East Bay Beach House
With dream sea views as far as the eye can see, you could be forgiven for spending your days doing nothing more than watching the comings and goings of life in this bustling seaside town.
Once again voted one of the top Scottish locations in the Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2019.
From relaxed lobster lunches with a crisp Prosecco to wonderful wildlife boat safaris from the harbour, East Bay Beach House’s location in one of the most popular towns on the East Lothian coast perfects its credentials as a top-notch choice for a family holiday.
The golden stretches of sand that frame the harbour on both sides contribute to the easy coastal vibe that exudes from the house. As the name suggests, East Bay Beach House has superb sea views and with the beach just a hop, skip and jump away, you may find the lure of an early morning walk along the sand to catch the sunrise an irresistible draw.
The house exudes a calm, contemporary ambience thanks to its open plan layout which has been designed to take advantage of the coastal panorama. The sleek open plan kitchen and dining room has a very high-quality finish and is generously equipped; there is plenty of space for everyone to gather around the central island or the dining table for relaxed lunches or convivial suppers.
The sophisticated sitting room has a large bay window which frames the lovely sea views, complemented by a play room next door with TV, Nintendo Wii, Sony Playstation, masses of toys and games including a door mounted basketball hoop for soft play; the superfast fibre broadband in the house makes light work of streaming films, games and catch up TV.
The four light, bright bedrooms sit on the ground floor (one with standard double bed, one with king size bed, one with 3’ twin beds and one with 3’ bunk beds) are served by three smart bathrooms.
The house is flooded with natural light thanks to its large windows and glass doors that open from the kitchen onto an enclosed south-facing garden with patio and lawn. Step through the gate at the back of the garden, you’ll be greeted by an expanse of open grassland that simply cries out for games of frisbee, with a putting green and public tennis courts nearby. The gravelled front garden overlooking the sea is a beautiful spot to enjoy a morning coffee absorbing the magnificent views.
While there is more than enough on the doorstep to keep the most active family entertained during their stay at East Bay Beach House, if you fancy an injection of city life to contrast with the heady coastal vibe, historic Edinburgh is a mere 45 minute drive away.
The property sits on the ground floor on one level.
Front access into a large hall with plenty of hanging and storage space for bikes and outdoor kit.
Large open plan kitchen and dining area with underfloor heating comprising:
Kitchen with induction hob, oven, combi microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, large island unit with high quality silestone quartz work surfaces. An adjoining utility room has a separate microwave, washer/dryer, clothes airer and a sink.
Dining area with seating for eight. Wall-mounted Smart TV. A large sliding door opens out to the patio and an enclosed garden.
This extends into a large sitting room which looks onto the beach. Ample seating is provided with comfortable sofas and armchairs. Remote controlled operated gas fire. Smart TV.
Bedroom one with 4'6" double bed, side tables, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe. Front facing.
Bathroom one with large bath and separate shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with 5'2" king size bed, side tables, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe. Rear facing.
Bathroom two with walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Large inner hall leading to the front door of the property.
TV room/play room - ideal for children with two large sofas, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 2, plenty of games and books, door mounted basketball hoop for soft play. Gas fire.
Bedroom three with full size 3' bunk beds, chest of drawers. Front facing.
Bathroom three with shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom four with 3' twin beds, side tables. Rear facing.
There is a fully enclosed rear garden. This looks onto a large lawned park which has a putting green in summer and local tennis courts.
Directly to the front of the property is the beach. Beach chairs are available for guest use.
There is designated private parking for three vehicles in the driveway to the front of the property.
Babies & children
A travel cot and high chair are provided.
There's plenty to keep children entertained here with games consoles, toys, games, beach bats and balls which guests are welcome to make use of. There are tennis courts and a putting green which bound onto the rear garden, and on wet weather days, there's a sports centre and swimming pool in the town.
Sorry, dogs are not permitted.
Hypoallergenic duvets and pillows are provided as well as linen, towels and hand soaps. A hairdryer is available in the two double bedrooms.
Beach towels can be provided with a charge of £3 per towel.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Superfast Fibre broadband is available. Mobile reception is generally good.
Heating throughout which is thermostatically controlled. Gas fire in the sitting room and TV/play room. Underfloor heating in the kitchen and dining area.
The owner has the property above East Bay Beach House which is used as a second home for weekend and occasional longer stays.
The property sits in the town of North Berwick with direct access to the beach and within easy walking distance to the town centre and plenty of cafes and restaurants.
The shopping here in North Berwick is small and friendly with plenty of quality independent traders and fresh, local producers. There are two small supermarkets with a good selection of provisions, along with a butchers shop, fishmonger and bakery. There's also a large Tesco approximately a mile away which will do home delivery.
There are plenty of places for eating out with everything from sweet cafes and ice cream parlours mixed with characterful restaurants and bars ranging from the small and intimate dining experience of Osteria; regional dishes and cocktails at The Herringbone; or the distinctly rustic outdoor experience of the Lobster Shack!
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!
For more elegant dining, head to La Potinière at Gullane (5 miles) for superb food or the Creel Restaurant at Dunbar (13 miles) for delicious seafood and award-winning cuisine. Also in Gullane, Tom Kitchin's restaurant 'The Bonnie Badger' is a fabulous 5 star AA restaurant using locally sourced produce washed down with artisan beers and wines from an impressive selection.
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. A gentle stroll from the house will take you to the harbour and 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!
Here you can also take boat trips to some fantastic locations. You can enjoy a seabird catamaran cruise, a three island seabird safari or for nature lovers and photographers, an unforgettable experience on the Bass Rock or Isle of May.
Other favourite spots include the vast glorious beach at Gullane; the dune-fringed sands at Belhaven; or the secluded sands at Seacliff - an enchanting gem with a tiny harbour and wonderful views north towards Tantallon Castle.
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 fatbiketours.co.uk 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.
Take the John Muir Way for walking, a scenic route passing through North Berwick and following the line of the East Lothian coast, or take a hike to North Berwick Law where you will be rewarded with fantastic panoramic views over the town.
For watersports, superb kayaking can be found around the waterways off Dunbar, with 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 from the harbours in North Berwick and Dunbar taking in the stunning 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 the North Berwick club right on the doorstep, and Muirfield, Luffness, Gullane all within easy reach.
Next take a visit to the magnificent city of Edinburgh (26 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!
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"East Bay Beach House was fabulous, just perfect for our extended family. Thank you for the experience. The layout of the house was just right for us. We particularly liked the high quality of the bathrooms and kitchen. The showers were just great. We also loved the gas fire in the sitting room. The beds were very comfortable. The views were wonderful, and the situation of the house amazing."
"We have just returned from a wonderfully relaxing week at East Bay Beach House. To wake up every morning with such stunning sea-views was an absolute joy. The house was beautifully kitted out and felt very spacious even though there were 7 of us staying. We would love to come back."McCallum Family
"We had a lovely few days at the start of July. the house was spotless and furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Views were amazing making it the perfect spot for switching off and relaxing."Winegate Family
"Superb house in a glorious location. For a weekend family get-together, it accommodated 6 adults and two children easily and in comfort. The whole house is great but the kitchen/living-room area, leading on to a lovely garden overlooked by the Law, is just wonderful."Courtney Family
"We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at the East Bay Beach House. The facilities are superb and the location fantastic. The owner has added so many lovely details which make it a home from home but very much in tune with the seaside setting.
Many thanks for your service in the office too which has been faultless"Wilkinson Family
- Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The location and beachy vibe of the house sets the scene for a magical family holiday in a stunning coastal town."Anne, owner East Bay Beach House