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St ColmsNorth Berwick, East Lothian
Sleeps: 13

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St ColmsNorth Berwick, East Lothian

Sleeps - 13

Region - Southern Scotland

Sporting

Activities
Beach · Golf · Riding

Facilities
Golf course · Wifi

Features
Children Friendly · Self-Catered

Rental
From £2,500 per week

Estate Details

St ColmsNorth Berwick, East Lothian

Sleeps - 13

Region - Southern Scotland

Sporting

Activities
Beach · Golf · Riding

Facilities
Golf course · Wifi

Features
Children Friendly · Self-Catered

Rental
From £2,500 per week

St Colms, a magnificent Edwardian Mansion overlooking the 16th green of the famous West Links of North Berwick, is available to small groups from May until the end of October.

The house provides comfortable accommodation for up to 12 people on a self catered basis. The house is ideally suited for golfing holidays, family holidays and for corporate entertainment.

The principle feature of the house is a magnificent first floor Edwardian drawing room, offering a superb view of the golf course and the Firth of Forth. The property has a beautiful large walled garden which offers direct access to the golf course and to the beach.

The West Links at North Berwick is one of the oldest and most scenic golf courses in Scotland. Founded in 1832 it is a classic links course which starts and ends in the town and runs along the coast in the direction of Edinburgh. The sea can be seen from almost every hole and and at several points it is possible for a wayward shot to end on the beach. Today the course is used as a qualifier for the British Open when it is at Muirfield.

There are also innumerable other golf courses within a 10 mile radius of North Berwick, so St Colms is an ideal base for the golfing enthusiasts holiday!

For those non-golfing members of the party, the centre of Edinburgh is only 30 minutes away by rail, or 40 minutes by road, and the city offers extensive shopping facilities, sightseeing opportunities and a buzzing nightlife. St Colms also provides a great base for those wishing to experience the Edinburgh Festival during August.

The property is only 20 minutes by road from Dunbar which is on the main London to Edinburgh line and Edinburgh airport is approximately 50 minutes by road.

Accommodation for 9-13.

Rental
Low Season – April, May, June, September and October from £2,600 for up to 9 guests, plus £400 for the second floor (see accommodation tab for further information)
High Season – July / August from £3,400 for up to 9 guests, plus £500 for the second floor (see accommodation tab for further information)

Christmas and New Year on application

We say...

St Colms has a special charm and atmosphere, overlooking the 16th green of the links course at North Berwick. Ideal for a golfing party or a family holiday in this sought after location.

You say...

We loved St Colms and had the most wonderful week there. The house was fabulous and all our guests just enjoyed being there. We loved North Berwick and everyone had a really fabulous time.Anonymous, August

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Accommodation

The principle feature of the house is a magnificent first floor Edwardian drawing room, offering a superb view of the golf course and the Firth of Forth. An oak panelled hall leads to a library and to a dining room with a table which can seat sixteen in comfort.

Accommodation
Ground Floor:
Lovely large reception hall with open fireplace and window seat
Large sitting room with French doors out onto terrace and garden (and television)
Large dining room seating up to 16 with French doors out onto terrace and garden
Study / library
Kitchen and utility room
1 x single bedroom with shower room.

First FLoor:
Beautiful Edwardian Drawing room with original features and lovely views out over the garden and onwards to the golf course and sea.
1 x twin bedroom with en suite bathroom (with shower attachment)
1 x king size bedroom with en suite bathroom (with shower attachment)
2 x twin bedrooms with shared bathroom

Second Floor Flat:
Please note this is only let in conjunction with the main house by agreement and at an additional cost. It should be noted that this is accessed by a separate stair which has shared access with the owner’s flat which is sometimes let out.
2 x double bedrooms
1 x twin bedroom (plus an extra child’s bed)
Shared shower room

Linen and towels included.

Activities

Golf
North Berwick Golf Course
The West Links is one of the oldest and most scenic golf courses in Scotland and can be accessed directly from the garden of the house. Founded in 1832 it is a classic links course which starts and ends in the town and runs along the coast in the direction of Edinburgh. The sea can be seen from almost every hole and and at several points it is possible for a wayward shot to end on the beach.

One of the most famous holes is the 15th, called Redan, a 190 yard par three, which has been studied and imitated by golf architects from all over the world and there are versions of this hole in America. Some famous golf matches have taken place on these links. Today the course is used as a qualifier for the British Open when it is at Muirfield.

Other Courses
It is said that there are no fewer than 100 further golf courses within a half hour radius of North Berwick, the best known being Gullane One and Two and Muirfield – frequently voted the best golf course in the British Isles and the setting for many famous Open Championships.

North Berwick
The centre of town is approximately 10 minutes walk from the property and provides a selection of basic shopping facilities and a number of good restaurants and bars. There is a train station in the centre of town with a reliable and regular rail link to the centre of Edinburgh taking approximately 35 minutes.

There are a number of historic monuments and houses worth a visit within easy reach of the town, including Tantallon Castle. East Lothian also boasts some of the best beaches in Scotland, which are excellent for walks, and horse riding can be arranged locally.

Edinburgh
Ediburgh is a city widely renowned for its beautiful architecture, friendly people and Castle perched high above the city centre. There are many art galleries and museums to suit every taste including the National Galleries of Scotland.

There are excellent shopping facilities with all the usual high street names and also a wide number of interesting gift shops and small art galleries. The city has at least five major theatres playing host to a wide variety of plays and concerts throughout the year.

It is during August each year however that the city truly comes to life with the Edinburgh International Festival, Fringe Festival, Book Festival and Jazz Festival attracting huge numbers of perfomers from all over the world. At the same time, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo is held at the castle and is certainly an experience not to be missed!

St Colms is approximately 50 minutes by car from Edinburgh airport and only 20 minutes by road from Dunbar which is on the main line from London to Edinburgh.

Property location

Testimonials

We loved St Colms and had the most wonderful week there. The house was fabulous and all our guests just enjoyed being there. We loved North Berwick and everyone had a really fabulous time.

Anonymous
August


St. Colm's was the most wonderful venue in which to celebrate. The house was so perfect with lots of space to do one's own thing and then a beautiful reception room and dining room to get together every evening. Although we did go out a couple of evenings to sample the local restaurants it seemed a shame to be leaving the house. We played four games of golf in varying weather conditions and a couple of trips into Edinburgh, including a private tour of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, the curator being the cousin of one of the guests. A real highlight of our stay.

Lynn Dyson, London


Everything went very well. St Colms was great and of course Margret was the icing on the cake. We truly enjoyed ourselves and are already talking of booking again next year. John M. Cefaly

John M. Cefaly, New York, America


Dear George, Perhaps a little belated but we felt it appropriate to convey our appreciation to you and your staff particularly to yourself and Jane Burney for your professional and very personal attention to our requirements over Christmas and New Year. We were very impressed with unlimited assistance and attention to detail your organization provided. All our family had a very memorable time at St. Colms. We were very comfortable and the size of the house permitted each of us to our own privacy if needed or together en-masse as we did on Christmas day. Should we have any future requirements in the U.K. in which your organization could or can assist we will only be too happy to make contact with you again. Once again thank you so much for contributing to our memorable family occasion. Yours sincerely Anona and Ron Gray

Mr and Mrs Gray, Dubai, Middle East


We leave tomorrow, having had a simply marvellous time. St Colms is lovely and we were so well looked after by Margaret. Weatherwise we were very lucky and had one or two terrific days. Lots of visits to Muirfield which was as good as ever. Thank you so much for letting us have the house. I am quite sure there will be lots of future demand! Best regards Simon

Simon De Zoete, Hampshire, England


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