For happy family beach filled days or a cosy coastal getaway, this quirky stone built fisherman’s cottage has a lovely laid-back vibe.
A coastal cottage with an artsy edge
Sitting in the pretty village of Coldingham with its narrow, winding streets, yet just minutes drive from an award winning ‘blue flag’ sandy bay; stunning wildlife walks along the Berwickshire Coastal Path; and fantastic dive opportunities on the outstanding marine reserve of St. Abbs Head.
The cottage sits on two floors offering accommodation for up to 6 guests with two bedrooms and a double sofa bed. The overall look is relaxed and informal with a distinctly artsy edge. Whitewashed walls, exposed beams and natural flooring is enlivened with bursts of colour, up-cycled furniture and eclectic accessories for a casual seaside charm.
The sitting room and kitchen both benefit from wood burning stoves - perfect for snug days basking in the glow of a real flame. There are two large sofas in the sitting room, one with pull-out bed if extra capacity is required. The rustic dining kitchen with original beams and exposed stonework opens out to a fully enclosed rear garden with barbecue and garden furniture. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms (one double, one twin) in fresh blue and white together with a family bathroom.
The property sits just a few minutes drive from the golden sands of Coldingham which is manned by lifeguards during summer months and is also the location for the St. Vedas Surf School for families and groups looking to hire equipment or learn something new.
Access door leading into a large hallway with hanging space.
Sitting room with two large sofas set around a wood burning stove with logs supplied. One of the sofas converts to a pull out bed if required. There is a flat screen TV with Freeview and DVD player. Selection of games.
Dining kitchen with wood burning stove, electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, microwave, small dishwasher, washing machine. Pantry cupboard with small freezer. Dining space with seating for six. A glazed door leads out to a fully enclosed rear garden.
Bedroom one with fixed 4’6” double bed, side tables, decorative fireplace, cupboard with storage and hanging space.
Bathroom with bath with shower over with rainforest head, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with 3’ twin beds, side table, chest of drawers.
The rear lawned garden is fully enclosed, accessed through the dining kitchen and up a set of exterior steps. This is not overlooked offering good levels of guest privacy. A barbecue and garden furniture is provided. To the front, Apple Cottage sits on a terrace of cottages on the High Street and as a result there may some associated street and traffic noise.
A garden shed is available for the storage of bikes, dive kit and outdoor gear on request.
Guests can temporarily park outside the property to unload and load. Free parking is available in a nearby public car park approximately 50 yards from the cottage.
Children & Babies
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Two well behaved dogs are permitted, kept to the downstairs area of the property only. The owners may consider additional dogs on request.
Bed linen and towels are provided, along with hand soaps. A hairdryer is supplied.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage is generally good.
Central heating throughout, with a wood burning stove in the sitting room and dining kitchen. Logs are supplied.
There are two lively pubs here along with a restaurant and fish and chip shop, as well as a Spar shop for convenience shopping just a few doors down. The Luckenbooth coffee shop sits just a few doors up, alongside the Coldingham Priory Church where you can explore 700 years of fascinating history.
Nearby Northfield Farm is a National Trust for Scotland Nature Centre for a coffee or lunch stop or the harbour at St. Abbs has a cafe and gallery for a delicious crab sandwich and some divine tasty bites!
Eyemouth (3 miles) has been a fishing port since the 13th Century. Today, as well as being home to a fishing fleet of about 80 boats, the harbour is also the base for a diving school, boat trips around the coast and exhilarating rides in a high-powered RIB. For those who prefer their holidays more relaxed, Eyemouth has a delightful sandy beach for walking, sandcastle building or just relaxing with a book. The stunning East Berwickshire coastline also provides superb walks along the 32 miles from Lamberton to Cockburnspath.
For a little bit of education and history, pay a visit to Gunsgreen House on the opposite side of the harbour, once described as a ‘splendid palace built by a smuggler’! Built in 1753, today it offers the chance to learn more about the life of ‘merchant’ John Nisbet through its interactive tours of the house, museum and cellars. Children can dress up as a smuggler, explore hidden tunnels, hide in barrels and discover the famous ‘tea chute’!
This area is a wonderful source of inspiration for art lovers where you will be drawn to the shifting colours of the seascape and can enjoy happy afternoons browsing pretty local galleries around this area. For those looking to explore their creative side, art classes can be arranged with local artists.
The sheltered sands of Coldingham Bay sit just a few minutes drive from the cottage or an easy twenty minute walk. It has a lifeguard on duty through the summer season, and a rocky shore at either end provides an ideal spot for dabbling in the rock-pools. The area is much favoured by families and offers lovely golden sands just right for beach-cricket, volleyball or kite-flying.
Surfing and bodyboarding is popular here and the St. Vedas Surf School can provide rental and instruction. The area has a beach cafe, toilet facilities, and plenty of parking and a lovely family-friendly walk over the headland to the pretty fishing village of St. Abbs offers the chance to see thousands of seabirds and seals on this stunning stretch of marine reserve coastline. Dive charters also leave the harbour here every day offering some of the best diving in the UK.
Nearby Eyemouth (3 miles) has been a fishing port since the 13th Century. Today, as well as being home to a fishing fleet of about 80 boats, the harbour is also the base for a diving school, boat trips around the coast and exhilarating rides in a high-powered RIB.
For a little bit of education and history, pay a visit to Gunsgreen House on the opposite side of Eyemouth harbour. Built in 1753, today it offers the chance to learn more about the life of ‘merchant’ John Nisbet through its interactive tours of the house, museum and cellars. Children can dress up as a smuggler, explore hidden tunnels, hide in barrels and discover the famous ‘tea chute’!
For golf fans, Eyemouth’s golf club boasts a sixth hole voted as ‘Britain’s most extraordinary golf hole’ (check it out!) and there are a number of other highly regarded courses nearby including links courses at North Berwick, Goswick, Dunbar and Gullane. Fishing can be found at nearby Westloch Farm.
To the south, the tiny, picturesque island of Lindisfarne linked at low tide to the mainland, is an overwhelmingly mystical place, home to the evocative remains of a ruined eleventh-century priory, a beautifully restored castle and the infamous Lindisfarne Mead.
To the north, head to Foxlake Adventures in Dunbar for some watery excitement with its wakeboard park and ringo rides, while wildlife enthusiasts and photographers will love the Scottish Seabird Centre and John Muir Country Park. Finally, the magnificent city of Edinburgh is a very easy day trip either an hour by car or 45 minutes by train from nearby Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Children and families
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Cycling & mountain biking
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Museums, galleries and culture
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Shopping, arts and crafts
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Spas and beauty treatments
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Cooks and Chefs
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Babysitting and Nannies
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"Beautiful, well equipped cottage. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. Next time we’ll have to stay longer. Thankyou."Ms Shaw
"My husband, two dogs and I had a wonderful week in Coldingham. Apple Cottage was lovely and very peaceful. We would definitely like to visit again."Mrs Bryan
"We had a lovely week staying at Apple Cottage in Coldingham. The cottage was clean and tidy on arrival together with fresh flowers and duck eggs. A lovely suprise and much appreciated. The cottage is beautiful."Fogarty family
"Thank you for the efficient and pleasant way that you dealt with our booking. The cottage was comfortable and warm and we were made very welcome by the owner. It was an ideal place to stay with our dogs with the fully enclosed garden and lots of walks so close at hand. We had a most enjoyable week."Poole family
- Two dogs are welcome. Additional dogs may be considered on request.
- Typical arrival day: Saturday during high season. Flexible out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The cosy and quirky coastal touches carefully chosen by the owners."Kirsty, Crabtree & Crabtree