|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Very Rural, quiet, Self Catering 150 Year Old Country Cottage with Log Fire and Exposed Wooden Beams. Fully Refurbished and Modernised to Very High Standard. Close to Edinburgh (25ml) Very Quiet Location. 2 Bedrooms, Excellent Lounge, High Quality Kitchen, Very Elegant Bathroom, Minstrel Gallery, 2 bedrooms with combed ceilings.Central Heating, Lawn at front, rear garden with patio and shrubs, garden furniture and BBQ. Logs available from owner. Storage shed for cycle + outdoor eqt. Located close to DUNBAR and local attractions - Championship Golf, Surfing, John Muir Country Park, Sailing, Rock Pools, Water Sports, First Class Beaches all nearby. Dunbar is frequently one of the most sunniest places in Scotland.
Local historical places of Interest include 700 year old Dunbar Castle .
CITY of EDINBURGH: FESTIVAL/FRINGE/HOGMANAY, Attractions and Castle only 30 minutes drive or 20 minutes by train.
FREE LANDROVER TOUR OF THE AREA.
DOG + PET FRIENDLY - DOG SITTING POSSIBLE
GOLF Paradise SURFING Gem: GOLF:
East Lothian is a golfers paradise. Several renowned Links courses are within 15 minutes drive - Dunbar and Muirfield - both championship standard. Archerfield and Craigielaw are recent high quality developments. North Berwick, Musselburgh and Gullane are well renowned courses. Whitekirk is quality inland course.
Recently the area has become a focus for this sport in the South East of Scotland. there are several agencies providing tuition and equipment hire. The clean waters and beaches are one of the reasons this sport is being so successful in the area.
The immediate area is often referred to as 'Sunny Dunny' due to the DUNBAR area repeatedly being one of the sunniest localities in Scotland as per Met Office records.
OTHER INTERESTING THINGS TO DO: MUSEUM:
The SCOTTISH MUSEUM OF FLIGHT, is only a 10 minute drive. Many attractions including CONCORDE are on display. It's worth visiting East Fortune Sunday Market if you do go to the Museum of Flight - it's next door, and is the one of the largest markets in the Lothians - almost everything is on sale here!!
More adventure can be had at the local 4X4 Driving School - which is one of the top traing schools in the UK. Quad bikes and 4x4 Driving Instruction is available, as are various corporate/family type days out.
Sub Aqua Diving - St Abbs, about 15 mins drive, is one of the most popular venues for this activity sport and many attractions for divers to explore.
Walking + General Interests: The cottage is only a short drive from the Eastern end of the Southern Upland Way which crosses Scotland from St Abbs head through the Border counties to the west coast.
The Lammermuirs border East Lothian, and provide the source for the countys water supply. They are expansive and very wild with wide open spaces and remote areas of heather and conifer. This area is completely different from the fertile coastal plains.
Barnyards Cottage, is located in the village of SPOTT. The local Glen - Spott Glen is only 2 minutes walk from the cottage. This glen has Kestrels, Herons, Buzzards and Woodpecker, together with Pheasant, Owl and Partridge.
Animals present include, Deer, Badger, Otter and Fox. Walk and enjoy the scenery and wildlife.
Additionally, Woodhall Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve is only 1 mile away and is an area of interest and scenic beauty.
Other interesting visits in the locality include, Scottish Museum of Flight - which has CONCORDE and many other attractions.
Hello - we are Christine and Dougie Gray. Barnyards Cottage is our interest. THIS IS A PET FRIENDLY PROPERTY.
Dougie is a fully qualified Tour guide for Edinburgh - and also a qualified and Licensed Edinburgh Taxi driver. Anything you want to know about the city is easily answered - from where to eat, where to buy gifts, where to visit and what to do is fully covered.
We are also very experienced travellers of Scotland and offer a full service of tours, and advice for the entire country.
We can provide specialist tours for every need ; GOLF TOURS, WHISKY TOURS, COASTAL TOURS. HISTORICAL TOURS, ACTIVITY TOURS, LANDROVER TOURS, TAXI TOURS, CITY TOURS, CASTLES TOURS, BEACHES TOURS, WILDLIFE TOURS, ASSISTANCE WITH CYCLE AND WALKING TOURS.
Any advice that you require - just ask, its free and honest.
Peace and quiet in a beautiful location yet ONLY 30 minutes from central EDINBURGH
The property is located for easy access to Edinburgh.
We can easy arrange for full Taxi collection from Edinburg Airport at discounted rates.
Additionally, private Taxi tours and excursions can be provided at very reasonable cost.
Full tours to other parts of Scotland can be easily arranged.This can be by Landrover or Mercedes people carrier
Ask for any tour that you may be interested to have
We have had a lovely family holiday, made even better by the friendliness & advice that Dougie has given. The cottage is perfect and has been perfect -even with 2 children under the age of 2!!
Feel the batteries have now been fully recharged.
With four people we have spent 5 days around new years day (2007/2008) at this excellently-maintained, clean and silent place in Spott, a small village near Dunbar which is approx. 35-45 car minutes away from Edinburgh (approx. 20 min. by train). The appartment in this classic cottage is newly renovated and offers perfect modern equipment (e.g. kitchen & bath, TV, radio, microwave, washing machine, toaster, cooking facility, oven, water heater, etc.) combined with a lovely and romantic outfit (e.g. log fire, thick/warm carpets, cute-looking kitchen - which is big and allows for eating in this room with at least four people). Two cute bed rooms are located on the first floor, water is hot at all times over the day even when four people take longer showers and the central heater is working reliably and quickly (and is independent of the log fire). The owner is very helpful in all respects, gives a lot of tips where to go and what to do, suggests nice restaurants in the region nearby and even got some tickets from eBay for us for the central Edinburgh new years eve celebration which were officially sold out even before we had arrived. The sea is reachable within a few minutes by car offering a lot of leisure activities such as surfing (better conditions compared to French Atlantic coast), sailing and even diving. There are several sea-view golfing parks around and a few minutes drive towards the hills leaves you in the middle of nowhere, forest around, nice views from the top of the hills towards the sea and country-side, no civilization noise and all kinds of wild animals. We would certainly come back to this place and can only warmly recommend this place to anybody who likes to stay in Scotland for a while.
Our host was the most affable, accommodating and informative Scotsman you could imagine. The cottage is extremely comfortable and well equipped. It is well situated, with easy parking, just down the road from the Dunbar ASDA. Easy day trip by car or park and ride to Edinburgh; Dougie will give you all the details!
First of all , thank you Douglas and Catherine for the very warm welcome and that we could stay at your lovely house .
The house is beautifully decorated, a nice big kitchen, very nice bathroom, cozy living room and beautiful bedrooms .
The house is located in a little quiet village , but only a stone's throw away from shops , restaurants and train station at Dunbar and under a half hour away from Edinburgh .
But the best of all for us and the dogs the many opportunities for lovely walks at the amazing beaches and beautiful country side .
Everything is easygoing , perfect for a perfect holiday .
We are very happy that we will stay here again in July .
Counting the days .
Thanks again , see you soon , kind regards Melanie , Klaus , the dogs and the girls
Thank you Dougie and Christine our stay was just what we wanted, quiet and comfortable. The cottage was beautiful very well equipped and the location ideal. Our dogs have hardly moved since we returned home. Thank you again for a lovely stay. Aidan and Lesley
Like last time, we had a wonderful time. The holiday starts with a warm welcome by Douglas and Catherine. The cottage is warm and cosy and you will feel at home immediately. Everything is there. A well equipped kitchen, a lovely and spacious bathroom and two bedrooms. We were very lucky with the weather (again!) and spent hours in the garden. We spent many lazy hours on the garden furniture which is also available in the shed. A real bonus!
The environment is great. Lots of green and in May the yellow fields are wonderful. We are really looking forward to our stay in May 2014 again. It is a pity that we can't come over sooner, but we have something to look forward too in 2014! Thanks again and see you next year.
This is our 3rd stay as we are so impressed with the quality of the cottage and the wonderful attention to detail from the owners. Thoroughly recommended, and we know we'll be back for years to come.
Within 5miles : Woodhall Dene Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve (1.5mile). Belhaven, Whitesands, Thorntonloch, Skateraw and Pease Bay Beaches. Dunbar + Winterfield Golf Courses. Harbour, RNLI Lifeboat and sailing and sea fishing. Dunbar Castle and Belhaven Brewery (Scotlands oldest). Sea Diving, Leisure centre/swimming pool. John Muir Country Park. Clifftop walks/coastal Paths. Parks + picnic sites + history room + John Muir Room. Pubs, restaurants and takeaway food. Lammermuir Hill trails and villages.Within 10miles : Castles - Hailes, Tantallon+ Dirleton. Scottish Seabird Centre. St Abbs nature reseve/harbour. Open Golf cousre at Muirfield. Scottish Museum of Flight. River Tyne, River Whiteadder. Within 25miles - Edinburgh - Castle/Britannia/Palace/Royal Mile/Museums/Festivals/Fringe/Tattoo. Border Abbeys - Melrose/Kelso/Jedburgh/Dryburgh. Horse Racing Musselburgh.
Spott is a very tranquil village - it is located in the Lammermuir Hills near Dunbar. Lots of nature and peace and quiet
Other Activities: 4X4 Off Road Driving School, John Muir Country Park, HallhIll Healthy Living Centre
Golf: This is an ideal base from which to test yourself on some of the UK's greatest courses. Muirfield which frequently hosts the British Open Championship is only 15minutes by car. Dunbar - an Open Championship qualifying course, which also holds the Seniors and Scottish Boys Championship is less than 5 minutes away.
There are many famous Links courses that await you - Gullane, North Berwick and Musselburgh are all easily reached. Many new high quality golf developments have recently taken place - some are Craigielaw, Archerfield and Whitekirk.
Separately, Dunbar Winterfield - a links course, is a very popular, and represents good value for money.
East Lothian is an area that is simply a Golfing Paradise! No course in the county is more than a 20 minute drive!
St Andrews - and the world famous OLD COURSE is about 90 minutes drive.
To fully enjoy the area and the local wildlife bring walking shoes and binoculars.
1 - The cottage is available for short breaks throughout the year, with the exception of the high season months of July and August when the minimum stay period is 5 nights.. The cost for short breaks is specified in the table above.
2 - DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR PERIODS GREATER THAN 2 WEEKS - PLEASE CONTACT OWNER FOR MORE DETAILS.
3 - All rates include linen, towels,
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.