Sail, surf, swim, dive

Take to the water from the busy harbour, or the sheltered beach

explore and discover

Step out onto the coastal path and let it lead you on

Make memories

We’ll give you the biggest spade to build the biggest sandcastles

Our end-terrace cottage is tucked away at the edge of the village with a pretty garden and sea views. It sleeps six, with a double bedroom on the ground floor, and a twin and a double upstairs in the eaves. The beds in the twin room can be joined into a kingsize on request.

On the ground floor there is a modern accessible bathroom with both a bath and a large shower.

The newly fitted kitchen with dining area is flooded with sunlight, while the large sitting room at the front has reclining leather armchairs and sofa, and a TV.

The cottage is centrally heated throughout by an air source heat pump. There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer.

Photo of Castle Terrace with Merrihaven at the far right
The front gate opens directly onto the coastal path, where you can walk to the harbour in a few minutes or to the beautiful sandy beach of Coldingham Sands in the other direction. It is 1.5 miles along the ‘Creel Path’ to the nearby village of Coldingham with two traditional pubs, as well as a butchers, corner shop, and curiosity shop.

You can drive to Berwick in about 20 minutes, or to Edinburgh in an hour, and there is on street parking at the rear of the house,

A good bus service runs between St Abbs and Berwick-upon-Tweed, stopping at Coldingham and Eyemouth. In 2022, a new train station will open at Reston (4 miles away by quiet roads).

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January 2021

Absolutely couldn’t fault property or hosts, brilliant amenities and lovely scenery, comfortable beds and excellent cleanliness.

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September 2021

Ideal holiday cottage for a family. We were lucky enough to see dolphins from our bedroom window. Lots of things to do locally.

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September 2021

This cottage is a gem and we felt so spoiled, it was a luxury stay with personal touches, toys and books for our wee boy, everything needed for a wonderful day at beach, and the cottage is literally just a short walk to a fantastic beach.

About us

We are Morag and Peter and would be delighted to host you in Peter’s childhood home. Feel free to get in touch with any queries and if you manage to come up with a question about St Abbs that Peter doesn’t know the answer to, he won’t rest till he tracks it down.

Because we look after the cottage ourselves, and work full-time we can only manage the change-over on a Saturday in high season, but we can probably be more flexible at other times. Just ask.