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The Cottage, Old Cambus, Cockburnspath,

Berwickshire, TD13 5YR

A charming detached stone-built cottage with breathtaking sea views, a delightful garden and off-street parking. This pretty property will appeal to a wide variety of buyers including those looking for a coastal home, weekend retreat or a wonderful holiday let.

1,001 SQFT
93 SQM
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Property Details & Description




Vestibule, Hall, Sitting Room, Conservatory, Kitchen-Diner, Utility, Double Bedroom, Bathroom.




Private Drive, Off-Street Parking, Landscaped Garden, Summerhouse, Greenhouse, Log Store and Sea Views.


Cockburnspath 2.5 miles, Dunbar Railway Station 13 miles, Edinburgh 39 miles (all distances are approximate).



The cottage occupies an elevated position on the Berwickshire coastline, with wonderful views out to sea and over the rugged landscapes and the coastline itself.  The property is just over two miles from the village of Cockburnspath on the A1107 coastal road running south to Coldingham. The A1 provides good commuting to Edinburgh whilst Dunbar, which is the nearest town, offers a mainline Railway Station with regular services to Newcastle and Edinburgh. Berwickshire is renowned for its beautiful landscapes and is a popular destination for those looking for a weekend retreat and a wonderful lifestyle opportunity.

General Description


The Cottage forms part of a small coastal hamlet and was built in the mid-nineteenth century from local stone and would have originally housed farm workers. Lovingly updated over the years, the property now offers a new owner the opportunity to acquire a very comfortable period cottage with simply breathtaking sea views. The house would make a wonderful permanent residence, an ideal escape or as a holiday let. The cottage is approached through double timber gates onto a drive providing off-street parking. A path leads up to the front door which opens into a vestibule, with an inner glazed door opening into the hall. The hall has a staircase rising to the first-floor mezzanine, an understairs cupboard, a further storage cupboard and a cupboard housing the hot water tank. The sitting room is to the front of the cottage with a window offering countryside and sea views with working timber shutters. The room has plenty of natural light with an additional Velux window and a window on the gable end. There is a feature open fireplace with a brick hearth and timber surround and mantle, perfect for cosy winter evenings. Double part-glazed doors lead from the sitting room into the kitchen-diner which is at the rear of the property. The kitchen has a ceramic tiled floor and is fitted with a range of country-style floor and wall-mounted units with countertops over and integral appliances including an electric oven and hob with extractor over, fridge and freezer and a dishwasher. To the rear of the kitchen is a small utility area with a door leading out into the garden and there is plumbing for a washing machine. The ceramic floor in the kitchen flows into the dining area and into the large conservatory which is to the side of the house, a lovely bright area in which to relax and enjoy the sea views and views over the garden. There is a large double bedroom with a window to the front of the cottage with working shutters and sea views and it has an open fireplace with timber mantle and surround and a stone hearth. Completing the ground floor accommodation is the family bathroom, comprising a bath with electric shower over, WC and hand basin. The bathroom has a ceramic tiled floor and timber panelling. From the hall, a staircase rises to a delightful mezzanine floor with a dormer window to the front affording spectacular sea views and there is a Velux window to the rear with views over the surrounding countryside. This floor is open to the sitting room beneath and has been used by the current owner as an occasional guest bedroom, study and lounge.


To the front of the cottage, there is a hedge enclosing a small area of garden and a driveway providing secure off-street parking behind double timber gates. To the side and rear of the cottage are beautifully maintained landscaped gardens which include a wide variety of mature trees, plants and shrubs with an area of lawn, a pond, two patios for relaxing and alfresco entertaining, a summerhouse, a large greenhouse and a log store. The open views of the sea and the surrounding countryside from the garden are very special and one would never tire of the everchanging sea and horizon.


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General Remarks & Information



Private septic tank, mains water, mains electric, electric central heating.

Local Authority


Scottish Borders Council





The property is not listed, nor is it in a conservation area. 

EPC Rating


Band G

Council Tax


Band C

Satellite Navigation


For the benefit of those with satellite navigation the property’s postcode is TD13 5YR.




Websites and Social Media


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This property and other properties offered by Rettie South LLP can be viewed on our website at as well as our affiliated websites at,, and

Servitude Rights, Burdens & Wayleaves


The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes whether contained in the title deeds or informally constituted and whether or not referred to above.  



Offers should be submitted in Scottish Legal Form to the selling agents Rettie South LLP, 50 Hide Hill, Berwick upon Tweed, TD15 1AB.  A closing date by which offers must be submitted may be fixed later. Please note that interested parties are advised to register their interest with the selling agents in order that they may be advised should a closing date be set. The seller reserves the right to accept any offer at any time.

Particulars and Plans


These particulars and plan are believed to be correct but they are in no way guaranteed.  Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation nor in any circumstances give grounds for action at law.

Home Report


A Home Report incorporating a Single Survey, Energy Performance Certificate and Property Questionnaire is available for parties genuinely interested in this property. Please contact us, either by telephone or via the website entry for this property, to request a copy. No charge is made for electronic copies; a paper copy can also be made available from our offices or by post, at a charge of £20 to cover reproduction and administrative costs.



1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie South LLP, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.


2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contact in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.

3. Any error, omission or mis-statement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.

Important Notice


Rettie South LLP, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:

1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either in writing or by word of mouth.  Any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents or the sellers.  These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate.  The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and it should not be assumed that the property remains as photographed. Any error, omission or mis-statement shall not annul the sale, or entitle any party to compensation or recourse to action at law. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents, including for its current use. Rettie South LLP have not tested any services, equipment or facilities.  Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise and ought to seek their own professional advice.

3. All descriptions or references to condition are given in good faith only. Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure accuracy, please check with us on any points of especial importance to you, especially if intending to travel some distance. No responsibility can be accepted for expenses incurred in inspecting properties   which have been sold or withdrawn. 


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