Stenton Cottage

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1


Cottage Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request


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If you are looking for a cute little countryside cottage with period features for four guests, then this little East Lothian gem might just be your answer. Stenton Cottage is beautifully decorated whilst maintaining its delightful nods from the past. It is located in the pretty village of Stenton, close to East Linton and south west of Dunbar. It is within easy reach of North Berwick, Edinburgh and Berwick-upon-Tweed. The village of Stenton boasts the grading of an Outstanding Conservation Area due to the village’s history and its well-preserved buildings and architecture. Stenton boasts a beautiful Gothic parish church which was built in 1829. You can visit the Rushlaw House which dates back to the 17th century and the Whittingehame House which was built in the 19th century. These two buildings were home to Arthur Balfour, the then Prime Minister and his family. Another interesting building is Mitchell’s House which was built in the 18th century and originally comprised of two buildings, one being the milk business which would deliver milk to all the residents of the village and the other was the schoolroom. Stenton is a beautiful place to get away from it all.

This gorgeous country getaway is located in the heart of the village with a beautifully finished living room, a warm and welcoming kitchen diner, two double bedrooms, an immaculate bathroom and some outside space. There is partking on the street in front of the cottage or on the village green.

The living room is a wonderful space with a log burning stove for cosy nights in, a sumptuous sofa and chair and a television. The natural colour palettes are delightful and calming, blending well with the odd colour pop. The kitchen diner is a gorgeous, sociable room with shaker style cabinetry, a wonderful dresser and an ancient feature oven in the fireplace. It enjoys a very warm cosy ambience and offers every appliance you would want for your self-catering getaway.

Upstairs, you will discover two fabulous little havens with beautifully dressed, comfy double beds, gorgeous lights, feature fireplaces and village views. The bathroom is wonderful with a bath and separate shower. You will be left some lovely toiletries as well as fluffy towels. You will not be disappointed by this cosy pad, it is cute, beautifully finished and warm and toasty. There are lots of country walks locally plus the delights of Edinburgh and mighty coastal towns within very easy reach. The cottage is family friendly with lots of board games, a high chair, travel cot and children’s toys and tableware available.

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What you should know…

  • There is a maximum of four guests at Stenton Cottage
  • Please note that the mobile signal can be a little intermittent in the village

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Hairdryer Satellite TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Ground Floor
- Living room with cosy log burner
- Fully-equipped kitchen with oven, stove, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and dining facilities

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with double bed
- Family bathroom

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- TV
- Hairdryer
- Washing machine
- Iron
- Travel cot & highchair available on request
- Parking available on-street


About the surrounding area of Stenton Cottage
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Stenton, which means ‘stone town’, is a very picturesque farming village, south west of Dunbar in East Lothian. The village goes back to the 1500’s and is made up of large pieces of farmland. There are some wonderful country walks right from the doorstep of Stenton Cottage.

Close by, is the small country town of East Linton, between Haddington and Dunbar. The town lies on the River Tyne, 22 miles east of Edinburgh. You can take a stroll down Mill Wynd to the The Linn, the waterfall that gives East Linton its names. Preston Mill is an unusually shaped, old water mill that is now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. The town is also home to Phantassie Doo’cot, a beehive shaped dovecot from the 16th century. Smeaton Lake boasts a fine collection of trees around the lake together will plenty of water fowl. The National Museum of Flight at East Fortune explores the history of aviation from the First World War to the present day. It is home to over fifty vintage aircraft plus there are interactive exhibitions, supersonic experiences, historic hangars, an assault course and acres of green grass and fresh air.

Stenton Cottage is within easy reach of North Berwick, a delightful seaside town on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, approximately 20 miles northeast of Edinburgh. The town became a fashionable holiday resort in the nineteenth century due to its two delightful sandy bays. It boasts an eclectic mix of shops, cafes and bars as well as world-renowned golf courses, stunning coastal views and the popular, five star Scottish Seabird Centre. North Berwick enjoys striking views out to the Firth of Forth and Bass Rock and the world’s largest northern gannet colony. Thanks to North Berwick in Bloom, the town has won multiple awards for its gardens, floral displays and wildflower gardens. There are playgrounds, putting greens, tennis courts and plenty of boat trips to keep you entertained, not to mention the golf. There is a regular calendar of events including the North Berwick Highland Games, Fringe by the Sea and Puffin Fest which celebrates the return of the puffins to the local islands. North Berwick enjoys two sandy bays. East Sands Beach enjoys a tide filled pond which is very popular.

The Glen is a delightful walk consisting of three small ruinous water mill buildings dating from the Middle Ages. There is a mill croft where water cascades into the Firth of Forth. Springtime is the prettiest with so many spring bulbs poking their heads through the soil.

The captivating city of Edinburgh offers so many treats plus a fabulous backdrop and skyline with Arthur’s Seat, the Pentland Hills and Edinburgh’s waterfront to mention a few. You can visit the iconic Edinburgh Castle at the top of the Royal Mile and the beautiful St Giles Cathedral, discover Edinburgh’s grisly history at The Edinburgh Dungeon, visit The National Gallery on the Mound, the Portrait Gallery on Queen Street and the Gallery of Modern Art or climb the steps of The Scott Monument, celebrating the Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott. The Palace of Holyroodhouse is The Queen’s official residence in Scotland with some areas open to the public. Shopping is fantastic as is the dining scene. The Royal Botanic Gardens are located in Stockbridge, a very attractive area 20 minutes walk from the city centre. The Royal Yacht Britannia was Her Majesty The Queen’s floating palace for over 40 years and is one of the city’s best attractions.

Read more about East Lothian

Local Amenities
Nearest City Edinburgh


Nearest Town Dunbar


Nearest Village East Linton


Nearest Restaurant The Waterside Bistro, Haddington


Nearest Supermarket Co-Op Food, East Linton


Nearest Golf Winterfield Golf Club, Dunbar


Nearest Beach Limetree Walk Beach, Dunbar



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.

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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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Stenton Cottage is delightful for a family break. It is very comfortable with a gorgeous log burning stove for cosy nights in. The cottage offers some baby equipment and family board games. The village is delightful with some lovely country walks.

North Berwick enjoys an impressive sports centre which is helpful on rainy days. There is a swimming pool, badminton, squash, a gym, classes and children’s trampolines. At Dunbar there is plenty of aquatic fun for all the family. The pool has a beach area with water characters for younger children to play on, a wave machine and a flume for those that are looking for some thrilling fun. There are plenty of play parks close by including Lauderdale Park, Neilson Park in Haddington and Lewisvale Park in Musselburgh.

Children love the Scottish Seabird Centre which overlooks the sandy beaches of North Berwick. The Discovery Centre is fantastic for viewing the local wildlife on the Firth of Forth islands. The interactive cameras beam incredible live close-ups of seabirds onto giant screens. They will see puffins, porpoises, gannets, guillemots and seals depending on the time of year you visit. The wildlife cinema, kid’s zone, aquaria and environment zones are excellent. The boat trips offered are pretty amazing too. They include a Three Islands Seabird Safari on a rigid inflatable, a Seabird Safari Cruise on a catamaran, an Isle of May Landing, Bass Rock Landing and the Forth Ferry.

There are some wonderful beaches within easy reach of the cottage including Cramond Beach, Portobello Beach, the two at North Berwick, Gullane which is also known as Bents, Longniddry, Gosford Sands and Tyninghame. All are very sandy and perfect for bucket and spade sessions.

East Links Family Park offers a farm safari where you will discover twenty acres of beautiful Scottish countryside. Children can meet and feed the animals, play with the soft play cannons, play water wars, enjoy family go-karting, crazy golf, the bay barn climbing wall, jump on trampolines and get lost in the maze.

Horse lovers aged five and over enjoy the well trained mounts at Whiteloch Farm Riding and Trekking Centre. It is ideal for beginners and improvers to enjoy some equine joy. Depending on ability, you may take a gentle trot along beautiful beaches, a scenic disused railway line, along peaceful old drove roads or hack around the farm tracks.

In Edinburgh, children enjoy Edinburgh Zoo which is home to over 1000 animals including the UK’s only giant pandas, Edinburgh Castle, Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions, an attraction that has been delighting guests since 1835 and The National Museum of Scotland. Children can discover the delights of the natural world, see treasures from around the world and explore world cultures at the museum. The Museum of Childhood is another popular stop where youngsters can learn about children of the past and see a fabulous range of old toys and games. There is a puppet theatre and a dressing up area. For some thrilling fun, you can head to Fountain Park, a fantastic activity centre with cinemas, laser tag, trampolines, bowling, crazy golf and a rock climbing wall.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages


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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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit
Arrival time 3pm
Departure time 11am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price
Changeover day Friday or Monday
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay, this may be increased across peak dates
Pets welcome? A maximum of 2 well-behaved dogs are allowed on request at the time of booking.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Other Ts and Cs No stag/hen do's or parties. The home is situated in a residential area and so please do be respectful of the neighbours.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 11th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 £523 £629 £736 £745
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 26th 2023 £813 £979 £1,145 £1,161
Dec 26th 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 £813 £979 £1,145 £1,161
Jan 5th 2024 - Feb 9th 2024 £523 £629 £736 £745
Feb 9th 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 £581 £700 £819 £833
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 19th 2024 £697 £835 £968 £968
Apr 19th 2024 - Apr 26th 2024 £581 £700 £819 £833
Apr 26th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 £697 £835 £968 £968
May 3rd 2024 - May 24th 2024 £581 £700 £819 £833
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 £697 £835 £968 £968
May 31st 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 £639 £770 £902 £920
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 £697 £835 £968 £968
Aug 30th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £581 £700 £819 £833
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 17th 2024 £581 £699 £818 £828
Dec 17th 2024 - Dec 24th 2024 £813 £979 £1,145 £1,161
Dec 24th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 £813 £979 £1,145 £1,161
Jan 3rd 2025 - Jun 13th 2025 £522 £628 £735 £745

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 11th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 €572 €689 €805 €816
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 26th 2023 €890 €1,071 €1,253 €1,271
Dec 26th 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 €890 €1,071 €1,253 €1,271
Jan 5th 2024 - Feb 9th 2024 €572 €689 €805 €816
Feb 9th 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 €636 €766 €896 €911
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 19th 2024 €763 €914 €1,059 €1,059
Apr 19th 2024 - Apr 26th 2024 €636 €766 €896 €911
Apr 26th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 €763 €914 €1,059 €1,059
May 3rd 2024 - May 24th 2024 €636 €766 €896 €911
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 €763 €914 €1,059 €1,059
May 31st 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 €699 €843 €987 €1,006
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 €763 €914 €1,059 €1,059
Aug 30th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €636 €766 €896 €911
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 17th 2024 €636 €765 €895 €906
Dec 17th 2024 - Dec 24th 2024 €890 €1,071 €1,253 €1,271
Dec 24th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 €890 €1,071 €1,253 €1,271
Jan 3rd 2025 - Jun 13th 2025 €571 €688 €804 €816

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 11th 2023 - Dec 19th 2023 $616 $742 $867 $879
Dec 19th 2023 - Dec 26th 2023 $958 $1,154 $1,350 $1,369
Dec 26th 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 $958 $1,154 $1,350 $1,369
Jan 5th 2024 - Feb 9th 2024 $616 $742 $867 $879
Feb 9th 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 $685 $825 $965 $981
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 19th 2024 $822 $985 $1,141 $1,141
Apr 19th 2024 - Apr 26th 2024 $685 $825 $965 $981
Apr 26th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 $822 $985 $1,141 $1,141
May 3rd 2024 - May 24th 2024 $685 $825 $965 $981
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 $822 $985 $1,141 $1,141
May 31st 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 $753 $908 $1,063 $1,084
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 $822 $985 $1,141 $1,141
Aug 30th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $685 $825 $965 $981
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 17th 2024 $685 $824 $964 $976
Dec 17th 2024 - Dec 24th 2024 $958 $1,154 $1,350 $1,369
Dec 24th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 $958 $1,154 $1,350 $1,369
Jan 3rd 2025 - Jun 13th 2025 $615 $741 $866 $879

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.


  • Amazing!

    on 28/08/2022

    A beautiful cottage in the most wonderful part of East Lothian.

  • A lovely cottage

    on 23/07/2022

    Great and very clean accomodation.

  • Thank you

    on 08/01/2022

    Really enjoyed our time at Stenton Cottage. Kids loved the play park and small football pitch just round the corner and the woodland walks just beyond we’re perfect for me and the dog. Cottage was warm and welcoming with everything we needed. We all enjoyed the log burner fire as we sat down to watch movies on a wet and windy Saturday evening. Great time and memories had by all. Thank you!

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