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“Fabulous find, ideal for young families”
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32 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!
Meet Isobel, one of our Highland Cows!
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland

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Lancsgirl...
Preston, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous find, ideal for young families”
Reviewed 24 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

So pleased we found Barley Cottage! It was ideal for our base to enjoy a long weekend in Lothian with a hassle free commute into Edinburgh, a short drive to the coast with North Berwick nearby and plenty of other places in between.

The house is presented perfectly - clean, spacious, comfy furniture especially the sofas and beds, well provisioned (especially for young children - stair gate, high chair, cot, cutlery, plastic crockery, plug socket covers are all thought of to make the parents life easier and a big box of toys provided which pleased the children (3 and 1) no end, although the highlight for them was seeing the cows outside grazing in the field) and lovely decor too. It could be an expensive break as I've come home wanting to re-decorate!

Lucy was on hand throughout the booking process for any queries and also popped in on arrival and departure days to ensure all ok, as well as leaving homemade scones and jam for us to sample which were delicious and a real treat. Especially when arriving in the dark after a long journey with a recently toilet trained 3yr old and a toddler past his bedtime!! Note to self (and for others!) - follow Lucy's excellent instructions and not the sat nav, especially if arriving in the dark!!

We would definitely recommend Barley Cottage and hope to return ourselves in future years,

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Liked best: The location, the ease for young families, the space within the property
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was lovely to meet you all and hope to see you again at some point in the future. Best wishes, Lucy
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Aileen S
Paisley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful cottage in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 18 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Our party of four adults, a two year old and a baby had the most wonderful long weekend at the cottage.
Lovely touch with the yummy welcome basket upon our arrival and Lucy was quick to respond to my text and email queries in the run up to our stay.
The cottage is extremely clean, very spacious and had everything we needed. The children were well provided for with a high chair, stair gate etc as well as a box of toys and DVDs which kept my two year old occupied a lot, particularly on the morning of our departure when we had packed all his things away.
Wonderful location and setting with the most spectacular scenery. A haven for wildlife too. We counted seven pheasants in the garden one afternoon and loved that Lucy put out a lot of bird seed which attracted numerous bird species to the garden.
The cottage is handy for the flight museum, Dunbar (great kids farm park) and North Berwick for the beach, shops etc as well as being only a short distance off the A1.
We will be back if we plan another trip to the area. We couldn't fault our stay in the cottage at all. Thanks for a wonderful break.

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Liked best: The log fire!
Liked least: Nothing
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. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We count ourselves very lucky to be able to delight in the wonderful surroundings every day and our children still marvel at the wildlife. It was lovely to meet you all and hope to see you again at some point in the future. Best wishes, Lucy
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ClaraPJ
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous place to stay”
Reviewed 26 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Even though it looks remote it is a great location for visiting lots of attractions. It is literally 5 minutes to the National Museum of Flight (fantastic), Drem station (to get to Edinburgh) and exploring East Lothian is really easy.
The cottage is very clean and has all the amenities that you could need.
Can't recommend this place enough, me and my family had a wonderful time.

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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 to see you again at some point in the future. Best wishes, Lucy
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Anne W
Anstruther, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great holiday cottage in great location.”
Reviewed 17 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

A lovely cottage, a home from home. The kitchen had everything we needed and we especially liked the welcome basket of fresh bread, homemade jam and free range eggs, a really nice touch. The property is finished to a high standard, the beds are very comfortable and the property had ample space for our group of 6 adults. Lucy popped in on the evening of our arrival and made us feel very welcome. With lovely country views and central location we couldn't have stayed anywhere better, we all look forward to returning to Barley Cottage in the near future and will be delighted to recommend this charming holiday property to family and friends.

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • 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
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 review is very important to us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and do hope to see you again at some point in the future. Best wishes, Lucy
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Karen S
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“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
  • 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 this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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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