Located in the heart of rural East Lothian, Luffness Castle is situated in several acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with mature trees, lawns and well-tended borders. Luffness Castle has been owned for over 300 years by the Hope family. The castle is an A listed historic building and boasts an amazing fruit garden built by prisioners of the Napoleonic Wars, which has been well kept in its original state and is very well worth a visit.
East Lothian's coast is full of attractions but it is also a mecca for golfers. There are numerous golf courses in the immediate area - Kilspindie, Craigielaw, Luffness New, Gullane (3 courses), Muirfield (where the British Open was held), The Renaissance, Archerfield (with its 36 holes), and North Berwick.
The whole coastline offers many opportunities for walkers and birdwatchers. Aberlady Bay, which is on the doorstep, has a famous nature reserve and forms part of the Luffness Estate. It is a bird-watchers' paradise - come in autumn to see the thousands of pink-footed geese or in spring or summer to watch the varied migrants and waders feed here - the array of wild flowers is a magnet for visitors thoughout the year. Aberlady village has several pubs and there is a birdwatching centre to visit. North Berwick is a beautiful small town, about 10 minutes drive from Luffness and is known for its beaches but also has a very attractive small harbour, with many small sailing boats. Visiting the award winning Scottish Seabird Centre is a must!
- Sleeps 3/4
- Bedrooms - 2
(1 twin with possibility of extra bed, 1 single)
- Bathrooms - 1 with bath and shower, 1 WC
- Washing machine
- Central heating
- Log fire
- Satellite TV, DVD player
- Free WiFi
- Cot and highchair available
- Free daily cleaning service
- Ample car parking space
- Beautifully landscaped gardens
- No pets
- Short breaks - minimum 3 nights
- Aberlady - 1 mile, Gullane 2 miles
- Edinburgh airport 16 miles
- Longniddry railway station 5 miles,
about 10 minutes drive
- Pubs and restaurants - Aberlady has 2 pubs
and bar food available.
There is an Indian takeaway/restaurant.
Gullane has several bars, pubs and restaurants
- Golf - 7 courses within 3 miles,
including the world famous Muirfield
- Walking and sailing
- Bird watching and Scottish Seabird Centre
- Castles and Whisky distilleries
The Wing of Luffness Castle is independent self-catering accommodation within Luffness Castle. With its own front door, the accommodation is laid out on two levels and is all tastefully decorated and furnished.
Downstairs is the kitchen with an extra back kitchen with washing machine and a washroom with WC. The kitchen is well equipped with electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher and TV. There is a tall fridge with deep freeze. Upstairs are the pretty bedrooms, bathroom (with bath and shower) and a very comfortable sitting room with a log fire.
Outside there is plenty of parking. Luffness Castle is situated in several acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with mature trees, lawns and well-tended borders. Guests are welcome to wander in the gardens, there are several corners to sit and the old moat has been adapted to form a decorative pond.
Coming from Edinburgh or Edinburgh Airport, follow the signs to Berwick on Tweed, take the A1 towards Berwick on Tweed.
After about 6 miles watch for signs to North Berwick and follow these. Take the A198, which leads to Longniddry, continue towards Aberlady, drive through Aberlady and the road bends to the left towards the Aberlady Bay. You will see the Luffness Estate wall already on your right.
Follow this road for a short bit: there is a wooden bridge on your left hand (the nature reserve), amd a bit further on the right hand side there is a big stone archway in the estate wall. Go a little bit further on and on the right again is a black metal entrance gate with a sign Luffness Private Drive - this is the entrance of Luffness Castle Wing.
Included in the rental price is electricity, heating, logs, bed linen and towels.
Daily cleaning service included.
Cost and availability:
Luffness Castle Wing is rented out throughout the year. Change over day is flexible and arrival time by agreement (preferably not after 6pm).
Short breaks welcome - minimum of 3 nights
direct to the owner
Luffness Castle Wing, Aberlady, Longniddry EH32 0QB Scotland