East Lothian is one of the most picturesque areas of Scotland offering a magnificent coastline, beautiful sandy beaches, golf courses in abundance, museums, quaint villages, galleries and many other attractions. Garvald is a historic East Lothian village just 18 miles east of Edinburgh. It is situated in a valley with the Papana Water trickling through its southern perimeter within an attractive park.
Places to visit include Garvald’s own 12th century church, The Museum of Flight at East Fortune, Sancta Maria Abbey (a working Trappist monastery), Glenkinchie (Scotland's most southerly distillery) and the Bass Rock (originally a garrison and prison now a sanctuary for birds, most notably gannets, 150,000+ during the peak season). In-season boat trips to the Bass Rock, Isle of May and Fidra are a delight. Nearby castles include Hailes, Dirleton and Tantallon and they're all well worth a visit.
Edinburgh is quickly and easily reached by car or rail - ideal for a day trip to explore all the many attractions and sights of the capital city. John Muir’s birthplace of Dunbar is also worth a visit and the John Muir Way coastal path, which wends its way along the East Lothian coast, offers great walking.
Whether it’s a stroll, a dip or surfing East Lothian has a number of exceptional beaches within easy reach. Photographers can capture excellent views to Edinburgh and the Forth Road and Rail Bridges from Longniddry beach or the entire East Lothian coastline from the elevated position of Sancta Maria Abbey. An array of quaint shops, galleries and eateries can be found in the seaside towns of North Berwick, Gullane and Dunbar and surrounding villages. Haddington is a delightful small town, with a monthly farmers' market and lots of independent shops and great places to eat promoting local East Lothian ingredients.
- Sleeps - 4
- Bedrooms - 2
(2 doubles, 1 en suite with sitting area)
- Bathrooms -
1 bath/shower and shower en-suite
- Washing machine
- 3 flatscreen TVs/1 DVD
- Free Wifi
- Wood burning stove
- Oil fired central heating
- Large enclosed garden
- Gas barbecue, picnic style bench seating
- 1 well behaved dog welcome
- Short breaks welcome out of high season
- Haddington 6 miles, Gifford 4 miles
- Edinburgh Airport – 25 miles
- Inn with restaurant 40 metres!
- Village park with tennis, putting and
- Golf - nearest golf course 4 miles
- lots more nearby
- The Museum of Flight, East Fortune
- Sancta Maria Abbey
- Glenkinchie distillery
- Boat trips to the Bass Rock, Isle of
May and Fidra
- Castles including Hailes, Dirleton and
- Foxlake watersports
- Cycling routes
- Sailing (RYA)
- Trout fishing
The Green is a charming, village cottage which is tastefully decorated and well furnished throughout. The ground floor consists of a hall, living room, double bedroom, bath/shower room and kitchen, fully equipped with everything you'll need. The living room is a very comfortable place to relax in front of the cosy wood burning stove after a day out exploring all that the area has to offer.
Upstairs there is a double bedroom with a very comfortable bed and a TV, plus a sitting area with desk and an en-suite shower room.
Outside there is a large enclosed garden with a gas barbeque and seating area, perfect for some summer al fresco dining or relaxing with a drink.
Garvald is 6 miles south west of Haddington taking the B6369 then the B6370. The cottage is in the centre of the village opposite the inn.
The central heating, electricity and some logs for the stove are included.
Bed linen and towels are provided
Welcome pack - tea, coffee, sugar, milk, porridge oats, eggs, bread and fresh orange juice.
One well behaved dog welcome.
Cost and availability:
Change over day is usually Saturday, access by 2pm and departure by 10am.
Reductions and shorter stays outwith high season.
To book this delightful self-catering cottage near Haddington, please click the enquiry button below to see availability and prices.
direct to the owner
The Green, Garvald, Near Haddington, East Lothian EH41 4LN
East Lothian self-catering cottage
This delightful East Lothian self-catering cottage is a very well appointed and in a lovely village with an excellent pub - no need to do much cooking! It's a great place for a short break and is dog friendly - perfect for a family holiday too. There's lots of walking, cycling, beaches, castles, boat trips, golf courses and many other attractions too.