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The Old Coach House

Press Castle near Coldingham, Scottish Borders (Ref. 29322)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher


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50 Customer Review(s)

  • kimamatthews
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    “Not a holiday cottage but more of a luxury Air BnB”

    I stayed here in August with my young family and elderly parents. ...

    I stayed here in August with my young family and elderly parents. In entering the property it definitely has the wow factor in a beautiful location with what looks like a high end property. I stay away a lot with work and use Air BnB regularly where owners rent out where they live. This has exactly the same feel where the owner has just left and you are staying in their house. There is a big difference to this when you are expecting a cottage experience which should be catered to the holiday let market. As I said, the house looks very appealing in lovely setting but the Aga which looks good, has been turned off. A very expensive ornament. The Smeg fridge is very temperamental but as soon as we contacted the owner, he was all over it and willing to get someone out to see it but luckily it started working again. The fire is the centre piece and one night we used it but it just smoked the whole house out. It wasn’t windy so not sure if it’s just badly designed and again for show. We have an open fire and log burner at home and know how to use them but we didn’t use it again. The big issues for me were the lack of blinds in the velux windows upstairs. Yes I wanted to look at the stars from the bed but this was impossible as we had to bluetac black bin bags to every window to get to sleep and not have two kids up at 5am. If there were blinds then we could have looked at the stars as it was intended for. Even without the kids, no blinds is just poor. As everyone says, it needs an upstairs toilet, no question. The wooden floors are very noisy so attempting the toilet in the middle of the night just wakes everyone up. The one that really baffles me is the lack of any WiFi. Yes you are in the middle of no where and can say that you want to switch off but that’s a personal choice. For me, it wasn’t about being off our phones but more about planning what we were going to and keeping in touch with elderly family. This I couldn’t do with no phone reception, mobile signal or WiFi. Instead I had to go a few miles on my bike to do this. There was no garden furniture apart from a wooden bench in the courtyard, something to sit on, on the grass may be nice. This is a lovely house but it’s not a holiday cottage. Don’t get me wrong, it was a good holiday but I would expect so much more after spending over £1100.

    - kimamatthews, August 2020
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The property

Coldingham 3 miles.

The Old Coach House is a stunning semi-detached cottage resting in the extensive grounds of the 17th century Press Castle Estate, 3 miles west of Coldingham.

Settled amongst delightful rural scenery, this 400-year old Coldingham cottage, originally home to the coachman and horses of the castle, has been tastefully decorated to offer a peaceful and relaxing holiday home, ideal for any group looking to discover the surrounding unspoilt Borders region.

This Coldingham cottage has a spacious sitting room with roaring fire and an open staircase leading to the galleried landing above, where the glass ceilings allow guests to gaze at the stars.

The well-equipped stylish kitchen with stone flooring leads on to a spacious dining area with views over the rear garden, providing the perfect place for guests to gather and discuss their holiday plans.

Two double bedrooms, one boasting a freestanding bath and basin with a balcony, grace the first floor of this delightful holiday cottage near Coldingham.

On the ground floor is a further double bedroom and a state-of-the-art wet room.

Speakers in the sitting room, kitchen, master bedroom, and even the wetroom offer an added luxury in this charming holiday cottage.

Guests can relax outside this rural Coldingham cottage in their own private garden with furniture, the ideal spot to settle with a book on a sunny afternoon.

Walks can be found from the doorstep; enjoy the tranquillity of the estate with its mature woodland and wildlife, explore the surrounding countryside and Heritage Coastline, which offers great walking opportunities and cycling paths, or enjoy fishing, golf and safe bathing and sandy beaches at Coldingham, Eyemouth and Berwick.

An ideal family base or a wonderful romantic retreat at any time of year.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size double (one with freestanding bath, basin, and balcony), 1 x ground floor double
  • Ground floor wet room with body jet shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility (in separate tower room)
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire and open tread staircase to galleried landing with desk and chair.
  • Underfloor heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, surround sound, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shared front courtyard
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: The AGA in the kitchen is not available for use
  • Please note: there are no black out blinds and no blinds in the Velux windows as the property is designed to feel light and airy

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About the location


Berwick-upon-Tweed 11 miles; Edinburgh 47 miles.

The village of Coldingham nestles in between rolling farmland above Coldingham Bay, a sheltered crescent of golden sand on the beautiful Berwickshire coastline. With a fabulous beach and excellent canoeing and surfing, the village also offers an array of local shops, pubs and restaurants. St. Abbs, a quaint and picturesque fishing village is one mile away and its Nature Reserve is renowned for its variety of birds and wealth of marine life, which attracts sub aqua divers the world over. Fishing and diving excursions can be purchased here. This area is ideal for exploring The Scottish Borders and Northumberland, with their spectacular coastlines and excellent walking, golf, horse riding, cycling and fishing. Further inland, discover a multitude of abbeys, castles, stately homes and gardens. Berwick-upon-Tweed, with its Elizabethan walls is well worth a visit and within easy reach are Holy Island, the Farne Islands and the coastal villages of Dunbar, Craster and Seahouses.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

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