The Beach House
Could anything be more perfectly situated? At the front door, the beach, at the back, the golf-course! The Beach House at Belhaven, on the outskirts of Dunbar in south-east Scotland is just 50 metres from the shore, and backs on to the Winterfield Golf Course. It stands in a small enclosed garden, with a patio area to the rear and a verandah to the front. There are superb views out over the sea to the Bass Rock, while in the foreground there is the 'bridge in the sea', which at high tide just sits there in the middle of the water!
The double-glazed, electrically-heated chalet is simply but comfortably furnished, with open plan living area, shower room and double/twin bedroom. There is also a bed-settee in the living room and a cot may be hired.
Belhaven Bay is part of the John Muir Country Park and there is a coastal walk which takes the visitor into Dunbar (all facilities, leisure pool, castle, harbours). Across the 'bridge in the sea', the surfing can be good at and after low tide.
With Edinburgh only 30 miles away and readily accessible by train from Dunbar, the chalet is an excellent centre from which to explore the area. On the coast there is Dirleton Castle, with its lovely gardens, and spectacular Tantallon, clinging to its clifftop perch. Also near Dirleton (15m) there are, of course the prestigious championship golf courses at Muirfield and Luffness, not to mention a number of gourmet restaurants, where you can replace the pounds lost earlier in the day. North Berwick (14m) is well worth a visit, (and perhaps a walk up Berwick Law, the conical hill which dominates the town). From North Berwick too it is possible to take a boat trip to see the nesting seabirds on the Bass Rock and Fidra Island. For keen walkers, Cockburnspath at the beginning of the Southern Upland Way is only 8 miles distant.
Heating is by electricity (£10 included). Bed-linen and towels are included. Pets welcome by arrangement. Visitors are requested not to smoke within the Beach House.
Accommodation (sleeps 2/3):
- Sitting/Dining room/Kitchen with TV/VCR, DVD, double-bed settee, electric-cooker, fridge, microwave, radio, etc.
- Double-bed room(converts to twin beds).
- Bathroom with shower, WC and basin.
If The Beach House is not available when you would like to stay there, there is other self catering holiday accommodation in the Dunbar area. See Driftwood (sleeps 2/3).