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Barns Ness Lighthouse Cottage Dunbar

Barnsness Lighthouse, Stunning 5 bedroom holiday cottage, Dunbar - Unique holiday accomodation on Scotland's Golf Coast (© Coast Properties)
Unique holiday accomodation on Scotland's Golf Coast

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Truly unique holiday experience in an amazing location in East Lothian accommodating up to 12 with incredible sea views.

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Includes …

  • Wifi internet
  • Private garden
  • Free on-street parking
  • Pet friendly


The Barnsness Lighthouse holiday cottages Dunbar are truly the place to be for a unique holiday experience in East Lothian . If you are looking for a property for a family gathering, small wedding, or for a self catering holiday in an amazing location look on further. Sleeping up to 12 guests in the cottage with just the most stunning sea views over the garden wall..

The cottage is on the ground floor level and has five bedrooms accommodating up to 12 guests. . Should you be looking to use the cottage for a function please contact us for additional sleeping requirements

Snug sitting room
There is a snug sitting room with a flat screen tv and sofas to seat 6 or 7

Open plan kitchen /dining room
The open plan kitchen has a fabulous large range electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge/ freezer. The kitchen is fully equipped and enjoys wonderful sea view and there is a wonderful glass sun room with two sofas ,french doors leading to the garden The washing machine is located in one of the outbuildings .

The dining room accommodates 12 guests and leads to the east conservatories. Should you require more seating for an event please arrange at the time of booking

East glass room
The glass room overlooks the private lawn and the garden wall to the beach and the sea beyond . You can open the double doors and step straight out into the garden . There is outdoor seating and a bbq stored in the outbuilding seating for guests to enjoy

Bedrooms 5 sleeping 12
The bedrooms are furnished with a beach theme throughout and all have just the most amazing sea views

Three twin bedrooms each with single beds, the beds can be pushed together or moved apart depending on your requirements. ( you will see this from the photographs)

One master bedroom with double bed and wall mounted TV and stunning sea views. There is an en suite shower room and separate toilet You can access the garden and the west glass sun room off the master bedroom. The glass sun room has a small double sofa bed. This can be booked on request.

There is a bunk bedroom which is prefect for the sleeping 4 children or of course 4 adults - they are two sets of full size bunks,

Family bathroom
There is a large bathroom with a bath and an overhead shower, wash and basin and toilet

Pet friendly .
There is a small pet charge of £30.00 per dog . We are happy to accept 3 dogs ( of course they must be well behaved ) We know this is just the perfect location for walking dogs

The outbuilding
The outbuilding is perfect for storing bikes, kayaks, and has the washing machine and tumble drier . There is a w/ c and wash and basin too

For Weddings and special events.
You can hire the cottage, which sleeps up to 14 guests and the hire includes use of the private grounds, private parking, free camping for tents, camervans . Outside loo,

2019 -2020
2 day hire Mon, Tues, Wed:or Thursday £1000
3 day weekend: £2700.00
1 week £3000.00

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To make a booking you can book directly through our website its safe and secure. All you need to do is select your dates and the number of guests. The price will be calculated for you . You will then be required to pay a minimum of £150.00 as part payment , this is non refundable in the event of a cancellation. Then , thirty days prior to your arrival date the balance will be payable plus a refundable damage deposit of £150.00. Your refundable damage deposit will be held until you depart and then automatically refunded back onto your card within the week after you depart

Sleeping arrangements

All bedrooms have seaviews
Master bedroom with a double bed and a small sofa bed in the conservatory,
One bunk bed room with two sets of bunk beds ( sleeping 4 )
Three twin bedrooms each with two single beds, the beds can be pushed together should you wish

Interior layout

The cottage is on the ground floor level and would suit guests with limited mobility.


The Lighthouse Cottage is located right on the edge of the coast with the beach over the garden wall . Literally at the end of the road !! The Stevenson Lighthouse Tower stands proud in the garden of the cottage . The garden has a maintained lawn and wraps around the cottage. Perfect for additional camping or even a marque hire should you be interested in a wedding venue . The sea views...are uninterrupted, and just over the garden wall. Come and see for yourself !!

The access to the lighthouse cottage is down a single track road and through a private gated entry .
There is plenty of private parking should you require.

Dunbar, Lothian


By bicycle / car
Ensure you have an up to date road map as the access has changed; there is no longer a road connecting Skateraw with Barns Ness. Barns Ness lighthouse can be reached by a single-track road that is located off the A1087, 2 miles south of Dunbar.

By bus
No buses serve these sites directly, though Perryman's buses can drop you off nearby. You will have to cross the A1, however, which requires care.


Private parking for up to 12 cars

  • Free parking (outdoor)

Check-in from 17:00

You will be asked to check-out before 09:00


Also nearby

Weekly membership to the health club and spa at the Marine Hotel in North Berwick is also available. Please inquire for further details and prices.

Local area

This area is rich in limestone, which explains the presence of the neighbouring cement works. Lime has been mined here for centuries, and as you walk these areas, you'll pass by limestone kilns dating from the C18. The rock also provides an explanation for some of the botanical interest in this area, as it this basic rock favours plants which prefer an alkaline content. The plants, must also be able to withstand a little salt as these grasslands can be subjected to periodic onshore gales. Altogether this creates a specific environment and as a result you'll find several species here that are absent elsewhere. Autumn gentian, white horehound and yellow-horned poppy are amongst these specialists.

A walk along the shore also is a great way to explore the geology of the area, as the coastal exposures are neatly lain out to show the changes over time.

The promontory of Barns Ness and its lighthouse have traditionally attracted migrant birds, which are looking to rest after a hazardous crossing of the North Sea, or simply as they migrate up and down the coastline. Rarities turn up each autumn and this can be the source of excitement for bird watchers.
South of Barns Ness an area of the grassland has been fenced to enable a conservation grazing scheme to take place. From November to mid-March sheep are brought in to nibble away at the coarser grasses, thereby opening up the ground for the more delicate wild flowers to come back through.


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