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Old Coastguard Station. Dunbar

  • Sleeps: 2 (Max)
  • Bedrooms: 1
Old Coastguard Staton - Outside view of unique self-catering home in Dunbar.
Outside view of unique self-catering home in Dunbar.

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Experience modern coastal living at its finest in this unique one-bedroom property. Sleeps 2.

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Includes …

  • Wifi internet
  • Private garden
  • Free parking (outdoor)
  • Pet friendly

Located on the edge of East Beach, this one-bedroom stunning seaside home was originally built as a coastguard station 140 years ago. Today, it has been transformed into a beautifully designed modern villa, boasting uninterrupted views of the open sea.

Fine attention to detail on every aspect of the interior has been considered, with high end finishings, underfloor heating and triple glazing, ensuring your stay is as comfortable as possible. The villa’s striking picture windows provide impressive panoramic views, making it an idyllic retreat for anyone seeking tranquillity and natural beauty.

As you enter this gorgeous abode, a spacious and elegant bedroom awaits you downstairs, complete with a luxurious king-size bed. The generously sized wardrobe provides ample storage space, ensuring your room remains clutter-free.

Also located on this floor is a high-gloss shower room offering modern luxury. You can enjoy a large shower unit and a refreshing rainfall shower head. Adjacent to the shower room is a utility area, equipped with a washing machine for your convenience.

Venturing upstairs, you’ll step into an inviting open-plan space where the kitchen, dining area, and living room merge seamlessly together. This bright and airy atmosphere is created by the abundance of natural light pouring in from three well-placed roof lights and the expansive floor-to-ceiling windows.

The stylish kitchen is fully equipped and ready for your self-catering holiday needs, featuring a fridge freezer, hob, oven and microwave. Aside from the fantastic views, guests can satisfy their entertainment needs with the large flat-screen TV with Freeview TV.

East Lothian, also known as Scotland's Golf Coast, is a golfer's paradise. The region is home to some of the world's greatest links, including the largest concentration of Championship courses anywhere in the world - such as Muirfield, The Renaissance Club, and North Berwick, all just a short drive away.

Dunbar has its own railway station, offering an hourly service that takes only 30 minutes to reach the centre of Edinburgh.

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To make a booking you can book directly through this site. All you need to do is select your dates and the number of guests. The price will be calculated for you. You are required to pay a 20% deposit payment with a minimum payment of £150.00 or higher which secures the property, this payment is non-refundable in the event of a cancellation. Then, 42 days prior to your arrival date the balance will be payable – after this date the booking will be fully non-refundable.

A £150 refundable damage/security deposit is due 7 days before arrival and refunded after departure.

Old Coastguard Station welcomes up to two dogs. Please note there is a small additional charge of £30 per pet for this.

Please note we do not provide hypoallergenic bedding in our properties.

Please also note complimentary mid stay cleans (including the provision of fresh linen and towels) will be provided as follows:
Bookings for 14-21 nights will receive one mid stay clean
Bookings for 21-28 nights will receive two mid stay cleans
Should you require any further mid stay cleans or linen and towels provided please note there will be an additional cost for this. Please contact our team to enquire further.

Sleeping arrangements

1 bedroom with king-size bed.

Please note we do not provide hypoallergenic bedding in our properties.


Detached modern villa.

Floor Plan


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Cooking hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • Dining area
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • TV
  • Smart TV
  • Freeview / Freesat TV
  • Internet access
  • Free Wifi
  • Main door / Private entrance
  • Private garden
  • Balcony
  • Garden dining furniture
  • Central heating
  • Pets allowed (fees may apply) 2
  • Bathroom(s) 1

Great for

  • Adventure
  • Beach holidays
  • Countryside
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Upper floor reachable by stairs only

This house is spread over two levels, with the upper level accessible by stairs only.


  • No parties
  • No smoking


Take a tour of Old Coastguard Station

Dunbar, Scotland


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Unlimited free on street parking.

  • Free parking (outdoor)

Arrival and Departure

  • Check-in from 16:00
  • You will be asked to check-out before 10:00


  • Swimming (Indoor) [¼ mile]
  • Swimming (Outdoor) [¼ mile]
  • Cycle paths [¼ mile]
  • Golf [½ mile]
  • Gym [¼ mile]
  • Leisure centre [¼ mile]
  • Shops [¼ mile]
  • Supermarket [¼ mile]
  • Express supermarket [¼ mile]
  • Bar / Pub [¼ mile]
  • Restaurants [¼ mile]
  • Café [¼ mile]
  • Playground [¼ mile]
  • Beach [¼ mile]
  • Ocean [¼ mile]

Local area

The property makes for the perfect base to explore all that East Lothian (officially the sunniest place in Scotland!) has to offer.

There’s a wonderful coastline with sandy bays, rocky coves and fishing harbours to be explored at North Berwick, Seacliff, Dunbar, Port Seton and Cockenzie. Or further inland you can discover the beautiful, unspoiled countryside and woodlands of Binning, Pressmennan, and Butterdean to name a few, and the picturesque villages of Stenton, Garvald, Tyninghame & Dirleton many of which boast the quaintest coffee shops around. Then to the south extends the rolling hills of the Lammermuirs.

Dunbar is also conveniently located near public transport, and Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh is just a short 30-minute (approx.) bus or train ride away.

Create a splash at Dunbar Leisure Pool, the ultimate centre for aquatic fun for all the family! The pool has a beached area, as well as a wave machine, water jets and flume. So much more than just a swimming pool, Dunbar is also home to a state-of-the-art Bodyworks Gym, health suite with steam room and sauna.


I wholeheartedly recommend this beautiful home. It’s incredibly well equipped with everything you could possibly need, and it’s all premium quality. We loved the balcony with its picturesque views of the beach and sea. The house is spotlessly clean, and the bed is super comfy. A wonderful weekend of peace and tranquillity.

Property manager response (29 May 2023)

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed such a relaxing seaside break and found all you needed for your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Guestbook reviews

Very nice and clean, nice views in the morning. (


Old Coastguard Station. Dunbar, EH42 1HD, United Kingdom

Absolutely stunning property, amazing to look out directly at the sea while being snug inside. Fabulous area, will be back! (Airbnb)


Old Coastguard Station. Dunbar, EH42 1HD, United Kingdom

The place was beautiful, great location right on the coast. (Airbnb)


Old Coastguard Station. Dunbar, EH42 1HD, United Kingdom

We had an excellent stay at this property, the location is charming and very peaceful and is a great base for exploring that whole area and wider afield. The property was exactly as described, was spotless and comfortable. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it and to stay there again. (Airbnb)


Old Coastguard Station. Dunbar, EH42 1HD, United Kingdom

The Old Coastguard Station was exactly as described. Fabulous location with the town, harbours and coastal walks (both east and west) easily accessible on foot. The car was not used for any of our leisure activities. We would certainly return for another visit. (Airbnb)


Old Coastguard Station. Dunbar, EH42 1HD, United Kingdom
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