If you are looking to rent Self Catering Holiday Accommodation in East Lothian, then a stay in Dunbar is worth thinking about. By staying in Dunbar you can avoid the tourist crush, but explore the historical and natural heritage of East Lothian and still get into the centre of Edinburgh in 20 minutes or so, if you go by train. The picturesque villages of East Linton, Stenton, and Gifford are nearby, as are the historic towns of Haddington, North Berwick or Berwick upon Tweed, or just potter in the town, go fishing in the harbour or go beachcombing on the rocky shoreline.
Day trips to a great many destinations don’t necessarily require a car. 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 and paths which range from the easy to more challenging, and the coverage and signposting is improving. The John Muir Way is opening in April 2014 and the Southern Upland way is a few miles south.
We’ve hosted hundreds of visitors in the Garden Flat @ Templelands over the last 8 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.
The holiday flat is very central, and convenient for the shops, but still pretty close to the sea (only a few minutes walk), with 111 feet of quiet garden. 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’ll have to book those rooms through Airbnb, however.
Our Dunbar Holiday Rental is central, with easy access to shops and public transport. The layout is cosy and has a traditional holiday cottage feel with 2 bedrooms, one double and one twin and sleep up to 4 people max, and suitable for small families or couples wanting to get out and about and Visit East Lothian.
You’ll get a welcoming basket of goodies, including local and organic produce when we can and other surprises.
Wireless internet (super fast) is available and you have full access to a quiet shared garden, which has pleasant views over the sea.
The Garden Holiday Flat 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 calender to see when the accommodation is free.