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We currently have a newly built chalet available for rent.

Pictures and description to follow soon.

Please write to admin@pishwanton.com for further information or if you would like to book a place.



What you can do in this area:

  • Golf.
  • Bird-watching.
  • Horse riding.
  • Hill walking.
  • Canoeing.
  • Rowing.
  • Surf.


Ideal for

Lennoxlove (6.9miles)Glenkinchie Distillery (8.3miles), Museum of Flight (10.8 miles), Markle Fisheries (11.6miles), Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot(12.3 miles), Myreton Motor Museum (12.5 miles), East Links Family Park (14.5 miles), Scottish Seabird Centre (15.8miles).

Nearby golf clubs

Gifford Golf Club (2.4 miles), Castle Park Golf Club (1.1miles)Haddington Golf Club (7.1miles), Longniddry Golf Club (13.4 miles), Luffness New Golf Club(13.8 miles), Craigielaw Golf Club (13.5 miles), Kilspindie Golf Club (13.0 miles), Gullane Golf Club (14.7 miles).


In forty minutes along the Gifford water you may reach Yester castle, built for Sir Hugo Gifford in 1267.

He was reputed to be a wizard and the remains of the castle “the Goblin Ha” has leant its name both to the “Hobgoblin Hall in Sir Walter Scott’s ‘Marmion’ and to the well known hostelry ‘The Goblin Ha’ in Gifford Main Street.

Nearby hikes

Somewhat more elevated is the summit ofheader-450 Lammer Law, a good two hour hike, offering splendid views over East Lothian to the Firth of Forth and the Highlands beyond to the North and the Borders Hills dominated by the Cheviots to the south.


The village of Gifford

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Visiting East Lothian


With over 40 miles of stunning coastline, golden beaches, rolling countryside, award-winning attractions, excellent food & drink and the world’s finest links golf courses, we have the best of Scotland! It may feel like a million miles away, but it’s only 45 minutes from Edinburgh (Please click here to find out more in Visit East Lothian website). 

Note: Please bear in mind that we are based in a quiet rural area, therefore most of the tourist highlights outlined in this section are only accessible by car.  If you have the budget we highly recommend hiring a car or a bicylce to explore the area. There are some local buses but most of them are difficult to schedule for a single day trip.

  • You can see more pictures in this video published by Visit East Lothian  (click here).
  • East Lothian combines the best of Scotland in miniature! Please see this video published by Visit East Lothian (click here).
  • East Lothian has many options to explore its wildlife. Please find out more in  Visit Scotland Website(click here).









Visiting The Scottish Borders

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Source: Visit The Scottish Borders Website
Source: Visit The Scottish Borders Website

From walking and mountain biking to golfing and fishing, enjoy a range of outdoor pursuits and explore the region’s inspiring countryside and charming towns and villages.

Fall under the spell of the beauty and enthralling history of the Scottish Borders.

Source: Visit the Scottish Borders Website
Source: Visit the Scottish Borders Website

Discover a gentler pace of life amid the sweeping valleys, emerald forests and heather-clad moorlands of this outstanding part of the world.

With exc100919_lammermuir_dunedin_5092-150x150ellent local food and drink, a range of outdoor pursuits and a flourishing cultural scene, the Scottish Borders will captivate you from the moment you arrive.

Please note that you will need a car to visit these locations. Driving distances might take approximately from about 30 minutes to 1.30 hours. 
Source: Visit The Scottish Borders Website
Source: Visit The Scottish Borders Website

Find out more in Visit Scotland official site (click here).




  • See more pictures in this video published by Visit Scotland (by clicking here).
  • See more of our beautiful landscape in this video published by Visit Scotland (by clicking here).