Self Catering Holiday Accommodation in Luffness, East Lothian, Scotland
Ever wanted to stay in a castle or play a round of golf on Scotland’s famous golf courses?
Visit Luffness Castle Estate today!
Welcome to Luffness Castle Estate
We offer 2 beautiful self-catering holiday accommodations, at competitive prices. 1 being Luffness Castle Wing, which sleeps 3/4 people, with one twin room and one single room, with extra bed options. The castle cottage, built in the medieval wall of the castle, looks out over Aberlady Bay. It sleeps six people with options for extra beds. It has three double bedrooms and three bathrooms, both have private onsite parking.
We are lucky to be in a golfer’s paradise, surrounded by many East Lothian golf courses, such as Longniddry. Craigielaw, Kilspindie, Luffness New, Gullane 123, Muirfield, Renaissance, Archerfield 1 & 2, North Berwick.
We are situated on the A198, between Aberlady and Gullane, 46km from Edinburgh Airport.
Luffness Castle Estate is surrounded by many attractive villages, the area offers access to many outdoor activities, such as golfing, hiking, siteseeing. Aberlady itself, has a bird watching resource centre, and the Luffness Estate is situated on Aberlady Bay with a nature reserve. The nearby town of North Berwick offers many attractions like the Scottish Seabird Centre, and the East Coast has some interesting ruins to visit, such as Dirleton Castle and Tantallon Castle.
Luffness is one of the oldest inhabited houses in Scotland. The oldest stonework probably dates from the late eleventh or early twelfth century. Before then it was a Norse camp, all buildings being wooden. There are three Norsemen buried in the hall.
From the time of the earliest stone building, over the centuries, Luffness continued to be enlarged. In the sixteenth century it had become a large castle which played an important part in the war with England known as the ‘rough wooing’. In 1550 it was defortified as one of the conditions of the peace treaty with England. The remains of the large castle survive as earthworks showing its size. It was converted to a country house by the Hepburns, the family of Bothwell, third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots.
From the Hepburns Luffness passed to the family Durham, who sold it to Lord Hopetoun in 1739. In 1817 it passed to General Sir Alexander Hope, a younger brother of the then Lord Hopetoun. The present occupier is Sir Alexander’s direct descendant.
Luffness has been in the Hope family for over 300 years and is surrounded by lovely walks and beautiful beaches. We are 30 minutes drive from Edinburgh. There are good restaurants in the area which offer many culinary delights. Great pubs in the area for a quiet drink and often live music. For an unmatched holidaying experience with your close ones, book a stay at Luffness Castle Estate today!
We look forward to welcoming our guests and do everything in our capacity to make their stay as comfortable as possible.
Why choose us?
- Holiday cottages
- Open all year
- Pets welcome
- Self-catering holiday accommodation
- Free parking
- Children friendly
- Local golf courses nearby
- Local restaurants nearby
- Private dining option
- Historical sites nearby
- Nature reserve
- Nearby beach
- Local hiking routes
- Local fishing spots nearby
- Local archery company nearby
- Local outdoor activities nearby
- 30 minute drive from Edinburgh