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Cosy cottage, unique location, wildlife hotspot.
Excellent
7 reviews
Cosy cottage, unique location, wildlife hotspot.
Stunning coastline accesible from the cottage doorstep!
Bright comfortable sitting room with wood burner for those cosy nights in.
Well appointed, bright south facing kitchen, ideal for family meals.
Well appointed kitchen with spacious seating for 4.
King size bed in spacious room with traditional floor boards.
Lovely south facing countryside views.
Relax in the warmth and comfort of Fast Castle Cottage after a busy day of exploring the area.
Pheasants in the cottage garden. Wildlife from your window!
Working sheep dog rounding up the chickens!!
Fast Castle is the end terrace property of a traditional farm workers terrace.
Sunsets over the coastline next to the cottage.
Spectacular sunsets and northern lights if you are lucky!
Fabulous walking from the cottage doorstep which will keep any family dog happy!
The stunning coastline is a wildlife hotspot, from dolphins and seals to fabulous birdlife.
Grey seals pupping on beaches below Fast Castle in October/November
Stunning coastal walks right from the cottage door as it is located on the Berwickshire Coastal Path
Quaint fishing village of St. Abbs, walkable from the cottage along the coastal path.
Ruins of Fast Castle on your doorstep.
Amazing coastal evening light
Guillimots nesting on Fast Castle in May.
Walkway onto Fast Castle
Gorse ablaze along the sea braes behind the cottage in Spring.
Coastal sea braes behind the cottage covered in heather in bloom in August
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Overview
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Coldingham, Borders, Scotland
FAST CASTLE COTTAGE: surrounded by stunning scenery, wildlife and history.

Set in astounding coastal scenery, Fast Castle Cottage sits at one end of a traditional row of farm workers cottages, a stones throw from 180 degree panoramic views, amazing wildlife and walking. The comfortable cottage has all the amenities for a fantastic pet friendly, self catering holiday. The local area has activities for every occasion whether it be surfing, SCUBA, golf, walking, birdwatching or just relaxing and enjoying the scenery. Whatever time of year you choose to visit, there is something of interest, whether it be watching the birds nesting precariously on the cliffs of Fast Castle head in Spring, the Grey Seals pupping along the isolated beaches of the farm in Autumn or visiting one of the many nearby golden sand beaches.

We welcome well behaved p...
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Listing #HL6630236
About the Owner
Sarah R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:89%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
The cottage is on a working organic sheep farm, with the owners Jock and Sarah living in the farmhouse, a 5 minute walk away. They are on hand to help, answer questions or re-stock the woodpile should you require it. The cottage is part of a traditional farm workers terrace. There are lovely neighbours who are full time residents, but being at the end of the row means peace and quiet for your relaxing stay.
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

This cottage has everything you need for a pleasant and peaceful break. Great scenery, walks and easy access to the local towns and villages for all the things you need. At night the log burning fire sets you up for a quiet night. The cottage...More

Thank ferrierrw
Management response:Responded 9 May 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you all and the gorgeous Buddy again soon. Have a fantastic summer :)

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Home from home, but just in Scotland with a view of the coastline and sea in what I called "the back garden". You definitely need a car to get around and should be prepared for the remoteness, but this was for me part of the...More

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Management response:Responded 5 October 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and had a lovely relaxing holiday. As you say we are remote, but what comes with that is the amazing views and wildlife on your doorstep, which I am glad...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We stayed for a week two years ago (2015) for a friend's 40th, but only just got round to writing a review - perfect cottage, end of terrace, all amenities, stunning views (from outside, cottage is sheltered from elements), friendly owners (up the track), sea...More

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Amenities
  • Blender
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Change over days are Fridays and Mondays. A maximum of two well behaved dogs are welcome at Fast Castle Cottage at a small additional fee of £15/dog (payable on arrival) . Dogs...
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Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
Bedrooms
    2 Twins
    1 King
    1 Crib
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
R 1 345
£75
R 1 793
£100
R 6 723
£375
4 May 2018 -
28 Jun 2018
4 night mid-week stay @ £75/night
3 nights
R 1 524
£85
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R 8 964
£500
29 Jun 2018 -
6 Sep 2018
4 night mid-week stay @ £75/night
7 nights -- --
R 9 861
£550
7 Sep 2018 -
27 Sep 2018
4 night mid-week stay @ £75/night
3 nights
R 1 524
£85
--
R 8 964
£500
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
The East Berwickshire coast has so many attractions you will need more than a week to see it! There are sea caves, smugglers routes, coastal path, boat trips, dolphins, amazing sandy beaches, birds nesting, coastal flora and fauna and stunning scenery.
Getting around
Due to the stunning rural location of the cottage, there is no public transport available, so a car is a necessity.

Walking and cycling routes are located within the vicinity of the cottage.
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Edinburgh or Newcastle.: 83.0 km
Railway: Dunbar or Berwick-Upon-Tweed: 25.0 km
Ferry: Rosyth : 100.0 km
The stunning rural location of the cottage means there are no public transport links and a car is a necessity.

Once you are on the Dowlaw Road, drive to the end where you will see the red farmhouse. Take the left fork at the garden wall and follow the road down the hill to the row of cottages. Fast Castle Cottage is on the left hand side of the row as you go down the hill.

Many big supermarkets deliver to this address, saving you on shopping time!
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 8.5 km.
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