|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The last of a hamlet of 6, the cottage comprises a lounge with seating for 4, a wood burning pot-belly stove, tv and music centre. it has a fully fitted kitchen/diner, one double bedroom with kingsize bed, one single bedroom and a bathroom with over-the-bath shower. Both bedrooms have built-in wardrobe space and the single has an additional chest of drawers.
The outdoor area is divided into three sections, the front garden with a lawn and bench seat for watching the sunset, the side lawn, with picnic bench, ideal for lunch in the sun and the rear garden with patio, table and chairs a perfect place for breakfast.
There is also ample parking for two cars in a private parking area.
My wife and I lived in the cottage until late 2009, when we moved to another house a short distance south of Dunbar, but couldn't bear to give up this wonderful cottage. It also felt unfair to keep it just to ourselves, so in 2014 we set about renovating it so others could come and enjoy the space and get to know this special part of the Scottish countryside.
Paul Ingram purchased this cottage in 2004
Apart from the attractiveness of the cottage itself, with its red sandstone walls and pantiled roof, it sits in a superb location above the East Lothian coast, with stunning views.
Being close to the coast is important to both my wife and I and the town of Dunbar is a little known gem with a unique character of its own.
The location of the cottage gives the best of all worlds. It is in a rural setting, yet within walking distance of the nearest supermarket and pub (1 Km) and the town of Dunbar and a mere 35-40 min drive to the fantastic city of Edinburgh and its attractions. Alternatively the East coast mainline train service runs trhough Dunbar as well as a number of local train services to and from the city.
Locally Dunbar has the nickname 'Sunny Dunny' as it is famed for having the most hours of sunshine of any part of scotland, because of its position at the eastern end of the Soittish Central Belt and in the shelter of the Borders and Lammamuir Hills.
I am really pleased that we were able to rent this cottage for a few days over New Year.
It was a base for us whilst visiting friends and family and whilst we didn't spend a great deal of time there, we spent enough to notice the sleep inducing beds, fluffy towels and perfectly equipped kitchen.
There is an awe inspiring view just up from the cottage.
I would love to come up from down south (in secret!) and spend a quiet few relaxing days here. It's perfect for visiting Dunbar, North Berwick and Edinburgh.
Thanks for being so accommodating in meeting up for key handover.
See you again!
We are a couple from Stoke on Trent, we were looking to visit this area and do a little exploring.
After much searching we came across this little gem of a Cottage.
Having stayed in many over the years and never wishing to return to any of them, what a find.
It's in the perfect spot for exploring this area, as suprisingly there is so much to see and do.
It's cosy, comfy and well equipped.
The decor is very pleasing to the eye and the little extras delightful.
It was very clean and un cluttered, but it still felt like home.
Another plus is a decent bed and good quality Towels.
The little extras Paul provided were a lovely touch.
You feel like you are in the middle of no where, even though you are close to Dunbar, a very quaint place to have a wander.
Edinburgh is close, if you need a larger City.
We had a long Day out and visited my Cousin near to Aberdeen.
All in all a great place to stay.
We will defiantly be going back.
PS, don't tell any one else, or they will all want to go.
We loved this fabulous cottage! The location is great and the views sublime.
Inside we found everything we could need and it was cute, clean, and very comfortable.
I want all my friends to come stay here!
Paul is quite friendly and helpful and easy to deal with.
For any other American travelers I would advise you to bring currency converters and be aware that distances in Scotland are somewhat deceptive as all the roundabouts slow highway speeds considerably.
We intended to spend most of our time in Edinburgh but became so inthralled with the country side and small towns that we spent only one day of our three in the city.
Don't miss the cove near Cockburnspath.
We had a lovely Sunday roast supper and haggis fritters in a nice hotel in Dunbar. Sorry, can't remember the name. And loved chatting with all the locals we met.
One of my best vacations!!
We had a wonderful time in this superbly equipped cottage that was warm and comfortable and sleep is guaranteed with total darkness and silence! Paul is a great host and it was especially nice to find essential groceries and a welcome bottle of wine waiting for us.
The local area is wonderful with many beautiful beaches and everyone is so friendly and helpful.
Thank you for making our stay special.
We had a lovely 4 night stay at the cottage and could happily have stayed longer. The cottage is really clean and well-equipped and so nicely furnished. The surrounding area is beautiful with lots to do to keep little children happy. I loved the fact that the cottage is in such a peaceful location and yet just a few minutes drive from Dunbar.
I would highly recommend this as a place to stay.
Everything inside the cottage was new and clean. We liked Dunbar and the area around a lot! My girlfriend and I traveled for times to different places, these holidays were by far the best (I do not write this due to any payment or personal relation). There were lots of sights to see, for example Edinburgh, Falkirk (Kelpies, Wheel), Dunbar, Bamburgh, Glasgow, ....
The cottage is situated just outside the historic town and Royal Burgh of Dunbar, overlooking it and the East Lothian coast.
Nearby attractions include the East Links country park, Foxlake Adventures wakeboarding and activity centre, The Museum of Flight, The John Muir birthplace museum, The Scottish Seabird Centre.
The cottage is also within 25 miles of Scotlands capital city, Edinburgh, with its many events and Festivals throughout the year, including the famous New Year Hogmanay celebrations and the world renowned Edinburgh Festival, which runs throughout the month of August.as well as the more permanent attractions such as Edinburgh Castle.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|