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Holiday cottage North Berwick - seaside self catering beside golf course

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Vernon's review of Craigend holiday cottage North Berwick
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Craigend holiday cottage by the sea - sleeps 6

Smart, comfortable holiday cottage beside the sea and golf course in North Berwick in the North Berwick.


Sometimes it's good to get right away from it all into the wilderness and sometimes it's fun to be in a city where there's lots of day and evening entertainment - here in North Berwick, we have an excellent combination of beautiful scenery and buzzing culture - the best of both worlds. The town is vibrant with a scenic harbour, an eclectic selection of one-off shops and boutiques, a huge variety of places to find food and entertainment, fantastic golf courses, and amazing beaches.

Best of all, Craigend Cottage is right by the beach and almost on the golf course, so we can step out of the door and amble along the sands - even walk as far as Edinburgh along the coastal path should we so wish. The cottage is bright, cosy and comfortable with plenty of space for six to relax in between rounds of golf, days on the beach or cultural activities. The sunny front rooms face south, and it's fun to sit out on the sheltered patio and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat.

The views across the Firth of Forth to the Bass Rock (known for its seabirds, especially its huge gannet colony) prompt a visit to the Scottish Seabird Centre where we discover that in April, the puffins start to return to the island to nest and breed. The centre offers boat trips with landings on Bass Rock and the Isle of May and if you're lucky enough to come in May, you can experience a ten day Puffin Fest with loads of fun family events including live webcam footage and puffin spotting cruises. There's a good wee cafe here too with a range of vegetarian and gluten free dishes as well as speciality beers.

Golf is the obvious leisure activity while staying here, with the North Berwick course right infront of us but for variety or for non golfers, just along the road from the cottage, the Marine Hotel offers spa facilities and a swimming pool with special rates for us - what a treat to have this on the doorstep - the luxury afternoon tea spa day is a wonderful way to thoroughly relax and spoil yourself with a therapeutic massage and 'tea' with a glass of fizz.


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Further details about this accommodation

Kitchen and small dining area with dishwasher, electric oven, microwave, freezer and larder area.
Small utility area with washing machine.
Spacious shower room with WC. Heated towel rail, vanity unit, shaver socket.
Understairs storage for golf clubs and plenty of hanging space.
Comfortable sitting room with feature fireplace and dining area. TV, DVD, Sky Freeview, CD and DAB radio. French doors to private patio.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two with zip and link beds, plenty of storage space, sunny rooms with views to the front.
A master bedroom with panoramic views across golf course and beyond. Coal effect gas fire, seating area, TV, zip and link twin beds.
A further original Art Deco bathroom with new shower unit over bath. Heated towel rail, shaver socket.
To the front of the property is a small private south facing patio area with table & chairs. Parking is on the road directly outside.
Craigend Cottage is not suitable for children under 12.
All bedlinen & towels provided.
Hairdriers provided.

Our top 5 things to see and do while staying at Craigend
hotel The cottage is beside North Berwick golf course, one of the oldest courses in Scotland, a superb links course with an amazing view to Craigleith Island and the Bass Rock.
hotel Tantallon Castle sits on a promontory high up on the cliff edge with fantastic views of the Firth of Forth and the Bass Rock. Now semi-ruined, the castle has stood here since the fourteenth century and was the last medieval curtain wall castle to be built in Scotland. Rare flora and fauna may also be found on the promontory.
hotel The National Museum of Flight is great for entertaining a family for half a day, with entry to some of the planes, hands-on galleries, flight simulators and a shop and cafe with home made soup and baking.
hotel There are plenty of good beaches from North Berwick's long, sandy West Beach to Seacliff Beach, a beautiful craggy cove with a tiny harbour and the stunning sandy beach at Yellowcraig which looks across to the Forth Bridge and FIfe.
hotel The Lobster Shack in the harbour is open April to October and offers excellent local seafood and chips and al fresco seating. At the Nether Abbey Hotel, the Fly-Half bar and grill does delicious lunches and dinners every day and is well patronised by locals and holiday makers alike. For an upmarket dining experience visit Osteria, voted Scotland's Italian Restaurant of the Year in 2013, where you will find classic Italian dishes and wines.