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Heather Heugh

Cove Harbour, Scottish Borders
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautiful beach location overlooking the harbour
  • Quaint 18th-century house retaining historic charm
  • Spacious rooms with modern-style furnishing
Property code: 81114

A unique 18th-century house which was once a fish drying house; situated in a dream location right on the beach at Cove Harbour overlooking the working harbour. Surrounded by cliffs, this the perfect place to come for a delightful escape.

With walks from your door through beautiful coastal scenery, outdoor enthusiasts on two and four legs will be in heaven! Start the adventure walking just under a mile along a track as there is no vehicle access to the house. Passing through the smugglers tunnel to exit onto the beach, this is a truly unique holiday home overlooking Cove Harbour. Hear the waves from your bed as you drift off to sleep and wake with a walk along the shore to feel the sand between your toes.

Within this lovingly restored house, with many of its original features preserved, find contemporary styling complementing wooden beams, cream walls and characterful, homely touches. Sleeping five in three charming bedrooms, it is perfect for friends, family and one four-pawed pal looking for peace and quiet in a secluded, beautiful location.

Discard boots in the hallway and head to the open-plan kitchen/diner, which is cosy yet spacious with comfy seats next to the wood burner providing the perfect place to curl up and read a good book. Prepare yourself a tasty meal and gather at the dining table for sociable mealtimes. On warm days, open the French doors and let the fresh air flood in as the kids potter in and out. Upstairs, the large spacious lounge, also with a wood burner, takes full advantage of the stunning coastal scenery, offering fantastic sunsets and sunrises. Settle down with a movie as your pup curls up in front of the flickering flames before retreating for a peaceful nights sleep.

Outside, the front-facing, lawned garden has views across the harbour and beach. In the evening, sizzle up the BBQ and relax in peace and quiet. Due to this property’s remote position, there is no vehicular access to the house; parking is available in the village, 0.75 miles away, where there is also a village shop.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • 2 wood burners - first basket of logs included
  • TV in the lounge
  • There is no access by car to the house, parking is available in the village around 0.75 miles away
  • Pub 7 miles, beach and shop within walking distance
  • Private water supply

A wonderful location, the village of Cockburnspath is ideally situated for walkers and surfers with its nearby Pease Bay and local coastal walks. Walk to Pease Dean Wildlife Reserve (1.5 miles), filled with trees and birdsong, while the beautiful expanses of Tyninghame Beach (14.5 miles) and Seacliff Beach (17 miles) are perfect for hours of seaside fun. North Berwick (18 miles) has an eclectic mix of shops, cafes and bars, the Scottish Seabird Centre and a beautiful sandy beach and a shallow bay. Play a round of golf at Dunbar Golf Club (8 miles), Duns Golf Club (14.5 miles) and Eyemouth Golf Club (15.5 miles). Discover exquisite 17th-century plasterwork ceilings, fine furnishings and artwork at Thirlestane Castle (31 miles) and visit castle ruins dotted along the coast, such as Fast Castle (7 miles), Innerwick Castle (4.5 miles) and Auldhame Castle (17 miles). The capital city of Edinburgh (35 miles), is abundant in history, top quality attractions and beautiful architecture. Sightsee in the historic Old Town; take a themed tour and discover the many secrets of the city; and discover independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Family attractions include Dynamic Earth, a state-of-the-art family attraction taking visitors through history from the Big Bang to the modern day; Edinburgh Zoo; and The Edinburgh Dungeon.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


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