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The Byre Cottage

Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 8km

The Byre Cottage is an inspiring place to stay, converted by Giles it is ecolocally conscious and includes natural elm in the kitchen, a smart modern bathroom and has a light and airy feel. The cottage has vaulted ceilings, a wood burning stove and solid oak flooring. High quality superking beds will ensure a relaxing holiday. There is a west facing patio in the enclosed steading courtyard.

Only 4 miles from the sea and award wining sandy beaches it is the perfect place to stay and enjoy nearby castles, bass rock, North Berwick and Plenty of golf! The 43 miles of coastal walks will exhaust old and young and Edinburgh is only 25 mins away by train from the local train station just down the lane.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Gullane 8 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 8 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 50 km, Nearest railway: Drem 800 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Lothians region

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.

East Lothian & Beyond

East Lothian is one of Scotland's best kept secrets.

With a unique microclimate that offers more sunshine than most other locations in Scotland, it is rich is rolling farmland, cliff top walks, beaches, golf courses, rambling cycle routes, historic houses and castles, charming villages and seaside town - in fact everything you might want for a relaxing holiday or a short break in the country.

Stately Homes and Castles

Tantallon Castle, to the west and just a few miles to the other side of North Berwick, is one of Scotland's best! Originally built by the dreaded Douglas family in the 14th C, it sits on top of a cliff and has never succumbed to storm, only to guile.

It may feel like a million miles away, but it’s only minutes from Edinburgh by car, train

North Berwick

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!

About East Lothian

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!

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.

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’ markets in Haddington and the quarterly Food Festival at North Berwick, 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.

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Beaches and Walks

There is plenty of golden sand in East Lothian. Probably the best beaches are Gullane, Seacliff, just past Tantallon Castle on the other side of North Berwick, Yellowcraig, near Dirleton and Freshwater Haven, in which the action in Robert Louis Stevenson's book "Pavilion on the Links" is set, just the other side of Muirfield golf course.

Boat Trips

There are two boat trips available from North Berwick harbour; to Fidra (the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island") and to the Bass Rock. The Bass Rock is a paradise for ornithologists who will see gannet, guillemot, razorbill, puffin, shag, kittiwake and fulmar. You should go. It is a volcanic rocky crag and one time prison, standing guard on the southern coast of the First of Forth. A trip round it will take about one hour by boat piloted by the Marr family (Tel 892838). If you arrange it in advance you can land on them both.

Edinburgh - Scotland's Capital City.30 minutes drive is Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, reflecting the history; culture and personality of the nation.

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Review 1-10 of 14

2 Mar 2014

5/5

"Heerlijke cottage"

Samen met mijn partner 1 complete week hier gelogeerd. Het kost even moeite het adres te vinden want het ligt helemaal aan het einde van een weggetje en dan heel goed zoeken! Je zit midden in de natuu… More

25 Feb 2014

5/5

"Lovely cottage, beautiful scenery and great location"

We had a fantastic time here with our two young children. Cottage was comfortable, warm, well equipped, spacious and so on. The location was perfect for Edinburgh, surrounding towns and villages and t… More

20 Oct 2013

5/5

"Perfect! What more can I say."

The property is set in a beautiful peaceful location. A great base to explore the local and surrounding areas; Gullane, Dirleton, North Berwick, Haddington, Dunbar ... and further afield. The local tr… More

15 Sep 2013

5/5

"Gorgeous cottage handy for both Edinburgh and the seaside."

This cottage exceeded all our expectations. Beautifully decked out, all the extras were there that make a difference- dishwasher tablets, soap, washing powder fot that unplanned load of washing and bo… More

18 Aug 2013

5/5

"Wow, we'll worth the drive"

Great base to explore the beautiful coast of North Berwick and Dunbar and stunning castles. Beaches beautiful and empty. Great base for exploring Edinburgh too, walking to the station at Drem was eas… More

28 Jul 2013

5/5

"Byre cottage"

Lovely quiet unique accommodation at a reasonable price. V clean with all the amenities you could ask for including some outside space (we had a barbecue). Loads to do nearby at north Berwick (less th… More

24 Jun 2013

5/5

"Fantastic location, beautiful, clean cottage"

Whilst researching cottages to rent near Edinburgh, we came across this little gem. The cottage is located about 25 mins drive from Edinburgh City Centre, with excellent road links to the fabulous si… More

20 Oct 2012

5/5

"Great Holiday Cottage"

The Byre Cottage is in a lovely quite part of the Scottish Country side, only a few miles from some scenic beaches, the area is great for golfers a different course everyday. The Cottage as everthing you need for a self catering holiday, great beds, very clean, everthing you need in the kitchen and a great warm wood burning stove in the living room area, all the wood you need. The Train station is just down the lane, with parking for cars. I would recommend this cottage to anyone with a love for the seaside, countryside and Scotland. The owners Mr. & Mrs Lundie was most helpful and a lovelly couple, we Thank Them for a Great Holiday.

30 Sep 2012

5/5

"Excellent - would highly recommend"

Lovely cottage. Excellent location. Friendly owners. Useful information left in cottage. Wood burning stove. Shower and bath. Really good for kids as all on one level.… More

29 Feb 2012

5/5

"Fantastic!"

Our accommodation was simply fantastic. Light, airy, warm and spotlessly clean throughout, The Byre is a lovely base from which to explore the delights of the East Lothian countryside. The Byre is al… More

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