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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