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St Margarets Cottage, Cottage near the sea.

Charming country cottage near the sea. Private garden. Wonderful walks, peace and tranquility
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Charming country cottage near the sea. Private garden. Wonderful walks, peace and tranquility
Lunch in the garden?
Country cottage garden
Coldingham beach (not taken from the cottage) - 15 minutes walk. Great surfing!
Bright modern kitchen equipped with everthing you might need. (Doors changed so now different colour
Dining area faces garden
Sitting room with Norwegian Stove, gas fired ...so no mess!
Sitting room
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Why not take afternoon tea in the Conservatory?
Conservatory, nice on a sunny, cool day
St Abbs harbour-a mile away take a boat trip or go diving
Private garden
Double bedroom, note period wooden ceiling
Single bedroom, beds may be pushed together
Just the country cottage you imagined
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Coldingham, Scottish Borders, Scotland
St Margaret's Cottage is a charming, historic holiday cottage set in and old fashioned garden. It provides self-catering accommodation in the conservation village of Coldingham. Great for walkers, bird watchers, golfers, fishermen and those who just want to enjoy staying in a cosy period property with every possible comfort.

The recently renovated property provides peace and quiet in a secluded location and is only a mile away from the stunning sandy beach at Coldingham Bay.St Abb's nature reserve, famous for its bird life and cliff top scenery is just over a mile from the Cottage.

St Margaret's Cottage is over 100 years old with a host of original features, and has recently been sympathetically restored and refurbished to a very high standard by the present owners to provide clean, comfortable and cosy holiday accommodati...
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About the Owner, Malcolm W
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Jan 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 19 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We live in Edinburgh about an hour from Coldingham so we will not be there to meet you but you will receive all the details as to how to find the cottage and how to obtain the key from the key safe. You will also have the contact number for the lady who looks after the cottage should you find anything missing etc. You will also have our telephone numbers in case of any query or any problem. There is a guest book so we would appreciate your comments on your holiday but any problems don't wait, please make contact immediately.
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Excellent - based on 19 reviews
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English first
Penny M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in November 2017

Our 2nd visit and love it the same as the first time. Malcolm is very helpful and easy to get hold of if there are problems.....not that we had any. He even arranged 4 days of sun. Well done Malcolm! Super cosy and warm..even heated bathroom floor...such luxury. Lovely coastal walks....saw lots of seals and their pups. Trip to Holy...

Management response:

Thank you very much Penny, much appreciated. We try to think everything and in this case we succeeded too in providing sunshine. It doesn't always work! Malcolm and Sally


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Darlington, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in October 2017

Wow! What a beautiful cottage situated in a lovely area (nice and quiet too). Lovely view of the sea out the back. I am actually typing this on my last night here (very sad about that). The cottage is very cosy, very clean (big thanks to Kerry) and has everything you need for a trip away. The garden is lovely...

Management response:

Thank you so much for your very kind review which is much appreciated not just by Sally and I but by Kerry who looks after the house and Alan who looks after the garden. We like to think that the cottage is great in any season. Many thanks.


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Jerry S
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in October 2017

St Margaret's is cosy and well equipped, in an excellent location an easy walk from Spar and 2 pubs in village centre. The owner is helpful and communicative and has made every effort to make this a true 'home from home'. Coldingham itself is a hidden gem. The only slight issue is car parking, one has to reverse 30 yards...

Management response:

Jerry, many thanks for your very kind review. Yes, some people do hate reversing out of a drive but we always reverse in, which is downhill. Otherwise cars can be left 20 metres up the lane, so then no reversing. Berwickshire is empty of traffic, not even any traffic lights anywhere near us! Malcolm


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
We can accept one small well behaved dog for which there is a small charge of £30 which is not allowed upstairs in the bedrooms nor on the furniture. If you bring a dog you have...
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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Oct 14, 2017 -
Dec 20, 2017
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3 nights
Dec 21, 2017 -
Dec 28, 2017
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Dec 29, 2017 -
Jan 5, 2018
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Linen is included.
One well behaved dog may be accepted subject to conditions, the supplement is £30. Please advise owners before booking if you plan to bring a pet .
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About the neighborhood
Coldingham is a Conservation Village in the Scottish Borders. It has two Pubs, a Shop an ancient Abbey and a sandy beach. Nearby is the port of Eyemouth where lobsters, crabs and sea fish are caught. There is a golf course there and some good restaurants. Not far too is the River Tweed, a world famous salmon river. The cottage is above the village in a quiet area but you can walk by a stream to the village in a few minutes.
Getting around
Its certainly best to have a car. However, there is a bus from Coldingham that goes to and from Edinburgh and to and from Eyemouth. Guests sometimes park at Dunbar station and take the train to central Edinburgh. There is also a Park and Ride on the A1 just a few miles from the city centre.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Edinburgh: 43.5 mi
Railway: Berwick on Tweed: 9.3 mi
Ferry: Newcastle: 118.1 mi
The train from London, Kings Cross takes 4 hours to Berwick-on-Tweed. The plane from London Heathrow and London Gatwick takes an hour to Edinburgh Airport and it is just over an hour by car from Edinburgh Airport to the cottage.There are ferries from the continent to Hull and Newcastle and it is a four or five hour drive from those ports.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.6 mi.
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