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Meadow Lodge Coastal Cottage in Coldingham, Scottish Borders

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Meadow Lodge Coastal Cottage description

Holiday home
Situated in the grounds of the seventeenth century Press Castle Estate, Meadow lodge is one of four timber dwellings, three miles west of the village of Coldingham. With two ground floor double bedrooms sleeping up to four people, and a lovely sitting room with a dining area and cathedral style roof, this cottage can be enjoyed throughout the year. Whether you plan on enjoying a cool drink on the veranda in the height of summer, or a lovely hot chocolate, curled up by the wood burning stove in winter, this quaint little lodge is ideal for families and friends alike. Note: Unless arranged otherwise with the owner in advance, this property only accepts children of 8 years and over from September to June inclusive, due to the woodburning stove.

Nestled in the rolling farmland of Coldingham Bay, the village of Coldingham itself enjoys great views over the sheltered golden beaches of the Berwickshire coastline. With excellent local surfing and canoeing facilities, the settlement also offers a wide choice of local shops, pubs and restaurants. Only three miles away is the sleepy fishing village of St. Abbs, a picturesque location with a well-known nature reserve, renowned for its large variety of birds and marine life. Fishing and diving excursions can be purchased here and SCUBA divers come from all over the world to explore the local waters. For those who would rather spend their time on dry land, the area also has a wide selection of riding, golfing and walking opportunities, as well as the shops and attractions of the nearby Scottish capital, Edinburgh.

From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Electric convection heaters with woodburning stove in sitting area. Electric fan assisted oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, radio/CD player, small selection of books. Electricity and complimentary fuel pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Large lawned garden with decked area with furniture and BBQ. Meadow with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops, restaurants and pub 3 miles. Note: This property only accepts children of 8 years and over Sep-Jun inclusive, due to woodburning stove, unless otherwise arranged with owner in advance.


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  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Rural location

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Mr Obuchiewicz
March 2016
An excellent lodge and a very nice quiet area, very good for relaxing with family.
Mr Crisp
July 2015
When we arrived at the lodge, the owners were there to meet and greet us. Meadow Lodge was an excellent base for exploring the local towns and villages. The lodge itself was everything we could have hoped for. It was immaculately clean and had everything we could possibly need to make our stay enjoyable. The peace and tranquillity of the lodge made a perfect relaxing ending to each day of our holiday. We would certainly book Meadow Lodge again and we would recommend it to family and friends. Thanks to the owners and to Sykes Cottages for a lovely holiday.
Mr Mallon
February 2016
Had an amazing 4 day break and couldn't of asked for any more from Meadow Lodge, exactly as described on line. A lovely location, would highly recommend and would definitely return.
Mrs Haller
June 2016
Everything was perfect, the lodge was just amazing; comfortable and extremely well equipped; a real home from home.
Ms Christie
August 2015
Meadow Lodge was an excellent place to stay.
Ms Christie
July 2015
Meadow Lodge was perfect accommodation for us. The lodge and garden were all to a very high standard.
Mr Krol
September 2014
Very cosy, complete cottage.
Mr Williams
November 2014
A beautifully presented and very fully equipped Lodge. A delight. We would certainly recommend.
Miss Evans
September 2015
This property is a home from home, with all you need for a relaxing holiday in lovely surroundings. The Lodge is well equipped as the owners always ask for feedback, and accommodate everything you would ever need. You can sit outside on the decking area with scenic views, in a sunny position, with wildlife surrounding the press castle estate. In a good location to beaches, walks and outings in the area. This is our third visit now and we will definitely be booking another stay in the future. Thank you for such a memorable holiday.
Mrs Abott
June 2014
I found it roomy and welcoming when returning home to it. It was very well thought out and ideal for the holiday maker. There were many unexpected extras and the scenery was excellent..
Mrs Purser
September 2014
It was lovely having all mod cons with the feeling of being away from it all.
Mr Hayward
August 2014
An excellent setting. In easy reach of Coldingham beach and multiple attractions. Uninterrupted views of surrounding hills in a beautiful spot.
Mrs Bell
August 2014
The lodge was ideal for exploring the area. If you are looking for peace and tranquillity this ticks all the boxes. The owners had a comprehensive folder of tourist info and provided a pack to take with you whilst exploring. We used the log burner on a few occasions as there were a few cooler evenings and this is so cosy. We had a fabulous holiday, 2 weeks not long enough!
Mrs Kirkpatrick
April 2014
The owners have made this place super special. It was perfect in every way. Just what we needed to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. It could not have been better.
Miss Charlton
September 2013
The property was immaculate and exceptionally well equipped. We really enjoyed the peaceful setting, and we were lucky enough to have regular visits from a local Deer. There was a lovely pub called The New Inn within 5 minutes drive away from the lodge which served excellent food, and had a warm friendly atmosphere. We visited a number of beaches on the coast up towards North Berwick which were all impressive in their own ways, with stunning views and a pleasant atmosphere.
Mr Walker
August 2013
Meadow Lodge offered us the perfect location for our week's break in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. It served as a good base to visit Alnwick, Bamburgh, Lindisfarne and Edinburgh as well as Berwick, Eyemouth and St Abbs, more locally. On arrival we were welcomed by the owner who take a lot of pride in their lodge, for good reason, and who provided us with the local knowledge needed to ensure our stay was as enjoyable as it could be. The Lodge was immaculate with everything we needed to make our stay very comfortable. For provisions we had a short drive (5 minutes) to Coldingham, for the local store, or it was 15 minutes to Berwick-on-Tweed where all the national supermarket chains are situated.
Mr Brown
October 2012
Quiet location, lovely view and wood burning stove.
Mrs Mccafferty
July 2013
We really enjoyed everything about our holiday. The lodge was lovely and clean and had everything you would possibly need to make your holiday perfect. The owners were lovely when we arrived and explained everything we needed to know.
Mr Wait
July 2012
Plenty to see and do in the area for both fine and wet days.
Mrs Dootson-Graube
July 2012
Nicely secluded and quiet. Clean, homely and well furnished. We had a lovely time.
Miss Graham
July 2012
This was a very tranquil and peaceful area to stay in. The accomodation was comfortable and had everything we needed.
Miss Evans
September 2012
On arrival we received a friendly welcome from the owners, with an introduction to lodge facilities and outside area, in tranquil setting.The accommodation is very well equipped homely. The area has plenty to see and do, we had a lovely time and will definitely return and recommend to others.
Mr Howell
August 2011
The owners meet and greet you at your arrival which is excellent as well as they give you a tour of the lodge and inform you on any information you wish about the outstanding area in which the lodge is situated.
Mrs Searle
June 2012
The attention to detail was amazing. We wanted for nothing and we wish we could have bought the bed home with us!
Mrs Teed
September 2011
Very comfortable and clean property, it had everything we needed and more for our holiday. Situated in a lovely quiet area, very bright and cheerful - good quality all round. The New Inn, Coldingham was excellent!
Mr Roberts
August 2010
Lovely peaceful area. Good walking country with lots to explore (beaches, cliffs, hills and towns). Cottage was exceptionally clean and tidy.
Mrs Pilkington
June 2015
In a beautiful peaceful setting, we would go back. The accommodation has all you need, we had a lovely time.
Mr Mrs Sanderson
November 2009
Great accommodation, tastefully decorated in nautical theme, with woodburner. Lodge set between red squirrel woodland and a meadow.
Mr Gosling
July 2009
Ideal situation for touring the area. The welcome by the owner was appreciated very much, tea, milk and biscuits on arrival were a real treat. An enormous amount of tourist information at hand! The beautiful view from the Lodge and it was pleasantly peaceful.
Miss Johnston
June 2009
Peaceful cottage in a lovely tranquil spot.
Mrs Cupis
June 2009
Everything about the cottage was good. All equipment worked and the instructions for use were excellent and easy to follow. The beds were very comfortable. I could not fault it in any way. The view from the garden was beautiful. We had especially good weather the whole week which added to the enjoyment. It was very easy to visit places and find our way around.
Miss York
May 2009
The location was remote enough to feel isolated and be able to relax, but close enough to East Lothian to make the most of sandy beaches within a short distance.
Mrs Clarke
June 2009
Enjoyed the remoteness of the lodge, but still accessible to interesting places.
Miss Johnson
May 2008
Had a lovely time. All areas very clean when we arrived very well kept.
Mrs Lawes
June 2009
Really enjoyed all of it. Also the weather was very kind to us and the people very friendly. Would certainly go back.
Ms Cooper
February 2008
Cottage was beautiful, really well furnished, location is fantastic. Wood burner is a lovely touch.
Mrs Ibbotson
March 2007
We really enjoyed our stay at Meadow Lodge in Coldingham. Both the inside and outside the property were first class; neat and very clean. The property was very well equipped, and the beds all proved very comfortable.
Mr Whalley
March 2007
It was remote enough but still near to a few local amenities. We especially enjoyed the log fire - truly seasonal! The owner was very helpful and friendly. We would come back here without any hesitation.
Mr Swift
August 2007
Very peaceful, quiet. Beautiful surroundings and excellent accommodation.
Mr Willis
September 2007
Everything about the property was excellent. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time, wished we had booked for longer.
July 2016
We had a wonderful stay at Meadow Lodge, the weather was less than ideal but the lodge with its wood burning stove, washing machine and tumble dryer meant it did not matter!! A wonderful home from home, cosy lodge with gorgeous gardens with space for children to play. Our little boy was 4 and with prior arrangement from the owner was allowed to stay in the lodge and really enjoyed the gardens and immediate surrounding areas. The lodge was clean and well maintained with everything you could possibly need and the gardens also were well maintained with beautiful views. The lodge feels like it is in the middle of no where but has easy access to routes around the area for visiting nearby attractions.
Mr Elliot
December 2006
Lovely property, good setting in a fantastic area.
Mrs Rowlands
November 2006
I loved the fact that it was close to lots of attractions and the beach, but out of the way enough to be quiet and peaceful.
Rev Walker
November 2006
It was a beautiful setting and both house and grounds were incredibly tranquil. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine and found everything we needed there - as is the standard we have come to expect from Sykes cottages.
Jon O
June 2016
We had a very good week during our stay at Meadow Lodge. It's set in a lovely location, in the grounds of Press Castle, and is a quiet and peaceful retreat. Certainly a great place to go if you want to get away from it all. The lodge is small, anymore than three people you'd be struggling for space, but for a getaway for a couple it's ideal. We had a really comfortable king size bed, although the pillows were slightly too 'squashy' for us - bring your own if you suffer bad necks! The bedroom isn't big, and is taken up largely by the bed, but it's a nice room and a king size bed on holiday is a huge bonus! There's one room for the lounge/kitchen diner but it's a nice lounge with lovely views of the fields outside (look out for the rabbits running around in the field). Seeing the sheep opposite each morning was really nice too. There's a sign on the way down to the lodge saying look out for red squirrels, but we didn't see one and we are led to believe sightings have been much rarer since a nearby wind farm was erected - quite sad! The kitchen is small but has all you need. The bathroom was a little disappointing, slightly dated and it's almost impossible to control the temperature of the water of the shower. Freezing or too hot! The bath is also small and not one to stretch out in, unless you're below five foot four. Another good thing about the lodge is it felt like it was a 10-20 minute drive to plenty of what we wanted to do (visiting country houses/castles/walks/beach) All in all though, it's a place we enjoyed staying in, and while we probably wouldn't return to this lodge, if you need a quiet holiday it's a good place to stay. We were a little disappointed only one toilet roll was provided, and just two dishwasher tablets. The television is also really small (these days you can pick up a huge television for cheap!) and if you're looking for WiFi, it doesn't have it here. The sofa's are also rather uncomfortable, quite small and difficult to relax in. There's also plenty of do's and don't signs around the lodge. Shouldn't these be confined to the admittedly excellent information pack in the lodge? People come here to relax! Thanks for a really nice stay, but some small adjustments would make this lodge even better!
September 2015
My wife and I stayed here with our two children for a week in August. This part of the country seems remarkably quiet to Londoners used to family holidays in the south-west, Wales or Cumbria. Yet the coastline is stunning (especially around St. Abbs Head), the countryside inland is beautiful and there is a considerable choice of sites to visit and things to do within an hour's drive of Meadow Lodge; in short, this is an undeservedly under-visited area. The accommodation itself is maintained to a high standard. We were met by the friendly and helpful owners on arrival, who showed us around and presented us with a voluminous and highly useful folder packed with information about the local area and borders region. Although the lodge is not especially large (and after a few nights our teenage daughter moved her mattress into the living room to avoid sharing the second bedroom with her younger brother), the high ceilings and considerable amount of natural light entering the building made it feel more spacious than it is. The kitchen area is well laid out and provision of crockery, glassware and utensils is to a higher standard than many similar places that we have stayed in during previous holidays. Everything was clean and tidy on arrival, and there were plenty (perhaps one or two too many?) of notices on the walls to explain how to deal with recycling waste and other similarly prosaic matters. In short, this is a peaceful, well presented base from which to explore the attractions of the eastern borders region. One would not want to be cooped up indoors for too long, at least with active youngsters, but even if the weather is rubbish there is plenty to see and do in the area (Edinburgh is barely an hour's drive away). Highly recommended.
September 2013
We could not have asked for more during our stay at Meadow Lodge, it proved to be a peaceful retreat in beautiful surroundings. It was exceptionally well equipped, there was everything we needed right at our fingertips! We will definitely recommend it to others as it is ideal for couples and families. Excellent value for money!
June 2014
We stayed at Meadow lodge for 1 week, although due to the extremely nice weather I am sad to admit we were out most days enjoying the beautiful surrounding beach,s The lodge is modern, fresh and up to date, it does lack sky TV, but has freeview and a DVD player, plenty of board games and cards are left by the owner, whom also leaves a detailed visitors pack. tea, milk and sugar. The shower took some getting to grips with and even on number 1 was extremely hot much to hot for kids but it does have a bath. The main bedroom has a huge comfy kingsize bed, which does compromise bedroom space, for dressing, but hey I used the living room as with the blinds down and being so isolated no one can see you We had a deer wake us early one morning as it decided to walk along the decking and eat the plants. there is a washing machine and rotary clothes line, the lodge is fully equipped the beds and furniture very comfy far away from the maddening crowd yet only a 5 minute drive to beautiful beach,s I would 100% book again
July 2010
A lovely lodge furnished and decorated to a high standard. Comfortable and clean. A little isolated (need to travel by car to get anywhere local) but some lovely places nearby - St abbs and Eyemouth. Great walking along the cliffs.
September 2012
a friendly welcome from the owners and a comprehensive intro to the well equiped lodge. the lodge had everything we wanted and it is well situated for touring the area with lots to do in wet and dry weather. we liked the peaceful setting and the views from the lodge and we well may make a return visit in a year or so. the only slight snag was that we never got to grips with the storage heaters which seemed determined never to produce any heat
September 2012
Two of us stayed for a week in May. Cabin well equipped and very cosy with log burner. Surrounded by gardens and fields. Cabins on either side unobtrusive and owner occupied.Good location to explore the area.Wonderful walking and bird watching at St abbs head.
Mrs Kingsley
April 2016
It was geographically perfect for us to meet family and to explore the local area. The weather was mixed but didn't stop our activity. It was lovely to have a wood burning stove and to gather together in the evening to watch a film and cook a meal together. The location was peaceful and relaxing.
December 2009
A lovely snug cottage in a beautiful surrounding, complete with red squirrels. We had a very relaxing few days with lovely weather and lots of walking.
December 2009
The owners met us upon arrival to greet us and were very welcoming. The cottage is beautifully situated and very private. Our view over looked the countryside and we could watch the bunnies, pheasants, deer and red squirrels playing every day. Although it was small, it was very well equipped and cozy. We were especially impressed with how well the kitchen was equipped. The nice high ceiling in the living room made it seem larger. It was also very clean and comfortable. We especially enjoyed the area and surrounding towns. Everyone was friendly, helpful and pleasant.
December 2009
we were met by the owner, teapot at the ready, with the famous shortbread. The lodge was very nicely furnished, every thing needed for a stay was provided. The situation was splendid, fabulous view from lounge window. Very convenient to reach lots of interesting places and host had supplied info and brochures Cannot find anything negative. Will certainly recommend sykes cottages to friends.
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