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Garden Flat at Templelands - Scottish Seaside Town

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies
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The garden flat at Templelands, Dunbar, is snug and cosy compact accommodation for couples and small families, up to an absolute max of 4. Ideal for a couple or 3 adults max or a family of max 2 small children. We'll be happy to welcome and share with you our lovely period home and garden. Templelands is a Grade 2 Listed Historic Building. It is a strictly smoking free space and we do not allow pets, nor do we do medium or long term lets. A convenient base to explore the East Lothian countryside and seascapes or venture into Edinburgh, just 20 minutes by train. Oozing old charm the flat is the lower part of a lovely 1790 Georgian period townhouse, formerly the kitchens and servants quarters (so has that inimitable low ceiling cottage feel), with access to a small quiet private garden f...The garden flat at Templelands, Dunbar, is snug and cosy compact accommodation for couples and small families, up to an absolute max of 4. Ideal for a couple or 3 adults max or a family of max 2 small children. We'll be happy to welcome and share with you our lovely period home and garden. Templelands is a Grade 2 Listed Historic Building. It is a strictly smoking free space and we do not allow pets, nor do we do medium or long term lets. A convenient base to explore the East Lothian countryside and seascapes or venture into Edinburgh, just 20 minutes by train. Oozing old charm the flat is the lower part of a lovely 1790 Georgian period townhouse, formerly the kitchens and servants quarters (so has that inimitable low ceiling cottage feel), with access to a small quiet private garden from where you can glimpse the sea (it is a few minutes walk via the High Street). The flat is an ideal pied-a-terre for those wanting to be mostly out and about. Not suitable for pets nor the max number stated. If you are looking for soulless luxury or a place mainly to sit around and watch TV, getting up at midday, this probably ain't for you. But if you are interested in the great outdoors and quiet be aches, amazing wild and birdlife (50,000 gannets live and fish of the Bass Rock nearby), fascinating geology (Hutton was born just up the road), stunning landscapes fashioned by glaciers, the rich (and dark) history of old country houses, while exploring the place where the philosopher Voltaire looked for all ideas about civilisation, then 'tak a keek' - or 'take a look' as the Scots would say. Our guests include academics, researchers and students, teachers, walkers and cyclists, beachcombers, surfers, and wildlife enthusiasts, golfers, photographers, historians, artists, cooks, actors and performers, comedians, culture vultures, John Muir enthusiasts and lookalikes, ancestry seekers, bakers and crafts people too from all over the world. The tenement at Templelands is said to have belonged to the Knights Templar, according to James Smith in his history of Dunbar 1859, which you are welcome to borrow.More
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About the Owner
Ruth A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2011
Interaction with guests
Ruth & Philip stay upstairs, so if you need anything, someone will be on hand if needed, but we normally keep a low profile. If you want to use the garden, we're more than happy to let you have it all to yourselves.
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Reviewed 29 May 2019

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Date of stay: May 2019
Reviewed 23 April 2019 via mobile

Really great accomodation at Temple lands, the flat is very well equipped and the owners really have thought of everything to make our stay great.

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank obmadden
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

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Date of stay: April 2017
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Our family of 4 stayed at Templelands for 4 nights at the end of our Scotland vacation and it was a delightful place to relax and unwind! The flat is clean, well appointed, and very beautifully designed and kept. Ruth, Phillip, and their daughter are...More

Date of stay: July 2015
1  Thank Trina C
Management response:Responded 13 August 2015

We're glad you enjoyed your short stay in our snug flat and it was a pleasure to have you! Ruth & Philip

Reviewed 13 October 2014

Ruth and Philip were friendly and welcoming hosts, interesting to talk to. I found the whole experience uplifting. . The comfortable flat is as described on the website. It is reached down a few stone steps that are surrounded with pot plants.Situated on the main...More

Date of stay: October 2014
Thank cuthbertsmama
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
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Would you recommend this holiday rental to someone planning a romantic trip?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Rural market and fishing towns, communities. You are not far from picturesque villages of Gifford, Stenton, North Berwick and East Linton, stunning coastal walking and relaxing countryside havens (Hailes, Traprain, Smeaton, Pishwanton) and the seats of significant Scottish houses, like Broxmouth, Gosford, Newhailes, and Lennoxlove. The Scottish and English Borders are not far away. Edinburgh isn't far away, so if you need an injection of urban culture - you can be there in a giffy. Some of our guests manage to visit the Highlands, but we're not sure we'd recommend it in a day! Glasgow, Stirling, Perth and Dundee are manageable though, as is Newcastle upon Tyne and Berwick upon Tweed.
Getting around
Easy peasy by public transport (rail or bus) or by car, foot or bike (which can be rented locally). The harbour is nearby so I dare say you could even sail to Dunbar.
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