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Excellent 5/5 21 reviews

Yellowcraig House with the Loft beyond

Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 16

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Luxury self catering holiday villa on the edge of Archerfield Golf Course and Spa, close to North Berwick and Gullane. Close to the best beaches and Championship golf courses of Muirfield and Gullane, yet less than half an hour by train or car to the centre of Edinburgh. Check out the Archerfield Golf Club website at

Yellowcraig House is a superb 6 bedroom villa - the perfect property to accommodate a large group of guests. Catering in the villa is available as an optional extra - home cooked Scottish specialities using carefully sourced local ingredients such as North Berwick lobster, crab and shrimp; East Lothian salmon, trout and other speciality fish; Aberdeen Angus beef and steaks, venison from the nearby estates; Ballencrieff pork and gammon and of course award-winning haggis. We are also able to provide wine and Scotch malt whisky tasting events to wash everything down...!

Size Sleeps up to 16, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach Yellowcraig Beach 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 53 km, Nearest railway: Drem 7 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 En suites
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Yellowcraig House and Loft is perfect for both golf nuts and beach bums, yet is within easy reach of all that the City of Ediburgh and the rest of the Lothians has to offer. We are very popular for large family get-togethers and have full disabled access, including a convenient ground floor bedroom with walk-in shower/wet room.

There is a luxury spa on site plus The Walled Garden - a cafe/restaurant serving imaginative and delicious menus throughout the day and into the evening; a microbrewery making craft ales on site to savour at the bar or taste and take home; a deli offering the very best of local produce - including fresh fish and live shellfish; and a gallery shop with original crafts, gifts and art to browse and buy. You can also tour the Archerfield Estate on two unusual wheels with Segway Adventures.

Sleeping arrangements:

Ground floor:

(1) Double bedroom with en-suite shower room, doubling as ground floor WC/shower room.

First floor:

(2) Master bedroom with a super king-sized bed and a luxury bathroom with double shower enclosure in glass block and a free standing bath with waterproof TV facing. Amazing feature is the high apex ceiling with skylights and electric shutters. Further large flat screen TV facing the bed. This bedroom can accommodate a further single bed if required.

(3) Double bedroom with a king-sized bed and en-suite shower room. High apex ceiling with skylights and electric shutters. Flat screen TV.

(4) A family bedroom with a double bed and a single bed. There is an en-suite bathroom with luxury bath and separate shower enclosure. This room has great sea views of Fidra Island and the Isle of May beyond.

(5) Twin bedroom with two single beds en-suite shower room. En-suite bathroom with luxury bath and separate shower enclosure. This bedroom can accommodate a further single or double bed if required.

Second floor:

(6) Family bedroom with a double bed and a single bed with an en-suite full luxury bathroom. Views of Dirleton Castle

Bathrooms: Every bedroom has en-suite shower and WC. 4 of the bedrooms also have a designer bath.

Kitchen: Stunning brand new kitchen with Miele cooking appliances - two gas hobs, two stainless steel ovens, a microwave and a steam oven. Large American style fridge freezer and a separate wine fridge located under the kitchen island. Large granite-topped kitchen island with sink and kettle boiler seats 6. Access out on to the private back garden, patio and barbecue.

Utility Room: Large utility room off the kitchen fully equipped with two washing machines, a tumble dryer and additional sink

Sitting room : There is a spacious sitting room with a large open fire, television with Satellite (Sky) and a DVD player

Dining room : Formal dining room to seat 12 with access directly out to the private back garden

TV snug: The TV snug is the perfect area for keeping those young at heart entertained! Satellite (Sky) TV, DVD player, Playstation 2, Wii with a full kit for Guitar Hero. Music can be piped throughout the house.

Non smoking. All bed linen and towels are provided.

There is a private garden with a very large grassed lawn and a paved BBQ patio area with a gas BBQ and outside seating. Private access gate to John Muir Walk pathway. Private parking for up to 12 cars

Suitability: Perfect for large families or groups, and of course golf enthusiasts

Further details outdoors

Yellowcraig House has a large front garden with a parking area for up to 12 cars and to the rear the property has a larged lawned garden and a patio area for outside dining.

Further details

We have no fixed changeover day and early/late checkouts can be arranged.

The Lothians region

East Lothian is located in the South East of Scotland, neighbouring the capital city of Edinburgh. The award winning coastline stretches along the southern edge of the Firth of Forth to the boundaries of the Scottish Borders. East Lothian is often referred to as Edinburgh's playground due to its close proximity to the city. The county covers approximately 257 square miles, allowing easy access to all of the local attractions.

With over 40 miles of magnificent coastline, golden beaches, rolling countryside, spectacular cliffs, award-winning tourist attractions and the world’s finest selection of links golf courses, East Lothian combines the best of Scotland in miniature! It may feel like a million miles away, but it’s only minutes from Edinburgh by car, train or bus!

East Lothian is a great place to visit if you like the outdoors. With miles of beautiful coastline, providing a playground for water sports activities from surfing in Dunbar to sailing in North Berwick. The coast is also the route for the John Muir Way, a long distance walk taking in the full cost of East Lothian from Musselburgh to Dunbar. The Lammermuirs to the south provide walkers and wildlife spotters with wide-open spaces where you might wander all day long without meeting another soul! With rolling countryside and a stunning coast, East Lothian has much to offer the outdoor enthusiast.

You are sure to find something unique when you shop in East Lothian. Our villages and towns are well served with names you will recognise but we also have excellent independent retailers offering exclusive merchandise. Many of our shops sell high quality locally crafted and sourced products. Whether you want to treat yourself, take home a souvenir or buy something for family and friends you are sure to find just the right thing.

East Lothian is known as the Garden of Scotland. There is a superb range of fresh local produce available throughout the year. Whether you’re a foodie or just enjoy good food and drink you’ll be spoilt for choice in East Lothian. On the last Saturday of each month you can come and taste and buy local produce at Haddington Farmer’s Market. A range of first class cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels all prepare the finest food using the best of local ingredients.


Our part of East Lothian is famous for its golf and is home to more first class courses along this short stretch of course than you can shake a stick at. Top of the list must be Muirfield itself, with Luffness, Dirleton, Gullane, Archerfield, North Berwick and Dunbar close behind.

Within walking distance (10-15 mins) of Yellowcraig Loft is the Castle Inn Hotel and Restaurant, Dirleton Gallery (which has a daytime cafe), the Open Arms Hotel and the village store.Gullane has its own beach (ours is called Yellowcraig) and a good range of local shops, bars/restaurants.

Dirleton is most famous for its Castle which was one of the first castles to be built around 1100, introduced by incoming feudal lords from Normandy, Brittany and Flanders. The de Vaux family, who came from Normandy in the 12th century settled first in a manor house at Elbottle (close to our villa in Archerfield) and then early in the next century relocated to Dirleton village where John de Vaux built the yellow sandstone Castle. During the civil war in the 1640s, Dirleton Castle was occupied by Moss Troopers but in November 1650 they were forced to surrender to Oliver Cromwell's army under the command of General Monk who bombarded the ramparts into the ruin you can see today.

There is the Scottish Seabird Centre only 2 miles drive to North Berwick where you can charter a boat or enjoy a trip out to one of the Islands of the coastline.

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Review 1-10 of 21

13 Aug 2014


"Everything you could wish for and more...."

16 family members of all ages rented this house for a weekend to celebrate a golden wedding. The house was beautifully decorated with more than enough rooms and space to ensure you never felt crowded.… More

21 Jul 2014


"Lovely Loft in a beautiful area!"

Yellowcraig loft is an ideal holiday rental for seeing North Berwick/Edinburgh.We attended a wedding in Archerfield house so a superb location.Loft is spacious, modern, well equipped including milk et… More

27 Jun 2014


"Superb Luxury accomodation"

A large group of us had booked this house to attend a nearby event and all i can say is WOW WOW WOW our group were more than delighted on arrival with this stunning house. Beautifully decorated throu… More

9 May 2014


"Amazing house,great for large get together."

We stayed at Yellocraig House for 4 days over Easter to celebrate our 40th. annniversary.In total there were 15 of us (10 adults and 5 children) The house was amazing and just ideal for our needs.The … More

26 Nov 2013


"Fantastic property. Great location. Warm welcome."

The Loft is a fantastic property in a great location.We have stayed here before and loved it so much we returned with our son and his partner and they loved it too!The apartment is spacious,warm, tast… More

27 Oct 2013


"The perfect house, perfect location, perfect host!"

We stayed at yellowcraigs for weekend in september to celebrate Granny's 92nd birthday. our party was made up of 12 people ageing from 9 months to 92 and everyone was well catered for. The weekend could not have been better. The house is of excellent standard and very homely. Great location with plenty to do within easy walk or drive. Eric prepared us a super meal which meant we could relax and enjoy our Saturday night. We hope to return! If you are in any doubt about booking this house- do it! You will not be disappointed.

10 Sep 2013


"A lovely property with a warm welcome in a great location. We loved it."

Lovely property and we were very well locked after by the owners. Lots to do in the local area and something for all ages. We had a great time.

9 Sep 2013


"Excellent house for large groups"

I recently stayed at Yellowcraig House with a group of 11 adults. The house was perfect for our needs with 6 bedrooms, all en suite. The house is very well equipped and offers everything you could pos… More

1 Sep 2013


"Faultless and fabulous"

Just returned from weekend with 10 lovely friends to celebrate 2 50ths. The accommodation was everything it says - first class luxury without any stuffiness. Each of the 6 bedrooms has an en suite, an… More

9 Aug 2013


"Brilliant party house"

Stayed at Yellowcraig House for a weekend hen party and the house delivered in every way, from plush but un-stuffy décor and rooms, to spacious back garden with BBQ and comfy furniture, to a big social kitchen that became the indoor hub of our socialising. Eric was so helpful in the lead up to and during our stay, too. You need to spoil yourself and organise a stay at this house - it's a treat.

Review 1-10 of 21

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