Nutkin Lodge

What to Expect

This secluded wooden cabin in the Scottish Borders is the last word in getting away from it all and is ideal for a family or group of friends to spend some quality time together, along with one or two well-behaved dogs.

Its isolated woodland location guarantees an escape from modern life like nowhere else, and there is outdoor dining furniture to listen for the local wildlife and enjoy the unique atmosphere.

Visit Coldingham Priory, the nature reserve at St Abb’s Head, and venture into the rugged beauty of the Scottish Borders and Lowlands, not forgetting majestic Berwick upon Tweed just across the border in Northumberland.

At A Glance

Seaside location
Woodland setting
Wood cabin
Alfresco dining
Log burner


All ground floor
Open plan
Freeview tv
Off-road parking
Shop & pub 3.5 miles

About Nutkin Lodge

Sleeping four, all on the ground floor, one king-size double and one twin for flexible family or friend sleeping arrangements, shower room with wash hand basin and WC.

Open plan living and dining area, with wooden flooring and eclectic but comfy seating mix rustic features with modern styling. There’s a wood burning stove with a chimney as a centrepiece, a two-seater dining set and a superb modern kitchen.

There is plenty of space for off-road parking and extra dining set under the covered front entrance to the lodge to enjoy breakfasts, evening meals, or drinks at one with nature, breathing in the woodland air.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Coldingham

The lodge sits in pine woodland, not so densely forested that people and pets can’t get out and about to explore the sights, sounds and smells of nature right on the doorstep. Breakfast at home, or head through the woods into Coldingham village, stocking up on provisions from the general store or local butcher, and stop off in one of the two dog-friendly village pubs.

Pay a visit to Coldingham Priory, an 11th-century Benedictine monastery that is now in ruins but was once of the most important religious institutions in Scotland.

Head down to Coldingham Bay, and let the dogs stretch their legs along the sandy beach of this sheltered inlet, which is not only dog friendly but has a lovely cafe to rest up, have some refreshments and wipe off the sand.

Just to the north of the bay is St Abb’s, which houses a National Nature Reserve on the cliff top and draws visitors from all over the world to see the puffin colony in action, as well as regular visits from dolphins. The visitor centre is also very welcoming and helpful, not to mention informative and dog friendly.

Take a short drive south to Eyemouth, the local hub where you can buy just about anything you’d ever need. Eat great local food and perhaps book a boat trip on a “rib”, a sturdy type of inflatable boat that powers up Eye Water into the north sea for some spectacular views of the wild Berwickshire coast.

Last Word

This is a truly unique getaway, a wooden cabin in the woods near the coast, surrounded by wildlife and well away from the modern world and human stresses. Humans and dogs alike will enjoy the total freedom of the place, and there is also loads to do back in civilisation, which is just a short walk away.

Enjoy the local hospitality and produce in Coldingham, and get a taste of the history of the place at the Priory before enjoying the sea air and sand down at the Bay. With fresh air in your lungs, take in the wildlife at St Abb’s Head nature reserve, or head for Eyemouth for a seaside town experience you won’t find in England. Explore Berwickshire, including its capital at Berwick upon Tweed, only relatively recently (according to the locals) part of England.

The borders are a special part of the UK, and the Scottish capital of Edinburgh is an easy drive to the northwest, while Northumbrian landmarks like Holy Island and Bamburgh are even closer. Whether your tastes are for long coastal walks, history, culture or food and drink, it’s all at hand, with an exceptional log cabin in the woods to come home to at night.
Nutkin Lodge
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