Covid-19 Guest Information & Advice

Whilst the Blue Cabin may seem the perfect place to isolate, we have not taken anything for granted.

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How to escape: Why a cabin break can refresh the soul

From the Guardian:

‘Described by Stephen Fry as “the coviest of coves”, the conservation of Scotland’s pretty Cove Harbour is part supported by profits from this sea-facing cabin. An hour’s drive from Edinburgh, this bolthole sleeps up to 4 in one double and two bunks. There’s also a small kitchen, living area with a woodburner, and a shower room. Outside, a terrace with seating and barbecue help make the most of the local haul, including lobster and crab direct from the fishermen. Beyond the beach, there are cliff-top coastal paths to explore.’

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The Blue Cabin is one of Scotland’s Best

Trusted for over 20 years, this fully comprehensive guide features over 2,000 recommendations designed for every type of adventure and budget.  From wild camping and secret beaches to destination dining and unique hotels, Scotland the Best has something to delight travellers and locals alike.

Lachlan Gaudie and the Story of Scottish Art

One of our recent shoots at Cove has been part of BBC2’s superb four part ‘Story of Scottish Art’ with Cove standing in for Campbeltown, Kintyre.

Lachlan Gaudie and the whole series has been remarkable. Here Lachlan is being filmed by the ‘camera’ in the sky, whilst the fishermen discuss boats.

BBC Countryfile

Blue Cabin by the Sea was recently featured in BBC Countryfile Magazine.

“The Blue Cabin is only accessible through a rock-cut smuggling tunnel and across a beach by foot, and is the perfect spot to enjoy unspoilt natural beauty. Musicians and writers have found inspiration in the tranquil setting and views. There’s even a fireplace for colder days”

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Cool Cottages in the Guardian

The Blue Cabin was recently featured in the Guardian.

‘An hour from Edinburgh, this blue-painted cabin sits on Cove Harbour, a mile from Cockburnspath. Inside it’s a testimony to its owners’ creativity, with fretwork beds (one box, one bunk), seaweed-shaped door handles, mirrors covered with shells, and two Orkney chairs beside a woodburning stove. The birthplace of John Muir, father of the US national parks, is close by, at the end of the John Muir Way.’

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Heavenly Holiday Home

Blue Cabin by the Sea was recently featured in Country Life Magazine.

‘This vibrantly painted blue cabin is no less colourful inside; it’s stylishly decorated and furnished while retaining a real seaside feel. Built in the 1920s as a holiday cabin, its grassy bank leads straight down to the beach. The Blue Cabin is only accessible through a rock-cut former smugglers’ tunnel or across a beach by foot.

Cove Harbour is a pretty, privately managed harbour that is frequently used as a film location. There are excellent local walks nearby as well as plenty of opportunities for boat trips, sea angling, rock pooling, swimming and birdwatching.’

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Idyllic Seaside Bolthole

The Blue Cabin was featured in The Scotsman interiors supplement.

‘This idyllic seaside bolthole is the perfect spot to make family memories that will last forever.

For Benjamin Tindall, purchasing this little cabin by the sea two years ago was a bit like salvaging a treasured piece of his childhood. As a boy the Edinburgh-based architect frequently holidayed at Cove Harbour, north of Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders, and was thrilled when the opportunity to buy this cabin arose.

Guests have included writers and musicians who find inspiration in the tranquil setting and who might choose to do a spot of work at the antique desk and chair slotted into the bunk room.

It is the bespoke detailing that really makes the property. The large mirror above the fireplace was specially made with shells from the beach, and Tindall commissioned Skye-based Kathleen Lindsley to make the wall-mounted wood engraving of the cabin, showing its hillside setting overlooking the harbour. Further atmospheric touches include a stuffed razorbill perched in the corner of the living room.

Tindall took time to get every detail at the Blue Cabin by the Sea just right. “Such a special place deserved the attention,” he says’

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Spring 2017 Newsletter

Contents include Bob’s radio, low flying aircraft, gardening and an awesome endorsement.

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