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Stylish and comfortable sitting room

Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

This family friendly bolthole is a bright and spacious first floor flat on North Berwick's centrally located Balfour Street. It has partial views of the town's east beach and across to May Island on a clear day from the bay windowed sitting room. The apartment has been designed with your every need in mind and for those with very young children looking to escape the stresses of their everyday lives the added bonus of this bolthole is that it is incredibly baby-friendly too with it's fully-furnished toddler bedroom and a travel cot and highchair to hand. It is on one level.

It is also perfect for those looking to play golf or just get away from it all. Whilst the main accommodation offers one double, one twin room, there is a fold away bed that could be put up in the toddler bedroom and/or a bed settee in the sitting room. Allowing for up to six people.

The decor is fresh and stylish throughout.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach A stone throw away!
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh, Nearest railway: North berwick (regular service to edinburgh)
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden

The Lothians region

With over 40 miles of stunning coastline, golden beaches, rolling countryside, award-winning attractions, excellent food & drink and the world's finest links golf courses, East Lothian has the best of Scotland! It may feel like a million miles away, but it's only minutes from Edinburgh.

From the excitement of Musselburgh Racecourse to the awesome sight of Concorde, in all her glory; the award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre to the impressive clifftop fortress of Tantallon Castle, you'll be spoiled for choice. There really is something for everyone!

Birthplace of John Muir, the father of conservation, the area is home to a rich variety of wildlife and thousands of seabirds arriving each year to nest on its islands and coastline.

Charming towns and villages invite you to browse in art galleries, museums and gift shops. The famous Brunton Theatre attracts some of the best theatre, dance and entertainment around and, not to be forgotten, East Lothian is the ancient home of golf. You'll find some of the great links and parkland courses of the world here, including the world famous Muirfield Links.

Known as the garden of Scotland, you can savour delicious fresh local produce, as well as seafood specialities in East Lothian's delicatessens, restaurants and cafes. Look out for the farmers' market in Haddington where you can try some of the best food and drink to be found in East Lothian. And don't forget to sample Scotland's national drink at the five star Glenkinchie Distillery.

Officially the sunniest and driest area in Scotland, with more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the country, you'll have all the time you need to make the most of a visit to Scotland's sunshine coast.

North Berwick

North Berwick is one of Scotland's best coastal resorts with beautiful golden beaches and a vibrant town centre offering boutiques and art galleries, complemented by delicious local produce and the finest wines and spirits.

We are the home of the award winning Scottish Seabird Centre and National Museum of Flight, and lie between the impressive ruins of both Tantallon and Dirleton Castles. Further afield we have John Muir's Birthplace, Musselburgh Racecourse, The Saltire Centre, Myreton Motor Museum, Raceland and Glenkinchie Distillery – ensuring there is an activity for everyone, come rain or shine.

To the north lies the Firth of Forth, home to a range of amazing wildlife including seabirds such as gannets, puffins, guillemots, shags and kittiwakes together with seals and dolphins – wildlife cruises sail from our local harbour. The Bass Rock has been described by Sir David Attenborough as 'one of the 12 wildlife wonders of the world.'

Our town has a long and interesting history and whether you choose to visit one of our castles or the Saltire Centre you won't be disappointed. Why don't you set off to find out more about the North Berwick witches or the historic Pilgrim's Ferry?

If you like to get active North Berwick has plenty to offer with scenic walks and great cycle routes, not to mention three golf courses which offer enjoyable, if sometimes challenging, rounds for golfers of all abilities.

Whether you're looking for a cultural getaway or a romantic weekend break, visit North Berwick and be inspired.

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17 Sep 2014


"First Class Apartment !"

The apartment is first class, a great location, terrific views and a short walk to the beach. The space, fixtures and furnishings were excellent, the owner has done a great job in presenting this to t… More

So glad you will be back. Will look forward to that! Regards, Lorna

3 Sep 2014


"Great apartment in good location, spoiled by building works on outside walls"

The apartment was more spacious than we had imagined and well appointed. View sitting in the bay window would have been great - but unfortunately there was long term work being carried out on the outs… More

Hi auriol. Yes, the works have been nothing short of a nightmare. Unfortunately it seems your stay was during the worst time. The works are now almost finished and the building looks great, the internal stair is about to be painted. I am working on a handbook for the apartment at the moment noting how to use all the appliances etc. Thank you for your feedback.

25 Aug 2014



Absolutely fantastic apartment with everything you need especially if travelling with young children Lorna had toys, dvd's nets, buckets spades....couldn't ask for better and our kids just … More

Thank you Lisa. Would live to have you back! Lorna

31 Jul 2014


"Elegant and relaxed apartment in a great seaside location"

We were made to feel very welcome at Lornas home with wee gifts for the kids and fresh flowers on the table.This is a lovely place to stay, less than 1 min walk to the beach and only a few mins to som… More

Really glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope you will visit again. regards, Lorna

24 Jul 2014


"Family-friendly beach apartment"

This place was a clean, well decorated, family friendly apartment just steps away from the North Berwick beach. The owner thought of the little things (like a personalized welcome note, a small milk i… More

Thank you for your feedback - I will certainly act on this. I hope to welcome you back soon! Lorna

12 Jul 2014


"Perfect holiday, perfect apartment"

We've just spent a fantastic week in North Berwick at Bolthole by the beach. The apartment was perfect for us - spacious, comfortable, well stocked - and the little added extras from Lorna, incl… More

Glad you had a great time. If I could organise that weather for everyone, I would! Hope to have you to stay again. Lorna

24 Jun 2014


"Like staying in a friend's house - a friend with very good taste!"

We have just returned from an absolutely fantastic time at Bolthole by the beach. Although the pictures of the flat make it look lovely, you cannot appreciate just how beautiful the flat is until you get there. We had not appreciated quite how close the beach was and the views are great.

Every little detail has been thought of so it feels like you are staying at a (very stylish) friend's house. The kids (2 and 5) had an absolutely ball and loved all the toys and books that had been left out for them.

I would not hesitate to recommend it and we will certainly be back ourselves.

Welcome back any time!

12 Apr 2014


"Fabulous stay, couldn't have asked for more"

We stayed at the Bolthole for 6 weeks in between a relocation to Edinburgh. The apartment couldn't be in a better position, you can sit and watch the waves lap from the sitting room. The apartment itself, wonderfully decorated, oodles of space and well equipped. North Berwick is a great place to stay, I second The Ship pub, food outstanding and welcomes children. Lorna was so accommodating, making sure we were happy and well catered for. No hesitation in recommending The Bolthole.

Thanks Laura. I told you you'd fall in love with north berwick! Hope to see you here again soon! Lorna x

12 Apr 2014


"Great location, bright, airy and well equipped."

Had a great stay at "Bolthole by the Beach" and will recommend it to friends and family. Walking distance for all amenities. Our 3 year old did not want to leave !!

Many thanks for this, glad you enjoyed!

16 Feb 2014


"pleasant stay"

Since this is a new rental property we thought it would be useful to write a review for future users.Our small family rented the property for 5 days and greatly enjoyed our stay in this lovely little … More

Many thanks for this. I'd love to welcome you back any time!

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