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Comfy/Modernised Fisherman's Cottage-Conservation Village St Abbs-Berwickshire



Updated: 21-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in St Abbs, Nr. Eyemouth, Scottish Borders, Scotland - Peaceful Location Harbour, Sandy Beach, Birdwatching, Walking And Diving

A comfortable, modernised fisherman's cottage in the conservation village of St Abbs on the Berwickshire coast. Peaceful location with harbour, sandy beach, birdwatching, walking and diving available. Ideal for familes. Sleeps 5 adults in 2 double bedrooms (1 downstairs with en suite bathroom) and 1 single. Lounge with open fire. Fitted kitchen with fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine/dryer. Shower room with toilet. Separate enclosed garden with seaview. Parking in rear lane. Wifi available.

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About the Owner

Heather Turnbull
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About Heather Turnbull

I live in Edinburgh with my husband. We have had this cottage for over 20 years. Our children loved summer holidays spent here when young and still return with friends.

My husband was brought to St Abbs for his childhood summers in the 1960s and 1970s and his mother came as a child in the 1930s.

It is a timeless place which draws you back again and again.

Heather Turnbull purchased this cottage in 1993

1 Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Brilliant Time in St Abbs

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautifully decorated a home from home every thing you needed was at hand a very comfortable stay ideally situated in the village with ample parking will return !!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Coldingham at 1.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Eyemouth at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Berwick upon Tweed at 12 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Coldingham at 1.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Coldingham Sands at 500 Metres Car: recommended


Property 50m from clifftop; excellent sandy beach 10 minutes walk (or drive and park nearby) with lifeguard in summer season and surfing equipment hire.


Rail - nearest station is 12 miles away at Berwick-upon Tweed on East Coast Mainline

Airport - Edinburgh 50 miles; Newcastle 75 miles

Buses - good local services


Coldingham 1.5 miles with historic Priory Church

Eyemouth 4 miles

Berwick-upon-Tweed 12 miles

Edinburgh 50 miles

Further Details:

The Berwickshire Coast lying on the east of the Scottish Borders is a superb holiday spot for both families and lovers of the outdoors. Splendid scenery provides a backdrop for quiet relaxation while there is plenty to occupy young and old alike.

The best sandy beach in the area is a 10 minutes walk from the village (or you can drive and park there if you prefer). The hotel offers hire of surfboards and wetsuits and in the summer there is a beach cafe and a lifeguard.

Scenic walks from the village also take you to St Abbs Head with superb clifftop views and nature reserve famed for seabirds including puffins.

The fishing harbour still has working boats and hires can be arranged locally for diving and sea angling

The village has a shop and 2 cafes and nearby Coldingham has 2 pubs which can if you like be reached by a 30 minute walk along the traditional route of the Creel Path. About 4 miles distant is tthe fishing port of Eyemouth the main town of the area with many facilities. You can buy freshly landed seafood and there is a swimming pool, tennis and an 18 hole golf course with an interesting clifftop challenge.

Further afield are the historic border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Holy Island with Lindisfarne (remember to check the tide times for the causeway), Bamburgh with its castle and the Grace Darling museum and Manderston House where the TV series Edwardian Coutry House was filmed.

The City of Edinburgh with all its attraction is one hours drive.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
21 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
27 Aug 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking enquiries by email please. 25% deposit required to confirm booking and balance is payable 4 weeks prior to commencement of holiday.

Changeover Day:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom to Bedroom 1 with bath and wc. Separate showeroom with electric shower and wc.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, En suite
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Sleeps 5 adults in 2 double bedrooms (1 downstairs with en suite bathroom) and 1 single bedroom


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only


  • Outside: Separate enclosed garden located opposite rear door in back lane with garden furniture Utility Room: Dishwasher, washing machine, iron Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels supplied at commencement of let