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.
Contemporary living just minutes from the beach
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. 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!
Named as the 2019 winner of the Best Interior Design Apartment in Scotland, 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!
The property sits on the first and second floor accessed via a small rear courtyard and a set of stone steps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is heating throughout, with a wood burning stove in the sitting room. Initial supply of logs provided.
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.
Eyemouth’s High Street has a good range of local shops, including a delicatessen, several fishmongers, an excellent butchers shop and bakery and two Co-op supermarkets for those everyday essentials. Hammond Charcuterie on Mason’s Wynd for artisan speciality meats also comes recommended.
For eating-out, you can enjoy supremely fresh fish and chips from award winning Giacopazzi’s which sits right next door or choose from the dizzying choice of ice cream freshly made every day on the premises. Oblo bar and bistro sits just around the corner for a crisp glass of wine or cosy lunches or suppers.
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.
For golf fans, Eyemouth’s golf club is just minutes from the house and boasts a sixth hole voted as “Britain’s most extraordinary golf hole.” There are a number of other well-regarded courses nearby including links courses at Goswick and Dunbar.
Eyemouth is an ideal base for exploring the miles of deserted golden sands and secluded rocky coves that make up the stunning Berwickshire and Northumberland coastline. The cliffs at nearby St. Abbs, a designated Nature Reserve, are the prime breeding and nesting grounds for thousands of seabirds, and seals are also a common sight here.
To the south, some of our favourite spots nearby include the stunning beach at Bamburgh, miles of pristine sand, popular for walking, riding and surfing and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. This tiny, picturesque island linked at low tide to the mainland, is an overwhelmingly mystical place, home to the evocative remains of a ruined eleventh-century priory, a beautifully restored castle and the infamous Lindisfarne Mead.
The magnificent city of Edinburgh is a very easy day trip either an hour by car or 45 minutes by train from nearby Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Children and families
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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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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!Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
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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.Find Out More
Ancestral history research
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Cooks and Chefs
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Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
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"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
"Hi, we had a fabulous time thank you. The apartment was lovely, really well furnished, light airy and comfortable. We will definitely stay there again when visiting that part of the country. Many thanks."Andy, Wendy & Emily
"Fantastic stay. Owner very welcoming. Beautiful apartment, well equipped and well looked after. Would definitely stay there again."Mr Cooper
"We stayed 4 nights Monday to Friday and found the apartment bright and comfortable. The owners had utilised the space perfectly with it had a very modern but homely feel. We ate in the adjacent restaurant Oblo 3 times and their fish and chip restaurant once and both well very good with friendly staff and good service. We would definitely recommend this apartment to family and friends in the future."Spiers Family
"Loved this apartment very luxurious, and functional, everything you would need for a holiday, great location over looking the harbour, near to restaurants/pubs, and a delicious ice cream shop on hand, and a lovely welcome pack was amazing"Mr Millar
"We had a wonderful stay - thank you. The owner was very welcoming and the attention to detail in the apartment was much appreciated. Beautifully designed and very comfortable. The quality of takeaway food available at Giacopazzis and Oblo Bistro was great and made it very easy to eat in which at this time was a bonus for us. Coldingham beach provided isolated entertainment time for us as a family, noted that Coldingham has been awarded best Scottish beach 2020 and we very much appreciated a beach borrow box which I have never come across before. From the booking to departure was faultless and we will book with you again. Thank you again, until next time."English family
- One dog is welcome with a charge of £20.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Ideally placed near the water's edge, watch colourful boats in the harbour, enjoy fresh fish and chips on the beach and try a 'Fast Blast' Rib Trip or leisurely sea safari along the coast."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree