This 'upside down' cottage is full of period charm and has just one bedroom situated on the ground floor, making it ideal for a couple looking for a romantic break. Situated on the stunning Berwickshire coastline is this cosy cottage; a delightful stone-built, semi-detached property in the quaint fishing village of St. Abbs. Just 11 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed, this wonderful little building has been lovingly converted and boasts exposed timbers and sloping ceilings throughout. With an unusual 'upside down' layout, the open plan living space is situated on the first floor to better take advantage of the spectacular sea views. The cottage i...s well served by local amenities and is within easy driving distance of both Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh, the political capital of Scotland.
Amenities: Oil central heating and electric convector heaters with electric stove in sitting area. Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV, DVD, WiFi, radio. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking for 1 car. Small patio area with garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 2 mins walk, pub 1 mile, beach 10 mins walk.
Region: From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.
Town: With a delightful harbour and a knot of fishermen's cottages nestled amongst the hillside, St. Abbs is a picturesque fishing village situated on a beautiful stretch of Berwickshire coastline. Just over the Border into Scotland, this charming location offers a wide variety of activities. The St. Abbs Head Nature Reserve is home to a number of rare species of birds and wildlife whilst the Cheviots, Scottish Borders and spectacular coastline all offer great walking opportunities. Less than a mile away in Coldingham, there is a safe, sandy beach, or if you prefer a more urban environment the historic fortified Border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Scotland's capital city of Edinburgh are both close by. Berwick offers a museum and a castle whilst off the coast, the Farne Islands remain popular attractions amongst bird watchers and lovers of Lindisfarne Mead.
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 11/02/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Mary
Lovely property, which lived up to its name with ever changing sea views. Our opportunities to enjoy the view was enhanced by a recently added outside area where we ate our meals and refreshments. The hosts were welcoming and friendly and gave top tips on things to do and places to eat, the property was also well situated for sightseeing. Just as a note of warning and by no means a criticism the stairs in the property were narrow and steep,which may make the property inaccessible for some. It did not affect us in anyway and overall we had a great holiday.
Mr and Mrs Merilo
Calming and relaxing
Left on 09/06/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Mr and Mrs Merilo
This quite sleeping fishing village takes you back in time to when nothing had to be done now. Kick back relax and enjoy the view from the outside terrace a welcome addition to this quaint well equiped little cottage. The walks from the cottage to Coldingham Bay and on to Eyemouth are well worth the effort. Fish and chips in Eyemouth then a short bus ride back to St. Abbs. The Sunday market at East Fortune and North Berwick are all within easy reach. The week ended too quickly and we would not hesitate to stay again.
mrs p.w peckover
a very good view
Left on 09/16/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | mrs p.w peckover
good all round views from the property, a slightly small venue
Newbury, West Berkshire
Left on 11/05/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | anniejohn
A fabulous and unique cottage that is the ideal retreat for a romantic holiday break. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and are seriously considering returning in the near future.
Dave and Liz Law
Quiet, absolutely stunning
Left on 02/05/2010 for a stay in November 2009 | Dave and Liz Law
We can't find enough words to describe this cottage - we were celebrating our 30th
wedding anniversary and wanted to get away from it all - we did!! The cottage is cute, cosy, welcoming and warm. We explored a large number of places on our holiday, and it was alsways lovely to get back to the cottage. It was everything the brochure said and more. Wonderful. Thank you.D
Left on 12/18/2009 for a stay in November 2009 | gary waite
ideallic location, superb views. cosy and warm and we were lucky with the weather. great coastal walks all round. all amenities were available including a nice welcome pack. pity didnt get to meet the owners to say thanks personally
A little cottage with a fantastic view.
Left on 12/09/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Helen
This cottage is very small but well appointed, it has everything you need for a good holiday. The owners were lovely, friendly and helpful.
There is a bus which runs to Edinburgh and Berwick on Tweed so you can leave your car if you wish. The village is tiny and everyone is vey friendly. Coldingham sands, a most beautiful beach, is a short walk away.
We loved it and would go back again.
St Abb's hideway
Left on 12/09/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | Liz
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this comfortable little cottage. Wonderful views from living-room window, sat every morning with a cup of tea looking out to sea. Very relaxed stay, plenty of walks, friendly hosts and we intend to return to this little corner of Scotland.
A cosy and picturesque escape.
Left on 12/09/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | John
The cottage was very comfortable and well furnished and decorated, although the tight stairs up from the bedroom to the kitchen/living room would be a problem for anyone with mobility issues. The location in St Abbs was great, with a panoramic view over the picturesque and busy harbour which always changed. The village was very nice and the local walks and bird reserve are a highlight, although shops and eating options in the village are very limited.
Left on 12/08/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | ANGLER
This cottage was warm, clean with superb views.Wildlife abounds, a harbour within yards, walks and nearby Berwick-on-Tweed to explore.
We hope to be back.
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