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“Great Place & Fabulous Location”
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The Beacon
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9 reviews
The Beacon
Double Bedroom
Double Bedroom
Twin Room
Kitchen
Sitting room
View from bedroom window
View from other bedroom window
Natural beauty at the Beacon
Sunrise at the Beacon
Signpost on the cliffpath
St.Abbs from a distance
The Neuk at St.Abbs
Coldingham Sands
St.Abbs Harbour
Beach huts at Coldingham Sands
St.AbbsHead Lighthouse
Coldingham Sands with St.Abbs in the distance
St.Abbs Head from the sea
Lobster for tea
Mires Lock near Petticowick St.Abbs Head
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
St Abbs, Borders, Scotland

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Roger S
Droitwich, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Great Place & Fabulous Location”
Reviewed 24 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

House was great, situated in fab location for the harbour and the beach, went with wife and teenager step daughter and our two dogs....and all loved the house and St Abbs.

The Beacon was clean and welcoming and ideal for a large family or group of friends to enjoy a holiday with all the comforts of home.

Ideally placed for the east coast of Scotland and the Boarders, with Dunbar, North Berwick, Eyemouth and Edinburgh a short car journey away.

Locally facilities good, with a lovely café and post office a moments walk away.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Sep 2014
Thank you,glad you enjoyed the Beacon, hope to see you in the future
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jill18634...
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“fantastic base in area of outstanding beauty”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

As we holiday with our dog, we always look for somewhere comfortable with plenty of walking from the door - the beacon delivers both. The house was warm, comfy, with well sound proofed windows, so we could enjoy the lovely sea views, and watch the nesting gulls on the rocks without being kept awake. The walks in the area were some of the most beautiful we have been on, especially the paths to the lighthouse, around the nature reserve, and the costal route to eyemouth where you can get a well deserved ice-cream. Coldingham bay is just a minute away, with a cafe, and cute beach huts that were just being opened up as we were there, with families setting up for the day, and surfers enjoying the waves on an evening. Loads of fresh air and sunshine - fab!

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Liked best: fantastic area, loads of walking from the door
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Joyce H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“We love the Beacon !”
Reviewed 10 November 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We have stayed in the Beacon over the last few summers and as soon as we leave the children ( and adults) are counting the sleeps till we return. The Beacon has the most amazing views out to sea and nothing beats eating breakfast enjoying that view what a start to your day! The house is very clean everything you need is provided( local info ,spades pails, even birthday candles ! ) David the owner is very friendly and can't do enough to make you feel at home ( even apologising when the weather was bad !) The Beacon has an enclosed garden that is very well cared for , we would highly recommend the Beacon to anyone wanting to holiday in St . Abb's.

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Liked best: Views
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Nov 2013
Thank you much appreciated. It's good to hear how much you enjoy the Beacon, hope you come back again and again. See you soon.
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FluffyKun...
Falkirk, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A relaxing home from home with an amazing view”
Reviewed 28 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

The Beacon is a relaxing home from home with all the necessary trimmings for an enjoyable stay, and that is just the house. The view is spectacular looking out to the sea where you can see dolphins/porpoises actually go by (we did and thats not something you can say about just anywhere, which certainly made my Son's day... mine to if I am being honest :) ) At night it is quiet and if it is a clear night with there being no big city lights around you can see all the stars in their multitudes. Overall, it was so nice and relaxing my partner has already booked for another weekend away in the New Year. The Owner David has to get a special mention for actually seeming to care how your holiday goes which says a lot in this day and age (gold star for that one) On a side note, my partner loved it for the coal fire alone, which she says is an amazing added bonus.

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Liked best: For me the view and location, for my partner the coal fire
Liked least: nothing to mention
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
3 Nov 2013
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed your stay at the Beacon. Hope to see you again. Your personal comment was much appreciated
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MiKE j
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
1 review
“The beacon - just for views!!”
Reviewed 22 October 2013 for a stay in January 2013

Stayed twice. Place is well run by David who is always very helpfull.
It's all about coal fires (plus oil fired heating) and chilling out, and great views. Within 20 m of cliffs and easy coast walk ( 5 mins) to beach at Coldingham.
St Abbs has no pub but the habour is very photogenic with the cliff walks / coast nature reserve to the North.
Buses pick up about every hour 100m up the road.
The place is well fitted out with well stocked kitchen and lots of space in the house.
Expect well kept, don't expect brand new fixtures and fittings but everything is well mainatianed and is just right for kids bouncing arond the place whilst others (grandparents?) are chiling in another room. Great atmopshere, booked again.

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Liked best: Space and views
Liked least: No pub but Coldingham was easy drive or bus / taxi
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Nov 2013
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed your stay at the Beacon, hope to see you again soon
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