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Albero

Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

For those seeking a more sophisticated take on the coastal look, this chic harbourside apartment positioned in the very heart of the bustling coastal town of Eyemouth will be a super choice. 

Albero

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Overview

For those seeking a more sophisticated take on the coastal look, this chic harbourside apartment positioned in the very heart of the bustling coastal town of Eyemouth will be a super choice. 

Coastal and contemporary

With the charming 13th century fishing port directly opposite; wide golden sands just a gentle stroll away; Giacopazzi’s award winning ice-cream shop right next door and Oblo bar and bistro just around the corner - what’s not to love!

The overall scheme is contemporary but with natural textures, calming neutrals and white louvred shutters which evokes a more subtle coastal feel. On the first floor, the apartment opens into a dining area with glass roof light which floods the space with warmth and sunshine. A smart geometric rug adds a modern twist. French doors lead out to a tiny deck with cafe table for a morning cappuccino.

The compact kitchen has been inspired by the look of an stylish Italian coffee bar with a Nespresso machine providing the finishing touch. The sitting room with wood burner combines very smart furnishings in a soft grey and white scheme which feels light and fresh in summer and toasty warm in winter. A ceiling mounted hanging chair adds a fun touch and is a cosy spot to curl up with a good book.

The three double bedrooms, each with flatscreen TV, have an opulent boutique feel, and a small snug at the top of the second floor has two foldaway single chair beds which are ideal for children. Finally a jacuzzi bath in the family bathroom may just finish off a perfect seaside day!

Property details

Accommodation

The property sits on the first and second floor accessed via a small rear courtyard and a set of stone steps.

First floor

Access door leading into an inner hall.

Dining area with seating for 6 - bench seat and five chairs. A glass rooflight floods the space with light. French doors lead out to a tiny outside deck with cafe table and two chairs.

Kitchen with integrated fridge/freezer, electric oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, washing machine, Nespresso coffee machine (pod type), microwave. Breakfast bar with two cafe stools.

Sitting room with louvred shutters, corner sofa, two chairs, wood burning stove with logs supplied, large wall mounted flat screen TV, Blu-ray DVD, audio system. A ceiling mounted hanging chair adds a characterful touch.

Bathroom with large shower unit with rainforest head and also standard adjustable head, jacuzzi bath, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom one with 5’ king size bed, side tables, wardrobe space and storage, dressing table, flat screen TV, radio.

Second floor

Bedroom two with 5’ king size bed, side tables, wardrobe space and storage, dressing table, flat screen TV, radio.

Snug - a small, compact space with two foldaway single chair beds for children. There is an additional charge of £35 per bed for 1 - 4 nights and £50 per bed for 5+ nights.

Bedroom three with 5’ king size bed, side tables, wardrobe space and storage, flat screen TV, radio. This room has a side view looking up over the harbour area.

Outside

Albero is a first and second floor apartment and there is no garden space. French doors from the first floor lead out to a tiny decked area with cafe table. There is a small rear courtyard with storage provision.

Secure outside storage is available for bikes, dive kit and outdoor gear.

Parking

Guests can temporarily park close to the property to unload and load. Free parking is available in a nearby public car park on Harbour Road. Further information will be provided with the booking confirmation or on request in advance.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Dogs

One dog is welcome at a cost of £20. Your dog should be clean and dry before access into the property and is not permitted in the bedrooms or on the furniture. Before booking, it is important to note that this is a first and second floor apartment and apart from a small enclosed courtyard to the rear access, there is no garden provision. The property sits directly on the harbour front and the beach is approximately 150 yards for exercising your dog. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Guest amenities

High quality bed linen, bath sheets and hand towels are provided along with guest toiletries. A hairdryer is supplied in each of the bedrooms.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage is generally good on most networks.

Heating

There is heating throughout, with a wood burning stove in the sitting room. Initial supply of logs provided.

Guest privacy

The property sits directly opposite the Eyemouth Maritime Centre therefore direct views of the harbour are restricted. It is important to note that the apartment sits on a busy working harbour location and the degree of noise is as one would expect from an upper floor, town centre property. There is a cafe and bistro bar directly to the left and right of the property.

Location

Eyemouth has been a fishing port since the 13th Century. Today, as well as being home to a fishing fleet of about 80 boats, the harbour is also the base for a diving school, boat trips around the coast and exhilarating rides in a high-powered RIB. For those who prefer their holidays more relaxed, Eyemouth has a delightful sandy beach for walking, sandcastle building or just relaxing with a book. The stunning East Berwickshire coastline also provides superb walks along the 32 miles from Lamberton to Cockburnspath.

For a little bit of education and history, pay a visit to Gunsgreen House on the opposite side of the harbour, once described as a ‘splendid palace built by a smuggler’! Built in 1753, today it offers the chance to learn more about the life of ‘merchant’ John Nisbet through its interactive tours of the house, museum and cellars. Children can dress up as a smuggler, explore hidden tunnels, hide in barrels and discover the famous ‘tea chute’!

This area is a wonderful source of inspiration for art lovers where you will be drawn to the shifting colours of the seascape and can enjoy happy afternoons browsing pretty local galleries around this area. For those looking to explore their creative side, art classes can be arranged with local artists.

The gentle bay at Coldingham Sands has a lifeguard on duty through the summer season, and a rocky shore at either end provides an ideal spot for dabbling in the rock-pools. The area is much favoured by families and offers lovely golden sands just right for beach-cricket, volleyball or kite-flying. Surfing and bodyboarding is popular here and the St. Vedas Surf Shop nearby can provide rental and instruction. The area has a beach cafe, toilet facilities, and plenty of parking and there is a lovely family-friendly walk over the headland to the pretty fishing village of St. Abbs where thousands of seabirds can be spotted along the way.

Activities

Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"We stayed at Albero in Eyemouth for a 4 night short break. The property is fabulous and we would stay again because of the finish in the cottage and the location. We have stayed in many Crabtree & Crabtree cottages and have never been disappointed. The staff are excellent and get back to you immediately if you enquire about anything. The owner of Albero was helpful and charming but didn't encroach on our privacy at all." 

Reay family

"What a fantastic weekend we have had here! Very stylish and well equipped. Excellent location. Loved how handy the chips and ice cream were - lovely haggis! Thank you for helping us to have such a good weekend with this brilliant apartment." 

Darcy family

"Albero was a very enjoyable and comfortable stay. The apartment was very well furnished, and the welcome from the owner was excellent."

Cooper family

"We had a lovely time at Albero despite the extreme snow fall. The owner was a wonderful host, attentive, informative, kind and very welcoming. She was very accommodating when the snow fall meant that we couldn't get home as the A1 was closed, we can't thank her enough for ensuring that we were safe and warm and well looked after. We hope to return to Albero in the sunshine!"

Hazel family

"Had a fab time at the Albero, apartment was amazing. Welcome hamper was a great treat. We met the owner on arrival, what a lovely lady who made you feel welcome from the off. We will go back."

Dutson family

"We had a terrific stay at Albero. We were met by the owner who was extremely friendly. We were delighted with and appreciated the welcome pack that the owner left. The apartment was spacious, clean and beautifully decorated  throughout. Eyemouth was a lovely place to explore and relax. Thanks for a great time. We look forward to returning in the near future."

Miss Kane & friends
Location In Eyemouth town centre.
Dogs
  • One dog is welcome with a charge of £20.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday during high season, with additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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