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Excellent
28 reviews
Access to private garden directly from living room
'Kilduff'
Barley Cottage from the field
View from bedrooms
View from bedrooms
Spring crops
View from fields
Snowy drive!
View from farm towards The Bass Rock, North Berwick
Lucy loves Barley Cottage!
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland

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Excellent - based on 28 reviews
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Karen S
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Couldn't have asked for a better holiday!”
Reviewed 6 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Fantastic cottage, ideal for our ever growing family - we have a 10, 8 & 6 year old plus a 9 month old baby. Train station to Edinburgh 5 minutes drive away, nearest town 10 minutes drive away and beach 15 minutes drive away (or you can go by train too) so the location of the cottage is perfect for everything.

Lucy had everything set up for us when we arrived including the travel cot and the baby gate and she also let us sneak in a little early as we had made really good time on our journey. She arrived with a lovely welcome pack containing some extremely yummy homemade cake and had been at the end of the phone answering my numerous texts in the days leading up to our arrival.

The garden was a lovely extra to have which the children explored and loved the hare which visited every day.

The property itself looks exactly as it does in the pictures!! The decor is beautiful and the master bed is massive!! My children loved the space in the bedrooms so much so, they have tidied their bedrooms on their return home! Now that's an impressive achievement so thank you Lucy!

We can't wait to return as this property is such a find for a big family.

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Liked best: The peaceful location
Liked least: I can't actually name one thing I didn't like!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
25 Mar 2016
Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on Barley Cottage and for your kind words. I am sorry it's taken so long to respond but your feedback is very important to us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Barley Cottage and hope that the children have kept to their 'clean bedroom' policy! Please do get in touch if you find yourselves coming back to East Lothian. Best wishes, Lucy
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Paul N
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic Holiday Cottage”
Reviewed 4 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

A fabulous cottage in a quiet area large enough for our family, clean and fresh and all you could need. Easy access to the station for Edinburgh and plenty of attractions within driving distance. A beautiful area and a beautiful cottage with lovely owners topped off by the muffins waiting for us on our arrival. Highly recommended. We will definitely return one day.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: I do not have a negative
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Mar 2016
Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on Barley Cottage and for your kind words. I am sorry it's taken so long to respond but your feedback is very important to us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again at some point in the future. Best wishes, Lucy
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Gale8655
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Exactly what we needed!”
Reviewed 23 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Peaceful, spotless and tastefully furnished. Everything provided, even some toys for my two year old granddaughter. Five minutes to Drem railway station for a quick service to Edinburgh and a short drive from the beautiful North Berwick. Would definitely stay again.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Aug 2015
Thanks for taking the time to share your experience of Barley Cottage. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that Barley Cottage 'ticked all the boxes' for you. We hope to see you again sometime in the future. With very best wishes from all at Kilduff.
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Russell L
Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic Cottage, great views, Peaceful”
Reviewed 13 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

What a great holiday cottage, very clean and tastefully done with all the creature comforts you need to have a home from home feeling even down to a nice welcome pack including local produce, along with all the essentials for your arrival we couldn't ask for more and the home made malteser cakes yum yum Thank you! We stayed at Barley Cottage for a week we wished we had booked two weeks. Barley Cottage is set within Kilduff Farm estate and its beuatiful grounds.
We loved coming back in the evenings after a day out to relax and unwind especially with the log burner and lovely views from Barley Cottage, loved waking up in the morning with the cows in the field and a pheasant in the Garden! So quiet and peaceful! We loved the bird feeders in the Garden and the owners were kind enough to leave plenty of bird feed too!
The Garden was great with everything you needed and was safe for children to play in.
It was also great to have the Wi-Fi. A big beautiful bath downstairs and a fantastic shower upstairs, the shower I would say is probably one of the best I've ever used! The bedrooms were very comfortable with even a couple of boxes of toys for the young children in the wardrobe, excellent! We will definitely be back again to Barley Cottage!

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Liked best: Everything, too much to mention
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
18 Aug 2015
Thanks so much for your kind words. We are delighted that you had such a great stay in Barley Cottage. Sorry not to meet you in person. Please come back and visit us again soon! Lucy
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Dave H
Wirral, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful Cottage, wonderful place.”
Reviewed 2 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We stayed at Barley Cottage last week and our stay was fantastic. Located on the Kilduff Farm estate, the cottage is spacious and has everything you need with some lovely thoughful extras from Lucy. The cottage is of a really high standard and we've already recommended staying there to family and friends. Logs for the stove fire, handy out-buildings, a parking bay, barbecue outside on the patio in the private garden, nice furnishings, good central heating, a good shower and large bath, wifi, etc., etc., etc. We will return!
We found the location great as-well with plenty to see and do. 'The Waterside' pub in Haddington is a must, we visited the lovely town of North Berwick, the Museum of Flight, the Motor Museum and took a 30 minute train journey from Drem into Edinburgh to visit Edinburgh Castle. Even Drem train station is ideally placed at the back of the farms estate, just half a mile from the cottage with really convenient parking!!
We loved our week here and can't wait go back.

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Liked best: The views from the cottage.
Liked least: Everything was just fine.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
4 Jun 2015
Thanks for your review! We are delighted that you had such a great time in East Lothian and that Barley Cottage was such a hit! We will look forward to having you to stay in Barley Cottage again soon. Best wishes, Lucy
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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