Pencaitland is a quaint village nestled in the south west of East Lothian in Scotland. Steeped in history, the village is home to the majestic Winton Castle, which is widely admired for its unique 17th Century architecture. The Winton estate is now a popular destination for weddings, private parties and corporate events, offering a diverse variety of activities from clay shooting and bushcraft to wine tasting and guided tours – they even run their own highland games! Located on the banks of Sir David’s Loch, the grounds also offer an idyllic location for walks, with designated trails for varying levels of ability.
Dividing the village is the peaceful River Tyne. Meandering along the river bank and you can take in all of Pencaitland's historic landmarks, including Pencaitland's Parish Church, the Pencaitland War Memorial and the friendly village pub, The Winton Arms. Pause for refreshments at the charming Rosearista coffee shop, which offers a delicious selection of sweet treats and delicacies as well as a hearty lunch menu packed with fresh seasonal dishes. Or, if you're after something a little stronger, make a trip the Glenkinchie Distillery, which offers excellent distillery tours and whisky tasting. A little further afield is Dalkeith Country Park, with its brilliant café and shop: The Restoration Yard plus, a wonderful adventure playground for children; while the unspoilt beaches of the East Lothian coast are also within easy reach.
And of course, here at Crabtree & Crabtree we always have our four-legged friends in mind. With so many walks and trails to explore, plus dog-friendly beaches nearby, Pencaitland is a brilliant spot for a dog-friendly holiday. Treat your canine companions to a fun day out at the Unleashed Dog Parks: a unique custom-built adventure park comprising three fully secure gated areas for dogs to run free with complete owner peace of mind. Perfect for putting your dog through its paces, the park includes a selection of agility equipment and a carefully-chosen range of natural textures, surfaces and smells to feed your pup’s natural curiosity and will ensure that they're nicely tired before you return to your cosy dog-friendly cottage.