Situated in a wooded estate not far from Aberlady Bay, Luffness Castle Cottage is ideally suited as a base from which to explore the East Lothian coast. This coastline, stretching from the Firth of Forth to North Berwick, has an abundance of wonderful and ancient golf courses - a real paradise for any golfer.
The local area is steeped in history with Luffness Castle incorporating a 16th century tower house and a walled fruit garden built by prisoners of war from the Napoleonic Wars. There are many other historic attractions nearby notably the spectacular Tantallon Castle which is well worth a visit. Aberlady Bay, a 5 minute walk away, is a beautiful local nature reserve (the first in Britain) and is renowned especially as a bird-watching venue. There is a popular circular walk which heads through the reserve to take in the fine sandy beach before continuing to the village of Gullane and returning inland.
Nearby North Berwick, a picturesque sea-side town that was once very fashionable with the rich and famous, has wonderful views of the Bass Rock, the best place in Scotland to see gannets. A boat trip is a great idea but failing that, the multi award winning Scottish Seabird Centre has live web cams and an interactive Discovery Centre.
The area is served by a regular train service from Edinburgh to North Berwick with Longniddry station being only 5 miles from Luffness Castle. It is therefore easy to explore Scotland's great capital city Edinburgh and then return to the peace of the countryside.
- Sleeps 6/8
- Bedrooms - 3 (1 double, 2 twin
with possibility to add 1 extra bed into 2 of the rooms)
- Bathrooms - 3 bathrooms
- Washing machine
- Log fire in sitting room,
wood burner in dining room
- Satellite TV, DVD player
- Free WiFi
- Cot and highchair available
- Own grounds and parking space with a carport
- Acres of beautiful estate gardens
- Terraced sitting area
with garden furniture and BBQ
- No pets
- Short breaks - minimum 3 night stay
- Aberlady 1 mile, Gullane 2 miles
- Edinburgh airport, 16 miles
- Longniddry railway station, 5 miles
- Pubs and restaurants -
wide choice in Aberlady and Gullane
and plenty more in North Berwick
- Golf - there are 7 courses within 3 miles,
including the world famous Muirfield
- Aberlady Nature Reserve
- Bird watching
- Boat trips
- Whisky distilleries
- Scottish Seabird Centre
Luffness Castle Cottage is built in the medieval wall forming part of the grounds of Luffness Castle. This historic property was used as the gardener's cottage during the 18th and 19th centuries but has recently undergone a complete renovation to create a light and spacious self-catering cottage. It is tastefully decorated and has been stylishly furnished throughout.
The cottage has 3 double bedrooms, of which 2 are twins and 1 a double. Extra beds can be made available in each room, but the maximum guest numbers should not be more than 8 people. The cottage benefits from 3 bathrooms, all with electric towel heaters. The sitting room has satellite TV, DVD player and free WiFi and an open log fire for warm and cosy evenings. Logs are provided and there is a wood burning stove in the dining area. The cottage is further heated by electric convection wall heaters in all bedrooms.
The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and a separate chest deep freezer.
The cottage has its own grounds and a lot of parking space with a carport. The terraced sitting area has garden furniture and a BBQ and is the perfect spot for al fresco dining. From the cottage it is possible to walk to Aberlady over the private grounds and through the wood.
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), a bit further on the right hand side is the Castle Cottage entrance.
Included in the rental price is electricity, heating, logs, bed linen and towels.
Cost and availability:
Luffness Castle Cottage is rented out throughout the year. Change over day is flexible and arrival time by agreement. Departure by 10am.
Short breaks - minimum of 3 nights.
To book this fabulous East Lothian self-catering cottage, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.
direct to the owner
Luffness Castle Cottage, Luffness Castle, Aberlady, Longniddry, East Lothian EH32 0QB Scotland