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A Top Quality Three Bedroom Property With Panoramic Views to the Sea



Updated: 27-Oct-2016
Cottage in Coldingham, Nr. Eyemouth, Scottish Borders, Scotland - Relaxing Location, a Three Quarter Mile Walk Through Fields to the Sea nearby Diving and Surfing

Cormorant Cottage is part of a delightful steading conversion on the outskirts of Coldingham with its beautiful beach, historic priory and country walks. Nearby St Abbs has stunning cliff top walks, a small harbour from which diving is available and a marine reserve. To the south is Eyemouth with its active fishing harbour, fishing museum, beach and shopping. The cottage provides luxury self catering accommodation with a small open garden and patio (garden furniture and BBQ) with views to the countryside. The cottage has recently been renovated to a high standard in a fresh contemporary style but still including a wood-burning stove to ensure a cosy core to the stylish interiors. The aims is to create a relaxing peaceful ambiance and a base in the perfect location for your Scottish Borders and North Northumbria holiday adventures. The main road artery the A1 is only a few miles away for travels further afield and with Railway Stations at Berwick upon Tweed and Dunbar journeys to Edinburgh or Newcastle or beyond without the strain of driving are an easy option.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pets considered
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in a town house within the walls of Berwick upon Tweed.

We have two grown up children and one dog called Tess.

Lothian is a Civil Engineer, and I was an Occupational Therapist, but now like to do up houses.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

New on market but we used to own The Granary near Duns and the standard is maintained
Jul 2014
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Fabulous Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is truly lovely and every possible little attention to detail has been thought of, the whole place was absolutely spotless and so well equipped with lovely little touches throughout. The property listing is accurate and it is very well maintained. The 3 bedrooms on the ground floor are all well sized and the Master has a great en-suite with a double shower. There are comfy beds with good quality linens and pillows (all with protectors), great showers and a deep bath in the bathroom, there are lots of towels and comfortable seating in the living area; the dining table easily seats 8. There's a wood-burner which was set for us but we didn't need to use it during our stay.

There's a great view out to sea from the excellent windows which run the length of the open plan living/dining/kitchen area on the upper floor, there's a field between the cottage and the coast in which we saw hare and deer as well as a great selection of birds. Its all very tranquil and tastefully decorated throughout; our 2 wee dogs seemed to relax just as soon as we all got there. They loved watching the wildlife out of the windows.

Maureen and Lothian couldn't have been more helpful with suggestions and information before we arrived. They are very friendly and provided fantastic customer service. Thank you both for your regular weather updates before we arrived!

The cottage lies at the edge of the pretty village of Coldingham which is a short, very pleasant walk away and we found everyone very friendly. Less than 3 miles in the opposite direction is Eyemouth where there's a decent Co-op Supermarket, shops pubs and restaurants. We took advantage of the well equipped gym and swimming pool there too. The beach was a favourite place for walking our dogs. St. Abbs is a lovely fishing village a few miles from Coldingham and has a great café serving excellent food at reasonable prices - there's a small indoor market there at the Ebba Centre every Friday selling fresh fish, preserves and crafts.

Unfortunately the weather was not kind to us during our stay but it didn't dampen a lovely holiday, we were celebrating my husband's 50th birthday. We enjoyed fish and chips from Mackays a wonderful (delivered) Chinese meal from the Jade Garden and Pizza from the Q-Kurdi Grill all in Eyemouth and the New Inn in Coldingham provided a very nice dinner on our last night there.

All in all we would thoroughly recommend this amazing property and we will be back for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review, we very much appreciate your comments, not only on Cormorant cottage, but also the area, which is really stunning. You very kindly left some gorgeous flowers also, thank you.
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Truly excellent!

  • 5 of 5

The moment we walked up the stairs and took in the fantastic views we knew cormorant cottage was for us.

The owners have really thought about the cottage quality and it truly shows, everything from the kitchen to beds to the furniture are quality items, you’ll find no cheap-o basic stuff here, the cottage was exceptionally clean and tidy with everything you’d ever need for perfect holiday.

The views of the sea and countryside are stunning, we were lucky enough to see wild deer and many rabbits playing in the field, the owners made this experience even better with the provided binoculars and telescope!

The cottage is located in a wonderful part of the borders with easy access to many local beaches that have dramatic views of the sea and lovely sandy beaches. Edinburgh is within easy reach at about 45 miles or so away.

I’ve stayed in many holiday homes in the UK and this cottage is by far the best, in fact we can’t wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, lovely owners

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is lovely with fantastic views. Very clean and comfortable and the owners were extremely friendly and helpful. We had the most wonderfully relaxing break in front of the wood burner in the evening and they've helpfully left DVDs, games and books to keep you occupied if you're staying indoors. Will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great comments, they are much appreciated. There is something about the sea view and the log burner which induces total relaxation! We look forward to seeing you again hopefully.
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A bright, fresh and luxurious holiday home!

  • 5 of 5

The house benefits from a glorious and unrestricted sea view enhanced by the open plan lounge, dining and kitchen space being on the top floor and viewed by 6 panoramic Windows!

The 3 ground floor and spacious bedrooms, served by a well appointed family bathroom and separate walk in luxury shower room attached the Master Bedroom enhance the overall quality of stay provided at this holiday cottage.

What is very clear, from the moment you enter, is that the owners have really tried to think of everything you might need to make your stay extra special. From the quality fixtures and fittings to the high standard of glassware, crockery, towels and personal touches so freely provided, it is very evident that the owners want you to be completely comfortable during your stay.

The surrounding area is one of natural beauty and the walks a joy. Local shops, supermarkets and food outlets means you are never more than a brief car journey from anything you need. Edinburgh is about one hours drive and the roads open and comfortable. The coastal roads are a pleasure to use too!

We had a luxurious, restful and highly enjoyable stay. The beds are comfy with quality bedding and pillows. The bathrooms very well equipped and the whole place is of a very high standard.

The kitchen is light and very easy to work in. As a trained Chef I appreciate such issues. I must confess to sharpening all the knives during my stay, but that's because I can't (won't) cook with blunt knives!!!! However, that is never meant as a criticism, more a reflection of how much at home I felt.

The personal care of the owners was very evident from the outset and we left them a couple of thank you gifts as a genuine token of our appreciation at their efforts to provide a very high standard of accommodation at a very much value for money price!

When we go away, we aim to get accommodation that is as good or better than what we live in. Cormorant Cottage did not disappoint!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, comfortable cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week with family aged 2 years to 60 and we all found it exceptional! Amazing view, comfortable beds and lots of space. Well equipped kitchen and a welcome jar of orange marmalade. The owners, Maureen and Lothian had left notes on how to use all the appliances, logs for the fire which we didn't use as we had great weather and a great selection of books, games and DVDs. We have now stayed in two of their properties and have not been disappointed at all!

I would highly recommend a day trip to Alnwick castle and gardens and if you have children, East links country park. We also had a day in Edinburgh which is just an hours drive from the cottage .

Fab week in a great place :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Cottage in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This is such a beautiful cottage which is very contemporary and cosy. It had everything you needed. They even provided coffee, tea, sugar, milk, biscuits, marmalade. I took dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid and even tea towels, but these were all provided. We loved it that much we really only strayed out in the morning to the beach and pub for lunch and then stayed in and enjoyed the cottage during late afternoon and evening. There were even DVD's, books and games. I took a couple of games and they even had the same games there. The logs provided lasted us and the sunshine came out for two days which was an added bonus this time of year. We didn't really like Eyemouth but loved Coldingham and the beach was gorgeous. We walked to St Abbs from Coldingham which only took about 15 mins. Very nice café down by the harbour which served alcohol so sat for a good hour people watching with a lovely glass of vino. Coldingham bay had lovely rock pools for our retriever and she loved it, along with me. Coldingham bay and St Abbs do seem rather upmarket. Lovely scenery. We visited the New Inn a few times but due to us having a dog we were only allowed in the sports bar! Not ideal but the pub itself did look lovely, just not the sports bar for me. Coming back to the cottage, if the location is for you then you cannot get a better place to stay. It was like Home from Home with everything you need there and more. Stop looking around, jut book it. We will be back!!!. Thanks Maureen and Lothian

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We have always loved Coldingham, and brought the kids to the beach for many years, often swimming in the balmy seas .( hardy Scots) We are so pleased we now have a property in this area, and have our sights set on living here ourselves in the future!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh Airport at 60 Miles Nearest Barpub : Coldingham at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Newcastle at 60 Miles Nearest Golf : Eyemouth at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Berwick upon Tweed at 13 Miles Nearest Motorway : A1 at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Coldingham at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Glenshee at 100 Miles Nearest Beach : Coldingham at 1 Miles Car: recommended


The beach at Coldingham (NT917665) is an idyllic sandy, sheltered bay with good public facilities. Excellent for families. Nearby there is Coldingham Priory (NT904660). The coastal path from Coldingham will take you North to St. Abb's Head (NT912691) a perfect natural viewpoint from which you can see the Bass Rock and all the way to Fife. A 1 mile walk to the beach via tracks by field and hedges is possible. The Northumberland coastline is 13 miles away, with unspoilt sandy beaches.


Newcastle and Edinburgh with their airports are approximately 60 miles away, only an hour and 30 minutes or so by car. The train stations at Berwick upon Tweed or Dunbar are at most half an hour away by car. A car for exploring around the Borders is recommended, however, there is an excellent bus service into Eyemouth and Berwick upon Tweed and onto Edinburgh that can be boarded from the cottage road end.


Newcastle and Edinburgh are only an hour and thirty minutes or so away by car or train, and the historic attractions of Berwick-upon-tweed, Alnwick, with its castle and gardens, Holy Island and Bamburgh are just across the Border.

St Abbs Head is nearby for seaside walks, dramatic cliffs and water sports including world renowned diving sites and Coldingham for our favourite sandy beach.

Further Details:

The cottage is on the outskirts of the local village of Coldingham which has a local butcher shop and a general grocer shop. There are two pubs which serve meals and a fish and chip shop down near the caravan park. The pub in the nearby village of Ayton is great for craft beers is child and dog friendly and does musical events. The local village hall in Ayton sometimes shows movies.

The Berwickshire Coastal walk is nearby and The Southern Upland Way can be joined at Longformacus, quad biking is near Abbey St Bathans, riding near Coldstream and stately homes such as Paxton House and Manderston with its silver staircase are a small distance inland.

Head further inland for the market town of Kelso, Melrose and Walter Scott country with the Cheviots and Lammermuirs on your doors. The local country roads are excellent for cyclists.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas/New Year
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
Booking by email or telephone. Deposit of £75 paid by cheque, bank transfer or Paypal to confirm booking with balance to be paid at least four weeks in advance of arrival. As soon as possible for late bookings.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the preferred changeover day however this is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Dogs additional at £20 per dog per stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 27-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

This property has amazing views across the fields to the sea. We have added a telescope to help the views of the ships out to sea and the stars in the sky at night.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Dining Area


  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to the main bedroom with shower. The main bathroom has a bath with shower.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Three boutique style bedrooms individually designed, one en-suite and two with their own freeview TV. The large ensuite has a King bed , in the other bedroom there is twin beds and in the third a double bed.


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: The small open grassed garden has a bench for sitting out and enjoying the views over the countryside. It is adjacent to the shared access which is quiet. There is a table and chairs on the patio with BBQ. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included, the property is cleaned weekly when towels and linen are changed

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