Exterior | The Flag House, St Abbs Head
Open plan living space | St Abbs The Flag House - St Abbs Lighthouse Cottages, St Abbs Head
  • Cottage
  • St Abbs Head
  • CC538053

St Abbs Lighthouse Cottages - St Abbs The Flag House


out of 10

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

  • 0

Car parking on site
Coast within 1 mile

Perched high on the cliff top at the head of St Abbs, the setting of St Abbs The Flag House is simply sublime!

Ground Floor:
20 steps to entrance.
All on ground floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area: With Freeview Smart TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom area: With kingsize sofa bed.
Shower room: With shower and toilet.

Electric central heating, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.

Sitting out area with furniture. Bike store. Parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: Fenced seacliffs 21 yards away.

The winding climb up the protected cliff face to the top rewards with the most magical of sea views; seen from many of the windows of the property. The Flag House was indeed where the flags were stored and outside was where the flag flew. Now it is a comfortable studio with spectacular sea views from every window. With steps up to the door, there is a small entrance area which opens into the main living area with a neat galley kitchen on one side and a dining table by the window. Waking up to watch the sea all around is the stuff of special holiday memories. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
St Abbs The Flag House can be booked together with Lightkeepers Cottage (CC538023), Lighthouse Retreat (CC538024) and Keepers Fold (CC538025) to accommodate up to 12 guests.


  • Customers' Choice 2021


Coastal Within 1 Mile

Cycle Store

Detached Property

Garden or Patio

Golf nearby

Grouped Property

Parking - On Site

Sea View

Shower Cubicle



Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 22 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • On my own


out of 10

Perfect place, perfect location, previous comments about the bed are true but I was aware of that from previous reviews so cannot justifiably complain about that. The memories of walking the Berwickshire Coastal path will stay with me for a long time

12 Sep 2022


  • Sheffield

  • Couple


out of 10

Ideal place to stay for a couple. Lovely location with beautiful views also ideal to travel to Dunbar, Eyemouth, Bamburgh, Seahouses and Berwick.

14 Aug 2022


  • Lincolnshire

  • Couple


out of 10

We loved our holiday in this unique location. On our first morning we discovered that a conservation group were setting up next to the lighthouse to watch whales for most of the day, so we joined them for a while, only catching sight of some dolphins in the evening after the group, and the nature reserve’s other visitors, had all gone home. Hard to know how to score this fairly for local amenities, because it depends on what you want. It’s not great for supermarkets, gift shops etc, but you are next to a lighthouse, so it’s a bit beside the point. Our best days were the ones we spent close to the cottage, looking out to sea, where, as well as the dolphins, we think we saw minke whales and porpoises. Seabirds are all over the sides of the cliffs, just yards from the cottages. There’s a good cafe in St Abb’s village, by the harbour, which is walkable along the coast path, though I wouldn’t want to hazard it in the dark. Fantastic seafood for sale in Eyemouth harbour if you are happy to cook your own. Bring walking shoes, binoculars, and a full body wetsuit complete with gloves and aqua socks if you want to try the snorkel trail, because the sea is icy. Wetsuits are for hire at Coldingham Bay, a short drive away. The bed is, bluntly, the worst bed we’ve slept in when hiring a cottage but we knew that before booking. A mattress protector is provided, which improves the bed a little. It’s better than a camp bed, just about. Otherwise the cottage is clean and fairly well equipped. The dining chairs are the fold out ikea ones. It almost seems churlish to mention the furnishings, because the location is so good and the value for money incredible. During the day there are a few walkers on the nature reserve and at night nobody at all. I’d come here every year if I could. Spectacular.

11 Aug 2022

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