The Retreat, Abbey St Bathans Estate

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The Abbey St Bathans Estate is a large private country Estate serenely tucked away between the Lammermuir Hills and the Berwickshire Coast some 20 miles north of Berwick-on-Tweed and 4 miles from the A1 road at Grantshouse.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Scenically like a little bit of The Highlands in The Lowlands there are glens with native woodlands laced with quiet footpaths which tenants can wander at will and the River Whiteadder offers private salmon and trout fishing (permits available by prior arrangement) as it meanders past the house or rushes through the glen.

The Retreat has been completely refurbished within its old stone walls. It is an elegant home affording maximum comfort and a charming ambience, and it faces across a courtyard to the grassy banks of the River Whiteadder and the trees beyond. It is semi-detached (at right-angles) from a stone building which houses a table tennis table.

The interior affords a taste of gracious, traditional country living on a manageable scale. The sitting room has rather the feel of a drawing room, being spacious and comfortably furnished, with a traditional fireplace and lovely open fire. This colour scheme is continued in the neatly designed and spacious dining kitchen, which is brightly lit and very appealing.

Upstairs are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, and both of which are attractively presented, with plenty of room. The double room has en suite facilities and there is even enough space for an additional single bed alongside the double without any sense of being cramped. There is also a shower room and a separate WC.

Outside, there is a large grassed garden area and a pond - very picturesque, but some care may be required with young children.

Map & Local

There is horse riding, bird watching and scuba-diving at famous St Abb's Head, golf on many courses; an Adventure Driving School and a fine sandy beach at Coldingham Bay nearby - plus an excellent small restaurant for both snacks and meals.

The Southern Upland Way runs close to the cottage on its way to the sea at Cockburnspath and joining it for the final stage makes a great day’s walking. There is more of the same on offer to the north in the Lammermuir Hills. In this direction too, golfers will find almost too much choice among the superb courses on the coast, Dirleton, Gullane, Luffness and even Muirfield itself. There is historical interest too, in the form of Dirleton and Tantallon Castles, near North Berwick.

North Berwick is a popular holiday resort and features the Scottish Seabird Centre, where visitors can see, live on camera, the amazing seabird colonies on the Bass Rock just offshore or take a boat trip out to the Rock to see it all first hand. Just a little inland is the Museum of Flight (aircraft this time, not birds) at East Fortune.

Edinburgh is just over one hour's drive and with all of the Scottish Border country, plus Northumberland's National Park, coast and castles within easy radius, there is almost too great a choice of places to visit!

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 open-fire, TV/DVD and Hi-fi.
Kitchen/Dining room with microwave, electric-cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine etc. Tumble-drier in adjoining outbuilding.


Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with a bath, WC and basin.
Twin-bed room.
Room with shower and wash-hand basin.
2nd WC and wash-hand basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (first £15 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and open fire (logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

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).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 10% w/c 08 Oct 16 From 08/10/2016 to 14/10/2016
  • Save 20% w/c 24 Sep 16 From 24/09/2016 to 30/09/2016
  • Save 15% w/c 01 Oct 16 From 01/10/2016 to 07/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 15/10/2016 to 21/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 22/10/2016 to 28/10/2016
  • Save £50 - 6 night break! (CA7) From 01/10/2016 to 06/10/2016

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £375.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £450.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £345.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £525.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £525.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 POA
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 POA
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 POA
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 POA
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28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 POA
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 POA
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 POA
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 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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