Dirleton holiday villa rental with beach/lake nearby, golf and walking and log fire

Yellowcraig House

from £800 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

27 reviews

from £800 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Yellowcraig House with the Loft beyond

Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 16 Home 172770

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Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 16

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Luxury self catering holiday villa on the edge of Archerfield Golf Course and Spa, close to North Berwick and Gullane. Close to the best beaches and Championship golf courses of Muirfield and Gullane, yet less than half an hour by train or car to the centre of Edinburgh. Check out the Archerfield Golf Club website at http://www.archerfieldgolfclub.com.

Yellowcraig House is a superb 6 bedroom villa - the perfect property to accommodate a large group of guests. Catering in the villa is available as an optional extra - home cooked Scottish specialities using carefully sourced local ingredients such as North Berwick lobster, crab and shrimp; East Lothian salmon, trout and other speciality fish; Aberdeen Angus beef and steaks, venison from the nearby estates; Ballencrieff pork and gammon and of course award-winning haggis. We are also able to provide wine and Scotch malt whisky tasting events to wash everything down...!

Size Sleeps up to 16, 6 bedrooms
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 En suites
Nearest beach Yellowcraig Beach 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 53 km, Nearest railway: Drem 7 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (5), Single beds (6), Cots (1), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Yellowcraig House and Loft is perfect for both golf nuts and beach bums, yet is within easy reach of all that the City of Ediburgh and the rest of the Lothians has to offer. We are very popular for large family get-togethers and have full disabled access, including a convenient ground floor bedroom with walk-in shower/wet room.

There is a luxury spa on site plus The Walled Garden - a cafe/restaurant serving imaginative and delicious menus throughout the day and into the evening; a microbrewery making craft ales on site to savour at the bar or taste and take home; a deli offering the very best of local produce - including fresh fish and live shellfish; and a gallery shop with original crafts, gifts and art to browse and buy. You can also tour the Archerfield Estate on two unusual wheels with Segway Adventures.

Sleeping arrangements:

Ground floor:

(1) Double bedroom with en-suite shower room, doubling as ground floor WC/shower room.

First floor:

(2) Master bedroom with a super king-sized bed and a luxury bathroom with double shower enclosure in glass block and a free standing bath with waterproof TV facing. Amazing feature is the high apex ceiling with skylights and electric shutters. Further large flat screen TV facing the bed. This bedroom can accommodate a further single bed if required.

(3) Double bedroom with a king-sized bed and en-suite shower room. High apex ceiling with skylights and electric shutters. Flat screen TV.

(4) A family bedroom with a double bed and a single bed. There is an en-suite bathroom with luxury bath and separate shower enclosure. This room has great sea views of Fidra Island and the Isle of May beyond.

(5) Twin bedroom with two single beds en-suite shower room. En-suite bathroom with luxury bath and separate shower enclosure. This bedroom can accommodate a further single or double bed if required.

Second floor:

(6) Family bedroom with a double bed and a single bed with an en-suite full luxury bathroom. Views of Dirleton Castle

Bathrooms: Every bedroom has en-suite shower and WC. 4 of the bedrooms also have a designer bath.

Kitchen: Stunning brand new kitchen with Miele cooking appliances - two gas hobs, two stainless steel ovens, a microwave and a steam oven. Large American style fridge freezer and a separate wine fridge located under the kitchen island. Large granite-topped kitchen island with sink and kettle boiler seats 6. Access out on to the private back garden, patio and barbecue.

Utility Room: Large utility room off the kitchen fully equipped with two washing machines, a tumble dryer and additional sink

Sitting room : There is a spacious sitting room with a large open fire, television with Satellite (Sky) and a DVD player

Dining room : Formal dining room to seat 12 with access directly out to the private back garden

TV snug: The TV snug is the perfect area for keeping those young at heart entertained! Satellite (Sky) TV, DVD player, Playstation 2, Wii with a full kit for Guitar Hero. Music can be piped throughout the house.

Non smoking. All bed linen and towels are provided.

There is a private garden with a very large grassed lawn and a paved BBQ patio area with a gas BBQ and outside seating. Private access gate to John Muir Walk pathway. Private parking for up to 12 cars

Suitability: Perfect for large families or groups, and of course golf enthusiasts

Further details outdoors

Yellowcraig House has a large front garden with a parking area for up to 12 cars and to the rear the property has a larged lawned garden and a patio area for outside dining.

Further details

We have no fixed changeover day and early/late checkouts can be arranged.

The East Lothian region

East Lothian is located in the South East of Scotland, neighbouring the capital city of Edinburgh. The award winning coastline stretches along the southern edge of the Firth of Forth to the boundaries of the Scottish Borders. East Lothian is often referred to as Edinburgh's playground due to its close proximity to the city. The county covers approximately 257 square miles, allowing easy access to all of the local attractions.

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

East Lothian is a great place to visit if you like the outdoors. With miles of beautiful coastline, providing a playground for water sports activities from surfing in Dunbar to sailing in North Berwick. The coast is also the route for the John Muir Way, a long distance walk taking in the full cost of East Lothian from Musselburgh to Dunbar. The Lammermuirs to the south provide walkers and wildlife spotters with wide-open spaces where you might wander all day long without meeting another soul! With rolling countryside and a stunning coast, East Lothian has much to offer the outdoor enthusiast.

You are sure to find something unique when you shop in East Lothian. Our villages and towns are well served with names you will recognise but we also have excellent independent retailers offering exclusive merchandise. Many of our shops sell high quality locally crafted and sourced products. Whether you want to treat yourself, take home a souvenir or buy something for family and friends you are sure to find just the right thing.

East Lothian is known as the Garden of Scotland. There is a superb range of fresh local produce available throughout the year. Whether you’re a foodie or just enjoy good food and drink you’ll be spoilt for choice in East Lothian. On the last Saturday of each month you can come and taste and buy local produce at Haddington Farmer’s Market. A range of first class cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels all prepare the finest food using the best of local ingredients.


Our part of East Lothian is famous for its golf and is home to more first class courses along this short stretch of course than you can shake a stick at. Top of the list must be Muirfield itself, with Luffness, Dirleton, Gullane, Archerfield, North Berwick and Dunbar close behind.

Within walking distance (10-15 mins) of Yellowcraig Loft is the Castle Inn Hotel and Restaurant, Dirleton Gallery (which has a daytime cafe), the Open Arms Hotel and the village store.Gullane has its own beach (ours is called Yellowcraig) and a good range of local shops, bars/restaurants.

Dirleton is most famous for its Castle which was one of the first castles to be built around 1100, introduced by incoming feudal lords from Normandy, Brittany and Flanders. The de Vaux family, who came from Normandy in the 12th century settled first in a manor house at Elbottle (close to our villa in Archerfield) and then early in the next century relocated to Dirleton village where John de Vaux built the yellow sandstone Castle. During the civil war in the 1640s, Dirleton Castle was occupied by Moss Troopers but in November 1650 they were forced to surrender to Oliver Cromwell's army under the command of General Monk who bombarded the ramparts into the ruin you can see today.

There is the Scottish Seabird Centre only 2 miles drive to North Berwick where you can charter a boat or enjoy a trip out to one of the Islands of the coastline.

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27 Oct 2013


"The perfect house, perfect location, perfect host!"

We stayed at yellowcraigs for weekend in september to celebrate Granny's 92nd birthday. our party was made up of 12 people ageing from 9 months to 92 and everyone was well catered for. The weekend could not have been better. The house is of excellent standard and very homely. Great location with plenty to do within easy walk or drive. Eric prepared us a super meal which meant we could relax and enjoy our Saturday night. We hope to return! If you are in any doubt about booking this house- do it! You will not be disappointed.

10 Sep 2013


"A lovely property with a warm welcome in a great location. We loved it."

Lovely property and we were very well locked after by the owners. Lots to do in the local area and something for all ages. We had a great time.

9 Aug 2013


"Brilliant party house"

Stayed at Yellowcraig House for a weekend hen party and the house delivered in every way, from plush but un-stuffy décor and rooms, to spacious back garden with BBQ and comfy furniture, to a big social kitchen that became the indoor hub of our socialising. Eric was so helpful in the lead up to and during our stay, too. You need to spoil yourself and organise a stay at this house - it's a treat.

9 Jun 2013


"Fantastic accommodation & weekend had by all."

I stayed at Yellowcraig House in May for the weekend with family, all ladies. Some were celebrating special birthdays, so we decided to go away for 2 nights all together, there were 14 of us. We could not have picked a better house or location. Everything is just perfect, from the very comfortable and very well equipped house to the location, near the beach and North Berwick. The garden is very spacious and well equipped too. A very warm welcome when we arrived and nothing was any trouble to them. Very helpful. A big thank you to Eric & Heather who cooked, served and cleared away a delightful 4 course dinner on the Saturday night. At the end of the weekend it was a thought to go home, everyone had a lovely time. I would recommend this house if you have a big party all looking to go somewhere very special. Thank you once again and we hope to be back.

26 Mar 2013


"Fantastic, Luxurious for a special occasion"

Myself and my family stayed in Yellowcraig House for the weekend for our Mother's 80th birthday.The age range was from 6months to 85years . The house was luxurious,cosy,spacious and well equipped for a large group. Heather and Eric made us feel very welcome and checked everything was okay . The house is in a very quiet and private area. We all had a great weekend in this beautiful house and hope to return again. Thanks to Heather and Eric .

8 Feb 2013


"Fantastic weekend had by all!"

Myself and a group of friends had the pleasure of staying at Yellowcraig House for my sister's hen weekend. We were made to feel very welcome on arrival by the owner Eric who showed us around the gorgeous house. There were 11 in the group in total and we had plenty of space. All of the rooms within the house were faultless and luxurious. My sister had a fantastic weekend also and we will be considering staying here for future special occasions. Fantastic weekend had by all, couldn't have asked for more!!! Thanks again Eric and Heather.

17 Dec 2012


"the perfect location for our team"

I used this for a team meeting and we started off with dinner beautifully cooked and served by Heather. The house is so well equipped, so it had everything we needed, and Heather was on hand to help us out. We didn't get to explore the outside, but hope we will get the chance to do this on another visit.

29 Sep 2012


"Perfect location for family celebration"

Beautiful house in ideal situation near possibly the best beach on the East Lothian coast. Hosts Eric and Heather made us all most welcome and without doubt helped to make my 8oth. birthday celebratory weekend unforgettable for all the right reasons.They even cooked and served a wonderful evening meal and provided a hilarious whisky tasting event! Highly recommended!

24 Jul 2012


"Stunning House for Hen Weekend Away"

I booked Yellowcraig's House for my friend's Hen weeked for 17 ladies! We had a fabulous time. The house was stunning and a home from home. All of the furnishings, decor and kitchen equipment are very good quality. The owners Eric and Heather were very friendly and helpful. They organised a mini bus for us, let us use their barbeque and accomodated us by adding in two extra single beds to the house. There were nice touches like leaving glasses out ready for us to pour out the champagne. We had a slight issue with the ipod speakers as it froze, but luckily it was easily sorted! We also neded more chairs for the garden, which the owners brought us. Near the beach and North Berwick. Would recommend. Thanks.

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