Douglas Cottage Coldingham
200 Year Old Stone Cottage
Delightful and quirky 200-year-old stone cottage on the High Street of the charming village of Coldingham in the Scottish Borders, close to spectacular coastal scenery.
This cosy two-bed cottage sleeps four in comfort (max six, using sofa bed) and is dog friendly! It’s been totally refurbished and tastefully upgraded, but retains a number of period features including beamed ceilings, stone interior walls, stripped wood windows and original fireplaces.
Brilliant base for a holiday by the sea
It’s a brilliant base for a holiday by the sea; the fantastic beach at Coldingham Sands is only a 20-minute walk away or 5 minutes by car. When staying at Douglas Cottage, it’s easy to explore the stunning coastlines of Northumberland, Berwickshire and East Lothian. Historic Berwick-upon-Tweed and the dramatic sea cliffs of St Abbs are close at hand.
Quirky mix of both new and up-cycled furniture
The cottage layout is on two floors. Downstairs, there’s a cosy lounge with two large sofas (one of which is a sofa bed), a splendid woodburning stove and original stone fireplace. This really heats the room well and is the perfect place to collapse after a long walk on the beach or clifftop hike. For wet weather, there’s a TV and good selection of board games. The cottage is furnished with a nice mix of both new and up-cycled furniture, including some quirky touches like the original jeans rug, O.S map mirror frames and bird cage lamps! The owner is an artist and the cottage includes some stunning original artwork.
There is a good sized dining kitchen, with another lovely woodburner set in the original stone fireplace. The kitchen is well-equipped, with hob and oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and a brilliant range of kitchen equipment – ideal for cooking up some of the superb local seafood from nearby Eyemouth. There is also an original and characterful butcher’s block. The dining table seats four and there is also a BBQ area outside the kitchen, accessed via a rear door. The rear garden is fully enclosed, home to an ancient apple tree, and there’s a log stack for extra logs for the woodburners.
Upstairs, there is a large double bedroom with period fireplace (not working) and a twin bedroom, and bathroom with over-bath rain shower. The bedrooms are restfully decorated and have really comfy beds.
Cracking dog-friendly cottage full of character
Douglas Cottage is a fantastic find. A cracking dog-friendly cottage full of character set in the historic village of Coldingham. Its brilliant base for exploring the nearby beaches and stunning coastal landscape of Berwickshire.
Spend the day lazing on the nearby Coldingham Sands. This popular and sheltered blue-flag beach has a beach café and lifeguards in the summer months, and you can even get surf lessons from the local surf school!
Head to the beach, the kids will love it! Go swimming, body boarding and dipping in the rock pools – loads of fun for families.
Buy some local prawns from Eyemouth (or some sausages from Butcher in the village) and enjoy a BBQ in the garden. There is a great fishmongers near Eyemouth harbour with a superb selection.
Explore the clifftop paths at St Abb’s Head nearby. The spectacular cliffs are a National Nature Reserve.
Take the dog for some long walks. There is some fantastic walking locally, with amazing views. The house has a map with lots of local coastal walks to choose from, including sections of the Berwickshire coastal path (45 km in total).
Go for fish and chips or a pizza in the mouth-watering Italian Giacopazzi’s in Eyemouth. They have fabulous selection of ice creams and sundaes too. This is a real local institution!
Enjoy a day trip to the historic Border town of Berwick Upon Tweed, which has changed hands between Scotland and England no fewer than fourteen times since 1482. High ramparts form a walk round this popular town and it is well worth exploring.
Take a fast RIB boat trip from nearby Eyemouth, Scotland’s largest south eastern port, and explore the spectacular local coastal scenery.
How to book our cottage?
Call 07931 530234 or use contact form.
- Two Bedrooms / Sleeps 4 (6 with sofabed)
- Credit Card Payment Welcome
- Minimum Price – £350.00
- Maximum Price – £600.00
- Pets Welcome
- Changeover Day – Saturday
- Short Breaks Welcome
- Fire/Stove – Yes
- Owners’ Website