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The Glebe House
Ranked #6 of 27 North Berwick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 July 2013

We wouldn't dream of going to East Lothian without staying with Gwen and Jake at the Glebe House. It's an easy walk down the hill to town for dinner and shopping, walking the beach or the golf course.
The rooms are very comfortable, the beds divine! Breakfast is cooked to order and delicious. The dining table is so grand!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

Gwen and Jake Scott were wonderful hosts. The house is situated on beautiful grounds just above the High Street in North Berwick. It was the Manse for a nearby church, reflecting days gone by when ministers were looked after extremely well. Gwen and Jake did the whole house over when they decided to become involved as a bed and breakfast. Breakfast was excellent and Gwen was particularly helpful in giving us an idea of what restaurants that are within walking distance where we might dine for our evening meal. It was also close to several golf courses such as North Berwick, Muirfield and Dunbar. Surrounding country side is very pretty and thhe village is well manicured with many attractive houses.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Wow! From the convenient location to the décor, everything is sensational. The rooms are generously apportioned with all the creature comforts and Gwen is ever so helpful. I feel spoiled to have had the opportunity to stay here. My only regret is that I didn’t stay longer. Thanks for the memories… Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

Centrally located in N. Berwick in walking distance to many restaurants and bistros.A beach-side town with many attractions (great golf), small town charm and easy access to Edinburgh via train. On top of this, our stay at Glebe House was perfect in every way: Excellent accommodations and location. Proprietor Gwen is knowledgeable, attentive and gracious. The accommodations are exactly as described: Large tastefully decorated rooms, well appointed furnishings and meticulously clean. A full Scottish breakfast is served in a lovely, large formal dining room with views of the firth.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank travprof
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

We rented two rooms for 3 nights in August 2012 and found it a splendid place to stay. Our hostess Gwen was very welcoming and helpful, from providing umbrellas to good restaurant recommendations. Her full Scottish breakfasts were terrific. We could walk to the Seabird Center, the golf course, great shops and bistros and the train station. The train to Edinburgh took just 30 minutes and delivered us to the center of the Festivals, much better than staying in the city. We hope to stay there whenever we visit Scotland.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
Thank Martha S
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

I would agree with most of the other reviewers that this is an exceptional B&B. It is a handsome old home with relatively giant rooms, about 25 miles east of Edinburgh. The location is prime -- a five-minute walk to the High Street, a five minute drive to North Berwick's spectacular golf course, and maybe ten minutes to the Scottish Air Museum. Right behind the house is the magnificent Berwick Law (hill) which towers over the Firth, and is available for ambitious hikers.

My traveling companion and I had two lovely rooms; his was en-suite and mine had a bath a few steps down the hall. All the amenities, plumbing and conveniences worked fine. Our hostess, Gwen, was charming and will, no doubt, make you feel as welcome as she made us.

I have three minor complaints:

a. The house, including the stairs, is filled with nick-knacks and it's hard to get a big suitcase up the stairs and not run the risk of bumping into something beautiful and fragile. For example, while my room was filled with an abundance of furniture there was no rack for my suitcase, and all the furniture was loaded with china and teddy bears. So I ended up with my case on the floor, which is mildly uncomfortable.

b. Gwen's not really into computers and the only room in the house with wifi access is the dining room. The system works unreliable and needed to be rebooted, which was a trifle confusing and inconvenient. In the 21st century, reliable wifi service is pretty much essential.

c. The price is a shade on the high side, compared to the competition in the market. But the facility is always booked up, so I guess the price is what the market will bear.

Other than that, this is an excellent choice for travelers.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank PilotMike2009
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

The Glebe house is a renovated old house from the 17th century overlooking the Firth of Forth in North Berwick. There are approx. 5 bedrooms to rent but the occupation rate is very good so a rservation in advance is mandatory. Glen, the landlady is doing a great job to maitain a very high level oc comfort and service all the time. The city itself and the two local golf courses are in walking distance.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank AAKRAN
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Additional Information about The Glebe House

Address: Law Road, North Berwick EH39 4PL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > East Lothian > North Berwick
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in North Berwick
Price Range: £40 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Glebe House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
The Glebe House North Berwick, Scotland

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