East Lothian Estate

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 10

Overview

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Wow Factor
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed Parking Space Romantic Decorated for Christmas

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East Lothian Estate boasts a grand country house, charming lodge and breath-taking grounds and gardens, all located near the town of North Berwick in East Lothian, Scotland. The house was originally built in the 17th century and has been a family home ever since. The entire property has been extensively renovated and restored to its former glory, creating a stunning, one-of-a-kind location for holidays, events and celebrations!

This impressive estate is set within one thousand acres of beautiful countryside, with pristine gardens, enchanting woodlands, and farmland stretching out in every direction. Surrounded by rolling hills, with stunning views in every direction, it really feels like an escape from the world. Whether it is family barbecues, drink receptions, or simply an afternoon stroll around the hedgerows and rose gardens, these immaculately maintained grounds will take your breath away! The house itself sits magnificently in the landscape as a wonderful example of Georgian architecture, with elegant proportions and classical details that make the whole house feel enchanting.

Inside, the house is equally impressive. The grand entrance hall sets the tone for the rest of the house, with its marble flooring and sweeping staircase. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated, with period features such as ornate plasterwork and carved woodwork that add allure to every corner of this magnificent home. The house also boasts a range of modern amenities that have been carefully weaved into the charm and character of old, including a fully equipped kitchen, a games room, and a cinema room.

East Lothian Estate is a popular venue for weddings, corporate events, and other special occasions. The house has a variety of event spaces, including a ballroom, a drawing room, and a dining room, all of which can be configured to suit the needs of the event and each of which is as impressive as the last. The house also has ten luxurious bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom, so even in a large group you can all enjoy your own privacy and quiet moments alone.

Just a short distance from the main house, you will find the charming Lothian Lodge, a three-bedroom property which can accommodate a further six guests. With elegant French garden doors, a charming kitchen and social living area, this self-contained lodge offers the perfect bit of privacy for some of your guests, yet still with a stones throw of the main house.  

This magnificent country estate offers a unique blend of historic elegance and modern comfort. Its beautiful surroundings and luxurious amenities make it a truly special place to stay or to host a celebration that you and your guests will never forget!

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What you should know…

  • For your comfort, a private chef and butler service can also be arranged on request
  • You can curate your stay with lots of popular local activities such as golf, whisky tastings, clay pigeon shooting and coastal walks
  • There is a separate lodge on the property that can sleep a further six guests, the two can be booked together as the Lothian Estate or Lothian House can be booked separately

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Microwave AGA Coffee Machine Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer Smart TV TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Fire Pit Heating Conference Facilities Caretaker/Owner on Site Parking Space Decorated for Christmas

Features

Elegant, 10-bedroom Georgian country house and 3-bedroom lodge, perfect for holidays, events, celebrations and weddings in Scotland, accommodating up to 26-guests.

Main House
Ground floor

-    Entrance hall
-    Drawing room
-    Dining room
-    Snug
-    Billiard room
-    Music room
-    Sitting room
-    Kitchen
-    Pantry
-    Breakfast room
-    Study
-    Conservatory
-    Cloakroom
-    WC

Upper Floors
-    Master bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom
-    Nine guest bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom
-    Sitting room

Lower Ground Floor
-    Wine cellar
-    Laundry room
-    Drying room
-    Boot room

The Lodge
-    Fully equipped kitchen
-    Dining area
-    Living room
-    3-bedrooms

Exterior
-    Extensive gardens
-    Driving range
-    Walled garden
-    Lake
-    Woodlands
-    Stable Block
-    Coach House
-    Gardeners Cottage
-    Barbecue
-    Outdoor dining

Additional Facilities
-    Wi-Fi
-    Parking
-    Private chef and butler on request
-    Cot and high chairs on request

Location

About the surrounding area of East Lothian Estate
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Historical Sites
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East Lothian Estate is a grand country house and lodge located near the town of North Berwick in East Lothian, Scotland. Set within one thousand acres of beautiful countryside, with pristine gardens, enchanting woodlands, and farmland, the entire property feels like it is surrounded by rolling hills, with stunning views in every direction. This fabulous location offers so much to see and do, with North Berwick just a fifteen-minute drive away, Edinburgh reachable within thirty-five minutes and Edinburgh Airport just a forty-minute drive from the property.

North Berwick is a charming coastal town, situated on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, overlooking the Bass Rock and the Isle of May, it is no surprise that one of the main attractions is its beautiful beaches! West Beach, the East Beach, and the Milsey Bay all offer a range of activities, such as swimming, surfing, and sunbathing, and are popular with families and water sports enthusiasts.

In addition to its beaches, North Berwick is also known for its historic landmarks and attractions. The town is home to the 14th-century North Berwick Castle, which sits atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the sea, as well as the Scottish Seabird Centre, which provides visitors with the opportunity to view and learn about the local wildlife. With plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes, a day or two out in North Berwick would never go amiss, offering something for everyone to enjoy!

Edinburgh is the proud Scottish capital, known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant cultural scene. Edinburgh Castle sits like a fortress, perched atop an extinct volcano, with striking views over the Royal Mile, a historic street that connects the castle to the Palace of Holyrood house. With the National Museum of Scotland, the Scottish Parliament Building, and the Royal Botanic Garden all within the city, the thriving centre is the perfect day trip, particularly if you happen to visit during one of the numerous festivals and events throughout the year, including the world-famous Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe.

East Lothian is a beautiful and diverse region, with plenty to offer visitors in terms of natural beauty, history, and culture. Easily accessible from all over the world, whether you're looking for a relaxing seaside holiday or an active outdoor adventure, there's something for everyone in this picturesque corner of Scotland.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Edinburgh Airport

(49 km )

Nearest City Edinburgh

(35 km )

Nearest Town North Berwick

(10.5 km )

Nearest Village East Linton

(3 km )

Nearest Restaurant Fred's Cottage Kitchen

(2.1 km )

Nearest Bar/Pub The Crown & Kitchen

(6 km )

Nearest Supermarket Co-op Food - East Linton

(6 km )

Nearest Golf Glen Golf Club

(10.7 km)

Nearest Beach Dunbar Beach

(13 km )

Nearest Train Station Drem

(5km)

Region

Welcome to East Lothian, the land of castles, golf courses, seaside havens and a whole lot of character! Tucked away on Scotland's east coast, this enchanting region sits just outside the vibrant city of Edinburgh. Oliver's Travels has sprinkled a bit of luxury magic all over the place, from snug cottages to elegant manor houses and even the odd castle!

Now, let's talk landmarks. Tantallon Castle is the rockstar of historical hotspots. Perched dramatically on cliffs, it is like the celebrity of medieval fortresses, dating back to the 14th century. Nearby, North Berwick is where golfers go to swing their clubs and enjoy views that are basically a nature-induced spa for the eyes. If you are more of a tranquility seeker, the John Muir Country Park is your sanctuary of natural zen. Named after a Scottish-American nature superhero, this park is like a green hug along the coastline. Belhaven Bay is the beachy haven for birdwatchers, sun-worshippers and water sports fanatics, a sandy paradise waiting for your adventurous footprints. Haddington is like a historic market town dressed in cobblestone couture. St. Mary's Church and Lennoxlove House are 13th-century gems that add cultural glitter. Tranent, the vibrant town in the mix, is party central, hosting wonderful events. Dunbar, the coastal village, is where history meets Mother Nature. Dunbar Castle, perched dramatically on a rocky promontory, is like the wise old storyteller with panoramic views as its tales. It is also the birthplace of John Muir, the nature guy. Dunbar celebrates his legacy with a museum, the John Muir's Birthplace, where you can practically feel the green vibes.

East Lothian's calendar is busy. The Haddington Farmers' Market is the foodie's paradise, showcasing fresh veggies. If you are into culture, the Fringe by the Sea festival in North Berwick is where music, comedy and literature throw a coastal bash.

East Lothian offers culinary wonders. Seafood, including the famous Scottish salmon, is the star on many menus. And let's not forget haggis, the local hero. Traditional Scottish dishes are served with a side of warm hospitality that will make you feel like you never want to leave.
East Lothian is that cool friend who knows all the best spots. It is where history, nature and culture mingle, creating an unforgettable experience.

Scotland
Ah, bonnie Scotland! A wild and beautiful part of the world, where you can explore the rugged highlands or enjoy the colour and vibrancy of cultural capitals like Edinburgh and Glasgow.

But how do you know you’re getting the very best out of your trip? That’s where we come in. If you’ve had a browse through our range of luxury cottages and castles in Scotland, you’ll know there’s some great places to stay, but to find all the great things to do, see and eat you’ll need our handy Scotland travel guide  – so read on and enjoy! 

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

This impressive country estate, with its vast gardens and ground is sure to impress the kids just as much as it does the adults! Perfect for large family get togethers, events and weddings, this majestic holiday home has something for all ages, with a games room, and a cinema room that kids will love and over one-thousand acres for little ones to play and explore outside! There is a separate, self-contained, three-bedroom lodge on the estate that could be perfect for families with kids, giving your family a little extra privacy from the rest of the group.

There are endless fun and educational activities for families with kids to enjoy in and around East Lothian, with the great outdoors on your doorstep, and endless opportunities for exploring history and culture!

The nearby North Berwick Beach is a great place to start! This beautiful sandy beach with stunning views of the Bass Rock, offers the perfect day out with the family, building sandcastles, and exploring the rock pools. There are plenty more beaches within a short drive of Lothian House, so you can head out to find a new shore each day of your stay.

The Scottish Seabird Centre also offers a great place for families to learn about the seabirds that live on the nearby islands. The centre has interactive exhibits and live cameras that allow you to see the birds up close. If the kids love learning about the birds, then Edinburgh Zoo might be the best next stop! Home to over one-thousand animals, including pandas, penguins, and koalas, Edinburgh Zoo is a great place to spend a day with the family.

On a day trip to Edinburgh with kids, the opportunities are endless, so you may want to plan the day in advance! Edinburgh Castle is a must-visit attraction for families, with breath-taking views of the city, as well as a fascinating history to discover. The National Museum of Scotland is also well worth a visit. The museum tells the story of Scotland's history, culture, and natural wonders, with lots of interactive exhibits and is perfect for children of all ages. For a little more fun, kids love to visit Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, a fun and interactive attraction that will have the whole family amazed and laughing. The Camera Obscura offers amazing views of Edinburgh, while the World of Illusions has lots of interactive exhibits that will keep your family entertained for hours.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Mattress protector
  • Food blender
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Kid-friendly museum
  • Kid-friendly excursions
  • Forest park/High-rope course
  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Children's books
  • Playground
  • Badminton
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Soccer
  • Darts
  • Footballs
  • Croquet
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • English speaking babysitter available
  • Professional nanny babysitter available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Butler Available
  • Property host
  • English speaking babysitter available
  • Professional nanny babysitter available
  • Buffet and continental breakfast options with local specialities, fresh pastries and pancakes are available daily at the holiday home. A snack bar can be found on-site.

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Event information

Indoor Capacity - 100

Outdoor Capacity – 200+

Wedding Ceremony and Reception
There are separate spaces for the ceremony and reception.

Additional Fees for Events
Pricing is created on request, please enquire for details.

Restrictions on Decorations and Themes
There are some restrictions on decorations or themes for weddings, please enquire for details.

Catering
In-house catering is mandatory.

Wedding Packages
Depending on the package, furniture, planning, marquees and extra cleaning can be provided.

Venue Accessibility 
There is limited accessibility via public transportation. There is complimentary parking on-site. There is limited wheelchair accessibility, please inquire for details. 

Venue Back-Up
There is indoor space available for backup.

Wedding Suppliers
The venue has a range of suppliers for clients to use, but clients are also able to bring their own suppliers.

Flexibility on Duration
There is a 3 day minimum hire for weddings.

Children
Children are welcome, and the venue offers childcare services.

Security Measures
There are limited security measures in place, guests are responsible for their belongings.

Noise Restrictions 
Noise should be minimized after a certain hour to respect neighbours. 

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1000 (collected by owners)
Arrival time Check-in 3.00 p.m.
Departure time Check-out 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra £500 (incl. 20% VAT), collected by the owners. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Yes, this is at no additional fee.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted indoors, but allowed outdoors.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings/Stag & Hen Parties/Celebrations are allowed. However, there will be an additional cost. Weddings (starting from) £7,499 per night.
Security deposit

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 £8,061 £10,748 £13,435 £16,123 £18,805
Apr 29th 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 £9,407 £12,767 £16,128 £19,488 £23,516
Oct 30th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £8,061 £10,748 £13,435 £16,123 £18,805
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 £9,407 £12,767 £16,128 £19,488 £23,516
Dec 30th 2024 - Apr 28th 2025 £8,061 £10,748 £13,435 £16,123 £18,805
Apr 28th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £9,407 £12,767 £16,128 £19,488 £23,516

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 €8,723 €11,630 €14,538 €17,446 €20,349
Apr 29th 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 €10,179 €13,815 €17,451 €21,088 €25,447
Oct 30th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €8,723 €11,630 €14,538 €17,446 €20,349
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 €10,179 €13,815 €17,451 €21,088 €25,447
Dec 30th 2024 - Apr 28th 2025 €8,723 €11,630 €14,538 €17,446 €20,349
Apr 28th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €10,179 €13,815 €17,451 €21,088 €25,447

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 $9,342 $12,456 $15,570 $18,685 $21,794
Apr 29th 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 $10,902 $14,796 $18,690 $22,585 $27,253
Oct 30th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $9,342 $12,456 $15,570 $18,685 $21,794
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 $10,902 $14,796 $18,690 $22,585 $27,253
Dec 30th 2024 - Apr 28th 2025 $9,342 $12,456 $15,570 $18,685 $21,794
Apr 28th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $10,902 $14,796 $18,690 $22,585 $27,253

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • It's truly perfect!

    on 31/08/2023

    We held our wedding ceremony and reception at East Lothian Estate, and also spent the entire weekend there with our closest family members. The place is breathtakingly beautiful! We felt like we were in a different world! Many of our guests complemented the beautiful grounds and the house itself.

    We always knew we wanted somewhere secluded, peaceful and private for our wedding day - and we couldn't have found a more perfect place.

    The staff were amazing. Excellent communication from the minute we enquired about visiting the place as a potential wedding venue. Someone was always on site should we need any help over the weekend but they were also never in our way, again just what we wanted for the pre & post wedding celebrations. On the wedding day itself they even help my wedding planner set up the ceremony area!

    I cannot recommend the place enough! It's truly perfect!

  • Absolutely wonderful stay

    on 31/08/2023

    Absolutely wonderful stay. Gorgeous house with beautiful bedrooms and attention to detail. Relaxing and restful space, set in the most picturesque surroundings. 30 mins from Edinburgh and close to North Berwick with so much to enjoy in the grounds. Wonderful staff. Would highly recommend.

  • Memorable five star stay

    on 31/08/2023

    A stunning house in an ideal location just a short idyllic drive out of the bustle of Edinburgh. Only 10 minutes from Derm station and not far from local beaches, café and eateries if you fancy popping out. If you don’t, you’ve got everything you need on site including golf, croquet, pool table, ping pong table, places to run and walk, fire pit and outside seating area, BBQ, several rooms to dine in and a grand piano to boot. Enjoyed a fantastic nights sleep in a very comfy four poster bed as well as a luxurious soak in a roll top bathtub. What’s more the staff are incredibly kind. Memorable five star stay. Thank you so much for having us.

  • Step inside history itself

    on 31/08/2023

    The property is a hidden delight nestled in the heart of beautiful East Lothian, yet highly accessible to historic Edinburgh and its associated national and international travel hubs with Edinburgh Airport under 45 mins away by road. To stay at East Lothian Estate is to step inside history itself, yet lose nothing in the way of modern convenience or luxury, with beautifully fitted accommodation, reception and lounge spaces. Outdoors, the grounds offer an immaculately maintained curated expanse to rest and unwind in - complete with croquet, golf and winding trails. We had a wonderful restful week at the house as a group of friends, exploring and enjoying the surrounds, warmly hosted by Graham and his team. A superb option whether for corporate, family and wedding. Thank you for having us!

  • Highly recommend

    on 24/08/2023

    Amazing few days with friends at East Lothian Estate. Loved exploring the historic house and the beautiful gardens. Only 30 mins from Edinburgh! Highly recommend.

  • Memorable experience

    on 31/05/2023

    Went on a CEO retreat here with a group of about 20. The grounds fit us all and gave us a very memorable experience. The staff was amazing and cooked us some amazing meals. The grounds were great for a walk, some golf and just a great time to be outside. If you have a big group I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Absolutely fantastic experience

    on 30/05/2023

    Well what can I say other than absolutely fantastic experience at East Lothian Estate. We had the house for long weekend whilst daughter was getting married. The owner and staff at East Lothian Estate were first class and couldn’t speak highly enough of them and how welcome they made everybody feel. The house and grounds themselves are so special and you really feel so relaxed and comfortable there. Thank you for such a wonderful stay and many memories made.

  • Would definitely book the house again!

    on 24/05/2023

    Attended an industry retreat at the property and the home, staff and grounds were incredible. If you have a large group and are looking for a fun and unique place to get together, look no further. Management of the home was wonderful to work with and the communication was excellent. Would definitely book the house again!

  • An incredible stay

    on 21/05/2023

    Had an incredible stay as part of a group involved in hospitality. An amazing estate, a beautiful and historic house but also in excellent condition. Great service, great accommodation and a wonderful space both internal and external.

  • The best experience

    on 17/05/2023

    The best experience. We felt completely immersed in Scotland and it’s heritage whilst staying at East Lothian Estate. A fabulous destination for a wedding, function, work or family gathering.

  • Fantastic experience

    on 27/02/2023

    Fantastic experience with friends at this beautiful house. We were hosted very well by the owner and his team. It's a great location - very near Edinburgh but far enough out to feel like you're away from all the noise. Highly recommend it.

  • Couldn’t have gone any better!

    on 29/11/2022

    Booked East Lothian Estate for our wedding in late September and it couldn’t have gone any better! The owner and his team were exceptional, providing genuine hospitality and making sure we had everything we needed for our stay.
    It was the perfect venue for our wedding and the venue was made all the more special by the staff.

  • An absolutely stunning house

    on 23/11/2022

    An absolutely stunning house set within immaculate gardens. Perfect for a long weekend with family or even as a wedding venue. The service provided throughout the whole stay was fantastic and the staff went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. Will definitely be back for another visit at some point!

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