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2 bedroom period cottage in charming seaside village

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Newly available for rent, Thornbank Cottage is a cosy semi-detached cottage dating from the 1760's in the heart of the historic Borders village of Coldingham on the Berwickshire coast. Our home is a perfect place for a family holiday or for a group of friends to explore one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland.

The cottage has been recently refurbished to a high standard and is warm and comfortable with double glazing, underfloor heating, radiators and a log burning stove in the sitting room.

Upstairs there is accommodation for four guests in two bedrooms, one with a king sized bed and one with two single beds. There is also a new bathroom with bath and power shower.

Downstairs is a sitting room with log burning stove and smart TV, with Freesat. Comfortable sofas seat six. After a hard day at the beach or rambling along the coast or inland you can relax with a film, a family board game or keep up to date with friends and family through the Wifi internet. The kitchen / dining room is fully equipped, including fridge freezer, oven and grill, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine plus a dining table for up to six guests.

There is also a south facing sun-room, with chaise longue, arm chairs and a beanbag. This room leads to the secluded south facing patio garden with seating for outdoor eating and relaxing. The rear garden has a shed and storage area for bikes or for cleaning wetsuits or surfboards. At the front is a sunny garden and there is also off street parking.

All linen and towels are provided, but you should bring your own towels for the beach. There are also the basics you need to cater for yourselves such as olive oil, salt and pepper etc. All we ask is that you replace anything you use.

If you would like to have groceries delivered to the cottage after you have arrived, then Sainsburys, Asda and Tesco all deliver. So, just order your shopping on line and it will arrive while you are settling in.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

I am delighted to write a review for this charming property owned by an equally charming lady, Milda.

The house itself is truly a home-from-home. We stayed for a few days in August 2017, 2 adults and 2 teenage children. This property would have been perfect when my children were tiny, it really is perfect if you have little ones – everything you might need in the cupboards (plates, beakers etc) and all safety things like stair gates. Plus room to put prams and not be falling over them.

The bed was the most comfy we have ever had when away from home, in fact we actually contacted Milda afterwards for details of this mattress so we could order one ourselves.

The house is also full of lovely touches such as twinkly lights! And the sun room is a lovely retreat with a book and a coffee.

Also just a short drive to the beach (which was gorgeous) and even has a surfers’ café! Ideal! We had burgers on the beach on a Tuesday afternoon; what more can you ask?!

Milda herself is lovely, and very keen to make sure you have everything you need.

I have no hesitation in recommending this lovely house. Thank you Milda!
Aug 2017
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Coldingham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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2 bedroom period cottage in charming seaside village
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews

Cosy cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location, cosy, comfortable and very well equipped house. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you had a lovely time and you found the cottage a cosy place to stay. Thanks for the review. all the best Milda
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Fab cottage! Immaculate!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for 2 nights, my husband and I along with our 3 year old. First impressions were good! The cottage is immaculate! Great size. Kitchen is lovely and so well equipped. In fact generally the cottage itself is very well equipped and all seems new. Another plus is it is child friendly, so fab for families. The 2 bedrooms are great, again immaculate. Bed linen fresh, clean and tasteful. Beds very comfortable. Would recommend staying here definitely! Milda the owner was great with communication and answered all questions promptly, just the peace of mind your after when booking something your unfamiliar with. Would highly recommend! Thanks again Milda! We had a fab stay in your lovely cottage x

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this review Lee. I'm delighted that you and your family had a lovely time and I hope you feel relaxed after your break away. Milda
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Beautiful cottage, clean, spacious, homely...perfect! Would highly recommend and stay again!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has been an ideal base for us during our stay. The place was immaculate, bigger than expected and very homely. Ideally situated from Berwick train station so easy access to Edinburgh but surrounding towns lovely too. Would definitely stay again and recommend to everyone

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review. Delighted that the cottage provided a comfortable base for your break away. All the best Milda
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gorgeous well appointed cottage in wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cottage, got everything you could need, lovely balance of modern convenience and old world charm.

Milda was super responsive during the booking and the stay. Can't recommend the cottage enough. Did the lovely walk to St Abbs and then down to Eyemouth - lovely part of the world.

Great value for money and a great retreat from the city.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jaimie - thanks for the review and I'm delighted that you had a lovely time at the cottage and enjoyed the coastal walks. It is a stunning coastline at any time of year. All the best for 2018. Milda
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Lovely warm cottage, home from home, everything. you need is provided and is of excellent quality.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely relaxing peaceful cottage if you want to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alan. I glad you had a relaxing time and that the cottage helped you get exactly what you needed! All the best Milda
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Great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Nicely appointed cottage with everything you could need provided. The accommodation was clean, well laid out and all info clear.

Good comms throughout and all transactions were simple to make.

Coldingham Bay is really nice and feels unspoilt. The locals were all very welcoming. Had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve - fabulous that you had a great break in Coldingham and that you enjoyed your time away. Delighted that all the communications worked well and that the cottage suited your needs. all the best Milda
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Nearest Airport
89 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Anchor Inn
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Berwick Upon Tweed
Nearest Beach
1.6 Kilometres
Coldingham Bay
Car: recommended

Coldingham grew up around the 12th Century Priory and is one of the prettiest villages in Scotland. Within a few minutes’ walk from the cottage are two friendly pubs. The village also has a café, a Spar convenience store, a butchers and post office with tourist information facilities. About a mile from the cottage is Coldingham Bay, which is well known for its surfing. From there walkers can join the Berwickshire Coast Path and the John Muir Way. Also close by is the port of St Abbs, a haven for diving, sea-fishing, boating and bird watching. Near to Coldingham is the beautiful Berwickshire coast and Scottish Borders for historic sightseeing, world famous golf courses and salmon and trout fishing. Finally, Edinburgh is only an hour away!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $20.77
Damage Deposit $138.49

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.