Golden Oak Chalet ref: CC531118

Dunbar, East Lothian, Edinburgh & the Lothians

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • WiFi 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 


The Golden Oak Chalet is one of two chalets situated on a working farm in the coastal town of Dunbar, East Lothian. Idyllic, with spectacular views of the Bass Rock and the Fife coast, you are guaranteed glorious sunsets. The town of Dunbar is approximately 2 miles from the Golden Oak Chalet. Dunbar has many shops and cafes which sell local produce. Other local tourist attractions include Links Golf course, East Links Family Park, Foxlake Wakeboarding, as well as the John Muir walkway, cycle paths and miles of East Lothian beaches. For those who enjoy visiting historic sites, Doon Hill Ancient Monument is on the doorstep. You can travel a short distance to North Berwick where Tantallon Castle, the Marine Spa, Seacliff Stables or the Seabird Centre may take your fancy. It is approximately 1 mile off the A1 which is a mere 35 miles into Edinburgh where there is something to suit everyone. Hop on the train at Dunbar train station for a stress free journey into the Capital in around 30 minutes.
There is never a dull moment on the farm and guests are welcome to roam freely to see the animals and experience farm life. There are a herd of Limousin Beef cattle, a variety of different sheep breeds including Zwartbles, Hampshires, Texels and Shetlands. Free range chickens and ducks (fresh eggs available to buy on site) and even some pigs and horses.
Dunbar offers a wide array of facilities including a swimming pool and is a popular coastal holiday destination; it’s reported to enjoy the longest sunshine hours in the UK. Watch the fishing boats return to the harbour with their daily catch or enjoy a cliff top stroll and listen to the waves crash against the shoreline.
This area is renowned for its several championship golf courses and visitors will enjoy experiencing the many attractions close by, including the Scottish Museum of Flight and The John Muir Country Park. A regular train service from Dunbar takes only 20 minutes to reach the heart of the cultural city of Edinburgh, renowned for its festivals, arts and music venues, superb castle and medieval buildings (not forgetting shopping along the Royal Mile!)- ensuring Golden Oak Chalet allows easy access to explore and discover the abundance of entertainment available across East Lothian and beyond.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 Steps to entrance then accommodation is all one level has LPG heating and comprises;
Open plan living space.
Living area: With TV, DVD.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With bunk beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All fuel, power, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.


Decked balcony with outdoor furniture and open garden area. Off road parking for 3 cars.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2.5 Miles
  • Distance
    2.5 Miles
  • Restaurant
    2.5 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2.5 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    2.5 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The magnificent architecture and unique atmosphere of Edinburgh is known the world over; an elegant sophisticated city that draws visitors from around the globe who come to soak up its rich history and enjoy its ascetic grandeur. Beyond the city, the Lothian countryside provides a beautiful setting of rural towns and villages and miles of coastline with fine sandy beaches.

Edinburgh is Scotland's inspiring capital city which is both very historic and extremely cosmopolitan. The city is perched on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags rising above the rather flat landscape of the Lothians and has a sheltered northern shoreline along the Firth of Forth. The castle dominates the city centre and from its ramparts you can look down on narrow medieval streets, sweeping Georgian terraces and award winning modern architecture. Spend some time in Edinburgh's museums and galleries to learn of the cities fascinating past, or walk down Princes Street for the ultimate shopping experience. The city has no shortage of excellent restaurants, modern contemporary bars and traditional Old Town pubs.

Rural Mid-Lothian is one of the hilliest parts of the region with the Pentland chain to the west and the Moorfoots to the east. Places of interest here include Dalkeith Country Park and Montagu Bridge over the River North Esk, with natural woodland that is home to foxes, deer and a variety of other animals and birds.

East Lothian has forty miles of coastline and picturesque towns and villages that range from traditional seaside towns such as Dunbar and North Berwick to country towns like Haddington, with quaint streets, speciality shops and a good selection of cafés and restaurants. This stretch of coastline from Mussleburgh to Dunbar has plenty of long golden sandy beaches and some very testing top-class links golf courses including Gullane and North Berwick.

Also well worth a visit on this coast is the award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre at North Berwick. Here visitors can watch gannets, puffins, seals and dolphins from interactive cameras and take boat trips to along the coast.

Things to do nearby

Museum on the Mound

The Museum on the Mound, opened in 2006 and has an interesting and exciting approach to telling the story of money.

Fife Coastal Path

Stretching for over 150km, the Fife coastal path runs form the Forth Estuary in the South to the Tay Estuary in the North.

Scotch Whisky Experience

This replica distillery is a perfect way to spend an afternoon.

Whithorn Priory and Museum

Built in the mid 1100's, Whithorn Priory became a popular destination for pilgrims throughout the Medieval Period.

Edinburgh Zoo

If you're looking to experience one of Edinburgh's leading attractions as well as see an incredible number of exotic animals then Edinburgh Zoo is certainly worth a visit.

Almondell and Calderwood Country Park

With over 200 acres of extensive woodland and riverside walks the Almondell and Calderwood Country Park is great for those looking for an active day out.

Traquair House

Complete with maze, craft workshop and restaurant Traquair House will entertain and impress as you explore the grandeur and stature of the house itself.

Edinburgh Castle

Impossible to miss for visitors to Edinburgh, the castle is an iconic landmark that presides over the city, perched on a rocky outcrop.

Thirlestane Castle

Fully restored to its former splendour, Thirlestane Castle's house and grounds are now open for visitors to come and admire for a fantastic day out.

St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh

Built in the late 19th Century, St Mary's gothic architecture makes it a very popular historic attraction and a substantial landmark in Edinburgh's New Town area.

Glentress Fortress

Described as the gateway to the Tweed Valley Forest Park, Glentress Fortress has breathtaking views as well as plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy.

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