Self Catering in Borders - Coldingham

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The Old Coach House

The Old Coach House, Coldingham, Borders
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Sykes Cottages

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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £368.00 - 799.00

This stylish detached conversion sleeps six people in three bedrooms.

The Old Coach House is a detached conversion on the Press Castle Estate, three miles from Coldingham. The cottage has a ground floor double room and a ground floor wet room, along with a first floor king-size double and a first floor king-size double with free-standing bath and balcony. Downstairs is a light and airy sitting room with open fire, a beautiful kitchen and a dining room. Outside is ample off road parking and a rear garden with furniture. The Old Coach House makes a welcoming and stylish base from which to explore this beautiful and historic area.


Stayed at this property last week. The house definitely has a wow factor on first inspection with a beautiful kitchen, dining room, living room, large wet room downstairs and free standing bath in the master bedroom upstairs. The ground floor has a beautiful stone floor with underfloor heating throughout. Furnishings were also of good quality and the property felt very much like someone's home with art work on walls and large plants all over the living areas. However there are several points of criticism of the property which did detract from the enjoyment of the stay. Firstly the lack of a second WC upstairs in the property was impractical if the house had its full quota of 6 people.The solution offered by the owner was use of a small WC in the utility room tower across the courtyard outside (he was offering this solution due to previous comments by guests) I do not consider this a practical solution especially in the dark ! Due to the steep staircase the journey to the WC downstairs in the night time was inconvenient to say the least. We were lucky to have very sunny weather for our stay, however this meant that the upstairs bedrooms and main living room were very hot due to the partial glass roof. Even opening doors and windows it took some time to be bearable. Lack of any means of darkening bedrooms with curtains or blinds meant that some of the party had difficulty sleeping. The property has no wi-fi access and is in an poor reception area for mobile 3G/4G and mobile telephone. This was extremely inconvenient when trying to access tourist information or keep in touch with family members etc and I feel in the 21st century that guests should expect this facility in any rental. It would have been welcoming if the owner had provided at least a pint of milk to make a cup of tea/coffee on arrival but this was not done. The AGA was switched off (previous guests have had same experience) and the owners note beside the AGA gave the feeling that he was not really wanting guests to use it anyway. Toilet roll, was obviously rationed! and bin bags and dishwasher tablets were not available ( this is not expected in this day and age - and I have rented many properties) Lastly to make us feel really welcome !! the owner had left a typed message in the kitchen which stated that although he felt guest's feedback was " interesting" he had "no intention of ever making an enclosed ensuite with WC upstairs, so save my time and your time by not bothering suggesting this ------ and just get over it ! "(quote) This comment was unpleasant and rude and angered all of our party !! I think the owner should rethink this one.

The location is perfect for peace and quiet, there were lovely walks and gardens right outside the door. We went with three generations and the grandchildren had a great time as it was one big exploration and playing in the stream was a highlight for them. Thank you for a great break.
Mrs Hemsley

A very peaceful and quiet holiday. Even though The Old Coach House is situated in the countryside, it was in an area which was very accessible to visitor attractions near by. We had a lovely weeks holiday. The house is of a very high standard and has a very impressive sound system... loved it.
Mrs Robinson

The Old Coach House was the perfect holiday retreat and we would not change a thing! Particularly loved the open fire and free standing bath!
Mrs Craven

I loved the setting which was a very safe place for my autistic son and we loved the wet room. We loved the landing and as we had some lovely sunny days it was a lovely area to sit.
Miss Dalton

Services / Facilities:

Underfloor heating with open fire. AGA, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, surround sound, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Shared front courtyard. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Sorry, no smoking and no pets. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 3

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Coldingham Priory - 2 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

St Abb's Head - 3.1 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Fast Castle - 3.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Ayton Castle - 4.3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Eyemouth Museum - 4.5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Edrom Aisle - 6.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Edin's Hall Broch - 6.9 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Foulden Tithe Barn - 6.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Cockburnspath Parish Church - 7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Manderston House - 7.3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Nearest Alternative Cottages

Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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