St Abbs - Lightkeepers Cottage ref: CC538023

St Abbs Head, Scottish Borders

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 


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.
Lightkeepers Cottage is accessed via one step through a storm door with the accommodation having the added convenience of being all on ground floor level.  This property has recently undergone a total refurbishment offering a contemporary blend to this unique building.  The living / dining / kitchen areas are at the front and offer sea views.  Both bedrooms are positioned at the rear along with the modern bathroom and additional cloakroom making this property suitable for the gathering of family and friends or those couples seeking something rather special! Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
Lightkeepers Cottage can be booked together with Lighthouse Retreat (CC538024), Keepers Fold (CC538025) and St Abbs The Flag House (CC538053) to accommodate up to 12 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The accommodation is all on ground floor level heated by electricity and comprises:
Lounge / diner:  with Smart TV and sea views
Kitchen:  with integral electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
Bedroom 1:  with king-size bed
Bedroom 2:  with two single beds
Bathroom:  with shower over bath, WC and wash basin
Cloakroom:  with WC and wash basin

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. 


Off road parking for 2 cars.
  • Nearest town
    Eyemouth or Berwick
  • Shops
    3 Miles
  • Distance
    7 Miles or 15 Miles
  • Restaurant
    3 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Berwick upon Tweed
  • Pub
    3 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    15.0 miles
  • Lake

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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.

Things to do nearby

Jedburgh Abbey

Constructed in the 1100's this church has remained largely in tact and provides some fascinating heritage to explore.

Glentress Fortress

Described as the gateway to the Tweed Valley Forest Park, Glentress Fortress has breathtaking views as well as plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy.

Thirlestane Castle

Fully restored to its former splendour, Thirlestane Castle's house and grounds are now open for visitors to come and admire for a fantastic day out.

Smailholm Tower

Smailholm Tower is set in some amazing scenery, once the centre of a thriving settlement it is now all that remains of the 15th century village.

Monteviot House Gardens

Set right on the River Teviot the Monteviot House and its gardens enjoy beautiful views the whole year round.

Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum

Built in the early nineteenth century, Jedburgh Castle Jail is long since out of use and now serves to give visitors an idea of just what life was like in a prison in the 1820's.

Grey Mare's Tail Nature Reserve
Grey Mare's Tail Nature Reserve

The centrepiece of this site is the dramatic waterfall cascading into the Moffat Water Valley. The area is a paradise for walkers, botanists and wildlife enthusiasts who come to admire the rare upland plants and wildlife.

Floors Castle

Floors Castle makes for an amazing day out, as the largest inhabited castle in Scotland there is still plenty of life to the place which makes it unlike any other visit.

Traquair House

Complete with maze, craft workshop and restaurant Traquair House will entertain and impress as you explore the grandeur and stature of the house itself.

Jedforest Deer and Farm Park

With amazing types of deer to take in, a falconry show and a large variety of cattle and other animals to view the Jedforest Deer and Farm Park certainly is a great way to experience the Scottish Borders.

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