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Sleeps 13 adults
+ 1 children
Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms 6 Pets Not accepted Region East Lothian Town/village North Berwick
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Luxury Castle Tower, near North Berwick (185)

Relax, unwind and enjoy the five star luxury accommodation on offer at this magnificent 16th century Scottish castle, which is a short distance from Edinburgh.

Situated in the heart of East Lothian, stands this outstanding fortified tower, which was restored in 2002 to an exceptional five star standard. Set within 20 acres of grounds it is surrounded by rolling countryside and some of the finest golf courses in Scotland. Enjoy the splendour of the Great Hall, the vaulted dining room or the magnificently opulent bedrooms. The castle is predominantly let on a serviced basis, which would apply to all wedding bookings, but is offered here for a limited amount of bookings on a luxury self-catering basis. A concierge service is also available in advance and during your stay as an office is manned each day.

This is the ideal venue for a family holiday, golfing break or just to gather a group of friends in a stunning castle environment with an emphasis on quality. Given a 5 star Exclusive Use rating by Visit Scotland, this is a castle that will live long in the memory. 

The Great Hall on the first floor is an impressive spaceUnwind and relax in 5 star luxuryThe castle library next door is a more intimate roomThe vaulted dining room is located on the ground floorPerfect for dining and entertaining in authentic styleThe kitchen is next to the dining room and is well equipped

Living Space

Reception rooms

The magnificent Great Hall, which is the elegant drawing room today, is to be found on the first floor, accessed by the main stone stairs. With its double height oak beamed ceiling, stone fireplace, hung tapestries and crossed pikes on the wall, it has retained a 16th century character. However there is always a warm welcome, even if the roaring fire has died down, as there is under-floor heating. With comfortable seating this is joyous room to be in at any time of the day. Next door is the library, which is a comfortable room with TV and a library of books, making this a wonderful room to take the time to do some interesting reading in peace.

Kitchen / Dining

The vaulted dining hall with its low arched ceiling and long dining table is quite a sight. With a suit of armour in the corner, you are half expecting knights to appear and join in. This atmospheric room is ideal for hosting a medieval banquet or festive feast. With comfortable tartan chairs around the fine oak dining table, it is a perfect setting for your group. The kitchen is next door, making it easy and quick to serve food. This room is part medieval and part commercial kitchen, with all its stainless steel set in a vaulted room. The impressive cooking range with its 5 gas burners, double oven and grill, makes cooking so much easier. There is everything you require with integral microwave, instant hot water tap, 2-part dishwasher, ice machine and upright US style fridge freezer. There is a utility room and additional food storage accessed via the back door. For those who wish to bring in a caterer or cook, then the manager has a list of excellent local choices who know the castle well.

  • 5 Stars, Rated by Visit Scotland
  • Bath, Copper
  • BBQ
  • Bed, Four Poster
  • CD Player
  • Coffee maker
  • Cook and Housekeeping Services Available
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher, double drawer
  • Dressing Gowns
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Fridge, Wine Cooler
  • Hairdryers in all bedrooms
  • Hall, great
  • Heating, Central
  • Heating, underfloor
  • High chair
  • Instant Hot water tap
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing facilities
  • Microwave
  • Open Fire
  • Oven, 2, hob, gas
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • TV, 3D
  • TV, Freeview channels
  • Washing Machine
  • Castle, stunning
  • Well equipped kitchen
The 'Carmichael' bedroom is on the second floorThe 'Ruthven' Suite is the other bedroom on this floorThis bathroom is allocated to 'Ruthven' and to 'Study' bedroom The vintage canopy bath with surround shower is a featureThe 'Study' single bedroom The 'Erskine' Suite is on the 3rd floor The 'Erskine' en-suite bathroom even has a copper bathThe 'Stewart' Suite is the other bedroom on this floorThe 'Garret' Suite has the 4th floor to itselfThe 'Garret' suite shower roomThe 'Sydserf' twin room is located on the first floor

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 13 + 1

Accommodation is provided for a group of 13 adults and 1 child in 7 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms, as follows:

First Floor – “Sydserf” suite, consisting of twin bedded room, hall with wardrobe space; en-suite shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin.

Between First and Second - “Study” bedroom, with single bed.

Second Floor - “Carmichael” suite, with super king double four poster bed, with TV and DVD player, with steps up to en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, shower cabinet, w.c and two wash hand basins; corridor with additional wardrobe space; “Ruthven” suite, with super king double half tester bed, with TV and DVD player, with steps up to en-suite (or accessible via stairs) bathroom, with full size bath with surround shower, w.c and wash hand basin; stairs.

Third Floor - “Stewart” suite, with zip-and-link bed, which can be a super king double bed or two single beds, with TV and DVD player, with steps up to en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, shower cabinet, w.c and two wash hand basins; corridor with additional wardrobe space; “Erskine” suite, with zip-and-link bed, which can be a super king double bed or two single beds, with TV and DVD player, with dedicated bathroom, with feature copper bath with shower attachment, shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin; stairs.

Fourth Floor - “Garret” suite, with small sitting room, bedroom with zip-and-link bed, which can be a super king double bed or two single beds, with TV and DVD player, with en-suite shower-room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin. Please note this suite has combed ceilings.

  • 1 Single Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Standard Twin Or Super King Bedroom With Ensuite
  • 2 Super King Double/twin Room/s With Ensuite Bathroom
  • 1 Super King Double Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
  • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Shower Room
  • 1 Super King Size Double Room With Shared Bathroom
  • TV/DVD Player In 5 Bedrooms
Welcome to this majestic castle in East LothianThere is a small herb garden at the backClose to Edinburgh for city visits or 22 acres to escape intoAt night it is quite a spectacle tooThis amazing castle in Scotland could be your next self catering holiday

Grounds & Surrounds

Set within 20 acres of enclosed private grounds, access is via the tarmac drive that takes you up to the castle. It is perfectly positioned to explore East Lothian and the city of Edinburgh, with North Berwick only 2 miles away. The coastline is just moments away, with a number of sandy beaches a few miles north or south along the shore. Golf courses are plentiful in the East Lothian area, with championship courses at Gullane and North Berwick, all of which the concierge service can assist with. Edinburgh is 24 miles away, with the historic Edinburgh Castle a highlight. This is the ideal venue for a family holiday, golfing break or just to gather a group of friends in a stunning castle environment with an emphasis on quality.


Security Bond

The owner requires a fully refundable security bond to be paid within 7 days of the holiday start date.
This owner has chosen to use our secure online payment service to collect this bond from guests.

Check in / Check out

Guests are welcome to arrive from 4:00pm and are asked to depart by 10:00am on the day of departure.

Cancellation Policy - Strict

Included in the rental

Linen, towels, electricity, heating and fuel for the open fire is included within the rental.

Notes & Warnings

Whilst this property can supply a cot & highchair. Please make sure you submit a note on your booking form to the bookings team requesting this item so the owner knows to put one out for you on arrival. 

A manager is in each day within the office on the ground floor and a concierge service is available during these times.

Stag and Hen bookings may not book this property, unless discussed in advance for approval. Neither the Owner nor the Agent will accept any liability should a booking be confirmed as a consequence of non-disclosure of the above which may later result in a booking cancellation by the Owner. For more information on this matter please speak to a member of our staff.

Please note that weddings are not accepted as self-catering bookings, but are allowed on a fully serviced basis.

LocationNorth Berwick

The pretty, traditional seaside town of North Berwick enjoys sandy beaches and beautiful coastal scenery, along the shores of the Firth of Forth in East Lothian. Rising behind the town is the dramatic Berwick Law. The massive hill is a volcanic plug, and bears the remnants of Iron age settlements and later military buildings. The town is home to the Scottish Seabird Centre, and the Discovery Centre is an entertaining outing, with a number of exhibits. You can watch the bird colonies on Bass Rock through the high tech cameras, or if you would rather, take a boat trip out instead! Nearby is the formidable cliff top Tantallon Castle.  Explore the magnificent ruins from underground prison to the top of the tower, where you can enjoy the view across to Bass Rock. Compare Tantallon with the romantic ruins of Direlton Castle and Gardens, visit the longest herbaceous border in the world, in the renowned arts and crafts gardens.  

East Lothian

Welcome to the sunniest area in Scotland! With the shores of the Firth of Forth to the north, one of East Lothian’s main attractions is its 40 or so miles of coastline, incorporating gloriously sandy beaches. The county is possibly best known however for its links golf courses, of which there are 22 to choose! The city of Edinburgh is in the neighbouring county, and is an easy day trip away, with the attraction of shopping, culture, heritage and of course, Edinburgh Castle. The largest town in the county is Musselburgh, which boasts its own racecourse, and reputedly the oldest golf course in Scotland. The main administrative town however is the county town of Haddington. Nearby is the stately Lennoxlove House, belonging to the Duke of Hamilton and home to an impressive art collection. Along the coast, you will find North Berwick, a seaside resort made fashionable in the 19th Century, and still an attractive place to visit. Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy the offerings of the Scottish Seabird Centre, and boat trips are also available from the town out to the nearby islands, home to a great number of sea birds. Walkers may like to investigate the North Berwick Law, a large conical hill rising above the town. The smaller Dunbar also sits on the coast, slightly further east. The town had a tempestuous history, seeing a number of ancient conflicts, but is now a pleasant and peaceful town, home to the John Muir Country Park. 

The Lothians

From history and heritage, to culture and entertainment, The Lothians have it all to offer. Whether you journey to West, Mid or East the area is packed with landmarks and scenic countryside. Edinburgh can be found here, and the city hosts a variety of activities and attractions to tempt everyone.

Central Scotland

Incorporating the two largest Scottish cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, Central Scotland is a hive of activities and attractions for visitors, and there will be plenty to entertain you on your trip. For a family outing try Edinburgh Castle, for a day at the beach try the Firth of Forth coastline, for shopping you can’t beat either city centre, or if you just want soaking up some Scottish landscapes try Perthshire’s rolling southern lowlands, and wilderness of its highland. Whatever takes your fancy, the central counties can offer it all. Airports at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Prestwick offer great transportation links for those coming from afar.  

Area East Lothian Type of location Countryside Nearest shop 2 miles Nearest supermarket 2 miles Nearest pub 2 miles
Nearest Airport
Edinburgh 33 miles
Nearest Train Station
North Berwick 2 miles
Dunbar 6 miles
East Lothian has many challenging links golf coursesEast Lothian is a county of golf courses and castlesThe city of Edinburgh is closebyRoyal Yacht Britannia is moored at nearby Leith


Feefo is an independent feedback service used by Scotts Castle Holidays to give you an opportunity to see how other guests feel about this property.

17th April 2016 Excellent 

Actual property more than lived up to expectations and person was there to welcome us on arrival.

Luxury accommodation, well equipped with everything we needed. Nice touches like ice machine, auto coffee bean grinder, Basic provisions were supplied, including drink mixers and nibbles

We had a fabulous week away

Service rating : Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback, glad you found our booking process easy! Many of our owners do multi list with various agents and portals as well as accepting their own bookings so dates can be snapped up quite quickly. Availability can never be guaranteed until a booking is confirmed with an owner but so glad that we were able to help arrange dates which still suited your plans.

I am sorry you found the bank charges to be excessive, unfortunately we have no control over external charges brought by banks and third party providers, but we can accept payment by sterling cheque or debit card, which do not attract a fee. Hope this helps and look forward to helping with future holiday plans.

Product : Wonderful to hear the castle gave your holiday the Wow factor! I’m sure the personal welcome and all the little extra touches made the stay very special, this 5 star luxury accommodation is just perfect for a group looking for a once in a lifetime experience!

Please do let us know if we can help plan any future trips and we would be delighted to assist.

13th August 2015 Excellent 

Magical stay at at old castle with the benefits of mod-cons.

Service rating : Thank you, lovely to hear you found our service excellent. The booking fee is the only charge we ask of guests at the point of booking, for the service we provide. Additionally if you wish to book another property through us in the future we are happy to offer a returning loyalty discount!
Product : Hope your family had a wonderful stay in this beautifully restored castle, and great to hear that all the little extra touches made the holiday special.

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