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Sawmill House

Ayton, Scottish Borders
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Wonderful and stylish period house located in the heart of the beautiful village of Ayton
  • Enjoy a game of pool together and relax in the evenings in front of the roaring wood burner
  • Easy reach of the historic fishing town of Eyemouth with pretty harbour, museums and beaches
Property code: 77427

Spacious period house located in the pretty village of Ayton, close to the coast with fantastic sandy beaches to explore. Enjoy a game of pool and enjoy cosy nights in front of the lovely wood burner.

Located in the heart of the beautiful village of Ayton, home of the magnificent Ayton castle. The village boasts great amenities including a well-stocked shop, pub with real ales, restaurant serving daily meals and a bowling club. The castles hosts yearly events and guided tours, or explore the castle’s estate with riverside walks all year round. Close to the historic fishing town of Eyemouth with its pretty harbour, leisure centre, golf course and museums. Enjoy fishing and sea safari wildlife boat trips, visit the pretty seaside village of St Abbs with dive centre and nature reserve, that was recently featured as a filming location for blockbuster movie, Avengers Endgame, or enjoy surfing at the nearby sandy Coldingham Bay.

Entering this wonderful period house from the pretty enclosed front garden into the hall, the perfect place to store your outdoor clothing. Firstly, you are met with the fantastic spacious open-plan kitchen/diner. The lovely bespoke kitchen area is the perfect place to cook up a storm with gas oven and hob, fridge, freezer, bread maker, microwave, a handy dishwasher and washing machine. There is a large breakfast bar with comfy stools, the ideal to place to relax with a morning coffee or to enjoy afternoon tea together. The lovely dining area, with feature stone fireplace with fan heater, great for those cooler evenings, is perfect to enjoy family and romantic meals together with lovely views over the front garden. Heading up to the first floor, to the rear of the property you are met with the fantastic spacious lounge. Relax on the comfortable sofas or the lovely electric reclining chair with massage program. Enjoy a great movie together on the TV/DVD with a selection of DVDs and in the evenings cosy up in front of the roaring wood burner. At the rear of the lounge is the fantastic games area with full size pool table and seating area with board games to enjoy. To the front of the lovely house you will find two beautifully decorated bedrooms, both with ample storage space and lovely views over the front garden. There is a spacious super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request), and a spacious twin zip-and-link (which can be made up as a super-king-size on request), with an additional single pull out bed. Finally completing the accommodation is the lovely stylish bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

Venturing outside to the enclosed front garden with seating area, this is an ideal space for al fresco dining and lazy evening stargazing, perhaps with a wee dram, good local ale or a nice glass of wine. There is roadside parking directly outside the property, subject to availability.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request) and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made up as a super-king-size on request), with an additional single pull-out bed
  • 1 bathroom
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Games area with pool table
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Roadside parking, subject to availability
  • Enclosed front garden
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Dog Care available in the area through prior arrangement 
  • 1 Travel cot and 1 High chair provided
  • Hair Dryers provided
  • Beach 2 miles, and shop, pub and restaurant within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Sleeps 4+1 (additional single pull-out bed in twin zip-and-link bedroom, available on request)

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jeanette 17th September 2021

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This is a very comfortable, very clean and very well equipped holiday home, well located for exploring the Borders and Northumberland. We were fortunate enough to experience some lovely autumn weather during our stay which further enhanced the whole experience.

Reviewed by Michelle 3rd September 2021

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The cottage is fantastic and equipped with everything you need for a home from home stay. The welcome pack is the best we have ever had! Biz the owner is lovely and very helpful. Lots of great places nearby to visit. The locals are very friendly and there is a well stocked village shop. There is also a pub in the village which looks good but we couRead moreldn't use it because it was closed due to covid. Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 20th August 2021

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Perfect, fantastic attention to detail.

Reviewed by R T 6th August 2021

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WOW! What an amazing cottage, finished to a very high standard. There is everything you need and more. The pictures do not do it justice, it is even better in real life. The location is perfect for exploring Northumberland and the east coast of Scotland, with beautiful beaches close by which are very dog friendly. The welcome pack is filled with evRead moreerything you need after a long journey, so you can relax with a cuppa or glass of wine. Wonderful holiday, we will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 9th July 2021

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This holiday cottage was the best we have stayed in. It was exceptionally clean, really comfy, and had every piece of equipment needed!! Lovely welcome basket, full of breakfast goodies and more. Genuinely cant fault anything 10/10 !

Reviewed by Neil 25th June 2021

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Very well appointed and comfortable property with all possible equipment provided and some lovely treats provided on arrival. The shop in the village has all the little bits that you need and Eyemouth and Berwick are close by. Several nice beaches, none of which were crowded.

Reviewed by Sue 18th June 2021

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We had a lovely relaxing holiday in a wonderful cottage. The owner has thought of everything to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The welcome basket with lovely goodies was excellent and very thoughtful, even the dog had a welcome basket. Ayton is a very quiet little village with some lovely walks from the cottage. We would highly recommend Read morethis holiday cottage and would certainly go back.. Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 11th June 2021

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Fantastic holiday, everything you need and more... Home from home with a few extra special touches to make it feel amazing. Lovely enclosed bath and shower, great for the toddlers to splash about in. Fun games room with pool table and board game. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Gerard 7th June 2021

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Reviewed by Zoe 28th May 2021

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Reviewed by P 14th May 2021

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Reviewed by Chris 30th October 2020

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Warmly welcomed, cottage was clean, warm in a lovely village great location for travelling around, with fantastic facilities, definitely going again

Reviewed by Helen 23rd October 2020

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Cottage as fabulous as described it was super clean and very well maintained, everything that we required for our stay was provided. Particulary a very much appreciated welcome pack. The cottage was situated between several beauty spots and amazing beaches. I would thouroghly recommend a visit.

Reviewed by Paul 25th September 2020

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This place is an absolute gem, we were welcomed by a really lovely hamper of goods to start us off, which were very much appreciated. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you could possibly need, the bathroom has plenty of lovely toiletries to use, and the lovely additions of water and packets of tissues on all beside tables were most welcoRead moreme, as well as other little touches placed throughout the property. Pool table, DVDs, and a Wii with games provide lots of entertainment too. Book it! Hide

Reviewed by Linda 11th September 2020

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very comfortable, really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Steve 4th September 2020

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Very well equipped cottage, owner very helpful. Good location to explore the borders

Reviewed by Sonal 28th August 2020

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This newly refurbished cottage is a perfect base for a weeks holiday in Northumberland/ Scottish Borders. Also very well equipped for a rainy week with a dedicated games room / lounge area. The cottage has been converted from an old building so has high ceilings and lovely sash windows. Quiet village and friendly people. Really helpful owner.

Reviewed by Rachael 21st August 2020

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Beautiful house and great location. The owners have done a great job and thought of everything. Would highly recommend. Very clean, well equipped and perfect location. The kids 9 and 5 loved it and so did the dog.

Reviewed by Darren 14th August 2020

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Home from home. An unique cottage in a bonny village. Lots of nice personal touches. Would recommend this place to everybody! Owner Biz was very friendly and helpful. Well be back :)

Reviewed by Peter 7th August 2020

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Very well kept garden meets you and a welcome pack of essential goodies in the kitchen/dining area. If you need it, its here. Bread maker, coffee percolator in small and large, grill pan, spice rack! In the lounge/games room is a full size pool table and proper snooker cues! Various board games with complete pieces, smart TV with Wii and all controRead morellers with a good selection of games, plenty of space to relax with a book for quiet days in. Two very good sized bedrooms with the comfiest beds ever Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 17th July 2020

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A great holiday home. Well set up with a lovely welcome pack on arrival. Spotlessly clean, we will book again.

Reviewed by Emma 16th February 2020

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Sawmill House is a lovely little property. The pictures definitely do it justice. We had a fantastic time there and there was so much to do. The house is exceptionally clean and comfortable amd there are some lovely places to visit nearby. A coffee shop in Duns with the snow fallingvoutside felt very special, as did our walk around Ayton Castle groRead moreunds. We loved it so much we booked it again straightaway! Hide

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