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Edinburgh - Lothians - Scottish Borders

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Members on this page offer B&B accommodation:
In Edinburgh City (5)
and in the nearby regions of Lothians and Borders:
Linlithgow (30 minutes)
Dunbar (40 mins) - North Berwick (45 mins) - Haddington (45 mins)
Jedburgh (75 mins) - Coldstream (75 mins)

Please note that double/twin room prices are per person per night based on two persons sharing. To make enquiries or bookings, please contact the proprietor direct via phone, fax or email as detailed on the relevant entry. If you are outside the UK, first dial the appropriate international dialing code for your country (011 from the States for example), then dial 44 and omit the initial 0 of the number given in these pages, before dialing the remaining digits.

You will probably come by road into Scotland and the Borders region by either the A1 road from Berwick-on-Tweed or from Carlisle to Gretna on the M74. Another way is from Northumbria and the A68 to the attractive little town of Jedburgh. The latter route will be through beautiful rolling countryside, the Cheviot hills and wooded valleys, across rivers like the Esk and the Teviot and within reach of towns such as Hawick, Galashiels and Selkirk, well known for their tweed and woollen manufacturing traditions. Visit one of the mill shops for a genuine Scottish souvenir.

The A1 winds its way north near the coast to Dunbar. Take the side road going right to the coast at North Berwick, near Tantallon Castle and then on past bird sanctuaries just a few more miles into Edinburgh itself. At North Berwick, visit the Scottish Seabird Centre where you can view colonies of gannets and puffins through cameras sited on the nearby islands.

Edinburgh, capital of Scotland, is accessible by road, rail and air from all different directions. There are places to visit and things to do at any time of year and the choice is huge. Most obvious "must sees" are the Castle, Holyrood Palace, the Royal Mile, Princes Street Gardens and the Scott Monument. Visit the zoo or the famous Botanical Gardens. Wander around the little wynds of the Old Town or admire the magnificent Georgian splendour of the New Town terraces and circles. Indulge yourself at some of Scotland's best shops and restaurants or visit at Festival time when the city is alive with events of all kinds going on in the International Festival and "Fringe". Explore the museums and galleries or, at Hogmanay, have fun at Scotland's biggest street party to welcome the New Year. Don't forget to listen out for the gun fired every day at 1 pm from the castle ramparts.

A few miles beyond Edinburgh, not far from the Airport is historic Linlithgow. The impressive palace dates back hundreds of years and was the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. Bonnie Prince Charlie also stayed here but, soon after his defeat at Culloden, the government troops carelessly allowed the place to catch fire, leaving it roofless. It's worth a visit.

Travelling towards Stirling, visit the Falkirk wheel an impressive feat of modern engineering opened in December 1999. The Falkirk Wheel is the centrepiece to the Millennium Link canal project which is designed to reconnect the differing levels of the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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NISBET HOUSE
Mrs Sheila Pile
Main Street - Leitholm - Coldstream TD12 4JL
Tel: 01890 840279
Email:
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  • 1 double (en suite)
  • 1 twin (en suite)
  • Open Jan - Dec
  • B&B 30 Pounds Sterling
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4 star award Explore the beautiful Borders from this charming 18th century village house with spacious, tastefully furnished rooms, log fires and peaceful garden. Warm, friendly service. Delicious breakfasts with local produce and home-made preserves. Fishing, walking, golf, Border abbeys all nearby. 5 miles from Coldstream.
Tea/coffee facilities Lounge Central heating Garden No smoking Golf nearby Fishing nearby Hairdryers
Dogs by arrangement

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THE SPINNEY
Sandra & Graham Fry
Langlee - Jedburgh TD8 6PB
Tel: 01835 863525 / Fax: 01835 864883
Email:
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  • 1 double (en suite)
  • 1 double (priv. facs.)
  • 1 twin (en suite)
  • Open March-Nov
  • B&B 24 - 26 Pounds Sterling
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Offering spacious accommodation and set in acres of mature gardens, The Spinney has, over the last 25 years, established a reputation for quality and friendly service. The Spinney has achieved an AA 5 Diamonds award. 2 miles from the historic Royal Burgh of Jedburgh (10 miles north of the border with England). 50 miles from Edinburgh.
Private parking Tea/coffee facilities TVs in rooms Lounge Central heating Garden No smoking Golf nearby Fishing nearby Hairdryers Credit cards accepted Agents commission given
Scotland's Best certificate

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WOODSIDE B&B
Margaret & Tony Packwood
13 North Street - Belhaven - Dunbar - East Lothian EH42 1NU
Tel: / Fax: 01368 862384
Email:
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  • 1 double (en suite)
  • 1 double (priv. facs.)
  • 1 twin (priv. facs.)
  • Open April-Sept
  • B&B 22 - 28 Pounds Sterling
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4 star award Overlooking Belhaven Bay and John Muir Country Park, Woodside is in a quiet location yet has easy access to Edinburgh: rail 20 minutes; road 40 minutes; airport 50 minutes. Near 2 golf courses and coastal walk to historic Dunbar. Private garden and patios facing the sea. 1 mile from Dunbar. Euros accepted. Internet access.
Private parking Tea/coffee facilities Vegetarian diets catered for Special diets catered for Lounge Central heating Garden Golf nearby Fishing nearby No smoking Credit cards accepted Hairdryers Foreign language spoken Ground floor bedrooms Wheelchair accessible

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FIDRA HOUSE
Marian & Ian Ramsay
Athelstaneford - North Berwick - East Lothian EH39 5BE
Tel: 01620 880777 / Fax: 01620 880777
Email:
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  • 2 double (en suite)
  • 1 twin (en suite)
  • Open March - October
  • B&B from 35 Pounds Sterling
5 star award Country cottage, tastefully decorated and furnished in a beautiful, mature garden overlooking farmland. Guests enjoy a high degree of privacy within the grounds of Fidra House, lying in the ancient hamlet of Athelstaneford, North Berwick. Convenient for airport and trains to Edinburgh.
Tea/coffee facilities TVs in rooms Vegetarian diets catered for Special diets catered for Central heating Garden No smoking Foreign language spoken Golf nearby Lounge Hairdryers Ground floor bedrooms

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THE GLEBE HOUSE
Gwen & Jake Scott
4 Law Road - North Berwick - East Lothian EH39 4PL
Tel: 01620 892608 / Fax: 01620 893588
Email:
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  • 2 double (en suite)
  • 1 twin (Private facs.)
  • Open Jan - Dec
  • B&B from 35 Pounds Sterling
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The Glebe House is a listed Georgian manse built in 1780 and elegantly furnished with many period features. It is situated in secluded grounds overlooking the historic seaside town of North Berwick and within easy walking distance of the town centre, beaches, golf course and train station.
Private parking Tea/coffee facilities TVs in rooms Vegetarian diets catered for Special diets catered for Lounge Central heating Garden Four poster bed Child rates and facilities No smoking Foreign language spoken Hairdryers Ground floor bedrooms Golf nearby Fishing nearby
Dogs by arrangement

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CARFRAE FARMHOUSE
Mrs Dorothy Gibson
Carfrae - Near Garvald - Haddington - East Lothian EH41 4LP
Tel: 01620 830242
Email:
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  • 1 double (en suite)
  • 1 double (priv. facs.)
  • 1 twin (en suite)
  • Open March - October
  • B&B 25 - 30 Pounds Sterling
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4 star award Carfrae Farmhouse is in a peaceful location overlooking a lovely walled garden with views to the Lammermuir Hills. 45 minutes from Edinburgh, the Borders and Edinburgh Airport. Come and explore our 800 acre farm with its SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) wet area and loch. 8 miles from Haddington.
Private parking Tea/coffee facilities TVs in rooms Vegetarian diets catered for Lounge Central heating Garden Golf nearby Fishing nearby No smoking Credit cards accepted Working farm
Animal free house

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ARISAIG
Helen Baird
64 Glasgow Road - Edinburgh EH12 8LN
Tel: 0131 334 2610
Email:
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  • 1 double (en suite)
  • 1 twin (en suite)
  • Open May - Oct
  • B&B 26 - 30 Pounds Sterling
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4 star award Luxury accommodation awaits you here at this excellent B&B. There are two beautiful bedrooms, all with en suite facilities. Tea or coffee available. Lovely lounge with TV. Excellent breakfasts. Non-smoking. 3 miles from city centre. Parking. Good bus service. Guests made very welcome.
Private parking Tea/coffee facilities Vegetarian diets catered for Special diets catered for Lounge Payphone Central heating Garden Golf nearby No smoking Hairdryers Ground floor bedrooms Agents commission given

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CRANNOCH BUT & BEN
Tom & Moira Conway
467 Queensferry Road - Edinburgh EH4 7ND
Tel: 0131 336 5688 / Fax: 0131 336 5688
Email:

  • 1 double (en suite)
  • 1 twin (en suite)
  • 1 family (en suite)
  • Open Jan - Dec
  • B&B 26 - 32 Pounds Sterling
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This excellent accommodation offers ground floor rooms with tea,coffee and private facilities. A warm lounge and Scottish hospitality ensures a pleasant stay. Moira and Tom Conway offer guidance with tours and places of interest. Good bus service to city centre (3 miles). Near airport. Private parking.
Private parking TVs in rooms Tea/coffee facilities Vegetarian diets catered for Special diets catered for Lounge Foreign language spoken Payphone Central heating Agents commission given Fishing nearby No smoking Child rates and facilities Hairdryers Ground floor bedrooms Animal free house
Scotland's Best certificate

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NEWMILLS COTTAGE
Betty & Chris Linn
472 Lanark Road West - Balerno - Edinburgh EH14 5AE
Tel/Fax: 0131 449 4300
Email:
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  • 1 super-king/twin (en suite)
  • 1 suite (i.e. 2 twin rooms sharing 1 private bathroom)
  • Open Jan-Dec
  • B&B from 30 Pounds Sterling
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4 star award Delightful farmhouse style cottage built by the owners with ample private parking and lovely garden. Extremely spacious rooms all with sitting area. The perfect base for exploring Edinburgh and beyond. Close to Airport, Heriot Watt University and City Bypass. Excellent bus service. 7 miles to city centre.
Private parking Tea/coffee facilities Vegetarian diets catered for Special diets catered for TVs in rooms Central heating Golf nearby Fishing nearby Garden No smoking Hairdryers Credit cards accepted Animal free house

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NUMBER 22
Christine & Tim MacDowel
22 Murrayfield Gardens - Edinburgh EH12 6DF
Tel: 0131 337 3569 / Fax: 0131 337 3803
Email:
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  • 1 twin (en suite)
  • 1 double (en suite)
  • 1 double (priv. facs.)
  • Open Jan-Dec
  • B&B 35 - 45 Pounds Sterling
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4 star award Safe in a leafy suburb, this fine Victorian house stands in its own grounds of ornamental trees and shrubs and provides top accommodation at first floor level. The city centre is within 1 mile with buses taking no more than 7 minutes.
Private parking Tea/coffee facilities Lounge Vegetarian diets catered for Central heating Golf nearby Garden No smoking Hairdryers Credit cards accepted
Dogs by arrangement

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VIOLET BANK HOUSE
Reta & John MacLennan
167 Lanark Road West - Currie - Edinburgh EH14 5NZ
Tel: 0131 451 5103
Email:
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  • 1 double (en suite)
  • 1 twin/double (en suite)
  • 1 single (en suite)
  • Open Jan-Dec
  • B&B from 30 Pounds Sterling
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Sympathetically refurbished traditional home with antique furnishings and luxury en-suite shower rooms. South facing garden overlooking the river. Creative and traditional breakfasts. 15 minutes by bus to city centre. Airport 4 miles. Heriot-Watt University 1 mile. City Bypass 2 miles.
Private parking Tea/coffee facilities Vegetarian diets catered for Special diets catered for TVs in rooms Foreign language spoken Lounge Central heating Garden Golf nearby Fishing nearby No smoking Hairdryers Ground floor bedrooms Credit cards accepted Agents commission given

Scotland's Best certificate
Wheelchair accessible

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ARDEN HOUSE
Beth Cruikshank
Belsyde - Linlithgow EH49 6QE
Tel: / Fax: 01506 670172
Email:
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  • 2 double (en suite)
  • 1 twin (en suite)
  • Open Jan - Dec
  • B&B from 30 Pounds Sterling
    Single supplement: 10 Pounds
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Welcome Host
Situated in the picturesque grounds of Belsyde Country House and close to the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, this delightful house offers guests a peaceful rural retreat yet easy access to the M9, M90, M8 and Edinburgh Airport. Arden House is the ideal base when visiting central Scotland and beyond.
Private parking Tea/coffee facilities Vegetarian diets catered for Special diets catered for TVs in rooms Payphone Central heating Garden Golf nearby Fishing nearby No smoking Hairdryers Ground floor bedrooms Credit cards accepted

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THORNTON
Rob & Jill Inglis
Edinburgh Road - Linlithgow EH49 6AA
Tel: 01506 844693 / Fax: 01506 844876
Email:
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  • 1 double (en suite)
  • 1 twin (en suite)
  • Open March - Nov
  • B&B 28 - 30 Pounds Sterling
  • Single 35 Pounds Sterling
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Relax in our Victorian house situated near the Union Canal in historic Linlithgow. Large secluded garden with private parking. Close to station, town centre and Linlithgow palace. Easy drive to Falkirk's unique boat-lifting wheel. Excellent road/rail links to Edinburgh, Stirling, Glasgow. Great hospitality and award winning breakfast.
Private parking Tea/coffee facilities Vegetarian diets catered for Special diets catered for TVs in rooms Foreign language spoken Lounge Central heating Garden Golf nearby Fishing nearby No smoking Hairdryers Ground floor bedrooms Credit cards accepted Agents commission given

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To make enquiries or bookings, please contact the proprietor direct via phone, fax or email as detailed on the relevant entry. If you are outside the UK, first dial the appropriate international dialing code for your country (011 from the States for example), then dial 44 and omit the initial 0 of the number given in these pages, before dialing the remaining digits.

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Private parking Tea/coffee facilities
Vegetarian diets catered for Special diets catered for
TVs in rooms Lounge
Foreign language spoken Basins in rooms
Payphone Evening meals by arrangement
Central heating Garden
Working farm
Golf nearby Fishing nearby
No smoking Child rates and facilities
Wheelchair accessible Hairdryers
Credit cards accepted Ground floor bedrooms
Agents commission given Four poster bed

Please note that all details of establishments are as provided by the proprietors
who are solely responsible for the standards of their establishments
and for the accuracy of information displayed on this web site concerning them.

November 2004
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