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St Abbs - Lighthouse Retreat ref: 538024

St Abbs Head, Scottish Borders
  • Sleeps 44
ParkingOff road 2 carsGardenShared
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerNo
SmokingNoInternet accessNo


Perched high on the cliff top at the head of St Abbs, the setting of this collection of Lighthouse Cottages is simply sublime!   The winding climb up the protected cliff face to the top rewards with the most magical of sea views; seen from many of the windows of the properties.
Lighthouse Retreat is a ground floor apartment with one step via the storm door and then the accommodation being all on one level.  The rooms are spacious and there is a partial sea view from the lounge.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property is heated by electricity and comprises:
One step to entrance then all accommodation on one level
Lounge:  with Freesat TV and partial sea view
Dining room:  a spacious room with table and chairs to seat 8, radio
Kitchen:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box, dishwasher and washing machine
Bedroom 1:  with double bed
Bedroom 2:  with two single beds
Bathroom:  with shower over bath, WC and wash basin


All electricity included. Bed linen provided. Electric blankets provided. 


Off road parking for 2 cars.

This property has been quality graded by one of our experienced Regional Managers who are trained and accredited by VisitScotland and has achieved a 3* grading.

This property can be booked together with Lightkeepers Cottage (538023), The Flag House (538053) and Keepers Fold (538025) to accommodate up to 12 guests.

Nearest townEyemouth or BerwickShops3 Miles
Distance7 Miles or 15 MilesRestaurant3 Miles
Nearest railway stationBerwick Upon TweedPub3 Miles
Distance15 MilesLake

About the local area

This Nature Reserve at St Abbs Head is located on the South East coast of the Scottish Borders and is renowned as one of mainland Britain's largest seabird colonies, which is described in the AA Book of Britain's Countryside “as perhaps the greatest glory in the Scottish Borders”.   The village of St Abbs itself is at its foot and is where a friendly welcome regularly greets visitors.  Scramble across the shore to explore the rock pools and perhaps catch a glimpse of the seals at play… Watch the fishing boats return with their daily catch, or take a trip out to sea to fish from boat, rocks or beach.   Brown, Blue or Rainbow trout are often caught from the banks or boats in the nearby lochs.  A stroll along the cliff top brings you to the golden, sandy beach at Coldingham, where you can surf, ride and take pleasure in the lap of the waves and enjoy the feel of the sand between your toes..... 
The historic fishing town of Eyemouth is only 7 miles down the coastline and has a wonderful maritime museum to some restaurants to visit.  The elegant Georgian, border town of Berwick, which straddles the salmon-rich River Tweed and where many amenities are available, including a cinema / theatre, indoor swimming and a vast array of shops and restaurants is only 15 miles south.  Paxton House, Manderston, Floors Castle and the majestic Bamburgh castle are but a small selection of interesting visitor attractions close by and the tidal island of Lindisfarne (known as Holy Island) can be reached by a causeway, which is safe to cross twice daily. 
Golf enthusiasts will delight in the many prestigious courses close by and walkers and cyclists will enjoy the challenge of the Southern Upland Way, which routes through the Lammermuir Hills. The festival city of Edinburgh is only around an hour's drive (45 miles) north making St Abbs Lighthouse Cottages a unique coastal retreat with easy access to discover the Scottish Borders and north Northumberland alike.

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What our customers say about St Abbs - Lighthouse Retreat

A Ackerley -

Beautiful cottage will be back for sure

I Macleod -

It is in the middle of nowhere so nobody disturbs you. Nobody.

P Arthur -

We had a fantastic stay at the Lighthouse Retreat. The surrounding scenery is magnificent, both immediately around the property and further afield. The cottage, actually a ground floor apartment I guess, is spacious and welcoming. We had one concern ahead of arrival - that with such an exposed position it might be quite chilly in the property itself but we need not have worried, it is really very cosy. We will most definitely be back!

A Wheeler -

A very desirable property, well furnished this property is disabled friendly and also suitable for all age groups.

S Cain -

Lovely location well equipped clean and well presented. We had a good holiday

P Vickerage -

This property is fabulous and we really enjoyed our stay there. What a location as well

Helen Robinson -

Really comfortable cottage in amazing location. Light and fresh, very good value

G Ayre -

Very remote and stunning views

Gh Lee -

We enjoyed the time we spent at the property.

J Nicholson -

This was the best location that we have stayed in. The property was spacious and you did get a limited view of the sea. We were very lucky in that the weather was wonderful- sunshine every day, but it must be a very dramatic place when there are strong winds and rough seas, we must go back and hope for stormy weather!!!!!

T Smith -

The property was very comfortable and well equipped.

T Smith -

The property was very comfortable and well equipped.

Coast and Castle Trail

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The Pennine Cycleway

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St Abbs Head National Nature Reserve

An important site for cliff-nesting birds, which can be seen in countless numbers wheeling and diving below the high cliffs.

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Active 4 Seasons

Guided trips, expeditions and skills courses in open canoeing, river and sea kayaking and basic rock climbing. Tel 07941450064

Eyemouth Maritime Centre

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Coldingham Sands

This sheltered, sandy, blue flag beach has been a popular tourist destination for many years.

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Upper Burnmouth Harbour

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Eyemouth Beach

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Coldingham Sands

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Eyemouth Golf Club

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The John Muir Country Park

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