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Dove Hot Tub Cottage

Coldingham, Scottish Borders (Ref. 961384)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely loved it!"

    Perfect in every way. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2021

  • "We had a great time for my husband's 50th birthday."

    The cottage was very comfortable and the garden was great for our dogs. The hot tub was an added bonus. Would 100% recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by EvelynOct 2021

  • "We had an absolutely lovely holiday at this property, both us and the dog had a lovely relaxing break which was most needed."

    We feel fully refreshed to go about our fast paced work life again. Would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by SeonaidSep 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in woodland surroundings."

    You will need a car to get to beaches, shops and restaurants. Berwick-upon-Tweed is not far by car and we would recommend walking around the walls of the town where there are great views- put dogs on leads though as there are some sheer drops. The cottage is great with everything you need for a self catering holiday. The hot tub was a bonus and welcome after walking the coastal paths which provided great scenery. A lovely area to explore.

    Reviewed by Ann MarieAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Dove Hot tub cottage, a welcome basket greeted us which was a nice touch."

    We used our cottage as a base to visit lots of places on the Scottish Borders. The hot tub was great fun and we enjoyed stargazing whilst relaxing in it every night. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2021

  • "The cottage was cosy and comfortable, peaceful, the garden was beautiful with ..."

    The cottage was cosy and comfortable, peaceful, the garden was beautiful with the wildlife and safe for the dogs, the hot tub was an added bonus which all added to a great relaxing week's holiday couldn't ask for anything more

    Reviewed by DJun 2021

  • "The cottage was wonderful, quirky and very homely."

    The garden is fully enclosed and a god send for our cocker-pooh-Eddie - fantastic, totally safe. The cottage was very well equipped-‘far exceeded expectations. The surrounding area great for walks. Hot tub an added bonus!

    Reviewed by CraigJun 2021

  • "This cottage was amazing."

    ...clean...cosy.....homely. everything you need is there and more. Very secluded hot tub which we enjoyed every day in the beautiful surroundings. The cottage has great tvs for the nights in....we love our Netflix. In a really good location for local walks to St Abbs, Eyemouth and not too far to Edinburgh Zoo. The local takeaways deliver if u fancy a lazy night. All in all....pretty perfect...thanks guys we are already looking at when we can come back x

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2020

  • "Had a fantastic 7 nights at Dove cottage with my partner."

    It is an absolute gem of a place with longed for rest, peace, quiet and beauty. Loved the quirky pictures and decor inside, fab range of books to read with comfortable bed and linen. Hot tub was spotless and good jet pressure using Bromine, not chlorine in water cleaning, so better on the skin. Garden and surrounding grounds are just lovely and mainly just hearing the bird song with a morning cuppa is just magical. Owner contacted us as tree surgery work needed to be carried out in the garden and made sure this was okay and would cause little convenience to our holiday. Lovely man!!! Did have slight issues with cleaning, as could visibly see dirt in certain parts of kitchen and bathroom. Considering properties are meant to be getting enhanced cleaning, this wasn't even good for a standard clean. Did contact Sykes and emailed pictures for them and owners to see. This in no way spoiled our full experience of Dove cottage and our need to come back. Would be back in a heart beat and hope to be back in the next year if possible. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by TraceyAug 2020

  • "Lovely place and lovely surrounding area"

    Reviewed by MartinMar 2020

  • "The cottage was cosy and comfortable for the four of us and a dog and in a fantastic location for superb walks along stunning coastal areas."

    A lovely basket of goodies welcomed us and we had everything we needed for our weeks stay including a fab hot tub in the secluded enclosed garden. A big Morrissons was a twenty minute drive away for supplies, although there was a good Co-op in Eyemouth. We also enjoyed a day trip to Edinburgh and playing some of the selection of board games in the evening. Everyone one we met was really friendly and we would come back to this area and stay at Dove Cottage again.

    Reviewed by ClareFeb 2020

  • "A lovely location."

    Cottage was nice and cosy and the place was well appointed in terms of facilities. The hot tub was a bonus (although the weather wasnt). Lovely little area down by the stream. Delightful with snowdrops on show. Great time had by all.

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely, spacious and the facilities were excellent."

    ..a lot of thoughtful touches by the owner. Location was good for drives and long walks and A perfect hot tub to relax in after Read in the comments book at the cottage some gripes other people had experienced which for me were moaning for the sake of moaning. It’s right up there with the best cottages we have stayed in for our budget and requirements and we had a lovely few days there and definitely stay again....and recommend

    Reviewed by PeterJan 2020

  • "The owners bill and Gary helped to make Mark's birthday a lovely surprise ..."

    The owners bill and Gary helped to make Mark's birthday a lovely surprise balloons banners were prepared for our arrival also birthday card n gift bag with prosecco in which we thoroughly enjoyed in the hot tub the garden was magical full of quirky things and fairy lights cottage warm cosy and very comfy everything you needed in there coldingham bay was stunning and we covered miles of coastal paths saw wild deer basked in history standing on ruins of fast castle wouldn't hesitate to recommend or return bill n Gary you are very lucky guys to own such a fab place love love loved it love Carol mark n diesel dog xx

    Reviewed by CarolJan 2020

  • "Dove Cottage is very tranquil and peaceful, set in a beautiful location."

    There are plenty of walks from the cottage and the garden, paddock and orchard was perfect for our dog to play in. She had the best time exploring all of the garden and the squirrels and owls had her fascinated. We went into Coldingham, St Abbs and Eyemouth all of which were pretty, again with lots of walks. The pubs in Coldingham normally allow dogs in but given we were there at Christmas they didn't as they were too busy. The cottage itself is comfortable and clean and the views from the sitting room into the garden and woods are lovely. The hot tub in the garden is clean and well maintained. The kitchen is small but has just about everything you'd need - we stayed over Christmas and managed to cook Christmas dinner without too much hassle. We did need to buy a couple of things we needed but it was easy enough to get to Berwick to do so. The burner in the dining room was a nice addition not that we needed to use as the heating system in the cottage was really effective and the rooms were lovely and warm throughout our stay. The people living in the neighbouring lodges were very friendly and informative about the local area. Couple of minor negatives - the TV is wall mounted and can only be comfortably viewed from a couple of seats in the living room, and there wasn't a DVD player but again not huge issues. Overall we had a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by VickiDec 2019

  • "Very comftable house with all you need for a winter get away."

    Reviewed by JulieDec 2019

  • "Really enjoyed the cottage would go back in the summer"

    Reviewed by AlanDec 2019

  • "Was lovely surrounded by wildlife and beautiful scenery."

    Everything you could need was there. If you visit in the winter turn the heating up in the cupboard until the heating kicks in then turn it down. Was amazingly warm and cosy!!!! Relaxing too, hot tub was lovely

    Reviewed by IshaOct 2019

  • "We had never visited Scotland before and we had never rented a cottage, as a holiday home, but after this trip we will be going back to Scotland and will always be looking to stay at Dove Cottage!"

    We had a very long journey to Coldingham from Dartford but as soon as we saw the location and the very quaint cottage itself, we knew every mile of the journey was worth it and that was just our first impression. On entering the cottage we were wowed with how beautifully decorated and designed the cottage was and instantly felt relaxed and at home and the welcome hamper was greatly received. The cottage was impeccably clean and for its size felt very spacious. The log fire in the kitchen/dining area made the whole cottage feel cozy and warm, especially in the evenings when the temperature dropped and our dogs loved snuggling up together in that room. We both knew that whoever owned this property, had put a lot of love and pride into making a beautiful home, which we are so grateful for and for having the opportunity to stay there and call our home, if but for a few days. The magic of Dove Cottage does not end with the inside, oh no, the garden and the surroundings on opening the back door, blew us away. To have a garden with its own wood, wonderful jacuzzi and its own meadow with a beautiful stream running by it was unbelievable. My expectations of what to expect, were completely surpassed. We had some wonderful days out to St Abbs, Berwick Upon Tweed, Burnmouth and Coldingham Bay and all of the places we visted had breathtaking views, that will stay in my memory forever. I do have to mention Bill, the owner of Dove Cottage. From the moment I had communication with Bill about our stay, I felt very confident that as a owner/host, nothing would be to much trouble for Bill and kept us completely informed on everything about the cottage and things to do in and around the area. Bill's attention to detail was amazing, in ensuring that our stay at his cottage was amazing and he succeeded 100%. We had the best relaxed trip ever and would highly recommend Dove Cottage as a place to stay to everyone. We loved it that much, when we got home, we booked another weeks stay at Dove Cottage for 2020 and we cannot wait to go back, only 359 sleeps to go.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "We were disappointed with the hot tub as it was not clean and the family were not able to use it I did take a photo Everything else was really good."

    The cottage was comfortable and surrounding area is beautiful The children enjoyed the visit to the stream

    Many thanks for your feedback . Please be reassured that all chemicals were checked along with the cleanliness of the hot tub before your arrival. There is a contact number in the property to call if you have any issues at all during your stay, as we are very keen to assist you if we are made aware of any problems. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LorraineAug 2019

  • "The cottage is set in a lovely and relaxing location."

    The inside felt very homely and the whole stay was very relaxing. Our dogs loved the meadow and we all had a great break.

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2019

  • "This Cottage was a great find, we have stayed in over 30 in the last 8 years and this has been the best by far."

    It had a Luxury feel to it especially with the hot tub. The beds are very comfortable and everything was supplied leaving us not needing to buy salt, pepper, toilet roll etc. The cottage is far out from the bigger towns but if your a walker and want to relax this is amazing. The TV is smart and will connect to your Netflix account. The heating system is on a smart link so comes on as and when needed.The open fire is fantastic for drying in the kitchen. The bin which my dog loved is auto opening and he had fun walking by that!! Just luxury after luxury. You need to book this if your wanting to visit Scotland.

    Reviewed by TeresaMay 2019

  • "Perfect for a relaxing holiday."

    Dove Cottage has everything you need and more. Great walks on the estate across the road. Short walk/drive to Coldingham Bay, St Abbs and Eyemouth. Local pubs provide good food. This is our second visit to Dove Cottage and will certainly be back. The welcome basket on arrival is the best in the UK We stay in cottages throughout the Uk and this is one of the highest on the list. Highly recommend. Malcolm and Carol Ledger ( and Louie the border collie) Sheffield

    Reviewed by MalcolmApr 2019

  • "Lodge was perfect, as usual with your properties."

    We sometimes find it hard to find owners willing to accept 3 dogs, but you seem to cater for quite a few. All our family enjoyed our stay there and the owner was easily contactable.

    Reviewed by PatriciaFeb 2019

  • "The cottage is a wonderful location for a relaxing holiday."

    Set in woodland with nice walks from the doorstep around the castle grounds and surrounding areas. Hot tub is great after a days walking or exploring East Lothian. Accommodation is warm and cosy and has almost all you would need for your stay. Only slight criticism would be height of main TV on wall. It doesn't make for comfortable veiwing. All in all though a wonderful cottage. We hope to be back.

    Thank you for your feedback, we have now lowered the TV to make viewing more comfortable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2018

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Dove Cottage, as described on website."

    Very quiet and relaxing place to stay, well positioned to explore Scottish Borders. Tastefully decorated and well equipped cottage.

    Reviewed by SuzanneOct 2018

  • "When we arrived at the cottage, everything was lovely."

    Spotlessly clean and a basket of treats on the table . It is perfectly situated as a Gatehouse, and as people came by were all very friendly. Unfortunately Storm Ali hit while we were there and brought down a tree branch by the gate but no one was hurt , and the hot tub lost it's cover a couple of times, but we sorted that. There is a lovely beach at Coldingham which we would definately recommend, and as I have a disabled badge we were able to park right down at the beach where the cafe and toilets are, which is always worth knowing. It is a lovely relaxing place in its own little garden area.

    Reviewed by MarySep 2018

  • "Dove Cottage is a haven of peace, set in a secluded rural area yet convenient for the A1 providing easy access to to Edinburgh, North Berwick and Dunbar to the north, Berwick, Alnwick, Holy Island and Bamburgh to the south."

    There are also loads of towns and villages to visit inland. A lot of thought has gone into the furnishings and equipment available at the cottage. It is comfortable, clean and well-equipped, and the 52" TV with Netflix, digital players etc., is a welcome new addition. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2018

  • "This is a beautiful comfortable cottage very quiet and peaceful, bill had left a lovely lot of goodies for us and we felt very welcome."

    Will come back in the near future.

    Reviewed by JanetteAug 2018

  • "I have taken several holiday cottage holidays but Dove cottage stands out from the rest."

    It was like staying in somebody's home, and a home that was really well equipped with every consideration given to the comfort of the guests. The owners had gone to great length to make our stay so enjoyable (just tiny things that add up to big things). The setting was excellent and there were so many great walks to be taken that our dog enjoyed it as much as we did. Thank you Bill

    Reviewed by DennisAug 2018

  • "Dove Cottage is a gem."

    The location is fantastic. It is the old gatehouse to a Scottish Castle. It has it's own field and an area by a stream which is available to relax by. Inside the cottage has a kitchen/diner with a multi-fuel stove and a TV on the wall. The kitchen part is small but well equipped with an electric cooker, fridge freezer and a dishwasher. It has two good sized bedrooms with plenty of storage space. The lounge is comfortable and, unusually for a holiday cottage, has a 52" modern television on the wall. The lounge has patio doors leading to a private area with table and chairs for when the weather is good. There are local walks across the road in a forest and plenty of nearby walks around the coast. The nearest town id Berwick on Tweed which is worth a visit. Dove cottage is a great place for a holiday.

    Reviewed by IanJun 2018

  • "The cottage is one of the best we have stayed at in the UK."

    It had all the facilities that would be required for a complete self-catering holiday, but we tended to eat out mainly. The location is superb with the back garden backing onto a small pine forest, and a much larger one just across the road. The adjacent paddock leads down to a small river, although the water level was quite low during our visit. Coldingham Bay, St Abbs, Eyemouth and Berwick are just a short drive away and great for days out. Our Border Collie, Louie, absolutely loved this holiday and we will certainly be returning to Dove Cottage. By the way, the welcome basket when we arrived was incredible. We thoroughly recommend staying at Dove Cottage. Malcolm and Carol - and Louie. Sheffield

    Reviewed by MalcolmMay 2018

  • "A very comfortable cottage, well equipped, in beautiful quiet surroundings."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2018

  • "Great wee cottage for relaxing and unwinding, we really enjoyed the borders area as did our three year old toy poodle who loved the walks around the city walls of Berwick, Coldingham bay and Lindisfarne we will certainly consider returning."

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2018

  • "We had a wonderful week at Dove cottage, the cottage is beautiful, and has lots of lovely little touches, the garden at night is lit up with fairy lights and it's very peaceful."

    Our dogs loved it and we all didn't want to come home. There were only 2 little problems/suggestions - we missed having a washing machine and on out 1st day we were told we were walking in someone's garden but we had no way of knowing that. (The lovely wooded area behind the cottage) but would still recommend.

    Reviewed by PaulineApr 2018

  • "Dove Cottage was a really warm and comfortable property."

    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and our dogs loved the woodland walks and the fantastic nearby beach. Bill the cottage owner was really helpful with local information and the welcome hamper was a lovely touch. We would love to come back in the future.

    Reviewed by AnthonyApr 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location for exploring the borders."

    Reviewed by LisaMar 2018

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage in quite coastal location."

    Sunlight through trees in the early morning was a delight. Welcome basket a nice touch.

    Reviewed by DebbieMar 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room.
  • A comprehensive air heat pump central heating system with multi-fuel burner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, 2 x fridges, 2 x freezers, dishwasher, washing machine, 2 x TVx (one Smart) with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for burner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with furniture
  • Access to the adjacent meadow with small orchard and river at the base of the meadow with seating throughout
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3.5 miles
  • Note: There is external storage with one of the fridges and freezers which can be used by guests
  • Note: A £100 Good Housekeeping Bond applies to this property.

The property

Coldingham 3.5 miles.

A delightful cottage located in the depths of Coldingham, tucked away from the hustle and bustle, with woodland views bordering the exterior.

Couples can turn this holiday into a romantic retreat, or join friends for a peaceful trip in a lovely part of Scotland with an abundance of sightseeing opportunities just waiting to be explored.

The ground floor is home to a wonderful hallway, that continues to a classic bathroom, and a kitchen/diner with modern features and a dining table that seats up to four people.

Relax in the company of the woodburner which will warm those cooler evenings as you spend some quality time with your loved ones.

For a cosy night in, the lounge is a perfect spot to unwind, full of charm, and elevated by views of the garden, which add a characterful spin to the layout.

Two bedrooms are beautifully designed, the first boasts lovely creme and feature wallpapered decor, and homely furnishings so you can relax in comfort.

The master bedroom has a slightly more sophisticated overtone, home to a sleigh bed, fitted wardrobes and a dressing table where you can get ready for many adventure-filled afternoons.

Both rooms benefit from an enchanting view of the garden or woodland, so you can feel the areas sense of charm without having to leave the comfort of the cottage.

As well as the garden at the cottage, you can enjoy the adjacent meadow for ideal walks.

This has a small orchard as well as a river, with seating positioned throughout to enjoy the striking country views.

With a fabulous beach and excellent canoeing and surfing, the village of Coldingham offers an array of local shops, pubs and restaurants.

Further inland, discover a multitude of abbeys, castles, stately homes and gardens.

Berwick-upon-Tweed is well worth a visit and within easy reach are Holy Island, Farne Islands and the coastal villages of Dunbar, Craster and Seahouses.

A memorable cottage in a heart-warming part of Coldingham.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

Note: Minimum short break is for 5 nights only.