The Granary is set on the beautiful East Lothian estate of Balgone, situated 2 miles south of the seaside town of North Berwick, 20 miles east of Edinburgh. The estate stretches over 1000 acres of gorgeous private farmland and estate grounds, with miles of peaceful paths and tracks to explore, walk, ride or cycle along. You are welcome to bring dogs with you and the walking is hard to beat.
The surrounding area boasts some of the finest golf courses in the world, miles of stunning coastline with deserted beaches only minutes away, pubs and restaurants aplenty for every taste, and Edinburgh only half an hour away on the local train service.
The Granary is a beautifully restored and renovated building in a traditional farm steading. It has an extensive garden area so there is plenty of room for the children to kick a ball about. In addition, the house offers an enclosed garden and patio area, great for barbecues and for little ones to play safely. This holiday house also has a swimming pool - on its own only 15 metres from the house and has its own adjoining garden, ideal for sunbathing!
If you can drag yourselves away from the estate, then the award-winning Seabird Centre is right on the doorstep in North Berwick. A little further afield, make a trip to the Museum of Flight where you can tour Concorde, or you may choose to visit Myreton Motor Museum, ancient castles such as Dirleton and Tantallon, or stunning gardens. There is a choice of excellent restaurants and interesting shops in North Berwick.
This really is an area that offers something to everyone, of any age. Observe the Bass Rock, the largest gannet colony in the world - take a boat trip and see it close up, you may also spot the puffins and seals. Sea-fishing trips are available from the harbour, and North Berwick Yacht Club runs sailing courses for all ages and standards. Diving is very popular in the area, especially off May Island. The East Lothian coastline covers miles of beaches (Gullane, Tyninghame and Yellowcraigs to name a few) with beautiful sand dunes - the children will love it. The coast also offers exceptional bird life, from Aberlady Bay bird sanctuary all the way to the Tyne estuary at Dunbar. Other attractions include John Muir Way and Park, East Links family park in Dunbar, Musselburgh racecourse, go-cart centre at Gladsmuir, Glenkinchie distillery, Belhaven brewery, walking in the Lammermuir Hills and great cycle routes.
And don't forget that this is also an ideal location for a golfing holiday and you are spoilt for choice - there are three courses within 2 miles, championship and kids' courses alike, but you are also not far from the three courses at Gullane, or the world-famous Muirfield - you could choose to play a different course each day!
- Sleeps 8/10 (2 on substantial Z beds)
- Bedrooms - 4 (2 double, 2 twin)
- Bathrooms - 3
- Washing machine
- Oven, grill, hob & microwave
- Gas-fired Aga (with drying pulley)
- TV, DVD, stereo
- Open fire and central heating
- Enclosed garden
- Cot, crib and high chair available
- Garden furniture and gas BBQ
- Heated indoor swimming pool
- Pool table
- Short breaks available
- Pets welcome
- Edinburgh Airport - 30 miles
- CAA registered grass airstrip on estate
- North Berwick - 2 miles
- Dunbar - 8 miles
- Wide range of pubs & restaurants nearby
- Golf courses galore -
3 within 2 miles
- Walking and cycling on the estate
- Boat trips, sailing and windsurfing
- Fishing available nearby
- Empty sandy beaches
- Great bird-watching
- Musuem of Flight, 3 miles
- Tantallon and Direlton castles
The Granary has very well laid out accommodation over two floors.
On the ground floor is a spacious hall leading to the fully-equipped kitchen with all modern appliances and a large breakfast table. The drawing/dining room has a dining table and chairs for 12, a mini grand piano, a TV and an open fire to relax in front of after a busy day. There is also a twin bunk room and a shower room on this floor. On the first floor are 2 double bedrooms (both with TVs), 1 twin bedroom and 2 bathrooms, plus a spacious lounge area with a TV, gas fire and balcony. The washing machine and freezer are located in the double garage which also offers storage space for golf clubs etc.
The indoor swimming pool is heated and available from April until October. The pool is shared with the owners only and any requirement for private use of the pool can be arranged. Please feel free to ask about likely usage.
This large holiday house offers spacious and comfortable accommodation in a quiet rural setting, far removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Balgone is located two miles south of North Berwick. Directions will be given on booking.
All bed linen, towels, electricity, gas and firewood are included in the price. Up to 2 dogs are welcome free of charge.
Cost and availability:
Rental periods are usually Saturday to Saturday, departure by 10am, arrival not before 4pm. Every effort will be made to accommodate alternative times. Short breaks are available by arrangement.
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The Granary, Balgone Estate, Sheriff Hall, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5PB, Scotland