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Historic Cottage With View Over Aberlady Bay

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


About the property

Cottage built in medieval wall of Luffness castle , Nr.Gullane and Aberlady, East Lothian, Scotland - Very Peaceful Location, Situated On Aberlady Bay Between Aberlady And Gullane With Its Golf Courses

Luffness golfers cottage is an historic cottage, which has been totally renovated. It used to be in the 18th and 19th century the gardeners cottage of Luffness castle. The cottage is build in the medieval wall of Luffness castle, and it has a beautiful view over Aberlady Bay and the Aberlady Bay Nature reserve. The cottage has its own garden and parking space with view of the castle and its garden.

Mrs A Hope
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Mrs A Hope

In the middle of a golfers paradise 2 minutes from the village Gullane and Aberlady, to rent a cottage on the grounds of a very historic castle, with beautiful gardens. The cottage can sleep 6 to 8 people.There are 3 twin bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The sitting room has an open fire place and also a wood burner, there is Satellite t.v,. DVD player, and a well equipped kitchen, washing machine, dishwasher. Aberlady is situated on the Aberlady Bay, with its own nature reserve. Walking distance from the sea, beautiful beaches and dunes.Very attractive villages around and half an hour drive from the airport Edinburgh and the town Edinburgh. Regular train services to Edinburgh from nearby station Longniddry.

Why Mrs A Hope chose Longniddry

The property has been in the Hope family for over 300years.

The cottage is built in the medieval wall which surround the castle.To enter the cottage, you drive through the private grounds of the castle along the wall of the historic double walled fruitgarden (built between 1808 and 1812)

The fruitgarden was built by french prisoners of war during the Napoleonic wars and can be visited. It is a unic fruitgardens in Scotland.

The cottage was built for the gardeners of Luffness in the 18th century. It has been totally renovated in the spring of 2014 and is now a very attractive place to stay.

What makes this cottage unique

To visit the garden and the historic fruit garden, build between 1808 and 1812 is worth a visit.

The Nature Reserve opposite the road belongs to the Luffness a Estate and is a great attraction for bird watchers from all over Great Britain too, also the walk through the reserve through the dunes to the beach is a very great attraction.

There are many golf courses around Luffness, about 21 courses.

Luffness New Golfcourse was build by Henri Walter Hope with the help of Tom Morris,the famous golfer.

The Golfcourse is next door to the Estate.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Longniddry in East Lothian

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 twin bedroom with shower room, wash hand basin and w.c. en-suit There is a second bathroom with bath/shower, wash hand basin and w.c. Than there is a third bathroom en suit with washhandbasin, wc and shower, all very modern and new.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 6 to 9 Notes on bedrooms: 2 twinbedrooms with possible extra bed, One double bedroom with double bed,with possibility of 2 single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • sailing
Notes on accommodation: There is an internet access . The cottage is part of the Luffnes estate, and has a view over Luffness gardens. Luffness New Golfcourse is situated on the Estate. The cottage sleeps 6 but for an extra price 3 extra pers. could be accomodated Outside: Patio and garden with garden furniture, and BBQ provided if required. The cottage is situated on Aberlady Bay. A path leads through its nature reserve to its dunes and beaches. There are over twenty golf courses in the immediate vicinity including the world famous Muirfield. (See the golf map of East Lothian) Utility Room: has a deep freezer and storage trunk. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bath towels and bedlinen are provided and included in the price. The cottage will be weekly cleaned. Washing machine and dishwasher Included. Wifi available. Other: The large twin bedroom has a view over the Aberlady Bay and its Nature reserve. All rooms have been very carefully decorated, the cottage has been totally renovated this year, and equipped with the latest equipment. It is an ideal hideaway.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

The cottage was perfect. Well kitted out and Sparkling clean. Set in behind the beautiful castle gar

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has been purpose built for holiday let's and is well set out with a wet room to off load golf shoes or gum boots. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms one with a bath to settle into after a day on one of the many golf courses nearby. The castle grounds and walled garden are definitely worth walking around. Anna and George were wonderful hosts. Inviting us into their beautiful historic home and sharing some of its history with us. Aberlady is walking distance to the cottage and has a couple of pubs and a shop. Gullane has some great places to eat a butcher deli and small CO OP. No need to venture far away. Beautiful beach walk across the board walk. Fallow deer in the paddock outside the sitting room. Family of Hare on the drivewy. Open fire to cosy up to and read book in front of. We would thoroughly recommend it and will be back. Not for those who cannot live without wifi. It is there but the walls are so thick it can be a bit intermttent.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you do for this wonderful review, very true!!!
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Beautiful cottage with spectacular views over Aberlady Bay

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage for family get together. Easy access to walks, shop, beach and Edinburgh.

Well equipped and spacious

Will be visiting again

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our 3 children (12, 10, and 8) stayed for 3 nights. The location is incredibly beautiful and perfect for traveling into Edinburgh. The owners were so kind and welcoming and we instantly felt at home. The cottage is charming and well appointed. We truly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable spacious and well appointed property

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable, in beautiful surroundings, and very quiet and peaceful. The host was very accommodating and our one small query was answered in minutes. I would be happy to pass on details to all friends. This place is especially good for toddlers as it is well within the castle grounds and far from traffic etch. Perfect to spend a few days away from it all

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear customer, we were very please With your review. Indeed our Place is a heaven of peace and is just the Place to stress out and to be away of iit All. Our nature reserve is a beautiful Place for bird watching and a short stroll to the Beach.
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Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
95 Kilometres
New Castle
Nearest Golf
300 Metres
Luffness New
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Gullane beach and Aberlady Bay

Special interest holidays:

Aberlady is famous for its Nature Reserve, a walkers paradise.


Ten minutes walk from the beach, 1 minute walk from the nature reserve.


Edinburgh and Edinburgh airport are a half an hour drive from the cottage.

Aberlady and Gullane are 4 minutes drive away (Muirfield 5 Minutes), and North Berwick is 10 minute.Drem and Longniddry railway stations are 10 minutes away. The bus to Edinburgh/North berwick (a half hourly service) is on the doorstep of the estate.


Aberlady and Gullane are the nearest villages. Aberlady is 1 mile away and can be reached by a walk through the estate. Gullane is 2 miles away.

Further Details:

Aberlady has two good pubs, The Old Aberlady Inn and The Kilspindie House Hotel. Gullane has the Golf Hotel, The Old Clubhouse, and a number of other places. All these serve good food. In North Berwick there are further excellent restaurants, Haddington is a typical provincial town and East Linton Is worth visiting. Down the road of the Estate is the Motor museum, and about 15 min. From us is the museum of a Flight, with its yearly airshow.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
The minimum stay is 3 nights. Deposit required in order to receive a firm booking. The balance to be paid at arrival.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.