Located one mile West of the lovely small fishing port of Eyemouth, Old Linthill is an secluded seventeenth century Scottish tower house perched on a hillside in the centre of a beautiful small estate with private trout fishing on two rivers and woodland walks. There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms plus a second sitting room with additional king-size double sofa bed giving accommodation for up to 10 guests in comfort. There is a large sitting room with open fire, beautiful wood-paneled dining room and a well-equipped kitchen.
Tower House, Scottish Borders, Scotland - Perfect Location For Countryside And Beach Holidays While Also Being Close To A Small Town
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Mar 2019
About Cat Macdonald-Home
Blue Sky Cottages markets a selection of stylish holiday rentals in the Scottish Borders. Properties range from cottages in the stable block at Wedderburn Castle, historic gate lodges, a traditional Scottish Borders tower house and an Adam-designed castle.
Cat Macdonald-Home purchased this House in 1750
Why Cat Macdonald-Home chose Eyemouth
Old Linthill has been in the Home family since it was built in the 18th century. In the past few years it has had a loving and extensive makeover, with new bathrooms installed, fresh paintwork, new central heating system and new beds, soft furnishings and appliances. We like to think that we have retained all of the character of the house while adding modern comforts to make your stay truly memorable. It is located in 28 aces of woodland and parkland with streams running through, but while still being within walking distance of the fishing village of Eyemouth with its restaurants, bars, museum and leisure facilities.
What makes this House unique
Privacy of a 28-acre estate with the convenience of a town within walking distance along a pavement that runs to the end of the drive. Large enough for family holidays, group holidays and reunions. A unique rural location with beautiful walks all around. Close to beaches and villages. A perfect location for exploring the Scottish Borders, North Northumberland and East Lothian while being within convenient driving distance or train journey from Edinburgh.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Wonderful family getaway
We stayed at Old Linthill with a group of family members for a short break and loved every minute! The house has lots of space and has been stylishly decorated with a different feel to all of the rooms. There are three bathrooms which is great when you have lots of people staying as there was never any pressure on bathroom space. Likewise there was plenty of comfy seating in the sitting room and a large table with more than enough chairs in the dining room so we never felt cramped. The kitchen is not massive but is very well-equipped and has more than enough pans and equipment to cook for 10 people. There is also a smaller sitting room which can be used as a bedroom but is also useful if somebody needs some space to go off and work or have quiet reading time. The house was lovely and warm and there always seemed to be loads of hot water.
We didn't have a chance to explore the countryside immediately around the house but we were told there were some nice walks. Our children loved the garden though and as the house is up a long driveway and set back from any roads we felt safe letting them run around. They loved seeing pheasants and hares and one morning we saw some deer too.
We liked the village of Eyemouth and recommend the fish and chips and wandering along the harbour and seafront. It was a bit too chilly when we visited to have ice cream but I am told that Giacopazzis - a local producer - is really worth a visit in summer. Our favourite place closely was Coldingham though. It has a lovely beach and it is worth visiting the ruined priory. St Abbs harbour is also lovely and felt like stepping back in time.
We loved this holiday and would like to come back for longer next time to explore properly.
Special interest holidays:
It may be possible to provide photography courses run by an acclaimed professional photographer by prior arrangement. Courses are subject to availability and must be booked in advance.
The property is well-located for the beaches at Eyemouth. These are a mile and a half away from the house (around 4 mins driving time). Around 15 minutes drive away you will find the pretty village of Coldingham which boasts the renowned Coldingham Bay – a pretty site that is well-known amongst surfers.
Closby is the St Abbs Head marine centre and bird reserve. As well as offering walks with stunning views, it is known for its diving - with a good selection of wrecks - and marine life.
Nearest airports - Edinburgh and Newcastle. Edinburgh is around 1 hour away. Newcastle is around 1hr 30mins.
Berwick-upon-Tweed station is around 15 mins drive and is on the East Coast Mainline from London. Cars can be hired via East Coast Rentals in Berwick and collected at the station. There is also a taxi-rank at the station.
The property is situated just a few miles from the A1 trunk road between Edinburgh and Newcastle
Closest town - Eyemouth. Around 1 mile
Eyemouth is a bustling fishing port that is a popular holiday destination. Here you will find a Co-op supermarket, butchers, fishmongers, bakers, post office, pharmacist and other small shops. It also has a number of bars, restaurants and take-aways.
Eyemouth has been a fishing port since the 13th century and remains one of the busiest in Scotland, with around 80 boats. You can experience the atmosphere of a busy working fishing port up-close, and get up early enough and you can also witness the fishmarket. Visit Gunsgreen House, a remarkable property that overlooks the harbour and was a smugglers’ hideaway. Take a trip in the glass-bottomed boat that leaves from the harbour to see the coast, or go on a sea fishing trip. There is a sandy beach with rock pools as well as amusements. Try Giacopazzi's ice cream during your stay or eat fish and chips on the beach. Eyemouth also has a leisure centre with a swimming pool, toddler pool and excellent gym with views out to sea.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Please contact the owners to receive a booking form. A deposit of one third of the total rental amount is payable on booking. The booking deposit is non-refundable at time of cancellation unless the dates are re-let to another party. Quoted prices are based on 8 or fewer sharing. A supplement is payable for additional guests up to a maximum of 10 guests. Changeover Day: Changeover day flexible Arrival after 4pm and after 10.30am - this may be flexible subject to prior arrangement. Notes on prices: Prices include bed linen and towels.