This deceptively large three-storey listed property is a fine example of Scottish Arts & Crafts architecture and sits in two acres of gardens with magnificent views over the Firth of Forth. Despite being just 12 miles from Edinburgh the setting is magnificently tranquil: the only sounds are birdsong, broken occasionally by the sounds of golfers playing the sixth hole at Longniddry Golf Course – two of the bedrooms overlook their 6th green. It’s a five minute stroll into the village – and beyond that the coast – but if feels beautifully peaceful and remote.
Downstairs there is a separate drawing room for guests and a large formal dining room that seats 16. Your hostess here is Cordon Bleu trained and can, with notice, provide evening meals. For accommodation there are two guest bedrooms on the first floor, both of which are en-suite. The top floor has two further bedrooms with a private bathroom: this is particularly useful for families. Each of the rooms is beautifully furnished with character and style, making a stay here more than just comfortable: it is something of an experience.
- Building of Historical Interest
- Dinner by Arrangement
- Dogs by Arrangement
- Free off-street parking
- Free Wifi
- Bird Watching
- Museums & Galleries
- Nature Reserve, Wildlife Park/Area
- Places of Historical Interest
- Train Station
- Water Activities
- Wild Swimming
- Opening Times: open year-round
- Tel: +44 (0)1875 853 272
- Price Range: From £80
Prices per room, per night based on two sharing including breakfast
Superking en-suite - £120 (single occupancy £80)
Superking/twin bed (private bathroom) - £100 (single occupancy £65)
Double bed (private bathroom) - £80 (single occupancy £55)
Minimum two-night stay at weekends
Dinner (by arrangement) two courses £17.50, three courses £30 per person
Well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement: there's a kennel outdoors
The Dean is conveniently located close to the A1, 12 miles from Edinburgh: frequent trains make getting into the city easy. But you don't need to travel into the city to find plenty to see and do. It's five minutes walk to the coast. The local beaches are wild and unspoiled with a mix of sands and rockpools to guddle about in. The sandy beaches of Seacliff and North Berwick are also in easy reach. You couldn't get much closer to a golf course - the prestigious Longniddry Golf Club's sixth hole is right next door - but even more famous courses such as Muirfield are just a few minutes away by car. The area is steeped in history, with stately homes including Gosford and Lennoxlove, and museums including the Museum of Flight at nearby Haddington. The village of Longniddry, with its pub, restaurant and railway station, is five minutes walk away, while Edinburgh Airport is a 30-minute drive.
"What a fabulous place to stay, Caroline was the perfect host. This is our 2nd visit and it is such a warm and welcoming place to stay, we had a superb evening meal and excellent breakfast, the bedrooms are very comfortable and the eclectic decor only adds to the ambiance. We will return."
Ann W, Manchester
- Bio : Your host here is Caroline Scott, a Cordon Bleu cook who has had a long career in interior design. She was born and raised in the area and has a wealth of knowledge of all the best things to see and do.