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Sleeps - 12
Region - Edinburgh & The Lothians
Activities Golf · Snooker/Billiards · Tennis · Walking / Hiking
Facilities Mobile coverage · Snooker / Billiards · Tennis court · Wifi
Features Children Friendly · Dogs Allowed · Self-Catered
Rental From £4,125 for a 3 night self-catered stay
Leuchie was recently listed in The Times as one of the top 25 stylish UK stays for 2021 – one of the “coolest holiday houses”!
Leuchie Walled Garden offers contemporary luxury and exceptional comfort for up to 12 guests. Guests can relax in comfort surrounded by an outstanding collection of antique furniture, paintings and books. The huge glass walls let the outside in, flooding the rooms with natural light and offering delicious views of the garden.
The property is an outstanding example of a stylish 1960’s mid-century modern house. Now completely renovated to accommodate contemporary standards of luxury, the property boasts a unique blend of modernity with traditional architecture.
Leuchie was designed by the renowned Scottish architect, Sir James Dunbar-Nasmith who went on to design the Edinburgh Festival theatre. Sir James designed a house that fully embraces the concepts that were fashionable in the 1960s, using striking angles, glass & timber. The completed building sits naturally within the traditional brickwork of the walled garden.
The magnificent walled garden was built over 200 years ago by Napoleonic prisoners of war. Against a backdrop of enchanting borders and ancient trees, it is a place of beauty and calm whatever the season.
The Walled Garden is in two parts. The garden in front of the Modern House is for the exclusive use of guests; guests are also welcome to wander around the kitchen garden and the surrounding grounds. There is a patio furniture and a dining table and chairs on the paved area. Croquet and boules are available for the use of guests. There is a pitching range in the Kitchen Garden if guests are keen golfers. There is also a wonderful tennis court, and a separate games room with snooker table and table tennis.
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 Seacliffe (often nominated as one of Britain’s best beaches), Yellowcraig & the East & West Bays in North Berwick.
For golfers, the names North Berwick & East Lothian reverberate around the 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 of Leuchie’s front door and boasts no less than 21 golf courses, including Muirfield, Archerfield, Gullane, Luffness and North Berwick.
Something else which makes Leuchie Walled Garden unique is the opportunity to make an exclusive landing on Bass Rock. Weather permitting, the owner can arrange for trips around the Bass Rock, whose 150,000 gannets David Attenborough described as “one of the 12 wonders of the natural world”. Also nearby are the islands of Craigleith, famous for its seals and puffins, and Fidra, as well as Aberlady Nature Reserve and the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick.
For walkers and cyclists,there are numerous coastal walks. Leuchie is also close to the John Muir Way, while half an hour away the Lammermuirs offer moorland walks with stunning views over East Lothian and the Borders.
There is also plenty to see in the rest of East Lothian including the county town of Haddington and villages like Stenton, nestling in the foothills of the Lammermuirs. Or go to the beach in Gullane and then have lunch at Tom Kitchen’s award winning restaurant, the Bonnie Badger.
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 the Royal Yacht Britannia. Alternatively, shop in Princes Street and enjoy the numerous restaurants and bars in George Street. It is also an excellent base for the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe. Enjoy a peaceful morning in the garden then head up to see the shows; Scotrail put on extra late trains so you can still get home at midnight.
For complete relaxation, special occasions and get-togethers, you may wish to consider a catered service. This can include full catering or the occasional evening meal as well as meals delivered to your holiday home just ready to pop into the oven.
The house and garden are child friendly. There is a cot available.
Two dogs are permitted with prior agreement. Please note that they should be kept to the service kitchen and back door area of the house only and are not permitted on the furniture. It is extremely important to note that the area around the house is a haven for wildlife and dogs must be well controlled whilst walking through woods and surrounding farmland. Please take every precaution to ensure your dogs do not present any hazard to wildlife.
Wifi is available throughout the property.
Ruth Lovering says…
“Even though the photos are excellent, they do not do this gorgeous property full justice. It is stunning. The house is flooded with light and views of the lovely garden are everywhere. The interior is very stylish and super cosy, with comfy beds and lovely bathrooms. A beautifully blend of the history of the house/family with new and modern comforts. The kitchen is fabulously well equipped , and there is plenty of space for gathering or for finding solitude. Everything is top quality, with lots of lovely details ; toiletries, lovely welcome hamper, fresh produce from the garden etc. A tranquil and peaceful setting – totally undisturbed. We walked, visited the glorious beaches, the air museum, the Seabird center and played all games provided. A truly lovely place – could not recommend it more!”
(Stayed: August 2020 )
Florence and Will Hall says…
“This is one of the most amazing places we have stayed. Leuchie Walled Garden is truly unique and somewhere you will want to make an annual holiday destination. The house is incredibly comfortable and everywhere you look there is something beautiful or interesting to see. We visited North Berwick for the day to enjoy delicious fish and chips on the beach before jumping on a boat trip tour round the historic Bass Rock. The situation within the Walled Garden is incomparable and we could not recommend it more.”
(Stayed: July 2020 )
Harriet Ghaui says…
“Leuchie Walled Garden is out of this world and I can’t wait to come back – it’s perfect for a big family holiday or with a group of friends for a long weekend. Every little detail is beautiful and it’s incredibly comfortable and modern while giving a really thoughtful nod to history of the house and family. We stayed as a group of friends over a long weekend and visited the beach nearby, took a boat trip out to Bass Rock and to go fishing. The kitchen was the hub for our weekend but there’s also an epic dining room and the option to eat out if the weather’s nice. A games room, tons of cosy reading corners and the most stunning garden make this place such a perfect retreat from the world. Couldn’t recommend it more.”
MAIN DRAWING ROOM Period 1960’s fireplace; Grand piano Luxury sofas and restored antique armchairs
KITCHEN Open plan kitchen with long table able to seat up to 12 Fridge freezer, dishwasher and large range cooker Armchair area with floor standing reading lights, bookshelf and fireplace Smart TV with Bluetooth surround-sound speaker
SERVICE KITCHEN Adjacent food preparation kitchen with original AGA, electric oven, microwave, wine storage and American style fridge freezer with ice dispenser. Dishwasher,washing machine and tumble dryer
TV ROOM/PLAY ROOM Large Smart TV with Bluetooth surround-sound speaker Beanbags and large family sofa Games and jigsaw cupboard
DINING ROOM Large antique mahogany table seating up to 12 Open fire
1 GARDEN MASTER SUITE Large panoramic windows overlooking the walled garden Super king mattress En-suite bathroom with deep floor standing bathtub Adjacent corridor shower wet room
2 GARDEN SUPER KING Large window with views of the garden Super king mattress with ability to split into two separate beds upon request Adjacent corridor bathroom with bath and shower
3 GARDEN KING Large window with views of the garden King size mattress En-suite mahogany bathroom with bath overlooking the walled garden
4 COTTAGE KING Secluded ground floor room with large windows King size mattress En-suite shower room with easy access
5 COTTAGE SUPER KING Cosy upper floor room with original wooden beams and large windows Super king mattress with ability to split into two separate beds upon request Adjacent shower room shared with Cottage Twin Room
6 COTTAGE TWIN ROOM Cosy upper floor room with original wooden beams and large windows Two separate single beds Adjacent shower room shared with Cottage Super King
EXTRAS There are hair dryers in every bedroom and a supply of luxury, sustainable REN skincare products in every bathroom.
Set within 60 acres of eighteenth century landscaped grounds, the gardens offer plenty of space to play outdoor games such as croquet and boules while golfers have the chance to practice on the two hole pitching range.
In February, the woods are a mass of snowdrops and aconites; this is followed in spring with yellow daffodils and then pink cherry blossom.
The walled garden extends to five acres and was built to provide the ‘Big Hoose’ with all its fruit and vegetable requirements. Separated into two parts by a dividing wall, the north half has been fully restored and boasts a 100 metre long herbacious border, knarled fruit trees and a new shrubbery- overlooked by ancient yew trees. The southern half is a working kitchen garden with fruit, vegetables and flowers which are available for guests to pick in season.
North Berwick 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 Seacliffe (often nominated as one of Britain’s best beaches), Yellowcraig & the East & West Bays in North Berwick.
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 of Leuchie’s front door.
In North Berwick, you can choose from:
The West Links regularly featuring in Scotland’s Top 10 Golf courses.
The East Links (The Glen) with wonderful views across to the Bass Rock.
The Wee course 9-hole course ideal for children learning how to play the game.
And, of course, golfers can get ready for their game by practicing on the Pitching range in the Walled Garden
The area is renowned for its marine wildlife. 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. Also nearby are the islands of Craigleith, famous for its seals and puffins, and Fidra, as well as Aberlady Nature Reserve and the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick.
North Berwick is well provided with shops for all occasions and needs. There are two well-stocked supermarkets, both at this end of the town. The High St is well stocked with a Nisa, a Coop and many excellent independent stores.
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