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Ideal Marine Lodge, the North Berwick "Go2"!

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £79 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 28 reviews

Grand View ! Now look inside !

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

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

NORTH BERWICK Stunning property and perfect location.

Ideal for 2015 Scottish Open.(and now taking bookings) and ideal for NOV 2014 Inaugural "Saltire" Amateur Stableford Event. (over 4 local courses)

- Superb spacious, luxury Apartment:- Now entering Year three of being available as holiday accommodation, this apartment has already received great reviews from its previous guests from all over the World. This beautiful ground floor, golf & beach house apartment centrally located on Westgate, just beyond the High Street is a mere hop, skip and a jump from the West Beach and the First Tee of famous, historic North Berwick West Links. Enjoy views of the sea by Craig Leith and watch golfers warm up on the practice chipping area next to the West Links first tee..

Recently upgraded, it is furnished and equipped the apartment to the very highest standards and specification in contemporary style. Professionally decorated and designed in fully coordinated neutral tones and textures.

It boasts:-

- 2 large bedrooms with zip n link super-king size double or twin beds,

- 2 bathrooms, including a stylish additional wet room with state of the art overhead playtime shower was created and completed with underfloor heating and toilet and sink facilities. Other bathroom has both bath and shower.

- New storage areas mean the provision of "golf-style" lockers as well as beach and sports equipment storage space.

- fine thick Ulster weave Beaumont Tartan hallway carpet.

- Oak Dining table for 6 people

- Kitchen with all expected facilities and amenities.

- Private rear parking

- Rear South facing and sunny private courtyard.

Marine Lodge enjoys simply the best of locations for every reason - beach, restaurants, shops, travel links, coffee bars, golf and of course sea !

The striking apartment is a great location for all sports enthusiasts:- cyclists, surfers, yachtsmen, golfers, tennis players & fishermen.

All well known amenities are within a short walk :- the Seabird centre, old harbour, beaches and the high street with its many shops, cafes and restaurants. North Berwick has hosted national sailing championships frequently in several classes, whilst the West Putting Green is a firm family favourite, and a 'must do' on your list. 2014 8th March and The Calcutta Cup - ideal accommodation for RBS 6 Nations Rugby fixture Scotland versus Wales.

On the doorstep of North Berwick's West Links and, around the corner, walk to the nearby West Putting Green signaled by a statue of the famous Ben Sayers. Just a stone's throw from Westgate Gallery with its Orangery restaurant and cafe, it's again a short walk to North Berwick Railway station. As the main bus stop at Abbey Church is also approx. 200 yards away, the apartment is ideal for Edinburgh and all travel destinations.

The Victorian built lodge is therefore great for golfers, beach lovers and Edinburgh itself. Plenty of restaurants to enjoy just down the high street. Choose a range of international cuisine - from Italian to Chinese to Indian and Thai restaurants, not forgetting great Scottish fayre.

Golfers staying here have have easy access to not only both North Berwick courses, but Archerfield, Renaissance, Gullane and of course Muirfield, the 2013 British Open Golf venue.

North Berwick has become a favourite of Winter Golfers from around Europe & The US. The West Links is a great location for golfers from Sweden, Norway and Germany in particular, because of the easy transport network by plane or ferry.

North Berwick also enjoys one of the driest climates in Scotland. It has its own micro-climate. It can be rain in Edinburgh and blue sky in North Berwick. With its pure fresh air, you are guaranteed to eat and sleep well.

Parked outside on Westgate or to the rear in reserved parking, walk up the path between manicured lawns to enter the imposing large ground floor apartment through its impressive traditional central doorway.

Upon arrival we supply complimentary traditional Scottish refreshments and be assured of the warmest of Scottish greetings from Gordon, who oozes Scottish local charm and hospitality. He will guide you through the accommodation and facilities.

So Welcome ! Now kick off boots, beach or golf shoes in the porch and proceed into the bright, large hallway. First left is the airy master bedroom with bedroom two just beyond. Both bedrooms are very spacious, with high cornices lovingly furnished with super king size zip & link beds.

Right of the hallway awaits a warm, Victorian period sitting room with real stove 12kw multi-fuel fire and large bay window offering Firth of Forth sea views - Beautifully furnished & has three settees & large TV. A stunning crystal chandelier hangs from the original ceiling rose.

Yes - there's Wi-Fi too ! (complimentary)

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach WEST BAY, NORTH BERWICK 300 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, 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 54 km, Nearest railway: NORTH BERWICK 500 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 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 Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Striking entrance to this imposingly built apartment. Bright and well lit.

Personal Welcome.

New December 2012 Multi-Fuel Stove (12kw). Ideal for a genuine Wood Stove fire.

A new, very large, state-of-the-art wet room has just been completed, with Playtime Shower Overhead and toilet and sink facilities. The apartment has 2 bathrooms therefore and provides golfers and families with plenty of showering options.

Additional storeage areas - ideal for golf clubs as created in club locker style - completed End Feb 2013.

All rooms are extremely spacious and tastefully decorated. Recently fully upgraded and furnished and decorated the apartment boasts TVs in each bedroom with DVD facility and large TV in lounge. In addition you can take advantage of Phillips IPOD docking station and alarm radio.

Enter via a wide porch where shoes and coats can be abandoned. Large storeage room will asccommodate beach and sports equipment. Tennis rackets and tennis balls supplied.

Feeling of luxurious space.

Access to both bedrooms and lounge from wide hallway.

Oozes charm, comfort warmth and elegance.

Bathroom has both original iron bath and contemporary Grohe shower.

Kitchen has all key dining and food preparation facilities with family dining table. Kitchen facilities include:-

-American Fridge Freezer

-Dushwasher, Washing Machine & Tumbledryer.

Great private sun garden / terrace to rear.

Ideal beach house for families or retreat for golfers and sports enthusiasts. Beach just 200 yards or so away.

Further details outdoors

Attractive gardens at Front. Private sun garden at rear.

Private Parking at Rear and Parking on Street at front - but dedicated private parking space is at rear.

Further details

Arrival times usually after 4pm - unless with prior arrangement.

Departure time at 11am. Unless with prior arrangement.

Complimentary & Personal Meet & Greet / Key handover upon arrival - English speaking. You are met upon arrival, when all facilities explained and you are shown around and helped to settle in.

Welcome: We provide a uinique and personal welcome.

Owners provide a supply of complimentary refreshments upon arrival. Additional food and drink supplies can be arranged in advance for basic or more bespoke food & drink needs.

Mid Cleans are possible - by prior arrangement.

30% of Total acts as Deposit to secure booking

Balance due 2 months before first holiday date or payment in Full if within that timeframe.

Bespoke needs - please call Andrew (owner)

The East Lothian region

This part of the region 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.

North Berwick (historically the Biarritz of the North) remains an evolving and popular area for golfers, beach and sea lovers and visitors to Edinburgh. This apartment benefits from being in a simply superb central location.

For those who like exploring our past, the Iron Age sites at Chester's Hill Fort and Traprain Law are worth a visit, 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, but is at it's busiest for three weeks every August during the Edinburgh International Festival.

Macdonalds Marine Hotel, a popular place for weddings is a mere 10 minute walk away.

North Berwick

The North Berwick area

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.

Local annual events include:

- The Loony Dook (1st Jan, 2012) - watch 100's of crazy people get cold and wet in the sea !

- North Berwick Highland Games (4th Aug, 2012)

- The Fringe by the Sea (6th-12th Aug, 2012)

- Frequent Golf, Tennis and Sailing championships

- RBS 6 Nations Rugby Scotland versus Wales March 9th 2013 - great base

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Review 1-10 of 28

15 Jan 2015


"Just what I was looking for."

We saw this house online and thought it looked ideal. It was perfect! The decor was wonderful and the house was clean, comfortable and very welcoming. We were met by Gordon who had heated the house for our arrival. He was very informative about our surroundings and recommended good places to eat and drink. Despite the freezing cold weather we spent a lovely weekend in North Berwick. We would love to come back sometime.

A lovely review for the start of 2015 for which we are most grateful.
We maintain and reinvest regularly and we are so pleased this family found the apartment ideal, well decorated and comfortable with all the facilities they needed.
We are so pleased they successfully lit the fire !
We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming them again in future.

23 Nov 2014



Accommodation, location, facilities - EXCELLENT!Large kitchen, for eating & drinking with all conceivable facilities and aids. Large bathroom and additional super, modern & large wet room. Both bedroo… More

Delighted with this review. So kind of these guests (as they were attending a funeral during their stay.
Really pleased they found that the apartment is so large (even for 4 of them) and that all amenities needed were there.
They refer to the comfort given by the beds and the warmth of the sitting room at this time of year too.
Very grateful for the personal comments made too - we think it is vitally important that guests feel comfortable with their decisions and contact we give them, before and during their stay.

19 Nov 2014


"Wonderful week of walking and relaxation"

We enjoyed a wonderful week of peace and relaxation at Marine Lodge - the perfect getaway base for our beach walks, visits to local castles, lovely meals out and evenings spent reading in front of the… More

Delighted these guests had such a fabulous time.

We look forward to their return and to welcoming them back.

6 Oct 2014


"Wonderful ladies weekend at the Marine Lodge!"

Just returned from a weekend away with the ladies. Really glad we were able to book the Marine Lodge ... really clean, bright and well decorated (met approval of the fussy ladies!). Location is great … More

Delighted these 4 ladies had a great time.
So pleased that the Marine Lodge exceeded their expectations.

Would be only too pleased to welcome them again if they do as indicated potentially return.

28 Sep 2014


"North Berwick never fails to please !!"

Had 3 nights in this apartment . Excellent , clean , bright , well located and very comfortable . Having a private parking space makes all the difference . Tried to book again for next month but full .
Book early to avoid disappointment !! O

Extremely grateful for this kind review from these "originally local" guests.
They highlight the cleanliness and brightness as well as the comfort and location.
We are sorry we were full when they asked to return and look forward to their potential future return.

25 Aug 2014



Wir waren mit unserer 17jährigen Tochter im Juli für eine Woche in dieser zauberhaften Wohnung an diesem wunderbaren Ort. Wir haben uns sofort wohlgefühlt, auch unsere Tochter war sehr begeistert v… More

We are so pleased that this family from Germany had a great time - and during the time of the World Cup final !
They highlight the comfort and modern facilities and special welcome afforded by Gordon.
We are delighted they will return.

19 Jul 2014


"Love it!"

This was our second visit to this lovely apartment and hopefully won't be our last.Having spent time here during the winter, it was lovely to be able to make use of the garden this time, which is a real sun trap. We were again warmly welcomed by Gordon, and again, found the apartment to be clean, comfortable and perfectly suited to our needs. The owners have thought of everything, and are one hundred percent committed to making sure that their guests enjoy their stay. We loved playing golf, walking on the beach,sampling a few restaurants,(some of which are dog friendly, which is handy if you need this!). The apartment is just minutes away from all of these, and we were lucky enough to enjoy some stunning sunsets during evening dog walks on the beach. Definitely hope to return!

We are extremely grateful to these returning guests for their very kind review.

They highlight not only the unique location and comfort of the apartment, but the fact that they could benefit from the rear courtyard garden, which is private and indeed a south facing sun trap.

We are so pleased they indicate their wish to return and we will be delighted to welcome them again.

21 Jun 2014


"Excellent apartment in an ideal location"

I spent a week at the Marine Lodge with my elderly parents and found the property to be perfect for our needs. With the accommodation being on ground floor level and close to the town centre it was i… More

We are most grateful for this great review. Naturally, we would be delighted should these guests return - as they indicate they wish to.
The location is superb and the wet room and extra bathroom allow plenty of bathroom options to all.
So young or old, we are confident you will find Marine Lodge ground floor apartment meets and exceeds all your needs and hopes.

3 Jun 2014



The Marine Lodge spacious, clean and very comfortable. Two bathrooms a must with two daughters. Having outside space a must when taking a dog on holiday, the porch was ideal space to let him dry off. … More

We are delighted these guests had a fabulous stay at the Marine Lodge apartment. They highlight the comfort and space afforded with the property and the two large bathrooms and cleanliness throughout.
We will be thrilled to have the chance to welcome them back.
With our appreciation.

3 May 2014


"Perfect place to enjoy the Edinburgh area"

The Marine Lodge is better in person than the descriptions or photos can tell! It has charm and comfort all it's own. First of all Andrew is the most delightful and accommodating owner. He went beyond all our expectations with his help, advice and thoughtfulness. Second, the location in town and being in North Berwick couldn't be better. We were in a quiet coastal town - easy walking distance to several great restaurants, pubs and shops. We were a quick train ride (25 minutes) into Edinburgh, near many golf courses, on the beach and near castles, a bird sanctuary and more! Third the Marine Lodge is very comfortable with clean and cosy beds, updated bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and wonderful sitting room with a fireplace. It felt like home to us - everything was well-kept and Andrew has thought of every little thing from cookies and wine to heated bath floors! We wanted to stay longer and plan on coming back soon!

We are so grateful to these guests from Texas. They kindly refer to the great back up service which we afford to all our guests.
They love the apartment, its design and space and comfort saying it is ideal for the coast and for Edinburgh.
Always lovely to hear that yet again these guests plan to return to the apartment from Texas for golf, Edinburgh and North Berwick itself.

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Calendar last updated:29 Jan 2015

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