Country retreat just 10 miles from Edinburgh

Great country cottage with garden and plenty of outdoor activities nearby. Pets are welcome and dog care can be arranged if required while guests are sightseeing.

Key Features

  • 4 star rating4 Star
  • Sleeps up to 5Sleeps up to 5
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • Ground floorGround floor
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • TV and DVD playerTV and DVD player
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • Onsite parkingOnsite parking
  • Shops within 500 metresShops within 500 metres
  • Linen/towels providedLinen/towels provided
  • Non-smokingNon-smoking
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Cot/Highchair on requestCot/Highchair on request
  • Pets by arrangementPets by arrangement
  • Private gardenPrivate garden
  • Washing machineWashing machine

More features

  • FridgeFridge
  • FreezerFreezer
  • King bedKing bed
  • ShowerShower
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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Living room

Living room


  • Two double bedrooms plus additional single bed
  • Lots to discover in East Lothian, and only a short distance away from Edinburgh
  • Garden
  • Pets are welcome, and dog care can be arranged if required while guests are sightseeing
  • Grazing and stabling for one pony, by arrangement

This cottage has a living room with a living-flame gas fire, a kitchen with dining area and door to the garden. There are two double bedrooms, each with king-size double bed. An additional fold-down single bed is available for a child. Shower room with toilet. There is a private garden with summer house and furniture, plus shared access to extensive walled-garden grounds. There is also grazing and a stable available for one pony, by arrangement. There is private parking for up to 4 cars. A ramp is available for wheelchair access. Pets are welcome, and there is full access to dog-proofed grounds and a small wood; dog care can be arranged if required while guests are sightseeing.

In June/July/August usually only week-long bookings can be confirmed (usual start day in the summer is a Friday).

The property is in a superb location making the most of the magnificent golf courses and beaches of East Lothian and only 10 miles on the A1 to Edinburgh city centre. For those who prefer to use public transport when travelling to/from Edinburgh, there's a direct bus into Edinburgh, and the railway station is 5 mins away by car. This stylishly decorated and furnished, detached holiday cottage is privately set in very extensive gated walled garden grounds. On the edge of Tranent, close to the Firth of Forth, there is a good variety of activities nearby, such as horse racing at Musselburghgo-karting at Longniddry, the Scottish Seabird Centre at North Berwick, historic houses at LennoxloveDirleton and the memorable ruins of Tantallon, National Museum of Flight at East Fortune, National Trust gardens at Inveresk Lodge, along with hill walking in the Lammermuirs or the East Lothian Touring Trail, fishing and cycling.

Getting there

  • “Great family accommodation, with everything you need: We very much enjoyed our stay. Set in a great location and all facilities are of a high standard. Fully equipped with everything you need and we liked the style of the decor/furnishings. The owners are friendly and go out of their way make you feel welcome. You have your own private entrance/parking and the cottage is set in a separate area of the large garden, which means its private and you do not feel you are intruding. Bus stop just outside, with convenient access to Edinburgh or East Lothian and a short walk into town for shops/visiting the best Tranent has to offer. Would definitely recommend for families, people with pets . We would plan to stay here again next time we are in Tranent.”
    RK, Brisbane, Australia Australian flag
  • “Dog friendly, clean, lovely cottage: would go back. The cottage was very clean and beautifully furnished. Set in lovely grounds with a dog safe, enclosed garden (unless you have a very, very, small dog who could sneak through the gate). Friendly owner who makes sure you feel at home. Would definitely go back.”
    K&C, Aberdeen, Scotland Scottish flag
  • “Thanks for having us at the lodge. It was a home to home feeling. Really nice and comfortable. The beds were comfy, the kitchen was fully stocked and the shower was amazing! What more could you ask for. Thanks again we really enjoyed our stay.”
    J, Billericay, Essex, UK UK flag
  • “Perfect for a stay on the Edinburgh Golf Coast. Jemma was great and helped us out when needed. The house is well equipped, spacious for 4 people with a cosy living room and stylishly furbished bedrooms which are all well heated. A great place to stay and is just as shown in the photos.”
    P & co, Tampere, Finland Finnish flag
  • “Nice size property well maintained: Had a fabulous long weekend staying here for the Edinburgh marathon. Well located and helpful owner. Good sized bedrooms and lounge.”
    SP, England English flag
  • “Highly recommended. Excellent place. Very close to Edinburgh. Supermarket not far. Everything was working and clean.”
    D&S, Israel Israeli flag
  • “An amazing week in a comfortable lodge that is fitted to a high standard. Extensive lovely gardens to play/relax in. Bus stops for coast and Edinburgh close to lodge with bus stops right outside of lodge. We travelled by train and found getting around easy, supermarket and take-aways as well as pub within short walking distance. Children made the most of the garden and park across the road as well as walking and visiting local attractions. This is the first holiday that they have not bothered with electronics which was lovely as they just wanted to play and explore. The children loved going out on a morning to see the horses. We will definitely be coming back.”
    E & family, Gateshead, England English flag
  • “Great wee trip with the dog: We booked this as a bit of a last minute thing, to get away for a few days with the dog. From the minute I booked it, the level of service Jemma offered was brilliant. So happy to help. The cottage was lovely: nice and fresh and even though it was a cottage, there was still lots of space. We were looking for somewhere that allowed pets and the main attraction for booking this cottage was the walled in garden. It was gorgeous. We got very lucky with the weather and ended up taking advantage of the garden for the 3 days we were there and just spent the day lying out. The dog loved it. There was so much space for her to run around, she was in her element.”
    HC & co UK flag
  • “Warm, comfortable and well equiped. The owner gave us a very warm welcome. This was our third visit to this cottage.”
    Roland & family, Powys, Wales Welsh flag
  • “The location allows visiting to all the main attractions easy and the surrounding towns are also easily accessible. Large park opposite is bgreat for kids and dogs. The cottage and grounds are lovely. Very warm and cosy cottage with everything you need and nicely decorated and furnished.”
    Graeme & family, Blyth, Northumberland English flag
  • “After staying in city centres Bank Park Lodge was a welcome change. We loved the huge garden and field with two horses who we fed each day. It is an easy bus trip into Edinburgh and the surrounding area has some great walks and villages. The owner was great and on hand to answer any queries. The cottage is well equipped, spacious and very comfortable.”
    Louise and family, Hobart, Australia Australian flag
  • “Fantastic location for visiting the beaches along the Lothian coast. Garden excellent for the dogs. Welcoming host.”
    Peter, Stokesley, North Yorks, England English flag
  • “Isolated position, lovely gardens, very nice cosy cottage close to the shops all you could need is there. The owner is a charming lady and very helpful. Don't hesitate to book you will not be disappointed.”
    Dave, Stockport, England English flag
  • “Very private, clean cottage with good bus links into Edinburgh: We stayed for 2 nights in July and were very pleased with the accommodation. We were made to feel welcome from the start. The lodge is very private within the grounds of the owner’s house and it is great for children as there is lots of space to run around. The cottage is clean and well kitted out with most things you need and has free wireless broadband which comes in handy to check out bus times into Edinburgh etc. The bus takes around 30–45 minutes to get into the Edinburgh city centre which is fine and Tranent is just off the A1 so is handy for commuting. Would recommend the cottage to anyone who wants a private, clean cottage, close to Edinburgh and the surrounding area.”
    G UK flag
  • “Lovely grounds, comfy cottage, nice and warm and very handy for Edinburgh.”
    Julie, Crewkerne, Somerset, England English flag

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