1. How many bedrooms are there and what is the max number it will accommodate? Only 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin. 4 people max (2 adults max and 2 children is comfortable).
  2. Is the flat available?  Check the availability Calendar
  3. What is the base price for a 1 week? £475 check the availability Calendar for seasonal pricing.
  4. Who do I make cheques payable to? We’d rather you send money by bank transfer, but if you must send a cheque please make it out to Ruth Alder.
  5. Can I book a part week? Only out of season. Contact us
  6. Is it available for long lets? No, all lets on holiday let terms.
  7. Where is the Garden Flat? Google Map
  8. What is the flat layout? The flat was formerly the kitchens and servants quarters. Plan
  9. Can I hire a car locally? Yes contact us. There is also local car club, which is affiliated with a national network Co-wheels.
  10. Can I hire bikes, surf gear locally? Belhaven Bikes and the Surf School will be happy to assist
  11. Are there shops nearby. Yes – almost all your food needs can be met within walking distance from independent shops.
  12. How long does it take to get to Edinburgh? The train takes as little as 20-30 minutes
  13. Do I need my own car? No, much of the locality is reachable by bus or train
  14. Is there parking? On street parking is restricted in the day 10-4. Parking is available opposite and nearby, and currently is free and easy.
  15. What is NOT included in the price? Beach / pool towels, bike hire, surf hire, 24/7 heating, butler services are not included.
  16. Is the flat next to the beach/sea or have direct access to the sea? No. It is 2-3 minutes walk via the public road or footpath – 300m away
  17. Is the garden available to use? Yes, there is a private garden shared only with the owners, which we encourage you to enjoy, however as it is mostly laid out formally no ball games.
  18. Is there a widescreen TV and TVs in the bedrooms? No, just a small TV and a small selection of mostly grown up DVDs.
  19. What about internet? Wifi over a 60Mbit connection is available for responsible use.
  20. Is smoking allowed? No smoking inside or within the curtilage / boundary of the property, thank you. That means no smoking either at the front or back, including the garden, please.
  21. What are the check-in and check-out times? 16:00 and 10:00.
  22. Can I invite all my local friends to stay over? No. Only the named guests can stay overnight.
  23. Is the property suitable for older guests? We’ve had a few octagenerians and a nonagenerian visit, but there are steps to negotiate so it may not be suitable for all ages and abilities, especially if unaccompanied
  24. Is there a cot, spare bed? Yes, but always check with us if you have special requirements as the property is not really suitable for large families or large groups
  25. I have a dog, cat, pet snake, alligator … sorry, no pets
  26. I have special needs, will the flat be suitable? Possibly, many find it congenial for access to station and shops, but there are steps and it is a quirky old house that will not suit all tastes.

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