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Beautiful waterside location

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

4 bedroom cottage with beautiful river views

Beautifully decorated, 4 bedroomed cottage. Large kitchen/ dining area with a separate living area. Waterside House is fully equipped for your perfect holiday and located in the heart of East Lothian.

Karen Ferguson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017

About Karen Ferguson

As a family we are based only a couple of miles away from Waterside House. We love East Lothian and all it has to offer. The rolling countryside, fantastic beaches and wonderful walks. If you are a golfer then you must truly be in heaven.

Karen Ferguson purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Karen Ferguson chose Haddington

We love a nice property on holiday and think that Waterside House has it all. Attention to detail and lovingly decorated, this property is fantastic for golfers or families. As a family we know how to keep the kids happy so have lots of toys and DVDs to keep them entertained. There are numerous golf courses and beaches nearby and the town of Haddington is well equipped. There is even an award winning bistro right next door if you can't be bothered to cook or just fancy a night out!

What makes this cottage unique

The riverside location is so peaceful. Amazing walks just on your doorstep and every year we love watching the resident swans and their signets from the windows.

A link with the bistro next door means that you can either pop in for a visit or the chef can have some food waiting for you after that hard round of golf/ long walk on the beach. It even has an off licence if you have found yourself short!

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 March 2013 for a stay in January 2013

We stayed at Waterside House for a week in January. Outside it was cold, snowy and stormy while we were there but inside was warm and cosy. Central heating kept us warm throughout the stormy nights and plenty of hot water available from the power showers to heat us up after a day outdoors.

Waterside house is freshly decorated and has quirky decorative pieces e.g antler chair in dining area to make you feel that you are in an upmarket rental.

There is ample space in the house for family to stay but not be on top of each other and the kitchen dining area provides the ideal space for cooking and entertaining, with the main living room upstairs for you to retire to after a long day.

The Waterside Bistro is just next for the nights we couldn't be bothered cooking and local amenities meant that we didn't have far to go for food shopping, walk along the river and look in the local shops.

Would recommend Waterside House to families or groups who want a country retreat within the town.
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Haddington in East Lothian

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One bedroom has ensuite shower room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , bed can be super king or 2 singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , bed can be super king or 2 singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , bed can be super king or 2 singles
    Bedroom 4 - bed can be super king or 2 singles
  • One bedroom downstairs for those unable to climb stairs. Shower room also on ground floor.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beautiful waterside location
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Cheshire, England

Perfect in every way!!

  • 5 of 5

Superb accommodation, immaculate and met our needs perfectly as a group of 8 golfers visiting the area. Added bonus of the adjoining Waterside restaurant and bar for one of the best steaks I've had in a longtime, washed down with some superb Amarone :-)

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. I have forwarded to the operators of the restaurant too. Hope to host you again! Best wishes Karen
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Excellent vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Waterside House.

The rental is perfectly suited for a large family or group. There's enough space for everyone to gather, but also have a bit of privacy. There are two large common rooms (one with sofas and the other with a large dining table) and four decent sized bedrooms. The three bathrooms are clean and updated.

Haddington is the perfect location for exploring all that Scotland has to offer. The bus (#107) departs from Market Street and drops you off in downtown Edinburgh. Several remarkable castles and quaint coastal towns are within 30 minutes drive.

We also highly recommend the Waterside Bistro, Golf Tavern and Tyneside Tavern - all within walking distance.

The owner (Karen) was extremely helpful and responsive to all our needs.

We definitely recommend the Waterside House in Haddington!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property with very helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

We're a group of six golfers who have been coming to Scotland for over 20 years and using self-catering accomodation each time. This is the first time we'd decided to stay in East Lothian. Previously we've stayed in the Borders, Fife, Dumfries and Galloway, Perthshire and Angus.

Haddington is a very pleasant town with lots of golf courses nearby to suit all budgets and abilities. The house is only a short walk from the town centre.

Waterside Cottage was ideal for our needs and one of the nicest houses we've stayed in over the years. It was also very competitively priced compared to other similar sized houses. Four comfortable bedrooms, three bathrooms, a living room and a large and well-equipped kitchen/diner. Lots of parking right on the doorstep - we had four cars between us. The nearby bistro has recently closed so we had use almost exclusive use of their car park.

The owner was in regular contact throughout the booking process and during our stay and answered questions quickly and efficiently.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great property and location. Very helpful owner.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent value!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, well appointed and conveniently located for golf in East

Lothian. Accommodated 7 golfers with ease, plenty of room, great showers and good kitchen. Good communication with very helpful owner. We're looking forward to returning next year.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wunderbar !

  • 5 of 5


Wir waren mit 7 Personen in dem Haus in Haddington, südlich von Edinburgh und es war ein Traum !

Wunderschön gelegen an einem kleinen Fluss mit Blick auf die alte Kirche und eine ebenso alte, pitoreske Brücke. Allerdings liegt es nicht am Meer (in der Beschreibung ist ein Fehler), sondern etwa 15 km davon entfernt.

Das Haus war super sauber, absolut gemütlich. 4 Schlafzimmer, 3 Bäder, große Küche mit Essbereich und TV und 1 gemütliches kleines Wohnzimmer, das wir aber gar nicht benutzten. Die Küche ist voll ausgestattet.

Direkt nebenan gibts ein Restaurant (welches man auf dem Bild der Hausfront sehen kann) mit kleiner Bar.

Bis nach Edinburgh sind es mit dem Auto ca 30min. Es gibt zwar Busse aber es ist recht umständlich und dauert ziemlich lange. Also Auto ist ein Muss!

In Edinburgh so weit wie möglich Richtung Burg fahren, da gibts mehrere Parkhäuser, das ist am bequemsten (kostet etwa 9Pfund/Tag). Das ist zwar teuer, aber wir waren 7 Personen, da hätten wir mit dem Bus reichlich mehr gezahlt!

Das Haus in Haddington ist als Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge in die Region East Lothian ideal. Der Vermieter sendet vor Anreise den Schlüssel-Code per Email, am Hauseingang hängt ein kleines Schlüsselhäuschen, dort kann man den Code eingeben.

Das Haus ist zwar leicht zu finden (auch Dank des Restaurants) aber der Eingang befindet sich im hinteren Teil. Wenn man unter der alten Brücke durchfährt, an der Front vorbei fährt, 1. links, dann wieder 1. links und nochmal links, dann kommt man zum Hintereingang im Hof des Restaurants, dort befindet sich auch der Eingang zur Wohnung.

Alles in Allem eine TOP-Location, absolut empfehlenswert, wir haben uns sehr sehr wohl gefühlt !


The house is really lovely and cosy and beautifully situated with a nice view on the old bridge and the church. It's well equipped and very clean. Even if it's aprox. 30min by car away from Edinburgh, it's ideal for trips in the region of East Lothian.

We were there with 7 persons and felt absolutely delighted, we loved it !!! 1000% recommanded !!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Waterside Bistro
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Haddington Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Waterside Bistro
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Haddington is the capital town of East Lothian. A small market town with easy access to all the delights of East Lothian.

Good places to eat including the award winning Waterside Bistro right next door! The annual Lammermuir Music Festival and Lennoxlove book festival are becoming well recognised events.

Approx 20-30 mins from the centre of Edinburgh means that the facilities and events of this internationally popular city are readily accessible. There is simply nothing else like the Edinburgh Festival in August and Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations are unbeatable.

East Lothian is quite simply the home of golf. Musselburgh Links is officially recognised by the Guinness book of records as the world's oldest golf course. Within 10 miles of Waterside House you can play Muirfield, Gullane, Archerfield, Renaissance, North Berwick, Aberlady, Longniddry, Haddington, Musselburgh......

The beaches are equally infamous. Gullane, Yellowcraigs, Aberlday, Tyninghame, Seacliff are some of the more notable.

Other highlights include Concorde at the Museum of Flight, the North Berwick Seabird Centre, the Bass Rock and several old castles. Other activities include horse riding, wake boarding, tennis and a great children’s farm/ play centre located near Dunbar.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Haddington, Edinburgh and Lothians

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
autumn 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
xmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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