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250 Year Old Cottage; Open Fire And Garden. Dog Friendly And Very Well Equipped

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in East Linton, Nr. Dunbar, Lothians, Scotland - Peaceful Off-Road Location Village With Two Pubs Half Mile, Beaches 3 Miles

Nestling between the National Trust properties of Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot, on the edge of fields, The West Wing is part of a former miller's cottage some 250 years old and is close to the river Tyne, whose banks team with wildlife. Here you may be lucky enough to spot otters and kingfishers, and will certainly see dippers bobbing up and down on the rocks. Our local village of East Linton, much loved by artists, is attractive and has a small supermarket, chemist, baker, delicatessen and award-winning butcher as well as two pubs. Fresh fish can be bought from a van twice weekly. Close by are magnificent beaches for hiking, boating and surfing; historic castles and gardens; splendid golf courses; a country park for the children; the popular Scottish Seabird Centre at North Berwick, where you can also take a boat trip round the Bass Rock to see the colony of over 100,000 gannets; even Concorde, now on display at the Museum of Flight.

Val Tuckwell
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 May, 2017

About Val Tuckwell

John and Val Tuckwell are retired publishers (which explains why there are so many books in the cottage). John always wanted an old house in the country, and Val always wanted a large garden where she could grow lots of flowers, fruit and vegetables. Twenty two years ago they fell in love with The Mill House, and they have been very happy here ever since. It was a market garden for over a hundred years and the soil is well-nigh perfect. It feels away from it all, yet it is only a short walk to the village, and Edinburgh is so easy to reach for a day out.

Val Tuckwell purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Val Tuckwell chose East Lothian

This area is beautiful, peaceful, very close to the sea, has excellent soil, and is close to shops and culture when we want them.

What makes this cottage unique

We have a lot of space around us in this glorious conservation area. When we fancy a short stroll after dinner, for example, we can walk right round the field and along the river bank and watch the sun set over the village church, or we can cross the bridge (good for playing pooh-sticks here!) and walk through the meadow to the very picturesque Preston Mill. Maybe we'll spot a heron by the weir, or a bat, or an owl - and there's always a chance of that elusive kingfisher.,,

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in North Berwick in Edinburgh and Lothians

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Shower room with large bow-front shower, bidet, toilet, wash basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1- Kingsize bed, sofa, fitted wardrobes, dual aspect, view. Bedroom 2 - Double bed, armchair, fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers, view. Bedroom 3 - Single bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, armchair All beds have electric blanket, tables and lamps.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Outside: There is an attractive enclosed patio garden to this property, including a small pond. Garden furniture is provided, and also a bird table and a supply of bird seed. We ourselves are keen on feeding the birds, and now attract many different species. Gardening is our hobby and our own garden is usually very colourful and can be seen from the upper windows of The West Wing. The driveway passes between our two little paddocks and you will often see our neighbours' three horses, Fanta, Lechie and Puggle, grazing there. Dog owners will particularly appreciate being able to walk their dogs off lead straight from the cottage, as we are a quarter of a mile off road. There are several attractive walks you can follow from your front door, whether along the river bank, up to Smeaton lake, or over the fields to the beach. Some of our visitors very much enjoy the mile-long circular walk through East Linton for their morning rolls! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included. Towels and linen are changed weekly.




Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking by email. Deposit 10% on booking, balance 4 weeks prior to holiday.

Changeover Day:
Saturday after 3pm arrival
Saturday before 10am departure
Low season short breaks may be available

Notes on prices:
Christmas and New Year prices on application

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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