A perfect base for exploring the magnificent city of Edinburgh, just a 20-minute train ride away
Westwood Cottage has been recently renovated to provide comfortable accommodation for up to six guests with highlights including a well-appointed kitchen, contemporary bathrooms, a handmade Roast Chandelier and local artwork from artists such as Kirsten Boston.
The cottage sits in a large garden with an outside dining area and attractive views across open farmland to Arthur’s Seat and the Pentland Hills in the distance. There is excellent walking from the front door around farm tracks, as well as numerous waymarked routes.
Westwood Cottage is very well-positioned for exploring East Lothian’s stunning coast. Longniddry beach, just a mile from the cottage, is one of the best kite surfing spots in Scotland and for families, the stunning sandy beaches of Aberlady and Gullane are both within a 15-minute drive. Gullane is also home to the renowned Bonnie Badger pub, created by chef Tom Kitchin.
There is an excellent array of activities for families nearby, including Archerfield Walled Garden and Fairy Trail, the Museum of Flight, Dalkeith Country Park, East Links Family Park and Foxlake water park, slightly further afield.
Scotland’s famous golf coast is on the doorstep, with the internationally renowned courses of Gullane, Muirfield and North Berwick all within a 10-mile radius. Longniddry also has a well-regarded 18-hole links course.
Westwood Cottage is exceptionally well-positioned to explore Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Festivals, taking a 20-minute train ride from Longniddry station, just a mile from the house.
The accommodation is all on the ground floor and may be suitable for less mobile guests.
Small utility area with washing machine and microwave.
Large kitchen / dining room with double electric oven, AEG five-ring ceramic hob, grilled steak machine, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, large fridge / freezer, DAB radio and Belfast sink. A good selection of plastic picnicware is provided. Dining table for six guests with natural cowhide chair coverings, Digital Smart TV, door to terrace.
Sunroom with door to terrace.
Sitting / dining room with open fire (with an initial supply of logs provided), three-seater sofa, two armchairs and natural cowhide rug. Dining space for six guests.
Bedroom one with 5’ king size bed, side tables, wardrobe with hanging space and drawers below, chest of drawers.
Shower room with walk-in shower with rainforest showerhead and separate mixer, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with 5’ king size bed, wardrobe with drawers below and chest of drawers.
Family bathroom with bath, large walk-in shower, underfloor heating, basin and WC.
Bedroom three with 3’ single bed, chest of drawers, ottoman and hook on back of door for hanging.
Bedroom four with 3’ single bed, chest of drawers, chair and hook on back of door for hanging.
Westwood Cottage sits within a large, private garden. To the rear of the cottage is a large paved and gravelled terrace with an outside dining table and benches seating six. Beyond this is a large lawned area. The garden is enclosed by post and rail fencing. Guests with dogs should be aware that this is not dog proof.
A charcoal barbecue is provided (guests need to supply their own charcoal) and a washing line. There is also an outdoor shed available for guest use.
There are designated private parking spaces for at least six cars adjacent to the property, with a path leading to the rear entrance.
BABIES & CHILDREN
A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at a charge of £25 per dog. Dogs must be kept out of the bedrooms and are not allowed on the furniture.
Towels are provided along with a hairdryer in each bedroom and luxurious guest toiletries.
WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
The house has fibre broadband. Mobile reception is good on most networks.
There is gas central heating throughout the property, a heated towel rail or underfloor heating in each bathroom and an open fire in the sitting room (with an initial supply of logs provided).
Westwood sits on a farm track with minimal passing traffic. Whilst the cottage sits within the farm complex, it is standalone and the accommodation provides privacy for guests, in particular to the rear.
Please note that guests do not have access to the farmyard.