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Bridle Cottage

Cove, Scottish Borders (Ref. 925000)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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Reviews & Ratings

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67 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage, great location, amazing view and stunning coastal walks."

    Everything listed about the cottage is true, with an added extra of the mini caravan outside for an evening under the stars. The extra touch of some Scottish goodies and a bottle of prosecco, to welcome us was gratefully received. Good communication from the owner and the welcome folder was appreciated. A lovely community shop not too far away had everything you need. Loved it, would definitely book this stay again.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2021

  • "We had a relaxing week's stay at Bridle Cottage."

    The property is well equipped, warm and cosy, with lovely sea views. It's in a quiet location but closed to the A1 and therefore easy access to the nearest town of Dunbar, supermarkets etc. Edinburgh is around 45 minutes' drive and well worth a visit. Lovely coastal walks from the cottage.

    Reviewed by DulcieOct 2021

  • "Absolutely perfect."

    My husband and I came here for our honeymoon and it could not have been better. The view

    Reviewed by SamanthaSep 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at bridle cottage very comfortable and clean in a lovely quiet spot ."

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2021

  • "The Cottage is beautiful!"

    Both the inside and location are stunning and very underrated on the photos. The extra arm chairs and the sweet little caravan outside are great. From phoning for key instructions to the welcome pack of wine and goodies we were made to feel very welcome. The views are stunning. Clean, well equipped. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very comfortable and great location for seeing the Dales.

    Reviewed by HazelJul 2021

  • "We had an absolutely brilliant week, the view alone, is worth going back for."

    We have a lovely, chilled out week- few trips to the beach, long walks and just sitting with a drink, watching the view. We were only a short drive to a big Asda, which was handy. We had a day trip into Edinburgh, which is a 40-50 minute drive away. Wonderful to be in the middle of nowhere, but not far from things, if you want to join the world again. The addition of Doris the caravan, was a lovely touch. Great place to recharge your batteries. Will certainly be back,

    Reviewed by EricaJul 2021

  • "It is a lovely cottage with a fantastic view."

    This is the third time we have stayed at the cottage and will be going again.

    Reviewed by JaniceJul 2021

  • "We loved this cottage."

    It was so comfortable and it had everything we needed. We loved that the living accomodation was upstairs, so we could take advantage of the stunning views of the sea and surrounding countryside. It even had a small/miniture caravan that we could use to sit in on a cool evening. A welcome pack had been left for us by the owner. The location was excellent. We used our binoculars (though a small set of binoculars were available to use in the cottage) to look out over the sea and surrounding countryside. As a result we saw a pod of dolphins, roe deer, hares, rabbits, weasels and birds of prey. It really is a nature lovers paradise. The short walk to the Cochburnspath Community Shop was brilliant for our dog. She could be allowed off her leash for most of the journey. We met lots of locals on our journey and they were always ready for a chat. We picked up a leaflet from the Community Shop that had details of walks around the area. We did several of the walks which were amazing. We also went further afield in the car to Coldingham Bay and North Berwick although we did prefer to just walk. We contacted the owner prior to going regarding key collection and she was warm and friendly.

    Reviewed by BeverleyJul 2021

  • "Location, brilliant views."

    Peace and quiet close to lovely walks and clean beaches.

    Reviewed by ValerieJun 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our short break at Bridle Cottage."

    The cottage is lovely, comfortable, clean, well appointed and like home. On its doorstep are lovely walks with Cove and Pease Bay within short walking distance.

    Reviewed by IainNov 2020

  • "This Cottage is just amazing!"

    An excellent place to relax in luxury with the most beautiful views. Quiet and peaceful with scenic walks to enjoy. Warm cosy and very comfortable to relax in the evenings and enjoy a drink. Well equipped kitchen with everythng you could need to make for a perfect stay. Thank you for a lovely week, will be back again for sure.

    Reviewed by LynneSep 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday and would certainly recommend the cottage and Sykes."

    The only thing I would suggest is a torch in the cottage. There may have been one which we didn't find as this time of year it gets dark earlier and having to take the dog outside before bedtime it was very dark. Other than that we are hoping to be able to go back. The cottage and area were lovely and we can thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 2020

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a stunning location."

    Absolutely everything you need is provided in this comfortable, stunning and stylish holiday home. Easy to travel to and lots to do in the area. Just perfect.

    Reviewed by JacquiAug 2020

  • "We desperately needed this holiday."

    It was originally booked for May 2020 but had to be re-booked for August 2020 due to Covid-19. It was worth the wait. The cottage is immaculate and the location couldn't be more perfect if you're in need of a break (and we were in desperate need!). We feel that Scotland has a better grip on the new measures to combat the spread of Covid-19 and we felt safe and protected during this stay. We thought we knew this area well, but had no idea about the beautiful, secluded harbour area, which is a very pleasant walk from the property. In the property, the rooms are very comfortable, the kitchen clean and well-equipped and the wifi is reliable. Dunbar is just 8 miles away with all conveniences if required. We were only there for a week but the cottage very quickly felt like home. To wake up each morning with a view out to sea was good for the soul. We felt safely tucked away and secure during our time at the cottage and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2020

  • "As far as Bridle Cottage is concerned, this is a charming cottage and location."

    The cottage was very clean and spacious and would have no reservations in returning to the property. The area is very quiet and relaxing and the neighbours were welcoming and helpful. It is well situated to the tourist attractions though a car would be needed but all attractions within easy reach. Recommended. This was the first time we had used Sykes, The booking was made prior to the lockdown being announced but I had emailed some queries to Sykes several weeks before full payment was due and was disappointed to only receive a reply After my full balance had been taken - I appreciate times were difficult but the timing of my reply was not what I would have expected.

    Reviewed by DaveAug 2020

  • "Cottage covered all the expectations I had."

    The attention was very kind. And the house had everything that was needed. Pam took care of everything. Beautiful sea views. Very quiet location. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Juan J.Jan 2020

  • "This was the most perfect cottage with the warmest welcome imaginable - all decorated for Christmas."

    Immaculate throughout and to the highest standard. Everything about this cottage was exactly as described on the website. The quality of the linen, lighting, facilities with every home comfort was outstanding. Within easy walking distance to the coastal walk (5 mins), superb views and close to amenities such as ASDA and other shops. Close to North Berwick for beach walking and various golf clubs along the coast. I would definitely recommend this beautiful little gem and I will most certainly be returning in the summer. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SheilaDec 2019

  • "Brindle cottage is a warm, cosy cottage in a great location."

    It is handy for walks and touring around. It would have been nice to have had a visitor’s book to read other guests recommendations for places to go and where to eat. We’d encourage others to walk down to the harbour and also to go to the Cockburnspath Community Cafe which is open every Wednesday. The owner was very helpful with directions and key instructions. We had a great week, made even better by the welcome goodies waiting for us when we arrived.

    Reviewed by BrendaNov 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, very comfortable and warm."

    It was well equipped and having two bathrooms was a bonus. Very good value for money. The location was also super, being able to walk straight out onto the costal paths and beach and still only 8 miles from the nearest town. We would stay here again if we wanted to re visit the area.

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2019

  • "We just had the best time at Bridle Cottage, in fact, we’ve already booked it for next year!"

    The cottage is clean, comfortable and well equipped and looks out over the sea. We enjoyed a walk down to the little harbour and along the coastal walk most day, an absolutely ideal location. It’s also a very convenient drive to other great places like Edinburgh, Berwick upon Tweed and lots of other historical sites. We loved the upside down lay out of the cottage and it really worked well for us. All in all, a really wonderful holiday and we can’t wait to go back.

    Reviewed by KirstyOct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, with excellent views."

    Very well equipped and a welcome pack was left. Plenty of walks around. Would stay there again if I'm the area.

    Reviewed by MarjorieSep 2019

  • "What a lovely place to stay."

    Perfect location, welcoming neighbours and stunning cottage. Great base to explore and handy for the train station to visit Edinburgh. Lovely walks near by and 10 minute walk to a hidden Cove and beach. Comfy beds and very well equipped kitchen. We have loved staying here and will be back.

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2019

  • "Wow this cottage is superb every thing you will need good welcome pack even one for the dog ."

    Perfect for us but a bit remote if you want to dine out ,nearest place is Dunbar and that is a bit second hand to say the least.

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2019

  • "Delightful cottage, stunning sea views peaceful surroundings, location ideal for visiting North Berwick and St Abbs,hope to return again next year."

    Reviewed by RosemaryJun 2019

  • "Lovey cottage with a great location."

    Handy for Dunbar where you can get train to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Lots to do in the area. Cottage was furnished beautifully and very comfortable. Would highly recommended it.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful and the sea views fantastic."

    The area was lovely, deserted beaches, pretty fishing harbours, and loads of history. The cottage was very well equipped, even providing Netflix and Amazon TV, in case you get bored with the view! On the downside, as others have mentioned, we did find the sofa much too soft to be comfortable.

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2019

  • "Definitely a hidden gem, exceeded our expectation by miles."

    Great location, facing the open sea, easy access to Edinburgh, St Abbs, etc.. I also has very good walks that leads to harbour and sandy beaches. Host is very responsive and helpful. Would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by YiMay 2019

  • "Wow..."

    Just wow !! Love it here! We are in the middle of our holiday here at Bridle Cottage and are totally stunned at how wonderful trip our visit has been so far. We are completely in love with this Cottage. It is so homely, full of character and has everything anyone could possibly need. We love the surrounding areas, the seaside walks, the views and the easy access to everything needed. The beds are so comfortable, brilliant showers and great cooking facilities. We don't want to leave! The camper van with art supplies outside is the absolute icing on the cake!! Totally cool! We have came here to celebrate my 50th birthday on Friday and the holiday has been the best birthday treat ever so far. I honestly couldn't be happier. The welcome pack is so thoughtful too. I cannot believe the value for money it is booking here. No-One could possibly be disappointed. It has hugely exceeded all our expectations. A massive thank you to the owner - it is just so special. We will definitely be back! X

    Reviewed by NicolaMay 2019

  • "Spent a lovely week at Bridle Cottage."

    The location is great and the cottage was very homely and clean, loved the upside down arrangement. My only criticism, and it's a very minor one, the sofa was a bit uncomfortable and very low, we found it quite difficult getting on and off. Apart from that everything else was great and I wouldn't hesitate in going again.

    Reviewed by TaraSep 2018

  • "The view from the accommodation was fantastic."

    Reviewed by JuneSep 2018

  • "From the moment we arrived in this beautiful part of the country , we were not disappointed ."

    The cottage was beautiful and the view spectacular . Perfect setting for a relaxing holiday .a great base for travelling out and about . Beautiful walks along the coast and a stunning cove just 10 minutes walk .The cottage has everything you need and is very comfortable . Would very highly recommend .

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2018

  • "A really lovely cottage."

    So clean,and welcoming. The gifts were really thoughtful, even for the dog! The sea view was amazing. I miss it already!

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2018

  • "Bridle Cottage is the ideal holiday home for anyone who likes to be away from the crowds yet offers easy access to the A1 for exploring the Scottish Borders and East Lothian."

    There is a picturesque harbour about 10 minutes walk from the cottage. The coastal walks allow you to marvel at the stunning coastal shores and the night-time sky is breathtaking. Loved our stay here and would thoroughly recommend it.. The cottage was clean and comfortable and felt like home.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2018

  • "Fantastic location and wonderful cottage."

    ...great base for touring and walking. Only slight down side no garden to let the dog loose in

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2018

  • "Lovely Cottage."

    Nice and peaceful surroundings, very dog friendly. Would definitely return

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2018

  • "Excellent cottage, at a brilliant location."

    Reviewed by EllieMay 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Beautiful location.

    Reviewed by JoMay 2018

  • "This was the 3rd time my friends and I have stayed in a Sykes Property - all have been great but this one has been the best so far."

    We loved the location and great views from the property and also the cottage itself both in layout and appearance. It is the first time I have visited the Scottish Borders and hopefully not the last. Locally we loved the walk to explore the Cove harbour - but also loved our 2 trips to Edinburgh including a fab tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia at Leith. We also discovered the pretty harbour at St Abbs . No real negatives at all - just very minor suggestions ie would have appreciated a Visitors book in the cottage to see any other visitors recommendations on what to see etc also would have loved to know a bit about the history of Bridle Cottage. We appreciated the welcome pack and thoroughly loved our stay.

    Reviewed by HazelApr 2018

  • "Really lovely, well equipped cottage, Cove bay is very picturesque."

    North Bewick is beautiful as well worth a visit. The weather was dreadful but the cottage felt like home from home. Take away from the Indian in Dunbar can be delivered and was good,

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2018

  • "We absolutely loved Bridle Cottage."

    We were a 10 minute walk from the beach, which was great for the dog to let off some steam. We visited Sterling, Edinburgh & North Berwick during our stay, all of which were lovely. The cottage was very comfortable, incredibly warm & had everything we needed. We spent Christmas here & were even able to cook our Christmas dinner with the cooking supplies provided. The added bonus of two bathrooms made it even more comfortable, as no one had to wait. All in all a lovely cottage, with stunning sea views & we'd love to come back in the future!

    Reviewed by TaraDec 2017

  • "The cottage is very nice and fully equipped with everything you need."

    Well situated with super views a great spot. Great walking surrounding the cottage a very relaxing environment.

    Reviewed by MaryNov 2017

  • "A delightful cottage with wonderful views."

    Location was perfect for visiting the small harbour towns and for walking.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2017

  • "Ideal location for exploring the east coast."

    Recommend this cottage for walkers.

    Reviewed by WinifredSep 2017

  • "This cottage was amazing so clean and beautifully furnished and decorated the added touches provided by Pam were lovely and much appreciated."

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2017

  • "A great holiday, we enjoyed the coast, the sea, the castles."

    Nice cottage, very well equipped and with a great view over the sea.

    Reviewed by JnJul 2017

  • "Why 'met expectations?"

    '.....I knew the place and to some degree the my expectations were in line with previous experience...

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2017

  • "Lovely cottage very clean & comfortable with great views."

    Reviewed by KennethMay 2017

  • "Location brilliant, only quibble would be request to leave cottage as found it is fine, but no vacuum cleaner and whilst we swept laminate floors, could not clean carpets as we would have liked."

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2017

  • "The cottage was spotless."

    Had everything you need and more. Relaxing and beautifully decorated. Lovely welcome gifts . We will certainly be going again . Thank you Pam .

    Reviewed by SimonMar 2017

  • "Bridle Cottage, like The Tack Room (next door) is a delightful holiday home, with lots to recommend it, including location, cleanliness, facilities, comfort and an efficient owner."

    We love the area, only a couple of hours from home and we intend to make more visits. Terry Hancill

    Reviewed by TerryNov 2016

  • "Excellent, would recommend to others."

    In a stunning area with lots of lovely dog friendly beaches and walks.

    Reviewed by TraceyOct 2016

  • "The most gorgeous cottage with thoughtful touches like a welcome gift bottle of prosecco."

    Extremely clean and comfortable in a beautiful location. Everything you could possibly need included in the cost. We had an amazing week and we're very sad to leave.

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2016

  • "Apart from the cleanliness and excellent facilities, the cottage was situated in a delightful position with footpaths to the coast and easy access to the surrounding area."

    Many new places to visit with easy access to a wonderful coastline. Fantastic dog walking coastal paths etc. Most relaxing holiday I have had for a very long time. Would like to have met the owner who had made us very welcome.

    Reviewed by KarlenSep 2016

  • "Had a brill holiday this cottage is a gem ,lovely little touches ,coffee,tea foil."

    kitchen roll bathroom extras and prosecco in the fridge (with a welcome note on the bottle)well equiped kitchen lovely view over to cove bay and we were lucky with the weather

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2016

  • "Perfect location, fully stocked and immaculately presented, wine,eggs and milk were a beautiful touch to welcome us,definitely be back."

    Reviewed by StevenAug 2016

  • "A hidden gem, the pictures on the website don't do it justice."

    The sea views from upstairs are fantastic.

    Reviewed by IanAug 2016

  • "Where do I start!"

    Other than on our honeymoon it was the best one yet. We loved the upside down cottage.The weather was typical Scotland but it didn't spoil such a wonderful setting.If your looking for peace quiet and isolation look no further.Thank you very much Pam, we will be coming back for a longer stay next time.

    Reviewed by ClareMay 2016

  • "The location of Bridle Cottage was beautiful, the cottage and facilities were great."

    Loved the whole experience, what else can I say!

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2016

  • "A very comfortable cottage which was well equipped, warm and very suitable for four adults."

    There were nice views of the sea from the upstairs windows and parking for two cars.

    Reviewed by LorraineFeb 2016

  • "The cottage is beautiful and we had a relaxing time."

    Bridle Cottage had lovely views and was situated within a peaceful area.

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2016

  • "The location and area is beautiful."

    The cottage offered exactly what we wanted, everything was well organised and we were settled within 30minutes.

    Reviewed by DawnDec 2015

  • "It was everything we wanted it to be - comfortable, warm, cosy and attractive, with beautiful walks on the doorstep."

    Our dog loved it too! It really could not have been better and we have returned home relaxed and ready to get back to work.

    Reviewed by NicolaNov 2015

  • "Lovely setting, a warm clean cosy cottage and I would highly recommend this holiday home."

    There are fantastic views and its a quiet location.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2015

  • "The cottage itself felt welcoming and relaxing, it was well equipped and comfortable."

    We all would love to stay there again, it was just perfect.

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2015

  • "The accommodation passed all my expectations, it was beautifully laid out with everything you could want."

    A wonderful location with beautiful views looking out over the cove and lovely walks to the local harbours and beach.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2015

  • "The property was excellent."

    The location suited us - there was plenty to do in surrounding areas and the views were spectacular.

    Reviewed by GillianJun 2015

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The property

Cove 0.5 miles.

This charming, upside-down, semi-detached cottage is situated on a non-working farm near Cove on the Berwickshire coastline.

In a quiet hamlet with panoramic sea views, this lovely coastal cottage sleeps four and is ideal for families and friends, or even couples, looking for a relaxing break.

There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, one double with an en-suite bathroom and a twin that can be made into a king-size double on request.

A spacious shower room completes the ground floor accommodation, before moving upstairs to the kitchen, sitting room and dining area, all with superb open views of the coast.

At the front of this delightful coastal cottage is a small garden, where you can sit and relax looking out over the sea, as you plan the day ahead.

Walkers will delight in the range of superb walking opportunities nearby, from coastal walks to Pease Bay, to the Southern Upland Way and the John Muir Way.

The town of Dunbar is the birthplace of John Muir, with its harbours, golf course and beaches making it an ideal day out.

The St Abbs Head Nature Reserve is only 10 miles away along the coast, a great spot for divers and surfers alike, while Edinburgh is less than an hour away.

This wonderful coastal cottage has something to tempt the visitor, whatever the time of year.


  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin (can be king-size double on request)
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen
  • First floor sitting room with dining area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview and Netflix, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front courtyard garden with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and beach 1 mile, pub 8 miles
  • Note: Short uneven track to farm from road.

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About the location


Cockburnspath 1 miles; Dunbar 8 miles; Coldingham 10 miles.

The picturesque hamlet of Cove and Cove harbour are situated on the South East coast of Scotland on the border of Berwickshire and East Lothian approximately one mile from the village of Cockburnspath. Cove is ideally placed for visiting the local towns of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Dunbar, North Berwick and Eyemouth as well as the villages of Coldingham, St. Abbs and Burnmouth with their small harbours and Nature Reserves. The geologically world-famous site of Siccar Point is situated just a mile or two along the coast from Cove, and the area also boasts strong historical art connections with The Glasgow Boys, who painted prolifically here in the mid-1880s. There is a regular main line train service running from Dunbar station giving easy access to Edinburgh, with its impressive shops and history. A little further afield lie the castles of Northumberland, including Bamburgh, Holy Island, Chillingham and the famous Alnwick Castle and Gardens. There are many links golf courses in the area as well as surfing at Thornton Loch and Pease Bay and diving at St Abbs. This is a superb location with plenty to see and do.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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