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Newly Refurbished Apartment, Right In The Heart Of Beautiful Gullane

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Gullane, North Berwick, Edinburgh and Lothians, Scotland - 10 Min Walk To The Beach And Championship Golf Courses

The Laurus House is a family owned holiday let in Gullane – right in the heart of Scotland’s beautiful golf coast. Whether you are looking for the golf holiday of your dreams, the chance to get away and explore the magnificent beach and beautiful coast, or a convenient base from which to visit Edinburgh and the surrounding area, The Laurus House will be perfect for you. Newly refurbished, to the standards we would expect from a holiday home, we have endeavoured to make The Laurus House a premium holiday destination, so that the accommodation matches its superb location. Ten minutes walk from both Muirfield and Gullane golf courses, and a ten minute walk from the beach, with great restaurants and shops within a five minute walk, The Laurus House is an amazing find.

Melanie Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Melanie Smith

I grew up in Edinburgh and spent lots of time on Gullane beach. I took my future husband there on our second date and he fell in love with it too. We've had fantastic family holidays there with our children, and wanted a more permanent connection.

The Laurus House is a holiday home for us, that we'd like to share with you. We fitted it out to the standard that we would expect, and want you to have as good a time as we have when visiting Gullane, and hope that you fall in love with the place as we have.

Melanie Smith purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Melanie Smith chose Gullane

The beach at Gullane is one of best we've found in the country. There's enough space so it never feels crowded, the sand is beautiful and it's nice and clean.

Gullane itself is a really friendly place with some great restaurants and shops. There's plenty to do in the local area, and with Edinburgh not much more than a half hour drive, you'll never get bored.

For golfers, you'll know far more about the courses than I do, but I know that when I mention that Muirfield and Gullane Golf Club are within a ten minute walk, eyes tend to light up!

What makes this apartment unique

We chose the property for it's location. To have the beach, the golf and all the local shops and restaurants within a ten minute walk was perfect. Great links to Edinburgh and North Berwick a ten minute drive, it really is a perfect place to spend a week.


Gullane Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • En-suite to bedroom one with shower and toilet. Family bathroom with shower and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one with double bed Bedroom two with two single beds Sofabed in lounge area.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Pets by arrangement with owner Outside: Well kept communal gardens Utility Room: Washing machine. Drying line in communal grounds. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels included. End of stay clean included though guests are expected to leave the property in the condition that they find it.


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Newly Refurbished Apartment, Right In The Heart Of Beautiful Gullane
average rating of 4.125 based on 8 reviews

Property a little disappointing

  • 1 of 5

Property advertised with picture of Gullane beach, which is 10 minute walk away. The property is located on the high street and is a lower ground apartment facing a small shared garden, only street parking. Advertised as sleeps 6 which it does not unless 2 are very small children. Facilities only for 4 adults, tiny fold out dining table with 4 fold out chairs. The refurbishment is neat (all Ikea) but had a lot of niggles, i.e. had to fix toilet flushing every day, toilet door handles too close to frame so bang knuckles, apartment had a damp small hence loads of air fresheners provided to mask smell, bed mattresses need replacing as can feel every spring, ensuite extractor fan not working & shower drain cover broken. Note that there is no WiFi but not advertised with it. The property is well photographed on the web page. Satellite/cable tv is only freeview channels. We were disappointed and suggest a comprehensive description of the property is provided.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A home away from home !

  • 4 of 5

After a long drive, when we arrived at the apartment, we found it very relaxing, comfortable and peaceful. Very good location.

Definitely recommend this place to everyone. We are planning to go there again in summer.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect birthday holiday

  • 5 of 5

We went to the Laurus House in Gullane to celebrate our son's 7th birthday. He and his younger brother had a fantastic time, and so did we! The apartment has been beautifully refurbished to high standards, and was very clean on arrival. In reality, the Laurus House exceeds its listing description and photos. The neighbours were particularly friendly and helpful, and we had the wonderful communal garden to ourselves most of the time. Everything in Gullane is within walking distance, and we especially enjoyed the stunning beaches, the ice cream van, the German bakery and the busy local takeaway. We have already highly recommended this property to friends, and we hope to return at some point in the future to celebrate another birthday.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a wonderful time and hope to see you again soon. Mel
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Laura's House

  • 4 of 5

We were very impressed with Laurus House. 2 lovely bedrooms and two Bathrooms. Very clean and well equipped. My son plays on the European tour and we were staying for the Scottish Open week. It was perfect to walk to the course. The neighbours were also extremely friendly and helpful. We will most certainly be back to stay in the near future just for a relaxing few days. Doggie friendly too! Perfect! Highly recommended from the Fleetwoods! Thanks Mel.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so pleased you all had such a nice time. Helps that you're such lovely people! Welcome back again anytime. Mel
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And relax.............

  • 5 of 5

I drove directly from Southampton via a thousand traffic jams, and so was pretty tired when we got to the apartment. However, as soon as we walked in all the stress ebbed away: A lovely apartment, clean and fresh, and well maintained.

Gullane had the shops we needed for all the basics for our self -catering consumables.....there is a fantastic cafe/bakery 2 minutes walk very careful of your waist line as it does gorgeous cakes, pastries and breads.

For the sightseeing part of our holiday we drove into Edinburgh a couple of times and a couple of times I drove part of the way and then used the park & ride,(an inexpensive and very short train journey- I'd recommend this - The family train fare is cheaper than parking in the city and a lot easier too).

From the owners website you will already know how close the beach is and I can confirm it's only a ten minute walk: And what a beach!!! Fantastic!

We never go back to the same place twice on holiday as we always think that there are so many different places to see around the UK. However, this place could make us break our rule!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time, and we'd love to welcome you back!
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Lovely family break

  • 4 of 5

I decided to take my two children away for the week as my husband was working and I was lucky enough to be able to book this lovely apartment. In the end I had my mum to stay, my friend and at the end of the week, my husband turned up so we had lots of entertaining! The property is located in the beautiful town of Gullane and has been freshly refurbished by the owners. The facilities in the town are really good (the Falko German Bakery is world class) and other places to explore with a short car or bus journey (the big blu pizza truck at Dunbar harbour is fab). The apartment itself is tasteful and cosy and has a pretty shared garden - although we felt like we had it to ourselves. The nearby beach is beautiful. Any queries we had were answered straight away by the attentive owners and it made all the difference to our enjoyment of the holiday. We will definitely keep this in mind again for another family holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much Lisa - glad you had a great time and we'd love to have you stay again.
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
The Clubhouse
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Gullane Golf Club/Muirfield
Nearest Train
7.5 Kilometres
North Berwick
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
The Old Clubhouse
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Undoubtedly one of the best beaches in Scotland, the north and west facing Gullane Bay, backed by dunes, sweeps round from Gullane Point to Black Rocks providing breathtaking scenery and fantastic windsurfing. Longer walks are available, with the stunning John Muir Way coastal walk passing through Gullane.

The blue flag sandy beach is a gentle ten minute walk but if you plan to be loaded up with picnic and beach activity gear, a large car park is less than a five minute drive.


Gullane is just under 20 miles from Edinburgh, and the pleasant coastal drive takes between 35 and 40 minutes.

The train is probably the fastest way into Edinburgh from Gullane. There is no station in Gullane itself, but North Berwick, Long Niddry and Drem are all within a ten minute drive and trains run approximately every hour.

At the time of writing, the 124, X24 and X5 buses run from Edinburgh to Gullane and run approximately every half hour.


Edinburgh - 20 miles

North Berwick - 5 miles

Musselburgh - 14 miles

Further Details:

Five miles from Gullane, less than ten minutes by car, is the beautiful seaside town of North Berwick. Packed with great places to eat and drink, the town hosts the Scottish Seabird Centre, the National Museum of Flight, offers great beaches (and boat trips to nearby islands) parks and gardens and provides the opportunity to climb North Berwick Law, a volcanic hill that offers amazing views of the surrounding countryside.

The main event, however, is of course Edinburgh. A city which is both modern and cosmopolitan, yet historic and welcoming. With world class attractions including the castle, the zoo, the National Museum of Scotland, Arthur’s Seat and the Edinburgh Dungeons, there’s plenty to do all year round, and not just when the International Festival is underway.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $69.55

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for deposit and payment arrangements
Please note certain events (such as golf tournaments) may shift seasonal rates to peak rates - please contact owner for details

Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible - on arrangement with owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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