Luxury self-catering (or catered on request) house to rent
close to Edinburgh with Golf courses and sandy beaches nearby and large hot tub!

A charming holiday home sleeping 8+ (plus 2 sofas beds) furnished to an extremely high standard, set within 150 acres on the Broxmouth Estate ideally suited for two families on vacation together, groups of friends and very popular for golf holidays (22 golf courses within 30 minutes) and beautiful beaches, wildlife and surfing on the doorstep.

The Head Gardener's Cottage - large holiday house

The Head Gardener's Cottage, Dunbar
East Lothian, Scotland

The Head Gardener's Cottage is a beautiful cottage which is set within 150 acres of unspoilt landscape on the Broxmouth Park Estate in Dunbar, East Lothian. Dunbar is a lovely town situated on the East Lothian coast. It boasts some wonderful beaches on its doorstep; Belhaven Bay and White Sands and many more in the near vicinity including Yellowcraig, Tyninghame, North Berwick and Pease Bay. All within a 20 minute drive, so whether you feel like surfing or just relaxing there are plenty of options. East Lothian is also a golfer's paradise offering 22 courses for all levels of golfers with many being Championship courses. Muirfield which is world renowned and host to the British Open is only 20 minutes' drive. The estate also backs onto the Dunbar Golf Club which is an Open qualifying venue and is viewed as one of the best links courses in Scotland.

Dunbar is a great place for families to visit and offers a wealth of activities. There is the East Links Family Fun Park which has animals for the children to feed, train rides and an amazing fort for them to play on. We also have Fox Lake on our doorstep which offers lots of different activities like Wakeboarding and rope courses just to mention a few. Dunbar has its own indoor swimming pool with an incredible wave machine - children just love it! Boat trips can also be arranged from Dunbar harbour. Belhaven is also a great surfing beach and through Coast to Coast you are able to hire all the kit. We are only a few minutes' drive to the Museum of Flight where you are able to take a tour on a Concorde as well as seeing many historic and modern aircrafts. The Scottish Seabird Centre at North Berwick is also well worth a visit.

If it is culture that you are looking for, Dunbar is only 30 minutes by car (20 minutes by train) from Edinburgh which is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. In July and August Edinburgh is completely buzzing as it hosts the International Festival, Festival Fringe and Military Tattoo.

Broxmouth Park Estate in Dunbar, East Lothian Large holiday house with loch and boat
  • Sleeps - 8 +
  • Bedrooms 4: 2 twin rooms - 1 double bed - 1 king bed.
    (There are also two sofa beds one in the master bedroom
    and one in the living room available by prior agreement)
  • Bathrooms - 2 bathrooms,
    a shower room, downstairs WC
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • TV with Freeview/DVD and radio
  • Free WiFi
  • Cot and Highchair available on request
  • Patio with garden furniture
  • Hot tub - 7 seater
  • Maid service and cook available
    on request
  • Pets welcome by prior arrangement
  • Short breaks available
  • Dunbar - under 3 minutes/1.5 miles
  • Edinburgh Airport - 40 minutes/38 miles
  • Dunbar station - 3 minutes/1.5 miles
  • Wonderful restaurants nearby
  • 22 golf courses within a
    30 minute radius
  • Beaches - on the doorstep
  • Surfing
  • East Links Fun Park - 5 minutes
  • Museum of Flight - 15 minutes
  • Scottish Seabird Centre - 20 mins
  • Boat trips around Bass Rock
  • Riding, go carting, sailing, shooting
    are all available locally
  • Edinburgh 35 minutes by car (20 by train)
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kitchen breakfast room sittingroom

Broxmouth Park is steeped in history and natural beauty. The park is a wonderful place for walks and a haven for bird and animal lovers. It is not unusual to see a deer wandering past the front door.


The Head Gardener's Cottage has been recently refurbished and successfully combines the charms of a cottage with loads of style. The property can easily accommodate 8 people and it is a lovely venue for a celebration or for family get-togethers. The house has been decorated using largely Mulberry fabrics and furnishings which creates a sumptuous and cosy feeling. It is one of the most quaint and beautiful cottages in East Lothian and has plenty of parking, large grounds and is situated next to a walled garden. It also boosts a wonderful new 7 person hot tub which is kept at around 40C which is great fun all year round.

This beautiful cottage sleeps 8 + people (2 sofas beds by arrangement) in four interior designed bedrooms. There are 2 bathrooms, one shower room and one WC. One bathroom is decorated with Bisazza Mosaics and has a large spa bath. Another has a huge slipper bath with pebbles on the floor which is really lovely to walk on. The house is very private with a private entrance surrounded by mature trees. Within this secluded area is outdoor furniture and a hot tub which is really lovely to relax in.

On entering the cottage there is a beautiful handmade wooden kitchen which has under floor heating, a range cooker and some seating. The dining room has luxurious silk drapes and comfortably seats 8 people. The sitting room is spacious with comfortable sofas (1 sofa bed), ideal for relaxing. There is a downstairs bedroom with double bed and a downstairs WC with a stone basin.

Upstairs are three bedrooms one king sized and one double each dressed with cushions and throws and two twin bedded rooms. The master bedroom has an additional sofa bed (must be requested prior to arrival).


Broxmouth Park is on the A1087, 1 1/4 miles to the east of Dunbar. Exit the A1 where you see the brown sign East Lothian Tourist Trail, continue 200 metres turning right into the driveway between large curved walls and pillars.

What's included:

Heating is included.

All towels and bed linen are provided together with tea towels.

The kitchen comes equipped with all the necessities eg washing-up liquid etc.

If you prefer not to self-cater, maid service and cook are available extra on request.

Pets are welcome by prior arrangement.

There are two sofa beds one in the master bedroom and one in the living room. If these are required it must be by prior agreement and there is a charge for this.

Cost and availability:

The changeover day is flexible. Check-out time is 11am and check-in is after 4pm.

Short breaks and weekends on request.

To book this luxury self catering cottage near Dunbar, click the enquiry button below and view availability and rental prices.

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The Head Gardener's Cottage, Broxmouth Park, Dunbar, EH42 1QW Scotland

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Group accommodation in East Lothian

Families and groups of friends booking together should consider this large holiday house in East Lothian for their vacation - it is really luxurious and ideal for golfers on vacation in Scotland or two families looking for a very special place to stay. Under an hour from Edinburgh Airport - so especially good for those flying in for their holiday. This house does not have to be self-catering, you can request a cook and maid service as well.