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The setting of this gorgeous self catering accommodation offers the perfect balance between being close to the buzz of Edinburgh yet having the advantage of a peaceful rural setting amidst rolling farmland. East Lothian is renowned for its pretty beaches and villages and being a golfer's dream. Guests at Gateside can also have a tour of Fa'side Castle and meet the horses, hens and sheep.

Edinburgh boasts a wide variety of museums, historic houses, art galleries, concert halls; it is essentially an Arts city full of culture. The Edinburgh International Festival is the finest festival of music, art and drama in the world and is a major attraction during the summer when an impressive Military Tattoo is also held in the evenings at Edinburgh Castle. In addition to the official Festival, there is the Festival Fringe which caters for the avant-garde with hundreds of university and college groups performing new works. Jazz, film, book and folk festivals are usually held through the summer when the city definitely takes on a festive air.

In and around Edinburgh there are many excellent golf courses within easy reach of Fa'side. Muirfield is about 8 miles away; the Musselburgh Links (9 holes), which Fa'side overlooks, was used for some of the very earliest championships.

Fa'side is well situated for access to the Border Country in the south, across the Forth Road Bridge north to Perth and Inverness, and westwards to Glasgow, Stirling and the West Highlands. Close by are the lovely sandy beaches at Gullane, North Berwick and Dunbar, while inland the countryside is rich in agriculture.

  • Sleeps - 4
  • Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 twin)
  • Bathrooms - 1 (bath and hand held shower)
  • Stunning panoramic views
  • Washing machine/dryer
  • Microwave
  • TV, DVD, video, stereo
  • Free WiFi
  • Central heating
  • Travel cot and high chair
  • Shared grounds - 2.5 acres
  • Garden furniture and barbecue
  • Ample parking adjacent to the property
  • Pets welcome
  • Short breaks on request - minimum 3 nights
  • Tranent - one and a half miles
  • Edinburgh International Airport - 18 miles
  • Stations - Wallyford 3 miles, Edinburgh Waverley 9 miles
  • Excellent restaurants in the area
  • Many golf courses nearby
  • The Scottish Seabird Centre (with boat trips)
  • Aberlady Nature Reserve, John Muir Country Park
  • Beaches - Gullane, Yellowcraig, North Berwick
  • Tantallon Castle, Direlton Castle, Hailes Castle
  • Musselburgh Racecourse
  • Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery, Belhaven Brewery
  • Muirton Motor Museum, National Museum of Flight with Concorde
  • Rosslyn Chapel
  • Prestongrange Mining Museum, Lady Victoria Colliery
  • Inveresk Lodge Garden
  • Lennoxlove House

Gateside is a semi-detached barn conversion within the grounds of Fa'side Estate. The stone barn was previously used for agricultural storage before being converted in 1996. Within the shared grounds there is almost an acre of woodland and a small woodland pond. There is a shared barbecue area and picnic bench for enjoyable summer afternoons and evenings. The gardens are surrounded by a beech hedge and have a small orchard, where you will find the resident black rock chickens! There is ample parking adjacent to the property.

The ground floor accommodation comprises a double and a twin bedroom and a family bathroom with bath and handheld shower. The floors throughout this level are of beautiful terracotta and reclaimed wood flooring is used on the upper level.

Upstairs is a large open plan living area with a kitchen comprising of electric cooker/hob, fridge, microwave, ample storage and all the mod cons. There is a washing machine with integral dryer. The dining table seats 4 and is perfect for enjoying your evening meals. The focal point of the living area is the full height window which boasts stunning panoramic views at all times of day through all the seasons. From here you can see the Forth Rail Bridge, Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh and the coast of Fife.

From Edinburgh head east on the A1 towards Berwick upon Tweed. About 9 miles east of the city centre follow the signs to Wallyford and Dalkeith (A6094). At the top of the sliproad turn right, signposted Whitecraig. Two hundred yards after crossing the carriageway turn left onto a minor country road which has no signpost. Fa'side is about 1.5 miles up this road.

What's included:
Heating is included in the rental price. All bed linen and towels are provided.
Dogs welcome at �20 each per week supplement.
Welcome pack provided.

Cost and availability:
Gateside is rented out throughout the year. Change over day is Saturday, check in 2 pm, check out 10.30am.
Short breaks on request, minimum 3 nights.

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Gateside, Fa'side Castle, Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 2LE Scotland

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