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Historic, 5 Star Former Laird's House, Fully Modernized

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Last updated: 05/11/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

5 Bedrooms (2 family rooms each with a king size bed and full single bed, 1 twin and 2 interchangeable from double to twin, 1 of which is on the ground floor)
5 newly modernized bathrooms, all with showers and 2 baths
Modern fully fitted farmhouse kitchen with large range cooker, dishwasher and utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer
Comfortable drawing room with open fire and window seat overlooking the garden
Games room complete with pool table, plasma screen TV with free view, DVD player and CD surround system
Car parking for 20 cars
Huge sunny, south facing gardens with plenty of space for entertaining: a barbeque area, sand pit, herb garden and summer house
Wifi through to the public rooms


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 450 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Private Chef


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We do have an outside kennel. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    One downstairs bedroom accessible for a wheelchair...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Bedroom 1 (Bloxholm): 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2 (Archerfield) : 1 king, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3 (Winton): 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4 (Biel): 1 king, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 5 (Baldhoven): 2 twin/ single


  • 5 bedrooms - (2 family rooms each with a king sized bed and full single bed, 1 twin and 2 interchangeable from double to twin)...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Winton Cottage can also be booked on a catered basis, and one option includes a live-in house - keeper (This would reduce the accommodation to 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms)...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Situated in the grounds of the Winton estate, the cottage has a large garden, bbq area, sand pit, herb garden and summer house...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large dining room seating up to 12 with patio doors leading to garden...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating:

    oil fired central heating...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    parking for upto 20 cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Each guest is supplied with a towelling bathrobe and set of 3 towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Modern fully fitted farmhouse kitchen with large range cooker, dishwasher and utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Modern refrigerator and separate freezer...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor south facing patio area with a BBQ & coals ready to light and enjoy a relaxed evening in peaceful surrounds....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lawn (plenty of room for a party in the grounds)...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2015
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
Autumn 2015
Sep 1 - Oct 9, 2015
3 night min stay
Oct Half Term 2015
Oct 10 - Oct 25, 2015
3 night min stay

Winter 2015
Oct 26 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 - Dec 27, 2015
7 night min stay

New Year 15/16
Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit £300
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 05/11/2015
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Edinburgh international airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Winton arms, Pencaitland
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Open championship course at Muirfield
9 Miles
Nearest Train
Drem train station
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Waterside Bistro, Haddington
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Gullane beach

We have good links with Glenkinchie distillery (home of the Edinburgh malt)

The Scottish seabird centre is great for all the family, interactive viewing of a variety of birds in and around the various islands including Bass Rock

A multitude of beaches, including seacliff (fantastic for sea fishing) North Berwick - great for toddlers as has a large open air pool, and Bellhaven bay - popular with surfers

Fantastic walking - Lammermuir hills, the John Muir way (follows the coastal trail)

Sailing from the beaches at North berwick, as well as inland lochs (Whiteadder reservoir)

Award winning restaurants - Waterside Bistro, Castle Inn in Direlton and the Rocks in Dunbar


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1779

About: Sir Francis Ogilvy, 14th Baronet of Inverquarity and his wife Dorothy. With his family, Sir Francis lives in Winton house, and is particularly keen on anything musical, highland dancing and helping to promote East lothian as a tourist venue.

Why Pencaitland:
Winton Cottage is situated on the Winton Estate, which was passed onto Sir Francis Ogilvy in 1992. Historically, the owners of Winton Estate have played a critical role in developing East Lothian's most famous golf courses because their lands originally included Muirfield (site of the 2013 Open), Archerfield and Gullane. The laird grew up in the property, and the cottage was completely renovated 5 years ago. On the Winton estate, Winton House is considered a masterpiece of Scottish Renaissance architecture, and has been passed down through generations and contains some exceptional artwork, ornate plasterwork ceilings and unique history.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Sleeps 10 to 12 people in luxuriant comfort The perfect base for a short break or tour of East Lothian's celebrated Links golf courses, from Muirfield, Gullane and Archerfield to name a few. The perfect place for all varieties of celebrations including family holidays, friend's reunions group get together and corporate meetings We can organize a variety of activities on the estate during your stay - from Clay pigeons shooting, highland games, archery, falconry, dog and duck herding and a rugby clinic to name a few!

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  • Winton Cottage house and front garden

    Winton Cottage house and front garden

  • Archerfield bedroom

    Archerfield bedroom

  • kitchen


  • Study


  • Baldhoven bedroom

    Baldhoven bedroom

  • Bloxholm bedroom

    Bloxholm bedroom

  • Lower bathroom

    Lower bathroom

  • Winton Cottage Floor Plan

    Winton Cottage Floor Plan

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Lawn


  • Side view

    Side view

  • living room

    living room

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • games room

    games room

  • more of the gardens

    more of the gardens

  • Biel bedroom

    Biel bedroom

  • Kitchen to diner

    Kitchen to diner

  • Winton View

    Winton View

  • Front of House

    Front of House

  • Sitting Room

    Sitting Room

  • Cottage in the snow

    Cottage in the snow

  • Back of house

    Back of house

  • Kitchen and cooker

    Kitchen and cooker

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