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Denis Duncan House, Dirleton, Scotland

Traditional Scottish comfort and conservation on the glorious Firth of Forth.

Bedrooms Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)Bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
Location, location, location!
Denis Duncan House – on the glorious Firth of Forth

Denis Duncan House is a disability cottage situated in the lovely conservation village of Dirleton. The village is situated on the Firth of Forth, between the Scottish capital of Edinburgh and the pretty coastal town of North Berwick.

The cottage sleeps six people in total, two with disabilities. It is very spacious and has plenty of room for disabled people and their families or carers to spend quality time together (see plan).

The disabled suite is extremely well equipped with two profiling beds, and an overhead hoist to the en-suite bathroom. The bathroom has a height adjustable wash basin and Clos-o-Mat toilet, a hi-lo bath, and a full size wheel-in shower. (Click here for a list of all facilities). The very sizeable kitchen, with a convenient height adjustable hob top and sink, has everything you need to feel comfortable and at home. Upstairs there are two twin bedded rooms, a bathroom, and second sitting room for the family or carers.

The substantial downstairs sitting room leads into a comfortable conservatory from which you can see the local wildlife – deer, pheasant, squirrels, many garden birds, and even the occasional hedgehog. The large garden backs on to the famous Archerfield golf course.

Denis Duncan House overlooks one of the village greens and is also in sight of the famous ruined medieval castle. Nearby you can visit the coastal town of North Berwick which has a beach and seabird centre, as well as shops, restaurants, and pubs. (Click here for ‘Things to do and places to visit’ during your stay).

Floor plan for Denis Duncan House
Local Nursing and Care Information (Denis Duncan House)
Agency Care

Mears Group (formerly Care UK)
Tel: 0800 121 6525 or 0333 4343113

Hilton Nursing and Homecare Agency
60 Court Street, Haddington EH41 3AF
Tel: 01620 826300 Fax: 01620 822407

Mayfair Specialist Nurses
113 – 115 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JN
Tel: 0131 2255018 Fax: 0871 873 3326

Bluebird Care (East & Midlothian)
Director: Katie Lambert
Tel: 0131 660 6610 Fax: 0131 450 7107

If you have Internet access you will find a comprehensive list of care agencies at:

General Information


Scotland's National Disability Information Service provides a comprehensive package of disability information, resources and other supporting services. Tel: 0300 323 9961 Website:

Doctor’s Surgery (NHS)

North Berwick Health Centre
54 St Baldreds Road North Berwick East Lothian EH39 4PU
Tel: 01620 - 893 263


Emergencies or unforeseen medical needs will be dealt with by the North Berwick surgery (see above).

Note: All of the details have been checked and are correct as of 16/10/2018. Arrangements with agencies are the responsibility of the holidaymaker. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Things to do in the area
Location Website Distance
Edinburgh 22 miles
  Princes Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Art Galleries, Holyrood Palace and lots of shops, restaurants, cafés etc.
North Berwick – Seaside and Harbour Town, Scottish Seabird Centre 3 miles
  Boat trips round Bass Rock, Galleries, shops and restaurants.
Tantallon Castle
Tel: 01620 892727 5 miles
Dirleton Castle – 12th Century fortified castle 0.25 miles
Dirleton Church – 16th Century   200 yards
Museum of Flight 7 miles
Lennoxlove House 8 miles
Dirleton Beach & *Fidra Island   1.5 miles
  *Inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island”  
Open Arms Hotel, Dirleton 0.5 miles
Castle Inn, Dirleton 0.25 miles
Archerfield Golf Club 0.5 miles
Try a Beach Wheelchair?  

Our holiday weeks run from Thursday to Thursday only. The prices quoted are for the whole property for the week and include everything except towels which you can either bring with you or hire at the time of booking.

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It is with regret that we have to announce that The Lin Berwick Trust will be closing down on 31 December 2021. However, the good news is that we are in the process of transferring the ownership of all three of our houses to new charities who will continue to provide holidays for the disabled.