GARDEN FLAT IN SEASIDE TOWN EASY FOR EDINBURGH

Ruth or Philip

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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GARDEN FLAT IN SEASIDE TOWN EASY FOR EDINBURGH

East Lothian Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Central Relaxing Walks Countryside & Coast - Fast trains to Edinburgh - sleeps 4

Charming snug central flat in Georgian Town House called Templelands (1790) with traditional cottage feel, quiet garden, 5 minute walk to sea. Lovely walks along East Lothian, Scottish Borders coast/countryside. Edinburgh is 20 minutes by train.

Suit small families / couples with passion for outdoors, countryside, photography, heritage, and culture, non-smokers.

To find offers and book online, search: Templelands (29 High Street, Dunbar, EH42 1EN)

Fresh flowers+welcome basket of local/organic produce included, which will always have something special.

Local food shops, amenities & transport, the sea nearby, fantastic coast, stunning hills and countryside. 3 min. to train station. Parking nearby.

Modern kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine, Wifi, (very small) TV & DVD, but retains old traditional finishes with all the patina, character and history of a 200 year old cottage!

Weather:May-Jun & Sep warmer than you think, avoid the crush. Autumn & winter stunning too. Non smoking only

Dunbar is close to Edinburgh and Berwick upon Tweed. Visiting northern England and Northumberland for day trips is practical by train or by car. Bambrough Castle and Holy Island are worth a visit, and The Alnwick Garden, in Alnwick (with its famous second hand book store) is not far away. Tourist attractions are many, but you'll probably want to stay here if you want to mix countryside walks or bracing hikes on hills and by the sea with trips to the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. East Lothian and the Borders are rich with history and archaeology. The Votadini tribe occupied Traprain Law, between Haddington and Dunbar, a volcanic plug not dissimilar to North Berwick Law and Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh. The geology and wildlife is as fascinating as the historical and archaeological heritage. There are many miles of protected coast, with the most outstanding example the Bass Rock, with a bird colony counting in excess of 50,000. Not to be missed. If you are up for it, you can hire bikes and take to the gently rolling countryside or the hills if you have the strength and stamina.

East Lothian is most famous for its golf tourism, but you probably knew that. But there are a number of excellent sandy beaches for surfing, wind surfing and kite surfing. Dunbar has its own local surf school. Divers will find that Dunbar has wrecks and treasures of its own, but close enough to St Abbs, which is world famous (with stunning rugged coastline). You can enjoy boat trips to the Bass Rock or for sea fishing. Fishing from the shore (after a good storm is best) or from the harbour wall. Fly fishing in the right conditions / season is also available and we are not so far from famous Salmon rivers like the River Tweed.

Templelands: The Knights Templar may have owned the land that Templelands is built upon. The historical evidence is tantalising with the site of a Carmelite Monastery nearby and there is at least one published reference.

The house itself is a compact terraced town house, one of a pair dating back to the late eighteenth century. A listed property mainly on account of the elegant frontage, including characteristic ionic columns, as well as interesting internal features, including a winding cantilevered stone staircase.

In between excursions you are welcome to use the Shared Garden at Templelands. It is a small managed garden laid out to herbaceous beds, lawn, a few fruit trees and a small vegetable plot. It is peaceful and quiet, with a pleasant outlook towards the sea. There are different seating areas and a patio away from the house, area where you can take breakfast or lunch or sit and watch sea birds fly by.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Ruth or Philip (Owner)
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About Ruth or Philip

We have lived in Scotland 20 years, almost entirely in East Lothian, sometimes referred to as the Garden of Scotland.

Ruth or Philip purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Ruth or Philip chose East Lothian

We like old houses and sensitively renovating them, which means leaving a clear indication of their past uses and original finishes, wherever this is practical, using traditional as well as environment friendly techniques.

What makes this apartment unique

It is accessible for the High Street, so you will not need a car. The railway is on the East Coast connection to Edinburgh and London. The sea is 5 minutes away. Dunbar has a growing reputation for the arts and an unusual concentration of historic buildings, many in need of repair (and representing good value for money if you are investing!)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks! Excellent hospitality. Stockholm
Aug 2009
  • 1 of 5

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Garden Flat in Seaside Town easy for Edinburgh
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews
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Garden Flat in Seaside Town easy for Edinburgh
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East Lothian Edinburgh & Lothians
London
5

Seaside Apartment Close to City

  • 5 of 5
The location of this apartment is wonderful- on the beautiful East Lothian coast, with a view of the sea from the garden, but only about 30 minutes by train from Edinburgh. Although, once you get out of the city, you really don't want to go back in- the parkland, stately homes and beaches round here are so gorgeous.And the apartment itself is wonderfully stylish, newly decorated and fitted out. Ruth and Philip are lovely and welcoming. We really didn't want to leave!

TP and PH, London
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You are welcome back to our East Lothian Holiday Flat any time!

Have a great xmas!

Philip & Ruth
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Garden Flat in Seaside Town easy for Edinburgh
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East Lothian Edinburgh & Lothians
5

Fantastisch!

  • 5 of 5
Sehr schön eingerichtete, gut gepflegte Wohnung mit Garten, direkt im Zentrum von Dunbar. Komplett eingerichtet mit Spül- und Waschmaschine. Perfekt für max. 4 Personen. Reservierung und Zahlung des Mietpreises unproblematisch, Kommunikation mit den Vermietern problemlos per Email. Absolut empfehlenswert!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to have Kerstin and her delightful children stay.
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5
Great flat very clean well equipped would recommend to any one would stay again Ruth and Philip are very helpful and friendly and dumbar is a lovely place to visit
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Garden Flat in Seaside Town easy for Edinburgh
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East Lothian Edinburgh & Lothians
5

Nice holidays in a very nice flat

  • 5 of 5
We were two adults with three little children and there was plenty of space for our belongings. Also the kitchen is equipped with all you need and even more. There's a beautiful garden from where you can see the sea. Ruth & Philip were super friendly and helpful, so we really felt at home. In Dunbar, everything is within walking distance and there are some good pubs.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Garden Flat in Seaside Town easy for Edinburgh
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+44 01368862835
East Lothian Edinburgh & Lothians
Yorkshire
5

A wee bit of heaven!

  • 5 of 5
We will be booking again! The welcome was warm and just what we needed from our drive from Yorkshire - a wee package of goodies (cookies included) on arrival!!! The basement flat just off Dunbar high street is a must for anyone who needs a 4 bed flat to act as a base for their travels. The train station and connections to Berwick and Edinburgh are a short stride from the apartment. And when the sun shines we can recommend an outside perch at any of the coffee shops along the high street; the fish and chips are pretty mammoth too. The beach is amazing for clearing the cobwebs - every morning we were the sole occupants taking in the morning sun. Please be aware no weather can be guaranteed but rest assured this is a great location to start your Scottish adventure!
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Geneva
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Very disappointed

  • 1 of 5
We are a professional couple with a 6-months old baby and we stayed in the Templemeads for a week as part of our extended maternity/paternity leave. We had high expectations, having seen also from other websites that it was a flat "by the sea" and had understood that it was a "garden flat". In fact,it was a very dark basement flat, just under the high street (so no privacy, and a lot of noise, as you are sleeping right under the high street). It's also NOT "by the sea"- seaview is nowhere near. The garden is not at all visible from the basement- what you see is the wall leading up to the garden. There is no living room, and the settee in the kitchen is too small for any kind of evening relaxation. We also found the photos rather deceptive as the rooms are much smaller in reality. The biggest problem of all was the heating- it was completely off, and the flat was freezing cold, smelling of the damp, when we arrived. We negotiated with the owner a few times to have the heating turned on (and up- also hot water was lukewarm) as it was centrally controlled from upstairs, but it was only at the end of the stay that the flat finally reached an acceptable level of warmth. This really was a problem, as our 6-months old is used the warmth of the Continent (where we live) and I also caught a cold and had to stay in for a day in a very cold flat with the heating turned off completely. On the plus side, the flat was very clean and very well equipped.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to receive praise when it is due as well as constructive criticism which we build into planned changes to the accommodation, so we were very disappointed when Olga and her young family reported having a bad experience. We will approach them personally to see if there is anything that we can do as it appears that we did not respond adequately to their concerns at the time. Meantime, if anyone has any specific questions arising, they should not hesitate to contact us.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Edinburgh
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Rosyth
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Dunbar Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
A1 Edinburgh
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Dunbar East Beach
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
The Volunteer
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Dunbar Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
The Creel
Car: not necessary

Located between Edinburgh and Berwick upon Tweed (both just 20 minutes by train), 5 minute walk to the beach or cycle along the stunning coast, countryside or up to the hills. Easy day trips to Loch Lomond, the Trossachs, Fife and Perthshire. No car needed as there are fast trains will get you to the heart of the bustling cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Perth in no time. Car hire or bus if you wish to visit the picturesque villages like Cove, Coldingham, St Abbs, North Berwick, Dirleton, and Stenton, East Linton and Gifford. The Scottish Borders are nearby. The weather in Scotland is unpredictable, but is consistently colder only from mid October to mid April. The scenery, walking and cultural activities are fantastic all year round. Italians should bring their Loden's and ask mother's permission (I am Italian, so I should know).

Golf: There are many Golf courses nearby including the world famous Muirfield in Gullane. Winterfield, which is in Dunbar, has stunning coastal views and Dunbar Golf Club is a classic links course, both within walking distance.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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East Lothian Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Aut & Win 2014
Sep 8 2014 - Dec 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
£110
£450
£1,600
 
 
Xmas & New Year 14-15
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
Mid 2015
Jun 13 2015 - Jul 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
£500
 
 
High 2015
Jul 18 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£110
£450
£1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Always contact us first to confirm the rate and the availability. Most holiday lets start on a Saturday. Bank holidays, school hols etc, usually attract a higher rate. Call if you require a single night, we don't normally, so expect to be charged a premium for the pleasure.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

East Lothian Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Budget
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking On Street
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hot water on demand
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , cot / Z bed available
  • 100% Cotton sheets, towels included. Extra child bed / cot on request.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • forests
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • zoo
  • marina
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • autumn foliage
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Notes:
Accessibility: The Garden Flat is entered down some steps, so may not be suitable for all abilities nor if wheelchair access is desired. The garden has steps too. Please contact us if you are concerned about accessibility issues.
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