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Berwick-upon-Tweed 11 miles; Edinburgh 49 miles.
Just over the Border into Scotland, St. Abbs is a picturesque fishing village with a delightful harbour and fishermen's cottages hugging the hillside, situated on a beautiful stretch of Berwickshire coastline. Diving can be enjoyed from the harbour, while the nearby St. Abbs Head Nature Reserve has a rich variety of wildlife and is a paradise for birdwatchers! An ideal location for walks - the Cheviots, Scottish Borders and the spectacular coastline all offer excellent walking. There is a safe, sandy beach less than 1 mile away in nearby Coldingham, which is very popular with surfers. The historic fortified Border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, with shops, a museum and a castle, is nearby, and is well worth a visit. Holy Island, the Farne Islands, the attractive seaside villages of Craster, Eyemouth and Seahouses, and Edinburgh, capital city of Scotland, are all within touring distance.
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St. Abbs 3 miles. A romantic retreat set in 12 acres of mature parkland and forest, only 3 miles from St. Abbs and the rugged Berwickshire coastline. Press Castle is a fortified Mansion House dating back to 1609. Recently the castle has been carefully divided into individual apartments, which share the impressive entrance steps and main hallway. The Tweed Apartment is situated on the first floor and enjoys views over the gardens and surrounding woodland. Guests are welcome to enjoy peaceful strolls in the extensive grounds, which include a river walk. Press Castle is only a short drive from the popular villages of Coldingham, St. Abbs and Eyemouth, and makes an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful coastline, including the pristine, MCS approved beach at Coldingham Bay. Press Castle is within easy travelling distance of Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island, Berwick and the City of Edinburgh, and fishing, golf and riding are all available locally.
One double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Well-equipped fitted kitchen. Spacious sitting room with period fireplace with electric log fire and pleasant dining area in bay window overlooking castle entrance.
Oil central heating with electric log fire in sitting room. Electric cooker with solid ring hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV, CD/radio. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Ample parking. Use of garden and grounds. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles. Beach 3 miles.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Tweed Apartment, Press Castle:
Thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful surroundings. Apartment is in a good location being near to the coast. Saw plenty of wildlife. Apartment was warm and cosy and ticked all the boxes. Weather was extremely good considering time of year.
Mr Round, Bolton, September 2012
Unfortunately the weather was appalling, but Tweed Apartment gave us a home from home to come back to in the evening. It was a lovely cosy flat ideal for a restful get away from it all holiday. The owner provided plenty of information on things to see and do in the area. I would definitely recommend it to other people who want a relaxing break and I would definitely go back again.
Mrs Brown, Leeds, June 2012
A great spot, we liked that it was within travelling distance of Scotland. We loved the location.
Mrs Robertson, Bargara, June 2012
We enjoyed the peace and quietness of the place.
Mr Hunton, Workington, June 2012