House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
New to the market. An outstanding double upper villa having magnificent views to the front over the East Bay towards the Bass Rock and Craigleith with the Firth of Forth and Fife beyond and also with southerly views to the rear towards North Berwick Law.
This magnificent holiday home is beautifully presented and is situated close to the town centre, the golf courses and fine walks along the East Lothian coastline. The property offers bright and spacious accommodation with retained period detail predominantly over two levels, from a private entrance on the ground floor.
The bay windowed drawing room is located to the front of the property and is a well-proportioned room which boasts magnificent views as well as a lovely fireplace and ceiling cornice. A formal dining room offers a further reception area and enjoys a southerly aspect with views to The Law.
The adjacent kitchen/breakfast room has a good range of floor and wall mounted units, with tiled splash back, a southerly aspect and ample room for a dining table and chairs. Also at first floor level is the main bathroom, comprising of cast iron bath with shower over, WC, wash hand basin and panelling to dado level, and a useful utility cupboard, with further storage in the hall.
Carpeted stairs rise from the first floor to the top floor landing, which is bathed in light from the attractive cupola. The master bedroom (double) is a lovely room, with windows and balcony to the front providing outstanding and far reaching views. There is also a small en suite shower room. Three further bedrooms (1 double, 1 bunk bed, 1 x 2 singles) can be found on the top floor, along with an additional WC. There is a further sofa bed, currently located in the master bed room (to ideally sleep a family) but can potentially be moved to the main living room.
There is unrestricted parking on Melbourne Road and the surrounding streets.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||East Beach|
|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 Airport 50 km, Nearest railway: North Berwick 200 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
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.
Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers
Host to the Open Golf Championship in 2013, widely acclaimed to be the best golf course in the UK.
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.
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.
A delightful little course on the west side of Aberlady Bay, with fine views towards Gullane Hill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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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7 Feb 2014
We stayed here for 4 nights at the end of January - we knew little about the area and booked the house last minute. We arrived in the evening and we could hear the sea when we pulled up outside the pr… More
29 Aug 2013
"Brilliant for families with young children"
We stayed at East Sands with another family, bringing the number of children up to 5. The property was great, and we couldn't fault it. The location is perfect - literally across the road to th… More
10 Jul 2013
I've just spent a wonderful weekend in this fantastic property. The location is to die for with fantastic views along the beach and out to the Bass Rock and beyond. The house is beautifully appointed with nice personal touches throughout. The rooms are large and airy and the house is spotless. To add to that , you have two first golf courses close by and the town centre is only a few minutes walk away...absolutely perfect!
9 Jul 2013
This is my second visit to this property but this time in mid summer to take in some golf with friends. The property is perfect for self catering and very comfortable with everything you would need. T… More
8 Jul 2013
"The perfect place for a weekend away ..."
This is the perfect place to stay in North Berwick - with beautiful sweeping views of the beach and sea, plenty of parking available, and a wonderful, large living area, with plenty of board games to keep you busy should the rain kick in! The owner was also massively helpful and accomodating!
6 Apr 2013
"Fabulous accommodation with amazing sea views"
This spacious, comfortable accommodation is well stocked with everything you could need for your stay. We all enjoyed our time here despite the miserable weather outside - the wind meant lots of cras… More
11 Mar 2013
"Exceeded High Expectations"
What a fantastic place, the sea view was unbelievable. photos on the website don't do the spacious bedrooms justice. well lit all through out thanks to a stunning sky light, the owner was very helpful and accomodating via email. would recommend the Auld Hoose pub for an authentic Scottish pub experience. managed to pick up evening treats from a fantastic deli and a great speciality whiskey shop at the bottom of the quaint high street. On the sunday bought a tasty ice cream which was homemade and sold by the sellers friend in an old-fashioned van- amazing! Even though was chilly and snowing, we still managed an early morning swim the sea view was too enticing from the huge living room windows! the fire was fantastic to warm up our chilly feet after a long walk along the beach. very easy to get to from train station. would definitely return.
30 Jan 2013
We were badly in need of a winter break and wanted to be by the sea. We have heard so much about North Berwick but never stayed there so here was our chance! The accommodation at East Sands was just what we needed. Breathtaking views and a spacious,comfortable house overlooking the sea. We were not disappointed as a holiday let. Great place with the beach, town and golf course on your doorstep. The house offers well appointed rooms, and a wonderfully airy and bright landing with spectacular cupola. Sitting room is wonderfully cosy on a wild winters evening. I think it will be even better in summer so we will be back !
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