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  • The Retreat
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    The Retreat

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    Property ref: S23780

    • Bedrooms 5

    • Sleeps 10

    • Baths 2

    • Pets Yes

    • Reviews (21)

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    About this property

    Set down a country lane and surrounded by open fields, this spacious, detached house is ideal for family get-togethers and celebrations. A perfect holiday location for exploring the historic Scottish Borders and picturesque Northumberland with their superb beaches, dramatic castles and stunning scenery. The fishing port of Eyemouth with its colourful harbour where the resident wild grey seals may be fed, quaint St Abbs village with great coastal paths and the grand country house and garden of Paxton are all under 10 miles. A little further afield visit Coldstream, take a walk in the Cheviot Hills or explore Holy Island and Bamburgh, all within 30 miles. Berwick-upon-Tweed with its good selection of shops, cafes and restaurants is only 6 miles. Shops and pub serving food 3.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Kitchen/dining area. Conservatory. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with sloping ceilings.

    Bio-mass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking.


    - Cot Available
    - Detached Property
    - DVD player
    - Dishwasher
    - Fuel and Power Included
    - Garden / Patio
    - Rural Location
    - Bed Linen & Towels Included
    - Washing Machine
    - Parking - On Site
    - Shower Cubicle

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    Local amenities

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    • England-Scotland Border - A1
      3.5 miles
    • Berwick Garden Centre
      4.5 miles
    • The Meadow House
      4.5 miles
    • Shell
      4.5 miles
    • Berwick-upon-Tweed Railway Station (BWK)
      5 miles
    • Berwick speedway
      5 miles
    • Boots
      5 miles
    • The Maltings Theatre & Cinema
      5 miles
    • Costa Coffee
      5 miles
    • Marks and Spencer
      5 miles

    Reviews (21)

    "A lovely house, just off the beaten track, plenty of room for a large party. My only criticism is there is not enough cooking implements and pots and pans to do a proper meal for 10 people. The other issue was there was only 1 shower in the master bedroom en- suite, not good when you have a large party of adults. Apart from these issues it is a very nice house in a peaceful setting, we would hire it again."
    Confirmed guest
    "No WiFi, the beds were ultra cheap and some of the frames had buckled so much that you can see they've been patched up to stop them actually collapsing. Any movement, and you were worried that they would collapse.Single TV which wasn't great and the DVD player was temperamental. Couches in sitting room, not very comfortable. Single shower - which was part of en-suite room. Kitchen was not well equipped - missing basic utensils for cooking and serving food, gas cooker marking had all gone! So no idea what temperature the ovens were at. When we arrived the house was very cold - didn't take to long to heat up, but a warm welcome would have been great.Parking - two cars, anything more and you'd have issues. Garage was full of stuff and not usable for cars."
    "Very comfortable large family home, owners very helpful. Lovely quiet location"
    "Excellent holiday home, well situated, close to lots of attractions and the sea.Nice welcoming atmosphere.There is not a single point with the cottage itself and its location that I could criticize."
    Confirmed guest
    "Great family getaway location."
    "Very comfortable warm and welcoming house. Highly recommend"
    "A perfect place to get away."
    "Fantastic weekend away as a group of 10. Stunning rooms and comfortable beds. The cottage was well equipped and clean making our stay relaxing and feeling right at home."
    "Excellent value for money. Ideal location as we were a large family so privacy was key with also a large town nearby. Owners couldn't do enough and were extremely friendly and approachable. Only slight improvement would be a shower in the communal bathroom, however would def visit again and also recommend. Excellent garden for bbqs and family games and lots of dog walks on doorstep."
    "Great house but need more than one shower."
    "A lovely weeks break in a comfortable well equipped house. Good secure garden for the dogs. House down a quiet lane overlooking fields with only a few other houses, bliss. Some of the beds were perhaps not the most comfortable, but that does become a personal choice, but overall lovely house in a wonderful location."
    "We stayed here from 16-20th Feb. The house is stunning! Spotlessly clean and really well equipped. We often do short breaks over the holidays with the kids and another family, there was 9 of us and still plenty room. One of the best rentals yet and would highly recommend this. On arrival there was even a lovely welcome pack of bacon, eggs, a few biscuit treats and a bottle of wine, lovely touch. I will be adding a review on tripadviser. If the owners read this - Many Thanks! Vanessa"
    "Had a lovely Christmas at the Retreat, great accommodation. There was only one problem we had with the cooker, we had to guess the temperature of the oven as the numbers were missing from the control knobs. Overall we loved the accommodation and had a enjoyable family Christmas."
    "Great house. We will definately go back!"
    "Comfortable,spacious,warm, clean house. Well equipped. Would have benefitted from a shower in the bathroom. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at the Retreat."
    "Great house, really comfortable and warm."
    "The location of the property was very good, we could get to Seahouses, Alnwick, Holy Island & the surrounding areas. Local supermarket just down the A1 as was Berwick Town Centre. On the negative side the only shower was in the ensuite, the accommodation was big enough (5 bedrooms =10 people) & coud benefit from having another shower as there was six adults who had to use the only one in the house every morning . The bed in the main bedroom was uncomfortable & lumpy. "
    "This is a lovely property with the perfect location to visit Scotland. The property accommodated the 8 people in our party comfortably but it would have accommodated 10 easily. The only thing to notice is that although the property has 3 bathrooms, 2 of them with bathtubs there is only 1 shower facility, so another shower would make a huge difference for big parties. Other than that we would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a holiday in Scotland."
    "Loved it."

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