Coldingham Loch

Self Catering

Coldingham Loch, Westloch Road, Coldingham, Berwickshire, TD14 5QE

    Coldingham Loch Fly Fishery & Holiday Cottages is under new ownership & management from October 2011.

    The holiday accommodation is set on a 60 acre site, centred around Coldingham Loch, a beautiful natural spring fed 22 acre loch which offers superb fly fishing for brown, blue and rainbow trout.

    Coldingham Loch is situated in a stunning coastal location a few hundred metres from the highest cliffs on the South East coast of Scotland. There are magnificent walks along the coast from here, and just above the loch towards the cliffs are the remains of an Iron Age fort with stunning views to be enjoyed from every direction.

    Coldingham Bay, a beautiful blue flag sandy beach is just 2 miles away & a great place for surfing, swimming & exploring the rock pools. Sea fishing and boat trips operate from nearby Eyemouth and St Abbs which is also a very popular and well known scuba diving centre.

    There are two stone built cottages including an unusual Victorian boathouse, Lochside Cottage, which comes with its own boat stored underneath the cottage. The new owners have re furbished this property to provide a unique 'get away from it all' cottage for guests to enjoy the beauty of this fantastic loch and picturesque scenery from their own balcony and garden.

    As well as the stone cottages there are a number of cedarwood timber chalets offering very comfortable accommodation at a reasonable price.

    Coldingham Loch is a natural spring fed 22 acre loch set in approx 60 acres of land & the holiday cottages are scattered around the site. It is a SSSI site as it is the only Eutrophoc loch (naturally nutrient rich loch) in the Scottish Borders. Also the SSSI status cites its location so close to the sea as being a rare feature in eastern lowland Britain, giving the loch unusual chemical and biological features. The loch supports a representative range of vascular plant species, including the rare slender-leaved pondweed Potamogeton filiformis. Two locally rare species of dragonfly have been recorded at the loch, and in the water there are land-locked distinct morphotypes of stickleback. The SSSI reference also says that the site is locally important for a wide range of wintering wildfowl, geese and waders including long-tailed duck, whooper swan, widgeon, pink-footed and greylag geese.

    Plenty of other wildlife can be enjoyed around the site a wide variety of birdlife as well as roe deer, otter, badgers, hares, pheasants and partridge.

    Things to do:

    There are plenty of walks from the Loch -the Berwickshire coastal path is about 200m walk behind Lochside cottage where the highest cliffs can be seen in all their glory - it is a fabulous spot & of course plenty of walks in either direction along the coastal path. St Abbs is the next village south along the coastal path & is very popular amongst scuba divers, so there are boat trips out from there for diving fishing etc it also & has a lighthouse with nature reserve. Another 15/20 mins walk along from St Abbs & you come to Coldingham Bay (or 5 minutes by car through Coldingham village) Its a lovely blue flag beach good sand & surfing & lots of rock pools to explore. Locals also fish off the rocks here for sea bass and mackerel.

    Also plenty of walks & exploring to be done further afield up or down the coast with some fabulous big beaches in north Northumberland (Bamburgh Castle, Lindisfarne, Holy island etc) & then inland you have the Northumberland national park, walks along the River Tweed & all through Scottish Borders around Peebles & Galashiels - where there is also one of the 7 staines bike riding centres)

    Local shop & 2 pubs in Coldingham 1.5 miles, next place is Eyemouth small harbour town 4/5 miles (great fish & chips on the harbour), 12 miles (but only 15 mins in car down A1 ) is historic Berwick on Tweed, with a really good arts/culture centre called The Maltings for music/theatre etc. Edinburgh only an hour away by car - or you can go by train from Berwick Eyemouth Golf clubs provides a spectacular links course right on the cliffs.


    There are 2 stone cottages & 3 cedarwood chalets as follows:
    Lochside Cottage – updated for 2012 season, this unique victorian boathouse is set over the loch so comes with its own boat, Its in a beautiful spot & quite unique. It is cosy (central heating  has been nstalled as part of the upgrade), sleeps 4, one double room and one single room with a pull out mattress under the single bed (or the forth person can sleep on the sofa bed in the lounge). Open plan kitchen & lounge with a woodburning stove & balcony over the loch. Outside is a small decking area for eating & enjoying the view to the side of the cottage across the loch.

    Lodge Cottage - the old Gate house/lodge to the estate, open fire in lounge, 3 bedrooms (one double, 2 twin) , a lovely cottage, comfortable & warm – this is popular amongst the regulars

    Cedarwoood chalets – are fitted out like static / mobile homes and all are comfortable and warm with shower rooms. Sunnyside was refurbished winter 2011.

    Elm - sleeps 4: 1 x double, 1 x twin
    Hawthorn - sleeps 4: 1 x double, 1 x bunk beds 
    Sunnyside  - sleeps 4: 1 x double, 1 x twin


    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Elm Chalet
    £315.00 per unit per week
    Hawthorn Chalet
    £342.50 per unit per week
    Lochside Cottage
    £455.00 per unit per week
    Lodge Cottage
    £425.00 per unit per week
    Sunnyside Chalet
    £342.50 per unit per week

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Chalet
    • Cottage


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available


    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Coastal Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Waterfront Location


    • Parking
    • Private Car Space


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Cooker
    • Fridge
    • Gas Cooker
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Kitchen
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Open Hearth Fire
    • Shower
    • Towels Provided
    • Wash Hand Basin

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Television

    Special Requirements

    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Road Directions

    From Eyemouth Tourist Information Centre take the A1107 signed to Coldingham. Take the A1107 out of Coldingham signed for Edinburgh & just after the primary school on right take the right hand turn onto Westloch Road, follow this single track road for 1.5 miles Coldingham Loch on right hand side

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Eyemouth Tourist Information Centre take the A1107 signed to Coldingham. Take the A1107 out of Coldingham signed for Edinburgh & just after the primary school on right take the right hand turn onto Westloch Road, follow this single track road for 1.5 miles Coldingham Loch on right hand side

    Getting there by railway:- From Berwick Upon Tweed Station take A1 north. Turn right at Burnmouth on A1107 coastal route to Eyemouth and Coldingham. Follow A1107 north out of Coldingham signed Edinburgh & turn right at primary school onto Westloch Road. Follow single track road for 1.5 miles & Coldingham Loch is on the right hand side.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Edinburgh Airport take A1 south. Turn left on A1107 at Cockburns Path to Coldingham. Turn left at primary school coming into Coldingham onto Westloch Road. Follow this single track road for 1.5 miles to Coldingham Loch on the right hand side

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