

    Not sure when the exterior photo was taken or how as the property is squeezed in Surrounded by lots of lovely old properties with loads of character we loved it’s look

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Dec 2023

  • "A lovely house, plenty big enough for nine adults and one dog."

    A bathroom on each floor. Everything you need in the kitchen. Excellent location. Right on the sea front overlooking the bay. A beautiful spot.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely and comfortable house, great location next to beach with seals and sea otters seen."

    Great base for travel around the area. Really friendly village. Great stay

    Reviewed by Va5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Harbour Retreat was large, spacious and clean and there was everything you could need for your holiday and it was very close to the beach, harbour and shops."

    The beds were very comfortable. The bath/shower rooms were clean but the downside to them was the drainage. On the top floor, the shower cubicle drained so slowly you had to knock the shower off while you were shampooing your hair or it would have overflowed. The middle floor shower would only do one shower before it ran cold. The ground floor on suite wet room was always wet as the drainage hole wasn’t adequate. As the wet room didn’t have a window, it was always damp and musty smelling in the bedroom. On saying this, if the shower rooms are sorted, this is a great holiday home.

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely home with addition of downstairs bedroom with en suite, always a success for the elderly generation."

    Lots of space and a good selection of crockery size - ample cutlery and didn’t even have to pop to the shops to buy additional washing up liquid etc as plenty at hand. Lovey crisp bedding and towels.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent property, our second visit, we will be back in May We had a problem ..."

    Excellent property, our second visit, we will be back in May We had a problem with the heating and Sykes and the owners handled it so well, the problem was soon sorted

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great location nice big house little dated but homely and clean Don't think ..."

    Great location nice big house little dated but homely and clean Don't think think photos do it justice by the harbour beach shops really good cafes pubs restaurants take away shops museum boat trips rib ride fishing golf Will be booking again

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Oct 2022

  • "1 Mattresses and duvets to actually fit some of the beds 2 No welcome pack 3 plenty of cobwebs 4 lock on kitchen outside door faulty, difficult to lock 5 standard lamps in the lounge would be welcome 6 first floor bathroom consider fitting screen to bath as the curtain just sticks to you."

    Reviewed by John3.4Sep 2022

  • "The house is clean and tidy and the location is good."

    But everything is very tired looking and dated. A welcome pack with tea bags and milk etc would have been much appreciated after a long journey as other properties we'd stayed provided it. But overall we had a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by David3.8Aug 2022

  • "Our second time in this brilliant house was as enjoyable as the first."

    There's lots of room, and the location is excellent - our older children could go to the beach on their own! The good quality washing and drying machines made a big difference as we had almost every day on the beach. We were very comfortable there, had a great holiday and used the little garden for a birthday BBQ. Eyemouth itself is excellent and has everything you need on the doorstep. We also visited Edinburgh by train, so easy to do from Berwick upon Tweed, just up the road.

    Reviewed by Daryll5.0Jul 2022

  • "The pictures did not do this property justice."

    We have stayed in Coldingham before but would recommend Eyemouth, as more for the kids to do and so handy for shops and beach. The house was perfect with layout for everyone, I would highly recommend and am sure we will be back again soon.

    Reviewed by Halema4.7Jul 2022

  • "There was 6 of us and we all thought the property was perfect."

    It would have been excellent for 10 easily. The facilities were perfect for each floor the rooms a great size and all the kitchen was absolutely full of equipment. It lacked one small thing, a decent cloth for the cleaning of the surfaces, other than that it was super. It was close to everything especially the Contented Sole where we spent a few evenings.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had a great time property clean comfortable and had everything we needed and more."

    Great location in Eyemouth. Plenty of room for 10 of us can’t wait to book again.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7May 2022

  • "Great sized Accommodation and well laid out."

    Very local to beach and shops. Clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic property, we all loved it, great location, we will probably come back again."

    One issue with parking with a neighbour .

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely house."

    Well equipped and in a great location.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Very well equipped, ideal location and all one needs for a holiday cottage. Books, games and DVDs were a nice added extra and Harbour Retreat has everything required for a large group holiday stay. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great house in a great location."

    Dining area was a little dated but not a problem at all. The children, from 7 to 15, loved it as much as we did - so much we have booked again for Summer 22.

    Reviewed by Daryll5.0Aug 2021

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  • 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.

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.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

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

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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.