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Daffodil Cottage

Haddington, East Lothian

Set in a private estate close to the market town of Haddington, Daffodil Cottage is an inviting spot for rest, relaxation or active exploring.

Daffodil Cottage

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Overview

For those seeking a peaceful country getaway close to city sights and coastal delights, this charming two bedroom lodge offers the best of both worlds. 

Peaceful country getaway close to city citys and coastal delights

Set in a private estate close to the market town of Haddington, Daffodil Cottage is an inviting spot for rest, relaxation or active exploring. Offering the perfect contrast to busy lives, the cottage sits in a tranquil spot on the Huntington Estate surrounded by rich woodland where guests can while away the hours watching the wildlife from the garden or enjoy some wonderful walks and cycling right from the doorstep.

Presented in a country cottage style, the overall feel is warm and inviting using calming neutrals from Farrow & Ball along with pretty floral finishes and fresh ginghams. The sitting room features deep, sumptuous sofas along with Sky TV for relaxation, while the woodburning stove adds that cosy touch at the end of a busy day.

Property details

Ground floor

Sitting room with large comfortable sofa and armchairs, wood burning stove. Flat screen TV with full Sky package.

Kitchen with electric oven, 4 ring hob, washing machine (no dryer), dishwasher, fridge with freezer box, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine. Dining space with seating for four.

Bedroom one with 5’ king size bed, side tables, large fitted wardrobe with hanging space and shelving, chest of drawers.

Bedroom two with 3’ twin beds, side tables, in-built wardrobe with storage space.

Bathroom with bath with shower over, chrome heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Outside

The cottage sits in a large mature lawned garden - please note this is not fully enclosed. There is a small patio to the rear of the cottage with outside dining space and a barbecue.

There is a garden shed which guests can use to store bikes, golf clubs and other outdoor gear.

Parking

There is private parking for two cars.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and high chair are available on request. A fold out bed for a third child can be provided on request and there is plenty of room in the double bedroom to accommodate this.

Dogs

Two well-behaved dogs are welcome but they must be clean and dry before access into the property and must be kept to the kitchen and sitting room only. They are not permitted in the bedrooms.

Guest amenities

Feather duvets and pillows are provided. Bath sheets and hand towels are supplied along with guest toiletries. Hairdryers are supplied in both bedrooms.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is generally good in this area.

Heating

Oil central heating throughout the property. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with logs supplied.

Guest privacy

The cottage is detached and sits in a large open garden which offers privacy and is not overlooked.

Location

Extensive shopping and amenities can be found in Haddington (3 miles) where you will find an excellent selection of grocers, wine shops, florists and butchers sitting alongside charming gift, clothes shops and craft galleries.

Alternatively, relax and watch the world go by in one of the many cafes, delicatessens or tea rooms in the town including Diggory’s or the Peter Potter Gallery; The Chocolate Tree for a devilish sweet treat; or The Loft for fabulous artisan breads and oven-fresh produce. For an easy evening takeaway, also look out for The Big Blu mobile van with its own wood-fired oven for delicious authentic pizza.

The Restoration Yard Store and Café in the heart of Dalkeith Country Park is also a top spot for a relaxed lunch and a spot of retail therapy, while children can enjoy some devilish exploits in the Fort Douglas Adventure Park.

For more elegant dining, head to La Potinière at Gullane (7 miles) for superb food or the Creel Restaurant at Dunbar (14 miles) for delicious seafood and award-winning cuisine.

For something a little different, The Lobster Shack at North Berwick (12 miles) serves freshly caught lobster along with a cold beer or a crisp glass of prosecco right from the harbour front - a decidedly rustic but charming set-up with amazing sea views! Alternatively for a comfy nook and a perfectly roasted espresso head to The Steampunk Coffee House based in an old characterful warehouse in the centre of the town. And did we mention cakes? You can enjoy a scrumptious selection here including a rather heavenly pistachio and white chocolate Brownie!

Activities

For those who prefer the quieter life, the peaceful location and stunning rolling countryside of the Huntington Estate is the perfect spot to get away from it all but its location just off the A1 offers easy access to an incredibly diverse range of options when it comes to things to see and do.

There are miles of scenic paths across the wider area offering leisurely low level walks to more demanding treks across both coast and country. A thirty minute walk from the cottage along the railway line will take you into Haddington, and there are four lovely walks around the town taking in the picturesque River Tyne or up to the ridge of the Garleton Hills which offers wonderful panoramic views across East Lothian and the Firth of Forth.

For cycling you can join Sustrans 76 which runs all the way down the coast to Berwick upon Tweed or you can enjoy some leisurely cycling circuits along traffic free paths and minor roads, taking time to explore the quaint coastal villages of the area.

Bikes can be hired from in Law Cycles North Berwick or Belhaven Bikes in Dunbar, while FatBike Tours in North Berwick run lessons and guided treks on specially designed ‘fatbikes’ which are a fantastic way to explore the remote sandy bays and ancient clifftop castles of the area on two wheels.

The John Muir Country Park covers some of the most spectacular East Lothian coastline, featuring expansive sandy beaches which are a haven for wildlife and birdlife. Favourite spots include the glorious family friendly beach at Gullane; the dune-fringed sands at Belhaven; the dog friendly cove at Yellowcraig; or the secluded sands at Seacliff - an enchanting gem with a tiny harbour and wonderful views north towards the Bass Rock and Tantallon Castle. Also take time to visit The Scottish Seabird Centre where you can watch the rich marine-life and birdlife of the area using powerful webcams and telescopes, including some curious seals and dolphins if you are particularly lucky.

For watersports, there is canoeing inland on the River Tyne and Esk; superb kayaking around the waterways off Dunbar; and thrilling wakeboarding and ringo rides at Foxlake. Surf buffs can enjoy some enjoy some wonderful sport right along the coast and there is a surf school in Dunbar offering lessons in paddleboarding, surfing and coasteering. There are also dive charters and sightseeing trips from the harbours at Dunbar and North Berwick taking in nature reserve sites around the Forth, Bass Rock and Isle of May.

For golf, the area is world-famous for its stunning links courses with Muirfield, Luffness, Gullane and North Berwick all within easy reach offering some fantastic sport for the golfing members of your party.

Take a visit to the magnificent city of Edinburgh (17 miles) where you can explore the fascinating architecture of the old town and soak-up the culture and heritage of this beautiful vibrant city. Wander the cobbled closes and narrow stairwells of the Royal Mile and Grassmarket; take a candle-lit tour of the underground vaults of the old city for some fascinating tales of Edinburgh’s darker past; or perhaps partake in a wee dram or a tasting session at the Scotch Whisky Centre where you can learn to nose, swirl and taste like an expert.

Finally a visit to iconic Edinburgh Castle which sits majestically over the city and houses the Crown Jewels of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, 15th Century gun Mons Meg, and the National War Museum of Scotland. And if you’re lucky enough to be in the city in July and August, don’t miss the vibrant Fringe Festival, exceptional Jazz and Blues Festival or the Edinburgh Military Tattoo ending with a poignant lone piper lament high on the castle ramparts. Truly spectacular!

 

Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"We had a really lovely stay at Daffodil Cottage. The house is very special and the beds are extremely comfortable! We had a few appointments in Edinburgh and found that we were only 20 minutes away while staying at Daffodil Cottage. It's handy being so close to the A1 but the estate is lovely and quiet, the peacocks were a nice surprise! We can't wait to go back!"

Paterson family

"We have just had the most fantastic holiday at Daffodil Cottage near Haddington/Edinburgh. The cottage is really lovely with everything you need to ensure your stay is home from home. The estate is fantastic for wildlife with peacocks visiting us every morning, foxes and deer running across the fields and the most gorgeous sunrises. The owner was lovely...very friendly and attentive. The cottage is so near so many places of interest it is a perfect spot to stay whether you are wanting to relax or discover, and we certainly did both. Thank you so much, We will definitely come back."

Blackaby family

"We had a lovely four day stay at Daffodil Cottage and really enjoyed our time there. The cottage was very well equipped and comfortable. Although located in a quiet rural location, the cottage is very central for all sorts of activities. We will certainly book with you again and thank you for your assistance in getting us organised!"

Peters family

"Thank you for helping us organise our holiday accommodation at Daffodil Cottage, Haddington. As a family we really enjoyed our stay. The welcome pack was lovely and the guest information book was well written, easy to understand and useful. The accommodation was clean and tidy and everything was well equipped. P.s loved the peacocks and on our last evening a deer trotted by! Would definitely book with you again."

Towers family
Location On the private Huntington Estate - 3 miles from Haddington.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The garden and surrounding woodland allow you to enjoy serenity of the peaceful setting on the private estate. The little things we love...
"The garden and surrounding woodland allow you to enjoy serenity of the peaceful setting on the private estate."
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree
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