My boyfriend and I spent two nights in this beautiful rural cottage in Gifford during our trip in Edinburgh. We ended up there because during the last week end of the Festival in August we couldn't find a place to sleep in the city. It was an unexpected opportunity to visit the countryside and spend one relaxing day at the seaside.
The cottage is a big house sorrounded by fields and forest. It has a beautiful and a bright conservatory where a rich breakfast is served in the morning. you can have both cooked and continental breakfast and you can help yourself with cereals and toasts with jam, honey, marmelade, peanut butter, chocolate spread,... Beeing in a country full of fruit-bearing plants, I would have expected more homemade jams and fresh fruit too.
Barbara and are very nice persons, we had a brief introduction when we arrived but we didn't have much time to know them because they went to London for a wedding and they left the guests alone: in the morning there was a lady who prepared breakfast but during the day the house was without landlords.
We guests were all surprised by the fact they had been so trustfull and it was embarassing too knowing to be alone during the night in the middle of nowhere.
The other thing we didn't fancy was the fact that the room was not done the second day.
If you want to explore the region I recommend this place as long as you can have a car (there are not other means of transportation to get there).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Duncastle B & B at Eaglescairnie Mains offers 2 Double/Twin rooms with stunning views over the East Lothian countryside, with easy access (30 minutes) to the city of Edinburgh. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Duncastle B & B At Eaglescairnie Mains Gifford, East Lothian