£287 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Head Gardeners Cottage, Dunbar, East Lothian – Home 278283 Cottage

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Head Gardeners Cottage, Dunbar, East Lothian – Home 278283

  • Cottage
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Set within the extensive grounds of Broxmouth Park, the Head Gardener's Luxury Holiday Cottage provides opulent holiday accommodation in exclusive surroundings. With four bedrooms sleeping up to 8 people (in addition the master bedroom has a sofa bed which can be requested on booking) the recently re-designed cottage is well equipped and furnished to a very high standard. With one hundred and fifty acres of unspoiled landscape, Head Gardener's Cottage provides a perfect holiday location.

Broxmouth is only a stones throw from the beach, there are several golf courses within the local area, a swimming pool with it's own wave machine, leisure facilities and highly acclaimed restaurants, bars and shops. The coastal region also provides numerous walkways, coastal paths and opportunities for surfers, body boards and snorkelers alike.

Local attractions include the Museum of Flight which provides tours aboard Concorde, the Seabird Centre, Foxlake Adventures, East Links Family Park just to mention a few.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 1 Shower room, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Simon Flame S.
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
03 Jun 2020
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, German

This Cottage has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 16 Nov 2012. Located in East Lothian, it has 7 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate is £2004.

The Owner has a response rate of 70% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 03 Jun 2020.


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Guest reviews

Very Good
7 reviews

Very Good

“Fantastic cottage!”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2019

Fantastic stay here - perfect for a group of 8 girls away for the weekend. Beds were comfy and whole place is so spacious! The hot tub was an added bonus. Thanks so much!

Owner's reply: Dear Ruth We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, haste ye back Best Wishes Simon

“Lovely cottage with hot tub”

Reviewed 27 Dec 2018

We booked to stay at the Head of Gardner's Cottage for a reunion with friends who were home for a visit from Australia. We had an amazing weekend and the cottage had everything we needed for our… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your kind review. It is very much appreciated and we are so pleased you had such a lovely time. We would love to welcome you back. Kind regards Susan

“Amazing weekend in and amazing cottage”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2018

Stayed here in August with family (6 adults and 3 kids) to celebrate my partner's 40th Birthday. The cottage is absolutely beautiful set in lovely surroundings on its own private estate. The co… More

Owner's reply: Hi Arlene, we really value your feedback. We are so pleased you had a lovely stay. We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Susan

“Charming Estate Cottage”

Reviewed 19 Jun 2016

We arrived at the estate past the gatehouse in beautiful sunshine and the Gardeners Cottage exceeded our expectations! Outside the lawns were well maintained and the large hot tub was ready for immed… More

Owner's reply: Dear Trish Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is always super to get such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon hopefully. Kind regards Susan

“Some serious issues”

Reviewed 5 Jun 2016

Some serious issues We found the property to be big and spacious and well heated. The estate lends itself to good walks in a nice general location whilst giving very good potential access to beaches … More

Owner's reply: Dear TripAdvisor Member Thank you for your review. We are always happy to receive constructive criticism if it is justified. I think whilst some of the points you raised were valid and some, including the general tone of the review, were completely unfounded. The Cottage is rented for many weeks each year and we receive a great deal of positive feedback about the property. On your arrival the Cottage was dressed for Christmas with a real tree and a garland up the stairs. The Cottage was both cosy and festive. We have now placed a supply of games into the Cottage. We have also replaced one of the sofas in the drawing room and had one of the showers completely redone as evidenced by the attached photos. With regard to using the boat, this is a private boat and is not available for general use as I am sure you can appreciate. You were also in contact with us a few times, both before and during your stay and we didn't hesitate to promptly answer your questions and promptly address any issues raised. The compendium with all the information regarding the Cottage was always in the house and I am sorry that you didn't find this immediately. We value our customer's tremendously and it really matters to us that they have a lovely time and we are sorry that this was not your experience. Susan

“Absolutely gorgeous house for a perfect get-away”

Reviewed 21 Feb 2016

I booked this house last minute for me and my toddler and four friends. it looked good in the pictures, but in real life it was even better! From the moment we drove in to the estate, it was a magical… More

Owner's reply: Dear Claire, we are thrilled that you had such a lovely time at the Head Gardeners Cottage. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We would love to welcome you back. Kind regards Susan

“Amazing House”

Reviewed 28 Apr 2015

The house & grounds are beautiful. Great value for money, would highly recommend and would happily return!

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How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Simon Flame (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Simon Flame (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Simon Flame the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Simon Flame (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Simon Flame (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Simon Flame (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Simon Flame (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Simon Flame (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Simon Flame (the owner) a message.

If Simon Flame (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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