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East Bay Beach House

North Berwick, East Lothian

With dream sea views as far as the eye can see, you could be forgiven for spending your days doing nothing more than watching the comings and goings of life in this bustling seaside town.

East Bay Beach House

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Overview

With dream sea views as far as the eye can see, you could be forgiven for spending your days doing nothing more than watching the comings and goings of life in this bustling seaside town.

Once again voted one of the top Scottish locations in the Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2019

From relaxed lobster lunches with a crisp Prosecco to the incredible wildlife experiences and boat trips from the harbour, its location in one of the most popular coastal towns on the East Lothian coast will make it an incredibly appealing holiday choice.

Here, golden beaches straddle the harbour left and right, perfect for easy coastal living and gentle early morning wanders watching the day break over the horizon.

The overall look is calm and contemporary with a lovely open plan vibe with rooms designed to take advantage of the fantastic sea views, yet with plenty of entertainment to keep families entertained when cosying up sounds like a good plan.

A sleek open plan kitchen and dining area is generously equipped with high quality finishes and Silestone quartz work surfaces, including a large central island for that first fresh coffee and plenty of space to get everyone round the table for relaxed lunches or evening soirées.

Large doors flood the space with natural light, opening into an enclosed rear south-facing garden. This bounds onto a large green space which offers some family friendly fun – why not perfect your golf skills on the putting green in summer, enjoy a happy game of frisbee or get competitive on the local tennis courts.

The property boasts a sophisticated sitting room with a large bay window which frames those incredible views, while the younger members of the party will have plenty to keep them entertained in the nearby play room. The addition of superfast fibre broadband is an added bonus here.

The four bedrooms continue the fresh coastal theme with light, bright interiors and three luxurious bathrooms.

Head to the front of the property and the beach is a mere hop, step and jump away – a perfect coastal escape yet only a 45 minute drive to Edinburgh when those city sights beckon.

Property details

Ground Floor

Front access into a large hall with plenty of hanging and storage space for bikes and outdoor kit.

Large open plan kitchen and dining area with underfloor heating comprising:

Kitchen with induction hob, oven, combi microwave, dishwasher, large island unit with high quality silestone quartz work surfaces. An adjoining utility room has a separate microwave, washer/dryer, clothes airer and a sink.

Dining area with seating for eight. Wall-mounted Smart TV. A large sliding door opens out to the patio and an enclosed garden.

This extends into a large sitting room which looks onto the beach. Ample seating is provided with comfortable sofas and armchairs. Remote controlled operated gas fire. Smart TV.

Bedroom one with 4'6" double bed, side tables, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe. Front facing.

Bathroom one with large bath and separate shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom two with 5'2" king size bed, side tables, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe. Rear facing.

Bathroom two with walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Large inner hall leading to the front door of the property.

TV room/play room - ideal for children with two large sofas, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 2, plenty of games and books, door mounted basketball hoop for soft play. Gas fire.

Bedroom three with full size 3' bunk beds, chest of drawers. Front facing.

Bedroom four with 3' twin beds, side tables. Rear facing.

Outside

There is a fully enclosed rear garden.  This looks onto a large lawned park which has a putting green in summer and local tennis courts.

Directly to the front of the property is the beach. Beach chairs are available for guest use.

Parking

There is designated private parking for three vehicles in the driveway to the front of the property.

Babies & children

A travel cot and high chair are provided. 

There's plenty to keep children entertained here with games consoles, toys, games, beach bats and balls which guests are welcome to make use of. There are tennis courts and a putting green which bound onto the rear garden, and on wet weather days, there's a sports centre and swimming pool in the town.

Dogs

Sorry, dogs are not permitted.

Guest amenities

Hypoallergenic duvets and pillows are provided as well as linen, towels and hand soaps. A hairdryer is available in the two double bedrooms. 

Beach towels can be provided with a charge of £3 per towel.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Superfast Fibre broadband is available. Mobile reception is generally good.

Heating

Heating throughout which is thermostatically controlled. Gas fire in the sitting room and TV/play room. Underfloor heating in the kitchen and dining area.

Guest Privacy

The owner has the property above East Bay Beach House which is used as a second home for weekend and occasional longer stays. 

Access

The property sits in the town of North Berwick with direct access to the beach and within easy walking distance to the town centre and plenty of cafes and restaurants.

Location

The shopping here in North Berwick is small and friendly with plenty of quality independent traders and fresh, local producers. There are two small supermarkets with a good selection of provisions, along with a butchers shop, fishmonger and bakery. There's also a large Tesco approximately a mile away which will do home delivery.

There are plenty of places for eating out with everything from sweet cafes and ice cream parlours mixed with characterful restaurants and bars ranging from the small and intimate dining experience of Osteria; regional dishes and cocktails at The Herringbone; or the distinctly rustic outdoor experience of the Lobster Shack!

Alternatively for a comfy nook and a perfectly roasted espresso head to The Steampunk Coffee House based in an old characterful warehouse in the centre of the town. And did we mention cakes? You can enjoy a scrumptious selection here including a rather heavenly pistachio and white chocolate brownie!

For more elegant dining, head to La Potinière at Gullane (5 miles) for superb food or the Creel Restaurant at Dunbar (13 miles) for delicious seafood and award-winning cuisine. Also in Gullane, Tom Kitchin's restaurant 'The Bonnie Badger' is a fabulous 5 star AA restaurant using locally sourced produce washed down with artisan beers and wines from an impressive selection. 

Activities

The John Muir Country Park covers some of the most spectacular East Lothian coastline, featuring expansive sandy beaches which are a haven for wildlife and birdlife. A gentle stroll from the house will take you to the harbour and the Scottish Seabird Centre where you can watch the rich marine-life and birdlife of the area using powerful webcams and telescopes, including some curious seals and dolphins if you are particularly lucky!

Here you can also take boat trips to some fantastic locations. You can enjoy a seabird catamaran cruise, a three island seabird safari or for nature lovers and photographers, an unforgettable experience on the Bass Rock or Isle of May.

Other favourite spots include the vast glorious beach at Gullane; the dune-fringed sands at Belhaven; or the secluded sands at Seacliff - an enchanting gem with a tiny harbour and wonderful views north towards Tantallon Castle.

For cycling you can join Sustrans 76 which runs all the way down the coast to Berwick-upon -Tweed or you can enjoy some leisurely cycling circuits along traffic free paths and minor roads, taking time to explore the quaint coastal villages of the area.

Bikes can be hired from in Law Cycles North Berwick or Belhaven Bikes in Dunbar, while fatbiketours.co.uk in North Berwick run lessons and guided treks on specially designed ‘fatbikes’ which are a fantastic way to explore the remote sandy bays and ancient clifftop castles of the area on two wheels.

Take the John Muir Way for walking, a scenic route passing through North Berwick and following the line of the East Lothian coast, or take a hike to North Berwick Law where you will be rewarded with fantastic panoramic views over the town.

For watersports, superb kayaking can be found around the waterways off Dunbar, with thrilling wakeboarding and ringo rides at Foxlake. Surf buffs can enjoy some enjoy some wonderful sport right along the coast and there is a surf school in Dunbar offering lessons in paddleboarding, surfing and coasteering. There are also dive charters from the harbours in North Berwick and Dunbar taking in the stunning nature reserve sites around the Forth, Bass Rock and Isle of May.

For golf, the area is world-famous for its stunning links courses with the North Berwick club right on the doorstep, and Muirfield, Luffness, Gullane all within easy reach.

Next take a visit to the magnificent city of Edinburgh (26 miles) where you can explore the fascinating architecture of the old town and soak-up the culture and heritage of this beautiful vibrant city. Wander the cobbled closes and narrow stairwells of the Royal Mile and Grassmarket; take a candle-lit tour of the underground vaults of the old city for some fascinating tales of Edinburgh’s darker past; or perhaps partake in a wee dram or a tasting session at the Scotch Whisky Centre where you can learn to nose, swirl and taste like an expert.

Finally a visit to iconic Edinburgh Castle which sits majestically over the city and houses the Crown Jewels of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, 15th Century gun Mons Meg, and the National War Museum of Scotland. And if you’re lucky enough to be in the city in July and August, don’t miss the vibrant Fringe Festival, exceptional Jazz and Blues Festival or the Edinburgh Military Tattoo ending with a poignant lone piper lament high on the castle ramparts. Truly spectacular!

 

Wildlife

Wildlife

Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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Clay Shooting

Clay Shooting

There are a number of clay shooting grounds in the area, offering interesting stands and varied set-ups.

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Booking & General Advice

Booking & General Advice

Booking fishing and some general advice for our fishing guests.

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Local Shooting Information

Local Shooting Information

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Photography Workshops

Photography Workshops

Explore the stunning landscape and wildlife of the area with one of Scotland's leading nature photographers.

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Chocolate & Pastry School

Chocolate & Pastry School

Learn the secrets of tempering, rolling and dipping chocolate or create beautiful french style patisserie, scrumptious macaroons, or exquisite petit fours.

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Floristry Classes

Floristry Classes

Love Flowers? You can dip into the world of floristry and learn how to create beautiful arrangements...

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Whisky Tasting

Whisky Tasting

Enjoy in the company of good friends...... a whisky tasting experience will introduce you to the rich intricate flavours of Scotland's finest dram.

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Cookery Classes & Demonstrations

Cookery Classes & Demonstrations

A chance for passionate foodies, families or groups of friends to learn some new techniques, clever tips and delicious new recipes.

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English & Scottish Shooting Seasons

English & Scottish Shooting Seasons

Some general advice for our shooting guests

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Trout & Grayling

Trout & Grayling

The Tweed and its tributaries offer excellent brown trout and grayling fishing.

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Tackle & Instruction

Tackle & Instruction

Depending upon the conditions and time of year, different tactical approaches will be required for catching salmon.

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Salmon & Sea Trout

Salmon & Sea Trout

Find out when and where to fish

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Location In the coastal town of North Berwick
Dogs
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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"The magical sunsets are a dream end to a perfect coastal day."
Anne, owner East Bay Beach House