A Bit On The Side
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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
This delightful studio apartment is situated on the ground floor of a 120 year-old stone building in a quiet street just two minutes walk from the railway station and five minutes from the town centre and beach. The apartment sits on the side of a family home but has its own entrance as well as a private garden area with seating and barbecue.
The location is ideal for all local amenities, including shops, bars, restaurants, golf courses and the world-famous Bass Rock and Seabird Centre. A frequent train service provides easy access to the heart of Edinburgh with a relaxed journey through the East Lothian countryside taking approximately 30 minutes.
Old Abbey Road is a quiet, family-friendly street. Like the town of North Berwick, it is steeped in history with the apartment sitting opposite the ruins of North Berwick Priory which was established 800 years ago.
The studio has recently been refurbished and contains a large kitchen / living / bedroom area with a comfortable IKEA bed which can be used as a single or opened up to a comfortable double. A travel cot and/or extra fold-down bed can also be provided free. The renovation is modern but adopts a gentle seaside theme to reflect the general feel of North Berwick. A small hall and light shower room with toilet area complete the accommodation.
The kitchen area is well equipped with a ceramic hob and electric oven, a microwave, toaster and dishwasher as well as ample cookware, china, cutlery and glass for those wishing to cook at home. TV, DVD and unlimited free WiFi are included.
Ample hanging space is provided along with a washing machine in the hall cupboard.
Guests are also welcome to visit the chicken enclosure in the family garden and help themselves to fresh eggs for breakfast ... a great memory for visiting youngsters.
The property is ideal for couples, and also provides a safe, cozy base for anyone with a young child. It offers an excellent way to enjoy one of Scotland's most attractive towns, with real scenic beauty, a rich history and a thriving community.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Cots (1), Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
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24 Aug 2014
"more suited to short break"
This was lovely if compact . Not really suitable for a weeks stay, as unable to relax on sofa bed as it was difficult to take down each time. Also we were unhappy that the owner came in too use the wa… More
Thanks for the review and the 'very good' rating. Sorry there seems to have been some confusion over the washing machine. We only ever use this with the permission of guests and I was sure I had spoken to you about this upon arrival. If not, then that was a bad error on my part and I apologise sincerely. As for the towels, they are standard 'bath towels' and no-one has mentioned this before but I take your point and will now make the extra large 'bath sheet' size available. Had you asked, I would have been happy to do so at the time. I'm a little confused about the broadband comment because we are on the top BT 'unlimited use' package available, and we also have an extra cable into the apartment in case of wi-fi problems - I don't think the cable has ever been used because there has never been a need to, but given your comment, I will double check this. With regard to heating, the boiler is within the apartment and can be turned up by guests themselves ... but perhaps I need to make sure this is fully understood in future. Finally, with regard to the bathroom I can't really comment other than to say it was cleaned to the same standard as usual and every single previous review has given "cleanliness of bathroom" 5 out of 5. Nonetheless, I respect your view and will make doubly sure everything is OK in future. Overall, thanks again and I hope I have answered your points fairly.
14 Jul 2014
"Great wee place"
I needed to recharge my batteries and I found that this apartment was ideal for this, it is very open and sunny and very quiet. The amenities are excellent and the little garden to the side is great … More
Great to know you enjoyed the peace and quiet while recharging your batteries. We'd be delighted to welcome you back next year of course. Thank you for such a positive review.
8 Jun 2014
"Lovely place and everything you need"
North Berwick is a beautiful place to visit and this is a fantastic wee place to stay, all of the amenities are top quality, the host couldn't be more helpful. It is on a quiet street a lovely ga… More
Thank you for your very kind review. We enjoyed having you as a guest and would be delighted to welcome you back any time in the future. Have a great summer.
8 Jun 2014
"Warm welcome, perfect host, accomodation & location - fab time - faultless"
Spent near on 30yrs procrastinating how I'd love to go back to North Berwick one day....Missed school friends & the lovely place it still is..- Had no idea how much -....-'Bit on the side&… More
What a lovely review. It's great. Many, many thanks. And we look forward to seeing you again.
4 Jun 2014
"Lovely studio apartment"
We stayed for two nights whilst attending a wedding in north Berwick. The accommodation is beautifully decorated and immaculate throughout. The kitchen area and bathroom are well equipped with everyth… More
Many thanks for such a kind review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again in the future. Best wishes.
31 May 2014
"Compact but extremely comfortable"
Before we even got into the property, Patrick gave us a very warm welcome and showed us around this beautifully decorated and equipped studio apartment. Fresh eggs and a bottle of bubbly awaited our a… More
What a great review. Very much appreciated. We hope to see you again before too long.
4 May 2014
Un charmant studio, très bien aménagé et fonctionnel. Le propriétaire est très accueillant et met tout en oeuvre pour que le séjour se déroule au mieux ! Les oeufs frais de ses poules nous atte… More
Many thanks for such a kind review of our property. Please visit again the next time you are in Scotland. Best wishes.
30 Oct 2013
Owners are helpful and make you welcome. Very clean with new facilities that work. Shower works well. Nicely decorated. Comfy bed. Private and peaceful. Excellent price. Very happy with our choice.… More
Thank you for such a positive review. You mentioned all the things we try to do so it is great to know we are providing guests with what they are looking for. Please get in touch again the next time you are in North Berwick. We would be delighted to host you again. Best wishes, Patrick
21 Oct 2013
Everything you will need and much more is provided, generous owners. All equipment quality and new, didn't use the dishwasher and washing machine but wonderful additions to those staying more th… More
Many thanks for such a warm review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and found the studio apartment ideally suited to your needs. We would love to welcome you back again in the future.
23 Sep 2013
Perfectly positioned with everything you would need.We were very happy to have found this lovely place. Clean and characterful with helpful and polite owners.… More
Excellent. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay so much. Hopefully we will see you again in the not too distant future. Best wishes.
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