Hill View Cottage, Shearlaw Road, Ayton, Scottish Borders, 
TD14 5QP





Hill View Cottage is a charming 3 bedroom semi detached house offering generous accommodation over two principal floors. The property offers ample off-street parking, a secure garden and a large double height garage/shed which could offer a variety of uses.


Accommodation Comprises


Ground Floor

Hall, Cloakroom, Sitting Room, Dining Kitchen, Utility, Rear Hall, Double Bedroom.

First Floor
Landing, Double Bedroom with En-Suite, Double Bedroom, Bathroom.

Off-Street Parking, Enclosed Rear Garden, Small Garden to Front, Large Garage/Shed.

Forthcoming Reston Train Station 3 miles, Eyemouth 3 miles,

Berwick upon Tweed Train Station 7 miles, Edinburgh 48 miles, Newcastle upon Tyne 72 miles.
(all distances are approximate).



Area Insights

Hill View Cottage is positioned in the heart of Ayton, an incredibly popular village in the heart of the Berwickshire countryside. The properties are within an easy walk of all the amenities one would expect from a thriving Borders village which include a very well-regarded primary school, play park, a well stocked village shop and post office. The Hemelvaart Bier Café is well known throughout the local area and hosts a variety of fantastic events such as comedy and music evenings.

Nearby Reston (3 miles away) is soon to offer a train station which will be a sub-station of the main East Coastline connecting London to Aberdeen which will make commuting to Newcastle or Edinburgh very quick and easy. Otherwise, there is a main line station at Berwick upon Tweed (7 miles away).

There are a number of larger towns near Ayton, the closest being Eyemouth which is approximately 3 miles northeast. Eyemouth is a fishing port with a picturesque harbour and a sandy beach. It has an excellent range of amenities including a Co-op supermarket, and local shops such as a first-class butcher, home bakery and fishmonger. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool and fitness centre, several public houses and restaurants and marine activities such as diving.

The historic market town of Berwick upon Tweed lies 7 miles south of Ayton, just off the A1 in Northumberland. Berwick is home to all the major supermarket chains, good local shopping, a number of historical attractions within its mediaeval walls, numerous restaurants and cafes and the Maltings arts centre.

The surrounding countryside offers an excellent choice of attractions such as castles and historic houses, the beautiful coastline around St Abbs, Coldingham, and North Northumberland and the Cheviot Hills and Northumberland National Park.

Country and sporting pursuits are widely available and there are several golf courses within a short drive including Eyemouth, Dunbar, Goswick and Magdalene Fields in Berwick.

Ayton is a quiet and peaceful village but offers excellent links to Edinburgh, Newcastle and even London. The A1 truck road provides easy commutable access to Scotland’s capital city and Newcastle and Berwick upon Tweed’s mainline train station offers a regular service up and down the country, with London being only a 3 ½ hour journey away.


General Remarks



Hill View Cottage



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Useful Links

Ayton Primary School contact details - https://www.scotborders.gov.uk/directory_record/20089/ayton_primary_school

Hemelvaart Bier Café - https://hemelvaart.co.uk

Ayton Castle - https://www.aytoncastle.co.uk

Reston Station - https://scotlandsrailway.com/projects/reston-station

Longridge Towers School - https://lts.org.uk

Eyemouth High School - https://www.eyemouthhigh.org.uk

Eyemouth Medical Practise - https://www.eyemouthmedicalpractice.co.uk/

Dean Mark Butchers - https://www.facebook.com/deanmarkbutcher/

Belhaven Hill School - https://www.belhavenhill.com

Eyemouth Swimming Pool - https://www.liveborders.org.uk/health/swimming/swimming-pools/eyemouth-leisure-centre

Herring Queen Festival - https://www.ehq.org.uk/about-festival

The Maltings - https://www.maltingsberwick.co.uk/?FromMobile=1

Berwick Museum - https://museumsnorthumberland.org.uk/berwick-museum-art-gallery

Berwick Castle - https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/berwick-upon-tweed-castle-and-ramparts

Berwick Train Station - https://www.lner.co.uk/the-east-coast-experience/our-stations/berwick-upon-tweed-station

Berwick Food & Beer Festival - https://www.berwickfoodandbeerfestival.co.uk/

The Swan Sports Centre - https://www.activenorthumberland.org.uk/Centres/Swan-Centre.aspx

Coldingham Sands - https://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/coldingham-bay-p315511

           Scottish Borders Council - https://www.scotborders.gov.uk/ 

Scottish Borders Council planning and building - https://www.scotborders.gov.uk/info/20012/planning_and_building 




Fixtures and Fittings

Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price.

Listing and Conservation

Hill View House falls within the conservation village of Ayton but is not listed.




Hill View Cottage

  • Oil central heating

  • Main’s electricity, drainage and water.

  • High speed broadband services are available in the area.

Council Tax

Hillview Cottage – Band D

Energy Efficiency Rating

Hillview Cottage – Band F (Rating 38)

Local Authority

Scottish Borders Council
Telephone: 0300 100 1800


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Particulars prepared in May 2022.