House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This is a lovely house near to the harbour in a hidden gem of a village. Short walk to to the wonderful Coldingham Bay beach, popular with families.On the Berwickshire coastal path, ideal for walking, diving, surfing or just exploring the beautiful Scottish Borders and Northumberland coastline. Only 40 miles from Edinburgh, allowing for easy day trips.
St Abbs is ideally placed for those who enjoy the countryside.The Berwickshire Coastal Path passes through an area of natural beauty with magnificent birdlife. It runs from Berwick-upon-Tweed in the South to St Abbs, passing through Coldingham on the way . There are endless opportunities for walking, mountain biking and horse riding. With its coastline location there is sea angling available at Eyemouth, and fly fishing at Coldingham Loch.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Coldingham Bay 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 80 km, Nearest railway: Berwick Upon Tweed 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Brierydean is a traditional semi detached house situated close to the harbour in the lovely village of St Abbs. It
is comfortably furnished with the accommodation as follows:-
On the ground floor there is a :-
-living room with an open fire ( supply of logs available) and a good selection of family board games and an extensive selection of up to date dvds available for use. There is Freeview digital television and wi -fi internet connection to allow you to bring your laptop or mobile device to surf the internet.
- a double bedroom
-a newly fitted kitchen fully equipped with everything you should need for your holiday. The kitchen leads to a centrally heated conservatory with extendable dining table.
- bathroom with over bath mixer shower.
On the first floor there is a:-
-double bedroom, with an office/ dressing room off.
-twin bedroom with Sony Playstation 2 and a wide selection of PS2 games.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a sunny, fully enclosed back garden, allowing children a safe place to play and a peaceful place to relax and dine. Garden furniture, outdoor toys, BBQ, chimmnea, and beachmats are all available for our guests use. There are also boogie boards for guests' use to take advantage of the wonderful beach.There is a shed in the garden should you require somewhere to store belongings.A well equipped children's play park is very close by.
The Scottish Borders region
Berwickshire is based on the East side of the Scottish Borders and offers a contrasting variety of hillside, riverside and seaside locations that are enchanting and romantic, with the fantastic advantage of being convenient for day trips to Edinburgh.Just as the Border region is distinct in its landscape, history and character, so too is each of the charming towns which are scattered across the Tweed valley.
Berwickshire offers holidays with great variety, from the dramatic cliffs and picturesque harbours of the Berwickshire coast on the East to the undulating hills and imposing mansions with beautiful gardens on the West.
Inland Berwickshire offers the former county town of Duns with its 190 acre Duns Castle Nature Reserve. Nearby is Manderston House with its beautiful, extravagant silver staircase and insight into Victorian life. Friendly, quaint villages abound, surrounded by the Lammermuir hills, commanding views of the Merse - acres of land perfect for walking, fishing, golfing, riding and cycling.
South Berwickshire offers the River Tweed offering over 100 miles of some of the best fishing in Scotland and the Hirsel Country Park offers beautiful woodland and lakeside walks with a museum and craft workshops.
Berwickshire is steeped in history and has plenty of castles, stately homes and museums illustrating this history.
South of Coldstream on the English side of the Border lies the twin estates of Ford & Etal, whose visitor attractions include a medieval castle, working cornmill, crafts centre, light railway and riding centre.
Berwickshire borders beautiful Northumberland where you can explore mile upon mile of gloriously uncrowded golden sandy beaches and stunning countryside set amongst the rugged Northumberland National Park. Discover more castles than anywhere else in England such as "Harry Potter's" Alnwick and glorious Bamburgh. A visit to the birthplace of English Christianity on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne is a must, as is the historic World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall and stunning Alnwick Garden.
St Abbs is a truly unspoilt fishing village in Berwickshire, on southeast Scotland's coastline.
St Abbs nestles under the spectacular mass of St Abbs Head, with its lighthouse and National Nature Reserve. In summer, the Head accommodates one of the largest seabird colonies on mainland Britain. The area is notable for its geology, wildlife, historic sites and magnificent scenery and is always popular with visitors coming to enjoy the sea, coastal views and quieter pace of life. St. Abbs is a village with a rich heritage and a spectacular location.
Formed by an extinct volcano, St Abbs Head is the best known landmark along the magnificent Berwickshire coast.
The spectacular coastline of East Lothian and Berwickshire has always drawn people to this area. Coldingham Bay is the closest of several sandy beaches and there are opportunities for a range of water sports. The beaches of North Berwick, Belhaven, Pease Bay and Coldingham are increasingly popular with surfers and kite surfers. Surf lessons are available from nearby St Vedas Hotel, where there is a surf shop where equipment can also be hired.
The waters around the Berwickshire coast have long been considered as special by marine biologists and their wildlife has been much studied. The water is unusually clear, in contrast to the more silt-laden coastal waters further to the north or south. These clear waters and spectacular underwater scenery have attracted increasing numbers of scuba divers to the area over the last couple of decades.Boats can be chartered for dive trips to the Marine Reserve and wrecks of the Forth or chartered for fishing or sightseeing. In summer months you can enjoy glass bottom boat trips from St Abbs and Eyemouth.
St Abbs has a well stocked village post office/store and has some lovely cafes - a selection of hotels/inns are available locally.
St Abbs Head visitor centre, run by The National Trust for Scotland, is on the approach to the village where you will find a good range of information, a nature centre, a cafe and art and craft galleries.
There is a village putting green open in summer evenings.
Some of Scotlands finest golf courses are within a very short drive. There is a popular local course at Eyemouth and first class links courses are further up the coast at Muirfield, Gullane and Luffness.
Only three miles away is the fishing port of Eyemouth where there is a swimming pool and games complex as well as many other facilities. Seals are a popular sight in Eyemouth harbour where you can buy fish to feed them from a rod! - children love it! Good selection of eating places are available in Eyemouth.
The nearest large town is Berwick upon Tweed. Noted for its historic interest and market days (Wednesday & Saturday). Berwick is a bustling Border town at the mouth of the River Tweed.
All local attractions can easily be reached should you visit the area without a car. There is a good local minibus service which runs regularly between the coastal villages, Eyemouth and Berwick.
If it's city life and entertainment you require, the festival city of Edinburgh is only 44 miles away and can be reached well within the hour. Easy access to the city for the day with regular train services from Berwick or Dunbar, or take advantage of the park and ride facilities on the outskirts of the city off the A1.
Other days out for all the family might include:-
East Links Family Park, Dunbar
The National Museum of Flight, Haddington- Concorde exhibition
The Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick
Lindisfarne/ Holy Island
Paxton House - Gallery and 18th century country house
World of Boats, Eyemouth - World of Boats, Eyemouth
and many more....
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22 Sep 2014
"Quiant with Quirks"
We had a lovely time at Brierydean in St Abbs. The key collection process was simple and easy and the house was bright and spacious and there was a good supply of crockery and utensils in the kitchen.… More
Thank you for your lovely review, I am so pleased you had a good stay.
I am glad you enjoyed the facilities in the house. We don't tend to supply logs in the summer - ever the optimist ! - but I am glad you found it easy enough to locate some so you could enjoy the lovely fire as the evenings are getting longer.
Just to say that the central heating extends to the conservatory so it is lovely and cosy in winter too !
29 May 2014
"Very Practical & Idea For Us"
We always enjoy our Holiday's in St Abbs, this now the 3rd holiday cottage that we have stayed in, in St Abbs ( date availability issues) and we would have no problem with booking this cottage ag… More
27 May 2014
"Great place to stay"
A lovely cozy cottage, tastefully decorated and very practical. The location is spot on, just a 5-minute walk from the Coldingham beach and ideal for coastal walks. The walk to St Abbs head lighthouse… More
8 Jan 2014
"Cosy characterful house by the sea"
Five of us between 16 and 74, a dog - and two Christmas guests - spent ten days here over Christmas and New Year. We arrived to find a festive hamper and some lovely decorations giving the house a hom… More
4 Sep 2013
"Lovely quiet spot just off the coastal path"
Went with our 2 teenage sons. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet - only noise was the seagulls! Wifi connection was really good. The house was really well stocked with books, tourist info, DVDs, … More
Many thanks for your helpful review. We are glad you enjoyed the peace and tranquility of St Abbs , it is such a special place.
So pleased you appreciated all the extras we like to provide guests to ensure their stay is as comfortable as possible. It's our home from home too!
Our cleaners pride themselves on providing a good cleaning service.What a pity the oven wasn't to standard on this occasion.Quick changeovers in high season can present challenges but this is unacceptable and we would have resolved this without question if we had been notified .
A change in the water pressure seems to have caused some plumbing noise . The pressure has now been reduced. I do hope it wasn't overly disturbing.
Future guests will pleased to note a new fridge freezer and a washer /dryer are now planned !
12 Jul 2013
"Quite spacious and quite well equipped cottage in good location"
Good access guidelines, confused by wifi and shower but quickly assisted by the owner. The conservatory and back yard add useful entertaining spaces. Stereo, TV and wifi all good. Could have benefitte… More
13 Apr 2013
We booked a short stay here on the recommendation of a family member. I know the borders very well as my family live in the area so thought it'd be nice to go for a visit with the kids. This cott… More
1 Sep 2012
"Lovely house with smashing surrounding"
Very nice house to accomodate a family with three children and a friend. At a stone throw from a picturesque sandy beach with rock outcrops on both sides. The views from the cliff (one minute's walk from the house) are breathtaking at any time of day and night. Edinburgh, easy to reach via the Newcraighall Park and Ride (Right off the A1). Nice people at post office to help and give advice. We will come back to Brierydean some time in the near future. Very friendly seals at Eyemouth harbour.
3 Aug 2011
"Loved it !!"
We had a fantastic holiday. St. Abbs is a nice little village.We could walk to the beautiful beach and My three boys(5,3 and 3) enjoyed Coldingham beach very much everyday!
The cottage was comfortable and clean.
We are thinking about booking next year too.
8 Jun 2011
"1 Brierydean, St Abbs - fantastic"
I know St Abbs very well as me and my family visited every year when I was a child. I brought my two children to St Abbs for a week and I must say we thought Brierydean was a lovely house to stay in.… More
Thank you! That's great your family enjoyed their stay. We try to provide comfortable accommodation that our own family, and our guests, enjoy staying in and we are so glad we have achieved this.
St Abbs is a special place and I hope your children have lovely memories of their time here, just as you have.
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