A spacious farm cottage ideally located for East Lothian’s superb beaches and celebrated golf courses.
A perfect base for exploring the magnificent city of Edinburgh, just a 20-minute train ride away
Westwood Cottage has been recently renovated to provide comfortable accommodation for up to six guests with highlights including a well-appointed kitchen, contemporary bathrooms, a handmade Roast Chandelier and local artwork from artists such as Kirsten Boston.
The cottage sits in a large garden with an outside dining area and attractive views across open farmland to Arthur’s Seat and the Pentland Hills in the distance. There is excellent walking from the front door around farm tracks, as well as numerous waymarked routes.
Westwood Cottage is very well-positioned for exploring East Lothian’s stunning coast. Longniddry beach, just a mile from the cottage, is one of the best kite surfing spots in Scotland and for families, the stunning sandy beaches of Aberlady and Gullane are both within a 15-minute drive. Gullane is also home to the renowned Bonnie Badger pub, created by chef Tom Kitchin.
There is an excellent array of activities for families nearby, including Archerfield Walled Garden and Fairy Trail, the Museum of Flight, Dalkeith Country Park, East Links Family Park and Foxlake water park, slightly further afield.
Scotland’s famous golf coast is on the doorstep, with the internationally renowned courses of Gullane, Muirfield and North Berwick all within a 10-mile radius. Longniddry also has a well-regarded 18-hole links course.
Westwood Cottage is exceptionally well-positioned to explore Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Festivals, taking a 20-minute train ride from Longniddry station, just a mile from the house.
The accommodation is all on the ground floor and may be suitable for less mobile guests.
Small utility area with washing machine and microwave.
Large kitchen / dining room with double electric oven, AEG five-ring ceramic hob, grilled steak machine, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, large fridge / freezer, DAB radio and Belfast sink. A good selection of plastic picnicware is provided. Dining table for six guests with natural cowhide chair coverings, Digital Smart TV, door to terrace.
Sunroom with door to terrace.
Sitting / dining room with open fire (with an initial supply of logs provided), three-seater sofa, two armchairs and natural cowhide rug. Dining space for six guests.
Bedroom one with 5’ king size bed, side tables, wardrobe with hanging space and drawers below, chest of drawers.
Shower room with walk-in shower with rainforest showerhead and separate mixer, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with 5’ king size bed, wardrobe with drawers below and chest of drawers.
Family bathroom with bath, large walk-in shower, underfloor heating, basin and WC.
Bedroom three with 3’ single bed, chest of drawers, ottoman and hook on back of door for hanging.
Bedroom four with 3’ single bed, chest of drawers, chair and hook on back of door for hanging.
Westwood Cottage sits within a large, private garden. To the rear of the cottage is a large paved and gravelled terrace with an outside dining table and benches seating six. Beyond this is a large lawned area. The garden is enclosed by post and rail fencing. Guests with dogs should be aware that this is not dog proof.
A charcoal barbecue is provided (guests need to supply their own charcoal) and a washing line. There is also an outdoor shed available for guest use.
There are designated private parking spaces for at least six cars adjacent to the property, with a path leading to the rear entrance.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.
One well-behaved dog is welcome at a charge of £25. Dogs must be kept out of the bedrooms and are not allowed on the furniture.
Towels are provided along with a hairdryer in each bedroom and luxurious guest toiletries.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
The house has fibre broadband. Mobile reception is good on most networks.
There is gas central heating throughout the property, a heated towel rail or underfloor heating in each bathroom and an open fire in the sitting room (with an initial supply of logs provided).
Westwood sits on a farm track with minimal passing traffic. Whilst the cottage sits within the farm complex, it is standalone and the accommodation provides privacy for guests, in particular to the rear.
Please note that guests do not have access to the farmyard.
Longniddry is a rural picturesque village set in the heart of East Lothian countryside making it a good base to explore the region. There is a small Co-op supermarket and Village Shop in the centre of the village, as well as a pharmacy, post office and a couple of coffee shops/cafes.
Haddington is the closest town (6 miles) with more extensive shopping and larger supermarkets. You'll find an excellent selection of grocers, wine shops, florists and butchers sitting alongside charming gifts and clothes shops, and craft galleries. Here, you can relax and watch the world go by in one of the many cafes, delicatessens or tea rooms in the town including The Loft for fabulous artisan breads and oven-fresh produce. The Waterside Bistro is very good, as is the Cottage Garden Kitchen which is very special (booking essential).
There is also a Farmers' Market in Haddington, held on the last Saturday of every month (9am-1pm), selling a wide variety of local produce presented in an inspiring and innovative way.
Gifford village is close by (9 miles) with the Lanterne Rouge cafe, which is particularly welcoming to cyclists, and Lewis and Clark Artisan Kitchen with freshly baked goods and local artisan products. You will also find a warm welcome at the Goblin Ha pub and the Tweeddale Arms Hotel.
For more elegant dining, head to La Potinière at Gullane (7 miles) or try Tom Kitchin's restaurant, The Bonnie Badger; a fabulous 5 star AA restaurant using locally sourced produce washed down with artisan beers and wines from an impressive selection. The owner's personal favourite is The Old Clubhouse in Gullane, which has gained a considerable reputation for good food and wine, and excellent Scottish hospitality, stretching far beyond the bounds of East Lothian.
East Linton (11 miles) has a good variety of local shops and excellent pubs, while the Crown and Kitchen comes highly recommended for classic Scottish dishes with a modern twist. It also has an award-winning butcher if you plan on having a BBQ.
Dunbar is not too far away (14.5 miles) and is home to the award-winning Creel Restaurant, serving delicious seafood, and Belhaven Fruit Farm has a great deli, café, and Gin Bar, as well as pick-your-own berries during the summer season.
Longniddry train station is five minutes by car, offering easy access into the centre of Edinburgh.
Children and families
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Classes at your holiday home
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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
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
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
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.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
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.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
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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Ancestral history research
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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.Find Out More
Cooks and chefs
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Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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Beauty and spa treatments
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- One dog is welcome at a charge of £25.
- Typical arrival day: Friday with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The full-height patio doors and windows in the sunroom allow the light to flow through the cottage."Olivia, Crabtree & Crabtree