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“Lovely comfortable house great location.”
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Fully enclosed rear garden
Modern well equipped kitchen . Livingroom with cosy log fire
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37 reviews
Fully enclosed rear garden
Modern well equipped kitchen .
Livingroom with cosy log fire
A warm welcome awaits in the lovely St Abbs
Spacious upstairs double bedroom
Twin bedroom -  PS2 and games in this room.
A quiet spot in the garden
'Life is better at the beach'
A beautiful morning on Coldingham Sands
Dining in the conservatory
Coldingham Sands has again been awarded a blue flag for 2012
Fun on the beach - surfing , boogie boarding, rock pools or just relaxing!
Rock formation close to house
A view toward St Abbs from the fabulous coastal walk to Eyemouth
Beach Cafe for hot and cold snacks!
St Abbs Head - fabulous walk with stunning scenery.
Newly fitted kitchen
Bathroom with overbath mixer shower
The lovely village of St Abbs
Coldingham Bay is just a short stroll away
The ancient Creel path- another walk from St Abbs to Coldingham
Surfing lessons are available on Coldingham Bay even in Winter!
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
St Abbs, Borders, Scotland

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annejdeav...
1 review
“Lovely comfortable house great location.”
Reviewed 13 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Had a lovely few days in St Abbs great location lots to do house was very homely and welcoming with a nice bottle of wine and ginger cake left by the owner ( thankyou). We are planning to return next year as there is so much more we want to see and do.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Oct 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed stay. Welcome back anytime !
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DarkWatch...
UK
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Quiant with Quirks”
Reviewed 22 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We had a lovely time at Brierydean in St Abbs. The key collection process was simple and easy and the house was bright and spacious and there was a good supply of crockery and utensils in the kitchen. The dining room is located in the conservatory, which was perfect for our stay in mid-September, but could prove more challenging at colder times of year.

The village itself is a lovely little place (little being the operative word here!). I can recommend Ebbcarrs cafehighly enough. Really friendly staff and my wife loved the lobster there so much we made an extra visit on our last day for more. (http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g1580708-d4134273-Reviews-Ebbcarrs_Cafe-St_Abbs_Scottish_Borders_Scotland.html)

There is a good amount to do for children too. There's a good play park 50 yards from the house and another at the local "Number Four Gallery". It is also a fairly short walk to the beach at Coldingham. The cafe at the beach opens at about 11 and serves cheap and cheerful fair (bacan rolls etc).

If you want soft play, then there is Hurly-Burly at Duns, which is good, but be warned that it is a lengthy drive on windy roads. There is also the East Links Family Park (feeding farm and play park) at Dunbar, but this one is £12 per adult and £6 for a two-year-old, so beware.

The garden at the house was also a hit with our son (two-years-old) and is prettily presented.

As for the quirks, there are a few things with the house that could use some attention. The bathroom ceiling could do with a refresh as there's a bit of mould there (understandable for a well used place). The drawer fronts came off the chest of drawers in the main bedroom (managed to locate a bottle of wood glue and fix it myself) and the mattress in the main bedroom needs to be replaced. It feels like it has collapsed. The plumbing is interesting; not broken or anything, but if you switch any of the taps on in the house then 75% of the time, the shower starts running too! Like I said, interesting.

The house has a lovely fireplace. There was a basket full of newspaper and some kindling and a log. Outside there was a store of more wood, but the rest of the logs hadn't been cut down to size and there were (understandably) no saws or axes around. However, we quite happily popped along to the petrol station at Eyemouth and bought a bag of logs and kindling for our own use.

The owner left a really useful folder of information about things to do in and around the area. There was also a good selection of films in the living room for those in-house days (including some kids films).

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Liked best: Lots of helpful information about things to do.
Liked least: Mattress in the master bedroom was really bad.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
28 Sep 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, I am so pleased you had a good stay.

I am glad you enjoyed the facilities in the house. We don't tend to supply logs in the summer - ever the optimist ! - but I am glad you found it easy enough to locate some so you could enjoy the lovely fire as the evenings are getting longer.

Just to say that the central heating extends to the conservatory so it is lovely and cosy in winter too !

Pamela
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Lloyd P
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Very Practical & Idea For Us”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We always enjoy our Holiday's in St Abbs, this now the 3rd holiday cottage that we have stayed in, in St Abbs ( date availability issues) and we would have no problem with booking this cottage again, it is very practical for our needs, they appeared to of just erected a new back garden side fence & gate, that with the gate tied up, was ideal to stop our daughter running off, we enjoyed trips to Holy Island (WARNING! Causeway Road - Check Tide Times) and East Links Family Park, the must do every time walk to St Abbs Head, visiting Coldingham Sands with our daughter, there is also a nice café in the Old School Building and an indoor market is held there on Fridays 10-4, we was also made very welcome by the locals in Eyemouth of 2 x Baby & Toddler Groups that we visited, both on Wednesdays in Local Term Time, the 1st is Little Tykes (3 years max) Community Centre, Albert Rd, TD14 5DE, 10-1130am, cost £ 1.50, after some lunch down the harbour, 2nd is Busy Bees (up to school age) Parish Church Hall, Victoria Rd, TD14 5JD 130-3pm, cost £ donation. Lloyd, Hazel, Iona (aged 3) of Maidstone, Kent & Granny Scotland of Blairgowrie, Perthshire.

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Liked best: Conservatory with basic secure garden for our daughter & Borders Council play area just 1 minutes walk away.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Fidgetus
England
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“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 27 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

A lovely cozy cottage, tastefully decorated and very practical. The location is spot on, just a 5-minute walk from the Coldingham beach and ideal for coastal walks. The walk to St Abbs head lighthouse is a treat. It is just a pity that the village doesn’t have a pub, but there is a small shop and 3 good cafes.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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MarianneL...
Hastings, United Kingdom
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“Cosy characterful house by the sea”
Reviewed 8 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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Five of us between 16 and 74, a dog - and two Christmas guests - spent ten days here over Christmas and New Year. We arrived to find a festive hamper and some lovely decorations giving the house a homely feel. The location is very special, with diverse walks to harbour, beach and cliffs all very close at hand - we enjoyed the wild weather very much, watched the surfers on new year's day and found the villagers very friendly. The house itself has nice, spacious proportions - it was easy to get warm and feel comfortable, store food in the big Smeg and cook to the scale of Christmas dinner. Not the right time of year for using the garden but I think it would be a great place to stay in summer. I especially liked going out at night to listen to the sea and look at the profusion of stars. Although a small village there is a visitor's centre, a lighthouse walk, the coastal path, cafes and a wide beach with huts just ten minutes away, where diving and surfing are popular. All my contact with the owner was friendly and accomodating and we would definitely stay at Brierydean again.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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