The Old Lobster House
Lower Burnmouth, EyemouthGuest Rating
In a picturesque setting right on the seafront in the pretty fishing village of Burnmouth sits The Old Lobster House, 6 miles north of Berwick-upon-Tweed on Scotland’s beautiful east coast.
|Sleeps: 3||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Converted from what was originally an old lobster holding pen this quaint cottage has stunning views out to sea whilst inside having all the creature comforts you could wish for.
The building was converted into a dwelling 20 years ago and has been recently refurbished and modernised whilst still retaining its stripped pine floors and traditional exposed beams. The spacious kitchen diner is modern and well-equipped with extensive sea views from all the windows. Even doing the washing up seems like less of a chore with this scenery to admire, although you also have the option of the dishwasher! Just off the kitchen is a handy utility room and downstairs WC.
The cosy sitting room has large picture windows and plenty of stylish comfortable seating around the TV (with DVD Blu-ray player) and the cottage also has WiFi access so you can ‘stay connected’. There is a choice of dining in the cottage as there is a useful additional dining area against the attractive exposed brick wall in the sitting room. The whole place is kept warm by the wood-burning stove, electric central heating and the special ‘storm-glazed’ windows that have been installed throughout.
Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, a double and a single (both en suite). The charming double room has a king size bed and its impressive en suite bathroom features a lovely cast iron roll-top bath, as well as a large separate shower. Both bright and airy bedrooms have coombed ceilings and large windows from which to further admire the captivating sea views. Make sure you keep your binoculars handy in the evening as you may well see the seals basking on the rocks just offshore.
Outside there is parking within Burnmouth or right by the cottage on the seafront.
The village has a pub and a restaurant and the small working harbour is just 200 yards away, where you can buy lobsters and crab direct from the fisherman – you can’t get fresher than that! It is also host to an annual bike race every May, the famous ‘Brae Race’, that draws competitors from all over the country.
The coastline at Lower Burnmouth has been recognised as a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’ for its diverse landscape of interesting rock formations, grasslands, vegetation and wildlife.
Eyemouth (3 miles) has a few shops, small supermarkets, pubs and locally renowned fish and chip shops. The Eyemouth Maritime Centre, easily identified in its striking ship-shaped wooden building, is well worth a visit with its boat museum and numerous displays on the area’s maritime history. In the harbour you can feed seals and take boat trips, including the Fast Blast Boat Ride which, as the name suggests, is certainly not for the faint hearted! There is also a small sandy beach and you are within easy reach of the beautiful sprawling sandy beach at Coldingham Bay.
The Chain Bridge Honey Farm (12 miles) is ideal for a family afternoon out. The visitor centre explains the honey making process and you can even see a live hive (fortunately behind glass) and buy some of their honey or homemade honey-based beauty products and candles. There is also a vintage vehicle and memorabilia display and during the summer the double decker bus in the grounds turns into a café.
If you venture a little way into England you will find plenty of shopping, restaurants and pubs at Berwick-upon-Tweed, as well as a mainline railway station. Edinburgh (51 miles) and Newcastle-upon-Tyne (65 miles) can both be reached by rail from here, although they are equally easily accessible by car. The bustling capital Edinburgh is a cultural mecca with plenty of museums, galleries and theatres, as well as endless shopping opportunities and, of course, the imposing Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace.
Local Events and Attractions
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting room with TV/DVD and wood burning stove
Kitchen/dining with hob and double oven, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, etc
Utility room with WC, wash basin, washing machine and tumble drier.
Single bedroom with en suite shower, WC and wash basin
Doube bedroom with en suite bath, separate shower, WC and basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 2 medium or 2 small). No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- Save 15% - w/c 19 Aug 17 From 19/08/2017 to 25/08/2017
- Save 15% - w/c 26 Aug 17 From 26/08/2017 to 01/09/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 3|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£595.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£495.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£395.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£495.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£345.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£595.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£595.00|
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|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||POA|
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|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||POA|
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|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||POA|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||POA|
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|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||POA|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
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Probably the most well appointed cottage in the Borders, it is very comfortable and of a very high standard, the views o...Read More
all to our liking...the house and how it is kept..
A high standard of accommodation - good value for money.