£115 / night
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BARNYARDS COTTAGE – Home 202745 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay


  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 8 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Very Rural, quiet, Self Catering 150 Year Old Country Cottage with Log Fire and Exposed Wooden Beams. Fully Refurbished and Modernised to Very High Standard. Close to Edinburgh (25ml) Very Quiet Location. 2 Bedrooms, Excellent Lounge, High Quality Kitchen, Very Elegant Bathroom, Minstrel Gallery, 2 bedrooms with combed ceilings.Central Heating, Lawn at front, rear garden with patio and shrubs, garden furniture and BBQ. Logs available from owner. Storage shed for cycle + outdoor eqt. Located close to DUNBAR and local attractions - Championship Golf, Surfing, John Muir Country Park, Sailing, Rock Pools, Water Sports, First Class Beaches all nearby. Dunbar is frequently one of the most sunniest places in Scotland.
Local historical places of Interest include 700 year old Dunbar Castle .

CITY of EDINBURGH: FESTIVAL/FRINGE/HOGMANAY, Attractions and Castle only 30 minutes drive or 20 minutes by train.

DOG + PET FRIENDLY - DOG SITTING POSSIBLEWithin 5miles : Woodhall Dene Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve (1.5mile). Belhaven, Whitesands, Thorntonloch, Skateraw and Pease Bay Beaches. Dunbar + Winterfield Golf Courses. Harbour, RNLI Lifeboat and sailing and sea fishing. Dunbar Castle and Belhaven Brewery (Scotlands oldest). Sea Diving, Leisure centre/swimming pool. John Muir Country Park. Cliff top walks/coastal Paths. Parks + picnic sites + history room + John Muir Room. Pubs, restaurants and takeaway food. Lammermuir Hill trails and villages.Within 10miles : Castles - Hailes, Tantallon+ Dirleton. Scottish Seabird Centre. St Abbs nature reseve/harbour. Open Golf course at Muirfield. Scottish Museum of Flight. River Tyne, River Whiteadder. Within 25miles - Edinburgh - Castle/Britannia/Palace/Royal Mile/Museums/Festivals/Fringe/Tattoo. Border Abbeys - Melrose/Kelso/Jedburgh/Dryburgh. Horse Racing Musselburgh.
Spott is a very tranquil village - it is located in the Lammermuir Hills near Dunbar. Lots of nature and peace and quiet

Further details indoors

THE LOUNGE IS VERY COMFORTABLE, COSY AND INVITING. The log fire is available by request, and can add to the traditional atmosphere. Hours can be spent wathing the birds on both the large front lawn and private rear gardens.
The kitchen is a very relaxing room - most people enjoy hours just sitting by the table and watching the birds in both front and rear gardens.
The batroom is high quality, spacious and very warm!!
The bedrooms accommodate 2 adults comfortably. (Sofa bed -double provided in lounge). Additionally, a cot (baby bed) can be provided next to the main bedroom - PLEASE CONFIRM SPECIFIC NEEDS WITH OWNER PRIOR TO BOOKING/OCCUPANCY.
The ceilings on the upper floor are mostly coombed, with exposed beams, dormer and velux windows.
The bedrooms have a rustic charm with sanded and stained wooden floors. All bed linen (Egyptian Cotton) - is provided as are towels.
Both bedrooms have a central heating radiator.
All windows are double glazed.
Adequate provision of power sockets.
The smaller bedroom overlooks the main lawn to the front of the property and the larger bedroom overlooks the rear garden.
The gallery can easily accommodate a cot (baby bed) next door to the larger bedroom.
The floors are sanded with rugs.

Bring walking shoes to access the the immediate walking area and to allow you to observe the wildlife!!


Further details outdoors

To the front is a very large garden with a well kept lawn and is surrounded by shrub borders.
The rear and side gardens secure for pets.
There is a storage shed for cycles and outdoor equipment.
There is a rear patio and barbeque area.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property

House rules

Not ideal for very young children - internal stairs!
Please no more than 3 dogs
Or if 3 or more adults then only 1 dog please.


About the owner

Douglas G.
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
27 Apr 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 Feb 2012. Located in East Lothian, it has 8 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £802.

The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 Apr 2019.


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Guest reviews

8 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 16 Apr 2017

Lovely cottage in a pretty area. Very well equipped and clean. Towels and bedding provided which is great.

“Can noty wait to go back”

Reviewed 30 Oct 2016

We have just returned from a lovely, relaxing break in this wonderful cottage. It is clear that the cottage is well loved as it has been maintained to a very high standard and every eventuality is catered for. On arrival , it was clean and welcoming and we were thrilled by the thoughtful welcome pack left for us. Dougie and Christine are both very friendly and on hand should there be any queries and happy to point guests to good places to visit etc. As we had teens with us , the use of wifi was a bonus! The surrounding area is breathtaking and we managed to find plenty of walks to suit us as well as day trips to keep everyone happy. We really hope to return again soon and we can not recommend this cottage highly enough.

Owner's reply: Many hanks for the recognition. Return any time !!!

“Carefree and relaxing holiday with many different options of things to do easily availible”

Reviewed 16 Sep 2012

Very well presented and equiped cottage with the owners going the extra mile to make sure you have everything you need. The friendly and knowledgeable Dougie and Christine were helpful and free with advice and suggestions about places and attractions in the area. We went to so many places and saw so much I could not mention it all. The R.I.B. trip from North Berwick out to the Bass Rock was, for us, a amazing experience, wet, salty,cold and fast, but to see(and smell) 120,000 Gannets wheeling and diving around us was unforgettable. Another day was spent in Edinburgh where the Museum took up two thirds of the day and we did not see it all.

Owner's reply: Nice people who liked the cottage very much. Hopeully the start of many more reviews on this - our new site, our other site has many reviews. many thanks Dougie

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