The house is in a great location, it is a5 minute walk to the station with a great service in to Edinburgh. It is also only a 2 minute walk to the beach and shops and restaurants. The house itself was once probably very beautiful . High ceilings, good sized rooms and magnificent views from the first floor lounge out over the bay. It is in need of some tlc , especially the bathrooms . There is only one shower which is not enough if you have a large family group staying. The beds have very ancient linen which really should be replaced. There are notices all over saying things like ' sorry the tv Ariel doesn't work' ' don't draw these curtains' ! Bedroom blinds are made of some kind of paper and don't keep the light out . Kitchen cupboards have replacement doors without any handles. There are huge holes in the plaster work around the downstairs bathroom . I would recommend the house for its location and size but not for style or comfort.
We stayed in the Doctor's House as a party of 14 and there was plenty of space. It is a very comfortable house but is in need of some TLC. The bathrooms were very dated and with only 1 shower for the whole place there were a few queues! There was also a lack of adequate curtains, blankets and towels had to be employed so that the kids in the top rooms could sleep past 5am! Lots of missing light bulbs, a dishwasher that didn't wash properly and a TV that couldn't get anything but the BBC iPlayer were details that need to be addressed. These were minor problems though and they didn't spoil our holiday, its just these kinds of basic, easy to fix details that should be sorted out.
The location of the house was perfect, 2 minutes walk to the beach and the shops. We had a great stay and if the problems were sorted I would have given the house a higher rating.
Great location for the beach, town etc. Loads of space for 12 adults and very comfortable. Only reason it didn't get 5 was it's needs a bit of a make over and it only had the one shower out of the three bathrooms (no en-suites) but that didn't stop us enjoying the stay.
Very easily located on arrival as next to beach. House great size for the family I had with me. Everyone enjoyed themselves suitable for what it was, bit dated but made no difference. Angus left all info incase needed. North Berwick beautiful even with rainy weather, house lovely and warm only criticism one upright shower which was on bottom level.