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Tack Room Cockburnspath - pet friendly 3 bed cottage sleeps 8

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Open plan living area with beautiful coastal views and well equipped kitchen

Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum 
Cottage
The Tack Room is a wonderful cottage at the east end of the Southern Upland Way close to the coast near Dunbar. Sleeping eight the terraced converted stables has sea views from every room and consistently receives 5 star reviews from satisfied visitors. Providing spacious accommodation, this well-equipped cottage near Dunbar is ideal for families or friends seeking a quiet relaxing coastal break with excellent walking and beautiful beaches nearby. An upside down cottage with panoramic sea views from the first floor, this self-catering accommodation on border of East Lothian and the Borders has three ground floor bedrooms (1 double 2 twin are newly decorated) a double sofa bed in the lounge and two shower rooms. It's an exceptional home from home for families or friends. The first floo...The Tack Room is a wonderful cottage at the east end of the Southern Upland Way close to the coast near Dunbar. Sleeping eight the terraced converted stables has sea views from every room and consistently receives 5 star reviews from satisfied visitors. Providing spacious accommodation, this well-equipped cottage near Dunbar is ideal for families or friends seeking a quiet relaxing coastal break with excellent walking and beautiful beaches nearby. An upside down cottage with panoramic sea views from the first floor, this self-catering accommodation on border of East Lothian and the Borders has three ground floor bedrooms (1 double 2 twin are newly decorated) a double sofa bed in the lounge and two shower rooms. It's an exceptional home from home for families or friends. The first floor open plan living area at this coastal farm cottage is designed to maximise the beautiful sea views on offer. To the front of this Borders holiday cottage is a small courtyard garden, providing a tranquil suntrap to relax with a drink, watch the swallows or enjoy a BBQ. This Cove cottage is an ideal base for exploring the varied coastline, including North Berwick and Dunbar 8 miles to the north, the beautiful, natural harbour of Cove itself and stunning Pease Bay and Coldingham beaches. St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve is only 10 miles along the coast with its wildlife spotting and diving opportunities. It's a great location for a family holiday with Dunbar leisure pool and other attractions such as East Links Family Park , the Museum of Flight and Scottish Seabird Centre nearby. Walkers have both the Southern Upland Way and the John Muir Way to explore and this dog-friendly accommodation offers a haven for bird watchers, dog walkers and anyone wanting a quiet break. Edinburgh with it's world famous Castle and international Festival and Fringe is only 35 miles away, making it an ideal destination for a day trip. Welcome pack of food and drink provided free of charge. A superb Berwickshire coastal cottage with something for everyone. Additional info - Experienced friendly hosts Off road parking for 2 cars Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request free of charge Dog friendly - One well behaved dog welcome.Bowls and bath provided. Dog Crate available on request free of charge Electric heating TV with access to streaming services, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Kitchen with NEFF double oven. Front courtyard with furniture and shed with BBQ & beach equipment Cockburnspath has a convenience store. The nearest supermarket is in Dunbar. Location Cove Harbour 0.5 miles Dunbar 8 miles Central Edinburgh 36 miles (45 minutes by car 22 minutes by train from Dunbar) Coldingham 10 miles. The picturesque hamlet of Cove and Cove Harbour is situated on the SE coast of Scotland on the boundary of the Borders and East Lothian. It's one mile from the village of Cockburnspath. Cove is ideally placed for visiting the local coastal towns of Dunbar, North Berwick and Eyemouth Coldingham and St.Abbs..Or you could cross the border and be in Berwick Upon Tweed in half an hour. There is a regular main line train service running from Dunbar station giving easy access to Edinburgh (22 minutes), with its impressive shops, restaurants and history. The capital city’s attractions include the world famous Castle, Holyrood Palace, the National Museum of Scotland and the Royal Yacht Britannia. The city is host every August to the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe - the largest Arts festival in the world. A little further afield lie the castles of Northumberland, including Bamburgh, Holy Island and the famous Alnwick Castle and Gardens. There are many links golf courses in the area as well as fishing, surfing and diving opportunities. This is a superb location with plenty to see and do for visitors of all ages.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
No smoking. One well behaved dog welcome. Usually take bookings for Saturday night leaving the following Saturday
Bedrooms
1 Double1 Sofa4 Singles
Bathrooms
2 Showers

Meet the host
Margaret S
Hosting since April 2019
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 90%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe try to welcome our guests in person so we can walk you through the property and answer any questions. Alternatively there is a key safe at the property for later arrivals. We will contact guests in advance with directions and further local information. We are happy to answer any queries guests might have both before and after arrival.

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Reviews (19)
JaneJ
JaneJ
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect week in the perfect cottage!
The Tack Room is, without doubt, the best and most thoughtfully equipped holiday cottage I've ever been to. The attention to detail started before we even arrived with an email from Suzanne with detailed directions to the cottage, and suggestions of places to go and things to do while we were there. I printed it out and we referred to it several times on holiday. Even though we know the area fairly well, we found new places, thanks to Suzanne's suggestions - including the amazing Seacliff Beach. The cottage itself is spacious and was absolutely immaculate, with the most stunning sea views, particularly from the living room (the bedrooms and bathrooms are downstairs; living spaces upstairs to maximise the incredible views). We had some lovely walks down to Cove, and further afield, from the cottage and managed to cram a lot into our week with trips to North Berwick (a catamaran trip out to Bass Rock and ice cream at Alandas Gelateria), one of our favourite walks round St Abb's Head (preceded by an amazing lunch at Ebbcarrs Café), John Muir Country Park (great for bird spotting when the tide is out), Tantallon Castle and, as mentioned, a day at Seacliff Beach. It was lovely to come back to somewhere that felt like home - with so many thoughtful little touches that really make a difference. Incredibly well equipped kitchen including things like bin bags, cling film, washing up liquid, laundry tablets etc. Even things like (pretty!) paper napkins and picnic tableware (with a flask!) Lovely decor - gorgeous ornaments and pictures, and things like throws, for if you felt chilly of an evening. There was even a hot water bottle and a first aid kit - I've never stayed anywhere that's provided those. Radios in the bathroom and the kitchen. Games, books, a decent selection of DVDs. Even a pair of binoculars and a bird book on the window ledge in the living room. There honestly was nothing we needed during the week that Suzanne and Margaret hadn't thought of. The welcome pack was a lovely treat too - really generous. There was even bird food so you could top up the feeder in the courtyard and sit and watch the birds there. Talking of wildlife - we saw hares, rabbits and deer from the cottage and - on the last morning - a kestrel sitting on the wall out the front. Cannot fault a thing about The Tack Room - we had a magical week and we will definitely be back.
Visited August 2023
Written September 12, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Suzanne S
Suzanne S
Jane...We are speechless...thank you so much for your amazing review...we do try to make the Tack Room a real home from home so we're delighted you had such a lovely (and busy) stay. Thanks for taking the time to mention places you enjoyed. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Suzanne & Margaret
Written October 11, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Trip828049
Trip828049
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great place to relax and enjoy the view
Hosts are lovely. My wife is celiac and the welcome gift set contained M&S gluten free googies which were most welcome along with the other essentials like milk and butter. Our dog cleo also got ball instead if food treats, very thoughtful. Cottage is lovely and clean and very well equipped the two shower rooms/toilets were handy. Location is ideal if you want peace and quiet and lovely seaviews. The dog walks to the harbour and along the coast are great for first thing i the morning and if you are feeling uo for more of an adventure you can go further. We found the cottage ideal for going further into scotland or back into england along the coastal route. Edinburgh is handy either by car or train. Dunbar has a great dining experience in the 1902 restraunt and we enjoyed Berwick and surrounding beaches which can be walked onto. Again lively cottage in a lovely lication and grest views from the window
Visited August 2023
Written August 20, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Suzanne S
Suzanne S
Thank you for such a thoughtful review. We're so glad you all had a relaxing holiday and you enjoyed the beautiful cliffrop walks and beaches nearby. More than happy to tweak the welcome pack to suit your requirements. Many thanks Margaret & Suzanne
Written September 10, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

EP*
EP*
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful Stay
Had a fantastic holiday staying in this beautiful well equipped holiday house. With 4 adults and 2 children there was plenty of room. Easy distance to enjoy a day out in Edinburgh. We ventured to the Cove, well worth the walk down the hill and through the tunnel. Also the coastal walk to Pease Bay is beautiful but not suitable for pushchairs etc. Both walks started at the house. Would not hesitate to recommend to friends. Thanks again for a wonderful stay xx
Visited August 2023
Written August 16, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Suzanne S
Suzanne S
Thank you for such a lovely review. Really delighted you all had a great holiday and enjoyed Cove Harbour and the Smugglers tunnel. So pleased you made it into Edinburgh ..hopefully to the Tattoo at the Castle Thanks again for choosing the Tack Room and leaving such a great review. Suzanne & Margaret
Written August 23, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marios
Marios
102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An absolute gem
The Tack Room, Cove, is a hidden gem in its own right. Set within the picturesque area of Cockburnspath on the East coast of Scotland we were pleasantly surprised by the ideal position of its location, a mere stones throw away from the A1 yet with no or very minimal noise intrusion depending on which way the wind is blowing. Located a short 5 minute walking distance away from the Southern Upland Way coastal footpath path offering amazing views and right on the doorstep of the picture perfect Cove harbour. The walk to the harbour itself not very demanding and great fun for the children as we walked through the tunnel bored through the red sandstone cliff. A short distance away 2 minutes by car we spent some days on the golden sands of Pease Bay. Parking is available courtesy of Pease Bay holiday park, access through the park to the beach where we enjoyed the clear waters, rock climbing and hunting for crabs when the tide was out. We also caught a glimpse of the marine life with a visitor as it swam by at a distance, possibly a minke whale. The Tack Room cottage was perfect for us, a family of 7 (including 5 children) and our dog. The accommodation felt spacious. WiFi was strong and coped well when in good use during the late evenings allowing us to enjoy some well needed quiet time off our feet sipping the wonderful wine left for us by the owners. It certainly felt like a home from home with all the necessities needed from towels to the kitchenware we were well accommodated so no need to fret. It was clean and bright, modernised within. Plenty of hot water on demand, two shower rooms, comfortable beds and pillows. Overall an excellent holiday, great accommodation and amazing surroundings. Highly recommended.
Visited July 2023
Written July 23, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Suzanne S
Suzanne S
Many thanks for such a comprehensive super review. We're delighted you all had a fantastic holiday and enjoyed the local beaches and walks.....and the wine. Glad you and your family were able to feel at home at the Tack Room and enjoy your stay. Thanks again..Suzanne and Margaret
Written August 8, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dorothy C
Dorothy C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely family accommodation
We had a lovely time with the family. Cottage nice and fresh and had all the things we needed. Very handy location for exploring. We went to the Seanird Centre and the Lobster Shack in North Berwick. St Abbs The John Muir Alpaca Centre and Dunbar among other places. Well worth a visit. Thank you Margaret and Suzanne for making us so welcome.
Visited July 2023
Written July 10, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Margaret S
Margaret S
Many thanks for such a lovely review.We're so glad you enjoyed exploring some of the local attractions and that you loved the cottage. Delighted you had such a great family holiday. Thanks again Margaret & Suzanne
Written July 26, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

amanda s
amanda s
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous 👌
Stayed with Aunty and Uncle, lovely cottage and a lovely welcome pack, the sea view from the lounge window was awesome 👌, saw a Roe deer passing by and hares on several occasions.
Visited June 2023
Written July 1, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Margaret S
Margaret S
So glad you had a relaxing holiday and enjoyed the local wildlife and the sea views from the cottage. Glad you enjoyed the welcome pack as well. Many thanks for such a lovely 5 star review. Margaret & Suzanne
Written July 25, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lindsay W
Lindsay W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Scottish cottage
Gorgeous cottage in a superb location. The cottage had everything we could need, even our dog was carefully thought about with A bowl of water and biscuits on arrival . The welcome pack was fabulous and a real treat to have with lots of essentials and treats. The cove is less than a ten minute walk through stunning surroundings and really is a beautiful and quiet place to spend time . There are some fabulous beaches nearby -Coldingham,Eyemouth,North Berwick etc. We loved our stay and wished we could have stayed longer . We will definitely look towards holidaying here again in the near future .
Visited June 2023
Written June 9, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Margaret S
Margaret S
Thanks for such a lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your holiday and that you were able to experience the fantastic local beaches and the picturesque Cove harbour. Haste ye back ! Margaret
Written June 24, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Monika W
Monika W
Düsseldorf, Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful and quiet apartment close to the sea
A very nice, well equipped and nicely furnished vacation apartment in an old farmhouse. With sea view from the living room and kitchen on the second floor. Walking distance to the sea with nice walks on the cliffs. Good connection by car to Edinburgh (about 40 min). We were a bit skeptical at first because of the proximity to the A1, but the apartment is shielded from the street by other buildings and it is absolutely quiet in the apartment.
Visited May 2023
Written May 18, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Margaret S
Margaret S
Thank you for your kind comments. We're so glad you were able to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Tack Room and the capital city too. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you again. Margaret
Written June 24, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ava W
Ava W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely Cottage
We had a great holiday in the tackroom. There are lots of lovely beaches nearby and it's a great base to explore Edinburgh and Northumberland. The cottage was clean and comfortable and had lots of thoughtful touches such as binoculars by the window, beach equipment to borrow and a lovely welcome pack. We enjoyed the sea view and watching hares out of the window.
Visited April 2023
Written April 23, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Margaret S
Margaret S
Thank you so much for your excellent review. So glad you had a lovely time exploring the area. Pleased you appreciated the wee touches...we like it to be a home from home where visitors can just chill and relax. Many thanks again Margaret
Written April 25, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wanderer27793124994
Wanderer27793124994
Banchory, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Getaway Cottage
Really lovely cottage with beautiful sea views, peaceful and a great base to explore the surrounding area. Just felt instantly at peace after we arrived and got settled in. Lovely decor, with beautiful art on the walls, nice deocrative touches throughout, and a really well-equipped cottage. The hosts are fantastic, providing quick communication and lots of info as well as a lovely welcome basket full of goodies. Its obvious they've taken great care with the property and we felt so comfortable and at home there. There are 2 shower rooms which is extremely handy for a family of 4. Very comfortable beds with quality bedding which makes all the difference. We did lots during our week and it was always a pleasure to get back to the cottage for a drink and to relax and look at the view. Highly recommend the Rib Ride at St Abbs just down the coast, aka 'New Asgard' for any Marvel fans out there!
Visited April 2023
Written April 17, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Margaret S
Margaret S
So glad you had a great holiday and enjoyed the local area and the sea views.We really appreciate your lovely thoughtful comments about the Tack Room. Thanks again Margaret.
Written April 25, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
  • City getaway
Parking
  • Parking available
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
  • Cable television

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Map
Getting there
Turnhouse Airport
63 km

Dundee Airport
70.6 km
Restaurants
Cedar Cafe
6.6 km

Village Hall Restaurant
10 min
Attractions
Cove Harbour
5 minBodies of Water

Pease Bay
14 minBeaches

Torness Nuclear Power Station
5.2 kmPoints of Interest & Landmarks

Thorntonloch Beach
4.1 kmBeaches
About the neighbourhood
The picturesque hamlet of Cove is situated on the SE coast on the boundary between Scottish Borders and East Lothian. The village of Cockburnspath is a mile away. Cove is ideally placed for visiting the local coastal towns of Dunbar, North Berwick and Eyemouth as well as the beautiful Coldingham and St.Abbs..Or you could cross the border and be in Berwick Upon Tweed in half an hour. There is a regular train service running from Dunbar to Edinburgh (22 minutes), with its impressive shops, restaurants and history. The capital city’s attractions include the world famous Castle, Holyrood Palace,National Museums and Art Galleries & Royal Yacht Britannia. The city is host every August to the famous International Festival & Fringe.
Getting around
A car is recommended to get the best from the area but it's ideal for walkers and cyclists too. Dunbar Rail Station is 8 miles away. It's situated on the East Coast Main Line and is a single platform station. It's 29 miles from Edinburgh Waverley. Central Edinburgh is 36 miles away. It's 45 minutes by car or 22 minutes by train from Dunbar. If you prefer not to drive in central Edinburgh you can use the 24 hour park and ride facility at Newcraighall where you take a train or a Lothian Bus 30 into the city. The local bus service is the Borders Buses 253 service from Edinburgh to Berwick upon Tweed which stops in Cockburnspath Dunbar and Eyemouth.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
We will provide directions and access information to guests well in advance. Tack Room is part of a rural steading with access via a short farm track. Dunbar Rail Station is 8 miles away. Its situated on the East Coast Main Line. Travel time to Edinburgh Waverley is 22 minutes. Central Edinburgh is 36 miles away. If you prefer not to drive in central Edinburgh you can use the 24 hour park and ride facility at Newcraighall.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Watersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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