The Gatehouse in the Autumn sunThe bedroom sits above the arch - accessed by a spiral staircase
The Gatehouse to Ayton Castle
The Gatehouse to Ayton Castle
2 hostes
1 dormitori
1 llit
1 bany
2 hostes
1 dormitori
1 llit
1 bany
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Come and stay in your very own 'mini-castle'! Log burner in a cosy sitting room and a bedroom located above the arch, accessible via a romantic stone spiral staircase; Ayton with its pub and village shop just a moment's walk away, the Gatehouse is a retreat like no other. * For additional guest reviews dating from the beginning of June, please click on 'The Host' and then 'Reviews'!


Less than four miles from a dramatic coastline which also boasts unspoilt sandy beaches, the gatehouse to Ayton Castle enjoys an ideal location. Decidedly smaller than its grander 'relation' further up the drive, it combines the comfort of a cosy cottage with the beauty of a castle!

The Gatehouse is built out of the same pink sandstone as Ayton Castle (in the archetypal Scots baronial style) and commands a prime position at the entrance to the castle's extensive grounds. There is ample parking space, and guests also have their own private (and enclosed) garden, as well as access to parts of the estate.

Sleeping just two, the interior consists of a sitting room with log burner, a small but well-equipped kitchen, a bathroom and bedroom. For those who are in pursuit of a little magic, access to the bedroom via a fairy tale spiral staircase should more than compensate for the bathroom being on the ground floor!

Recently restored, the Gatehouse is an unusual delight.

Altres aspectes destacables

*Bed linen and towels etc. are supplied.
*Due to its stone spiral staircase, the property is not suitable for toddlers or those with reduced mobility.
*The fridge does not have a freezer compartment and there is no shaving socket in the bathroom.
*Underfloor heating in kitchen and bathroom (radiators elsewhere).
*Guests are welcome to smoke in the garden!
*Local pub closed: Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
*We do not include a cleaning fee, and ask that guests leave the property much as they find it.
* Well-behaved dogs (up to 2 if not too large) are welcome, but we do ask that they not go on soft furnishings or upstairs, they have clean paws when in carpeted areas, and that the lawn and flower beds are also left as they are found!
*Care and attention, and appropriate footwear advised in castle grounds.
*Please also note that we are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables.
* The Gatehouse thanks you in advance for loving and respecting it as you would your own home :).

Viatge de negocis
Fonamentalment, aquest allotjament disposa de serveis per a viatges de negocis.

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Llocs on dormir
Habitació 1
1 llit de matrimoni

Normes de la casa
No es pot fumar
No es permet organitzar festes o esdeveniments
No és segur ni adequat per a nens (0-12 anys)
L'hora d'arribada és en qualsevol moment a partir de les 14:00
Hora de sortida: abans de les 11:00


193 avaluacions

Perfil de l'usuari Sainctelette
novembre de 2017
sejour exquis

Perfil de l'usuari Eve
novembre de 2017
What can we say really... The Gatehouse was nothing short of magical, everything was spotlessly clean and the guest welcome pack was very informative. Such a cosy lovely mini-castle. Diana was always available whenever we needed her. Communication was a dream, and included a few calls from Diana herself which is a lot more than either myself or my husband were expecting. Beautiful surroundings, beautiful building! Can't wait to return again with our dog.

Perfil de l'usuari Kathryn
novembre de 2017
We stayed in the Gatehouse for our honeymoon and had the most amazing time! It was a gorgeous, charming unique house with beautiful scenery nearby. Diana was also a wonderful host who couldn’t do enough to make sure we had the trip of our dreams.

Perfil de l'usuari Vanessa
octubre de 2017
There are not enough superlatives to describe this “gem” and our host Diana. Every detail for a perfect stay has been thought of and the lodge is spotless . Loved the surprise treats too!’ The lodge is very special and Diana is the perfect hostess. The lodge is ideally placed not far from the A1 for exploring the Scottish Borders and Northumberland Coast - in fact we followed the Coastal Route (marked with tourist signs) for part of our route home. Diana has created a perfect place to return to after a long day walking and exploring the region’s many treasures. She also provides a wealth of information on where to go and what to do . We particularly enjoyed a 11/2 hr boat trip from Seahouses . It was late October so wrong time for puffins but we saw loads of seals and their pups. It is so undeveloped and we loved the open roads and the sheer peace that comes from being in the open air with no other people around. The locals are extremely friendly and have time to chat - a rarity in today’s fast paced world. The local food ‘specialities’ are delicious - Cullen Skink is a must as is Border Tart. For those who like walking this area is pure heaven . We found ourselves out at Branxton late one afternoon and decided to walk the Flodden Battle trail. The sun was setting as we completed it and it was very atmospheric. Very moving to imagine the events that took place there over 500 years ago. We will definitely return. So much more to see.

Perfil de l'usuari Chris
octubre de 2017
The Gatehouse was absolutely perfect and exceeded our expectations. Diana had prepared a welcome basket of local foods for us, and put fresh garden flowers around the house. The property is utterly charming in every aspect. A well appointed kitchen, lovely modern bathroom complimented the cottage charm of the lounge and bedroom. The log burner was laid and ready to light, what a thoughtful touch. We walked our dogs through the castle grounds, where we saw several deer. It’s an enchanting location. The village of Ayton is small, but revolves around the Bier Cafe. This is part coffee shop, local restaurant, pub and village hall all rolled into one. We joined the charity evening for a steak supper and quiz. The local people are super friendly, and the hosts worked really hard to provide an enjoyable evening. The experience of ascending the stone, spiral staircase to bed was quaint and strangely calming. We slept really well, the shutters on the thick stone walls are perfect for a solid, unbroken nights sleep. I can’t recommend this miniature castle highly enough for anyone wishing to treat themselves to a wonderful, countryside/coastal break with a quaint, magical touch. Thank you Diana.

Perfil de l'usuari Andrew
octubre de 2017
The gatehouse was everything we anticipated from the excellent and accurate reviews. We were not disappointed The attention to detail and the exceptional standards did not go unnoticed. Genuine Congratulations as the attention to standards does not happen by accident but through thought and hard work,, Callie & Andrew

Perfil de l'usuari Jessica
octubre de 2017
If you're undecided, just book this place. Diana is an amazing host, and even the lovely photos don't do it justice. The space itself is comfortable as well as charming, with responsive heating in each room and thoughtful amenities throughout, including local snacks and fresh flowers. We felt so well-cared for, (physically and mentally!) as Diana had great recommendations for dining, exploring, and learning about the area's nature and history. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer.

Ayton, Regne UnitMembre des de abril 2015
Perfil de l'usuari Diana

I work as part of the team at Ayton Castle: a magnificent baronial style structure set amid the undulating landscape of a delightful corner of Scotland.

I speak English, French and conversational Italian, while my partner - who helps out on occasion - also speaks Dutch (as a Dutch man this is hardly surprising!) I have always loved meeting new people, and have a passion for history, architecture...and gardening!

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