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15 Bogan

(Ref. 1095411)

Coldingham, Scottish Borders Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property, very comfortable and in a great location."

    Was a bit chilly at first but once we got the fire going and the heating sorted, it was cosy. Would recommend

    Reviewed by Vicky4.1Oct 2023

  • "Great cottage in quiet location."

    Lovely big kitchen had plenty of utensils/crockery etc. Spacious bedroom and comfy bed. Cottage is handy for shop and pubs. Local beach only 15 min walk away, with an excellent tearoom. For the more adventurous there are great cliffside walks to either Eyemouth or St Abbs. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2023

  • "I found the bath plug did not stay put and I needed to put my heel on it."

    Apart from that the cottage was a delightful place to stay in and it was exactly the sort of place I would buy if I was moving. Everything was clean, the furniture was just what we needed and the bed was so comfy. On leaving we found the 3 tins on a cupboard in the kitchen contained tea, coffee and sugar. Complete surprise. If you have not used an induction hob before I advise you to google how to use it. Overall perfect. THANK YOU

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Aug 2023

  • "It is a lovely cottage and we enjoyed our stay."

    But we would have to agree with other feedback that the couches are not very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Brenda4.1Jul 2023

  • "The only issue we had were the silver door handles on the upstairs rooms."

    They were incredibly stiff and on several occasions someone got stuck in the bathroom and had to shout to get the door pushed open from the other side. We resorted to using the bathroom with the door open a bit! Otherwise no issues. Beautiful house. Ready good location.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jul 2023

  • "The cottage is absolutely wonderful."

    Very comfy and clean throughout. Really tucked away. Feels very secluded whilst being in walking distance of a local take away (which serves gluten free), two pubs that serve food and the beach cove a bit further walk away or a very short drive away. The cottage garden is really lovely. We were enjoyed sitting out on the deck. There is a small burn (stream) down and the bottom of the garden accessible if you don't mind a steep climb. The village is quaint and worth exploring down the raised wooden paths besides the burn that runs through the village. I really don't have anything negative to say about the cottage. It a real gem of a place.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jul 2023

  • "When we arrived the cottage was clean and there is everything you needed."

    The bedrooms are light and airy and the beds are extremely comfortable. We found the sofas in the living room not so inviting though and therefore spent most of our evenings in the kitchen. The little garden at the back could be lovely if only it was maintained better. The decking had not been swept and the trees were over hanging and needed cutting back to let some more of the glorious sunshine in that we had whilst there. There is a new rattan sofa and chairs which are comfortable but the old table and chairs (which were too rickety to sit on) were still there and looked unsightly. It was the same with the front garden. There were 2 chairs that were too old to sit on. There did seem to be a welcome basket too, but it hadn't been refilled which was a shame. However, we did enjoy our stay and its a great base for exploring the surrounding area and the weather was great.

    Thank you for your comments. We apologise if you felt the garden was not maintained. The long term gardener is sadly seriously ill, we have now managed to secure someone local to look after the garden and it has recently been cut back. The old garden furniture which has been replaced will be uplifted. The welcome basket is refilled for every stay and I'm assured by the changeover company that this was done as usual. This is not however a requirement but a gesture of goodwill. Regarding the sofas, they are Le Corbusier design classics and we thought leather upholstery would be good so guests didn't have to worry about spillage etc however we have had a few comments about them now and they will be replace in due course. We are very glad you enjoyed the local area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debra3.8May 2023

  • "The owner should really consider replacing the sofas and other chairs in the cottage, as NONE of them were comfortable to sit in for any length of time."

    Additional table lamps would benefit guests with vision impairment. The step out the patio door from the kitchen is excessively long and deep. The door would benefit from placing a raised step on the outside.

    Thank you for your comments. Regarding the sofas, they are Le Corbusier classics, as are the chairs and the sofa in the kitchen which are Charles Eames and have been reupholstered to a high standard. We have however had a few comments about them and appreciate that they are not to everyone's taste. As such, the sofas will be replaced in due course. We are sorry you didn't find the cottage adequately lit but for future guests would like to note that In addition to the 4 large wall mounted lamps in the living room there are 3 table lamps , in the dining kitchen there are under kitchen lights, spotlights in the ceiling and 2 additional table lamps, the main bedroom has ceiling spotlights and 2 bed side lamps while the smaller bedroom has ceiling lights and an additional table lamp. We will ask Sykes to put a note of the lighting provided on the website so those with visual impairment can make an informed choice. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christian3.4May 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    i cleaned marks on the wall and doors left by someone else. the garden was dangerous for me lots of fallen leaves and i suffer with my knees. my husband had to sweep them up before i could go out there. it was a lovely quiet cottage and area but the sofas were not comfortable. the beds on the other hand were very comfy. there was everything you could need in the kitchen

    Reviewed by Sheila4.1May 2023

  • "Overall I had a lovely week at the cottage."

    Beach not too far away although would take car if children very small as its all uphill on the way back. The cottage was spotlessly clean and the kitchen was really well equipped with everythingyou might need to cater for your family dinners, even the knives were sharp, something I have found lacking in most holiday homes. Beds were really comfortable too. I lost the front door key on my first day there and the owner could not have been more helpful and understanding. The only negative is the seating. Sofas were fine for the kids but I found them impossible to sit on for any length of time. There are also ercol chairs and small ercol couch in the kitchen but again, although these look nice, they are not fit for relaxing into. I spent most of my time sitting at kitchen table. There is nice comfortable garden furniture which I used while my grandchildren played outside, it's unfortunate that the old garden furniture hasn't been removed as this really limits the outside space especially if you want to make use of the outside washing line as I did to hang wet suits etc. However the cottage is in a beautiful quiet location and is a great base for the beach at coldingham and surrounding areas. Better sofas to lounge in would make this property perfect.

    Reviewed by Sandie4.4Apr 2023

  • "Loved our stay the only thing I would recommend is new sofas and better dryer."

    Other than that perfect!

    Reviewed by Claire4.1Apr 2023

  • "Lovely clean well equiped cottage in a quiet location."

    Problem encountered on first night with hot water was sorted within 24 hours with no further issues. Hamper with tea, coffee, sugar, marshmallows and crisps was welcomed. Lovely coastal walks with beautiful views.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a great time staying in a lovely cottage."

    Hot water from the kitchen tap and the heating were minor issues. Overall, we enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by Elisabeth3.4Mar 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage in a great location."

    Really enjoyed the stay and would love to revisit it.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in Coldingham."

    The cottage was so cosy to come back to after a walk to the beach or exploring the nearby area. The kitchen was well equipped - and the dining table was perfect for jigsaw puzzles.

    Reviewed by Jilly4.4Nov 2022

  • "We had very nice stay, cottage was clean and cosy, bed lovely ,however sofas need replacing but tired and not very comfortable ."

    It would be very useful to have an outside light or torch for night time. We meant to leave a note about rain coming down staircase wall after Friday night after bad weather. We would return but hopefully with better weather.

    Reviewed by Marie3.8Nov 2022

  • "Lovely location, lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by Rowena4.7Oct 2022

  • "Very spacious cottage with seperate large kitchen and large lounge both well provided for."

    Very efficient solid fuel stove for heating with plenty of wood and fuel provided. Lovely private decking area, sun at breakfast time. Cottage is in a very quiet position in the village with the coastline 15 mins walk away. Had an excellent week here, mostly spent out of the cottage with the wonderful weather but lovely place to hunker down if the weather is adverse. Only slight downside is the settees could be more comfortable!

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday in Coldingham."

    The cottage was excellent, so well laid out and had everything you could possibly need. Spotlessly clean as well. The private rear garden was beautiful and the welcome package was much appreciated. It is in a very peaceful and relaxing setting. We would definitely book the cottage again.

    Reviewed by Corinne5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property is lovely, we all enjoyed our stay, and so close to some real hidden treasures like St Abbs and Eyemouth."

    The only thing i would like to note would be if the owner could install a grab rail in the bath / shower so that you have something to hold onto when getting in / out of the bath / shower. Other than that would definately book this property again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "The kitchen was lovely but lighting could be better."

    Difficult to get comfy on the sofas. Great house in a great place for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Derek4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property in a lovely area."

    The reason we would be unlikely to return is as follows: We left our dog in the kitchen area with doors closed to go for lunch. This property should not advertise as dog friendly as they are over strict. We have stayed in numerous cottages that are dog friendly and have never been informed that dogs can’t be left for short periods. Obviously on holiday you expect to go for meals. Main issue was the owners accessing the property without our prior knowledge and without us in attendance. This is completely unacceptable and has never happened in any previous stays in cottages. Our personal belongings were out in the open and this really put a dampener on the final days in the cottage. The cottage is lovely but we will not be back for the above reasons and would not recommend this to others purely down to the owners actions stated above.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2022

  • "All very good."

    We weren't expecting such low ceilings. I was just about OK (6'3'') but our son would have had to bend down in all areas of the cottage ground floor. It might be something worth including in the description.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2022

  • "Our stay in Coldingham was so enjoyable."

    We all loved the sun deck out the back and the children loved the swing over the burn. The local recreation ground was only a five minute walk away, so the children had a safe place to play. The thoughtful hamper of goodies, left in anticipation of our arrival, was most appreciated. The stock of fuel for the wood burner was immense. We also appreciated the items in the store for us to take to the beach. The whole experience was so peaceful. This was possibly the easiest holiday we have taken; all we had to do was relax and enjoy the local area.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2022

  • "The accommodation and location were both good and bedrooms comfortable."

    However, the sofas were very uncomfortable and made it very hard to relax in an evening. The outdoor furniture badly needed replaced too. The shower was not very easy to get in / out of. We would definitely rate this cottage more highly and consider revisiting if it had new sofas and outdoor furniture!

    Reviewed by Susan3.4May 2022

  • "We had a great holiday at the cottage we would go back."

    The only thing we found was the seating in the living room could have been more comfortable and the garden furniture could do with a little TLC The cottage was immaculate and the beds wee very comfortable, the welcome was appreciated. Lots of places to go and great walks

    Reviewed by Mary4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage , in a very good location ,within travelling distant of a lot of good places to visit , had a relaxing week really enjoyed our stay and look forward to staying there again ."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear terrace with decking and patio, steps down to an enclosed garden with a small burn running behind the fence
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: No dogs upstairs

The property

Perched in the village of Coldingham on the Scottish Borders, is this idyllic two-bedroom, end-terrace cottage, 15 Bogan.

Enjoying a location with easy access to the coast and the local amenities, 15 Bogan is a delightful dog-friendly dwelling for couples or a family of four for exploring Scotland with their canine companion.

Park-up in one of two off-road parking spaces, before making your way into your new home-from-home.

Be welcomed into the spacious kitchen/diner, featuring a handy dishwasher and washer/dryer, where the budding chef of the group can whip up flavourful meals ready to savour at the dining table for four.

If the weather is nice, why not dine alfresco out on the rear enclosed terrace, where your four-legged friend can stretch their legs as you dine?

After a hearty meal, retire to the plush sofas in the sitting room as your pooch takes up their spot for the evening in front of the crackling woodburning stove, and select your favourite film from the Smart TV.

As your eyes grow heavy, head up to the first floor where you will find two well-presented bedrooms, a king-size and a twin, both with Velux windows allowing the natural light to flow in.

Awake from a leisurely slumber with a soothing soak in the bath or refreshing rinse in the shower before embarking on the day’s adventures.

Explore the local village, where you will find The New Inn which serves delicious meals and local ales, perfect for those evenings where you don’t fancy cooking!

There is also a well-stocked convenience store for picking up fresh ingredients to cook up a storm in the comfort of 15 Bogan.

The budding historians in your party can marvel at the stunning Coldingham Priory or if that isn’t your thing, make your way down to the golden sands of Coldingham Bay where you can beachcombe the shores or try your hand at an excellent selection of watersports, including canoeing and surfing.

The peaceful village of St Abbs rests nearby and is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts with its expansive nature reserve, renowned for its variety of bird and marine life.

From here you can enjoy stunning clifftop walking and cycle routes which overlook a number of scenic bays.

Berwick-upon-Tweed is not to be missed with its fascinating medieval castle remains, Elizabethan town walls, the 16th-century Kings Mount and boat trips out onto the River Tweed.

For a taste of city life, venture to Edinburgh, famed for its remarkable UNESCO 11th-century castle, as well as its bustling city centre with pubs, shops and restaurants aplenty.

Find your ideal base in Scotland with a stay at 15 Bogan.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

COLDINGHAM

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.

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Note: No dogs upstairs

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