This split level ground floor town house offers comfortable accommodation over 2 floors, comprising of a double bedroom, fully fitted kitchen and living area, bathroom and a newly converted vaulted basement games room with board games and a small pool table -part of the old network of underground tunnels that indicates the towns smuggling past ! There's also an outside garden sun terrace with seating area. There is free WiFi, electric heating and double glazing throughout.
Kittiwake has its own street level private entrance which leads to the main hall. The living area and kitchen are directly from the hall on the right, and the bedroom, bathroom and games room on the left. The garden terrace is accessed straight up the stairs from the hall towards the back of the property and its a glorious sun trap in sunny weather!
There is free parking along Church St directly outside the property and the free Harbour Road public car park is opposite the front of the property. Please note there is some traffic noise at busy periods of the morning.
This accommodation would suit couples who enjoy easy access to the shops and restaurants including some award winning local producers for both sit in and take away fresh fish. For a touch of romance, dine with a balcony view of the harbour and you may be lucky enough to see your fish landed before your eyes!
This property would be suitable for a couple with a small baby, there is a travel cot and high chair available for use if you wish – please contact the owner. Bed linen and bath sheets are provided for two guests, but more can be provided on request for the sofa bed.
For those who enjoy being active, the Berwickshire Coastal path passes straight through Eyemouth town centre and leads to Burnmouth to the South or St Abbs and Pease Bay to the North. There are many cycle routes that interconnect through the town, one of the most challenging is the Coast and Castles route that runs from Edinburgh to Newcastle and passes through Eyemouth.
There is an 18 hole golf course just a short walk away which admits non-members and offers restaurant facilities overlooking the sea. Keen golfers should make their way to the golf club
and try out their skills on the famous 6 th hole, a par 3 recently voted 'Britain's most extraordinary golf hole'.
The more adventurous may prefer to dive with the local diving companies who moor their boats at the Harbour. Sightseeing trips are also regularly run from the Harbour.
Overlooking the town is Gunsgreen House, an imposing 18th century merchant's house of Adam design which is now a popular visitor attraction and venue open to the public following an extensive renovation. Ayton Castle and Paxton House are also close by in addition to the historic walled market town of Berwick Upon Tweed.
There is an excellent regular bus service to both Edinburgh, Berwick train station and the main East Coast line straight into Eyemouth Town centre. For drivers the A1 passes less than 4km from the town. The address is Kittiwake, 42a Church St, Eyemouth, TD145DH. Kittiwake has parking directly outside and close access to a public car park. Kittiwake is the only painted house on Church street (pink) so very easy to find.
The Port of Eyemouth is the largest town in Berwickshire, and has been a fishing port since the 13th century. It remains a busy working harbour with a number of boats regularly fishing out of it. The High Street has a wide range of shops, including a delicatessen, Butcher, several fishmongers and an art gallery. The Visitor Information Centre is open from Easter to October, as is Eyemouth Museum, which tells the history of the area and has a changing programme of exhibitions.
The Berwickshire coastline is famous for its beautiful scenery and pretty villages. Take some time to soak up the atmosphere at St Abbs, a charming small harbour village and home to the only voluntary marine reserve in the UK, rated one of the top 4 dive areas in Europe for its clear waters and diverse Sea-life. The waters around St Abbs and Eyemouth are also home to a few ship wrecks, including a German u boat! Coldingham Sands is a stunning stretch of beach with a pretty row of beach huts, a restaurant and life guard service in the Summer months – ideal for families and only 15 minutes from Eyemouth. Further inland, the Scottish Borders has many places of interest to visit. Less than an hour away are the Market Towns of Duns and Kelso, home of one of the Borders four Abbeys and Floors Castle. Just over an hour away is the pretty town of Melrose, also home to the Rugby Sevens and nearby Abbotsford House, home of Sir Walter Scott.