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Seaview House

Dunbar, East Lothian

A classic, handsome farmhouse that has been meticulously renovated to offer spacious and beautifully-presented accommodation in a fantastic location with the East Lothian coast on the doorstep.

Seaview House

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Overview

A beautifully-presented spacious farmhouse set in large grounds, with a summerhouse, children's play area, swim spa and hot tub

Superb rural location with East Lothian's renowned beaches and golf courses on the doorstep

We are delighted to announce the launch of Seaview House, a classic, handsome farmhouse that has been meticulously renovated to offer spacious and beautifully-presented accommodation in a fantastic location with the East Lothian coast on the doorstep.

The accommodation comprises a well-equipped open-plan kitchen and dining area, sitting room and ground floor cloakroom.  Also downstairs is a self-contained annexe, ideal for grandparents, with a bedroom, shower room, small sitting room and galley kitchen. 

Upstairs the main house has a master bedroom with en suite shower room and two bedrooms with zip and link beds that share a bathroom (bath with shower over).

Outside the spacious grounds include plenty of lawn for children and dogs, a children’s play area, swim spa, hot tub and an outside dining area with barbecue and fire pit.

Property details

Ground floor

Access into access porch/boot room with bench seat and hanging rail.

Large hallway with a central staircase.

Small cloakroom - with WC and basin.

Sitting room with three generous sofas, large wood burner, selection of books and games. Wall-mounted TV with Sky package.

Open plan dining kitchen comprises:

Dining room with large dining table seating up to ten guests. Wall-mounted TV.

Kitchen - with large island unit, double oven with grill, 6 burner gas hob, large American style fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher, Nespresso De Longi nespresso machine. 

Large utility room with washing machine, hanging rail.  This leads to a rear courtyard and a side gate leading to the hot tub and swim spa.

Annexe kitchen with plenty of cupboard space, induction hob, sink.

Annexe sitting room - with large corner sofa and TV.

Annexe Bathroom - with corner shower, basin and WC.

3 steps down to bedroom.

Bedroom one - with fixed superking, side tables, wardrobe.

First floor

Bedroom two - master bedroom with fixed super king bed, two side tables, chest or drawers, wardobe, wall mounted TV with Sky box.

En suite bathroom - steam shower, in-built radio, heated towel rail, window seat,  basin and WC,

Bedroom three - with zip and link beds which can be configured to twin or super king, chest of drawers, wardrobe.

Bedroom four - with zip and link beds which can be configured to twin or super king, chest of drawers, wardrobe.

Bathroom - which is shared between bedroom two three and four - bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Outside

The property benefits from a large lawned garden which is divided into four distinct spaces.

To the front of the property is a hot tub and swim spa. Separate towels are provided. Access must be via the rear utility area. There is a separate outside WC for guest use.

Important - the water of the hot tub and swim spa is emptied at the end of every guest stay, therefore please note that the water temperature may not be heated to the desired temperature on the day of arrival. This can take 24 hours to heat fully, therefore may not be fully useable until the day after arrival.

To the side rear of the property, is a fire pit with outside seating. Patio area with seating for eight guests.

Large lawned garden with garden swing.

Separate lawned area with treehouse for children and ground level trampoline. Guests are welcome to use these facilities but are used at guest risk.

The garden benefits from far reaching sea views of the East Lothian coast.

The wider estate extends to 5000 acres and guests are welcome to walk and enjoy the wider area.

Parking

Access to the property is via a secure access gate which leads to a private gravelled courtyard with ample parking.

Babies & children

A travel and high chair are available on request.  

Important - to the front of the property is a hot tab and swim spa and it is crucial that children are closely supervised at all times.

Dogs

One dog is welcome to Seaview at a charge of £25. Your dog should be kept to the rear utility room until clean and dry and thereafter must be kept out of the bedrooms and off the furniture. A second dog may be considered on request.

There is an outdoor tap for cleaning, and an enclosed gravelled courtyard to the rear.

The lawned garden surrounding the property is gated and enclosed but could not be described as dog-proofed.

The area around the estate is farmland and it is essential that dogs are closely supervised and kept on leads when out-and-about.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

The property benefits from W-fi. A landline is not available.

Guest amenities

Guest toiletries are available.

Heating

Seaview has an oil-fired gas heating system which is thermostatically controlled.  A wood burning stove is available with an initial supply of logs.

Guest privacy

The property is detached, not overlooked, and benefits from views across the rooftops to the East Lothian coastline.

Additional Accomodation

The property can be let in conjunction with The Treehouse and wider estate cottages for multi-generational groups or larger parties who wish to holiday together.

Location

Belhaven Smokehouse in Dunbar (9 miles) offer a super range of smoked fish, meat, cheese and local produce, and there are a number of quality butchers in the area selling locally sourced meat as well as game. Andersons Butchers in North Berwick (19 miles) come highly recommended, selling pork from the locally reared Mangalica or ‘hairy pigs ‘(a Hungarian cross between domestic breeds and wild boar). There is also a traditional fishmonger in Dunbar High Street. Larger supermarket shopping can all be found in Dunbar, Haddington and North Berwick.

For eating out, there are a wide range of dining options in the area but try The Creel in Dunbar for warm, informal dining and locally sourced food and seafood, or the Rocks Hotel for their excellent seasonal menu.

Further afield, the Waterside Bistro in Haddington is a super choice for lunch or evening dining, along with plenty of lovely coffee stops along the way.

Activities

The very picturesque harbour at Cove sits around a mile and a half away with with access to the main quay via a track along the cliff-side, and a secluded sandy cove on the other side of the harbour via an old salted storage tunnel cut through the hillside.

More recently, Cove Harbour has featured in a number of films, including “Mrs. Brown”, the film about Queen Victoria’s prolonged stay in Scotland. It also featured in the art of ‘The Glasgow Boys” as several of this informal alliance of Victorian artists visited the Cockburnspath area to paint the local scenery in the early 1880's.

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. The Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick offers the opportunity to view 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. 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 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 walk sections of the Southern Upland Way which ends right in the village of Cockburnspath.

For watersports, superb kayaking can be found around the waterways off Dunbar, with thrilling wakeboarding and ringo rides at nearby 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 Dunbar and North Berwick 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 North Berwick, Muirfield, Luffness, Gullane all within easy reach.

Finally take a visit to the magnificent city of Edinburgh (36 miles or half-an-hour by train from Dunbar) 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; 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.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cook

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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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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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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

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

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Reviews

Location Rural - eight miles from Dunbar.
Dogs
  • One dog is welcome with a charge of £25.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 11am
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The open plan kitchen and dining space at Seaview House, a holiday home in East Lothian. The little things we love...
"The open-plan kitchen and dining room provides a perfect space for the family to gather around the table for hearty meals of tasty local produce."
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree
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