The village of Coldingham is located in the county of Berwickshire, in the Scottish Borders. It lies on the southeast coast of Scotland, north of Eyemouth, a few miles north of the English border. In and around the High Street, on the doorstep of your Coldingham holiday cottage, you will find a variety of family-run businesses. There is a butcher, a pottery, a post office and a small grocery. The Anchor and the New Inn are both charming, old pubs, serving local ales, whiskies, and hearty dishes. There are many historic landmarks to look out for in and around the village, including the atmospheric ruins of an ancient priory.
Northumberland’s martial history belies the tranquil beauty of the county today, with a stay at Meadow Lodge on the 17th-century Press Castle Estate outside Coldingham being the ideal home base to enjoy this scenic area. a coastal cottage featuring a lovely living areas with a cathedral-style roof.
A stroll from Coldingham holiday cottages, there is a beautiful beach. Coldingham Sands lies at the mouth of Buskin Burn, with a sandy shore which stretches for almost a mile across the bay. Sunbathing, swimming and searching for hermit crabs in the rockpools at low tide are all popular activities. The beach is backed by wild grassland where rare butterflies and flowers can be found. Neighbouring St Abbs Head Nature Reserve is well worth a visit on self-catering holidays in Coldingham, with towering cliffs where thousands of sea-birds nest.
A scenic drive southward from Coldingham, Berwick-upon-Tweed is England’s northernmost town, and occupies a spectacular position on the coast, overlooking the mouth of the River Tweed. Famous for its split identity between England and Scotland, Berwick-upon-Tweed has a fiercely independent character and a tumultuous history to discover. The town is known for its magnificent architecture, including its medieval town walls, which are among the finest remains of their type in the country. An hour’s drive westward on the A1, Edinburgh is an enchanting city with some of the country’s most impressive Georgian and Medieval architecture, and an iconic hilltop castle.