Secure your holiday for £20.
Limited availability, could end at any time.T&Cs Apply.
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

11 people have recently viewed this property

1 of 32 View Image Gallery
  • Seal Cottage -  - 1122070 - photo 1

Seal Cottage

(Ref. 1122070)

Lower Burnmouth, Scottish Borders Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • cottage (12)
  • location (10)
  • amazing (9)
  • beautiful (8)
  • lovely (7)
  • sea (5)

16 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was beautiful and the setting was amazing."

    However it was not clean. The aga was filthy and the hot plates full of friend on grease. Every plate and pan we used had to be washed first they were disgusting. The previous people left their trash and it was not removed by the cleaners.

    We were very surprised and shocked to receive your comments - our cleaning ladies have been looking after the cottage for 16 years and we have never had any complaints regarding the cleaning - on the contrary. We apologise if there had been some untoward oversight. If we had been notified of this during your stay we could of investigated what may have happened but the cleaners report they had cleaned as usual for your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin3.4Feb 2024

  • "Pleasant, well maintained cottage in a lovely location."

    The locals were friendly and enjoyed a good chat. Loved the sound of the sea at night even though it was calm throughout our stay. Rubbish disposal was a little difficult. Question. Would we return for another holiday to Burnmouth? Sadly, the answer is no, simply because of the beach which is a “boulder beach” and unusable.

    Reviewed by Gareth4.4Sep 2023

  • "What a beautiful location, absolutely stunning ."

    You will love this cottage if you like seclusion and truly spectacular views. Cottage lovely, beds very comfy and spacious . Was left a bottle of wine which was lovely but a welcome pack would have been good such as milk, bread, biscuits (just a suggestion as shops a drive away and a late check in ). Only room for one car across from cottage which was made clear as parking a premium in this row so just bear in mind . We had a truly wonderful stay and would definitely return .

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Jul 2023

  • "Our 1st stay in 2013 was in Parten Cottage and later that year we stayed at Seal Cottage and then again in 2014."

    Both cottages were more rustic then and the location is simply second to none ! We have wanted to return for a couple of years but obviously Covid and your renovations meant we couldn’t until this year . We could not praise the new look enough . You have made an outstanding job of Seal Cottage and whilst talking to those staying in Parten for the week and their comments it would seem likewise there . The new look with open plan , the AGA cooker , the furnishings, the new staircase ( a great addition from the old style ladder … a lot easier especially for our older family members who joined us who wouldn’t have been able to previously) to the rearranged bedrooms… everything was fantastic. We have had the most amazing stay … weather was fantastic for us … saw many dolphins and plenty of seals at the aptly named Seal Cottage. We would have no hesitation in recommending Seal to family and friends. We look forward to being able to return to Seal Cottage and Lower Burnmouth again …. It is truly our special place ! Thankyou for help making out holiday a lovely experience , you have made a simply beautiful job of renovating.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback which is greatly appreciated. Hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in an amazing area."

    Very well appointed property, lovely comfy beds and exceptionally clean. We will be back!

    Thank you so much for your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely location and very well appointed"

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property in a lovely setting."

    It was lovely to sit outside and watch the waves. It would have been nice to have logs provided as well as milk instead of wine.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting, loved how close it was to the sea, the sunrise was amazing."

    The beds were comfortable, the cooking facilities were great. It would have been good to have some basics such as oil, brown sauce, sugar ect but the wine was very welcoming. We didn’t venture very far as we just wanted to have a complete chill out weekend,which we did!I would definitely recommend this accommodation and Sykes holidays to others and we will hopefully visit Seal cottage again.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Feb 2023

  • "Spectacular location, especially when the weather turned, the waves were amazing."

    Beautiful warm little cottage, just perfect.

    Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful location and has every comfort and amenity for 4 people"

    Oct 2021

  • "Clean, comfortable & warm cottage, beds & bed linen very comfy & warm."

    Wonderful situation of the cottage so close to the sea with amazing views, we loved it!!

    Sep 2021

  • "Excellent cottage in a great location."

    Well appointed and finished to a high standard. Easy access to the A1 and the coast path. Great for days out or relaxing in the cottage.

    Sep 2021

  • "Relaxing and peaceful, great views of the coastline."

    Sep 2021

  • "The property and location are amazing."

    The decor was finished to a high standard. The welcome pack was a nice surprise and lovely gesture. Views amazing.

    Aug 2021

  • "What can I say about this cottage, it’s amazing!"

    Brilliant location, amazing cottage , fantastic animal & bird life to be seen right outside the cottage, friendly local neighbours offering very useful tips for local beaches & towns to visit. All in all Wonderful, will definitely visit again!

    Aug 2021

  • "We had an absolutely brilliant week at Seal Cottage."

    The location is amazing and the actual cottage is furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Waking up to the sound of the sea and having such beautiful views every day was amazing. We would definitely like to return!

    Jul 2021

Show more Hide all

This property is part of the Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages collection.
The number 1 choice and best value holiday cottages from the Northumberland specialists. Discover our beautiful county with us.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Electric storage heating
  • Electric Aga oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Shared terraced gardens, patio furniture, barbecue
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 2.9 miles
  • Note: There is a steep one-way access road to the cottage
  • Note: The gardens are steep and terraced so please bear this in mind when booking
  • Note: Sorry adults only due to proximity to sea wall
  • Note: Fuel for woodburning stove is not supplied but can be purchased locally
  • No short breaks
  • Only Friday arrivals accepted
  • No dogs allowed, however the owner does occasionally visit with their dog.

The property

Nestling in a spectacular location at the foot of the cliffs of Lower Burnmouth on the Scottish Borders, Seal Cottage is an outstanding former fisherman’s cottage that has been lovingly restored and converted to create delightful holiday accommodation perfect for couples.

The accommodation is warm and welcoming with an attractive seating area arranged in front of a woodburning stove where you can imagine curling up and getting warm in the cooler months.

The walls are decorated in warm, grey hues with a stylish wood floor completing the inviting ambience.

Step into the country-style kitchen which has a gorgeous Aga range cooker where the cook can create homely food for the whole party with a charming dining table all ready for visitors to take a chair and enjoy long and lingering meals together.

Exposed brickwork and ceiling beams help to add to the rustic vibe of the cottage.

The terraced gardens are a delight to spend time in with patio seating and sublime sea views.

At bedtime, choose from two pleasant bedrooms which are both bright and airy and a restful place to lay your heads after a tiring day of getting out and about exploring.

Talking of exploring, you’re in the perfect setting for discovering the delights of the region with the tiny fishing hamlet of Lower Burnmouth on the doorstep and home to regular sightings of dolphins and seals.

Jump in the car for visits to places such as Berwick-upon-Tweed which has an excellent range of shops, bars, pubs, boutiques and cafes.

Holy Island, St Abbs with its spectacular diving, the Farne Islands, the wonderful beaches and castles of North Northumberland, and the rolling countryside of the Scottish Borders are all within easy driving distance.

Seal Cottage boasts a truly impressive location and offers authentically rustic and stylish accommodation, making it the perfect holiday home.

View on map

About the location


Berwick-upon-Tweed 6 miles.

The tiny fishing hamlet of Lower Burnmouth enjoys an idyllic location at the foot of picturesque cliffs of the Berwickshire coast. Uninterrupted coastal views, an interesting rocky shoreline and quaint fishermen's cottages are just some of the features that give Lower Burnmouth its enchanting appeal and in the summer grey seals can often be sighted in the sheltered bay. There is a pub about 1 mile away at Upper Burnmouth, and shops in both Eyemouth, 4 miles away, and Berwick-upon-Tweed, just 6 miles away. Holy Island, St Abbs with its spectacular diving, the Farne Islands, the wonderful beaches and castles of North Northumberland, and the rolling countryside of the Scottish Borders are all within easy driving distance. Why not visit the vibrant capital city of Edinburgh, only 40 minutes away by rail?

Note: There is a steep one-way access road to the cottage.
Note: The gardens are steep and terraced so please bear this in mind when booking.
Note: Sorry adults only due to proximity to sea wall.
Note: Fuel for woodburning stove is not supplied but can be purchased locally.
Note: No short breaks accepted.
Note: Only a Friday arrival allowed.
No dogs allowed, however the owner does occasionally visit with their dog