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Better than I could have imagined. If you are looking to get away from it all, then this place is for you. No neighbours, except animals, but lots of quiet and comfort. Not far from the sea and only a ten minute drive to the next grocery store. Absolutely recommended.



Cosy, compact and well equipped with everything you might need. Our hosts were communicative and helpful throughout. The lodge is within easy driving distance of the coast and set in very picturesque borders countryside. Highly recommended.


Absolutely perfect for a quiet and relaxing weekend away from the city. Very comfortable and cosy with the most amazing views. Highly recommended!


Had a lovely week in this very peaceful location listening to the birds. A beautiful, clean, well equipped little cottage, perfect needs nothing.  Hosts nearby but not intrusive.  Hope to stay here again in the future.  Lots of places to visit both seaside and country.  Thank you for the eggs , milk and wine.

Doreen and Andrew, Leicester

The Lammermuir Festival was born of a conviction that historic architecture and beautiful landscape can provide an inspiring environment in which to experience great music and music-making.

Building on a tradition of concerts in Haddington’s great mediaeval parish church of St Mary, the festival was established to bring musicians, local people and visitors together in celebration of music in towns and villages across the county. There is a wealth of evocative buildings to return to each year, but we are always seeking out unexpected new places for music.

The programme encompasses music large and small, from the splendour of a symphony orchestra to the sound of a single violin. Among the musicians invited are famous, established names and young, rising stars. The festival has a close and enduring relationship with some of Scotland’s internationally acclaimed ensembles, including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Dunedin Consort, the Hebrides Ensemble and the National Youth Choir of Scotland. Music has the power to enhance, sometimes even to change, people’s lives. The Lammermuir Festival is for the people of East Lothian and for those who come to discover and share the magic of beautiful music in this beautiful place.

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The Edinburgh Mela is Scotland’s biggest and best celebration of world music and dance. The Mela seeks to embrace all its diverse communities and cultures, providing a showcase and development opportunities for artists from within those groups, working alongside artists of national and international stature. For twenty years Edinburgh Mela has been bringing outstanding world music and gorgeous international dance to Scotland’s capital city, in a joyous carnival of colour, rhythm, community celebration… and delicious food. The Mela attracts thousands of people of all ages to the beautiful green space of Leith Links, in north east Edinburgh, to enjoy an atmosphere of fun and diversity.

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Established in 1947, the Edinburgh International Film Festival is world renowned for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema – and for heralding and debating changes in global filmmaking. Intimate in its scale, ambitious in its scope, and fuelled by pure passion for cinema in all its manifestations, EIFF seeks to spotlight the most exciting and innovative new film talent, in a setting steeped in history.

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Every August, the Edinburgh International Festival transforms one of the world’s most beautiful cities, presenting three exhilarating weeks of the finest creators and performers from the worlds of the arts – for everyone.

Edinburgh’s six major theatres and concert halls, a few smaller venues and often some unconventional ones too, come alive with the best music, theatre, opera and dance from around the globe.

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Lovely place, very peaceful, great for a weekend retreat

Joanna, Canterbury

Had a lovely relaxing stay in this exquisite little cottage. Secluded, quite and completely private yet only  minutes from the A1 giving easy access to both Edinburgh and Newcastle.   The garden is simply delightful.  The perfect sun trap in the early evening and the ideal place to enjoy a glass of wine as you watch the sun go down.

Mhorag and Murdo, Aviemore