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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:
18 May, 2018

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 Dunbar

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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Traditional red sandstone cottage in a stunning rural location.
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews

Tranquil setting close to Dunbar

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and well appointed. Paul was a very considerate and helpful host. We enjoyed our stay greatly even though the weather was mostly dreadful. Plenty to look at in the area and the John Muir Birthplace museum is a must for those who like being outdoors in beautiful surroundings. We may well return!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We received a warm welcome from Paul. He advised on all local walks, restaurants which was invaluble

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean and tastefully decorated. I could not think of anything that was not there, it had everything. A lovely gesture from Paul on arrival was a nice

bottle of wine and shortbread. Much appreciated. We did use the log burner as the weather was not too good. After a short while the room was too warm but nice. We would not hesitate to pass on the details of this cottage to all our friends. We hope to go back someday soon. Dunbar is a beautiful town.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great short break, The cottage is clean,warm & comfy all we needed was provided. Lovley peaceful place but only minutes from Dunbar.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Holiday in Dunbar

  • 4 of 5

A well appointed cottage with all mod cons, well decorated and in a very quiet spot. A warm welcome from Paul who gave lots of useful advice. This all contribute to very enjoyable break and a recommendation that makes it very suitable for those who enjoy peace, quiet and great countryside views.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

A well maintained cottage with everything you would want. Very good location with lovely views. Plenty of local walks if the weather is good which fortunately for us if was. St Abbs head gets a special mention. A lovely place to stay if you like it quiet and relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Peace and quiet!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cosy cottage in the East Lothian countryside. Clean with everything we needed (inc sharp knives in the kitchen, plenty of pots/pans etc) and plenty of outdoor space for sitting outside in the summer months. Too cold on our visit but we did see the deer in the field behind the cottage from the kitchen window, and enjoyed the sound of birds singing as we went to/from the car etc. Only negative is the pot-holed road leading to the cottages - tricky if you have an old car/suspension! Paul is very helpful - he took time to tell us about local walks etc and was on hand when we had any questions etc. Look forward to our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from 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.


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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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