Kate’s Cottages - Bracken Lodge ref: UK11742

Near Dunbar, Edinburgh & the Lothians

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Satellite TV 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


One of two holiday cottages set in a gloriously secluded setting in the heart of East Lothian, just 4 miles from the beach at Dunbar and with Edinburgh within easy reach, Bracken Lodge is perfect for families and dog lovers. This south facing, beautifully furnished cottage is in a relaxed country style with invitingly squishy sofas, heritage furniture, beautiful fabrics and high quality bed linen. The living room has a cosy open fire to snuggle in front of and the dining table overlooks the garden and the hills beyond. The south facing bedrooms with views over the surrounding hills have lovely silk curtains, excellent beds and ample storage.

You can start to relax from the moment you arrive as there is absolutely everything needed to keep children fully entertained, with toys, games, enclosed play area with a fort, Wendy house and aeroplane see-saw. Both properties are provided with nursery equipment ranging from a travel cot and highchair to stairgates and an excellent ’Peace of Mind’ pack which includes a baby monitor, bottle steriliser, changing mats, socket covers, plastic tablecloth and child friendly crockery and cutlery. For days at the beach, beach towels, buckets and spades are also provided.

There are miles of farm tracks to explore from the doorstep, quiet side roads ideal for cycling, and beaches just down the road. Nearby, Dunbar and North Berwick have a good range of cafés, galleries and restaurants to discover, and there are 22 golf courses in East Lothian to choose from. Take a boat trip from North Berwick harbour around the small islands in the Firth of Forth, or a sea bird cruise from the Scottish Seabird Centre. Visit historic houses at Lennoxlove and Newhailes, atmospheric ruined castles at Tantallon, Hailes and Dirleton, and the National Museum of Flight which has lots to offer. Or sit back, take in the views and relax in the cottage garden. Beach 4 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

Bracken Lodge can be booked together with Killighallen (UK11741) to accommodate up to 8 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living/dining room: With open fire, Sky TV (movies and kid’s package) and DVD player.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With 2ft 6in twin beds.
Bathroom: With ½ bath and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for open fire included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack.


Enclosed garden with garden furniture and BBQ. Sitting-out area with garden furniture and enclosed children’s play area with see-saw, Wendy house and fort (shared with other property on-site). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    3.1 miles
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    4 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    4 miles
  • Railway station distance
    4.0 miles
  • Lake
    4 miles (beach)

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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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