1 The Bay, Coldingham
An ultra-luxe seaside apartment that sets a new benchmark for contemporary coastal living.
A cutting-edge beach pad that’s just paces from the white sands of Coldingham Bay
Dotted with beach huts and ringed with wildlife-rich dunes and grassland, the horseshoe-shaped Coldingham Bay is one of the most picturesque beaches in southern Scotland. Only a smattering of homes pepper the grassy slopes above the kilometre-long white sand beach, amongst them the pair of strikingly contemporary Bay Villas.
With sweeping views over the bay and ocean beyond it, the Villas are set back far enough from the water’s edge to allow you to take in the dramatic coastline while being near enough to go for an early morning swim and stroll on the sand.
Number 1 The Bay is one of two coveted ground-floor garden apartments in this acclaimed new property. As you would expect from its slick, angular exteriors, the apartment is the very epitome of contemporary, minimalist living. Virtually the entire sea-facing wall of this stylish property is made up of full-height sliding glass doors that open onto the garden, enabling the light and sea breeze to flow in through its open plan living space and two double bedrooms.
No expense or detail has been spared in this luxurious beach pad: the high-gloss white kitchen features state-of-the-art integrated appliances; a simple dining table is complemented by acid yellow Kartell Masters dining chairs, designed by Philippe Starck; and a sumptuous velvet corner sofa capitalises on the ever-changing sea views. The pared-back design of the living area is continued in the two double bedrooms, one of which features a small dressing room and en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, with just a few pieces of contemporary art and furniture completing the minimalist effect.
A separate bathroom, which shares the hotel-worthy monochrome design of the master bedroom’s en suite, is set directly opposite the second bedroom and features a bath with shower over. Finally, a handy utility room keeps washing and drying appliances out of sight and mind.
While you’re not indulging your inner Kevin Mcloud and cooing over The Bay’s architectural merits, you can make the most of Coldingham Bay’s excellent surfing, diving and kayaking at - professional instruction in all three pursuits is available through the nearby St Vedas Surf Shop. There are also plenty of walking routes in the local vicinity, including a scenic coastal walk that takes in the pretty fishing village of St. Abbs, the perfect spot for a tasty seafood chowder or crab baguette. Should you fancy a day trip, choices include the historic coastal town of Berwick-upon-Tweed and vibrant City of Edinburgh.
Access from the front which is on one level.
Access hallway with large cupboard with hanging space.
The leads into a large open plan living area comprising:
Kitchen with Neff electric oven, Neff induction hob, integrated Neff microwave, large fridge / freezer, dishwasher. Central island unit with two breakfasting stools. Dining area with seating for six.
Utility room with sink, washing machine and separate dryer. Nespresso coffee machine.
Sitting room with large corner sofa, Smart TV, floor to ceiling sliding doors leading out to the deck which enjoys far reaching sea views.
Bedroom one with king size bed, side tables, large sliding doors to the front garden, dressing room with hanging space and storage.
En suite bathroom with large walk-in shower (rainforest head and separate mixer), heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with zip and link beds, which can be set up as a king size bed or 2’6” twin beds on request, side tables, wardrobe with drawer, wall-mounted TV.
Adjacent bathroom with bath and shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Large sliding doors from all the principal rooms open out to the front deck with picnic bench and outdoor seating which enjoys far reaching sea views. A Weber charcoal barbecue is available. This directly bounds on to the parking area for the development.
There is a designated parking space for each apartment directly to the front of the development which comprises eight apartments in total. There is a disabled parking space and guest parking spaces on a first come, first served basis. There is additional parking in the public car park in the village.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
One dog is welcome at 1 The Bay at a charge of £20. Your dog should be clean before access into the property and is not permitted on the furniture or in the bedrooms. There is an outside tap for cleaning your dog before entry.
All bed linen and towels are provided but we ask that you please bring your own towels for use at the beach or drying dogs.
There is both feather and hypoallergenic bedding available. Please specify on your booking if you have a preference. There are hairdryers in the bedrooms. Guest toiletries are supplied.
Wi-Fi & mobile coverage
Superfast fibre broadband is available. Mobile coverage is generally good.
There is gas underfloor heating throughout.
The property sits in a block of four luxury apartments with a further block of four immediately adjacent. The apartment is front facing and benefits from far reaching sea views but it is important to note that the garden and deck bounds directly onto the car park to the front of the development.
There are two lively pubs in the village of Coldingham (1 mile) along with a restaurant and fish and chip shop, as well as a Spar shop for convenience shopping. The Luckenbooth coffee shop sits nearby, alongside the Coldingham Priory Church where you can explore 700 years of fascinating history.
Nearby Northfield Farm is a National Trust for Scotland Nature Centre, perfect for a coffee or lunch stop, or head to the harbour at St. Abbs, where you'll find a cafe and art gallery serving delicious crab sandwiches and some divine tasty bites!
Eyemouth (3 miles) has a good selection of local services, while a more extensive range of supermarkets and retail facilities can be found in Berwick-upon-Tweed (14 miles).
The sheltered sands of Coldingham Bay sit just a few minutes’ walk from the apartment. It has a lifeguard on duty through the summer season, and a rocky shore at either end provides an ideal spot for dabbling in the rock-pools. The area is much favoured by families and offers lovely golden sands just right for beach-cricket, volleyball or flying kites.
Surfing and bodyboarding is popular here and the St. Vedas Surf School can provide rental and instruction. The area has a beach café, toilet facilities and a lovely family-friendly walk over the headland to the pretty fishing village of St. Abbs. Here, you’ll see thousands of seabirds and seals on this stunning stretch of marine reserve coastline. Diving charters leave the harbour here every day, offering some of the best diving in the UK.
Nearby Eyemouth (4 miles) has been a fishing port since the 13th Century. Today, as well as being home to a fishing fleet of about 80 boats, the harbour is also the base for a diving school, boat trips around the coast and exhilarating rides in a high-powered RIB.
To learn a little about Eyemouth’s history, pay a visit to Gunsgreen House on the opposite side of Eyemouth harbour. Built in 1753, today it offers the chance to learn more about the life of ‘merchant’ John Nisbet through its interactive tours of the house, museum and cellars. Children can dress up as a smuggler, explore hidden tunnels, hide in barrels and discover the famous ‘tea chute’!
For golf fans, Eyemouth’s golf club boasts a sixth hole voted as ‘Britain’s most extraordinary golf hole’ (check it out!) and there are a number of other highly regarded courses nearby, including links courses at North Berwick, Goswick, Dunbar and Gullane. Fishing can be found at nearby Westloch Farm.
To the south, the tiny, picturesque island of Lindisfarne linked at low tide to the mainland, is an overwhelmingly mystical place, home to the evocative remains of a ruined eleventh-century priory, a beautifully restored castle and the infamous Lindisfarne Mead.
To the north, head to Foxlake Adventures in Dunbar for some watery excitement with its wakeboard park and ringo rides, while wildlife enthusiasts and photographers will love the Scottish Seabird Centre and John Muir Country Park. Finally, the magnificent City of Edinburgh is a very easy day trip either an hour by car or 45 minutes by train from nearby Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Children and families
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Classes at your holiday home
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Historic houses and castles
With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.Find Out More
Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.Find Out More
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Shopping, arts and crafts
We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.Find Out More
From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.Find Out More
Museums, galleries and culture
Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.Find Out More
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Cycling & mountain biking
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Ancestral history research
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Spas and beauty treatments
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Cooks and chefs
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Babysitting and nannies
Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.Find Out More
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"We had a fantastic time! The proximity to the beach was a huge bonus for us as a family as well as our dog and would certainly come back again soon! The apartment was very well equipped, comfortable, and met all our needs. The fact that you can explore the area with ease and reach the likes of Edinburgh within an hour really helped."Bradley Family
"Great apartment in a lovely part of the country. Enjoyed exploring and relaxing in the apartment."The Findlay Family
"Fabulous week in this beautiful apartment. Everything was spot on! Had great weather, loved exploring the surrounding area and spending time on the beautiful Coldingham Sands. Thank you!"The Crosby Family
"Fabulous holiday - you have thought of everything. Perfect location to explore. We loved it."The Glazier Family
"Wonderful apartment - immaculate! A relaxing holiday in a great location. Great attention to detail. We really don't want to go home."The Palmer Family
"Amazing apartment set in a fabulous part of the world. Super weather just added to the fun of it all!"The Donaldson Family
- One dog is welcome at a charge of £20.
- Typical arrival day: Friday with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The horseshoe-shaped sands of Coldingham bay are wonderful for dabbling in the rock pools or trying out some adventurous watersports."James and Victoria, owners of 1 The Bay