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Mercat Cottage

Cockenzie and Port Seton near Edinburgh, Scottish Borders (Ref. 951087)


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

* Based on a combined average customer score over the last 3 months

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17 Customer Review(s)

  • “Excellent cottage, great location.”

    very clean and the host was very welcoming.

    very clean and the host was very welcoming.

    - Mr Botting, January 2020

The property

This characterful and unique ground floor cottage is part of 17th century Cockenzie House and Gardens in the unified town of Cockenzie and Port Seton, just a thirty minute drive from Edinburgh.

The house and gardens show fantastic exhibitions with a traditional tea room and studio space for local artists who have refurbished some of the furniture used in Mercat Cottage.

The main open plan living space is a colourful area with a kitchenette with a dishwasher and basin set into an alcove to one side.

There is a comfortable sitting area with a sofa bed, an electric fire and a dining area with more than enough space for the whole group to enjoy meals together.

The bedrooms each have their own individual style with both having names linked to the history of the area.

'The Blooming Room' is named after the award-winning Ladies in Bloom group, has a double bed and is decorated in a shabby chic style.

'The Power Station Room' commemorates the decommissioned Cockenzie power station and features quirky framed facts.

Completing the accommodation is the separate shower room 'Seton Sands' and the toilet room 'The Boat Shore Bog'.

Outside guests have access to the shared formal gardens and lawns and there is a private patio seating area.

The cottage is in a fantastic location just a short walk from the shores of the Firth of Forth and you can visit the nearby galleries, shops and cafés.

Just twelve miles away is Edinburgh with a host of activities and places of interest.

You could easily fill your days and still not see everything that is on offer in this area.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 951097, together sleeping up to 10 people.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower
  • Basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchenette, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and electric fire
  • Electric portable radiators and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi (signal is intermittent at the property), selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared use of estate grounds with formal garden
  • Private patio area with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.3 miles

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About the location


Edinburgh 12 miles.

This coastal town is just a thirty minute drive from Edinburgh and is home to some of its own fantastic amenities. Visit the galleries, tea rooms and gardens or walk a stretch of the John Muir Way which runs along the shore. There are a number of golf courses within easy reach and trips to Edinburgh are a must. The Old Town boasts the castle and The Royal Mile as well as Holyrood Palace and the new Scottish Parliament. The New Town offers elegant Georgian buildings and streets with a wealth of shopping, eating and drinking to suit all tastes. Add to that the accessibility of the surrounding countryside, hills, beautiful seaside resorts and beaches, and you have the ideal location for an exciting break.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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