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Seaside cottage on beach Scotland

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A self-catering cottage rental on beach, close to Edinburgh

Situated in the heart of East Lothian's golfing community, this is a wonderful three bedroom house with panoramic views across the North Sea. Cosy open fires, beautiful garden. Walking distance to train, beach, golf, swimming pool, pub, shop.

This is a family home most of the year and we travel through the summer months.

We have enjoyed sharing our home with visitors from all over the world.

It's gorgeous, relaxing and wonderful here.

S. Guy
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2017

About S. Guy

Family Home

S. Guy purchased this house in 1998

Why S. Guy chose East Lothian

Seaside and beautiful home

What makes this house unique

Seaside and beautiful home

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is one of the places that makes staying in someones home so great - it's the only way you could stay in a house this cool. It's just across the street from the ocean, and almost every window looks out onto the beach. The house itself is old and creaky and filled with beautiful furniture and objects from all round the world. Great place.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dunbar in East Lothian

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bath is and old style claw foot tub with shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , This large bed can be made into two twin beds.
  • 2 bedrooms with sea view and one bedroom with garden views. The cottage can easily sleep 6 people comfortably.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Seaside cottage on beach Scotland
average rating of 4.8 based on 19 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely quirky cottage, owner very welcoming and helpful. Great sea views. Very comfortable beds. Cottage well equipped for a relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you stay with us
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relaxed, welcoming, comfortable, just what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect base for our family, in Dunbar for a wedding. Recommend warmly.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful House, Perfect View

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for such an easy and trouble free stay.

We stayed in the house only to sleep but wished it could've been for longer and will certainly consider booking it again if we need more room the next time we visit family in Dunbar.

There was plenty of space and we just wished we could've enjoyed it for longer.

Thanks again

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in early June 2012, with 2 children and grandparents in tow. The cottage was everything the ad said and more. Amazing character and charm, cozy and had all the amenities we needed. Sue was extremely helpful and gave us great advice on the town and area. We had a hard time leaving, and will definately be back!! The garden was used constantly for "fighting pirates". Perfect for families with children.


  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Felt like home as soon as we walked through door

  • 5 of 5

My Husband, Mom and three children felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. The house is lovely and the sea views magnificent! We were lulled to sleep each night by the sound of the sea.

Sue and her daughter were brilliant and took care of everything we needed.

We could walk everywhere and it was a quick and easy journey to Edinburgh.

The children had fun and we felt so relaxed here.

We will be back!

Barb and Family

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Mixed Bag

  • 3 of 5

We had a great holiday (me + partner + 2 kids + my mum) but have mixed views on the cottage.

On the positive side it was very well located, right on beach, fantastic sea views, and handy for the town and the station. The cottage is spacious and was generally clean. It was well equipped in some ways, board games for the kids, book, and CDs. But a very odd selection of cooking equipment. - all you needed to bake and decorate cakes but no tin-opener!

Strangely it feel as if the family have just moved out, personal ornaments and nick-knacks, personal paperwork and belongings in the kitchen draws, (found when looking for the tin-opener) and family photographs. My mother in particular found this rather disconcerting, she said you expected the family to return any minute, and I know what she meant. Looking at the guest book its clear that lots of people liked this, and felt it made it more homely, but we were not amongst them.

More seriously we had a problem with leaking plumbing and water dripping though the kitchen ceiling. The only contact number we had for the owners mobile and she was on holiday, so it took time and effort to sort it out At one point we were told the water would have to be turned off, which was completely unacceptable, but eventually a plumber was found and the problem solved.

Also, there is no way to control the heating without contacting the owner. Although we were there in July some evenings were chilly with a strong wind straight off the sea. It would have been nice to put the heating on for an hour or two, but as the controls are in locked cupboard we had to call the owner and get someone round to put it on. Not a major problem but we then had heating on even when we didn’t need it.

Finally, there is road, albeit a quiet one, between the cottage and the beach, not visible in the photographs.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gavin, We are so sorry that you experienced troubles with the upstairs tap leaking. It turned out to be a simple matter of tightening the shower attachment by hand and it was sorted. The plumber explained that there had been a recent water pressure change and this (despite the house being over 100 years old) was likely the reason. We have never had a leak before or since. Regarding our home having personal objects and effects - we do store away all our valuables and leave the house feeling as cosy and interesting as we can for our guests. As you say - out of all the families we have had stay over the years - yours was the only one who felt uncomfortable here. Your review will be useful for other families to know that indeed - this is not a hotel rather a l family home which we love and enjoy sharing with others. Regarding the tin opener - again - I am so sorry that you could not find one here and we have since acquired 3 from other families who have left theirs behind. Finally, we have two very reliable and wonderful house care takers who work hard and aim to please our guests. I was not happy to hear that you did not treat them with the kindness and respect they do deserve. Regards, Susan Guy
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
easy walk to several great pubs
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
walking distance
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
easy walk to several good restaurants
Car: not necessary

seaside, seafront, beach, golf, swim, surf, sail, Edinburgh, Scotland, gardens, cozy, open fires.

This is a family home over 100 years old. We live here through the winter months and travel through the summer.

Welcome to our home - we hope you enjoy your time here as much as we do.

The owners.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dunbar, Edinburgh and Lothians

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

£200. deposit is required to book and full payment upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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