4 The Bay
A luxurious penthouse apartment enjoying panoramic coastline views and magnificent roof terrace.
Sip sundowners on the private roof terrace and soak in the glorious views
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.
A luxury penthouse at The Bay villas, 4 The Bay benefits from a large Iroko hardwood sun terrace to the front and side of this ultra-luxe apartment. Accessible from its own private entrance or through the full-height sliding glass doors in the open-plan living space, the top-floor balcony is the perfect spot to kick back on the soft, comfy outdoor loungers and sip on sundowners.
Inside, the apartment is spacious, yet has a homely vibe. The handmade kitchen features Corian worktops and integrated Neff appliances for rustling up delicious meals. The dining table can seat up to six guests, plus there's a highchair provided for little ones. The sitting area provides ample comfortable seating and the utility room is ideal for housing beach kit.
The principal bedroom has a king size bed and Scandi hanging rail with storage below, which leads through to a chic monochrome en suite shower room with a walk-in shower and stylish Crittal-style glass screen. The second bedroom has a double bed and similar hanging rail to bedroom one, with a floor-length mirror and accompanying stool to provide a little dressing area. This bedroom has access to a fully-tiled family bathroom with handmade subway-style tiles, a deep bath with overhead shower and luxurious Philippe Starck and Lusso fittings.
4 The Bay is an ideal choice for a family holiday; the apartment is extremely well-equipped with a selection of books, games and children's toys, a sun/play tent for on the terrace or the beach, and there's an additional pop up bed available on request, that fits nicely in either of the bedrooms. You can bring along your four-legged friend too, and they'll be delighted to know there is a jar of gravy bones awaiting them.
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 private penthouse apartment forms part of an exclusive three-storey villa. The accommodation is all on one floor.
Open-plan living space comprising:
Sitting area with a three-seater corner sofa, two-seater sofa, Digital Smart TV and sliding glass doors leading to the terrace. Blackout blinds and curtains.
Handmade kitchen with Corian work surfaces and Neff integrated appliances including an induction hob, electric oven and grill, microwave, dishwasher and large fridge / freezer. Dining area with seating for four to six guests.
Utility room with Corian work surfaces, sink, Siemens washing machine, clothes airer and Nespresso coffee machine.
Bedroom one with king size bed, side tables, Scandi hanging rail plus a matching shelf for shoes or bags and large chest of drawers with adjacent large mirror. Blackout curtains.
En suite shower room with walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC. Philippe Starck and Lusso fittings.
Bedroom two with double bed, side tables, armchair and Scandi hanging rail plus a matching shelf for shoes or bags. Floor-length mirror and stool, ideal as a dressing area. Blackout curtains.
Family bathroom with deep bath and overhead shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC. Philippe Starck and Lusso fittings.
There is an additional pop-up single bed suitable for a child, available on request at a charge of £80, as well as a travel cot for infants. There is space in either bedroom for either/both beds.
The apartment has its own private entrance and is accessed via outside steps to the side of the building. There is an extensive wraparound 75 sq. m Iroko hardwood sun terrace to the side and front of the property, which can be accessed from the front door or the sliding glass doors from the open-plan living area.
There is outdoor furniture, a rattan bistro table and chairs, along with two Garden Trading deck chairs. An electric barbecue is provided for guest use.
Please note that the balcony is fully enclosed, however, young children must be supervised at all times.
There is an outside hose provided for washing sandy toes and paws before entering the apartment, as well as a cast-iron boot rack for muddy walking boots.
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 opposite St Vedas Surf Shop.
Babies & Children
Please note that the terrace is fully enclosed, however young children must be supervised at all times. The apartment is extremely well-equipped for children, with a travel cot, highchair, children’s books, games and toys, booster seat, sun/play tent, potty and step, and child’s zip bed provided.
One well-behaved dog is welcome. Dogs must be kept out of the bedrooms and are not allowed on the furniture.
Please use the outside hose to clean off sandy paws before entering the property. There is a water bowl on the deck and a jar of gravy bones in the utility for furry friends to enjoy!
The beds feature natural duck down duvets and pillows, with high-quality white linen. Two sets of anti-allergy bedding are available for the main bedrooms, on request.
A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom. Luxurious towels are provided along with Laura Thomas Co handwash.
Please provide your own beach towels. There are many homely features including a choice of books & games. A luxury, Scottish-themed welcome pack is 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 found under limed oak-engineered floorboards.
The property sits on the entire top floor of three luxury apartments with a further block of four immediately adjacent. The apartment has private steps and a private entrance and is front-facing, overlooking the beach and coastline. One of only two penthouses, the terrace is extensive and is not overlooked by the other apartments.
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.
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Historic houses and castles
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Shopping, arts and crafts
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Museums, galleries and culture
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Cycling & mountain biking
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Babysitting and nannies
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"We had a fabulous week in a beautiful apartment. The weather could not have been better. Beautiful morning walks to see the sunrise and lazy afternoons. The walk to St Abbs Head is well worth it, with coffee and cake at the Old School Cafe at the end. A lovely, relaxing week and hopefully, we will be back!"Cullen Family
"We have had a fabulous time - this property is to die for! Great views in a stunning location. We will be back!"Barr Family
"Thank you for an amazing week spent in this beautiful part of the world. We have had a great time locally, as well as venturing further afield (Edinburgh, Foxlake Adventures in Dunbar). The coastal walks are just stunning and the children have loved swimming and bodyboarding in the sea. The apartment is lovely and relaxing out on the terrace has been a delight."Block Family
"We love this place! We first came in July and as soon as we left we rebooked when we saw four days availability. The dog loved it here - playing in the sea and the dog bed was great. We have been surfing every day, renting wetsuits and boards from St. Vedas surf shop. The beach cafe is great - love the cakes so much!
Also, we have enjoyed walking to St Abbs along the coastal path and the crop fields are so pretty. Beyond St Abbs the trails are perfect - we have run to the Lighthouse and to Mire Loch. Giacopazzi's in Eyemouth has great pizza and ice cream too! Thank you!"Robinson Family
"We have had a lovely week here. We had never been to the area before but we will be coming back! A stunning apartment in a stunning location! We had some lovely days at the beach and went swimming in the sea. We also had a great boat trip from St Abbs. Hopefully, we'll be back soon!"Roberts Family
- One dog is welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The full-height sea-facing sliding glass doors that open onto the roof terrace, allow the light and sea breeze to flow in through the entire apartment."Emma & Will, owners of 4 The Bay