An outstanding two bedroom, two bathroom lodge house with vast views across rich rolling countryside, yet within easy striking distance of Edinburgh and the alluring beauty of the East Lothian coast.
Just three miles from North Berwick, this is a stylish treat for two or four
The lodge sits within the footprint of 16th century Fenton Tower, yet nestled cleverly into the landscape to allow guests to relax, sit back and enjoy the view.
Beautifully appointed throughout, the style-led interior has been cleverly designed, drawing inspiration from nature and the gentle colours of the sea. Farrow & Ball colours have been used to great effect here, adding warmth and colour in all the right places, along with tactile furnishings in wool and linen.
French doors lead out on the patio which extends onto lawn and acres of private land for walking or just the simple enjoyment of taking in the view and doing nothing.
The lodge has an entrance porch for outdoor gear leading into an open plan living space, while the galley kitchen is divided by a floating wall which makes chat and a glass of bubbles a distinctly sociable affair whilst prepping supper.
Two sumptuous bedrooms sit either side of the living space, both with zip and link beds which offer flexibility for single guests or two couples. The two adjoining bathrooms add a touch of glamour with underfloor heating, double basins and lashings of hot water – one with a large walk-in shower and the other offering a little bath-time luxury.
Entrance porch with hanging space and space for storage of outdoor kit. There is a set of external stone steps leading to the entrance porch. A ramp can be provided on request.
Open-plan kitchen/living room comprising:
Kitchen – galley style with induction hob, electric oven, slimline dishwasher, fridge with ice box, microwave, Magimix Nespresso machine.
Sitting room – double sofa, two armchairs, Smart TV, Bose Bluetooth speaker. French doors lead out onto a patio area with outdoor furniture with superb views across open countryside.
Dining area – foldaway table with seating capacity for up to four guests.
South bedroom with zip and link beds, which can be configured as a super king double or twin, side tables, wardrobe, small chest of drawers, dressing table, chair, Roberts DAB radio and wall-mounted Smart TV.
En suite shower room with large walk-in shower with separate mixer, twin basins, heated towel rail and WC.
North bedroom with zip and link beds, which can be configured as a super king double or twin, side tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers, window seat, dressing table, Roberts DAB radio and wall-mounted Smart TV.
En suite bathroom with bath and shower over, twin basins, heated towel rail and WC.
Accessibility – there is a set of steps with a handrail down to the main access into the lodge and thereafter the property sits on one floor. For guests with restricted mobility or in need of wheelchair access, there is a paved path up and round the side of the property which would allow access via the front patio and French doors on the front aspect.
There is a front patio to the front aspect of the property affording wonderful views across open countryside.
Fenton Lodge is surrounded by a large lawned communal grounds which is shared with Fenton Tower. Guests are asked to respect each other’s privacy when both properties are occupied. Guests to the lodge do not have access to the front lawn and front drive of Fenton Tower. The front of the lodge looks across rolling farmland. Guests are welcome to walk in the wider land of the estate, however dogs will need to be closely supervised and kept under control, and on a lead where there is livestock and horses.
There is designated private parking available for two cars to the side of the property.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.
One dog is welcome. Dogs must be clean and dry before entering the property and kept out of the bedrooms and off the furniture. A second dog may be considered on request. Please note the garden is not fully enclosed so dogs will require supervision. If walking in the surrounding area, dogs will need to be closely supervised and kept on a lead where there is livestock and horses.
Bed linen, White Company towels and Penhaligon's toiletries are provided for all guests. A hairdryer is provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Superfast broadband is provided.
The heating can be thermostatically controlled and there are wall-mounted radiators in all rooms (excluding the porch), which can be controlled individually. There is underfloor heating in the two en suite bathrooms with additional heated towel rails.
Fenton Lodge is surrounded by a large lawned communal grounds which is shared with Fenton Tower. Guests are asked to respect each other’s privacy when both properties are occupied. Guests to the lodge do not have access to the front lawn and front drive of Fenton Tower.
The nearest town is North Berwick (3 miles) where the shopping 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 (4.7 miles) for superb food or the Creel Restaurant at Dunbar (12 miles) for delicious seafood and award-winning cuisine. Not to be missed is Tom Kitchin's restaurant 'The Bonnie Badger' at Gullane which 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!
Children and families
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Spas and beauty treatments
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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!Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Ancestral history research
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Cycling & mountain biking
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Shopping, arts and crafts
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Nannies and babysitters
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"We have had a superb time! Highly recommended!"Mrs Gray
- One dog is welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Enjoy quiet, contemplative moments with your morning Nespresso as you survey the lush countryside surrounds from the comfort of the cosy window seat."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree