The Old Coastguard Lookout

Cove, Scottish Borders (Ref. 13338)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside

The property

A delightful upside down cottage in the picturesque hamlet of Cove, on the south east coast of Scotland offering stunning sea views across to the Firth of Forth.

Cosy and comfortable throughout, this Cove cottage was formed from the old Coast Guard Lookout and Boathouse and is an ideal base for friends or couples to enjoy a coastal break.

Two double bedrooms and two shower rooms are on the ground floor while a delightful spiral staircase leads you to the first floor open plan living area.

Occupying what was once the lookout, the kitchen, dining area and sitting area have doors allowing access to the east and north facing balconies which offer spectacular sea views of the Berwickshire and East Lothian coast across the Firth of Forth to Fife; a perfect spot for watching the sunrise whilst planning the days&

8217; activities.

This Cove cottage is just under a mile from the village of Cockburnspath, whilst nearby Pease Bay has a pub and restaurant.

This cosy cottage in Cove is great for walking, golf, enjoying the history of the Scottish Borders, exploring Northumberland&

8217;s castles, or even heading to Edinburgh for the day.

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Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double. Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with doors to balconies.


  • Night storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Two balconies with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 7 mins walk, pub 1.5 miles
  • Coast and beach 7 mins walk
  • Note: Torness Power Station visible from balcony
  • Note: The spiral staircase is not suitable for small children and the less mobile.

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.