Leuchie Walled Garden

North Berwick, East Lothian
Self-catering
+44 (0)7799 475183
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A striking and unique mid-century modern house, recently refurbished from top to toe and sitting in its own private 5-acre walled garden

Bed

7 beds

Bedroom

6 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 12

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

Sir James Dunbar-Nasmith was responsible for amalgamating a 200-year old gardener’s cottage with a sleek, minimalist new build. All on one storey, the windows are floor to ceiling so light tumbles in and views are over beautiful herbaceous borders, fruit orchards and ancient Yew trees. You have it all to yourselves: two kitchens, two different seating areas plus an outdoor terrace and six large bedrooms with contemporary fabrics, and a 300-year collection of family antiques and paintings.

If you’re stuck indoors you’ll still be happy with hundreds of books, a playroom, Bose sound system and plasma TV, three open fires and unlimited logs. The main kitchen is open plan with top of the range everything: wine will be waiting, along with sourdough bread and cake or pastries from Bostock Bakery nearby. This is a grand house for entertaining.

East Lothian is the ‘Garden of Scotland’, walks are stunning, but you’re also near to a glorious stretch of coastline.

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We think you'll love

  • The unique architecture and history of the house
  • Having the magical walled garden to yourselves - sublime at any time of year
  • Walking, birdwatching, going to the beach for picnics
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You should know

  • It's not ideal for rowdy toddlers - too many precious things
  • Dogs are accepted but owners must be wary this is a working estate full of wildlife
  • No stag or hen parties please

Essentials

  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
5pm
Check out
9am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Private chef available to hire.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £900
Weekly price
from £6800
Damage deposit
£800
1 House for 12
From £9007 beds6 bedrooms

Reviews

A truly unique architectural and historical gem with an enchanting juxtaposition of a 200-year-old traditional cottage and mid-century modernist extension set in a magical walled garden. The entire property has been completely reconfigured, renovated and refurbished two years ago. It offers luxury seclusion with beautifully furnished contemporary interiors alongside family heirlooms.

Annabel, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

North Berwick is over 2 miles away for miles of golden sand and, in summer, bathed in light long after the sun has disappeared down south. You'll also find restaurants and cafés, fish and chips at the Lobster Shack in the 12th-century harbour and cocktails at Herringbone. Excellent golf courses abound, you can join the John Muir Way for walking or hike to the summit of North Berwick Law for views.

Local points of interest from Hew Dalrymple

  • The garden is a 5 acre oasis of tranquility with beautiful flowers, a tennis court, croquet, boules, a golf pitching range & a wendy house. We also have a piano and two games rooms, one with a snooker table and the other with table tennis and darts.
  • Ideally situated for the seaside attractions of North Berwick, the house is perfect for families, golfing & other holidays. With a wide selection of beaches, shops, nature reserves, seaside eateries and world famous golf courses,
  • The house is one mile from the popular seaside town of North Berwick and all its restaurants and facilities. The town is regularly voted best place to live in Scotland. It is close to several sandy beaches including the renowned Seacliffe beach.
  • The names North Berwick & East Lothian reverberate around the golf world. Famous for its historic courses, stunning views and as host of the Scottish Open, East Lothian is known as Scotland’s Golf Coast. There are 12 courses within 20 minutes.
  • The area is renowned for its marine wildlife, walking and cycling. Weather permitting, the owner can arrange for trips around the Bass Rock, whose 150,000 gannets David Attenborough described as one of the wonders of the natural world.
  • Edinburgh is just 35 minutes by the hourly train service from North Berwick. A day trip from Leuchie would enable you to visit the numerous attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia.

Introducing

Hew Dalrymple

Sir Hew Dalrymple - the 11th Baronet - is the immediate ancestor of the original baronet and runs Leuchie estate. He is Deputy Lieutenant for East Lothian, is a founding trustee of the Scottish Seabird Centre and is president of the North Berwick RNLI and North Berwick Yacht Club. He is married to Janey who has been instrumental at transforming the house.