"Fabulous cottage for a fabulous break! Discovered a part of east Lothian we didn’t really know after years of holidaying in North Berwick, The John Muir Way looks ever so appealing to us"
C and C, Northumberland
Stonelaws is a most attractive 550 acre working farm in a beautiful rural area, yet only 4 miles from the lovely coastal beaches. The cottages are based in the lovely traditional 18th century heart of the farm, where we have horses, sheep, hens (farm eggs available for sale), within a picturesque arable area. The cottages are an ideal base to explore lovely East Lothian, visit Edinburgh (35 minutes by car or train) or to use as base to explore the whole of Scotland, as many of our overseas visitors have done.
This quiet location offers four self-contained holiday properties which have been upgraded to a high standard whilst retaining many features of their original character. Grieve's Cottage (Sleeps 4) and The Bothy (Sleeps 3-4) are detached cottages, whilst Law and Muir Cottages each sleep up to four but can interlink to sleep 8.
Over the past 5 years we have converted from oil and gas to a biomass boiler, using farm wood and straw for crop drying and heating of the farmhouse and some of the farm cottages. We have also installed PV /solar panels to generate much of our own electricity. This, together with the high levels of insulation in our holiday cottages has led to a vast reduction in fuel consumption whilst providing very comfortable and warm accommodation.
Stonelaws is an ideal base for walking, cycling or car exploration of the nearby attractions of North Berwick (Scottish Seabird Centre, wonderful beaches), Concorde at the Museum of Flight (1 mile), numerous East Lothian golf courses (including Whitekirk 1 mile away) and East Linton, an attractive conservation village with good delicatessen, butcher, and farm shop. There are many excellent inns and restaurants serving local food nearby.
The farm is on The John Muir Way, which currents provides a fantastic network of walkways across East Lothian, and which is planned to cross Scotland from west to east in future. For the outdoors sports enthusiasts Foxlake Wakeboarding centre and the Dunbar surfing school are both 5 miles away. There is plenty storage on the farm for bikes and other outdoor equipment. Dogs and horses welcome.
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