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Beautifully kitted out safari tents and 2 treehouses of Lochhouses, nestled under trees just a short stroll from a long sandy beach. This dream-like coastal scene is only an hour from Edinburgh, and each tent sleeps 6-8 so plenty of room to share.

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Rooms: 6 tents 5 treehouses: Sleeps 6 to 8
Price:

From £124 per night

Meals: Self-catered. Homemade meals from the farm store are available. Hampers can be pre-ordered.
Open: 1 April to 31 October. Also over Christmas and New Year.
Address: Lochhouses Farm, Tyninghame, , East Lothian, EH42 1XP
Tel: +44(0)1275 395447
 

Why we've chosen Lochhouses Safari Tents and Treehouses

Staying at Lochhouses is the perfect blend of beach house life, farm holiday and countryside escape. The Safari Tents offer a roomy living area, a wood-burning stove with an oven, Belfast sinks with hot and cold running water and real beds keep you in simple comfort. The front porch is your own decking patio, with wicker chairs to lounge in and a wood-burning brazier for cooler evenings.

The treehouses each sleep 5 and are just steps away from the dunes, the beach within easy reach. A mile to the south of the existing safari tent site, these seven cabins share its close proximity to the sandy beach - all are equally lovely, so it doesn’t matter which you book! The amazing 2-metre raised decks give you breathtaking views to the sea and the famous Bass Rock in one direction; behind you is the forest. Below decks, a hammock, love seat and swings are a huge hit with everyone, but especially children.

Climb the steps to find two doubles, one with an extra single bunk above. A mains-powered hot shower and loo complete the first pod. The second, across a covered walkway, holds a beautiful octagonal living area fully kitted out with trademark Belfast sink, log-burning range and all the pots, pans and crockery you could ask for; the yacht-style dining table swings down from the wall and seats five for dinner. This is incredibly fun, but comfortable, even luxurious, family camping - pack your towels, and very little else!

The farm itself is home to lop-eared rabbits, hens, sheep and ducks, and you're more than welcome to muck in. Depending on the season, you'll find a great range of vegetables including Robert & Michele's prize winning potatoes. Things to do: Outdoor & active Lochhouse farm is located in an area abounding with footpaths, trails, beaches, dunes and bridleways. The vicinity can be explored on foot, by bikes hired from the farm or on horse or pony from the next-door neighbours' trekking centre. Nearby is the family friendly East Links Family Park which includes a Thomas the Tank Engine railway. Bass Rock is an extinct volcano home to a rock gannet colony, with boat trips available. East Lothian’s premier fishery is just down the road. History & culture The perfect base for an unforgettable Fringe Festival and Hogmanay with Edinburgh easily accessible. Rosslyn chapel, made famous by The Da Vince Code is also close, plus many more sites of interest. This is a place lovingly created by Michele Rennie and selected by Canopy & Stars

Why is this a greener holiday?

Firstly, to truly minimise the environmental impact, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport, either from Dunbar Station (on the main East coast line and a 10 minute ride by taxi) or from train Edinburgh Waverly Station (Scotrail service) on the North Berwick line (also a 10 minute taxi ride from the station). Additionally, a wide range of local food is available for guests: at the local shop, a converted fishing boat at the corner of the camp, there is often pheasant, duck or venison from the woods or crab and lobster from the sea just in front of the tents, as well as locally grown potatoes, turnips and leeks. In autumn, there is opportunity to pick blackberries and wild raspberries to make puddings or jams.

Top Eco Features at Lochhouses

 
  • Heating & cooking from efficient wood burning stove

  • Showers and compost loos are private for each tent

  • Home grown seasonal veg, free range eggs & locally sourced food

  • Lochhouses is an arable farm that provides diverse habitats for wildlife

  • Arrive by horse & have your horses stabled

  • Everything you could possibly need within walking distance

 

Location

Lochhouses Treehouses & Safari Tents, Lothian, Scotland
Nearest train station: Dunbar Station or North Berwick Station

Directions from station:
Either to Dunbar Station which is on the main East coast line and is only 10 minutes by taxi from the farm or take a train from Edinburgh Waverly Station (Scotrail service) on the North Berwick line. North Berwick station is only 10 minutes away by taxi too.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.