3 The Bay, Coldingham
A minimalist chic apartment with sweeping sea views.
A distinctive contemporary property set above 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 peppers 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 3 The Bay is a slick first floor apartment that will have lovers of minimalist contemporary design in raptures. Thanks to its pristine whitewashed walls, uncluttered design and the full-height windows and sliding door that span the sea-facing wall of the open plan living area, the entire apartment feels bright and airy. Streamlined, high-gloss kitchen cabinets create an almost invisible backdrop to the living area, which combines a sea view dining table and pair of soft grey sofas. Stepping out onto the balcony, which is flanked with shrubs to ensure privacy, you’ll find a second dining area and a pair of sun loungers, creating the perfect spot from which to enjoy the far-reaching sea views.
Two double bedrooms are located to the rear of the apartment, both featuring a soothing monochrome and silver grey colour scheme and views across open fields. The master bedroom features a built-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom with a large walk-in shower while the second bedroom benefits from access to a bathroom with a bath and shower over. A utility room keeps washing and drying appliances as well as beach clothing and toys tidied away.
While you’re not soaking up the views of Coldingham Bay from the balcony, you can head down to the sand itself to enjoy excellent surfing, diving and kayaking - 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.
The apartment is on the first floor of the three-storey building and the accommodation is all on one floor. For less mobile guests, there is step-free access to the property.
Open-plan living area comprising:
Sitting room with a three-seater and two-seater sofa, coffee table, Smart TV with Netflix.
Fully-equipped kitchen with Neff electric oven and grill, Neff four-ring induction hob, integrated Neff microwave, large fridge / freezer, dishwasher and SMEG coffee machine, kettle and toaster. Dining area with seating for six.
Bedroom one with king size bed, bedside tables, built-in wardrobe with hanging space.
En suite shower room with walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with twin 3’ beds, built-in wardrobe with hanging space.
Family bathroom with bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Utility room with washer, dryer and ice maker.
The apartment is built on rising ground and is accessed on ground floor level from the rear or first floor level from the front. There is a first floor balcony to the front of the property, which is accessed from the lockable sliding doors in the open-plan living area. Outdoor furniture is provided. Please note that the balcony is fully enclosed, however young children must be supervised at all times.
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.
Beach kit and games are provided.
Please note that the balcony is fully enclosed, however young children must be supervised at all times.
Regretfully, dogs are not permitted.
The beds feature high quality linen. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom. Towels and hand soap are provided.
Wi-Fi & mobile coverage
The apartment has superfast fibre broadband. Mobile reception is good on most networks.
There is gas underfloor heating throughout the property.
The property sits in a block of four luxury apartments with a further block of four immediately adjacent. The apartment has its own entrance, sits on the first floor and is front-facing. It is important to note that there is another property next door. The balconies are separated by large planters and mature shrubs which provide screening and privacy.
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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Historic houses and castles
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If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.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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Beauty and spa treatments
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"We really enjoyed our week at 3 the Bay. What a wonderful, comfortable, luxury apartment in a fantastic position with spectacular views and decent walks on the doorstep. Just the place to de-stress. The owners were great communicators and made us feel very welcome and were very generous with their welcome pack as a result of which I have discovered a new treat, Biscoff spread on rich tea biscuits, very moreish. We hope to return there one day. As usual booking holiday accommodation through yourselves is an absolute breeze."Mrs Turner
- Sorry, dogs are not permitted.
- Typical arrival day: Saturday only during high season or Friday and Mondays during low season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The slick minimalist design of this apartment keeps the focus on the endless sea views and makes for effortless beach living."Margaret, owner of 3 The Bay