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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
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Barbecue


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 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:
26 May, 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 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.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 258 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • 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
  • 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 4
  • 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
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Traditional red sandstone cottage in a stunning rural location.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tranquil even with two tots in tow

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time. It's such a lovely cozy cottage and spotlessly clean. Nothing was too much trouble, Paul made sure that we had everything we needed including highchair, toilet training seat, DVDs etc. Our girls loved the Easter egg hunt in your sun trap garden. So nice that it was warm enough to enjoy our breakfast on your picnic bench. We could never get bored of the views from the top of the road. Just stunning. Central heating was very effective and didn't need to use fire but lit for effect one evening. We loved having the dishwasher and washing machine to hand. Very convenient for beaches, links farm park, swimming pool, sea bird centre and trip round bass rock were all huge success. We will certainly look forward to returning for a bit of tranquility! Which is quite an achievement with two tots in tow. Thanks again

Sarah and Jamie

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the cottage, it was so cosy and sweet. Close to everything and yet it was so quiet and peaceful. We wanted for nothing, Paul provided us with everything we needed including a highchair for the baby and some really tasty homemade short bread (thanks Angie!) We will definitely stay again next time we're up visiting family. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy and comfortable cottage that we will be back to!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best decision!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
Late Spring
26 Mar 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
10 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Summer
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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