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The Anchorage

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Cockburnspath near Dunbar, Scottish Borders Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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69 Customer Reviews

  • "Glad we stayed here it was just what we needed, peace and quiet and some stunning views."

    We equipped cottage and I would recommend to friends. Parts of the cottage are looking a bit dated like the shower cubicles but having said that they don't half kick out some force of water. Need to mention how easy this place is to get too and is perfect for Edinburgh via the train from Dunbar.

    Thank you so much for the feedback - it is very much appreciated. We are so glad you enjoyed the Anchorage and all it has to offer. The showers are on the list for updating. Best wishes, Hugh & Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Feb 2024

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the Anchorage."

    This is not just a holiday property, it feels home from home. Extremely well equipped with quality furnishings, the two large sofas are great for relaxing on. Comfy beds and several options on dining tables in the property. My wife found numerous running routes from the property so if you enjoy a daily run or walk this may suit you. Just beware some muddy paths. In the interests of honesty and transparency the only things I'd suggest considering for improvements are: A clothes airer would have been useful. We personally love crisp white bedding which gives a quality feel. Patten bedding feels old fashion and makes it feels as if your staying at Grans. Upgrading the open fire for a log burner. 85% of heat from an open fire goes up the chimney. Where as a modern log burner, you get 80% of the heat into the room. Which would make that living room really cosy on a winter's evening. Overall we had a truly fantastic week and really wasn't ready to leave. Thank you for our stay.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback - it is very much appreciated. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Anchorage. We are actually looking at installing a wood burner for next winter, so fingers crossed. Very best wishes, Hugh & Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Jan 2024

  • "Such a beautiful house and scenery location is rural lovely walks and days out ..."

    Such a beautiful house and scenery location is rural lovely walks and days out in and around the area would highly recommend this house for relaxation sea views stunning

    Thank you so much for the lovely, positive feedback. It means a lot to us. Best wishes, Hugh & Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tara4.7Nov 2023

  • "Wow..."

    what a lovely house in a fantastic location. Spotlessly clean ,fantastic views overlooking the sea.The owners have thought of everything the kitchen was well equipped with everything you need and more!! Beds were comfy and the added comfort of 4 bathrooms 2 of which are ensuite. Not a criticism but an observation there is different levels downstairs into the rooms... wasnt a problem for us but maybe something to think about if elderly or less mobile ... would recommend to friends and would definitely return nothing negative to say about this property

    Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback - it was lovely to read. We are so glad you enjoyed the Anchorage & would love to welcome you back anytime. Best wishes, Hugh & Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful house, full of character, tastefully decorated and well equipped."

    Felt so relaxed. Loved waking up and looking at the sea. Great base for walking or visiting Edinburgh. Sorry we only had 3 nights there, didn't want to leave

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed The Anchorage. Best wishes, Hugh & Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Oct 2023

  • "This is a lovely house with a beautiful outlok over the sea."

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback & the 100% ratings. We are so glad you enjoyed staying at The Anchorage. Best wishes, Hugh & Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Allowing for the fact it’s an old property it still needs some updated tlc, such as the shower cubicles need updating , as there was mould on the sealant and corner of the door frames."

    Some of the bedroom and bathroom windows were permanently closed and had tape on them . Outside , the front garden was untidy with weeds and other items such as an empty large gas canister. First impressions count and the front just looked unkept . The rear garden is small and only has a seating area for two chairs and a table on a small decking area, so a larger family wouldn’t be able to sit and eat outdoors. However the view out to sea from here was lovely. The kitchen doors that lead out to this rear garden could do with a mesh screen or similar, so that you could still enjoy the view with doors open ,but prevent the bugs from flying in. On the positive side, when we had a problem with the hot water not working, the owner did respond quickly by talking us through how to re-pressurise the system and then arranged for a heating engineer to attend. Also the house was comfortable, warm, well stocked and in a good location to tour the area from.

    Reviewed by Robert3.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely house with fantastic views."

    Only criticism would be to mark all the uneven flooring as a few of us tripped in dark and we had 2 mums over 80. Slow or no response with emails to owner with minor questions But otherwise fantastic!

    Thank you for your feedback and 100% ratings. We will investigate putting more hazard tape down where the ground floor changes in height. Best wishes, Hugh & Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2023

  • "The setting is gorgeous but the closeness of the A1 causing some minor noise pollution to the front of the house, the smallness of the shower cubicles and the fact that the freezer is in the garage are all niggles."

    They are not enough to put off visiting but can mar first impressions. The views over the sea, the wildlife sightings (many bird species including Gannets diving, dolphins swimming by, etc) and the glorious sun (and moon) rises are worth highlighting. I would certainly be happy to revisit

    Thank you for your feedback, we are very glad you enjoyed the Anchorage and would visit again. Unfortunately, we can't do much about the smallness of the shower cubicles, but will investigate the options for a small freezer in the kitchen. Best wishes, Hugh & Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve4.4Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful house, with amazing views, quiet and comfortable."

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback - it means a lot to us. Best wishes, Hugh & Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2023

  • "House was beautiful."

    Views even better. Totally relaxed week, even the weather was kind.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Second time at The Anchorage and as ever a wonderful stay."

    The location is incredible, with the most amazing sea views which change all the time depending on the weather. We brought coal and more wood with us to be able to enjoy those views even though it was lashing it down outside. Loads to do in the area, with some brilliant walks (the local beach is a stunner) and a short trip to places like North Berwick and Tantallon Castle. If you're a serious cook then take some sharp knives! We absolutely love this cottage and we will return every year. Highly recommended.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback - it is very much appreciated. Hugh & Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Mar 2023

  • "2nd time at this wonderful place, beautiful views to wake up to in the ..."

    2nd time at this wonderful place, beautiful views to wake up to in the mornings, House immaculate and fully equipped, There are wonderful beaches to go stretch your legs would highly recommend this place, Hopefully try book again before end of the year

    Thank you for your lovely feedback - it is very much appreciated when The Anchorage is so loved by our guests. Best wishes, Hugh & Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kyle5.0Feb 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay a wonderful holiday home thank you xx"

    Thank you for your feedback - it is always very much appreciated. Best wishes, Hugh & Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely property - amazing views"

    Thank you for your feedback - it is always very much appreciated. Best wishes, Hugh & Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie4.4Dec 2022

  • "Lovely home in a stunning location, hosts very accommodating."

    Everything you need to have a home away from home stay but with stunning views. We will book again and hope for full health next time we got unlucky this time. I would highly recommend this property

    Thank you so much for the very positive feedback - it is always very much appreciated. Hugh & Tracey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Dec 2022

  • "This is a spacious comfortable cottage."

    Having a toilet on the ground floor was perfect for us as we had 2 over 80 year olds and it saved them a trek up the stairs. It was really cold when we were away and the coal fire was brilliant. It was too cold for us to use the sun room. The views over the sea were fabulous and we had lots of birds visiting the feeders. The central heating was great especially the radiators in the kitchen. The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

    Thank you for your lovely, positive feedback - it is very much appreciated. Hugh & Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Amazing views , we saw dolphins a few times (mornings between 11-12!"

    ) ,location is great , handy for the A1 to explore the area and a short hop to Edinburgh. Lovely property ! Will stay again.

    Thank you so much for the very positive feedback, it is always appreciated. Best wishes, Hugh & Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2022

  • "Had a wonderful 7 night stay here."

    The views are spectacular. We had mixed weather so saw the sea at it's worse and best,which was magnificent. The house is comfortable with plenty of space . We were a group of 7 adults and 2 children and 2 dogs. Plenty room for everyone to relax . Big dinning room table to eat round and play board games. Lots of interesting places to visit. The John Muir museum was one of my favourites. Can't fault this lovely big house . Maybe just the fridge in kitchen could have been colder. Thankfully there is a spare in garage. Would like to thank the owner High for the lovely welcoming gifts. What a lovely thoughtful gesture. Would definitely recommend this beautiful, big, comfortable house to relax with family or friends.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, it is always very much appreciated. Best wishes, Hugh & Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Nov 2022

  • "Not the best house we've ever stayed it."

    Needs a facelift as it has peeling paint in the bathrooms (showers weren't very clean either), stained ceilings and radiators that don't work. Lovely views but also not the best time to visit area as most of it was closed for the winter. Given the rental price, we expected better.

    Thank you for the feedback. We do have some planned decorating/maintenance booked in for early next year. Just to clarify, the rental prices are set by Sykes and this is calculated on the size of the house (the house has 4 double bedrooms & 4 bathrooms), the location and the overall facilities. In terms of the area being "closed" - Edinburgh (a short train journey away), North Berwick Sea Life Centre, Pease Bay Park, Tantallon Castle, Dirleton Castle & Gardens, numerous golf courses and coastal walks are all open. Best wishes, Hugh & Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary2.5Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful house, and lovely views."

    Very well equipped in the kitchen and throughout the house. Would have benefitted from a larger fridge/freezer in the kitchen, but because there was another fridge freezer in the garage this was acceptable. Great location - so close to many lovely beaches with interesting walks all around. Loved it, and would definitely return.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback - we really appreciate it when people enjoy The Anchorage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very comfortable holiday house, full of character and well equipped."

    Views from the house are stunning. We had a wonderful week thankyou.

    Thank you for the feedback - we are always happy when people enjoy the house & views so much. Hugh & Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful house in a brilliant location with stunning views."

    A well equipped house with everything you would need for a great stay. Plenty of room for 6 of us. The views of the North sea are amazing with lots of wildlife including dolphins. A great base for exploring the local area.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bryan4.7Aug 2022

  • "This is one of the best houses we have ever stayed in and the view is outstanding."

    It is also a wonderful area for geologists, botanists, bird watchers, golfers and walkers. Edinburgh is easily accessible. As an older person I would have liked a bit more support on the stairs particularly to the second floor - where there is a magnificent view over the North Sea. Some better serving cutlery would have been good but this is only a minor niggle. Our westie loved it.

    Many thanks Venessa for your lovely feedback. We will look into the "minor niggles" you have raised. Very best wishes, Hugh & Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0May 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our second stay at The Anchorage."

    We've found it's perfect for our three generations of family and pet dog. Nice coastal walks locally , plenty of attractions a short drive away. Cozy and comfortable. Outstanding seashore views. We hope to return. Thank you.

    Many thanks Clare for your very positive feedback. Much appreciated and we do hope you will enjoy the Anchorage again. Best wishes, Hugh & Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful house and location."

    Stunning views and great walks. We will definitely be back.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback after your recent stay. Already booking up for next year, so “hurry” if you want to return. Best wishes, Hugh & Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Mar 2022

  • "Wonderful few days for a family gathering."

    Highly recommend this property. Enjoyed by all 8 adults and 2 dogs. Very comfortable and blessed with sunshine in February.

    Very glad you enjoyed your stay at the Anchorage - thank you for your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic house right by the sea."

    Stunning views. Easy to travel to places of interest. Cheap train from Dunbar station into Edinburg

    Many thanks for the very positive feedback - glad you enjoyed the Anchorage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fabulous house 2nd time we have stayed love it!"

    Very glad you have enjoyed the Anchorage twice. Thank you for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wonderful house, amazing views and had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Becky4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely holiday cottage with amazing seaview."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Wow. View's, cleanliness, comfort, space, amenities, scenic local walks."

    Ideal for our Family Bubble to safely spend quality time together after lock down in the city. Phew! just what we needed! Thank you owners Hugh and Tracey.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at The Anchorage."

    This a lovely property with exceptional views out to sea. The property is well equipped and the lounge is bigger than it looks in the pictures on the web site. We found plenty of walks and places to visit in the area without being in contact with many people during these difficult times.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2020

  • "The setting of The Anchorage was ideal,local beaches could be walked to and were varied."

    The views were amazing,we saw a pod of dolphins one day. The arrangements by Sykes due to Covid were excellent.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is a very spacious house in a lovely setting."

    It is very well equipped athough it would have been nice to have seen it in pre Covid conditions with all the ornaments etc in place. The views at the rear of the property are spectacular and we enjoyed watching all the fishing and cargo boats going past as well as the wildlife. I would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful location ,overlooking the sea ,a little ..."

    The cottage is in a beautiful location ,overlooking the sea ,a little unfortunate that Scotland was still in near lockdown ,we managed to get an online shop from Tesco which was very helpful as this cottage didn't provide any bare essentials like milk and bread which in previous experiences many cottages do Loved the break though ,definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1Jul 2020

  • "Lovely house ,lovely views,lovely weather,( for march)."

    Very interesting house.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2020

  • "The Anchorage was a fantastic property which had beautiful views of the coast and was conveniently located right by the A1."

    Everything you need is there, including a lot of books, dvds, games, puzzles and a well equipped kitchen. There are even 4 bathrooms (two are ensuites) which meant that everyone in our party had their own bathroom. We enjoyed having breakfast at the kitchen table with the amazing view over the sea every day. You can walk down to a stony beach by coming out of the cottage and turning right (about a 5 minute walk) but a nicer beach is 5 minutes drive to Pease bay or 15 minutes drive to Coldingham Bay. Overall we had a fantastic stay and would highly recommend Th Anchorage.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2019

  • "This property is exceptional."

    Beautifully situated. Fabulous sea views. Fabulous furnishing and décor with quirky fixtures and fittings. Very comfortable. Very well equipped. Lots of little extras. The owners have made it a home from home and we felt privileged to share their lovely home. Unfortunately, the weather was not so kind for our visit, but we still enjoyed our stay. Would love to return for longer and maybe some better weather!

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely, very warm and cosy, with beautiful views of the sea and coastline."

    It was very well equipped. There are walks straight out from the front door. We all wished we could have stayed there longer.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fantastic holiday, beautiful settings and scenery - could not recommend The Anchorage enough - truly brilliant - will definitely be going back!"

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2019

  • "The anchorage was an excellent choice for my family and I - party of 8 including young children and a baby."

    Exceeded my expectations in all areas as a beautiful home with every luxury which we all enjoyed. The views of the sea were a highlight for all of us. Within easy reach of a number of coastal beauty spots; St Abbs, North Berwick and only an hour from Edinburgh for a day out at the galleries and shops

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was fantastic over looking the sea."

    a small train away for Edinburgh. I couldn’t recommend it enough

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely house lovely location lovely places to visit we will be back"

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jul 2019

  • "Beautiful property with amazing sea views, lovely area had a really relaxing stay."

    Reviewed by Dean4.1Jun 2019

  • "The property itself was very comfortable however cleanliness not as I would have expected from a property of this rating - carpets in particular and a pretty run down pool table - damaged table and cues WiB no tips In addition i suspect there was a ‘premium ‘ rental included for use of the on site swimming pool."

    We arrived on Friday evening only to find that that our party of 7 adults was allocated a 1 hour slot each day with the first session being at 8.30 am on Saturday morning So for a long weekend of say 72 hours only 2 sessions were allocated No idea if any of the guests on the site used the pool during our stay or if the pool was empty at any time - no way of being able to flex or choose times

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Apr 2019

  • "The location of this cottage is amazing."

    Such a beautiful spot with amazing views and trails to explore. We spent many hours beachcombing and waking the trails! The only small issue we had was the lack of hot water. Just be prepared and aware that everyone needs to take a short shower and wait in between for hot water. Other than that, it was perfect!! We will certainly be back!!

    Reviewed by Bobbie4.7Mar 2019

  • "The Anchorage was a dream to stay in."

    The house was absolutely immaculate and had more than enough facilities such as kitchen equipment, towels, linen etc. The views and surrounding areas are beautiful and exactly what we, as a family, needed for our week long break. We will definitely be revisiting.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Feb 2019

  • "We had a lovely Christmas break at the Anchorage, it was ideal for a large group feeling like we all had lots of space but cosy at the same time."

    The sea views were beautiful and it was so nice to have our own piece of beach right on the doorstep. The location near the A1 was so convenient for exploring the coastline and we were able to discover lots of lovely towns nearby.

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Dec 2018

  • "A fabulous place to stay for an early family Christmas get together."

    Great open fire with magnificent views over the sea.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2018

  • "The Anchorage is a fabulous house which is warm, comfortable and spacious with the most amazing sea views."

    There are lovely places to walk to and visit nearby.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2018

  • "This is our second visit to The Anchorage and we just love it!"

    The house is beautiful with stunning views that just take your breath away every time you look outside! Location is great for a wee walk to the cove, short drive to Dunbar and another short drive to an absolutely stunning beach at Limetree Walk! Felt like I was at the beaches way up north where we usually holiday as a family! Fantastic Holiday! Definitely would return. Thanks

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Sep 2018

  • "A really lovely, comfortable house."

    The views were spectacular. Would highly recommend this property

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2018

  • "The house was really lovely and in a beautiful and very peaceful location."

    The ever changing sea view from the sofa was amazing! The house had everything you needed and more. There were fantastic dog walks from the door and lots of lovely places to visit nearby. We would love to return!

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jul 2018

  • "Garden a lot smaller than pictures suggested."

    Light bulbs out in hall and porch. John Muir walk was down the road through forest walks and then down to beach, further away and rough terrain not all of our party made it.House itself was okay a bit dusty beds comfy and a nice house.

    Reviewed by Scott3.1Jul 2018

  • "After having a good look at it on your website, the cottage met all my expectations and I have no complaints."

    The location and views from most of the windows were amazing and overall the cottage was comfortable and pleasant to stay in. We all agreed that we would return in the future. Many thanks !

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Mar 2018

  • "The cottage was really excellent for a pre Christmas family gathering."

    A minor suggestion would be to improve the standard of the kitchen knives if only for them to be sharp. Also there was not a proper carving fork that I could find. This is very picky I know but as the chef.... To be able to sit and look out over the north sea with the sun coming up was fantastic as were the dark sky opportunities. The shops in Dunbar were extremely helpful and the staff welcoming. The grandchildren's reaction to the views from their bedroom of the sea was,' This is awesome.' A very good Christmas break and the road transport links are very easy.

    Reviewed by Peter4.8Dec 2017

  • "The Anchorage is a superb property, extremely well equipped, beautifully presented and offers wonderful views."

    The location of the property provides easy access to walks and is within an easy drive of some dog friendly bays, small towns and places of interest. I can't recommend the Anchorage enough and look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Nov 2017

  • "Great property with fantastic views."

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2017

  • "Beautiful place to stay."

    Stunning views and gorgeous house. Would highly recommend staying here, we had a wonderful week and will be back. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Sep 2017

  • "A superb house with wonderful views There were 5 adults and 2 small children and ..."

    A superb house with wonderful views There were 5 adults and 2 small children and the house was suitable for us all We would definitely book it again

    Reviewed by Paul4.8Apr 2017

  • "The Anchorage is a very well renovated cottage right on the sea."

    We loved just watching the sea and sky change from the comfort of the lounge and sun room. We were also fortunate with the weather - lots of sunshine. The renovation work has been done to a high standard and the cottage has everything you need to self cater. Brilliant cooker. Beds are comfortable, with good pillows and quality towels and bedding. All in all our part of three would return without a second thought.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2017

  • "The Anchorage is a fantastic home away from home the views are simply breathtaking!"

    Being so close to the A1 there are no limits to where you can go exploring Stirling and Edinburgh only a short drive away and Fantastic Castle's, we bought a Historic Scotland Pass which was great value for money as we went to all of the Castle's in the area (which there is a lot of!) There's also a free Castle Hailes Castle which is only a 10-15 min drive from the property, the Anchorage had everything you needed for a nice relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Martin4.8Feb 2017

  • "A delightful house in a stunning location!"

    The facilities, including a large well-equipped kitchen, four bedrooms with plentiful bathrooms, a lounge and a conservatory both with wood-burning fires, and a patio overlooking the sea, are excellent. We visited in January and the house was always warm. Our arrival was greeted with 'welcome' party provisions. There were interesting books and DVDs in the shelves. We loved it!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jan 2017

  • "Very spacious, great space for a large family and very homely."

    Loved our New Year stay and the views of the sea are amazing.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.8Dec 2016

  • "Beautiful house, fantastic views and very peaceful."

    We had a lovely Christmas week here and would definitely come back. Superb.

    Reviewed by Rosalind4.8Dec 2016

  • "We had an absolutely amazing time at the Anchorage."

    The views out to see were just incredible, watching the moon rising in the snug conservatory with fire on a wind belting was a real treat. Fabulous walks to Cove and local gorges and woodland, not to mention the beach. Anyone looking should not be put off by local infrastructure, you don't notice it. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2016

  • "Fantastic house in great location."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2016

  • "The house and location right on the sea were perfect."

    The contact with the owners prior to our visit was smooth and they went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our week, even getting games and buckets and spades together for our young daughters. We arrived to fresh flowers, milk in fridge, as well as delicous treats for the children and adults- including a very much appreciated bottle of prosecco! The house was essentially spotless and a joy to spend time in. Many a coffee was enjoyed outside wrapped up warm, (October) enjoying the fabulous uninterrupted views. Can't wait to return. Would highly recommend The Anchorage.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor double with en-suite freestanding bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x first floor double, 1 x first floor 2’ 6” twin, 1 x second floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • 2 x shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Sun room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with open fire and woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars with further parking in layby opposite on a first come, first served basis
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed front lawned garden with enclosed rear decked area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Mobile phone reception at the property is variable
  • Note: There is a low wall to the rear with fencing and a steep drop, care to be taken and children and pets to be supervised
  • Note: Reduced head height on the stairs to the second floor and in the second floor bedroom and en-suite
  • Note: There are small steps to access each room on the ground floor and changes of levels on the first floor
  • Note: Check-in 5pm
  • Please note this property only accepts 1 booking per week, please contact us to confirm availability.

The property

Cockburnspath 1 mile.

A lovely detached holiday home with stunning sea views, situated a mile away from the village of Cockburnspath and eight miles south of Dunbar on Scotland’s beautiful North Sea coast.

The Anchorage will accommodate up to eight people over three floors and its superb dramatic clifftop location gives fantastic cliff and sea views.

The ground floor has a dining room, a fitted kitchen with access to the rear decked area, a spacious sitting room with, not only amazing coastal views, but also an open fire, ideal on those cooler days.

There is also a sun room which can be enjoyed throughout the year thanks to the woodburning stove.

The first floor has three bedrooms, a double with an en-suite, boasting a lovely freestanding bath, a second double and a 2’ 6” twin.

The second floor has a further double bedroom with an en-suite shower room and a balcony opening up onto stunning views along the coast and out to swirling sea beyond.

The garden has a decked area and is the perfect place to drink in the atmosphere and relax with a good book.

A short walk brings you down onto the stony beach below and there are additional coastal walks within this beautiful part of Scotland, including the Southern Upland Way, Scotland’s longest official Long Distance Path, terminating here at the village of Cockburnspath.

Alternatively, for a different, but no less beautiful, backdrop, head inland and explore some lovely Borders scenery including the Lammermuir Hills, attractive towns and historic abbeys.

Just north of Dunbar is spectacular Belhaven Bay with its famous beach or should you fancy and day in Edinburgh, there is a regular service from Dunbar.

Golfers are well-provided for with an array of championship and public courses including Muirfield and Gullane nearby and there’s diving, surfing and cycling opportunities in abundance.

With beautiful coastline, great walks and access to superb scenery at your fingertips, there is something for everyone at The Anchorage, whatever the season.

EPC Rating: Band F

EPC Rating: Band F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Cove 1 mile; Dunbar 8 miles; Coldingham 10 miles

Cockburnspath is a small, beautiful and untouched village, situated just inland of the North Sea coast. A perfectly serene base for surfers, cyclists and walkers, the breathtakingly-beautiful beach at Pease Bay is less than two miles away and the Southern Upland Way, Scotland’s longest official Long Distance Path, terminates here at the village’s thistle-covered cross. An ideal starting point for those wishing to tour both the East Lothian and the Scottish Borders, the village centres on the market place around which it has developed over time, originally dating back to the 1500s. Also dating back to the 16th century is the parish church, St Helens, with an interesting and unusual circular tower at its west end. There’s a community village shop where you can pick up supplies, whilst the hamlet of Cove is just a mile away and boasts a picturesque harbour. 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, Cockburnspath is a great base for a touring holiday. As well as a selection of pubs, there is a regular main line train service running from Dunbar, just 8 miles away, 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 also many links golf courses in the area as well as surfing at Thornton Loch and diving at St Abbs. This is a superb location with plenty to see and do.

Please note this property only accepts 1 booking per week, please contact us to confirm availability.