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Turret Cottage

Cockenzie and Port Seton, Scottish Borders (Ref. 951097)


(17 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor accommodation

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "An attractive cottage beautifully presented with a view of the Firth of Forth."

    Very convenient for Edinburgh and towns along the coast. The cottage was very comfortable apart from the sofa so we sat in the single chairs instead. As has been mentioned the water pressure is not very strong upstairs so used downstairs instead. We nearly always got parking in the courtyard but it was a bit tight at times. The windows do not open and this was ok as it was quite cool but it might be uncomfortable if the weather was warm.

    Reviewed by HeatherMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage clean and tidy only problem was in the kitchen the oven gloves ..."

    Lovely cottage clean and tidy only problem was in the kitchen the oven gloves didn't protect your hand from the heat and it could use a bigger bin other than that it we had a great time many thanks lisa

    Reviewed by BrianNov 2021

  • "The cottage did not meet our expectations."

    Came home on the third day into our visit. Cottage was cold, in need of upgrading/redecor. The sofa and chairs were the most uncomfortable to relax in. The 'cobbled courtyard' was way too busy with work vans. The shower in the ensuite was hardly worth turning on. In fact was the worst holiday cottage we have been to ever.

    We are dismayed by this. Temperature - each room has electric radiators. We provide hot water bottles, extra blankets. The housekeeper explained how to use the shower. The courtyard is full because we have 46 thriving businesses in the Main House and we have stonemasons restoring the historic boundary walls. You have our email, we are on the premises every day, our Housekeeper encourages visitors to contact us. Why choose a public source to criticise when we could have helped if you had come direct to us? Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrendaNov 2021

  • "Turret is a great holiday cottage and did not lack anything."

    It was warm and cosy , beds comfortable and we loved our stay. Good location and friendly staff

    Reviewed by BeverleyNov 2021

  • "Water pressure in the shower in en-suite was not good at all I had to rinse my hair over the bath downstairs."

    Water was always hot from tap. Heating was an issue for us we found it cold especially at night. The bed wasn’t very comfortable for us. We couldn’t get rubbish put in a bin as it was locked. Overall a lovely wee cottage great place for a base and bus stops close by we bought a 5 day trip ticket worth it if your going to explore.

    Thank you. We love to learn. 1) Ensuite shower pressure. The plumber says this is due to how you use the dial. We will leave now instructions. 2) Heating at night. Each room has effective electric radiators. We provide extra blankets on each bed and hot water bottles. 3) Our housekeeper is always on hand, our email always checked, the House open to drop in. Please just ask. We'd've helped hehjhelpe Property Owner

    Reviewed by MOct 2021

  • "Apart from the bed which we both thought was a bit hard everything else was great love it there"

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2021

  • "Private function in the gardens on Thursday evening -very loud music blaring until 12."

    30 am. Kept finding dead and live wasps in main bedroom upstairs. No one to report to in main house. Told they only do cleaning. Not happy with loud music as we didn't sleep well which meant our last day in Friday was ruined.

    Reviewed by KellieSep 2021

  • "The only issue we had with the holiday let was seating in the lounge."

    We found the sofas were uncomfortable and past their best.

    Reviewed by TinaAug 2021

  • "The welcome was warm and the cottage is so close to a wonderful small sandy bay that at high tide becomes a safe and calm natural swimming pool."

    The best place to swim for miles. Our grandson loved it. Plenty of space in the nice gardens of the house and the cottage is both quirky and comfortable. And an easy drive in to Edinburgh or you can catch the bus. Perfect place for a city and seaside holiday.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2021

  • "Great place to base yourself everyone is so friendly"

    Reviewed by CurtisAug 2021

  • "Turret Cottage is part of Cockenzie House which also contains a cafe and various social enterprises."

    The cottage overlooks the enormous front garden of the house which is used as a social space by the cafe / art workshops etc. While we were staying, there was a bar with music at the weekend. The house is very close to the coastal path and a small inlet known as the Boatshore which provides a nice little swimming area at high tide. Inside the cottage we could have done with another cupboard in the kitchen to store groceries. A cooker hood or extractor fan would also be a helpful addition. These are small niggles and we certainly enjoyed our stay here especially as the weather was so good.

    Reviewed by HeatherJul 2021

  • "I have already replied to your previous email requesting feedback from our holiday but here are my observations again."

    The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed. I would ask that perhaps the windows could be opened as it was very warm for our stay and especially upstairs some fresh air would have been welcomed. Also, there was no way to open the kitchen window or extractor to take away the steam when cooking, a minor point I know. The upstairs shower was welcome although the water did not always run hot, but hot enough to use. All in all, the cottage was good with easy access to the John Muir Way and within reach of either Edinburgh or North Berwick.

    Reviewed by MarionJul 2021

  • "Nice, warm welcome by a member of staff."

    She told us all the essential information about the cottage and amenities in the local area. The cottage was very clean, comfortable and well equipped. A door from the cottage takes you straight into the grounds of the adjoining Cockenzie House & Gardens. There are lots of little shops and local businesses and an excellent tea room all situated within the house. Across the car park at the rear, takes you to a small beach and coastal footpath. Lots of nice local pubs, takeaways and shops, all in walking distance. Made a great base for the week to explore the local area. Fantastic stay, we can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by JudithJun 2021

  • "We had email contact from the cottage owners and when we had a problem with a radiator this was rectified straight away, really helpful."

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2020

  • "Great location, right next to the sea with lots of lovely shops and cafe's nearby"

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2020

  • "Very pleasant cottage in a lovely position in gardens and over the road from the sea."

    Very friendly staff and even a very good cafe on site. What's not to like. Hope we get to go there again.

    Reviewed by NigelSep 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor twin and 1 x first floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Electric central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Shared lawn and private patio and lawned area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There are a couple of steps up into the sitting area

The property

An endearing, traditionally-styled mid-terrace cottage, sitting within the quaint unified town of Cockenzie and Port Seton, Turret Cottage is the perfect property for a couple or small family looking to be close to Edinburgh, East Lothian's golf courses and the charming towns of Scotland's East Coast.

Offering a homely base from which to create everlasting memories with your loved ones, there's no better place to celebrate any special occasion.

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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