If you are looking to Rent Self Catering Holiday Accommodation in East Lothian, then a stay in the Historic Burgh of Dunbar is worth thinking about. By staying in Dunbar you can avoid the tourist crush, but easily explore the historic and natural heritage of East Lothian and still get into the centre of Edinburgh in 20 minutes or so, if you go by train. Dunbar is crammed with historic buildings and history, with the picturesque villages of East Linton, Stenton, and Oldhamestocks nearby. The historic towns of Haddington, North Berwick or Berwick upon Tweed are not much further. Or just potter in the town, go fishing in the harbour or beachcombing on the rocky shoreline.
Day trips to a great many destinations don’t necessarily require a car and there is plenty to do: surf, paddleboard, wakeboard, cycle, or nature watching along with more conventional museum / heritage experiences (like castles). If you have your own transport the Scottish Borders, Loch Lomond National Park, Glasgow, Stirling, Perth, St Andrews and Dundee are within easy driving distances.
There are a number of cycle routes (many of the rural roads are quiet) and paths which range from the easy to more challenging, and the coverage and signposting is improving. The John Muir Way is open as of 2014 and the Southern Upland way is a few miles south.
On arrival we recommend a stroll down to the Cromwell harbour – a relaxing 10 minute walk.
If you enjoy old houses and gardens stay in our Self Catering Holiday Let
We’ve hosted hundreds of visitors in the Garden Flat @ Templelands over the last 9 years from every walk of life and most corners of the globe and at all times of the year. The flat is part of a terrace known as Templelands, comprising 2 symmetrical period properties that date to late eighteenth century. We are number 2 Templelands.
Our Dunbar Holiday Rental is central, with easy access to shops and public transport. The holiday flat is minutes from the station, but still pretty close to the sea (only a few minutes walk), with a small quiet formal garden for relaxation. The flat is a great base for excursions or to start or end a longer journey during your visit to Scotland. What is more we’re now hosting guests in the house too. You don’t have to go through Airbnb, however.
The layout is compact and cosy and has a traditional Holiday Cottage feel with 2 bedrooms, one double and one twin and can sleep up to 4 people – including children (this is the absolute max). Will suit small families or couples, or anyone wanting to get out and about and Visit East Lothian, the Borders, Edinburgh and the North East of England coast.
You’ll get a welcoming basket of goodies, including local and organic produce when we can and other surprises.
Wireless internet is available (or we can turn it off if you prefer) and you have full access to a quiet shared garden, which has pleasant glimpses of the sea.
The Garden Holiday Flat in Dunbar is part of a pair of grade B listed late Georgian Town Houses, known as Templelands. The flat has changed uses many times in the last 200 years, yet retains a lot of the charm and character – that is, it has not been unsympathetically modernised and there’s plenty of original features, including traditional shutters and wonky walls. The finishes used are mostly traditional and sympathetic to the environment and as far as practical our latest interventions have been respectful to the style and the form of the building.
Check the bookings calendar to see when the accommodation is free.