House in Coldingham, Nr. Eyemouth, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders, Scotland - Peaceful Area, 20 Minutes' Walk To Sandy Beach, Renowned For Surfing, Natural Conservation Area
Abbey Cottage was built in 1840, reputedly from stone of the nearby Abbey. It has very unusual, ornate stonework on the facade, and stands in an elevated position as you enter the village from the south, just on the bridge.
The house has a large garden to the side with a delightful sunny front garden, and a patio at the rear for outdoor dining. The enclosed driveway has parking for 3 cars and there is also a small car park in the village square. You will have exclusive use of the property which is detached and within its own gardens. The garden is extensive and secure, with steps to the side where there is a large area of grass, little orchard and and washing line. There is lockable outbuilding for bikes, kayaks or surfboards etc. available by prior notice being given.
Coldingham is a beautiful historic conservation village on South East Coast of Scotland with an award-winning beach, very popular for surfing, walking, cycling and bird watching, as well as riding and fishing.
Nearby St.Abbs is renowned for being a National Trust Nature Reserve and marine conservation area as well as offering chartered boats and diving expeditions.
In Coldingham there are two pubs, one serving food, the other with a beer garden, and a mini market as well as a traditional butcher, antique shop, and Post Office. There is also fish and chip shop in the nearby caravan site. The historic Priory is 3 minutes walk away and its fascinating history (and a coffee) can also be discovered in the Luckenbooth. There is excellent surfing at Coldingham and further up the coast at Pease Bay with lessons for all levels.
3 miles away Eyemouth, a thriving fishing village, boasts a range of shops including two lovely chip shops with award-winning ice cream, a Dive Centre, swimming pool, and museum. At the harbour you can also feed the seals!
Around 12 miles away, Berwick upon Tweed has a regular antique market and arts centres, as well as a retail park with all the major supermarkets. Walk around by the barracks amidst lovely views of the estuary and its bridges, as well as follow the L.S. Lowry trail, and visit the art galleries.
Further on you will find Spittal Promenade, Cocklawburn beach, Paxton House and and Manderston, as well as the historic Union Bridge, and Holy Island.
The East Coast main train line to Berwick-upon-Tweed is a short drive with journeys to Newcastle or Edinburgh only taking 45 minutes.
There is a regular bus service between Coldingham and Eyemouth and Berwick as well as Edinburgh. Coldingham is five minutes off the A1 and within easy reach of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Northumberland, and the Scottish Borders. There are beautiful coastal walks to Berwick, Eyemouth, St Abbs and beyond.
Top Traveller Review
Abbey Cottage Comforts
About the Owner
From Edinburgh, I love the city and the seaside and enjoy being within easy reach of both.
4.8 based on 5 holidaymaker reviews
Abbey Cottage Comforts
Me, my partner and our two dogs had a lovely stay in the beautifully decorated Abbey 'Cottage', with it's own enclosed garden and mini orchard, and a welcoming bottle of wine in the fridge! Pippa the owner was extremely helpful, and though we didn't get to meet her in person, she was always on hand to respond straight away to any queries by email/phone etc. The only thing that isn't mentioned in the description of Abbey Cottage is there is no TV there, but there is WiFi so take a laptop if you want a cosy night in watching a film curled up in front of the open fire; after stunning coastal walks and a run around on the nearby beach. We had a wonderful long weekend break and would definitely recommend this gem of a place to others.
fantastic hose friendly helpful owner
Fantastic house in the beautiful little village of Coldingham.
The house has four bedrooms with plenty of space and was ideal for us a group of four friends here for the fishing. The house is ideally locatd to explore the stunning coastline and surrounding area.
Highly recommended, would defiantly come back .
The house is beautiful. Renovated with a real eye for detail and style. We were in the area for the children to attend an intensive week of swimming training at Eyemouth Leisure Centre and Abbey Cottage provided us with the perfect home away from home. We were even able to have relatives visit and stay for a while and had the space to sit round the large dining table together. The central heating warms the house well but the addition of the log fires adds to the warm atmosphere. There is no TV but there is wifi and that was well used by the children during their down times between swimming sessions. Our two dogs felt right at home too and there are lovely walks in the area along with wonderful dog friendly beaches. The locals are very friendly and welcoming too! Thank you for making us so comfortable Pippa x
Lovely house, Lovely owner, Lovely area
Everything about this holiday was friendly and easy. Our email queries about dog bowls, toys and games etc, were promptly and helpfully answered and we felt very welcome at this clean and roomy house with its homely touches. We had a great week, relaxing in the house and shopping locally at Spar and the butcher, going on local walks and spending hours on Coldingham Beach. The ice creams and seals at Eyemouth were worth a short car trip, and for longer days out we chose Bamburgh beach and Castle, Alnwick Gardens and Berwick (NB borrow the Northumberland Council parking disc!). There is still a lot we’d like to visit, although I’ll just add that Union Bridge and the honey farm did make a good rainy day trip. Would definitely recommend for a friendly, comfortable holiday for groups with, or without, dogs and children.
Comfortable house ideal to explore
A lovely, comfortable house which is ideal for relaxing and exploring the local area -which itself is a real hidden gem as it is not too busy; has a beautiful local beach; and super walks and scenery. The house is ideal for those who enjoy family time, relaxation and peacefulness. It has large, airy rooms -especially the bedrooms - the kitchen has all mod cons and the house is extremely clean throughout. The Wi-Fi was well utilised by the children -remember to take a laptop for those wishing to watch TV programmes. Otherwise enjoy the peace and quiet, and the local people who are very welcoming and friendly.
From the Owner
“Love the area, with its beautiful countryside, and proximity to Edinburgh and the north of England”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
The area is popular for walking, bird watching, cycling and surfing.
A maximum of 2 well behaved dogs allowed at £20 each per week.
20 minutes walk to sandy Coldingham Bay, 30 minutes to harbour and cliff walks at St Abbs Head, 30 minutes walk to Eyemouth beach by coastal path.
20 minutes drive to Pease Bay, Cocklawburn beach, and 30 minutes to Bamburgh and Holy Island.
Edinburgh Airport approximately 90 minutes drive.
Newcastle Airport approximately 2 hours
By car: 5 minutes drive to Eyemouth, 15 minutes to Berwick upon Tweed,
45 minutes to Edinburgh, and Newcastle.
By train: Berwick upon Tweed station is on the East Coast rail network, directly linking to Newcastle, York, London, Aberdeen, Inverness.
Good restaurant and pubs in the village, post office, local butcher, mini supermarket and antique shop, play park, river walks, Priory/church all within 5 minutes walk.
Further shops, banks, museums, galleries, swimming pool and attractions 5 minutes drive away in Eyemouth.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
16 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
Please contact owner.
Flexible changeover day, but weekends preferred.
Notes on prices:
A cleaning fee of £25 is payable per stay.
Up to two well behaved pets are allowed at £20 each per week.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“It is decorated and equipped with style and comfort, neither winning over the other, but both ensuring that your stay will be most enjoyable and relaxing. Whilst being in the centre if the village and within easy walking distance of the beach, it feels very secluded and peaceful.”
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- children welcome
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- near the sea
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Family bathroom on first floor with huge cast iron bath with shower attachment and WC. Shower room with electric shower, WC.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with double bed, Bedroom 3 with twin beds, Bedroom 4 with double sofa bed. Travel cot available on request.
- Golf ...
- Outside: The house has a large garden to the side with a delightful sunny front garden, and a patio at the rear for outdoor dining. The enclosed driveway has parking for 3 cars. The property is detached and within its own gardens. The garden is extensive and secure, with steps to the side where there is a large area of grass, little orchard and and washing line. There is lockable outbuilding for bikes, kayaks or surfboards etc. available by prior notice being given. Utility Room: Cloakroom cupboard with vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board, laundry basket and clothes airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen is provided although guests should bring own towels for the beach. The beds are made up for arrival and changed after departure. Cleaning is done in preparation of your stay but not during unless by request.