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.
Electric Vehicle Charging
For safety reasons, we do not permit electric vehicle or hybrid car charging at this property. If you’re travelling by EV, discover your nearest electric vehicle charging point here.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at a charge of £25 per dog. 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.
SHORT-TERM LETS LICENSING
Scottish short-term lets licence number: EL00130F
The current EPC rating for this property is band E, a copy of the certificate can be found here.
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.
Longniddry is a rural, picturesque village and 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 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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"I have stayed in many self-catering places in East Lothian, most of them very good, but Westwood Cottage beats them all. A fabulous, spacious, quiet cottage with big East Lothian skies – perfect!
My family visited and can’t wait until I come back – hopefully in April. Thank you to the owners, for all the festive touches. The lemon drizzle was the best. Happy Christmas and all good wishes for 2024"Rattray Party
"We have loved it here and are already planning our future visit! Very comfortable house and we even enjoyed some time in the garden. We felt very welcomed and welcome to the property. Perfect place for sight seeing from deer's in the garden to Dolphin in Gullane.
Thank you!"Steve and Barbara
"Thank you very much for such wonderful accommodation and for making our stay so pleasant. From the beautiful flower arrangement to the pleasing scenery and fresh air everything was just perfect. Our vacation was everything we could have dreamed of and more ."Herman Party
"We've had a lovely stay. Great location and very handy for the train to Edinburgh. Lots of lovely space, very comfortable and beautifully kept. Thank you very much the break is just what we needed!"Hannath Party
"We've had a lovely stay. Great location and very handy for the train to Edinburgh. Lots of lovely space, very comfortable and beautifully kept. The welcome hamper was very welcome too. Thank you, the break is just what we needed!"Murdoch Family
"This is our second time here and we loved it as much as our first. The Christmas decorations were brilliant, the kids loved it! The beds are very cosy and warm, we all had great sleeps. Having a horse in the field next to us was lovely as we have them carrots. Thank you!"Collins family
"We have had a lovely stay. The property is first class and we would recommend to family and friends. Very spacious and comfortable. Also very airy and clean. The cake, Easter egg and wine was a lovely touch and a very nice surprise. Thank you again."Skye Family
"We just wanted to say a huge thank you for our stay at Westwood Cottage - the owner is an absolutely fabulous host, the house is in the perfect location and has everything you could wish for! We have been so lucky with the weather to enjoy the views in the sun and the snow and we will be looking to come back again next year! Perfect!"Baird family
"Really easy and comfortable place to stay. Spacious, bright and clean. And very convenient for Edinburgh. Thanks for having us. Hope to stay again."Hill family
"We have had a lovely break away. Thank you for our hamper, it was a nice surprise. We found everything we needed and enjoyed the nearby towns and beach. Edinburgh is spectacular - we hope to return in the near future. Thank you again for our comfortable stay."Gorton family
"We had an amazing week at Westwood Cottage. It’s a lovely house, lots of space, great walks for the dog and lovely and clean. We had great weather which made it even better so were able to sit in the garden."Ms Gardiner
- Two dogs are 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
"Nearby beaches for dog walks, the beautiful countryside and the full-height patio doors and windows in the sunroom which allow the light to flow through the cottage."Olivia, Crabtree & Crabtree