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The Old Coastguard Lookout with Hot Tub and Huge Sea Views. Cove


If guests are affected by Covid-19 lockdown, and we cannot legally provide you with accommodation, or you are unable to travel, due to a breach in Covid restrictions, we are offering guests vouchers or a date change. We cannot cover for your disinclination to travel, or if you have received a positive covid test result, or for personal reasons that you or your party might be experiencing. We would ask that you refer to your travel insurance policy.

Exterior of unique coastal cottage in Cove.
Exterior of unique coastal cottage in Cove.

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The Old Coastguard Lookout with Hot Tub and Huge Sea Views. Sleeps 4.

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Includes …

  • Wifi internet
  • Private garden
  • Free parking (outdoor)
  • Pet friendly


The Old Coastguard Lookout is a pet-friendly detached upside-down cottage in the picturesque hamlet of Cove, and boasts panoramic sea views, a hot tub, and a private garden.

Cosy and comfortable throughout, it sleeps four in two double bedrooms, one with an ensuite bathroom. Upstairs the kitchen and living room enjoy superb open vistas of the coast. From here you can access the two large balconies, or enjoy a winter evening in front of the wood-burning stove.

Cove Harbour has historically been the scene of much smuggling. Indeed, the Coastguard Lookout is said to have built in its location to catch the smugglers at work! The beautiful harbour is just a 5-minute walk away.

The property offers stunning sea views across the North Sea and the coastal cliffs taking in Bass Rock, the Isle of May, the Fife coastline, Fast Castle, and Siccar Point, the birthplace of geology (please note that views to the north include Torness Nuclear Power Station).

The views from the living room and kitchen, the main bedroom, the private garden, the hot tub, and its two large balconies will enchant you, no matter what the season.

Sit back, relax and unwind in the eco-friendly cedarwood hot tub in your private garden - enjoy the sea views, watch birds on the wing, listen to the ocean’s roar and feel the wind on your cheeks. The garden is enclosed, so pets are welcome to enjoy the security of this space too.

The former Boathouse makes a light and spacious double bedroom with amazing views. Situated on the ground floor, it boasts an ensuite shower room. The second double bedroom is bright, airy, and enjoys the morning sun. There is also a 2nd shower room.

A delightful spiral staircase leads you to the first-floor kitchen, dining, and living areas. The kitchen is fully fitted and the living room comfortably furnished, including a wood-burning stove.

A 30-minute walk along the coastal bluffs or a 2-minute drive brings you to the nearest restaurant at Pease Bay, an expansive sandy beach also worth exploring. The town of Dunbar is only 10 minutes drive away, with all services including trains direct to Edinburgh's Waverley Station.

Please note: children older than 10 years are welcome.

Other facilities

This property has two shower rooms.

Pets are welcome, but there is an open spiral staircase, and this can frighten some pets.

Sleeping arrangements

2 x Double Bedrooms


Old boathouse conversion.

Linen and bedding

  • Linen provided Yes
  • Bath towels provided Yes
  • Bedding provided Yes


  • Dishwasher Yes
  • Fridge Yes
  • Freezer Yes
  • Oven Yes
  • Microwave Yes
  • Washing machine Yes
  • Hair dryer Yes


  • Private garden Yes
  • Balcony Yes
  • Hot tub Yes


  • WiFi Yes


  • Pets allowed Yes
  • Free parking (outdoor) Yes


  • CD player Yes


  • Wood burning stove Yes
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi Yes


    Living room and kitchen on 1st floor, accessible by spiral staircase only. No lift.

    Cove, Scotland


    You can park on the street right outside The Old Coastguard Lookout.

    In addition, at the end of the Cove road, there is a parking lot.

    • Free parking (outdoor)

    Check-in from 16:00

    You will be asked to check-out before 10:00


    • Swimming (Outdoor) [¼ mile]
    • Fishing [¼ mile]
    • Shops [½ mile]
    • Express supermarket [½ mile]
    • Beach [¼ mile]
    • Ocean [¼ mile]

    Also nearby

    The Pease Dean Nature Reserve can be accessed from Pease Bay parking lot.
    Dunglass Estate is also a lovely walk.
    Belhaven Bay - a premier spot for surfers at Dunbar. (20-minute drive)
    Other sandy beaches and/or trails to visit in the area to recommend include Tyninghame, and Coldingham.
    Foxlake - a 5-star award-winning adventure hub offering a wide variety of unique outdoor and water activities - just outside Dunbar
    East Links Family Park Dunbar - family-friendly park with animal enclosures, train rides, go-karts, bouncy castle, fort, and much more.
    Villages to visit nearby - East Linton, Tyninghame, North Berwick, and Eyemouth.

    Local area

    Cove/Cockburnspath is the start/end point for three long-distance walks: The Southern Upland Way, the Berwickshire Coastal Path, and the John Muir Way.


    The Old Coastguard Lookout is fantastic! Amazing views, and a comfortable house with everything you could need, including a lovely wood stove. The hot tub is the real highlight though! Really enjoyed the extra touches for the dog and for the humans, thank you. Highly recommend a stay here.

    Property manager response (03 May 2022)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We are delighted you had such a comfortable stay and found everything you needed for your self-catering break. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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