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The Beacon

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The Beacon is a stone built detached house which stands in it's own grounds. Surrounded by a walled garden on three sides with a hedge to the front giving privacy to the occupants. At the front of the house there is a garden offering unlimited views over Coldingham Bay and you can see the fishing village of Eyemouth in the distance At the rear of the house there is enough parking for four cars. The village of St Abbs is popular with scuba divers, walkers and cyclists. It has an interesting harbour with cafes where you can enjoy a drink and a crab sandwich and watch the world go by. If you are feeling energetic you can walk up to St. Abbs Head which is part of the National Trust and admire the lighthouse and large groups of gannets and puffins. Looking north on a clear day you can see up the Firth of Forth towards the Bass Rock at North Berwick, Edinburgh and the Fife coast. There is a lovely sandy beach at Coldingham Bay which is only a five minutes walk along the coastal path. The beach is patrolled by the RLSS so families can swim and surf safely.

On the ground floor is the sitting room, dining room, kitchen, morning room and the utility room. The sitting room is very spacious and has a television. The dining room has a television and a traditional coal fire, very cosy on those cooler autumn nights. The kitchen is well equipped with a microwave, fridge, cooker and utensils. The morning room is used as a games room with a large selection of jigsaws, cards and board games. In the utility room there is a freezer and a washing machine with an outside drying line in the garden.

The house has full central heating and is double glazed throughout. Children and well behaved pets are welcome and all bed linen, electricity and heating is included in the rental price.

Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom and a single bedroom. There is a bathroom with a toilet and a shower over the bath. Another toilet with a wash hand basin stands on its own next door. There is also a outside toilet if you get caught short while hanging out the washing.

St. Abbs is the perfect base to allow you to explore both the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. Edinburgh, Scotlands capital, is about an hours drive north from St Abbs. Edinburgh is a beautiful city which is steeped in history with lots to do for both young and old. The famous city of Newcastle upon Tyne is about an hour and fifteen minutes drive to the south and definitely worth a visit.

More locally visit the village of Coldingham and see Coldingham Priory and then enjoy a drink and a meal in one of the local pubs. Visit Eyemouth which has a working harbour, discover the history of smuggling in the area at Gunsgreen House or visit the museum and learn about the Eyemouth fishing disaster which happened on Black Friday, the fourteenth of October, 1881. Alternatively, enjoy a unique opportunity to feed the seals from the harbour side. Eyemouth has a four lane 25m swimming pool with a smaller learning pool or why not swim in the sea from the sandy beach at the promenade.

If you do not want to drive both Coldingham and Eyemouth can be reached by walking the Berwickshire Coastal Path which starts at Cockburnspath and continues to the historic town of Berwick upon Tweed and offers amazing views across the North Sea. Whales and dolphins can occasionally be see as you walk.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Coldingham Bay 500 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh or Newcastle 100 km, Nearest railway: Berwick upon Tweed The main east coast line from L 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Safe
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Secure parking

The Scottish Borders region

The Beacon is situated in St.Abbs Berwickshire on the South East coast of Scotland. in the Scottish Borders 6 miles from the Scottish / English Border.

It is a perfect base to explore the beautiful countryside of both the Scottish Borders and Northumberland.

Edinburgh Scotland's capital is about an hour drive away. Edinburgh is a beautiful city steeped in history with lots to do for both young and break your journey why not stop off at North Berwick and see the Bass Rock or Musselburgh and have a day at the races.

A car ride up into the scenic beauties of the Scottish Borders is a must do. The picturesque towns of Coldstream, which lies on the river Tweed, Kelso with it's cobble streets and Melrose Abbey to name but a few.

The famous city of Newcastle upon Tyne is only one hour and fifteen minutes south and well worth a visit. On your way to Newcastle pop in to Alnwick Castle, famous for being used for the Harry Potter films or stop at Holy Island or Bamburgh Castle for a picnic

St Abbs

How to pass away the day.

Situated in the village hall which sits precariously on the cliff top in the new Visitors centre, crammed with information and history of St.Abbs Friday there is a market held in the old primary school where you can buy all the local produce.

Scuba Diving is very popular at St.Abbs, the water is very clear around this part of the coast and divers can enjoy the spectacular underwater scenery. There are a number of Boat trips you can do, with Diving , Fishing and Passenger catered for. If you are feeling energetic walk up to St.Abbs Head or just relax with a game of putting at the green in the village. You will find the village post office/ shop just along the road. The Shop comes in very handy for the morning papers and a pint of milk and other essentials.

More locally visit the village of Coldingham and view the Priory . Go fishing at Coldingham Loch, swim or surf in the sea at Coldingham Bay with it's beautiful beach or enjoy a meal and a drink at one of the local pubs .

Visit Eyemouth which has a working harbour. Discover the history of smuggling in the area at Gunsgreen House or visit the museum ands hear all about th Eyemouth Fishing Disaster which happened on Black Friday the 14th of October 1881. Alternatively enjoy an unique opportunity to feed the seals at the harbour side

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Review 1-5 of 5

20 Apr 2014


"fantastic base in area of outstanding beauty"

As we holiday with our dog, we always look for somewhere comfortable with plenty of walking from the door - the beacon delivers both. The house was warm, comfy, with well sound proofed windows, so we … More

10 Nov 2013


"We love the Beacon !"

We have stayed in the Beacon over the last few summers and as soon as we leave the children ( and adults) are counting the sleeps till we return. The Beacon has the most amazing views out to sea and … More

Thank you much appreciated. It's good to hear how much you enjoy the Beacon, hope you come back again and again. See you soon.

28 Oct 2013


"A relaxing home from home with an amazing view"

The Beacon is a relaxing home from home with all the necessary trimmings for an enjoyable stay, and that is just the house. The view is spectacular looking out to the sea where you can see dolphins/po… More

Thank you. Glad you enjoyed your stay at the Beacon. Hope to see you again. Your personal comment was much appreciated

22 Oct 2013


"The beacon - just for views!!"

Stayed twice. Place is well run by David who is always very helpfull. It's all about coal fires (plus oil fired heating) and chilling out, and great views. Within 20 m of cliffs and easy coast wa… More

Thank you. Glad you enjoyed your stay at the Beacon, hope to see you again soon

20 Oct 2013


"fantastic views"

if you are looking for a spacious family home with amazing sea views then look no further. If you are looking for a holiday stay with your children or grandchildren and dogs then the Beacon is definit… More

Thank you. Glad you enjoyed your stay at the Beacon. Hope to see you again soon

Review 1-5 of 5

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