About the property
- Apartment1399 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Superb Central large 2 bed / 2 bthrm apt, sea views - sleeps up to 6. Go2 4golf
Parked outside on Westgate, North Berwick or to the rear in reserved parking, walk up the path between two manicured lawns to enter the imposing large ground floor apartment through its impressive traditional central doorway.
Welcome ! Now kick off boots, beach or golf shoes in the porch and proceed into the bright, large hallway.
Meet & Greet: We make your arrival that little bit more comfortable by providing a selection of welcoming refreshments including Nespresso Coffee, instant coffee and tea supply Scottish shortbread - all with our compliments. We greet you personally conducting a detailed tour to show you around and how the facilities & amenities work.
Similarly, all shampoos, conditioners, bodywash and handwashes are supplied with Cole & Lewis latest range - now back to the description of the apartment.... we have just introduced new bathrobes for our guests also during their stay.
First left is the airy master bedroom with bedroom two just beyond. Both bedrooms are very spacious, with high cornices lovingly furnished with super king size zip & link beds.
Right of the hallway awaits a warm, Victorian period sitting room with fire and large bay window offering Firth of Forth sea views - Beautifully furnished & has three settees & large TV. A stunning crystal chandelier hangs from the original ceiling rose.
Yes - there's Wi-Fi too !
Bathroom 1:- This bathroom has both bath & Grohe shower,
Bathroom 2:- Additional new Wet Room with state-of-the-art 'playtime' overhead bridge shower, and separate hose.
Kitchen & Dining Area:-
With large oak wood dining table for 6 people, the kitchen area is well appointed:-
- American Fridge / Freezer
- Washing Machine & Tumbledryer
- Dishwasher .
- Additional separate small sun room for relaxation.
- Nespresso Machine
Private Rear Courtyard Garden & Bar-B-Q:- To the rear - your own small private,sunny, south facing patio. Here enjoy a BBQ with your friends during the Open.
Ideal for all East Lothian's finest golf links, from North Berwick West Links to Muirfield, venue for 2013 British Open Golf, just 4 miles from Muirfield's first tee, this is a recent New Rental Opportunity to Holiday-Rentals in North Berwick. We have furnished and equipped the apartment to the very highest standards and specification in contemporary style. Professionally decorated and designed in a fully coordinated neutral palette.
A simply glorious, stately, yet warm, cosy and contemporary sitting room boasts since December 2012 a real 12kw multi-fuel stove fire.(Wood fuelled)
Now , if you've dropped off your luggage from the front, simply drive around the back to your own private parking area.
Further Location Details:-
Nearest Restaurant: Orangery, Westgate Gallery and Poonthai, High Street - both 100 yards away.
Nearest Golf Course:- North Berwick west Links 200 metres
Nearest Sea & Beach: West Bay Beach apprx. 250 metres
Nearest Bar/Pub: North Berwick - Nether Abbey to Blenheim Hotel, Quarterdeck & Golfers Rest. All within 1 km.
Nearest Airport: Edinburgh at 52 km
Nearest Train: 300 metres North Berwick
Nearest Ferry: Leith, Edinburgh.
Nearest Leisure Centre/ Swiomming Pool: North Berwick & Marine Hotel.
Nearest Ski: Edinburgh 35km (Hillend).
Nearest City : Edinburgh 30km.
Short Walks to:-
North Berwick West Links First Tee - approx. 250 yards away.
All restaurants: Nether Abbey Hotel to Osteria & The Grange.
Beach Just 250 yards away (approx.)
Car: useful & recommended, but certainly not essential.
East Lothian Golf: The entire area is immersed in golf history. From Longniddry to Luffness, Gullane, Muirfield and Renaissance and Archerfield and of course the North Berwick East and the famous North Berwick West Links. Youngsters can enjoy summer competitions on the Childrens Course or Ladies Links in front of The Marine Hotel.
Situated within the seabird centre is an educational centre,restaurant and gift shop. From here you can arrange boat trips to view the gannets and puffins on the Bass Rock and the other islands - Craigleith, Lamb & Fidra.
In addition to gorgeous beaches, water sports and sailing , there are some of the best links golf courses in the world within 10 minutes of the apartment including Muirfield, host the 2013 open golf championships in Gullane.
North Berwick West Links has become a firm favourite for Winter Golf too - especially from Scandinavia & Germany - and enjoys golfing visitors regularly from throughout Europe including Sweden, Denmark and Norway in particular. The apartment is ideal for golfers - perfectly located and equipped with new storage for golf equipment.
Sailing - Championships organised by RYA and ELYC
Cycling - hire bikes locally.
Marathons & Triathlons - Edinburgh to North Berwick
Golf Championships - The Open
Rambling & walking
National Museum of Flight
World renowned Seabird Centre
For Cycling you can hire bikes from Law Cycles - just down the high street see David for rates.
North Berwick has a vibrant high street with numerous cafes and restaurants catering for every taste whether it be traditional fish and chips, Thai, Italian, Chinese or Indian.
In North Berwick great food can be enjoyed at No 12 Quality Street, The Nether Abbey Hotel, The Grand and The Marine.
In nearby Gullane (4 miles away) try:-
Easy traditional Scottish pub dining - The Golf Hotel and The Old Clubhouse
For special occassions try nearby Greywalls (chez roux) and awarded restaurant of the year 2011. Greywalls Hotel has welcomed all the top golfers - from Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus to Nick Faldo and severiano Ballesteros.
In Dirleton (2 miles away).
The Open Arms locally either eating in its Bistro or Library. (Early dining rates also available).
The Castle - great Scottish pub fayre.
Central Edinburgh is only a 35 minute car journey from North Berwick. Alternatively take a train leaving hourly from nearby North Berwick station to the centre of Edinburgh at Waverley station. Edinburgh too has great historic sites from The Castle to Hollyrood Palace at the foot of The Royal Mile. Edinburgh of course has some superb restaurants and great theatre, art, culture and museums. If staying in August try a visit to the Edinburgh festival.
North Berwick also has its own festival by the sea in August just down from the apartment..
Historical sites: Two 'must sees' are:- Tantallon Castle (built by 1st Earl of Douglass in 14th century) anmd Dirleton Castle (fortress built in 13th century).
Walks: Yellow Craig to Gullane Beach, Pointgarry Beach to Westerdunes, West Bay Beach to Harbour; East (Milsey Bay) Beach to Daisy Island past the Armchair rock.
Sea Trips: Take 'Sula' to and around the Bass Rock.
More recently:- outside Dunbar, 14km away, Fox lake Adventures aims to provide a wake boarding lake with plans for mountain biking at a later date.
Marine Lodge will provide you with a great central base to follow all your chosen pursuits, hobbies and sight seeing activities in a timeless peaceful location where nostalgic memories are often created.
Large Storage Room: Ideal for all sports equipment and beach items.
Private Car Park at Rear with secure rear private access.
Key Events and Activities in North Berwick
Mirror Class Sailing Championships. (annual)
National Tennis Championships (Annual)
British Open Golf at Muirfield and even
Mad Swim on January 1st (Annual).
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Andrew Hinds
Joanna & Andrew love North Berwick , its beaches and golf. Andrew spent his happy childhood holidays in North Berwick and over 45 years later the couple still, attracted to its unique charm, were able to return to invest in this glorious Victorian property. When it came on the market the location & opportunity were too good to miss ! Based in the North West of England, Joanna is a barrister-at-law and Andrew runs his own business consultancy. Both Andrew & Joanna are keen sportspeople and remain members at North Berwick Golf Club. They love - as you will - the escapism of the area, the outdoors and the proximity to Edinburgh. They aim to ensure you will have a wonderful, comfortable stay, and their whole team are driven to make your experience one you will want to repeat.
Andrew Hinds purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Andrew Hinds chose North Berwick
The apartment offers an ideal seaside retreat from a day's golf North Berwick. This Victorian period property was the original Lodge back in the 1880s. It commands a fantastic central location just beyond the High Street near Westgate gallery, some 250 yards from the beach and first tee of the historic North Berwick West Links. Shops, Restaurants and tradional Scottish bars and transport links are just a short walk away. The owners have upgraded and developed this grand apartment to provide and equip it with the modern amenities most saught after by holiday renters eg. Wi-Fi, IPOD docking station, DVDs & TVs in 3 rooms, Dishwasher, American Fridge Freezer and Washing Machine & Dryer. They continue to develop the property and in early 2013 created an additional bathroom, to provide guests with spacious shower area and additional storeage. Now boasting a 12kw Multi-fuel Stove fire, with a stylish wet room. It also has new additional storage "golf-locker-style" facilities. Winter time is ideal for Golf Parties from Northern Europe and Scandinavia - including Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark & Finland as only a short walk from the first tee on the Historic West Links. Year on year our US clients continue to return and with the advantageous value of the $ dollar versus the £GBP sterling, we look forward to being able to welcome even more visitors from the USA.
What makes this Apartment unique
You will be welcomed by Gordon on arrival who will immediately give you the warmest of Scottish greetings as he explains the layout and all amenities to you. In addition to the beautiful furnishings the property is especially comfortable and can adapt to all ranges of holiday visitors. Ideal for couples, families and golfing groups. Bedrooms have superking-size split n link beds and there are 2 additional double bed settees. Guests can enjoy private parking and may choose to enjoy a glass of wine in their own private sun garden at the rear. Unique property features have been retained: - High Ceilings, Victorian period cornices, large spacious hallway and kitchen. Tasteful furnishings of beautiful lighting and chandeliers - enjoy fabulous pictures of golfing and local area scenes as they blend contrastingly with more contemporary Vitriani paintings and sea-scape bedroom pictures. - Combines successfully the 'old & the new':- - Wi-Fi throughout - Superb state of the art wet room - All Appliances (American fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer - Dining for 6 - IPOD - Multi-Fuel Stove (beautiful & very powerful). - some wood supplied. - Private Car Parking Space at Rear. The feeling of comfort means a true home from home. From the time you enter through the porch you have a unique feeling of warmth and space.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Wonderful apartment on the Scottish coast
Perfect location, steps from many great restaurants and cafes and a five minute walk to the train (30 min ride to Edinburgh). The apartment was clean, specious, charming and cozy with all the modern amenities you’d need. We especially enjoyed the fireplace! Very much looking forward to our return visit!
We were so pleased to receive this high praise from this lovely American couple.
We look forward immensely to their indicated return and will keep the "home fires burning" for them to ensure the warmest of returns again.
Greatly appreciated this excellent review.
First class accommodation and location. What more can you ask for?
Brilliant stay, great value and a top class location. I would recommend to anyone.
We've stayed here many times and the property is superb. It's recently been refurbed and is looking better than ever.
We love the spacious lounge with log fire with views of the sea. It's located 100 yards from the centre of North Berwick with it quaint shops and restaurants. It's also only 100 yards to the beach and the golf course.
Delighted with this superb review from these returning guests.
So pleased they refer to all the changes and improvements we have made to the apartment too.
We look forward to their return.
A real home from home with great facilities in a fantastic location
Delighted with this excellent review from these Winter travellers. It succinctly says it all.
Beautiful property , great owners
Hi. We had a great time. The property was beautiful , the hosts were excellent and the setting was stunning
Delighted and grateful for this excellent review.
The best ever
We agree with all the comments left by other people about this lovely apartment but our story starts a little differently.
We set out to drive 400 miles to the Scottish Boarders to another town and an apparently comfortable cottage. When we arrived the condition of the cottage was disgraceful and we rejected it immediately so where to stay next? We cannot praise Andrew enough, he pulled out all the stops to accommodate us at Marine Lodge giving up time he intended to stay there himself.
The property is truly wonderful and together with the welcome by the wonderful Gordon and the impeccable cleaning by Lyndsay and Zoe made our trip north to catch up with old friends in Scotland so comfortable. Although the apartment accepts dogs we found no trace to suggest dogs had been there so all credit to the cleaning.
Other visitors extoll the wonders of North Berwick and its convenience to Edinburgh and we would just add the recommendation that you pay a visit to the Lodge Grounds garden at the end of East Road opposite the Gelateria ice cream shop.
We shall be back.
Alan & Lou Park
We are delighted with this superb review. It is particularly pleasing to read the recognition it gives to the cleanliness of the apartment and the regular efforts of the often "unseen team" members of Lyndsey and Zoe, who have consistently ensured the apartment is always presented in its best light, regardless of how long it takes.
Alongside Gordon, our little team will do everything it can to ensure you receive the warmest and cleanest of welcomes.
It was an absolute pleasure to rearrange personal plans to accommodate this most appreciative couple at short notice.
We are so pleased they had a wonderful and comfortable stay at the Marine Lodge apartment.
We look forward to their indicated return.
In Westgate, North Berwick just 250 to 300 metres from the beach, this impressive Golf & Beach Ground Floor Apartment is superbly positioned in the picturesque seaside town of North Berwick, the gem of Scotland's beautiful East Lothian coastline. North Berwick, once known as the Biarritz of the North, has been a favoured and fashionable holiday destination since the 19th century. Today, sea and beach lovers continue to enjoy its glorious water and beaches and golfers its historic links. The simple fact is once experienced we all return to North Berwick one day. Brimming with history and unrivaled coastal scenery, North Berwick has it all:- from golden sand beaches to ancient kirks, tales of witchcraft and 14th and 13th century castles - Tantallon and Dirleton respectively - to world renowned seabird wildlife attractions - the Seabird centre and of course the seabird home at volcanic Bass Rock. Oh, did we mention the golf ? The beautiful golf & beach house apartment which is centrally located on Westgate, just beyond the High Street is a mere hop, skip and a jump from the West Beach and the First Tee of famous, historic North Berwick West Links. Enjoy views of the sea by Craig Leith and watch golfers warm up on the practice chipping area next to the West Links first tee. The striking apartment is a great location for all sports enthusiasts:- cyclists, surfers, yachtsmen, golfers, tennis players and fishermen. East Lothian Tennis tournament 22nd to 28th July. Also a great location and short 10 minute walk to those attending weddings at The Macdonald Marine Hotel. It is also a great place to stay for long Winter weekends for Golf and International Rugby matches, held at nearby Murrayfield, Edinburgh, where Scotland plays. In 2015 it provided a Great seaside retreat and ideal base for the Scottish Open Golf at Gullane 4 miles away. All well known amenities are within a short walk :- the Seabird centre, the old harbour, the beaches and the high street with its many shops, cafes and restaurants. North Berwick has hosted national sailing championships frequently in several classes, whilst the West Putting Green is a firm family favourite, and a 'must do' on your list. On the doorstep of North Berwick's West Links and, around the corner, walk to the nearby West Putting Green signaled by a statue of the famous Ben Sayers. Just a stone's throw from Westgate Gallery with its Orangery restaurant and cafe, it's again a short walk to North Berwick Railway station. As the main bus stop at Abbey Church is also approx. 200 yards away, the apartment is ideal for Edinburgh and all travel destinations. The Victorian built spacious lodge is furnished to a very high spec. and is great for golfers, beach lovers and Edinburgh itself. Plenty of restaurants to enjoy just down the high street. Choose a range of international cuisine - from Italian to Chinese to Indian and Thai restaurants, not forgetting great Scottish fayre. Golfers staying here have have easy access to not only both North Berwick courses, but Archerfield, Renaissance, Gullane and of course Muirfield, the British Open Golf venue. Tennis enthusiasts and players can play in the National Tennis Championships every June/ July and Sailing Championships. North Berwick also enjoys one of the driest climates in Scotland. It has its own micro-climate. It can be rain in Edinburgh and blue sky in North Berwick. With its pure fresh air, you are guaranteed to eat and sleep well. Welcome: We make your arrival that little bit more comfortable by providing a selection of traditionally Scottish foods - including porridge, oatcakes, cheeses, shortvread and Scottish Tea. We then Greet you personally conducting a detailed tour to show you around and how the facilities work. We provide you with a Welcome Pack, -Fi and a fabulous roaring real fire and your comfort is complete with Cole & Lewis complete soap and shampoo ranges.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
All guests receive a personal welcome & complimentary refreshments. Stays of more than a week all include a Mid Clean & Linen change. Owner reserves right to charge £20 pn if 4+ pax. 30% deposit secures booking. Balance due 8 weeks before first holiday date. Owner sends booking form and simple terms upon receipt of your booking confirmation. Pets charged at £50 per week