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Perfect for coast lovers...

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

A comfortable, family-friendly holiday house - right by the sea.

Once a smokery, The Kipper House is now a simple, comfortable cottage, perfect for families. With three bedrooms and great living space opening onto a sunny garden, The Kipper House appeals to families wanting a quiet 'Swallows and Amazons' getaway. It is the perfect place for you to enjoy both the sites of Edinburgh (20 mins away by train) as well as golfing, walks, rock pooling, fishing and much, much more.


A majority of our guests are families, with an increasing number of repeat visitors who have enjoyed not only the fantastic scenery and beaches of East Lothian but also being able to 'pop in' to Edinburgh. These are just some of the most recent comments from the Visitors' Book.

"Sorry I didn't see you during our stay which again was great! Everyone agrees that The Kipper House seems to give you a big hug and immediately makes you feel as if you have come home."

"We all loved the house! It is just beautiful and beautifully decorated… I haven't stopped telling people about it!"

"Spent a fantastic holiday in your lovely cottage. You really did think of everything. It is a truly idyllic location and we will be back."

"Thank you so much for a lovely stay. The house is really beautiful, comfortable and an idyllic setting. Everyone loved it so we will be back."

"Super house, super holiday, super beaches, super hosts. All in all, a perfect holiday!"

"Thank you again for another great week at the The Kipper House - lots of happy memories."

"Thank you for an amazing week. Kipper House supplied everything except the fish" (from a fisherman!)

"What an amazing place to stay!! Excellent accommodation so close to the beach and sea - everything in the house you could ever want. Kipper House is a home from home. We will be back."

"We had an amazing stay at Kipper House, our two weeks filled with joy and laughs. Your house is so lovely and we will miss it terribly."

"We've had a wonderful second stay. Fabulously equipped house, great location and warm welcome…. thank you!"

"Another lovely stay at The Kipper House - we hope to be back again very soon! A big thank you from all of us! xxx"

As you can see, we have had some really lovely visitors!!

More Details

The Kipper House
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, We have a basic knowledge of French!
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Calendar last updated:
5 August, 2018

About The Kipper House

Alasdair and I are now semi-retired and moved to Dunbar from Edinburgh because we loved it so much. We bought The Kipper House to use as our own holiday house but quickly decided that we would rather be here than in the city and when the adjacent house, Seapoint, came on the market we bought and renovated that house. We now operate The Kipper House as a holiday home and have done so for 5 years - will tell you more! We won't interfere in any way with your holiday but will be here to help in any way we can to ensure that you have a really happy and peaceful holiday by the sea.

The Kipper House purchased this cottage in 2009

Why The Kipper House chose Dunbar

The Kipper House has a unique position on Dunbar's East Beach, a rocky foreshore with great rock pools. Look out of the snug and bedroom windows and your eyes will simply see acres of sky and the open North Sea - the nearest coast is Denmark! Minutes from golf, sandy shores, historic harbours and a living High Street, there is loads to do both in the town and roundabout. If you need a change of scenery, hop on a train or take the car and visit Edinburgh with all that this great historic city has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

You will love the sunny garden and the sound of the sea. You will love the many walks in woods or by water. With so much to see and do.... or a preference to just sleep and read, The Kipper House has something for everyone wanting a comfortable, restful time break away from home.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , The bath is deep - may not suit those with limited mobility.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Views to the sea and garden
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Views to the sea and garden
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Views onto Woodbush.
  • Bedrooms 1 and 3 are spacious rooms with wardrobes. Bedroom 2 is smaller with wonderful views.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Whilst The Kipper House will accommodate 8 people, there is only one bathroom/wc and the cottage is therefore best suited to family groups of no more than 6. Please ask us for advice if you are unsure.


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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Dunbar High Street
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Dunbar and Winterfield Golf Clubs (2 no)
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Dunbar Station
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Dunbar High Street
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Edinburgh - Hill End
Nearest Beach
Dunbar and Belhaven

Dunbar is an historic East Lothian market town just 30 miles east of Edinburgh. Once a thriving fishing port and garrison town, it is now a quiet haven for sailors, golfers, and nature lovers. With the glorious Belhaven Bay on the doorstep and the distinct beaches of Tyninghame, Rockcliff, North Berwick and Gullane all less than half an hour away, there is a seaside space for everyone. Families will love East Links Farm Park with its new play fort and the children can enjoy tennis, golf, surfing and swimming all in the town. For culture, try the castles of Tantallon, Dirleton and, of course, Edinburgh. Walk on the John Muir Way, tracing the footsteps of the famous environmentalist. Go birdwatching at North Berwick or Aberlady. Try beach riding at Seacliff or Longniddry or micro-lighting at East Fortune. And when the day is over, come back to Dunbar to barbecue in the garden of The Kipper House or walk up into the town for a pub supper or fine meal. With lots to do or peace for doing nothing, East Lothian has it all for a holiday to remember.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dunbar, Edinburgh and Lothians

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn Short Stay 2018
10 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Short Stay 2019
7 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Short Stay 2019
2 Mar 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Short Stay 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Short Stay 2019
1 Nov 2019 - 17 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
20 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
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

Standard rate weeks are let from Saturday to Saturday only.
Check in for all holidays is 3pm and check out is at 11am.
3+ night breaks may be available from November to March - just get in touch!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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