Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in East Lothian - MARINE LODGE, North Berwick
Superb Central large 2 bed / 2 bthrm apt, sea views - sleeps up to 6. Go2 4golf
Parked outside on Westgate, North Berwick or to the rear in reserved parking, walk up the path between two manicured lawns to enter the imposing large ground floor apartment through its impressive traditional central doorway.
Welcome ! Now kick off boots, beach or golf shoes in the porch and proceed into the bright, large hallway.
Meet & Greet: We make your arrival that little bit more comfortable by providing a selection of welcoming refreshments including Nespresso Coffee, instant coffee and tea supply Scottish shortbread - all with our compliments. We greet you personally conducting a detailed tour to show you around and how the facilities & amenities work.
Similarly, all shampoos, conditioners, bodywash and handwashes are supplied with Cole & Lewis latest range - now back to the description of the apartment.... we have just introduced new bathrobes for our guests also during their stay.
First left is the airy master bedroom with bedroom two just beyond. Both bedrooms are very spacious, with high cornices lovingly furnished with super king size zip & link beds.
Right of the hallway awaits a warm, Victorian period sitting room with fire and large bay window offering Firth of Forth sea views - Beautifully furnished & has three settees & large TV. A stunning crystal chandelier hangs from the original ceiling rose.
Yes - there's Wi-Fi too !
Bathroom 1:- This bathroom has both bath & Grohe shower,
Bathroom 2:- Additional new Wet Room completed Feb 2013. with state-of-the-art 'playtime' overhead bridge shower, and separate hose.
Kitchen & Dining Area:-
With large oak wood dining table for 6 people, the kitchen area is well appointed:-
- American Fridge / Freezer
- Washing Machine & Tumbledryer
- Dishwasher .
- Additional separate small sun room for relaxation.
- Guests staying can choose to use leisure facilities at The Marine Hotel
Private Rear Courtyard Garden & Bar-B-Q:- To the rear - your own small private,sunny, south facing patio. Here enjoy a BBQ with your friends during the Open.
Ideal for all East Lothian's finest golf links, from North Berwick West Links to Muirfield, venue for 2013 British Open Golf, just 4 miles from Muirfield's first tee, this is a recent New Rental Opportunity to Holiday-Rentals in North Berwick. We have furnished and equipped the apartment to the very highest standards and specification in contemporary style. Professionally decorated and designed in a fully coordinated neutral palette.
A simply glorious, stately, yet warm, cosy and contemporary sitting room boasts since December 2012 a real 12kw multi-fuel stove fire.(Wood fuelled)
Now , if you've dropped off your luggage from the front, simply drive around the back to your own private parking area.
Further Location Details:-
Nearest Restaurant: Orangery, Westgate Gallery and Poonthai, High Street - both 100 yards away.
Nearest Golf Course:- North Berwick west Links 200 metres
Nearest Sea & Beach: West Bay Beach apprx. 250 metres
Nearest Bar/Pub: North Berwick - Nether Abbey to Blenheim Hotel, Quarterdeck & Golfers Rest. All within 1 km.
Nearest Airport: Edinburgh at 52 km
Nearest Train: 300 metres North Berwick
Nearest Ferry: Leith, Edinburgh.
Nearest Leisure Centre/ Swiomming Pool: North Berwick & Marine Hotel.
Nearest Ski: Edinburgh 35km (Hillend).
Nearest City : Edinburgh 30km.
Short Walks to:-
North Berwick West Links First Tee - approx. 250 yards away.
All restaurants: Nether Abbey Hotel to Osteria & The Grange.
Beach Just 250 yards away (approx.)
Car: useful & recommended, but certainly not essential.
East Lothian Golf: The entire area is immersed in golf history. From Longniddry to Luffness, Gullane, Muirfield and Renaissance and Archerfield (hosting Santander Charity Golf Day on 18th April 2013) and of course the North Berwick East and the famous North Berwick West Links. Youngsters can enjoy summer competitions on the Childrens Course or Ladies Links in front of The Marine Hotel.
Situated within the seabird centre is an educational centre,restaurant and gift shop. From here you can arrange boat trips to view the gannets and puffins on the Bass Rock and the other islands - Craigleith, Lamb & Fidra.
In addition to gorgeous beaches, water sports and sailing , there are some of the best links golf courses in the world within 10 minutes of the apartment including Muirfield, host the 2013 open golf championships in Gullane.
North Berwick West Links has become a firm favourite for Winter Golf too - especially from Scandinavia & Germany - and enjoys golfing visitors regularly from throughout Europe including Sweden, Denmark and Norway in particular. The apartment is ideal for golfers - perfectly located and equipped with new storage for golf equipment.
Sailing - Championships organised by RYA and ELYC
Marathons & Triathlons - Edinburgh to North Berwick
Golf Championships - The Open
Rambling & walking
National Museum of Flight
World renowned Seabird Centre
For Cycling you can hire bikes from Law Cycles - just down the high street see David for rates.
North Berwick has a vibrant high street with numerous cafes and restaurants catering for every taste whether it be traditional fish and chips, Thai, Italian, Chinese or Indian.
In North Berwick great food can be enjoyed at No 12 Quality Street, The Nether Abbey Hotel, The Grand and The Marine.
In nearby Gullane (4 miles away) try:-
Easy traditional Scottish pub dining - The Golf Hotel and The Old Clubhouse
For special occassions try nearby Greywalls (chez roux) and awarded restaurant of the year 2011. Greywalls Hotel has welcomed all the top golfers - from Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus to Nick Faldo and severiano Ballesteros.
In Dirleton (2 miles away).
The Open Arms locally either eating in its Bistro or Library. (Early dining rates also available).
The Castle - great Scottish pub fayre.
Central Edinburgh is only a 35 minute car journey from North Berwick. Alternatively take a train leaving hourly from nearby North Berwick station to the centre of Edinburgh at Waverley station. Edinburgh too has great historic sites from The Castle to Hollyrood Palace at the foot of The Royal Mile. Edinburgh of course has some superb restaurants and great theatre, art, culture and museums. If staying in August try a visit to the Edinburgh festival.
North Berwick also has its own festival by the sea in August just down from the apartment..
Historical sites: Two 'must sees' are:- Tantallon Castle (built by 1st Earl of Douglass in 14th century) anmd Dirleton Castle (fortress built in 13th century).
Walks: Yellow Craig to Gullane Beach, Pointgarry Beach to Westerdunes, West Bay Beach to Harbour; East (Milsey Bay) Beach to Daisy Island past the Armchair rock.
Sea Trips: Take 'Sula' to and around the Bass Rock.
More recently:- outside Dunbar, 14km away, Fox lake Adventures aims to provide a wake boarding lake with plans for mountain biking at a later date.
Marine Lodge will provide you with a great central base to follow all your chosen pursuits, hobbies and sight seeing activities in a timeless peaceful location where nostalgic memories are often created.
Large Storage Room: Ideal for all sports equipment and beach items.
Private Car Park at Rear with secure rear private access.
Key Events and Activities in North Berwick
Mirror Class Sailing Championships. (annual)
National Tennis Championships (Annual)
British Open Golf at Muirfield 2013 and even
Mad Swim on January 1st (Annual).
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
About Andrew Hinds
Joanna & Andrew love North Berwick , its beaches and golf. Andrew spent his happy childhood holidays in North Berwick and over 40 years later the couple still, attracted to its unique charm were able to return to invest in this glorious Victorian property. When it came on the market the location & opportunity were too good to miss !
Based in the North West of England, Joanna is a barrister-at-law and Andrew runs his own business consultancy.
Both Andrew & Joanna are keen sportspeople and remain members at North Berwick Golf Club.
They love - as you will - the escapism of the area, the outdoors and the proximity to Edinburgh.
Andrew Hinds purchased this apartment in 2012
Why Andrew Hinds chose East Lothian
The Ryder Cup is being held in September. The apartment offers an ideal seaside retreat from a day's golf spectating at Gleneagles. It is also ideal for 2015 Scottish Open at Gullane. (Just 4 miles away) This Victorian period property was the original Lodge back in the 1880s. It commands a fantastic central location just beyond the High Street near Westgate gallery, some 250 yards from the beach and first tee of the historic North Berwick West Links. Shops, Restaurants and tradional Scottish bars and transport links are just a short walk away.
The owners have upgraded and developed this grand apartment to provide and equip it with the modern amenities most saught after by holiday renters eg. Wi-Fi, IPOD docking station, DVDs & TVs in 3 rooms, Dishwasher, American Fridge Freezer and Washing Machine & Dryer.
They continue to develop the property and plan in early 2013 to create an additional bathroom, to provide guests with spacious shower area and additional storeage. Now boasting a 12kw Multi-fuel Stove fire, there are plans to complete the stylish wet room by end February 2013. It will also boast new ideal golf storage locker-style facilities.
It is ideal for Golf Parties from Northern Europe and Scaninavia - including Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark & Finland as only a short walk from the first tee on the Historic West Links. Winter travel can be arranged through Scaninavian operators.
What makes this apartment unique
In addition to the beautiful furnishings the property is especially comfortable and can adapt to all ranges of holiday visitors. Ideal for couples, families and golfing groups.
Bedrooms have superking-size split n link beds and there are 2 additional double bed settees.
Guests can enjoy private parking and may choose to enjoy a glass of wine in their own private sun garden at the rear.
Unique property features have been retained:
- High Ceilings, Victorian period cornices, large spacious hallway and kitchen. Tasteful furnishings of beautiful lighting and chandeliers
- enjoy fabulous pictures of golfing and local area scenes as they blend contrastingly with more contemporary Vitriani paintings and sea-scape bedroom pictures.
- Combines successfully the 'old & the new':-
- Wi-Fi throughout
- Superb state of the art wet room
- All Appliances (American fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
- Dining for 6
- Multi-Fuel Stove (beautiful & very powerful). - some wood supplied.
- Private Car Parking Space at Rear.
The feeling of comfort means a true home from home. From the time you enter through the porch you have a unique feeling of warmth and space.