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Luxury villa close to beaches, luxury spa and golf sleeping up to 16

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Flexible self catering accommodation perfect for large groups

Luxury self catering holiday villa on the edge of Archerfield Golf Course and close to North Berwick and Gullane. Close to the best beaches and Championship golf courses of Muirfield and Gullane, yet less than half an hour by train or car to the centre of Edinburgh. Enjoying a rural location close to beaches and golf, yet a short walk to the village inns/shop.

Yellowcraig House is a superb 6 bedroom villa - the perfect property to accommodate a large group of guests. All bedrooms have luxury en-suite bathrooms or shower rooms. Catering in the villa is available as an optional extra - home cooked Scottish specialities using carefully sourced local ingredients such as North Berwick lobster, crab and shrimp; East Lothian salmon and trout, Aberdeen Angus beef, venison from the nearby estates; Ballencrieff pork and gammon and of course award-winning haggis. We are also able to receive internet grocery orders and provide wine and Scotch malt whisky tasting events to wash everything down.

Sleeping arrangements:

Ground floor:

(1) Double bedroom with en-suite shower room, doubling as ground floor WC/shower room.

First floor:

(2) Master bedroom with a super king-sized bed and a luxury en-suite bathroom with waterproof TV facing the free-standing bath. Further large flat screen TV facing the bed. This bedroom can accommodate a further single bed if required.

(3) Double bedroom with a king-sized bed, single bed and en-suite shower room. Flat screen TV.

(4) A family en-suite bedroom with a double bed and a single bed. This room has great sea views of Fidra Island and the Isle of May beyond.

(5) Large bedroom en-suite with three single beds and en-suite bathroom and shower.

Second floor:

(6) Family bedroom with a double bed and a single bed with an en-suite full luxury bathroom. Views of Dirleton Castle


There is a private garden with a very large grassed lawn, a paved BBQ patio area with a gas BBQ and outside seating. Private access to John Muir Walk pathway.

Yellowcraig House has a large front garden with a parking area for up to 12 cars and to the rear the property has a larged lawned garden and a patio area for outside dining.

Other Features: Kitchen: stunning brand new kitchen with Miele cooking appliances - two gas hobs, two stainless steel ovens, a microwave and a steam oven. Large American style fridge freezer and a separate wine fridge located under the kitchen island. Large granite-topped kitchen island with sink and kettle boiler seats 6. Access out on to the private back garden, patio and barbecue.

Utility Room: large utility room off the kitchen fully equipped with two washing machines, a tumble dryer and additional sink

Sitting room: there is a spacious sitting room with a large open fire, television with Satellite (Sky) and a DVD player

Dining room: formal dining room to seat 12 with access directly out to the private back garden

TV snug: the TV snug is the perfect area for keeping those young at heart entertained! Satellite (Sky) TV, DVD player, Wii. Music can be piped throughout the house.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in North Berwick in East Lothian

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms tiled in natural stone Travertine and have designer white fittings, chrome towel radiators for warm fluffy towels, over sink mirrored cabinets and shaver points. Towels and hand soap are provided. Bathroom 1 is on the ground floor and has an accessible glass block shower enclosure, sink and WC. Bathroom 2 has a double glass block shower enclosure, free-standing bath with waterproof TV and WC Bathroom 3 has a glass block shower enclosure, sink and WC. Bathrooms 4 and 5 have a glass block shower enclosure, large bath, sink and WC Bathroom 6 has a free-standing bath (with a view of the stars through the roof window), separate shower enclosure, sink and WC.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 has an en-suite shower room and is on the ground floor. This room has a double bed, wardrobe, bedside tables and bedside lamps. It is particularly suitable for the elderly and is wheelchair accessible. Bedroom 2 has an impressive vaulted ceiling and 6 roof windows with electrically operated blackout blinds. This room has a superking size leather sleigh bed, wardrobe, large flat screen TV, bedside tables and bedside lamps. Bedroom 3 to the front has a king size double bed, single bed, double wardrobe, large flat screen TV, bedside tables and side lamps. it also has has an impressive vaulted ceiling and 4 roof windows with electrically operated blackout blinds. Bedroom 4 has a double and a single bed, fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers, bedside tables and side lamps. This room has sea views. Bedroom 5 has three single beds, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables and side lamps. Bedroom 6 is an impressive attic bedroom with roof windows, double and single beds.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We provide windbreaks and buckets and spades for Yellowcraig Beach, which is a short walk from the property. Scottish home cooking and baby sitting services are available on request, making a stay at Yellowcraig Loft the perfect opportunity to get some time to yourselves.


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Luxury villa close to beaches, luxury spa and golf sleeping up to 16
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Stunning House and garden had a lovely break

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location, immaculate house

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Four and half years ago we had my hen here and now we have just had my sister's hen in this phenomenal house! 17 ladies- we all had an absolute ball! Before entry we all went to Fletcher's Spa which is outstanding and then we were warmly welcomed by Eric who showed us around. So much space for dining, wining and playing games. Bedrooms and bathrooms are high quality and downstairs living areas are fabulous. Stunning weather which meant we were able to use the gorgeous garden for yoga in the morning followed by a beach walk which is so close. Highly recommend this house and location to anyone. Only problem is...you won't want to leave! :-)

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect location for a golf trip to the area

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the Yellowcraig loft with another couple on a golf vacation. The loft was in a perfect location with easy access to many of the best courses we have played. The loft was very comfortable for two couples and was very well appointed. Heather and Eric were very accommodating and provided many suggestions for restaurants, golf and local area attractions. We would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I had my hen weekend at yellowcraig house and it was amazing. The location of the house is fantastic and Eric and Heather couldn't have made us feel more welcome. I would highly recommend this for anyone looking for a beautiful house to spend time with family and friends. We had a BBQ on the Saturday in the glorious garden and everyone said the setting had the wow factor. Many thanks, would love to come back again - Laura

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house & great location for weekend away

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Yellowcraig House for 4 nights over New Year and had a lovely time.Before our stay had even began the owners,Eric & Heather couldn't do enough for us. As we had mixed ages (4-70!!) staying over the weekend,it was suggested that a visit prior to us staying would be advantageous.Heather showed us around and discussed sleeping arrangements and was very helpful in organising the slight re-shuffle that was required to accommodate our guests.She was also happy to be available for our food delivery order & put it away too!!! All things that show a personal touch that makes the difference from a good experience to a great one!

The house itself is lovely,we felt we had enough space & the large safe garden was a real bonus for the children in our group.So too was the short walk to yellowcraigs beach and the great children's park only 5 minutes away.

We all thoroughally enjoyed our stay at Yellowcraig House & will definately be back again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: December 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very pleased to be able to provide a great venue for your Hogmanay get-together and are pleased that you enjoyed the enviable location we have here in Archerfield. My family enjoys living in the country and near the beach but being less than half an hour to the centre of Edinburgh and all the entertainment that Scotland's capital brings. We always do out utmost to ensure each group has everything they need to have a great break and we are glad that you noticed this. Thanks for being an enjoyable group of guests to look after and we look forward to welcoming you back soon for your next ensemble! Kind regards. Eric and Heather Munro.
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Nearest Airport
53 Kilometres
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Castle Inn, Dirleton (1km walk)
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Archerfield, Muirfield, Gullane, North Berwick
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Open Arms, Dirleton (1km walk)
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Yellowcraig Beach

With over 40 miles of magnificent coastline, golden beaches, rolling countryside, spectacular cliffs, award-winning tourist attractions and the world’s finest selection of links golf courses, East Lothian combines the best of Scotland in miniature! It may feel like a million miles away, but it’s only 30 minutes from Edinburgh by car, train or bus!

Visit historic Dirleton and Tantallon Castles, climb aboard a real Concorde plane at the National Museum of Flight or spot puffins and gannets at the Scottish Seabird Centre. Kids can get down on the farm at East Links Family Park or walk through the pretty woods from the property to the Treasure Island adventure play park and Yellowcraig Beach - buckets and spades provided! Mums and Dads can enjoy a trip to the Glenkinchie Distillery, and there's more golf than you can imagine with Muirfield, Gullane and North Berwick on your doorstep. A boat trip to the Bass Rock is a must do and water sports, cycling and other outdoor activities abound.

Golf: East Lothian is one of the best regions for golf in Scotland, with 22 courses offering choice to golfers of all standards and tastes. You may recognise many courses - Dunbar, North Berwick, Musselburgh, Gullane, Archerfield and The Open Championship course at Muirfield, are some of the world's oldest and most admired.

East Lothian has a just claim to being the birthplace of golf - the game was played regularly on Musselburgh Links - The Old Course - as far back as 1672. The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, who now play at Muirfield, Gaullane, has records going back to 1744, which makes it the earliest known golf club in the world.

The region offers traditional links and classic inland golf courses, many steeped in history and complimented by modern, challenging, courses. All coupled with friendly clubhouses and affordable green fees. The coastal A198 route, provides easy access for visitors and short journeys between courses.

Gullane is a world renowned name in golf. The spectacular Gullane No 1, 2 and 3 are all first class courses with superb greens and amazing panoramic views. Luffness is another terrific course famous for its long par 4’s and superb putting surfaces. Gullane is also home to The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Muirfield.

North Berwick is home to three other top class courses - West Links, The Glen and Whitekirk.

From the property, play a different course each day but spend no more than 10 minutes in the car - ideal!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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