Barns Ness Lighthouse

Dunbar, East Lothian

Cottage features

  • A dog walkers dream
  • Close to the coast
  • Private parking
  • WiFi

Cottage Details

Barns Ness Lighthouse Cottage is a truly unique and wonderful place for a holiday. With accommodation all on the ground floor, and nestled on the cliff looking out to sea behind a private gated entry, this is a place to escape from everyday life. 

Although the lighthouse itself is no longer working, it remains as a reminder of the rugged and remote beauty of the position in which the cottage sits. If unrivalled sea views are what you are looking for, Barns Ness Lighthouse Cottage is undoubtedly the property to choose.

Located near Dunbar in the Scottish Borders, this is a fabulous location for exploring southern Scotland.

Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, subject to a supplementary charge of £30.00.

Spacious off-road parking is available.


Just about every room at Barns Ness Lighthouse Cottage offers sea views. The cottage itself has been decorated in a simple, yet inviting style which is fresh and calming. In the sitting room, there are comfortable sofas in which to relax. There is a TV in this room and there is access to WiFi.

The dining area and kitchen are combined in another fresh space. Here there is a dining table and chairs for twelve, as well as a well-equipped kitchen offering electric range-style oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. From the dining room, you enter one of the two conservatories that the cottage has on offer. Both conservatories have been furnished with cosy sofas for you to relax in to after a day of exploring the local area. One of these spaces also has a sofa bed.

The sleeping accommodation is comprised of five bedrooms. The main bedroom has a double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and toilet. The remaining bedrooms offered are three twin rooms and one room with two lots of bunk beds.

There is also a family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and toilet, as well as an additional cloakroom.


The cottage benefits from an enclosed garden with lawn, ideal for both children and dogs to play. There is seating and a barbecue available for the days when you want to stay in these lovely surroundings and relax in to your stay.

In addition, there is access to an outhouse, perfect for storing bikes and outdoor equipment. The outhouse also contains a washing machine, tumble dryer, as well as a toilet and basin.

Location and surrounding area

The nearest town to the cottage is Dunbar. Located around four miles away, Dunbar is a lovely Scottish coastal town with harbor and ruined castle, once said to have sheltered Mary Queen of Scots.  You will also find a range of amenities here, including shops and dog-friendly pubs like the Volunteer Arms which sits right on the harbor.

For a beach walk with your dog, try the Belhaven beach, Dunbar, which is open to dogs all year round.

If you want to travel further afield, the beautiful city of Edinburgh is around 30 miles away. Take a walk around Holyrood Park and up to Arthur’s Seat for spectacular views of the city beneath and the sea in the distance.

Cottage location

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