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Traditional red sandstone cottage in a stunning rural location.

People3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
3
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
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 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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Traditional red sandstone cottage in a stunning rural location.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

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
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5

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
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5

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
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5

Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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5

Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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5

One of the best holidays ever

  • 5 of 5

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, ....

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
62.3 Kilometres
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Dunbar
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Dunbar
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Dunbar
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Dunbar
Nearest Ski
257 Kilometres
Aviemore
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Belhaven
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.

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Prices & Availability

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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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dunbar in Edinburgh and Lothians

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 24 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Lockable shed available for storage of bikes, golf equipment, dive equipment, surfboards and wetsuits etc

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