Moorburn Cottage is a self-contained cottage situated within Westerside, an upland farm, about two miles from the village of Coldingham on the east coast of Berwickshire. The cottage is both attractive and secluded, set in beautiful countryside, and yet many places of interest are within easy reach. Own transport is essential.
Photo right: Local scenery
Accommodation The stone-built cottage is tastefully modernised and fully furnished. The facilities include:
Living room with a woodburning stove and colour TV.
Two bedrooms - one with twin beds, and one with double bed.
New fitted kitchen with electric cooker, gas hob, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher.
Two bathrooms, both with WC, wash hand basin and bath, situated close to the bedrooms.
Water is heated by electric immersion heater and wood, coal or peat is supplied free of charge for the woodburning stove.
The cottage has its own private garden.
Parking space for two cars.
There is a full supply of cutlery, crockery and general household utensils.
Linen is provided for the double bed and single beds, all of which have duvets. Visitors should bring their own towels.
A large cot is available for use in either bedroom, however linen for the cot is not supplied.
Westerside is a mixed farm and extends to some of the most spectacular cliffs on the east coast of Britain. There are magnificent walks along the coast, northwest towards Fast Castle and east towards St.Abbs Head, a National Trust nature reserve. Within ten minutes walk from the cottage is an Iron Age fort on top of the highest cliff on the east coast of mainland Great Britain. Also within easy reach is picturesque Coldingham Loch, one of the famous trout lochs in the Borders.
Items of local interest are numerous:
The owners are participants in Clifftop Discovery Wildlife Tours, providing 'guided', 'safari-style' Land Rover tours along Berwickshire's magnificent sea cliffs.
An excellent sandy beach at Coldingham Bay.
Historic Berwick-upon-Tweed is 20 mins by car.
Holy Island, the Lammermuir Hills, the Cheviots and many Border towns are all within easy reach.
Golf courses range from the new 18-hole course at Eyemouth to the famous Links course of East Lothian.
Sea angling trips can be arranged from St.Abbs and Eyemouth.
Diving in the marine reserve off St.Abbs Head is renowned and a compressor is available in Coldingham.
There is a wide choice of hotels, pubs and restaurants in which to enjoy a meal out, and for a real night on the town, Edinburgh is only an hour's drive to the north.
Coldingham has one grocery shop (open 7 days until 10pm), and a Butcher.