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Idyllic Rural Retreat - Scottish Borders Cottage

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Entire cottage
hosted by David
  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1 bath
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This idyllic cottage is set in a sheltered wooded spot close to a picturesque beach. Access to this seaside retreat is by steep steps and a footbridge across a small river. The magical spot is ideal for those wishing to escape the rigours of city life and spend a few days surrounded by nature, experiencing bygone times. The sounds are birdsong and the chords of nature, the seashore nearby and the varied wildlife, all bathed in the constantly changing Scottish light.

The space
The cottage was built around the early 1700's and has recently been sensitively renovated internally, still retaining its old world, rustic charm. Although cosy and heated by two wood burning stoves with a gas powered cooker and hot water for the bath, there is no electricity in the cottage.
Lighting is by candles (supplied) and solar lights (supplied), which whilst creating a beautiful ambiance, means there is also no tv, no electric points, no fridge or electrical kitchen gadgets or washing machine.
The cottage is well stocked with the comforts and limitations of a bygone age and should be enjoyed as a complete digital detox, embracing the whole experience of escaping complex modern life for a few restful days.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Bay view
Garden view
Beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Free parking on premises – 1 space
Pets allowed
Bathtub
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace: wood-burning

Where you’ll be

Dunbar, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom

This is a historic place, close to the old Dunglass Estate and adjacent to the old Edinburgh to London Road where James VI of Scotland crossed the nearby bridge on his journey south to become James I of England and Ireland with the Union of the Crown in 1603. There is the ruin of an ancient Collegiate church destroyed in the Reformation in the nearby Estate, and the area has connections with Scottish Art as the nearby town of Cockburnspath was the base of the Glasgow Boys in the late 1880's. Additionally the smuggler's haunt of Cove is a few miles along the coast to the south.

7 nights in Dunbar, Scottish Borders

Feb 19, 2023 - Feb 26, 2023

4.91 out of 5 stars from 274 reviews

Hosted by David

Joined in September 2014
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I work as an Artist, Printmaker and University lecturer. If not busy in the studio I'm generally out and about in the beautiful Scottish Landscape; exploring the woodlands, moors, hills and varied coastlines. I love skimming stones on the beach by the cottage and relax swimming and reading. I spent 10 years travelling around Europe, from my studio base in Copenhagen. My favourite time travelling was busking as a juggler, sailing in a barge down the Rhone from Avignon, stopping in small French villages, eating (and juggling) baguettes and goats cheese and drinking the local Rose wine.
I work as an Artist, Printmaker and University lecturer. If not busy in the studio I'm generally out and about in the beautiful Scottish Landscape; exploring the woodlands, moors,…

During your stay

Throughout your stay at Dunglass Burnfoot Cottage, if you have problems you can ring David to discuss aspects of the cottage, regarding domestic practicalities, hot water, logs, stoves, cooker, boiler, etc. He will endeavour to get back to you as quickly as he can, but he can’t offer complete 24 hour contact.
If you require info about local travel and amenity details, please email or message him before your visit.
Throughout your stay at Dunglass Burnfoot Cottage, if you have problems you can ring David to discuss aspects of the cottage, regarding domestic practicalities, hot water, logs, st…

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