Within a Scottish castle nearby Edinburgh and the sea - Pencaitland

Set over the first and second floors of a castle parts of which date back to the 13th century, our home is a 300 m2 flat surrounded by magnificent communal grounds bordering a stream.

The accommodation is arranged with the large drawing room, kitchen-diner and utility room on the first floor and the three double bedrooms and two bathrooms on the second. All the rooms feature enchanting views over the well-tended grounds which contain trees that are several hundred years old as well as fruit trees and a wide variety of flowers. There is central heating throughout the flat and the four open fireplaces can lend extra warmth and atmosphere. We have a stable high speed WiFi connection.

There is ample free parking in front of the building and a garage in a separate block nearby.

The building, which is approached by a winding private road, has no immediate neighbours and, consequently, absolute peace and quiet reigns. If you stroll the grounds, chances are you will see deer and hares nibbling the grass. Depending on the season, you may pick apples, raspberries, wild garlic, mushrooms and other fruit and vegetables from the garden.

About the location

Although we are in a tranquil rural location, many amenities are within easy reach. Having a car is useful, but bus links to nearby towns are good. Edinburgh and the attractive seaside town of North Berwick are each around 30 minutes away by car, the nearest supermarkets are in Tranent which is an 8-minute drive and the historic market town of Haddington with several restaurants, cafes, independent shops and sports facilities can be reached in under 15 minutes along quiet, scenic roads. The famous Glenkinchie distillery, where tasting tours are available, is in one of the neighbouring villages. World class golf facilities, including Muirfield, are also a short drive away as are sailing and other water-based activities.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Open to Offers
  • Rental Offered

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • Children welcome
  • Pet Care Offered
  • No small children

Pencaitland (HE28844)

East Lothian,   Scotland

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 8) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • UK - London
  • France
  • Italy
  • SE Asia + Offers
  • Open to offers

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks


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Membership expiry date: 24 Mar 2022