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Traditional red sandstone cottage in a stunning rural location.

People3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 258 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 November, 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 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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Traditional red sandstone cottage in a stunning rural location.
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
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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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Dunbar, East Lothian

  • 5 of 5

Well-appointed and very comfortable; owner took pains to make us welcome and help us settle in. Outdoor eating facilities great (if only the weather had allowed us to use them). Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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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: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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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

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dunbar, Edinburgh and Lothians

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
23 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£360
 
 
Winter-Spring
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£324
for 3 nights
From
£108
£567
 
 
Spring
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£204
for 3 nights
From
£68
£357
 
 
Late Spring
24 Mar 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£231
for 3 nights
From
£77
£405
 
 
Early Summer
9 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
£515
 
 
Mid Summer
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£585
 
 
Late Summer
25 Aug 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
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£85
£410
 
 
Autumn
22 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£375
 
 
Winter
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£585
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£500
 

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