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Seal Cottage

Lower Burnmouth, Scottish Borders (Ref. 1122070)

4.6

Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Review(s)

  • Martin

    “The cottage was beautiful and the setting was amazing.”

    However it was not clean. The aga was filthy and the hot plates full of friend on grease. Every plate and pan we used had to be washed first they were disgusting. The previous people left their trash and it was not removed by the cleaners.

    However it was not clean. The aga was filthy and the hot plates full of friend on grease. Every plate and pan we used had to be washed first they were disgusting. The previous people left their trash and it was not removed by the cleaners.

    - Martin, February 2024

    We were very surprised and shocked to receive your comments - our cleaning ladies have been looking after the cottage for 16 years and we have never had any complaints regarding the cleaning - on the contrary. We apologise if there had been some untoward oversight. If we had been notified of this during your stay we could of investigated what may have happened but the cleaners report they had cleaned as usual for your stay. Property Owner

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Electric storage heating
  • Electric Aga oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Shared terraced gardens, patio furniture, barbecue
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 2.9 miles
  • Note: There is a steep one-way access road to the cottage
  • Note: The gardens are steep and terraced so please bear this in mind when booking
  • Note: Sorry adults only due to proximity to sea wall
  • Note: Fuel for woodburning stove is not supplied but can be purchased locally
  • No short breaks
  • Only Friday arrivals accepted
  • No dogs allowed, however the owner does occasionally visit with their dog.

The property

Seal Cottage is a delightful former fisherman’s cottage dramatically nestled in a spectacular location at the foot of the cliffs in Lower Burnmouth, just a few steps from the shore and with stunning coastal views of the picturesque working harbour. Having undergone a full refurbishment, Seal Cottage offers modern, high standard accommodation whilst retaining the character and many of its original features. Open plan living accommodation with a cosy log burner on the ground floor and two double rooms, both with Jack 'n' Jill access to the bathroom, this gorgeous property is a wonderful place to escape from it all at any time of year. Dolphins and seals are both regular visitors to the bay and can often be seen hunting for food or resting on the sheltered rocks in the cove. From the front doorstep, there are plenty of rock pooling opportunities along the shore just yards away, and the area is renowned for its interesting geological formations ideal for fossil hunting. Exceptional bird watching out to sea and on the cliffs behind the cottage. Fresh crab and lobsters are still landed at the quaint harbour. With its breath-taking uninterrupted sea views and idyllic location, Seal Cottage is a truly enchanting cottage by the sea. The local area has some wonderful countryside and coast with miles of open sandy beaches and vertiginous cliff top walks. There is plentiful open hill country with the Cheviot Hills to the south and Lammermuir Hills to the north offering great scope for walking and exploration. Holy Island, St Abbs with its spectacular diving, the Farne Islands and the wonderful beaches and castles of North Northumberland are all within easy driving distance and the vibrant capital city of Edinburgh is only 40 minutes away by rail from Berwick. ACCOMMODATION GROUND FLOOR Open plan Kitchen/dining/living room - beamed. Kitchen area with electric Aga cooker, slimline dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave and mini oven with hob. Dining table and chairs with seating for 4 guests. Lounge area with wall mounted Smart TV, comfy seating, stunning sea views and log burning stove. Access to shared rear terrace garden. Stairs to first floor. FIRST FLOOR Bedroom 1 to the rear with king-size bed and chest of draws. Bedroom 2 to the front with double bed, chest of draws, hanging space and Velux window with sea views. Bathroom (Jack 'n' Jill with access from both bedrooms) with roll top bath, hand shower, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail, Velux window with sea views. OTHER FACILITIES Private parking to 1 car to the front of the property. Shared steep enclosed terraced garden to the rear with furniture and BBQ area. Bench seating at the front. Electric panel heaters and immersion heater. All electricity, bed linen and towels included in the rent. Steep one way access road leading down to cottages - level exit road towards the harbour. . Adults only - regret no children due to the close proximity to the sea wall. No short breaks accepted. Only Friday arrival's accepted. No dogs allowed, however the owner does occasionally visit with their dog

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About the location

LOWER BURNMOUTH

Berwick-upon-Tweed 6 miles.

The tiny fishing hamlet of Lower Burnmouth enjoys an idyllic location at the foot of picturesque cliffs of the Berwickshire coast. Uninterrupted coastal views, an interesting rocky shoreline and quaint fishermen's cottages are just some of the features that give Lower Burnmouth its enchanting appeal and in the summer grey seals can often be sighted in the sheltered bay. There is a pub about 1 mile away at Upper Burnmouth, and shops in both Eyemouth, 4 miles away, and Berwick-upon-Tweed, just 6 miles away. Holy Island, St Abbs with its spectacular diving, the Farne Islands, the wonderful beaches and castles of North Northumberland, and the rolling countryside of the Scottish Borders are all within easy driving distance. Why not visit the vibrant capital city of Edinburgh, only 40 minutes away by rail?

Note: There is a steep one-way access road to the cottage.
Note: The gardens are steep and terraced so please bear this in mind when booking.
Note: Sorry adults only due to proximity to sea wall.
Note: Fuel for woodburning stove is not supplied but can be purchased locally.
Note: No short breaks accepted.
Note: Only a Friday arrival allowed.
No dogs allowed, however the owner does occasionally visit with their dog