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Winner 2014 - AARAN HAVEN - 3 beds - 5 star rated

Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Excellent 5/5 75 reviews

stunning livingroom with dual aspect windows

Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Awarded of 'WINNER OF TRIPADVISORS CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2014' & 'TOP RENTAL 2013' by Flipkey - AARAN HAVEN is a lovely period property (1880), officially rated 5 stars by Visit Scotland. Occupying the entire upper floor of a spacious detached stone built house with its own private entrance and a private child safe garden. Aaran Haven has a lovely Sitting-room with an original Victorian marble fireplace, fully fitted kitchen/ diner, 3 spacious bedrooms with superking beds that can be converted to singles or a combination of both on request. We can sleep 6 guests very comfortably. One family bathroom with freestanding bath and two shower- rooms. We have working shutters in all principal rooms.

Complimentary welcome basket, bathrobes, slippers and toiletries provided. Enjoy a wee dram of whisky with our compliments.

SKY TV and WIFI

Our new apartment Aaran Oaks is located on the ground floor.

We are superbly located in the heart of North Berwick's lovely conservation area 'Westgate', just a pitching wedge from the world famous West Course, beaches, parks, individual shops, restaurants, galleries and train station.

"Just the perfect location for your holiday or short break"

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach North berwick 100 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 50 km, Nearest railway: North Berwick 200 m
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 DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Further details indoors

THE SITTINGROOM. This is a lovely room with dual aspect windows. We have an original marble fireplace with cast iron insert and a living flame gas coal fire, two.

2 large luxurious sofas, one can be converted easily to double sofa bed on request and comfortable enough to sleep on a permanent basis, ample occasional furniture. For entertainment we have a 42” LG plasma TV, SKY TV, playstation 2 and iPod docking station.

Help yourself to a wee dram with our compliments.

THE KITCHEN/DININGROOM has been fitted with stylish cream gloss units and fully integrated appliances, including gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge, freezer, microwave, Gaggia coffee maker and dualit toaster, table and six leather dining chairs.

We are fully equipped to cook a light snack or a gourmet meal.

THREE DOUBLE BEDROOMS, all our bedrooms are very generously proportioned and have Super King beds that can be converted to singles or a combination of both on request.

A wonderful evening’s sleep is ensured with quality mattresses and bed linen.

BATHROOM with freestanding bath, WC and hand basin.

SHOWER-ROOM with WC and handbasin.

FURTHER SHOWER-ROOM with twin basins.

Further details outdoors

We have a selection of garden furniture including rattan sofa and two rattan chairs and rattan coffee table, patio table and 6 chairs in our small private child safe, garden for our guests to use.

Further details

Departures 10am - Arrivals 4pm

Includes all linen, towels, electricity, heating, complimentary bottle of Cava, bathrobes and slippers.

A cot and highchair are supplied free of charge on request.

The Lothians region

East Lothian is reputedly the driest, sunniest part of the U.K. and the many sandy beaches and rocky coves provide a wonderful natural playground for children and adults alike. Little wonder that visitors are attracted to this charming, coastal holiday resort with its pleasant situation and scenery, yet just half an hour by car or train from Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh.

North Berwick itself offers a good variety of shops, bistros, coffee bars & restaurants. There are many interesting walks around the town, including North Berwick Law, a small hill, 612ft. high, with magnificent views over East Lothian, the Firth of Forth, Fife and beyond.

North Berwick

Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers

Host to the Open Golf Championship as recently as 2002, widely acclaimed to be the best golf course in the UK.

Gullane

Three fine golf courses on and around Gullane Hill, with marvellous views to all the points of the compass, across the Firth of Forth and the East Lothian countryside.

Luffness

A fine course which completes the complement of four on and around Gullane Hill and brings one close to the Aberlady Bay Nature Reserve.

Archerfield Golf Links

Two new golf courses in the Archerfield Estate which form part of a very prestigious development.

North Berwick West

The West course at North Berwick is famous across the world as a traditional links course by the sea - some its holes have been copied in many other parts of the world.

North Berwick East (The Glen)

A short climb to the first green reveals unbelievable views of the rugged coastline, with every hole affording the golfer a different perspective over the Firth of Forth.

Kilspindie

A delightful little course on the west side of Aberlady Bay, with fine views towards Gullane Hill.

Craigielaw

A very new golf course which has already been acclaimed by golfers as a fine test alongside Kilspindie. Golf in East Lothian has more details on the local golf amenities.

Golf in East Lothian has more details on the local golf amenities

Nearby attractions and facilities

Scottish Seabird Centre

The Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick is an award winning wildlife visitor centre and one of Scotland's five star attractions. From its stunning location overlooking the sea and islands of the Forth, visitors enjoy a close encounter with nature to remember.

Museum of Flight

Man's fascination with flight comes to life at this protected First and Second World War airfield. A site steeped in history, in 1919 the R34 Airship took off from East Fortune on its record-breaking first east-west transatlantic flight. Here you will discover some of the most extraordinary machines in the world that reveal the story of our ambition to take to the skies and find out how flight has changed our world.

Myreton Motor Museum

The museum has a large collection of cars, bicycles, motor cycles and commercial vehicles dating from 1899. There is also a large collection of period advertising, posters, enamel signs, and toy vehicles.

John Muir's Birthplace

John Muir's life and work has inspired people all over the world. Now the Dunbar birthplace of the pioneering conservationist has been transformed into a new visitor attraction. The stunning interpretative centre highlights the work and achievements of this remarkable man.

Preston Mill

There has been a mill on this site since the 16th century, and the present stone buildings date from the 18th century. The conical roofed kiln and attractive red pantiled buildings make Preston Mill a popular haunt for photographers and artists, while the nearby millpond with resident ducks geese provides the finishing touches to an idyllic countryside spot East Links Family Park - just to the west of Dunbar, full of fascinating attractions for all the family.

Lennoxlove House

Set among East Lothian woodlands a mile south of Haddington with a fine outlook to the Lammermuir Hills, is a house with a threefold interest - its historic architecture, the association of successive owners with the Royal Stewarts and its contents, especially it's paintings. The earliest parts of the House were built well before 1400.

Tantallon Castle

Two miles east of North Berwick is a rocky headland surrounded by cliffs offering stunning views north to the sea-bird colony on Bass Rock. Anywhere else, Bass Rock would dominate the attention, but here it takes second place to the remarkable curtain wall of Tantallon Castle.

Dirleton Castle

The village of Dirleton lies two miles west of North Berwick. Set within it and contained by an estate wall is a magnificent garden which the Guinness Book of Records certifies as home to the world's longest herbaceous border.

Belhaven Brewery Visitors Centre

Located approximately 1 mile (1½ km) west of the centre of Dunbar in East Lothian the Belhaven Brewery was founded in 1719 and remains the oldest surviving independent brewery in Scotland and one of the oldest in Britain. It is likely that brewing was originally carried out by Benedictine Monks on the land around 'Bele' (now Belhaven) granted to them by King David I (c. 1080 - 1153).

Glenkinchie Distillery

Scotland's only lowland malt whisky distillery is at Pencaitland, approx 12 mile from West Fenton.

Aberlady Bay Nature Reserve

Half a mile east of Aberlady a small car park on a bend in the A198 gives access to the Aberlady Bay Local Nature Reserve. This became Britain's first Local Nature Reserve in 1952 and is looked after by East Lothian Council. The total area of the reserve is 582 hectares or 1,439 acres, though two thirds of this is sand, mudflats and salt marsh falling below the high tide mark.

Boat trips

To the Bass Rock and the May Island. In summer, a boat trip from the harbour at North Berwick or Dunbar is a real chance to get really close to a vast number of seabirds.

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27 Jul 2014

5/5

"a wonderful find in a beautiful part of Scotland, a real "haven" indeed!"

Wonderful! Ideal location for easy access to town, golf course, beach and walks. Beautiful apartment finished to a very high standard, Evelyn has thought of everything a guest might need, right down t… More

30 Jun 2014

5/5

"5 Star Experience"

Excellent holiday. The quality & standard of cleanliness throughout the apartment was excellent. In addition, the inclusion of bathrobes, towels and everyday essential provisions was first rate. On ar… More

23 May 2014

5/5

"Fantastic Apartment"

Five star apartment and five star service from Evelyn. The apartment is in the perfect location and has everything you could possibly want. Evelyn has clearly spent a lot of time and effort in ensurin… More

23 May 2014

5/5

"Excellent Property"

Excellent apartments of the highest quality, furnishings, décor and equipment all fantastic, would highly recommend this to anyone. A lovely welcome pack of goodies including tea, coffee, biscuits, w… More

1 May 2014

5/5

"Wonderful Stay!"

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at arran Haven. Highly Recommend It...… More

27 Mar 2014

5/5

"Didn't want to leave - shame we had to come home."

Excellent location at quieter end of main street and only 1 street back from beach front. You can catch glimpse of the sea through a couple of the windows. Apartment is show house standard but still … More

20 Mar 2014

5/5

"Perfect getaway!"

Lovely, comfortable apartment which is kitted out with everything needed for a really relaxing stay. Hair dryers, toiletries and basic kitchen essentials all provided. Aaron Haven is within easy wal… More

19 Mar 2014

5/5

"Perfection - again"

The title says it all - stayed at arran Oaks in Jan this year and so decided to try arran Haven - Just as good.Light-bright-modern-luxurious-spacious and everything you could wish for in a holiday ren… More

29 Dec 2013

5/5

"Fantastic Christmas Week"

We have just returned from a wonderful week long stay in aaran Haven over the Christmas period. We found the apartment to be very well equipped to cope with the catering for our festivities and accom… More

12 Dec 2013

5/5

"Fantastic Stay"

We were delighted with all aspects of this property, handy location within easy reach of the amenities and walks, the apartment was exactly "what it said on the tin", five star comfort in ev… More

Dear Grant,
I am delighted you enjoyed your short break with us.
However, I would like to clarify a point.
We have 3 large bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 2 shower rooms for a maximum of 6 guests.
The cost of a short break is only £350.
For 6 guests that works out at less than £20 per person per night. We include the absolute best of facilities, including top of the range commercial super king beds and quality bedding complimentary cava, biscuits, whisky, robes, slippers, free wifi, sky TV etc.
A stay at one of the four star hotels in the area costs £120 per couple per room, with absolutely none of the extras that we provide for every guest that stays with us.
But you would have an en suite shower room.
A hotel may suit your requirements more next time.
Kind regards
Evelyn.

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