8 Royal Apartments
Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Number 8 is back on the holiday market after a gap of nearly five years, so we've given it a fresh look for 2013, including fabulous new bathrooms, new carpets and floor coverings, and a lick of paint all round. We've added some features including wi-fi, a 42" smart TV, a dishwasher and a Nespresso machine. We're sure you'll like the results.
As well as fresh bedlinen, we provide towels, toileteries and kitchen detergents. We always make sure there's tea and coffee in the kitchen, and a pint of milk in the fridge in case you need a quick cuppa after your journey. We'll even be here to welcome you on arrival !
The apartment is furnished to a high standard throughout and we make sure you have everything you might need in your holiday home so you can get on with enjoying your holiday.
The building sits on high ground overlooking the town and harbour. This property has a partial sea view from the main bedroom, and the living room looks out on St Baldred's church. There are well maintained gardens, a private car park, a well lit carpeted stair well, and a lift. Inside, the apartment is well insulated and centrally heated so we know you will feel warm, comfortable and secure.
The location is superb. You can be on the beach or in the town centre within minutes, and the golf course is no more than 300 yards from your front door. The railway station is right across the road and a regular rail service provides access to Edinburgh in just 33 minutes.
This is an ideal holiday home for families or golfers, with plenty in the local area to see and do during your stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||North Berwick west beach 300 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 54 km, Nearest railway: North Berwick 100 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||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
Five people can be comfortably accommodated in one double/twin bedroom, a second double and a single. A double sofa bed in the living room provides the flexibility to increase to a maximum of seven, or to accommodate four people each in their own room.
The apartment is furnished and equipped to a high standard. Smoking is not permitted. Sorry no pets.
A nicely furnished comfortable living room with double sofa bed, a 42” flat screen TV, DVD player and various books, games and DVDs.
Three bedrooms, all furnished and presented to a high standard with fresh linen and towels provided.
- Bedroom 1 has an en-suite shower room. It has zip & link beds, and so can be set up as twin beds or as a double (super king size).
- Bedroom 2 has a double bed.
- Bedroom 3 has a single bed.
A fully equipped dining kitchen.
Entrance hallway with storage space in cupboards (space for golf clubs, etc).
Newly fitted bathroom.
A parking space to the rear of the building is available for guests' use.
|Further details outdoors|
The private parking space is in a car park only used by residents of the apartment block. The car park is to the rear of the building and your key provides access.
The apartment is on the second floor. All windows have safety catches and there are no balconies. The property is suitable for families with young children, although it is a condition of booking that the client is responsible for the safety and wellbeing of all those on the premises during any visit.
The Lothians region
East Lothian is the sunniest and the driest area of Scotland, and the mild climate in this sheltered corner of the country makes it a popular year-round holiday destination.
The coastline is punctuated with places of interest, including castles at Tantallon and Dirleton dating back to the 13th century. The area's many other attractions include beaches, historic homes and ancient monuments, good walking and cycling routes, and the best collection of golf courses to be found anywhere.
It's worth taking a day's drive through the East Lothian countryside. There are many places of interest and the county's interior is dotted with delightful villages where you can stop for refreshment at the many pubs and coffee shops.
The Bass Rock, 2 km offshore, is home to one of the world's largest gannet colonies and dominates the sea view from North Berwick, whilst Aberlady Bay (the UK's first local nature reserve) hosts thousands of migrating birds each autumn.
Edinburgh is just half an hour away by train. Scotland's capital city offers many attractions including the Castle, Holyrood palace, the quite unique Scottish Parliament building and Brittania (to name just a few !). The city is at it's busiest for three weeks every August during the Edinburgh International Festival.
North Berwick is a thriving coastal town with a long and colourful history. The growth of the 'Royal Burgh' is closely linked to the establishment of the railway line in the late 19th century, a time when North Berwick was a fashionable destination for the well to do in society, and became known as the 'Biarritz of the north'.
These days the town is home to a population of around 7,000 and is one of six main towns in East Lothian. Local infrastructure includes a high school, sports centre and swimming pool, health centre, shops, banks, pubs, restaurants, etc. There are golf, rugby, sailing and tennis clubs, and many other tourist attractions. Excellent transport links mean Edinburgh is easily accessible by road or rail.
Local attractions include Tantallon and Dirleton Castles, the Museum of Flight, Glenkinchie Disitillery, and the Scottish Seabird Centre. Boat trips to the Bass Rock and other islands are available from the old harbour in summer months.
At the heart of Edinburgh's golf coast, North Berwick is home to the West Links, the oldest piece of golfing land outside St Andrews and one of the finest courses to be found anywhere. Muirfield, Gullane, Dunbar, and the new courses at Archerfield and Renaissance are all just a short drive away.
For those who simply want to relax and unwind, there are miles of beautiful sandy beaches, good places to walk or cycle, and friendly pubs and restaurants.
Upcoming local events include:
- North Berwick Sevens Tournament (20th April)
- US Kids Golf European Championships, Gullane (28th-30th May, 2013)
- East Lothian Yacht Club Open Regatta (1st-2nd June, 2013)
- The Open Championship, Muirfield (18th-21st July, 2013)
- East Lothian Open Tennis Tournament, North Berwick (21st-26th July)
- North Berwick Highland Games (3rd Aug, 2013)
- The Fringe by the Sea (5th-11th Aug, 2013)
- North Berwick Cup, mixed 4's golf (6th-8th Sept)
- The Loony Dook (1st Jan, 2014) - watch 100's of crazy people get cold and wet in the sea !
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11 Oct 2013
I stayed in the Royal Apartments with my mother for a weeks holiday. We both thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owner was very helpful and obliging and ensures that the apartment is presented to a hig… More
13 Sep 2013
"A great stay in North Berwick"
Excellent accommodation, great location, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. All facilities in the property were first class and good off road parking is provided, we would visit again.
We've stayed in North Berwick a few times over the years and fully intend to go back there again.
27 Aug 2013
"Excellent apartment in a lovely seaside town"
Beautifully equipped, spacious, light and comfortable apartment. Just across the road from the railway station and trains into Edinburgh and about 5 or 10 minutes walk to the centre of North Berwick with its lovely harbour, beaches and many restaurants. Ideal if you want to go the Festival but also want to be near a beach and some lovely walks, not to mention a great boat trip round Bass Rock.
27 Aug 2013
Everything was perfect and exactly what we had in mind. Very neat and everything was thought of. The apartment is right across from the train station meaning we didn't need a car for our whole stay. The Owner was very helpful and even came to collect us at the train station.
We travelled with our 1yr old and it was important for us to find a convenient, clean, comfortable place. Royal Apartments checked all the boxes.
P.S. The amazing golf courses within walking distance from the apartment was a welcome bonus!
4 Aug 2013
"Well located, extremely comfortable accommodation"
Close to the station and the high street, this is a comfortable well-equipped apartment which would suit families with children of any age.
The furnishings and appliances are modern and up to date and all linen and cleaning/washing materials are provided.
Would definitely recommend.
27 Jul 2013
"Ideal place to stay for a family vacation in North Berwick"
Spacious apartment in an up-market apartment complex, tastefully decorated and furnished, fully equipped, everything in full working order. Just across the road from the railway station (it's the terminus, and the line runs away from the apartment, so you don't hear the trains), where there's a convenient service to Edinburgh. Only a couple of minutes' walk from the shops and restaurants on the high street.
25 Jul 2013
"Perfectly located and a beautiful apartment. With every little detail thought of."
We had the most beautiful stay at these apartments. So centrally located with lovely views. The apartment was well finished and well maintained. A lot off thought put in for the holiday maker with a fab Nespresso coffee machine and a generous supply of coffee pods, laundry powder, dishwasher tabs, bathroom travel sets etc.. Bedding and towels were a high standard. I could honestly not find any fault with it. An added bonus was having the train station so close for trips into Edinburgh.
29 May 2013
"Lovely apartment in a lovely seacside town"
Myself and 13 friends were in North Berwick for a wedding and stayed in this apartment and another one the other side of North Berwick. Although I stayed in the other one I did spend some time at 8 Royal Apartments. It's a really nice apartment - spacious, nicely decorated, clean and has all the facilities you need. My 5 friends were very happy here during their 4 day stay and only had good things to say about it. There was a bit of a mix up collecting the keys but we were impressed that the landlord came round to check we were OK. Booking was easy and any queries I sent were promptly replied to. I'd definitely recommend this apartment.
29 Apr 2013
"Bright, clean and airy flat, close to the sea and perfect for a large groups"
We stayed here for a birthday seaside retreat and found the flat perfectly located next to the railway station and a short walk to the beach and town centre. The flat has new bathrooms and was clean bright and airy. We had seven people staying one night and had plenty of space. The kitchen was well kitted out and the Nespresso machine also a novelty! The manager welcomed us and gave us a good overview of what to see and do in the town-which is a beautiful and picturesque little place! Will definitely be returning!
Thanks for your comments and for being the first to test out the apartment at maximum capacity ! I'm glad you were comfortable even with seven staying, and look forward to having you back next time.
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