Near Bank Cottage

St Abbs near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scotland (Ref. 801)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
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The property

Originally built for the lighthouse keepers of St Abbs, this delightful traditional end-terrace stone-built cottage is a very special retreat for the nature lover, being in a wonderful position beside St Abbs Head National Nature Reserve and surrounded by beautiful countryside. There is access to the nature reserve directly from the cottage and St Abbs village is a short half mile walk or drive away. The cottage provides comfortable, cosy accommodation and is a great base for walking, cycling or touring this lovely area of Berwickshire. The A1 is just 4 miles away, giving excellent access to the Scottish Borders and the Northumberland Coast. Boat trips and fishing are also available locally.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Well-equipped fitted kitchen with pantry. Cosy sitting room with dining area and open fire.


  • Electric night storage heaters with open fire in sitting room and wall-mounted fan heaters in shower room and kitchen
  • Electric cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Recently extended rear garden with garden furniture
  • One well-behaved dog under strict control welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile.

About the location


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 Abb's Head National 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 3 miles 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.