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Traditional red sandstone cottage in a stunning rural location.

Bedrooms 2
Space 258 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom cottage, close to and overlooking the town of Dunbar.

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, which can also take a cot for a smaller child 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Paul Ingram
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2017

About Paul Ingram

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

Why Paul Ingram chose East Lothian

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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 centre of 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 Scottish Central Belt and in the shelter of the Borders and Lammamuir Hills.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dunbar in East Lothian

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 258 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3 ...
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , Built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedside cabinets, fully fitted wardrobe
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Lockable shed available for storage of bikes, golf equipment, dive equipment, surfboards and wetsuits etc


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(19 traveller reviews)

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Traditional red sandstone cottage in a stunning rural location.
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Cosy cottage minutes from the sea with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Paul's cottage. It's just minutes by car from Dunbar, the pretty high street and harbour. We were lucky the Festival by the Sea was happening as part of the Edinburgh Fringe. There are some brilliant places to eat nearby - highly recommend the Rocks by the sea front and be sure to try some of the freshest sea food. Beautiful beaches are minutes away too. With this cottage you get the best of both worlds - lovely country views and a town just down the road. We loved having the log burner, even though we stayed in the summer, it's a big bonus for nights by the TV or to curl up in front of with a good book. The cottage was spotlessly clean with everything you need, including a really well equipped kitchen and herb garden. Fantastic place to stay and Paul could not have made us feel more welcome. The fresh mackerel straight from his boat were especially appreciated!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastically well equipped 2 bed cottage finished to a very high standard

  • 5 of 5

Booked up last minute for a long weekend not really knowing what to expect but were blown away, firstly by the welcome we received upon check in by the owner who met us there and gave us a brief run through of the property and very kindly supplied us with a few bits and pieces to get us started, and secondly by the standard of the property itself. It was incredibly well turned out and has a very modern yet classic feel for a countryside cottage. Having spent the entire day out at the beach, what a delight to get back and relax and get the wood burning stove on in the living room. We will definately be back to the area and would not hesiatate in using this property as our base again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, immaculately presented holiday cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend in Paul's charming cottage. He met us on arrival and gave us a tour of the cottage and explained how everything worked. The cottage has everything you could possibly need and more. Despite being only a few minutes from the A1, the setting is very peaceful and the views from all windows are stunning. The homemade shortbread deserves a special mention. We would highly recommend this amazing find.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cosy cottage. Peaceful countryside location. Very clean and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay in this cottage. Met on arrival by friendly helpful host, Paul, who gave us lots of useful information about the cottage and the surrounding area. The welcome gift was also much appreciated.

The cottage is in a peaceful location, but handy for Dunbar and the East Coast. It is very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay as it is designed to be easy to look after , modern furniture and fittings .

  • 5 of 5

Very nice position at the end of a row with open views.An old cottage which has been modernised with comfort in mind. pleasant tasteful modern interior. Kitchen very well equipt and easy to use. Owner very helpful. We have been twice now which is a sure indication that we like it!

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property is charming, with a lovely sunny garden and set in beautiful countryside.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 days at the cottage, myself and a 4 year old Grandchild. The setting is perfect. Beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, arable land, hills and woodlands. The only sound is of birds and we could hear larks singing in the fields. Although the cottage is secluded within a small hamlet, we were only minutes from the main road and from Dunbar but far enough away for there to be no road noise whatsoever. The cottage has everything that we could have required for a comfortable stay and our welcome from Paul and Angie was warm and made us feel at ease. To see us over until we went shopping, there was milk, biscuits, tea and coffee and a nice bottle of Malbec. The cottage is within short driving trips of East Lothian's many places of interest and having such a good base we were able to visit all on our list. I would love to return sometime and would recommend the cottage to others.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
62.3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
257 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dunbar, Edinburgh and Lothians

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring
24 Mar 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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