Seaview Cottage

St Abbs near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scotland (Ref. 2036)

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Cottage features

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A delightful stone-built, semi-detached cottage situated on the stunning Berwickshire coastline, in the quaint fishing village of St Abbs, just 11 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Lovingly converted with exposed timbers and sloping ceilings throughout, this former fishing store offers upside down accommodation with an open plan living area on the first floor, providing a wonderful place to relax and enjoy some of the spectacular sea views on offer.

Explore the harbour, take a boat trip around the coast, enjoy the coastal walks and fantastic beaches close by or visit the renowned St Abbs Head National Nature Reserve or some of the great castles, stately homes and gardens available in the area.

With the historic city of Edinburgh, the Farne Islands and Holy Island all within easy reach, this charming property provides the perfect romantic retreat!


One ground floor double bedroom. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric woodburning-effect stove.


Oil central heating and electric convector heaters with electric stove in sitting area. Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV, DVD, WiFi, radio. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking for 1 car. Small patio area with garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 2 mins walk, pub 1 mile, beach 10 mins walk. Note: Stairway is quite steep and may be unsuitable for guests with limited mobility.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Calming and relaxing”
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    • “This quite sleeping fishing village takes you back in time to when nothing had to be done now. Kick back relax and enjoy the view from the outside terrace a welcome addition to this quaint well equiped little cottage. The walks from the cottage to Coldingham Bay and on to Eyemouth are well worth the effort. Fish and chips in Eyemouth then a short bus ride back to St. Abbs. The Sunday market at East Fortune and North Berwick are all within easy reach. The week ended too quickly and we would not hesitate to stay again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Blyth, September 2012

    • “romantic breakaway”
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    • “A fabulous and unique cottage that is the ideal retreat for a romantic holiday break. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and are seriously considering returning in the near future.”

    Anniejohn, West Berkshire, November 2010

    • “Quiet, absolutely stunning”
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    • “We can't find enough words to describe this cottage - we were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and wanted to get away from it all - we did!! The cottage is cute, cosy, welcoming and warm. We explored a large number of places on our holiday, and it was alsways lovely to get back to the cottage. It was everything the brochure said and more. Wonderful. Thank you.D”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Lincoln, February 2010

    • “St Abb's hideway”
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    • “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this comfortable little cottage. Wonderful views from living-room window, sat every morning with a cup of tea looking out to sea. Very relaxed stay, plenty of walks, friendly hosts and we intend to return to this little corner of Scotland.”

    Liz, Stirlingshire, December 2009

    • “A little cottage with a fantastic view.”
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    • “This cottage is very small but well appointed, it has everything you need for a good holiday. The owners were lovely, friendly and helpful. There is a bus which runs to Edinburgh and Berwick on Tweed so you can leave your car if you wish. The village is tiny and everyone is vey friendly. Coldingham sands, a most beautiful beach, is a short walk away. We loved it and would go back again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leeds, December 2009

    • “blissfull scenery”
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    • “This cottage was warm, clean with superb views.Wildlife abounds, a harbour within yards, walks and nearby Berwick-on-Tweed to explore. We hope to be back.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, CORNWALL, December 2009

    • “Relaxing welcoming and quiet”
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    • “Lovely property, which lived up to its name with ever changing sea views. Our opportunities to enjoy the view was enhanced by a recently added outside area where we ate our meals and refreshments. The hosts were welcoming and friendly and gave top tips on things to do and places to eat, the property was also well situated for sightseeing. Just as a note of warning and by no means a criticism the stairs in the property were narrow and steep,which may make the property inaccessible for some. It did not affect us in anyway and overall we had a great holiday.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Aldershot, November 2012

    • “seaview cottage”
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    • “ideallic location, superb views. cosy and warm and we were lucky with the weather. great coastal walks all round. all amenities were available including a nice welcome pack. pity didnt get to meet the owners to say thanks personally”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Preston Lancs, December 2009

    • “A cosy and picturesque escape.”
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    • “The cottage was very comfortable and well furnished and decorated, although the tight stairs up from the bedroom to the kitchen/living room would be a problem for anyone with mobility issues. The location in St Abbs was great, with a panoramic view over the picturesque and busy harbour which always changed. The village was very nice and the local walks and bird reserve are a highlight, although shops and eating options in the village are very limited.”

    John, Scotland, December 2009

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    • “Beautiful cottage in a stunning location.”

    Ms Hillary, Leeds, April 2015

    • “Wonderful property, very comfortable bed, kitchen, bath, heating..and the view! The hosts were kind and politely respected the privacy of the renter. Couldn't be happier with this property and host. A real treasure to find, off the beaten track and would recommend to anyone looking for peace and quiet. Highest recommendations!”

    Mr Kelley, Ventura, December 2014

    • “Lovely location with a view to die for. Great place to relax.”

    Mr Archibald, Motherwell, October 2014

    • “The view from the property was fantastic; it looked straight out to sea across the harbour. As there was a balcony we were also able to sit out and enjoy the view. St Abb's is a lovely village and we enjoyed walks out along the coast, particularly around St Abb's Head. We visited Berwick and Edinburgh using the bus from the village, so we were able to leave the car in its parking space for most of the week. We used the car once to go out to see the abbey at Melrose. It really is a fantastic and varied area.”

    Mrs Patrick, Hassocks, August 2014

    • “The location was superb, with a balcony overlooking the Harbour at St Abbs. The owners were helpful and friendly. We had everything we needed in the house and were sorry to leave!”

    Ms Bearfoot, Birmingham, May 2014

    • “The cottage was lovely and we just dropped out of the rat race and sat and watched the world go by. The owners were very friendly. Just what I want on a holiday.”

    Mrs Kerr, Bury, May 2014

    • “Amazing views and decking area. Cosy, relaxing and romantic break. Everyone was very friendly and will look forward to returning there.”

    Mrs Darwin, Sheffield, April 2014

    • “The owners were really friendly and helpful but also unobstrusive. There was a lovely welcome tray when we arrived. Cottage is snug with a peaceful atmosphere and the location and view fantastic. Really peaceful, friendly place to stay with plenty to see and do all around. Would definitely return and have already recommended it.”

    Ms Biran, Holmfirth, December 2013

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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.