Safari Tents on the Beach at Lochhouses, nr Edinburgh, Scotland
- Near the Sea
- Village / Rural
- Sports & activity
- Cot / Highchair
- Linen provided
- Log Fire
- Beach within 30km
- Beach within walking distance
- Country Sports
- Golf within 30km
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Other rental properties on site
- Short breaks available
- Suitable for events
- Sea View
Scottish glamping at its finest - a collection of safari tents and treehouses right on a large sandy beach on the east coast of Scotland, just 40 minutes from the famous city of Edinburgh. An excellent holiday choice for families, couples, and lovers of the countryside, with masses to see and do in the surrounding area.
Lochhouses farm, where the tents are situated, adjoins the John Muir Country Park so you have beach, sea, walking, riding, fishing and wildlife right on your doorstep. Aside from the safari tents, there are also seven treehouses on site, each with a superb view of the beach. Both treehouses and tents are perfect for the ‘luxury’ camper, who would rather glamp than camp, safe in the knowledge that they’ll have a real bed to sleep in, electricity and hot showers! Also on site there is a farm shop, BBQ and campfire facilities, and a kids corner with chickens, ducks, rabbits, sheep and ponies. According to the Scottish holidays travel guide, this little coastal paradise between North Berwick and Dunbar has less rain and more sunshine than any other part of the UK!
There is masses to do in the surrounding area for lovers of the coast and the great outdoors. On site we have our own horses and mini rare breed Skyrian ponies, and the next door farm runs a trekking centre with horses for all levels of riders and little ponies to cater for the ‘mini riders’! Heaven for horse riders with miles of beach and woodland to gallop along! The birdwatching here is superb, with a multitude of wild birds flocking to the sand dunes, as well as the lochs and wetlands. There are lots of trails along the dunes and through our woodland to explore in this fabulous countryside, so bring your bikes. Locally grown and reared food in the many local village and farm shops, and even locally caught crab and lobster from the sea right in front of Lochhouses! Also nearby - go cable wakeboarding, fishing, visit the Scottish seabird centre, Rosslyn Chapel (made famous by the Da Vinci Code), or visit the championship golf and country club at Whitekirk where there are special rates for Harvest Moon guests to use the gym, pool, restaurant and golf course.
The glampsite is 28 miles from Edinburgh and 30 miles from Berwick upon Tweed - each about a 40 minute drive. Dunbar and North Berwick are both only about 7 miles away. Edinburgh, Dunbar and Berwick upon Tweed are all on the East Coast Rail mainline and there are frequent local trains from Edinburgh to North Berwick. Car Hire is available from Edinburgh, Berwick upon Tweed and North Berwick. Taxis are available from all of the mentioned locations.
Edinburgh Airport 50 hour drive
Nearest Train Station:
Dunbar 10 minute drive
Nearest Bus Stop:
Whitekirk 2 minute drive
Honesty shop on site
The seven spacious and luxurious safari tents are all kitted out to the highest standard. Each has an internal area of 9x4.5m and has an additional en suite WC and hot showers. The tents can sleep up to six people. There are two double bedrooms, and a cosy ‘cupboard’ bed. The kitchen area is well equipped with Belfast sink, woodburning stove with oven, and all pots, pans crockery and cutlery. There is a comfortable sitting / dining area with comfy seating, which opens out onto the veranda / deck.
Each safari tent has a covered veranda where you can sit out and enjoy the beachfront location.
Conditions of Rental
Price includes bedding and wood. The tents can sleep up to 8 people. Travel cots available on request. No hen or stag parties from Apr - Nov. Sorry, no dogs. Weekend bookings from 4pm Friday to 10.30am Monday. Midweek bookings from 4pm Monday to 10.30am Friday. Week long bookings can start on a Friday or a Monday. There are a variety of optional extras available including a towel package, cot / highchair, chicken coop (with one hen), and a campfire cooking pot.