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The Beacon is a stone built detached house which stands in it's own grounds. Surrounded by a walled garden on three sides with a hedge to the front giving privacy to the occupants. At the front of the house there is a garden offering unlimited views over Coldingham Bay and you can see the fishing village of Eyemouth in the distance At the rear of the house there is enough parking for four cars. The village of St Abbs is popular with scuba divers, walkers and cyclists. It has an interesting harbour with cafes where you can enjoy a drink and a crab sandwich and watch the world go by. If you are feeling energetic you can walk up to St. Abbs Head which is part of the National Trust and admire the lighthouse and large groups of gannets and puffins. Looking north on a clear day you can see u...The Beacon is a stone built detached house which stands in it's own grounds. Surrounded by a walled garden on three sides with a hedge to the front giving privacy to the occupants. At the front of the house there is a garden offering unlimited views over Coldingham Bay and you can see the fishing village of Eyemouth in the distance At the rear of the house there is enough parking for four cars. The village of St Abbs is popular with scuba divers, walkers and cyclists. It has an interesting harbour with cafes where you can enjoy a drink and a crab sandwich and watch the world go by. If you are feeling energetic you can walk up to St. Abbs Head which is part of the National Trust and admire the lighthouse and large groups of gannets and puffins. Looking north on a clear day you can see up the Firth of Forth towards the Bass Rock at North Berwick, Edinburgh and the Fife coast. There is a lovely sandy beach at Coldingham Bay which is only a five minutes walk along the coastal path. The beach is patrolled by the RLSS so families can swim and surf safely.
On the ground floor is the sitting room, dining room, kitchen, morning room and the utility room. The sitting room is very spacious and has a television. The dining room has a television and a traditional coal fire, very cosy on those cooler autumn nights. The kitchen is well equipped with a microwave, fridge, cooker and utensils. The morning room is used as a games room with a large selection of jigsaws, cards and board games. In the utility room there is a freezer and a washing machine with an outside drying line in the garden.
The house has full central heating and is double glazed throughout. Children and well behaved pets are welcome and all bed linen, electricity and heating is included in the rental price.
Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom and a single bedroom. There is a bathroom with a toilet and a shower over the bath. Another toilet with a wash hand basin stands on its own next door. There is also a outside toilet if you get caught short while hanging out the washing.
St. Abbs is the perfect base to allow you to explore both the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. Edinburgh, Scotlands capital, is about an hours drive north from St Abbs. Edinburgh is a beautiful city which is steeped in history with lots to do for both young and old. The famous city of Newcastle upon Tyne is about an hour and fifteen minutes drive to the south and definitely worth a visit.
More locally visit the village of Coldingham and see Coldingham Priory and then enjoy a drink and a meal in one of the local pubs. Visit Eyemouth which has a working harbour, discover the history of smuggling in the area at Gunsgreen House or visit the museum and learn about the Eyemouth fishing disaster which happened on Black Friday, the fourteenth of October, 1881. Alternatively, enjoy a unique opportunity to feed the seals from the harbour side. Eyemouth has a four lane 25m swimming pool with a smaller learning pool or why not swim in the sea from the sandy beach at the promenade.
If you do not want to drive both Coldingham and Eyemouth can be reached by walking the Berwickshire Coastal Path which starts at Cockburnspath and continues to the historic town of Berwick upon Tweed and offers amazing views across the North Sea. Whales and dolphins can occasionally be see as you walk.
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Very nostalgic return to The Beacon - came here 50 years ago as a wee girl! Delighted to share with my son and family.
We had the best time. The house, whilst a little old fashioned in decor - was comfort itself and a lovely,...More
Loved every minute off our stay here ,we didn't go out much as. We enjoyed the cottage so much .
Walked down to beach which is an short walk awa but well worth a visit .
People. Are all very friendly and I cannot wait...More
Date of stay: February 2018
1 Thank Caroline c
Management response:Responded 12 March 2018
Thanks for your lovely review, I'm so glad that you enjoyed you stay at the Beacon. Looking forward to seeing you again .
We spent a week at Beacon House and could happily have stayed longer. We were fortunate with good weather so had some lovely walks with our dogs. Our two teenage grandchildren were quite happy to forgo Internet and electronic games, we played bingo and cards...More
Date of stay: February 2017
1 Thank VALERIE G
aea2959, VR Owner at The Beacon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017
We stayed here with our daughter, son-in-law and their two early teenage boys and found it very comfortable. Even before the occasional morning mist burnt off, the sea views were stupendous. The harbour, beach and bird-thronged cliffs are all within easy walking distance with several...More
Date of stay: May 2016
aea2959, VR Owner at The Beacon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2016
House was great, situated in fab location for the harbour and the beach, went with wife and teenager step daughter and our two dogs....and all loved the house and St Abbs.
The Beacon was clean and welcoming and ideal for a large family or group...More
Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Roger S
Management response:Responded 3 September 2014
Thank you,glad you enjoyed the Beacon, hope to see you in the future
As we holiday with our dog, we always look for somewhere comfortable with plenty of walking from the door - the beacon delivers both. The house was warm, comfy, with well sound proofed windows, so we could enjoy the lovely sea views, and watch the...More
We have stayed in the Beacon over the last few summers and as soon as we leave the children ( and adults) are counting the sleeps till we return. The Beacon has the most amazing views out to sea and nothing beats eating breakfast enjoying...More
Date of stay: July 2013
Thank Joyce H
Management response:Responded 17 November 2013
Thank you much appreciated. It's good to hear how much you enjoy the Beacon, hope you come back again and again. See you soon.
The Beacon is a relaxing home from home with all the necessary trimmings for an enjoyable stay, and that is just the house. The view is spectacular looking out to the sea where you can see dolphins/porpoises actually go by (we did and thats not...More
Date of stay: October 2013
Management response:Responded 3 November 2013
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed your stay at the Beacon. Hope to see you again. Your personal comment was much appreciated
Stayed twice. Place is well run by David who is always very helpfull.
It's all about coal fires (plus oil fired heating) and chilling out, and great views. Within 20 m of cliffs and easy coast walk ( 5 mins) to beach at Coldingham.
Date of stay: January 2013
Thank MiKE j
Management response:Responded 3 November 2013
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed your stay at the Beacon, hope to see you again soon
How to pass away the day.
Situated in the village hall which sits precariously on the cliff top in the new Visitors centre, crammed with information and history of St.Abbs Friday there is a market held in the old primary school where you can buy all the local produce.
Scuba Diving is very popular at St.Abbs, the water is very clear around this part of the coast and divers can enjoy the spectacular underwater scenery. There are a number of Boat trips you can do, with Diving , Fishing and Passenger catered for. If you are feeling energetic walk up to St.Abbs Head or just relax with a game of putting at the green in the village. You will find the village post office/ shop just along the road. The Shop comes in very handy for the morning papers and a pint of milk and other essentials.