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The Old Farmhouse

The Old Farmhouse

Redshill Farm, Gifford


EH41 4JN

East Lothian


Price Range: £30 - £50

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Gill Tait

Phone: +44 (0)7971 115848

In 1850 , the building was converted into a cart shed when the present Farmhouse was built.
Recently restored from a run down state this tastefully designed building is now the home of Ian and Gill Tait who run the farm with their son. Redshill is mainly arable, growing barley for malting. There are also some sheep grazing on the permanent pasture.

The Old Farmhouse, at Redshill Farm is a recently restored building, which dates back to the early 19th Century. The house is adjacent to a working arable farm, with extensive views of the Forth and the Lammermuir Hills. The dining room looks over a lovely courtyard to the front of the building, whilst to the rear the lounge overlooks a secluded patio area, with a rockery and a lawned area

Tastefully decorated guest rooms, all en-suite with tea/coffee trays and TV/DVD players. Ideally situated 1mile from the conservation village of Gifford , only 6 mile from the historic market town of Haddington and also within easy reach of Scotland’s’ wonderful capital, Edinburgh.

The surrounding area provides a wealth of attractions to suit all tastes, rural walks, magnificent coastlines and beaches as well as historic attractions, and even a working distillery. There are many golf courses to choose from including a 9 hole course within easy walking distance.

A buffet style breakfast is supplied using locally produced ingredients wherever possible.

We also have a self catering two bedroom cottage available, which has recently been renovated to a high standard STB 3 star. The cottage has magnificent views over the Lammermuir Hills


Things to see and do in East Lothian

Dirleton Castle
Dirleton Castle

The village of Dirleton lies two miles west of North Berwick. Set within it and contained by an estate wall is a magnificent garden which the Guinness Book of Records certifies as home to the world's longest herbaceous border. There is more to Dirleton Gardens than meets the eye. Viewed from the village you can see it contains an attractive domed dovecote. And from some angles you can also catch glimpses of a more substantial structure hiding amongst the trees. But it takes active exploration to uncover the real secret of Dirleton Gardens. As you make your way through the trees you suddenly find yourself confronted by a remarkable edifice. Dirleton Castle comes into view, perched proudly on a rocky outcrop as improbable as it is impressive. Your first feeling is that this has to be a fanciful ornament placed here by the designer of the garden as an attractive and ruinous folly. It isn't: what you stumble across in Dirleton Gardens is one of the very best castles in Scotland. If you like gardens, all the better. But even if you don't, this is still an absolutely must-visit castle: fascinating and beautiful, and far more complex than it at first appears.

Dunbar Golf Club
Dunbar Golf Club

Dunbar East Links is situated on the estuary of the Firth of Forthc – a mixture inland turf and links on a slither of land along the coast. The Old Deer Park wall spans the course, the ninth features the Barns Ness lighthouse and a ruined building known as The Vaults borders the 14th green. The closing stretch follows the beach. Oliver Cromwell's army camped there before the Battle of Dunbar in 1650 and a form of golf was first played there shortly afterwards and the Dunbar Golfing Society was formed in 1794. The original 15 holes were designed by Old Tom Morris with an additional three holes added in 1880. The course measures 6426 yards S.S.S. 71 and has hosted many tournaments including the Scottish Amateur Championship, Scottish Professional and the Scottish Boys' Championship.

Glenkinchie Distillery
Glenkinchie Distillery

The home of 'The Edinburgh Malt' is located in the rolling farmland of East Lothian and houses an excellent exhibition in the listed red brick buildings. Come and visit the distillery and experience a Taste of Scotland. Your visit begins with an excellent exhibition which is situated on the Old Malting Floors. You will then be met by your guide and taken out on tour round the production area of the distillery where you will learn how to make the water of life. To finish your tour you are welcomed into the bar for a dram of Glenkinchie 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky.

Hailes Castle
Hailes Castle

A beautifully sited ruin incorporating a fortified manor of 13th century date, extended in the 14th and 15th centuries. There are two vaulted pit-prisons.

John Muirs Birthplace
John Muirs Birthplace

John Muir's life and work has inspired people all over the world. Now the Dunbar birthplace of the pioneering conservationist has been transformed into a new visitor attraction. The stunning interpretative centre highlights the work and achievements of this remarkable man. Born in Dunbar in 1838, John Muir emigrated with his parents to the United States where he campaigned for the preservation of natural environments through his work as an environmentalist, geologist and botanist.

Lennoxlove House
Lennoxlove House

We invite you to enjoy our hospitality in this exceptional and historically significant House just 20 miles from Edinburgh. Lennoxlove House is perfect for a short break, a wedding reception, a corporate event, a golfing weekend or even as a retreat to simply get away from it all and spend some time together catching up with friends and family. The luxurious, private accommodation, which has 11 bedrooms for you and your guests to enjoy, blends state-of-the-art facilities with centuries old architectural features. Coupled with interior design courtesy of John Fowler of Colefax and Fowler, your very own butler's pantry and helicopter landing facilities are just some of the touches that make Lennoxlove House one of the most exclusive and unique places in which you will ever stay in Scotland.

North Berwick Golf Club
North Berwick Golf Club

I would like to welcome you to The North Berwick Golf Club and to our website. I hope you find these pages helpful and informative. At North Berwick we take pride in providing the best of tradition and hospitality together with a unique golfing challenge. Our course is a true Links, like St. Andrews, starting in the town and stretching along the shores of the Firth of Forth returning to its origins. Take time to appreciate stunning views over beaches and islands to the hills of Fife as you enjoy a course which features the best of traditional links design. A design created by nature.

Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum
Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum

Prestongrange is a site of major importance in the story of Scotland's Industrial Revolution.It was the location of a sixteenth century harbour, a seventeenth century glass works, eighteenth and nineteenth century potteries and a nineteenth/twentieth century coal mine and brick works. Remnants of these former industries can still be seen, and many of the structures are still intact including the rare Hoffman Kiln built in 1937 and the Cornish Beam Engine, unique in Scotland as it the only beam engine still on the site where it worked.

Scottish Seabird Centre
Scottish Seabird Centre

In a stunning location overlooking the sea and sandy beaches of North Berwick, you'll enjoy a great day out at the award-winning 5 Star Scottish Seabird Centre! With its exciting Discovery Centre and amazing live cameras, boat trips, Gift Shop and Cafe with open decking over the sea, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Tantallon Castle
Tantallon Castle

A formidable stronghold set atop cliffs on the Firth of Forth, Tantallon Castle was the seat of the Douglas Earls of Angus, one of the most powerful baronial families in Scotland. Tantallon served as a noble fortification for more than three centuries and endured three sieges. Visitors can enjoy wild flowers in season and touch the replica cannon. Refreshments are available in the visitor centre.

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