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Converted Georgian stables cottage close to beaches & golf in historic village

Highly comfortable and cosy south facing converted Georgian stables dating back to 1800s.
6 reviews
Highly comfortable and cosy south facing converted Georgian stables dating back to 1800s.
Snug south facing sunny sitting room with TV, Freeview, DVDs/player, dock, coal fire, lots of games.
Clean and fresh kitchen with all the basic essentials you need to enjoy a relaxing holiday.
Fresh crisp White Company Linen under thick and warm allergy free duvet.
Bright twin bedded room with White Company linen and allergy free duvets.
Switch off, relax and soak in a hot bath or take a quick shower....!
Totally enclosed south facing & private walled garden where young children shouldn't escape !
View from the cottage during harvest.
Fishing boats at Cove, where sometimes you can buy fresh lobster and crabs directly from the quay.
A beach south of Dunbar, beautiful and empty!
View looking down towards the village and Oldhamstocks Cottage.
Relaxing on Yellowcraig beach.
The village green and playpark.
Walking along the burn from just below the cottage
Teeing off at one of the local golf courses.
Local Cove Harbour, pretty and sheltered with great rock pools - ideal for little people
Family picnic at an Historic Scotland old Fort in East Lothian.
Christmas at Oldhamstocks Cottage.
Walking the Southern Upland Way which starts 2 miles from the cottage.
Sledging, fresh air, hot baths & open fire along with oil central heating - no night storage heaters
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
With Edinburgh just 40 minutes away and Holy Island, the castles of Bamburgh and Alnwick all within 45/55 mins drive, endless sandy beaches and golf courses on the doorstep, Oldhamstocks Cottage could not be better positioned for a fun, yet peaceful holiday.

Set in a pretty courtyard, this charming, detached, converted Georgian stone stable cottage dating back to the 1800s, is surrounded by the rolling Lammermuir Hills within the tiny ancient village of Oldhamstocks. The cottage has a cosy open coal fire in the living room and views of the hills around. The golf options are truly superb with 19 renowned golf courses within 30 minutes drive.

Oldhamstocks is just 10 minutes from the beach or Dunbar railway station, from where visitors can easily take the train to Edinburgh (22 minutes). Hill walking from the door, especially the fabulou...
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Listing #HL81013
About the Owner
Olivia R
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
Neil (my husband) and I, our 3 cheeky children and lovable labrador live next door to the cottage. We love meeting new people, particularly international visitors. We like all our guests to treat the cottage as if it were their own home. We will do everything we can to try and make sure you have a brilliant time at Oldhamstocks Cottage. Many of our visitors come back year after year so if you're new to the area we can try and advise you on what to do (before you come) or when you're here depending on the interests, ages, mobility of your party. Conversely we are very happy to leave you completely alone to relax and switch off.
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

This location is ideal for access by car from the south, just 2 miles off the A1, easy to find, an attractive little village surrounded by rolling countryside, also near to a sandy beach at Thorntonloch, and less than 15 minutes in the car to...More

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ojcreynolds, VR Owner at Converted Georgian stables cottage close to beaches & golf in historic village, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Hi Eammon, Thank you for writing such lovely comments... It was lovely to meet you and I'm so glad you all had such a lovely time up here - please feel free to contact us again if you want to come back - winter or...More

Reviewed 24 August 2013

Oldhamstocks cottage is in a great location being 40 minutes to Edinburgh and 10 Minutes to a great beach. The cottage is bigger than it looks in the pictures, there was plenty of room for our family consisting of my wife and I and two...More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2013


  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We accept one dog only by prior arrangement at a cost of £20 per week. We ask that you bring your own towels & bedding for your dog please - there is a dog basket which you are...
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
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25 May 2018 -
28 Jun 2018
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29 Jun 2018 -
30 Aug 2018
7 nights --
31 Aug 2018 -
27 Sep 2018
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  • Pet fee: £20 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: £150 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Short breaks constitute Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (a weekend break) or Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights (a weekday break).

How about booking a forward short break in the Autumn to re-charge those batteries - long walks on the beach followed by a hot steamy bath and fresh tea and crumpets infront of the open fire?! Good rates for long weekends.
Recent reviews on a competitor site to TripAdvisor - Gemma, Scunthorpe, April 2018 'Had a great time staying at Oldhamstocks Cottage. Great base for exploring East Lothian - lots to see and easy access to Edinburgh. The cottage was homely and had an equipped kitchen. We would stay again.'
Elizabeth Alnwick, Oct 2017, 'Pleasant cottage to holiday Olivia very helpful an friendly. First holiday with our dog, cottage was just what we needed. Would definitely stay again. Thank you.
Claire, Halifax, Oct 2017 'Had another lovely week at Oldhamstocks. The comfy cottage is in a peaceful location, perfect place to...
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About the neighbourhood
The name ‘Oldhamstocks’ (pronounced Oldhamstocks) is said to have come from an Anglo-Saxon source: ‘Ald ham stoc’ which means an old home or dwelling. The alternative theory is that it comes from the Gaelic ‘Altan’ and ‘Stotan’ meaning a small burn and tree trunks.

Oldhamstocks is said to be one of East Lothian’s ‘hidden villages’ and certainly that is the impression given as you reach the Cocket Hat at the top of the Smiddy Brae and wonder where the village is.

The village consists of a single row of houses and at its West end, grouped round the green, are the former school and schoolhouse, the parish church and its manse, the market cross and a stone well for drinking water. The village smithy remains at the East end and the corn mill, now a house, is down by the burn. The site of the...
Getting around
We are 12 minutes to Dunbar train station and 25 minutes to Berwick-upon-Tweed - you are strongly advised to have a car to get around in.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Edinburgh: 40.0 km
Railway: Dunbar: 10.0 km
Ferry: Rosyth: 50.0 km
Oldhamstocks is a small village in South East Scotland in a lovely country setting but at the same time actually very well connected to major rail, road and air facilities. Basically, it's very easy indeed to get here.

The A1 is only 2 miles from the cottage (for those of you who don't know, the A1 is a major road heading either south to Newcastle or north to Edinburgh and beyond).

Distances and travelling times to major towns are as follows:

Edinburgh 30 miles / 35 minutes (road) / 22 minutes (train)
Glasgow 60 miles / 90 minutes (road)
Newcastle 60 miles / 90 minutes (road)
London 300 miles / 3.5 hours (rail)

National Express Trains run from our local stations Dunbar 12 minutes drive or Berwick-Upon-Tweed 25 minutes drive

From Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle internati...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.0 km.
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