Arrived home yesterday from a three nights stay at Whitfield Bothy, what a lovely place for a completely relaxing time, lots of walking and site seeing.
The cottage has all the home comforts and has everything that you need if you want to cook your own food. There was always plenty of hot water at any time and the bothy was lovely and warm with the very efficient central heating.
Nice touches were the wine in the fridge and logs for the fire and treats for us and our dog. We relaxed in the hot tub on several times and was especially relaxing after our busy days out and about, Emma even provides towels and spa dressing gowns for the little trip across the garden.
We found the Bothy was perfect for our needs. Welcoming and comfortable .Very close to both Eyemouth and Coldingham . Peaceful walks in the countryside with our dogs and the hot tub was a great way to unwind in the evening .
The owner Emma was a great help from afar and nothing was too much trouble for her to help if we needed it (not that we did) .
Would recommend this to anyone wanting a few peaceful days away from it all .
This is a fantastic little cottage with a great hot tub. The log burning fire really created a cosy scene which took our mind off the sleet storm outside (it was February). Would thoroughly recommend and will definitely be back.
Had the best weekend at this stunning bothy. The owner has put so much thought into the attention to detail and it's so well equipped. Hot tub looks over stunning farmland,and great enclosed area for dogs. Very private. Also loved the log burner. It's walking distance to the beautiful town of coldingham and it's beautiful bay. Cannot wait to return.
We stayed here for 3 nights at the beginning of January & absolutely cannot fault the place. The interior is decorated to an exceptionally high standard with all the comforts a 'home from home' requires. Emma the owner is an absolute star & we recieved excellent communication from her prior to our stay & even during our stay advising us on all the local places to go & visit! We will most definitely be back ❤.xx
I almost didn't want to write this this review as the secret will be out ! If you're looking for somewhere cosy and comfortable , with quality fixtures and fittings , with beautiful views , an enclosed garden and a hot tub , look no further !!
From the start of the enquiry process Emma has been absolutely fantastic . I've never recieved such a high standard of customer care , nothing was too much trouble . We booked quite last minute as it was a toss up between holidaying abroad to celebrate my birthday , or a staycation . After considerable searching , " Whitfield Bothy ," was the only property that ticked all our boxes. We contacted Emma to ask if we could take our two terriers , and as long as they were to remain downstairs this was not a problem .
We arrived at the Bothy , which is located down a quiet single lane road . There are a few houses in the village but that is it . The Bothy has a property next to it , previous reviewers have mentioned the grumpy neighbours. They saw us and ignored us , which we were fine with , we weren't there to make mates with the neighbours . We kept ourselves to ourselves and they did the same , easy peasy . Upon entering , we were very pleasantly surprised . There's a little porch area directly through the front door , which was perfect for drying off doggy feet . The photos do not do the property justice. A smart open plan living / dining / kitchen makes for a very comfortable set up . The interior is decorated to a very high standard , a lot of thought has gone into every detail . The beautiful Windows , the warm wooden floor , the top spec kitchen with every kitchen implement you could possibly require . There's a large wire pull out larder and a smart built in fridge / freezer . Hurray , so many rentals don't have adequate freezer space . There's a nice little dishwasher that met our needs perfectly . The living area boasts the biggest , and most comfortable sofa I've ever seen in a rental . Perfect for relaxing on in front of the woodburner . Emma supplies a basket of logs and further can be purchased . There was a good supply of faggots to get the fire going . I've tried and failed to make faggots before so enjoyed seeing how they should look , and just how effective they are as fire starters !! Must learn to make my own faggots .
So , you have a fantastic top of the range kitchen , a comfortable dining table and chairs, a massive squishy settee , a wood burner , telly , CD player , DVD player, free view telly and wifi . There's a decent size cupboard to hang up your coats and put your boots away into . Not to mention the lovely welcome hamper, thankyou !
You then have a spiral staircase to the converted loft space .
Upstairs you have a beautiful queen size bed , which was a bit soft for me , but I sleep on a mattress that is as firm as the floor . The bedding is very high quality and the furniture is beautiful . With hanging space in the bespoke built in storage . A velux window with a blind . If you want a lie in take an eye mask , or if , like me , you like to be woken by natural light , simply leave the blind up . You are supplied with robes for the hot tub , which I'll get to later , ample towels and flannels and sweet little home made soaps . There is a further bed which again was very stylishly dressed , and a set of drawers . This bed is directly under another velux Window allowing views of the night sky from your bed . A smart bathroom with a powerful hot shower and heated towel rail .
If the downstairs to the property is the heart of the home , then the bedrooms are the womb . There is something very very satisfying about lying in a cosy warm bed listening to the wind blow and the rain lash . The sound of the elements battering above your head , while being warm and wrapped up toasty in bed is kind of comforting and lends itself to an exceptional nights sleep .
Outside , you have ample parking alongside the Bothy and near the garden , the charming lawned cottage style garden is secured with a stone wall and rustic wooden gate to the front , to the rear , as well as a hedge , stock fencing helps keeps dogs where they should be . The garden looks out onto arable fields . There's a tree , twisted hazel ? With bird feeders which is very well visited by the little local birds , sparrows , tits , finches and a cheeky little Robin all enjoyed the nuts , seeds and fatballs . Be sure to take some treats to top up the feeders , you won't be disappointed and will be rewarded with their beautiful song . To the rear of the garden an almost secret like gateway takes you into the paved hot tub area . Along with the hot tub , there is a little table and chairs and a , " wee changing hut." Lovely touch , to have somewhere to get your cozzie on if you've not changed in the Bothy . The hot tub affords views of the fields and trees and beyond . It has to be the most perfectly located hot tub , there are dingy little solar powered fairy lights that come on as dusk hits, the whole atmosphere is magical . There are various walking routes on your doorstep , we attempted one but it was too muddy to finish .
I've stayed in lots of holiday rentals , both privately owned and lodges on sites but this by far has been the best . The beautiful stone property is positively charming , the interior is beautiful , immaculately presented with everything of the highest quality . Emma has fantastic style and has created a relaxing , inviting home . She has inspired me to invest more in sheepskin , learn how to make faggots , and to seriously look at reconfiguring my kitchen to incorporate a dishwasher !!
Whilst Whitfield is comprised of a few homes , just down the road at coldingham you have a pub , butcher , little spar, post office , not to mention the fantastic beach !! We watched surfers braving the freezing cold water to ride the waves . People were very friendly , even when one of our cheeky dogs decided she wanted to play with new friends !
A little further down the road you have Eyemouth . Here you'll find a quality butcher , baker , fishmonger , pet shop , a little co-op . We bought sea bass , scallops and dressed crab from D R Collins fishmonger right on the quay , all for under a tenner . The sea bass was like butter , melted in the mouth , scallops were divine and the dressed crab was polished off in no time . We got quality aged beef from the butcher which , I'm reliably informed was the best he'd ever tasted ! We spotted a couple at massive seals in the harbour , have a look if you go down , beautiful big creatures . There is also a family of swans to be seen . The beach is a nice little stroll and a good opportunity for the dogs to stretch their legs and run about like loons ! There are plenty of places to eat and drink in Eyemouth if you fancy .
So , if you're looking for a holiday home , not just a holiday rental , book up . If you want to be comfortable in style , like a rural secluded area , beautiful views , book up .
Thankyou Emma and family , thankyou for sharing your property with us , thankyou for letting us share your home . You have certainly helped us make some magical memories . We hope to return in the summer , we'd love to sit outside in the garden , enjoy some warm weather and star gaze . Hope to see you soon Whitfield Bothy .
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Just arrived home from a four nights stay at Whitfield Bothy, what a lovely place for a completely relaxing time, lots of walking and site seeing.
The cottage has all the home comforts and Emma has made sure you want for nothing from wine in the fridge to logs for the fire and treats for our dog. We relaxed in the hot tub every evening after our busy days out and about, Emma even provides towels and spa dressing gowns for the little trip across the garden
I think we've found a little gem in whitfield bothy