Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in East Lothian - BARNYARDS COTTAGE
Rural, local wildlife, walking, close to golf and beaches - PETS WELCOME
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.
FREE LANDROVER TOUR OF THE AREA.
DOG + PET FRIENDLY - DOG SITTING POSSIBLE
GOLF Paradise SURFING Gem: GOLF:
East Lothian is a golfers paradise. Several renowned Links courses are within 15 minutes drive - Dunbar and Muirfield - both championship standard. Archerfield and Craigielaw are recent high quality developments. North Berwick, Musselburgh and Gullane are well renowned courses. Whitekirk is quality inland course.
Recently the area has become a focus for this sport in the South East of Scotland. there are several agencies providing tuition and equipment hire. The clean waters and beaches are one of the reasons this sport is being so successful in the area.
The immediate area is often referred to as 'Sunny Dunny' due to the DUNBAR area repeatedly being one of the sunniest localities in Scotland as per Met Office records.
OTHER INTERESTING THINGS TO DO: MUSEUM:
The SCOTTISH MUSEUM OF FLIGHT, is only a 10 minute drive. Many attractions including CONCORDE are on display. It's worth visiting East Fortune Sunday Market if you do go to the Museum of Flight - it's next door, and is the one of the largest markets in the Lothians - almost everything is on sale here!!
More adventure can be had at the local 4X4 Driving School - which is one of the top traing schools in the UK. Quad bikes and 4x4 Driving Instruction is available, as are various corporate/family type days out.
Sub Aqua Diving - St Abbs, about 15 mins drive, is one of the most popular venues for this activity sport and many attractions for divers to explore.
Walking + General Interests: The cottage is only a short drive from the Eastern end of the Southern Upland Way which crosses Scotland from St Abbs head through the Border counties to the west coast.
The Lammermuirs border East Lothian, and provide the source for the countys water supply. They are expansive and very wild with wide open spaces and remote areas of heather and conifer. This area is completely different from the fertile coastal plains.
Barnyards Cottage, is located in the village of SPOTT. The local Glen - Spott Glen is only 2 minutes walk from the cottage. This glen has Kestrels, Herons, Buzzards and Woodpecker, together with Pheasant, Owl and Partridge.
Animals present include, Deer, Badger, Otter and Fox. Walk and enjoy the scenery and wildlife.
Additionally, Woodhall Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve is only 1 mile away and is an area of interest and scenic beauty.
Other interesting visits in the locality include, Scottish Museum of Flight - which has CONCORDE and many other attractions.
- pets considered
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- Events Allowed
About Douglas Gray
Hello - we are Christine and Dougie Gray. Barnyards Cottage is our interest. THIS IS A PET FRIENDLY PROPERTY.
Dougie is a fully qualified Tour guide for Edinburgh - and also a qualified and Licensed Edinburgh Taxi driver. Anything you want to know about the city is easily answered - from where to eat, where to buy gifts, where to visit and what to do is fully covered.
We are also very experienced travellers of Scotland and offer a full service of tours, and advice for the entire country.
We can provide specialist tours for every need ; GOLF TOURS, WHISKY TOURS, COASTAL TOURS. HISTORICAL TOURS, ACTIVITY TOURS, LANDROVER TOURS, TAXI TOURS, CITY TOURS, CASTLES TOURS, BEACHES TOURS, WILDLIFE TOURS, ASSISTANCE WITH CYCLE AND WALKING TOURS.
Any advice that you require - just ask, its free and honest.
What makes this cottage unique
The property is located for easy access to Edinburgh.
We can easy arrange for full Taxi collection from Edinburg Airport at discounted rates.
Additionally, private Taxi tours and excursions can be provided at very reasonable cost.
Full tours to other parts of Scotland can be easily arranged.This can be by Landrover or Mercedes people carrier
Ask for any tour that you may be interested to have
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have had a lovely family holiday, made even better by the friendliness & advice that Dougie has given. The cottage is perfect and has been perfect -even with 2 children under the age of 2!!
Feel the batteries have now been fully recharged.