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1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

The cottage is a quirky place to relax and unwind. It still has the original oven doors which were used when it was a bakery.

The space

The Old Bakehouse is situated in the beautiful conservation village of Garvald in East Lothian. It offers sanctuary to anyone who wants to “get away from it all”. This cosy cottage has all the comfort that you would expect from a holiday home but is slightly quirky too! The accommodation is reached via the owners courtyard garden.
Set in amazing countryside,with beautiful beaches and popular golf courses close by, The Old Bakehouse would suit golfers, walkers, cyclists or folk who just want to chill for a while.
Golf courses close by include Muirfield, North Berwick, Gullane and Royal Musselburgh.

Accommodation comprises of a living room / kitchen / dining room and wet room, on the ground floor and a sleeping loft upstairs.

Living Room
This room has underfloor heating, free wi-fi, TV with I-Pod dock, DVD, and a selection of DVD’s to borrow. There is a bed settee for extra guests.

The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric cooker with oven, microwave oven, and fridge with a small freezer compartment. There is a dining table, which seats two. There is also an iron with mini ironing board. The kitchen has under floor heating.

Sleeping Loft
We have taken great care with this room to create a haven of peace and calm. There are two windows, which offer lots of natural light, and the walls have been painted white to maximise the feeling of space and calm. There is a fabulously comfortable king-sized bed.

*Please note that you cannot stand up in this room. The bedroom is accessed by means of a feature “floating staircase”, and because of these two points this accommodation might not be suitable for some people. *

There is a “wet-room” style bathroom with WC, wash hand basin and electric shower.

Outside Area
Guests have sole use of a decked area where they can relax and enjoy being outside.

*There is no public transport. Your own transport is essential.*
We are about 26 miles from Edinburgh and it could take about 35 minutes by car to get there.
There is a good bus service from Haddington, and Park and Ride from Wallyford and Newcraighall.
The nearest train station is in Dunbar, about 10 miles away and there is a taxi service from both Haddington and Dunbar.

There is a pub just a 5 minute walk along the road, where you can get a lovely meal.
*Not open on a Monday and closes at 6pm on a Sunday*.

A welcome basket of bread, butter and jam, and tea, coffee, milk and sugar is provided.

Interaction with guests

I live next door to The Old Bakehouse, so am on hand if there are any problems. I am very discreet and will totally respect your privacy, but you are more than welcome to come and have a chat!

Other things to note

Please note that for stays of 28 days or more, an additional charge of between £3 and £5 per day will be charged for electricity. Calculated and paid for weekly.

There is no mobile phone service in the village, but you can take a 5 minute walk up the hill where you can pick up texts.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 27 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 18%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Please do not smoke in the cottage.
Please do not allow dogs on the furniture or upstairs.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

114 Reviews

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David User Profile
August 2017
Lovely little cottage and the welcome pack off home made bread butter jam an d milk was much appreciated

Kerri User Profile
July 2017
Sylvia's wee bakehouse is beautiful and the perfect place for a break from real life. It's small but perfectly formed and has everything you need. Whilst Garvald isn't exactly bursting at the seams with things to do - there's just the pub and a couple of really pretty walking routes - it's a perfect hub for travel to North Berwick, Haddington and a variety of little villages around East Lothian. Sylvia is a lovely host - we especially liked the fresh bread when we arrived, her directions and description of the house are bang on and even the cat and dog are super friendly. We wouldn't hesitate to book again or to recommend to anyone fancying a quiet couple of days away. If you're heading down definitely visit North Berwick - it's a beautiful seaside town you would be a fool to miss.

Kelly User Profile
July 2017
Sylvia's home was absolutely precious! She welcomed us with fresh warm bread, along with butter and jam. She was so friendly and had great communication throughout our stay. The house itself was so cozy, clean and cute. The pictures don't do it justice! The bed is super comfy, and there is a restaurant just down the road if you don't feel like venturing out! Loved this Airbnb!

Chrissy User Profile
July 2017
What a lovely, perfect little cottage. We absolutely adored all of the character and charm of the cottage and the village! And Sylvia was just lovely. The fresh bread and jam was wonderful. Definitely hope to return for longer!

Scott User Profile
July 2017
We love the little village Sylvia's cottage is located in. The place is really cosy and we liked the unusual bedroom.

Yan User Profile
June 2017
It is indeed an old bakehouse, warm welcome from the host, had everything you need.

Pat Rick User Profile
June 2017
Great place! Would definitely go back!

Edinburgh, United KingdomJoined in July 2013
Sylvia User Profile

Friendly and Fun!!
As well as running The Old Bakehouse, I am an upholsterer working on private commissions for clients. I am also an upholstery tutor at a local Arts and Craft centre.
In my "youth" I traveled extensively and still like to get away now and again to visit new places and meet new people.

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