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The Rest

St Abbs, Scottish Borders (Ref. 993167)


(32 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Superb property right overlooking the sea with walks right along the coast passing the front gate."

    Property was beautiful throughout and was so comfy and spotlessly clean with everything you would want to make your stay enjoyable. The hostess was so friendly and helpful throughout our stay there. The garden in front of the property was so beautiful with chairs and table overlooking the sea. wildlife was to be seen everywhere with rabbits, swifts and many other birds frequenting the garden. Saint Abbs itself was a beautiful harbour with walks across the coast to cliffs filled with nesting birds and many hidden bays. We even came across deer grazing on the cliff sides. A paradise for nature lovers. We had one of our best holidays here...just beautiful and relaxing.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2022

  • "Lovely property, amazing views and friendly welcome from owners."

    Would highly recommend for a small family..

    Reviewed by EstherMay 2022

  • "We absolutely loved staying at the rest."

    What a location! Sea views, very quiet, right on the coastal path. The house/ flat was perfect. Wonderful views, sunny, plenty of space, great place to cook, comfortable, great shower. Thank you so much. It was fabulous sitting out in the garden looking out to see with the sun shining.

    Reviewed by RachaelMay 2022

  • "Wonderful location and very comfortable accommodation."

    7 minutes along coastal path to the lovely coldingham bay (dogs on leads June to September)., Owners exceptionally welcoming and keen for guests to enjoy their stay. Fabulous garden.

    Reviewed by GordonMay 2022

  • "Great upstairs flat."

    Fantastic coastal location. We thought the sea view was better than the photos suggested. We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful property in a stunning area."

    Property had everything we needed. Would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by RhiannonApr 2022

  • "The property location was simply stunning."

    In terms of relaxation and getting away from the grind of life, this is the place to find it. I found the bed incredibly uncomfortable but that may be down to my preference. The apartment is well stocked in terms of things you need and is nice and quiet at night other than birds.

    Reviewed by SamanthaApr 2022

  • "The cottage is beautifully located, with easy access to the village and surrounding area."

    Within a couple of hours of arriving we were comfortably settled in, a real home from home. Excellent in all respects.

    Reviewed by StuartJan 2022

  • "Absolutely loved my stay at The Rest."

    It’s location right on the coast path had been my initial draw to book. But I got so much more. The flat is bright and spacious with fabulous views of the sea. It is so cosy and warm too, that I really didn’t want to leave. Such a fabulous location, I’ll definitely be back and have already recommended to a few friends.

    Reviewed by JudeJan 2022

  • "We booked very last minute so got a fantastic price so cant complain!"

    Best bits: The location of the flat is absolutely fabulous, with sea views and on the coastal walk to the beaches and headlands - LOCATION for me was the selling point. We LOVED the area - very friendly locals. The flat was lovely and warm on arrival. VERY well equipped for self-catering and as nothing is open in St Abbs after 4pm for food(over the new year period) we were glad the kitchen was just like being at home. Comfy bed and comfy sofas More spacious than the photos do it justice! Just the 2 of us, but would be plenty of space for a family of 4. Loved the Christmas tree left for our arrival - really nice touch. Areas for improvement: No welcome pack- understand Covid has it's downfalls but it wouldnt have taken much to leave a wiped down bottle of milk in the fridge. Cleanliness - the bedding and towels were all lovely and clean, as was the furniture, but way too many cobwebs on the walls and ceilings. The car parking area needs to be tidied up, the front garden is beautifully kept so its a shame when you park up at the back you get a completely different aspect! The heating was VERY warm so we had to open windows - as couldn't see a thermostat anywhere. It was unseasonably warm though!

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2021

  • "Great apartment right on the coastal path at St Abbs - with the lovely Coldingham Sands a ten minute walk away."

    Cosy and comfortable, a lovely open plan living area and sea views. The hosts are friendly and welcoming and there is a little shop five minutes for your morning paper. We loved it and will be back!

    Reviewed by DianeNov 2021

  • "Really helpful hosts lovely place to visit very relaxing"

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2021

  • "What can I say, a beautiful home with the most incredible views!"

    ! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and for your kindness in letting us stay longer on our last day. The house has everything you could possibly need. We thoroughly enjoyed are stay and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by JudithNov 2021

  • "Lovely host, stunning location in a beautiful area."

    Reviewed by LonaSep 2021

  • "The owners were very helpful and the location was perfect for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2021

  • "Lovely location and views."

    Owners friendly and on site. Bath is a mini-one (not a problem but helpful if mentioned in description. Some towels were wet on arrival. Plenty of parking.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2021

  • "Location 10/10 view from the property 10/10 The bed and bedding where extremely comfortable."

    The owners are lovely very welcoming. Highly recommended The cafe by the putting green for lunch small post office is friendly. Coldingham beach is only a five minute walk from the property its a beautiful beach and the biggest bonus for us is you can take your dog to the beach. Walk to St abbs head and Mire Loch is a must, the ship in Coldingham is lovely very limited choice for my vegetarian husband but he enjoyed what he ate. Bamburgh castle and Holy island only a 40 minute drive away. Perfect place to stay in my opinion and we will book The Rest again.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2021

  • "A really relaxing stay, lovely sea views from the flat and the garden."

    Helpful hosts, very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by KirstyJul 2021

  • "The Rest is clean, comfortable and has a homely feel- the garden is huge and overlooks the sea."

    The owners are a lovely couple who are there if you need them, but not intrusive otherwise. The coastal path is literally on the other side of the gate. The views are fabulous! St Abbs is a small, busy working harbour in the day, with a mystical feel in the evening. It’s a great place for walkers and birdwatchers. You can walk to a safe, sandy beach in minutes. All in all, we loved our holiday here and would happily return.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "The Rest was clean, comfortable, and met our expectations."

    Joanne and Peter were excellent and made us feel welcome. On the downside, there is nowhere to get food or drink after 5pm in St Abbs. Coldingham is roughly 30 minutes walk, or a car ride. The New Inn had excellent food, and the staff were very friendly. But we had to drive to Eyemouth, or order a delivery at other times. St Abbs is beautiful, but it is very quiet after 5pm.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2021

  • "The only minimal drawback is the fact that there are steps up to the property, which did not bother us but potential customers should be made aware of."

    Lovely hosts, fantastic wee village steeped in history. Great eatery on the harbour Ebb carrs for local caught crab etc and the best bowl of Cullen Skink I've every tasted xx

    Reviewed by IanMay 2021

  • "Rebooked during the pandemic with no issues, except finding a good date as everyone went so mad looking for staycations."

    Wonderful hosts who had everything ready and shipshape for us on arrival, and couldn't do enough for us during our stay. We may well book again to go back to St Abbs... it's a lovely quiet spot when all the walkers have left in the evening.

    Reviewed by EricSep 2020

  • "Fabulous place for a holiday."

    Beautiful views and perfectly placed for access to the coastal walks, St Abbs and Coldingham. Owners were lovely, very approachable and helpful. The Rest was comfortable and clean - well named. Would definitely recommend. We will be back.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2020

  • "Comfortable cottage, lovely village, and some beautiful walks."

    Reviewed by TonyMar 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, fantastic location, quiet and scenery stunning."

    Plenty of local walks, amenities a short drive and walkable.

    Reviewed by MikeFeb 2020

  • "Lovely flat, well equipped, cosy and comfortable, I would return."

    Reviewed by FionaNov 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation with everything you would need whatever the season and whatever the weather."

    Owners were lovely and welcoming

    Reviewed by IanNov 2019

  • "Great location with stunning views to go with it, hosts Peter and Joanna could not be more welcoming ."

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "The owner of The Rest was extremely helpful and friendly ."

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2019

  • "Just spent 4 nights in this cosy apartment overlooking the sea."

    The apartment had everything we needed for a quiet get away from it all holiday. St Abbs is beautiful and unspoilt with fab walks from the door of the apartment. We didn’t use our car at all whilst we were there. StAbbs head has stunning scenery ,dramatic cliffs , and views to the North , a great place for birdwatching. There’s a lovely beach at Coldingham bay,, 10 minutes walk from the apartment. Cliff top walk to Eyemouth for fish n chips is lovely too. We enjoyed watching the seal in the harbour . Ebbscarr cafe is nice for lunch or coffee and a cake .If you love walks , fresh air and wildlife this is a great place to have a holiday.

    Reviewed by RaymondFeb 2019

  • "The place was excellent for the beach ,I loved all the detail the owners had thought about ,and it was comforting to know they were on hand for anything ,especially as I was Holidaying alone ."

    The whole of st abbs provided a lovely retreat a place t o relax . The harbour holds a treat of a lovely cafe which serves meals coffees and well recommend hot chocolate complete with marshmallows and cream . And I saw some lovely winter sunrises .

    Reviewed by NoelineJan 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunk room
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Calor gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine
  • TV with freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed, shared garden with outdoor seating and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.8 miles
  • This property has a £100 good housekeeping bond
  • Note: This property accepts a minimum of 3-night bookings

The property

This lovely apartment boasts an elevated position, attached to the owner's home in the Scottish Borders village of St Abbs.

With stunning views out across the sea from almost every room, this cottage offers a homely feel inside.

With shared gardens and space to park your boat...

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

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About the location


Berwick-upon-Tweed 11 miles; Edinburgh 49 miles.

Just over the Border into Scotland, St Abbs is a picturesque fishing village with a delightful harbour and fishermen's cottages hugging the hillside, situated on a beautiful stretch of Berwickshire coastline. Diving can be enjoyed from the harbour, while the nearby St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve has a rich variety of wildlife and is a paradise for birdwatchers! An ideal location for walks - the Cheviots, Scottish Borders and the spectacular coastline all offer excellent walking. There is a safe, sandy beach 3 miles away in nearby Coldingham, which is very popular with surfers. The historic fortified Border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, with shops, a museum and a castle, is nearby, and is well worth a visit. Holy Island, the Farne Islands, the attractive seaside villages of Craster, Eyemouth and Seahouses, and Edinburgh, capital city of Scotland, are all within touring distance.

Note: This property accepts a minimum of 3-night bookings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas