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Heather Heugh

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Very Good 4/5 Score from 18 reviews

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Cove Harbour is a perfect location - quiet but yet plenty on offer. The house is metres from the beach, with all of the house windows looking out over the sea. Heather Heugh is a house built in 1800's as a smoke house, as Cove was a busy fishing village.

The possibilities of things to do are many - fishing, swimming, walking, rock pools, star gazing (no light pollution), cave exploring, surfing etc. It is also close to places with other amenities - 35 miles from Edinburgh makes it close to a busy cosmopolitan city - but there other other local towns and villages giving much more.

This is a location and house which will give you a break to remember, either as a short weekend or a longer holiday.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cove
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 80 km, Nearest railway: Dunbar 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Heather Heugh has 3 bedrooms (1 which also can be used as on office), 2 bathrooms (both with shower and 1 with bath), large sitting room with window overlooking the harbour, and large open plan kitchen and dining room (with French windows opening up onto the private garden). The house is heated with 2 large solid fuel stoves, backed up by electric heaters.

The house has recently been renovated. Using slidable internal wooden windows, the house can be as open and communicative or private as you wish.

Further details outdoors

The house requires a short walk though a very interesting tunnel then over the sand. Whilst this is an easy walk, it could provide challenges for those where mobility in impaired.

Further details

On arrival, you will be met and any questions answered. Solid fuel will be provided.

The Scottish Borders region

Heather Heugh (Cove Harbour) is at the edge of the Lothians/Scottish Borders. It is 35 miles south of Edinburgh and 22 miles north of Berwick.

The whole area is rich in history and landscape, with many well known (and less well known) places to see. Cockburnspath is the start of the Southern Upland Way.


There are many local amenities - restaurants, towns and villages (Eyemouth, St Abbs, Dunbar etc), famous country houses, walks etc.

Also there is many activities available such as golfing, painting, bird-watching, surfing, sea angling, exploring the richness of the area and relaxation.

There are innumerable excellent local walks all around, inland and along the coast, including a trail of memorials to the 1881 East Coast Fishing Disaster. Cove is also at the end of the Southern Upland Way

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21 Oct 2014


"simply perfect"

just returned from a long weekend here and it was was spotless and had all you needed for the perfect holiday.scenery was stunning and i cant get over the stars absolutely magical .alr… More

10 Aug 2014


"A retreat from the complexities of modern life"

First visited Cove harbour 20 years ago on an art college day trip and on discovering the red house - Heather Heugh - was a holiday let just had to bring my family here. Forget your car, forget shoppi… More

14 Jul 2014


"Perfect stay away from it all.............................."

Secluded, tranquil, bonnie, are a few adjectives to describe 'Heather Heugh'. It isn't all mod cons but that would just spoil the appeal of the cottage. Though it does have everything y… More

9 Jul 2014


"Great place .......customer service poor"

We stayed here in March for one week and really enjoyed it. The location is stunning and it ticked all the boxes for a quiet getaway ..........However upon our return we didn't receive our £… More

Yes - I know about this. I believe that Holiday Lettings/TripAdvisor are changing the way that the deposit works which will make it easier since I have found returning deposits difficult (I don't want to keep them). However, I will also have an assistant shortly who will help manage any customer issues like this promptly.

Thanks for the feedback since I will always deal with it.


16 Nov 2013


"disappointed and let down"

Having visited Cove Harbour a few years ago and seen Heather Heugh we were looking forward to our stay. Sadly our trip turned into a nightmare. Having initially struggled to get the owner to respond t… More

16 Nov 2013


"A wonderful hidden gem, the perfect getaway."

This beautiful little hideaway was booked for a magical fireworks night in November and did not disappoint.From the first glimpse of the house coming through the tunnel to the view back over the beach… More

28 Oct 2013


"Great place for a family adventure"

Booked the cottage for a few days in the October holidays and it proved to be a great choice. Secluded, away from the hustle and bustle and right on the coast in a stunning location. The kids absolute… More

16 Oct 2013



I blame myself.I booked via the HolidayLettings arm of TripAdvisor and didn't read the reviews... at this time there are 10 on here for this property and with 2 giving a damning report. Heather O… More

This is a strange review. I actually cleaned the house myself so I know that the state it was left in was good. They made a last minute booking. When they arrived, they phoned to say that they didn't want to stay there -so I actually gave them most of their money back. Having then stayed longer on the house than they then said, they left quite a large telephone bill. They were trouble.

18 Aug 2013


"A gem in the borders......"

Stayed here for a week with my wife and our three children, aged 15, 12 and 8. It's usually difficult to find places and activities that appeal to all of us, all of the time, but Heather Heugh m… More

10 Jun 2013



Heather Heugh is situated in the most idyllic spot. Access is not for the faint-hearted as there is a quarter of a mile walk down a track followed by a tunnel that gives onto the beach, which you trav… More

Thanks for the comments. Just to make it clear though, that when keys are picked up, there is a key to the gate of the private road. This allows a car to come much closer to the house for luggage, provisions etc

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Calendar last updated:18 Dec 2014

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